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Old 09.29.2017, 08:28 AM   #50141
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No, I was being sarcastic indeed! Just not a ding dong! ...Look, eventually I'll explain my philosophy to ya.

I got it. Felt very obvious that you were being sarcastic to me, but I also felt that you werenít being mean-spirited, which is cool.

ďBlueĒ is a great album too. Obviously.
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Old 09.29.2017, 08:32 AM   #50142
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giving Thurston Moore's "The Best Day" a listen

You know what, that one really has some kick to it. Whenever I put it on Iím glad I did. Itís layered and pretty and satisfying, and manages to sound kind of adjacent to some of the more tuneful, late period Sonic Youth material without sounding like ďSY minus...Ē if that makes any sense.
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Old 09.29.2017, 09:03 AM   #50143
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Some music I've been listening to in the past week or so.

Good Area - Cubic Zirconia / Bad Karlshafen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezAwgqgQ_XA

Grant Hart (RIP) - The Argument
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSYMRorWJOU

Mike Cooper/Derek Hall - Out of the Shades
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbqVu17Hxhg

Eugenio Miccini - Concerti di Poesia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPpoxFJKN4

Sun Ra - Other Voices, Other Blues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5xcddbDuvk

Chrome - Techromancy
https://chromemusic.bandcamp.com/album/techromancy
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Old 09.29.2017, 09:28 AM   #50144
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Jar Of Flies
1994, I was liked how Alice In Chains would pump out these mini-albums between bigger releases. And I feel like they tended to be a bit more daring on them (for better or worse). But this one is interesting in that it was basically an album of acoustic tracks that the band recorded in a single week session. "Rotten Apple" is a super moody dirge that goes on for seven minutes, and "Whale & Wasp" is a rather creepy instrumental. The two big singles here - "I Stay Away" and "No Excuses" are solid, and totally sound like slower, more mellow versions of the heavier prototypical Alice In Chains. The closer "Swing On This" kind of fucks things up for me, as its upbeat country tone just feels out of place and feels like it ends things on a bum note. But overall I like what the band did here. It's kind of low stakes deal and a bit outside of the comfort zone of the sound of their proper albums. It's also a brisk half-hour which can be refreshing.
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Old 09.29.2017, 02:40 PM   #50145
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giving Thurston Moore's "The Best Day" a listen

Back in the, well, day, I made the following cover:

 


A play, of course, on

 


which had come out the previous year. I don't think anybody gave much of a crap about my work, though. I still find it pretty bitchen myself.
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Old 09.29.2017, 02:45 PM   #50146
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I don't remember seeing that one, soup. I like it haha.
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Old 09.29.2017, 05:05 PM   #50147
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You know what, that one really has some kick to it. Whenever I put it on Iím glad I did. Itís layered and pretty and satisfying, and manages to sound kind of adjacent to some of the more tuneful, late period Sonic Youth material without sounding like ďSY minus...Ē if that makes any sense.

Yeah it seems to have a lot of SY sound in it especially Forevermore & Germs Burn. Not coincidentally two of my favourite songs off the album.

Is it too much to hope SY will get back together?
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Old 09.29.2017, 05:15 PM   #50148
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Is it too much to hope SY will get back together?

It's beyond too much, son! The best you can hope for is that if they get inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame (itself highly dubious, not that I care) all four members will show the fuck up!
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Old 09.29.2017, 06:04 PM   #50149
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Old 09.29.2017, 08:40 PM   #50150
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Old 09.29.2017, 10:44 PM   #50151
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Back in the, well, day, I made the following cover:

 


A play, of course, on

 


which had come out the previous year. I don't think anybody gave much of a crap about my work, though. I still find it pretty bitchen myself.

Dude, I think about this EVERY TIME I think about the album. Either album. I didnít realize you had made the graphic, but hats off to you sir.

Like, I was thinking about this when I posted that comment about The Best Day earlier today. No fucking kidding.
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Old 09.29.2017, 10:46 PM   #50152
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Dude, I think about this EVERY TIME I think about the album. Either album. I didnít realize you had made the graphic, but hats off to you sir.

Like, I was thinking about this when I posted that comment about The Best Day earlier today. No fucking kidding.

Holy Molly Parker Posey!
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Well excuuuuuuse meee...
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Old 09.30.2017, 12:03 PM   #50155
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I almost made a joke about Parker Posey’s... ahem... holes. You probably get the gist. Stopped myself, but still wanted to admit it.

 
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Old 10.02.2017, 03:49 PM   #50156
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Evol
1986, I've long called Evol my favorite album. I mean my favorite album of all time. My one desert island disc if you will. There's something about it - everything really. That cover art. The liner notes. Even the title. Evol is violently beautiful, right from the opening of "Tom Violence." It is immediately clear - or at least within seconds - that this new lineup with Steve Shelley on drums has gelled into something perfect. The material here is just as intense and visceral as on previous records, but there's something just gorgeous and lulling about a lot of the songs here. Maybe it's that explorations of love are buried here under much of the noise. The droniness of aforementioned "Tom Violence," or the plinky percussive strings on "Shadow Of A Doubt" with its whispered Kim vocal balance out the rushing almost-pop of "Starpower," grotesque storytelling of "In The Kingdom #19" or the thrillingly horrifying "Marilyn Moore." Later on Kim delivers a narrative over stray piano on "Secret Girls" and eventually the whole thing is wrapped up with what is one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded: "Expressway To Yr Skull." This is one of those records where every track could be my favorite. Strangely the CD version has always tacked on the bonus track "Bubblegum" which just doesn't fit well with everything that preceded it in my opinion. But that's a pretty minor complaint about the best album ever recorded.

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Sister
1987, There's always been this certain tone I've gotten from Sister that I'm not quite sure how to describe. It's way less warm than Evol. It's darker. And the guitar notes feel like knives. It feels more akin to Confusion or Bad Moon than Evol, but is clearly written by the same band that created that record. But this one opens with "Schizophrenia," a song about insanity which certainly starts things on a different foot. While certainly there are mellow moments here like on "Beauty Lies In The Eye," or the absolutely beautiful "Cotton Crown," for the most part Sister just fucking rocks. "Catholic Block," "Stereo Sanctity," "Tuff Gnarl"... these are some songs made up of pure energy. "Pacific Coast Highway" feels like the one true throwback to the nightmares of Bad Moon and Evol. Sister is really kind of a weird record. It takes some strange chances and yet none of them feel super daring - even the cover of "Hot Wire My Heart" somehow fits here cohesively. Maybe even weirder is that the version of "Master-Dik" included as a bonus track on the CD release manages to make some sort of sense on this album even with its goofy rapping. In that sense Sister may well be the most interesting record that Sonic Youth created in this era.
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Old 10.02.2017, 05:18 PM   #50157
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Dude, no one likes your shitty taste in music. Sonic Youth? They had a minor hit or two back in the 90s. Who gives a fuck?
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Old 10.02.2017, 06:45 PM   #50160
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I feel that Sister is, like, empirically better than Evol. Factually better. Better in every way. But I superlove Evol.

Evol and Bad Moon go together real well in my opinion. Excellent transition from one sound to another, but I feel like Evol was slightly more transitional than Sister, which felt like the natural completion of the early era of the band.

Daydream is a universe unto itself, but Sister is the peak pre-Daydream album, and my personal favorite SY album (even though it’s not the best, because Daydream is the best).
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