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Old 08-03-2017, 09:28 AM
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The only Arcade Fire song I've ever really liked is "No Cars Go", so I'm not exactly the right person to judge, but a cursory listen of the new album sounds like a group of people trying to mimic some late 80s and early 90s David Bowie and being quite bad at it.
I was never really into no cars go actually, but I did like several of neon bible's songs.

Hey did you know that no cars go turns 10 years old on sunday
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:16 AM
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The single was released ten years ago but a version of the song was on their 2003 EP.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:01 AM
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ah, right, that's where the original is from
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:10 PM
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… trying to mimic some late 80s and early 90s David Bowie and being quite bad at it.
This is the most damning thing I've ever heard.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:12 PM
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Apparently what I look for out of The Arcade Fire, and what literally everyone else who posts here looks for, are entirely different things.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:30 AM
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Spend some time in the Strobelite...

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Old 08-08-2017, 07:23 AM
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:28 AM
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We got a classical guitar remix of the Hang-On theme today on the smooth jazz station:



Also check out this cool relaxing remix of Battletoads:



I'm still a bit more interested in Sonic Mania, though.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:02 PM
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hikaru utada's two hour vacation goes so hard



so does haim's cover of that don't impress me much
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:22 AM
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idt there was a thread about alan vega's passing but his final album was released... well a monthish ago now but better late than never because it's incredible
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:29 PM
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For your consideration.

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Old 08-28-2017, 10:51 AM
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As we were driving to the cottage on Satuday, my girlfriend asked me to put on a song by Cake. I decided to go for one of my old favorites, "Hem of Your Garment". It's really good!



Except! When I started playing it from Apple Music, this wasn't the version of the song that I got! It seems like Cake rereleased some of their albums a few years back and, for some reason that I fail to comprehend, they totally remixed this song. The guitar sounds different, the arrangement has changed and the whole thing just isn't satisfying. What's with the George Lucas treatment? Nobody wants your specialized edition, Cake! The new version doesn't seem to be on YouTube right now, so I can't show it here, but if you have a subscription to a streaming music service then chances are that's the one you'll get if you look it up. Very disappointing, good thing I have the original at home.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:45 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO5xRNQni10

kesha's new album is extremely good and cool but this (Spaceship) is behind a link instead of an embed because of nsfw album cover
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:27 PM
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Im jus gonna leave this here...
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:26 PM
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Except! When I started playing it from Apple Music, this wasn't the version of the song that I got! It seems like Cake rereleased some of their albums a few years back and, for some reason that I fail to comprehend, they totally remixed this song. The guitar sounds different, the arrangement has changed and the whole thing just isn't satisfying. What's with the George Lucas treatment? Nobody wants your specialized edition, Cake!
It wasn't quite that much of an overhaul but Marilyn Manson released a slightly different version of "The Beautiful People" on the Lest We Forget collection that isn't nearly as good as the version on Antichrist Superstar. Specifically, they increased some of the ambient noise and the creepy keyboard sound after each collection of verses, before the pre-chorus, was changed to this kind of electronic wailing and it is god awful.

The new version irks the shit out of me every time I hear it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:36 PM
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:10 PM
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Sonically, Forced Witness is a superb throwback pop record. But while I appreciate Alex Cameron's commitment to the bit, I'm still trying to decide whether ironically having every song being from the PoV of an absolute scumbag heightens or diminishes the album.

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Old 09-17-2017, 01:25 PM
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Yeah I'm right there with you. I've been listening all week and I love the music but it's hard to get behind the sentiment.

Speaking of Cameron, I stumbled upon this today and it's the most amazingly stupid song I've ever heard. Stick around to 2:30 at least, it's mind-meltingly good bad something.

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Old 09-17-2017, 07:56 PM
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I don't even read this thread, but Loki put a gun tweet to my head and told me I should come tell you all that one is kind of amazing. I'd seen the bit from the middle out of context earlier, but somehow the whole thing is even better.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:23 AM
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Sonically, Forced Witness is a superb throwback pop record. But while I appreciate Alex Cameron's commitment to the bit, I'm still trying to decide whether ironically having every song being from the PoV of an absolute scumbag heightens or diminishes the album.
If I were to guess based on his whole shtick, it could be a riff on '80s hits like "Don't You Want Me" that are smooth and catchy, but pretty despicable lyrically.

I've never heard of this guy, that song is pretty great (as is the video).
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:14 PM
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Fuckin...just listen to this.

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Old 10-13-2017, 09:27 AM
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The new St. Vincent album sounds like the culmination of everything she’s been doing since ‘07 or so.

And naturally it sounds like the culmination of everything I want music to be. It’s good.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:38 AM
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The new St. Vincent album sounds like the culmination of everything she’s been doing since ‘07 or so.
It really does! "New York" could be right off her first album, but "Los Ageless" could be off her fourth. It's sort of ironic that it was her previous album to get the self-titled treatment, owing to it "sounding like herself", because MASSEDUCTION has a much better claim.

I've only listened to it a couple times but I'm really liking it.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:20 PM
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Ooh, I have to check that out! Thanks for the heads up.

I heard this on the radio today and loved it. Waltz after Lasse in Lyby by the Danish String Quartet. Lovely and earnest.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:52 AM
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St. Vincent is the Halo of musicians. Very good every time, never blowing my mind.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:39 AM
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I agree there's usually only 1 or 2 songs per album that is truly sticky for me, but they're very good. Also she's one of the few big acts that uses my company's pedals and really uses them like they're meant to be used (to make some really effed up, weird sounds). You have to put the work in to tame them.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:52 AM
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Hounds of Love continues to be excellent and continues to reward the listener as it has done for so many years.
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Old 10-21-2017, 04:23 PM
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The Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile album is like a warm, fuzzy blanket in this cold, effed up world.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:06 PM
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Destroyer's new album is basically: "hey, you know your favorite album from the last decade or so? We took out the Roxy Music and absolutely redlined the New Order."

I'm not sure if it's transcendent, but damn if it isn't exactly my jam.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:11 PM
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New Fever Ray stealth dropped!
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