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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #50 on: 29 Jan 2007, 10:19 »

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14810.0.html

The list for this one is full but the other thread has like five spots open! Go! Quck! Hurry!
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #51 on: 29 Jan 2007, 11:02 »

DK, I'd say a live record is fine(I was thinking about doing one) but a sound track seems a little off to me. It should be just one band, I think. Greatest Hits comps are okay, but really only for bands old enough that their albums only exist on vinyl.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #52 on: 29 Jan 2007, 11:07 »

I say it has to be a studio album.
Maybe a live album, as long as it's a recording of one show.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #53 on: 29 Jan 2007, 11:35 »

I'm uploading the album to Box.net now.

I'll post it when it's finished.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #54 on: 29 Jan 2007, 12:57 »

Right. I'll rummage then  :-D
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #55 on: 29 Jan 2007, 13:25 »

If anybody post any of the albums I have in mind before I do, I will kill you.

Just a friendly heads up, k.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #56 on: 29 Jan 2007, 13:28 »

There's somthing wrong with Box.net. It wont let me upload more then 5 files into the album folder.

So, this may take some time.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #57 on: 29 Jan 2007, 13:37 »

I'm officially dropping out.  Fill my spot.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #58 on: 29 Jan 2007, 13:55 »

There's somthing wrong with Box.net. It wont let me upload more then 5 files into the album folder.

So, this may take some time.


Dude, cmon, I gave you links. Go to www.sendspace.com, or www.senduit.com, or www.rapidshare.com, etc.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #59 on: 29 Jan 2007, 14:07 »

box.net has this certain cool factor that none of those other things have kieffer.
get used to it!
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #60 on: 29 Jan 2007, 14:18 »

The link Box gave me to shrae was empty, so fuck it.

I'm uploading the album now to rapidshare, unless you want to go ahead and upload yours, kieff.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #61 on: 29 Jan 2007, 17:48 »

Okay since Mistreatur doesn't have his up, and I've got this link all ready to go, I'm gonna throw this up real quick.

ROUND ONE

Dr. Dog- We All Belong.

login://www.sendspace.com/file/bmlad6
Hxxp://www.mediafire.com/?2mabkoxkzgw

Make sure you copy/paste the url without the login part, so we don't give sendspace direct traffic. The mediafire one will probably be well faster.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #62 on: 29 Jan 2007, 20:56 »

This download is taking goddamn forever.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #63 on: 29 Jan 2007, 20:59 »

Yeah it took pretty long.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #64 on: 29 Jan 2007, 21:17 »

Sendspace is shitty, dudes, I am sorry.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #65 on: 29 Jan 2007, 21:41 »

I like it so far. It kind of reminds me of Islands' Return To The Sea but a little less of a jumble. I'll talk more about it when I've heard it all.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #66 on: 29 Jan 2007, 22:42 »

I'm sorry I didnt get the link up on time, guys. I had to restart the upload several times because of various computer probalms.

After the first listen of Dr. Dog's We All Belong:

Well, it sounds like a fusion of 60's pop and DIY indie, which is a rather original mix. The music itself is cute. No, it's fun, and well written. I had a great time listening to it. But after the first listen it doesnt seem like somthing I'd like to spend my money on or pick over other albums. I am going to give a few more spins later to see if I still feel the same way about it.

I really liked the songs Old News, We All Belong and especially Die Die Die.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #67 on: 30 Jan 2007, 13:40 »

We should set up some kind of system where if a person recommends an album which he/she thinks not too many others have already heard, but turns out we all have heard it, he/she should get to pick a new album.

Say, once the album's uploaded, if 8+ of the club members have already heard it, a new album should be uploaded within a day. Or, the person can just skip his or her turn and go after the next member in line: chinese line-cut style.

For one of my biggest fears is picking Ziggy Stardust or something and getting kicked out of the club  :cry:
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #68 on: 30 Jan 2007, 14:33 »

I have it downloaded now, but haven't had a chance to listen, as i have spent the last hour and a half howling in a fit of rage, watching CSI in a sulk, then fixing firefox.

i will stick it on my mp3 player and have a good listen tomorrow
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #69 on: 30 Jan 2007, 17:50 »

I'm sorry I didnt get the link up on time, guys. I had to restart the upload several times because of various computer probalms.

After the first listen of Dr. Dog's We All Belong:

Well, it sounds like a fusion of 60's pop and DIY indie, which is a rather original mix. The music itself is cute. No, it's fun, and well written. I had a great time listening to it. But after the first listen it doesnt seem like somthing I'd like to spend my money on or pick over other albums. I am going to give a few more spins later to see if I still feel the same way about it.

I really liked the songs Old News, We All Belong and especially Die Die Die.

Die Die Die is funny to me, because for the most part I don't really find myself grabbed by the lyrics on this record at all, but that song is one of my favourites too, and I think it's mostly because of the words. Same is true for Alaska, but that also has a lot to do with the Gratefil Dead feel I get from the song.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #70 on: 30 Jan 2007, 18:21 »

I've already told Kieffer this, but this is more of a "background music" type of album instead of something you would actually have to pay attention to. It's not too jarring so that it's unpleasant, so you can play this at a gathering. I like it!
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #71 on: 30 Jan 2007, 18:36 »

I agree with the whole "fusion of 60's pop and DIY indie" it has that whole thing in the sound.

I was thinking I might write a track by track breakdown but lets see how far that goes.

The first track "My Old Ways"
Something about the opening of this song, just makes me think old christmas music. It seems like theyve filled every second of this song with some sort of noise, the double tracked pianos, the percussion, strumming of the guitar, it all fits and even though it seems like a noisy mix, its one of those mixes you can get lost in, just listening to like what sounds like a wood block part and just ignore anything else going on in the song.
The Lyrics aren't quite my thing though.

"Keep a Friend"
While better than the first, its not quite my deal. The guitar is really nasal and occasionally screechy. Im not to sure about the singer though

"The Girl"
I like this song, really dirty, that main bass( i think) riff sort of drags everything into its distortion,
Seems to fall apart around 2:30, then it just too distorted and noisy for my liking.

"Alaska"
This ones nice, nice and laid back. A good break from the last track. Sounds like the type of band they have playing at pubs at night sometimes, the ones that arent playing ac/dc anyway.
I like how the guitar bursts on either side sort of pull your head across to themselves.
(Theres bottle noises in the background, is it in a bar?)
It reminds me possibly of the grateful dead. I think its the organs.
(its funny i typed that then came back and saw a reply about it being liek the grateful dead)
"Weekend"
This has some sort of reggae feel to it, it think its the pumping organ and bass lead melody.
I like the guitars being all twiddly in the background.

"Ain't it Strange"
Again this is another christmas sounding song. i think its the bells and the vocal melodies. And the fact ive been exposed to alot of christmas music that came from the era that this sounds like its from (even though its not)
This song has a nice sound towards the end with the vocals and guitars playing the same thing

"Worst Trip"
My favourite song on the album, horns, funky guitar, nice bass grooves. Trip related lyrics always make for good music.
I cant quite think of who the singer reminds me of, maybe ill remember later.
This song also has probably the most hi-fi sound.
Not much needs to be said here, except that tis awesome. I would probably buy the album for this song alone.

"The Way the Lazy Do"
Another good song here. I think as a bass player, im drawn to these songs where the bass plays a big part.
Also some nice guitar work on here, not really a song that makes me think of lazy though.
The drums seem a little empty though.

"Die Die Die"
Another noisy song. Makes me think of the unicorns a bit.
This song is a bit too slow and the same thing over and over. sort of boring.

"We All Belong"
This song reminds me of the beatles. A good way to end an album.


All in all. While im not going to rush out an buy this album. I like a few of the songs enough to buy it if i found it reasonable priced.
A bit too dirty and low quality sounding for my liking. I think thats a sound you can use on one or two tracks, but on a whole album, it just makes it sound like it was released in the 60's or something.
Was this album done on tape?

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #72 on: 30 Jan 2007, 19:30 »

I agree that it also sounds like background music. It sort of sounds like the later-era Beatles with a bit less of the surrealism. I like how the music's got plenty of layers, but at the same time I didn't feel really engaged by any particular hook or chorus. I enjoyed it to an extent, but it's probably not something I'd bother listening to on my own or be compelled to find more of based on this album.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #73 on: 30 Jan 2007, 20:16 »

It kind of reminds me of Islands' Return To The Sea but a little less of a jumble.

Another noisy song. Makes me think of the unicorns a bit.

I see a pattern here.

I like the dirty, lo-fi atmosphere. It's lacksidasical and laid-back, with a few exceptions. When it cleans up during "Worst Trip" I get kinda ticked off because I'm all, "Hey, I'm trying to get a mood going, here," and it's all "THESE HARMONIES WILL REMIND YOU OF 'CARRY ON NOW WAYWARD SON'" and I'm all "Dangit."

I don't like "The Way The Lazy Do" but maybe that's because it comes before two really great tracks. "Die Die Die" and "We All Belong" are great, woozy pop songs, and the latter is a great closer.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #74 on: 30 Jan 2007, 22:37 »

Theres also been 2 mentions of it sounding like the grateful dead, and the beatles.

On further listening, while i like it more, the dirty sound of the recording gets to me.

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #75 on: 31 Jan 2007, 11:35 »

Re: Dr. Dog - It's a pretty fun record, it reminds me of a tamer Olivia Tremor Control.  Definitely not bad but not something I'd buy.  I wish I had more to say about it but I can't really think of anything.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #76 on: 31 Jan 2007, 14:00 »

I am going to go a bit further than zerodrone and say that this record has a very elephant 6 feel to it. There is the low fi recording of  layered unusual instruments, the whimsical mood and lyrics and the huge boner for the Beatles.

A pretty fun record which is nice to listen to, but it's also not one to cause a strong impression on me.
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« Reply #77 on: 31 Jan 2007, 14:53 »

I enjoyed this album quite a bit. While there were quite a few droning songs that were good, but did not particularly draw a great deal of attention, I thought that We All Belong and Alaska were both captivating. The Girl and Die Die Die were both quite fun as well. As an album in its whole, I did not enjoy it nearly as much as when I decided to piecemeal and listen to a random track one at a time.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #78 on: 31 Jan 2007, 14:59 »

hmmmm... i rather like this, i'm on my second listen now. It varies a lot, so there are obviouslt some tracks i like more than others, but i like worst trip, music-wise (even though it sounds like they are saying you have aids)
and Old news, lyrically is one of my favourites.

i'll post some more opinions when i have them
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #79 on: 31 Jan 2007, 15:27 »

Gonna download it now, spend the rest of the night (and tommorrow morning) listenning to it, I'll have an opinion up tommorrow afternoon.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #80 on: 01 Feb 2007, 07:45 »

I very much like the Dr. Dog record, but I am coming to the realization that I don't have the time to express myself properly about it (and will likely not have the time for albums in future rounds.)

Sorry. Count me out.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #81 on: 01 Feb 2007, 08:35 »

I enjoyed this album quite a bit. While there were quite a few droning songs that were good, but did not particularly draw a great deal of attention, I thought that We All Belong and Alaska were both captivating. The Girl and Die Die Die were both quite fun as well. As an album in its whole, I did not enjoy it nearly as much as when I decided to piecemeal and listen to a random track one at a time.

Actually this is a really good approach. I think they could have ordered the record a little better; as it is, even just selecting the album and playing it on shuffle will result in a more cohesive record about 2/3rds of the time, though "We All Belong" is still the best closer.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #82 on: 02 Feb 2007, 10:37 »

I did a track by track of the whole damn thing, then my computer crashed. Aye aye aye.

It was alright. I will elborate further later maybe.
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« Reply #83 on: 02 Feb 2007, 15:18 »

If there is a second edition or if someone drops, count me in.

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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #84 on: 02 Feb 2007, 15:52 »

I am not impressed by this album at all. It didn't seem to have an idea between its 38 minutes. They've hit on the totally unheard of method of sounding like most bands from the Sixties. They're the bastard child of Beatles, Byrds and Beach Boys, only not nearly as good in any case.

I suppose the music itself isn't really bad. The harmonies are well done, the productions okay, and the closing track borderline gets your attention. But it just seems so worthless. It's like, this album needn't exist, at all. It's like if a pub band who did exclusively 60s covers, all of whom have receding hair, made a record.

Anyway, whose record is next?
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #85 on: 02 Feb 2007, 16:15 »

Mine? Or Mis if he can upload, I don't want him to miss his turn.

I feel I've got to agree with you about the records lack of originality. As I said, it was 'alright', but...yeah. Also, would it have hurt them not to do the same backing vocals in every track?
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #86 on: 02 Feb 2007, 16:22 »

I think Everyone talked about Dr. Dog's We All Belong, so I can upload mine now (thanks Khar!).

Shipping News - Flies the Fields

I really love this album. I guess it's the minimlist post rock that gets me.
I dont have a lot to say about this album except that I love it. This is kind of why I'm posting it here.


Also, people who still want to discuss Dr. Dog's album can still do, I guess.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #87 on: 02 Feb 2007, 17:04 »

Ugh, can everybody please not use Rapidshare?  Pretty please?  It's not the fastest or easiest or anything so there's no need to.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #88 on: 02 Feb 2007, 17:16 »

So is there any schedule set in stone for when a new album goes up, so people aren't cutting each other's discussion short and whatnot.  Not to mention it allows people to have some deadline to work with.

I'm not saying you cut off the first upload, just wondering if there's a schedule we could all agree on.  I still need to give Dr. Dog a few more listens before I respond.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #89 on: 02 Feb 2007, 21:47 »

Hmm you should move faster, dude. It's been almost a week by this point, and I think either 2 or 3 people still haven't checked in.

I'd like to do an every monday, every thursday thing, if it was up to me, but I can understand that being a little tight. Anyway, throw up the last couple Dr. Dogg after we start discussing Mis's shit.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #90 on: 02 Feb 2007, 22:19 »

I just now listened to the Dr. Dog. it is, as others have said, just "alright". Nothing really standing out enough for me to really seek out and listen to it though.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #91 on: 03 Feb 2007, 07:32 »

Ugh, can everybody please not use Rapidshare?  Pretty please?  It's not the fastest or easiest or anything so there's no need to.


And I can't use it for some reason.
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« Reply #92 on: 03 Feb 2007, 11:01 »

strange, i was going to argue that it was the most universally usable, but that is strange.

megaupload is pretty good, but has shitty amounts of download spots for people in other countries


edit: just finished downloading shipping news, i will listen in a bit


edit again: listened to it all


i have to say i found this pretty boring. when i first put it on, it sounded promising, but just carried on in the same way for too long. i can't fault the actualy playing of the instruments, but i found the whole thing to be pretty samey, and a little too guitar heavy for my liking.
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« Reply #93 on: 03 Feb 2007, 13:07 »

I agree with Ian for a lot of this. In general, most of the tracks seemed to simply drone on. I kept expecting some climactic moment in each track, and it never came. It seemed generally like an amateurish EitS. The songs were not particularly bad, but there was just nothing very interesting about them either. There was far too much guitar feedback on every track. The Human Face and Untitled w/drums were the most accessible tracks for me. The band simply needs to explore more variation in sounds and I think they would be much improved.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #94 on: 03 Feb 2007, 14:20 »

I'm with Miseratur on this one.  The minimalism that seems to be turning some people off is something I consider to be a good thing.  I don't want every one of my post-rock bands to sound like Mono You! Black Mogwai.  I need the Shipping News's and Tarentels around to keep things interesting.

I'll write more about it when I have more time.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #95 on: 03 Feb 2007, 21:19 »

Should Louven off Shipping News be skipping/dropping out?  If it's part of the song then alright, if not then my copy is busted.

I've already tried deleting the folder and re-expanding the .rar file.  The same thing happened so I deleted the file and the .rar and downloaded the .rar again from the link you provided.  Still no luck.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #96 on: 03 Feb 2007, 22:17 »

How far in? Mine is four-fifths of the way through and it hasn't done so yet.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #97 on: 03 Feb 2007, 22:53 »

It starts in a couple of seconds after the song starts.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #98 on: 04 Feb 2007, 10:10 »

Should Louven off Shipping News be skipping/dropping out?  If it's part of the song then alright, if not then my copy is busted.

I've already tried deleting the folder and re-expanding the .rar file.  The same thing happened so I deleted the file and the .rar and downloaded the .rar again from the link you provided.  Still no luck.

Here are all of the songs on the album except for the last one. Try dwonloading it from here.
If youre still having trouble with it I'll just upload the .rar file again.

Also, I totally agree with zerodrone.
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Re: Like a Book Club, but with Records.
« Reply #99 on: 04 Feb 2007, 11:46 »

There was a lot more drive to this album than post-rock records I normally listen to. I mean, other bands in the genre I like make music that's just as active, but Shipping News managed to give their record a steady pulse. I can appreciate that.
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