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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #50 on: 14 Jan 2008, 15:36 »

New Juan MacLean in 2008! Woo.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #51 on: 14 Jan 2008, 16:38 »

The third Snowblood album is coming out this year. It will undoubtedly shit all over everything else.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #52 on: 14 Jan 2008, 18:11 »

Anybody heard the new This Will Destroy you yet? I'm downloading it now and I'll put it in the mediafire thread soon-ish if you guys want.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #53 on: 14 Jan 2008, 18:35 »

That would be awesome, actually.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #54 on: 14 Jan 2008, 19:07 »

I'll try to get it up tomorrow then.

The album is pretty good too. A bit more ambient than Young Mountain, but thats not a bad thing. By no means a contender for the album of the year, but it's definitely worth a listen.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #55 on: 14 Jan 2008, 19:22 »

I think I have heard of maybe like 3 bands listed in the entirety of this thread so far.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #56 on: 14 Jan 2008, 19:46 »

Did anyone say Portishead?

Haven't they been about to produce another album for the past 4 or so years(at least)?  I think that Portishead coming up with a new album is something like Jeff Magnum actually releasing something else:  something people get incredibly excited about every once in a while until they realize it's never actually going to happen, and if it ever did everybody would complain that it's not as good as their old stuff because they've built it up so much in their minds that they can't help but be disappointed.

Anyway, so far this year I'm quite impressed with Sia's new album and Kate Nash
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #57 on: 14 Jan 2008, 19:59 »

The thing with Portishead is that they are actually going to release an album. They set a tentative date for April of this year as the album's release date. Jeff Mangum, on the other hand, released a Live album, and has said absolutely nothing about a new proper album since he announced Aeroplane. I think there is a difference here.
Also, new My Bloody Valentine this year would be great. This would make me quite happy.

http://www.mybloodyvalentine.co.uk/
Dammit UK, let the US have some My Bloody Valentine! I understand you loving your own bands and wanting them to never leave you, but it is time to share please.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #58 on: 15 Jan 2008, 11:26 »

All I'm saying is, I'll believe it when there's a copy of the album in my hands.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #59 on: 16 Jan 2008, 02:50 »

Food For Animals - Belly
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Hopefully a Warpaint album will come out this year.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #60 on: 16 Jan 2008, 03:14 »

Yeah it was the Ows album. I think it's mostly the vocals that made me think Unicorns and maybe the way some of the melodies didn't really work. Unfortunately not in the same cool fun way that the Unicorns did it.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #61 on: 16 Jan 2008, 03:24 »

Apparently Camera Obscura are in rehearsal for a new album. Super triple-plus excitement!

Also according to his website, Devin Davis's new album is still due out some time in 2007 . . .
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #62 on: 16 Jan 2008, 03:52 »

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig.

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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #63 on: 16 Jan 2008, 08:19 »

Guys, in this thread, somebody compared Tim Kinsella to the Unicorns.
This is my new all-time favourite thread.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #64 on: 17 Jan 2008, 15:51 »

So far, for me:

Lemuria- Get Better
Cheeky- Choke on a Cheeseburger EP (I basically love Cheeky more than puppies...? No, no.  I love them more than the concept of animals in general.)

If these two releases are any indication, this seems to be the year of DIY girly pop-punk.

Upcoming shit I'll love:
Paint it Black- New Lexicon
Chuck Ragan & Austin Lucas- Bristle Ridge (The two songs they've streamed are AMAZING)
New Hold Steady
New Dillinger Four (maybe)
New Falcon
Jawbreaker documentary
Mistah F.A.B.- Da Yellow Bus Rydah (Will it finally come out this year??)
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #65 on: 18 Jan 2008, 04:58 »

Constantines- Kensington Heights (Arts and Crafts)
El Olio Wolof- The Tedious Task (self-released)
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #66 on: 18 Jan 2008, 17:00 »

That new A Silver Mt. Zion that just got posted in the Mediafire thread excellent, in my opinion

And now there's a thread about it, thanks to zerodrone
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #67 on: 19 Jan 2008, 06:43 »


Upcoming shit I'll love:
New Falcon


Hey, another Falcon fan. o/
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #68 on: 19 Jan 2008, 09:20 »

the mars volta
already leaked couple of days

http://www.filefactory.com/file/c38f11/

this blog also has much omar rodriguez & volta stuff

www.m-itunes.blogspot.com
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #69 on: 19 Jan 2008, 13:41 »

What would be really great would be if those guys finally came to their senses and got At the Drive-In back together.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #70 on: 19 Jan 2008, 13:52 »

I get it!

Because they're dead!

Aw, I made myself sad...fuck
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #71 on: 20 Jan 2008, 06:40 »

I dunno. Johnny is one of my guitar heroes..

Even if he was a staunch republican and a supporter of the New York Yankees.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #72 on: 20 Jan 2008, 08:30 »

Currently downloading the leak of the Flogging Molly album due out in March.

Irish punk ahoy!
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #73 on: 20 Jan 2008, 10:01 »

Nobody called Johnny could ever be a good person.

That's crazy talk.

It's true, I'm actually typing this while shitting on the bed of a terminally ill child. Sorry guys.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #74 on: 20 Jan 2008, 10:38 »

Tommy is still alive!

He was the best Ramone anyhow. Had the best name, y'know?

I know he's alive but the original three are not (Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee)
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #75 on: 20 Jan 2008, 11:35 »

1.  A Silver Mt. Zion
2.  Wolf Parade
3.  Will Oldham
4.  Current 93
5.  Patrick Wolf
6.  Destroyer
7.  Islands
8.  M83
9.  Be Your Own Pet
10. Weezer
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #76 on: 20 Jan 2008, 12:31 »

Where did you hear about a new Wolf Parade album?
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #77 on: 20 Jan 2008, 13:01 »

Autechre's got a new album this year, Quaristice. Could be good, could be Draft 7.30.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #78 on: 21 Jan 2008, 00:23 »

Wolf Parade has been talking about their 08 album since I saw them in concert in September. They played about 6 songs from it - its a lot more meandering than you would think following Apologies to Queen Mary but so far from what Ive heard I loved it. I think its due sometime out in May
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #79 on: 21 Jan 2008, 01:31 »

I just started listening to Wolf Parade ( thank you mediafire thread ) . The first song on Apologies to Queen Mary is excellent.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #80 on: 21 Jan 2008, 01:59 »

So far the big frontrunners for me have been Mountain Goats and Destroyer.  That may all change when Of Montreal and Guillemots put something out.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #81 on: 21 Jan 2008, 07:11 »

Tommy is still alive!

He was the best Ramone anyhow. Had the best name, y'know?

I know he's alive but the original three are not (Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee)

Tommy was the original drummer, dude.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #82 on: 21 Jan 2008, 07:33 »

See, I didn't know that! I guess I was going by first gig.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #83 on: 21 Jan 2008, 08:04 »

Yeah, I guess that makes more sense now that I think about it
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #84 on: 22 Jan 2008, 08:48 »

I bought Do You Like Rock Music? by British Sea Power on Friday.

I haven't stopped listening to it since. I can't find words to describe just how incredibly anthemnic, moving, literate and extraordinary this album is. It by turns rocks you out, brings a tear to your eye, and stuns you into silence. It has already left everything else in its wake this year. Simply astounding.

I am actually stunned by just how good it is. Jesus Christ, if this album doesn't make them hit the big time and reach a far wider audience then I just don't know what the fuck is wrong with the world.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #85 on: 22 Jan 2008, 09:46 »

American Music Club - The Golden Age

Awesome record. Sure to be in my top ten at the end of the year.

I am looking forward to Weezer, who I miss like anything, Nick Cave, who is probably my favourite ever artist, The Mars Volta, who have one more album to convince me they're any good, Twilight Singers (assuming they're even working on one for this year), Oasis, who apparently will have a ten-minute psychedelic epic on their new album (which by itself convinces me), Eminem, who's not released a record in four years and has plenty to talk about...
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #86 on: 22 Jan 2008, 12:06 »

There's another new AMC album?

I should probably just suck it up and bookmark a music news site. I'm so out of the loop now it isn't even funny.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #87 on: 25 Jan 2008, 10:07 »

Yes there is. And it's magnificent.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #88 on: 25 Jan 2008, 11:11 »

So far, 2008 has given me 5 albums i really enjoy!

The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Cat Power - Jukebox
Xiu Xiu  - Women as Lovers
A Silver Mt Zion - 13 Blues for 13 Moons
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?   <---------- strong candidate for best album of 2008
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #89 on: 25 Jan 2008, 11:27 »

Twilight Singers (assuming they're even working on one for this year)
Wouldn't that depend on how long this Dulli stint in the Gutter Twins will last? (Got my tickets for that show, it's going to rule)

Eminem, who's not released a record in four years and has plenty to talk about...
I don't know, Encore was pretty rancid. And given his years of silence, any songs about the Bush presidency are going to seem more convenient than bold (I'm looking at you, RATM) The overbearing scatological humor's getting thin as well.

As for The Mars Volta, I'll up the new album for you, because I take a certain pleasure in shattering the dreams of others.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #90 on: 25 Jan 2008, 15:06 »

If nothing else, I like the Volta's workrate. They've had a pretty solid eighteen-month gap between each record I think, and even if there's not a great deal of progression (as musicians, some of them don't have anywhere they can really progress...) it beats many other bands who leave three or four year gaps and then release the same old shit.

Dulli has his fingers in many pies. I just usually hope that when you break into the two-year mark since a band's last album, a new record of some sort will hopefully be on the way. One crosses one's fingers and then waits for any news.

As for Eminem, yes, I know Encore was shit. It was horrifically bad, aside from the odd track (and at least one of them was raped by 50 Cent's very presence) but I think that 'You Don't Know' showed that he still has the skills at least. I want him to sign off on a good album. Encore was terrible, and as a last will and testament, it's not good enough.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #91 on: 25 Jan 2008, 15:11 »

Man, how does an eighteen-month turnaround rate give them an edge when it's eighteen months before they release the same shit rather than three or four years? A Protestant work ethic alone doesn't make a band worthwhile.

The Mars Volta can go ahead and progress into a stage where they're writing songs again that have a clear beginning, middle and end. They can then top themselves by writing things like hooks and melodies. I'd settle for one moment per song that distinguishes it from its brethren.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #92 on: 25 Jan 2008, 15:17 »

*shrug* I'd rule their whole career worthwhile for DeLoused In The Comatorium and 'Cassandra Gemini'. My point was, they give it a go. They keep trying. Even if they're not succeeding in doing anything different - they just keep coming up with more and more obscure concepts and disappearing further up their own arses - they certainly give it a go, whereas too many artists take a slow-and-steady approach to deliberately attempting to duplicate previous success.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #93 on: 25 Jan 2008, 15:18 »

Listen to At The Drive-In a bunch and suddenly you find yourself incredibly sad that The Mars Volta exist, whether any of their albums are half decent or not.
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« Reply #94 on: 25 Jan 2008, 15:28 »

Agreed. I mean, granted, Omar is a gifted guitarist, they're all technically proficient musicians, but like their buddies in RHCP, that doesn't get them all that far when they only have a handful of coherent ideas. I gave them another shot and watched their Letterman performance and it was a goddamned trainwreck (though TMV fans I know say it was "epic" and "amazing") The vocalist has surpassed Geddy Lee in prog-falsetto annoyance. And yes, #1 with a bullet on their list of things to do is relearn songcraft. Jam sessions are for old white people.
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« Reply #95 on: 26 Jan 2008, 03:06 »

Funnily enough, a great deal of ATD-I bores the shit out of me. Or simply sounds like Cedric is singing out of tune, but then that happens a lot in hardcore punk, and it doesn't usually matter.
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« Reply #96 on: 26 Jan 2008, 08:27 »

To be fair, I'm not asking that they go back to being in that other band. I'm just asking that they be better.
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Re: Top 10 Albums of 2008
« Reply #97 on: 26 Jan 2008, 10:25 »

"Better" by whose definition? Yours? Frances The Mute was their crowning achievement. It's gone downhill from there, but their new album has a little bit of the old frenetic, schizophrenic energy that made them  so fun to listen to. They've toned down the ridiculous level of off-the-wall experimentation.
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« Reply #98 on: 26 Jan 2008, 10:46 »

And I'm just saying that I am sad that they are no longer An Other Post-Hardcore Band, not that they have reason to decide tomake that switch.
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« Reply #99 on: 26 Jan 2008, 11:02 »

Yeah, better by my definition. I'd have a hard time asking them to be better by another definition.

To clarify my position somewhat, I loved and still love De-Loused In The Comatorium, but from there they've turned into this troupe of buffoons who love jazz saxophone and panning vocals from the left to the right channel in an effort to blow your mind, man. They've disappeared up their own ass - I suppose they're making the music they want to make but that's no more an excuse for them than it is for Nickelback. It's disappointing.
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