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Sloan
« on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:19 »

So, there's been a fair load of discussion about the band Sloan around these boards lately.  They've released a large number of fantastic power-pop albums over the past decade in a half, showing remarkable consistency over the course of their career.  Since this discussion has been pretty sprawling, creating side discussions in a decent number of topics, I figured maybe the band deserved a thread of their own.

And what better time could there be for one, as Sloan's latest album, Parallel Play, is available for streaming here:
http://store.yeproc.com/album.php?id=13402
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #1 on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:31 »

I actually went and procured the Sloan album One Chord to Another after reading all the talk of Sloan in various threads the past week or so.  I'm really enjoying it and I went and found Never Hear the End of It too.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #2 on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:40 »

I don't like them.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #3 on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:42 »

Atrocious band. I'd never see them live in a million years.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #4 on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:45 »

"Sloan is nobody's favorite band." - Pitchfork magazine

*checks my last.fm page*

Oh shi...
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #5 on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:49 »

Right.  I forgot to mention that all the discussion has been about how disliked they are.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #6 on: 22 Apr 2008, 12:52 »

I think their chances at American success were severely hindered by writing a song about Nirvana's bass player owing one of them $20.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #7 on: 22 Apr 2008, 13:08 »

Patrick Pentland looks like the sort of person I'd quite like to fight.

Something about him just takes me there.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #8 on: 22 Apr 2008, 13:12 »

This band is terrible!  So bad, in fact, I am going to have to stream that album when I get home tonight.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #9 on: 22 Apr 2008, 13:15 »

I hear Chris Murphy is a Billy Corgan-level douchebag to the rest of the band.

I mean listen to that part on the Party Album where he goes "Patrick, get in tune, please."
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #10 on: 22 Apr 2008, 13:16 »

This one time I was listening to Sloan in an elevator, loud enough for a cute Canadian girl standing next to me to identify it.  She beat me to within an inch of my life with a hockey stick.  I haven't listened to them since. 

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #11 on: 22 Apr 2008, 13:18 »

Sloan has gotten me laid by so many Canadian art-school chicks.

The key is to say you like Andrew's songs the best.  Chicks are suckers for "People of the Sky".
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« Reply #12 on: 22 Apr 2008, 13:59 »

Chicks are a sucker for Andrew.

Personally I want to be friends with Chris Murphy.
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« Reply #13 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:01 »

I sure don't. His band sucks.

'Underwhelmed' is a shitty song and he wears stupid glasses.
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« Reply #14 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:01 »

I want to be friends with him so I can tell him to break up the band. I figure the best way to do it is from the inside.

Later, I would cut his hair while he slept. It looks dumb.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #15 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:19 »

Way to be 17 years too late.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #16 on: 22 Apr 2008, 14:22 »

I hate the first song on the album so much I'm going to keep listening to it. I guess I'm just a sucker for organs.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #17 on: 22 Apr 2008, 15:26 »

The new album is another failure in a long line of failures.

They should seriously consider capital punishment for this shit.

People should just listen to Weezer and Green Day instead.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #18 on: 22 Apr 2008, 15:50 »

Come on guys, Sloan aren't that bad.  That Buddy Holly song of theirs is pretty catchy.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #19 on: 22 Apr 2008, 16:05 »

i liked the one about the island in the sun. had a nice feel to it.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #20 on: 22 Apr 2008, 19:21 »

Does that mean you hate it :?
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #21 on: 22 Apr 2008, 22:35 »

Sloan.....I know them.....I think it's probably just because we're both Canadian.  I've probably heard there songs a bunch of times and honestly I can't remember any of them.  I know that I don't like them though, although I don't know why.....it's probably because whenever I switch on the radio in the morning I get to hear about how Sloan is just an amazing band.....by DJ's who think that Slipknot is really hardcore.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #22 on: 26 Feb 2010, 15:40 »

Another bit of chronic stupidity from the catalogue of errors this awful band has inflicted on us all.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #24 on: 26 Feb 2010, 16:17 »

Sloan may be lame, but that mustang bass ain't. Neither are their SGs nor their LP juniors.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #25 on: 27 Feb 2010, 03:59 »

Man Tommy if you thought that song was bad you should get a load of this fucking trash

NotAFan, the band with the TV yellow LP and the faded yellow SG with Vibrola is Taylor and the Roughs, not Sloan. That CompStang bass is totally Sloan though.
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #26 on: 27 Feb 2010, 04:01 »

Also Chris where the FUCK are the photos of that black Rickenbacker
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #27 on: 07 Mar 2010, 04:07 »

I'm definitely not not talking about my most played album (according to last.fm) on freshair.org.uk which is definitely not Action Pact at all in about half an hour.
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« Reply #28 on: 07 Mar 2010, 23:53 »

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #29 on: 18 Jul 2010, 21:21 »

I thought all you bastards would like to know that I was at a warehouse sale for a local independent book/CD shop yesterday and I saw some album called Never Hear the End of It by this band called Sloan on sale for $2.50 and I thought "That's one of those bands all those bastards on the forum are always banging on about" so I bought it.

I thought all you bastards would like to know that I bought an album just because of you.

Power-pop isn't really my favourite genre but it's pretty good I guess.
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« Reply #30 on: 18 Jul 2010, 23:41 »

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #33 on: 19 Jul 2010, 01:00 »

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #34 on: 19 Jul 2010, 02:16 »

oh i forgot that this was like my favorite thread
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #36 on: 19 Jul 2010, 03:18 »

Power-pop isn't really my favourite genre but it's pretty good I guess.

No it's not, it sucks.

Fuck you, Sloan.
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« Reply #37 on: 19 Jul 2010, 05:59 »

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« Reply #38 on: 19 Jul 2010, 09:02 »

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #39 on: 25 Jul 2010, 19:14 »

You dicks are making me remember that shitty band again, and now I'll want to play their crap because of all the awful memories. It's like bad movie night except Sloan is the Star Wars' Christmas Special and ohgodthealcoholdoesntmakeitanybetter.
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« Reply #40 on: 25 Jul 2010, 19:40 »



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« Reply #41 on: 25 Jul 2010, 19:59 »

Conebone? I miss that guy
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« Reply #42 on: 26 Jul 2010, 00:15 »



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Re: Sloan
« Reply #43 on: 26 Jul 2010, 00:30 »

Conebone? I miss that guy

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #44 on: 22 Feb 2011, 10:26 »

Sloan to release new album, The Double Cross, in May this year.

There's a link to the lead-off track Follow the Leader, a Chris tune. Struck me as a better-written version of "All I Am Is All You're Not". I shudder to think how bad Patrick's songs are gonna be on this one (although he gets a pass for Parallel Play, his on that one were actually pretty alright).
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Re: Sloan
« Reply #45 on: 22 Feb 2011, 21:04 »

This year is officially my favorite music year.

My sister's bf has XM in his car and yesterday when we were driving to the city, that single they randomly put out in 2009 ("take it upon yourself") came on. I had never heard it before, but I was just like, "oh FUCK YEAH, SLOAN, THIS IS SO AWESOME! I hope they put out a new album this year." Then I find this out the next day. Such good vibes right now
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« Reply #46 on: 27 Feb 2011, 09:36 »

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #47 on: 28 Feb 2011, 07:43 »

Sloan may be lame, but that mustang bass ain't. Neither are their SGs nor their LP juniors.

Damn that thing looks tiny in the hands of that enormous moose. I actually thought it was a guitar before I realised it was one of those "shortscale" thingemejigs. Turrible.
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« Reply #48 on: 01 Mar 2011, 03:28 »

I shudder to think how bad Patrick's songs are gonna be

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Re: Sloan
« Reply #49 on: 01 Mar 2011, 10:16 »

I've kind of warmed to most of Patrick's recent songs aside from the execrable 'Listen To The Radio' and 'HFXNSHC' on Never Hear The End Of It and at least he had the excuse of going through a divorce etc. I've always liked Action Pact and his tracks on the last album were samey but decent.

Incidentally, he has a very wordy blog on a Canadian music website here, though it is unfortunately named and the heading photo makes him look like a penis. It is informative and funny though. For example, on the latest Sloan recording sessions -

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Over the years we've found that, since we all write and sing our own songs, it's more efficient and fun to have each songwriter be in control of their respective songs. We all play guitar, and our songs are generally guitar driven, so the foundation of any given song is a guitar track, usually played by the member whose song is being recorded. It gives the song a unique "Patrickness" or "Jayness" (these being members of the band) from the get-go: a Jay Ferguson song sounds like a Jay Ferguson song because he plays the guitar a certain way, just as I have my own aesthetic, and the other two have theirs' (their names aren't important). If I were to start laying down screaming leads all over a Jay song, 15 year old indie-rock girls all across the country would choke on their retainers. Similarly, if Jay added jangly 12 string guitar parts all over one of my tunes, 40 year old IT techs would spit-take their morning coffees all over their cubicles.
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