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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #300 on: 24 Dec 2010, 20:39 »

From the 2010 music thread,

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« Reply #301 on: 24 Dec 2010, 22:14 »

Now We Can See is pretty much how I define The Thermals, but I've listened to The Body, The Blood, The Machine and Personal Life a lot more this year. I would start with Now We Can See, move onto to Body, and end with Personal Life. Personal Life is quite a bit slower and bassier than the other ones. Body is really aggressive and fast paced. Now We Can See is a pretty good middle ground I feel like?

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« Reply #302 on: 25 Dec 2010, 09:04 »

The Thermals are a band who have really progressed visibly, more so than most other bands I can think of and I'd say that each album has a definition of its own. If you want to hear a bit of everything from them then The Body, The Blood, The Machine is where to start and heading either way from that the music either gets clearer (Now We Can See and Personal Life) or more fuzzy (More Parts Per Million and Fuckin' A).
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« Reply #303 on: 25 Dec 2010, 16:45 »

As the self proclaimed resident Thermals expert (seen em' 5 times, interviewed them once, favorite band etc. etc.) I would have to agree that starting with The Body the Blood, The Machine or Now We Can See is your best bet. These are the two "most Thermal-y" albums they have ever put out. Their first two albums are much more lo-fi and fast tempo punk songs, and the newest one, Personal Life is a whole new sound.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #304 on: 27 Dec 2010, 21:44 »

Where is a good place to start with Psychic TV?

Oh, also Current 93.  Both artists have intimidatingly large discographies
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #305 on: 18 Jan 2011, 06:06 »

Guys, where do I start with beardmetal, or however you guys describe it these days.

Like, what blogs, labels, websites would you recommend to follow or have a look at?
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #307 on: 18 Jan 2011, 06:37 »

Yeah that post got me interested. Just wanted to know where to go from there.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #308 on: 18 Jan 2011, 08:07 »

You could try just listening to some gosh dang heavy metal like a normal person rather than what some poseur at a hip metal blog like Invisible Oranges or Metal Inquisition thinks, that would be a start.

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The stuff that seems to be in with the type of people who don't actually like heavy metal these days is mostly post-black, the odd bit of DSBM and certain blog-approved black crust and Cascadian USBM bands (restricting my focus only to things that are actually heavy metal) so if you want to actually listen to some good stuff (riffing with increasing looseness on these themes) you should probably pick up:

Agalloch - The Mantle
Ulver - Nattens Madrigal: Aate Hymne Til Ulven I Manden (probably not just the best black metal album ever made, but that best black metal album it is possible to make)
Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God
Panopticon - Collapse
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
The Meads of Asphodel - Mill Hill Sessions
Iskra - Iskra
Wyrd - Huldrafolk
Lurker of Chalice - Lurker of Chalice
Sigh - Imaginary Sonicscape
Caïna - Temporary Antennae (or Caïna EP)
Sui Caedare - Thrène
Lifelover - Pulver
Black Kronstadt - The Free Spirit
Darkspace - Darkspace III
Dishammer - Vintage Addiction
A Forest of Stars - The Corpse of Rebirth
Aborym - Kali Yuga Bizarre
Monarque - Ad Nauseam
Horna - Viha Ja Viikate
Borknagar - The Olden Domain
Lake of Blood - Heed the Primal Calling
Carpathian Forest - Bloodlust and Perversion
Tulus - Pure Black Energy
Menace Ruine - The Die is Cast
Velnias - Sovereign Nocturnal
A Cloud Forest - Through the Eyes of the Ambivalent


In that order. You will then be in the enviable position of knowing something about metal that you didn't read in a Southern Lord press release or Brooklynvegan. Don't read blogs unless they're in German and all the graphics are stills from The Witchfinder General. Only website you need is Encyclopedia Metallum. If you want to follow a label, fall through a timewarp to the early 90's and follow Black Mark and Deathlike Silence Productions. NO MOSH! NO CORE! NO TRENDS! NO FUN!

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Current 93 - All the Pretty Little Horses or Cats Drunk on Copper live album (in the wink wink thread)

Psychic TV - A Pagan Day or Towards Thee Infinite Beat (or just listen to TG and Coil instead because PTV is just a little bit of a let down)


Enjoy!
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #309 on: 18 Jan 2011, 10:47 »

Guys, Jackson Browne.

I've been really meaning to listen to Jackson Browne.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #310 on: 19 Jan 2011, 15:22 »

There's a lot of good recommendations in Khar's post but I'd just like to add that following everything he says to a tee places you in grave danger of becoming an insufferable self-serious cock about metal, and having one of those around here is enough thank you.

(also if you really must listen to Burzum get Filosofem and be done with that guy forever after)
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #311 on: 19 Jan 2011, 15:27 »

Basically I've listened to The Mantle like three times in a row. It's pretty awesome. Thanks Khar!
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« Reply #312 on: 19 Jan 2011, 15:29 »

But Dovey, what about Ea? You know, the lord of the depths? He always needs new victims. Poor Ea.

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #313 on: 21 Jan 2011, 02:14 »

There's a lot of good recommendations in Khar's post but I'd just like to add that following everything he says to a tee places you in grave danger of becoming an insufferable self-serious cock about metal, and having one of those around here is enough thank you.

Sorry, you like Converge so you're not allowed to talk about metal with the big boys, kthxbai.  :-D
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« Reply #314 on: 21 Jan 2011, 02:21 »

Wait, I thought Converge were a metalcore band?
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #315 on: 21 Jan 2011, 10:00 »

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #316 on: 21 Jan 2011, 17:05 »

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His most recent album My So-Called Life is sort of a best-of even if it doesn't include anything from his previous albums. It just kind of incorporates every style he's ever tried on.

Beyond that, Rossz and Detrimentalist are his most accessible albums. Go backwards from there.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #317 on: 21 Feb 2011, 18:58 »

Where should I start with The Brian Jonestown Massacre?
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« Reply #318 on: 21 Feb 2011, 19:13 »

It really depends on what kindof rock music you prefer. While the BJM can be characterized in general as a psychedelic rock band, they change their approach from record to record. That being said the album Give it Back! is an excellent introductory one as it's a good overview of the various styes they tackle on their other 90's records. I'd also get Take It From the Man! (inspired by garage rock that preceded the BJM on Bomp!) and Their Satantic Majesties' Second Request, (their love-letter to 60's psych) probably their best albums. I wouldn't start with their newer material; I personally enjoy it quite a lot but it's stranger and is a matter of debate among Jonestown fans.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #319 on: 21 Feb 2011, 19:23 »

added the albums mentioned above to the wink wink thread
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #320 on: 21 Feb 2011, 21:55 »

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #321 on: 22 Feb 2011, 17:47 »

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #322 on: 25 Mar 2011, 06:07 »

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I got a hold of Red Apple Falls a couple years ago and was really into it for awhile. Since then I have kind of forgotten about this dude. Help me fix that.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #323 on: 25 Mar 2011, 06:21 »

For some reason or another I have never "got" Smog, though A River Ain't Too Much to Love is a good record. Try that one.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #324 on: 04 Apr 2011, 16:06 »

What are good places to start with Throbbing Gristle and/or acid house and/or industrial rock?
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« Reply #325 on: 04 Apr 2011, 17:25 »

What are good places to start with Throbbing Gristle and/or acid house and/or industrial rock?
20 Jazz Funk Greats is generally known as their most accessible, but it's not very industrial. Still a must-listen, though. I'd really recommend Suicide--not industrial, per se, but very in line with the aesthetic. Absolutely brilliant, at that. As for acid house, it's hard to say just because it was so singles-oriented; I don't know what the best comps are. If no one else has anything I can see about posting/uploading some essential singles, because I have a pretty good amount of it.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #326 on: 05 Apr 2011, 19:55 »

A good place to start with acid house is probably Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat, which isn't actually acid house (it predated the phenomenon by a few years) but nonetheless sounds remarkably similar.

Psychic TV released some seminal albums in the late 80's. Coil also dabbled.

As for industrial rock, well, you'll meet a lot of people with taste who claim that none of it was very good, but you'd probably do well to start where most people do - Skinny Puppy's Too Dark Park, Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, and Nine Inch Nails' discography up until The Fragile. A lot of people like KMFDM but I never got into them. Swans' Greed / Holy Money is more industrial than rock but it's certainly a watershed.
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« Reply #327 on: 05 Apr 2011, 21:43 »

I would hesitate to call Too Dark Park (or even Skinny Puppy in general) Industrial Rock. If you're going to be that loose with the definition I might recommend, say, 'Third Mall From the Sun' or 'Light, But Refreshing' by Snog, or going the other way maybe albums by Alien Sex Fiend or some Neu Deutsche Welle bands, particularly Malaria! and Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.

The question with industrial rock is: what are you looking for? Do you want something heavy, metallic? If so, the above Ministry albums, or 'Pure' by Godflesh or many other Justin Broadrick related projects (I'm quite keen on the first Ice album 'Under the Skin' or 'Life is Easy' by the pre-Godflesh Fall of Because at this particular moment). If you're looking for the sort of industrial rock that you might hear soundtracking a 'dark and edgy' 90's action movie or school shooting you want KMFDM ('Angst'), My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult ('Kooler Than Jesus'), White Zombie ('Astro-Creep 2000'), Pig (never really rated Pig but I guess 'Sinsation'), the NiN mentioned above or, quite honestly, there's nothing really wrong with the first two Rammstein albums. If you're after something slightly more clever and a bit old-school, your best bet is Foetus ('Nail', which may have the artist listed as 'Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel'), Swans or Cop Shoot Cop ('Ask Questions Later'). There's also the really underrated J.G Thirlwell side-project Wiseblood, which is kind of what you'd get if you mashed together big-band swing and early Swans.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #328 on: 06 Apr 2011, 21:55 »

So, I finally want to listen to Sloan. You cunts kept saying to do so, and now I am taking notice. Which album is the best to start with?

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #329 on: 06 Apr 2011, 22:03 »

I'd start with their early material.  Get Twice Removed and One Chord to Another, you can't go wrong with either. 
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« Reply #330 on: 06 Apr 2011, 22:30 »

Do you like power pop in general? If not, give them a miss. If you do though, buy the records in order from Twice Removed onwards.

Everybody seems to have a different favourite but I think mine is Between The Bridges.
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« Reply #331 on: 08 Apr 2011, 14:41 »

I would hesitate to call Too Dark Park (or even Skinny Puppy in general) Industrial Rock.

Skinny Puppy had one album you could call industrial "rock" and that one turned out the way it did because Al Jourgensen from Ministry was playing with them at the time.

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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #332 on: 21 Apr 2011, 07:34 »

I'm really digging Yo La Tengo's Ride the Tiger, where do I go from here?
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« Reply #333 on: 21 Apr 2011, 10:38 »

It's all good from that point onwards, just keep going in order. I can't think of one which I'd feel okay about skipping. Great band.
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« Reply #334 on: 21 Apr 2011, 11:09 »

I've been noticing that a lot of the punk bands I like seem to dig Superchunk, and I also like the cover New Bruises did on their split with O Pioneers!!!.

Superchunk me, guys.
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« Reply #335 on: 21 Apr 2011, 11:40 »

I too would like to be Superchunk'd
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« Reply #336 on: 21 Apr 2011, 11:44 »

I'm really digging Yo La Tengo's Ride the Tiger, where do I go from here?

It's all good from that point onwards, just keep going in order. I can't think of one which I'd feel okay about skipping. Great band.

I second this sentiment. Don't overlook the EPs. There is some pretty cool stuff tucked away on them.
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« Reply #337 on: 21 Apr 2011, 12:19 »

For Superchunk, you can't go wrong with No Pocky for Kitty. It's produced by Steve Albini, what else could you ask for?
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« Reply #338 on: 21 Apr 2011, 14:52 »

Their new record is a rather good place to start too.
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« Reply #339 on: 21 Apr 2011, 15:03 »

No Pocky For Kitty is really rocking and ultimately Foolish is their best record. The latter is a terrific break up album, if you ever find yourself in the need.
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« Reply #340 on: 21 Apr 2011, 15:27 »

I have to agree with Tommy, but you should check out Majesty Shredding. It's exciting to hear Superchunk coming out with more good material.
Also, John Darnielle is on the album doing backup vocals for Digging for Something. His unbridled enthusiasm shows through in a way that makes me smile.
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« Reply #341 on: 29 Apr 2011, 13:17 »

Sleater-Kinney? I'vet got Jumpers on my Spotify playlist but unsure of where to go next Also, I guess riot grrl in general? (are they riot grrl? at the moment I know fuck all about it).
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« Reply #342 on: 29 Apr 2011, 15:30 »

Sleater-Kinney were the result of a union of two highly rated Second Wave Riot Grrrl bands (which confusingly arrived near enough concurrently with the First Wave bands like Bikini Kill or Bratmobile) Excuse 17 and Heavens To Betsy. Both bands made a decent album or so but Call The Doctor by Sleater-Kinney is where the magic started. That's the best record to start with overall, though the latter day All Hands On The Bad One is probably the most approachable. They're all pretty great though so if you particularly like Call The Doctor, keep going forward in chronological order. If you don't, try All Hands On The Bad One. If you don't like either, don't bother investigating further because you're probably not going to like the rest! You might like the new supergroup Wild Flag though. Early reports suggest they will be a great band. Their live shows look amazing and I feel like their record will be terrific.

Bikini Kill and Bratmobile were arguably the first Riot Grrrl bands, though it's a weird genre in the sense that it's near enough impossible to determine where it started or ended or indeed, if it even happened and wasn't a media invention. Their UK peers were a frightening band called Huggy Bear, whom I had the pleasure of meeting and occasionally playing music with in another lifetime. I think that the earlier Washington DC bands like Fire Party, Autoclave and Slant 6 were essentially innovators long before the media focused on the notion of all female independent rock bands with more pointedly socio-political lyrics. Not to mention the fact that these bands arguably spearheaded several sub-genres of music (Emocore, Mathcore, Riot Grrrl). Likewise their spiritual peers like Heather Lewis of Beat Happening and Lois Maffeo, both of whom were certainly an inspiration on many of the above. Even then it goes back further and further - notably to early British punk rockers like The Slits and X-Ray Spex (both of whom just lost their respective singers, tragically young) and the myriad female lead or female fronted bands which existed throughout the history of rock music.
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« Reply #343 on: 29 Apr 2011, 15:51 »

I would start on Dig Me Out or The Woods.
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« Reply #344 on: 04 May 2011, 16:27 »

Okkervil River, please?
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #345 on: 04 May 2011, 17:01 »

Nah, give them a miss.

Palo Alto by Shearwater is a lovely album though.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #346 on: 04 May 2011, 17:17 »

I have a question for this thread, but I've already started, so I want to know where should I go next with Joan of Arc?

I have Flowers, which I love, and Boo Human, which mostly annoys me, but has a couple good songs. So what next?

if they have more acoustical jam-out awesomesauce songs like the six minute masterpiece "flowers" then I'd love to hear them, but I get the feeling that that song is a bit of an anomalie.

recommending other bands that aren't necessarily joan of arc or joan of arc related is okay too
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #347 on: 04 May 2011, 19:45 »

Just FYI Tommy is full of shit and also Black Sheep Boy is the super-obvious choice
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #348 on: 04 May 2011, 21:11 »

Okkervil River, please?

For the Okkies I'd recommend seeing them live before you've heard a note of their music, then collecting their albums based on which songs from their show you liked best.

That's what I did and it was ace.
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Re: Where to start?
« Reply #349 on: 04 May 2011, 21:20 »

Start with the Stage Names and work backwards. Skip Savanah Smiles, that song sucks.
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