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#861 Chronodiggity

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

For those of you ripping on The Ark, take note that I'm not ripping on your craptastic indie rock lists. :P


Seriously, fucking BAN RED

:lol: Are you done crying, Chrono?


Over your glam-infused Chromeo-worshipping snark?


I guess... :(
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#862 Raleigh

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

i'll never forgive the SOMB for HTTT winning....



This is the kind of sentiment I will never understand. No one invaded a country on a lie or some shit. This was the way tastes went. I didn't think it was #1, but I don't mind if as a poll, it was high on a bunch of people's lists.

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#863 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

Where the fuck is Undercooked Sausage, I've had to go this whole thing alone. Revolutionary evening/day/morning/etc.


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#864 worrywort

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

Will it be a tie?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

Oh, shit! In Rainbows & LCD in the top 2. This is Montana's dream list! If only that one Okkervil River song could be "best lyric" or some shit.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

i'll never forgive the SOMB for HTTT winning....



This is the kind of sentiment I will never understand. No one invaded a country on a lie or some shit. This was the way tastes went. I didn't think it was #1, but I don't mind if as a poll, it was high on a bunch of people's lists.




Don't be such a pussy.

Ok Montana, in this very moment. You hate both these records, but who would you rather see win:
Radiohead
LCD
Okkervil River

Edit; Dammit Matt!
Same exact post at the same time!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

I am completely down with the anti-Neko sentiment but it's too bad country (mainstream, alt, whatever) isn't as represented around here. Was a pretty good year for that sort of thing, maybe I'll make more of an effort over here in 2008.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

i'll never forgive the SOMB for HTTT winning....

and this is coming from a HUUUUGE Radiohead fan

FUUUCK

didn't realize that happened. before my time



Awesome record. Fuck all y'all.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:16 PM

Yeah, Nick's Boxer blurb almost made me want to revisit the record. That's as high praise as I can give.

go listen to it. it was my 1 and i stand by it. its great and nick was spot fucking on

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

For those of you ripping on The Ark, take note that I'm not ripping on your craptastic indie rock lists. :P


glad to know I'm not alone here :D
aleyna> i just scare off hipsters by putting my cigarette out in their eyes
aleyna> that teaches them not to get in my way.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

Regardless of what way this goes, get ready for the onslaught of YouTubes as Montana unleashes his wrath, old testament style.

#872 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

Several hours ago, Dan and I were text messaging each other lyrics from Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.

Where the fuck is that dude.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:18 PM

i'll never forgive the SOMB for HTTT winning....



This is the kind of sentiment I will never understand. No one invaded a country on a lie or some shit. This was the way tastes went. I didn't think it was #1, but I don't mind if as a poll, it was high on a bunch of people's lists.

Matt makes sense, but it still makes me blue


Chuck Klosterman wrote a piece about people who feel "betrayed" by culture, that I wish I could find somewhere because it entirely sums up how I feel about stuff like this. Culture can never "betray" anyone, because it's the fucking culture.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:18 PM

sausage is away from internet! the fag.


i dont think theres internet in batavia... sad, really.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:18 PM

I am completely down with the anti-Neko sentiment but it's too bad country (mainstream, alt, whatever) isn't as represented around here. Was a pretty good year for that sort of thing, maybe I'll make more of an effort over here in 2008.

did Miranda Lambert even place?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:18 PM

Man, "All I Need" sounds like Boards of Canada. And "Jigsaw" is Broken Social Scene. And so is "Videotape." And "Faust ARP" is the Beatles. And "Bodysnatchers" is Can + Jay Reatard + Trail of the Dead + Sonic Youth. They steal from only the very best.
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Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

why won't he jsut post this so i can get back to my regularly scheduled college basketball video game
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#878 Chronodiggity

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

Where the fuck is Undercooked Sausage, I've had to go this whole thing alone. Revolutionary evening/day/morning/etc.


YOU HAD ME

If you consider this thread "derailed" and/or "pornographic," then you're just another fucking ROOKIE, that's what you are.


GTFO


Can you believe this kid Red sent me a PM then has her PMs disabled? Fucking nutter butter.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

Edit; Dammit Matt!
Same exact post at the same time!



Fucking great minds think alike, my man...

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

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Radiohead - In Rainbows

(8021 Points, 100 Votes, Six #1 Votes)

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Charting Singles: "Bodysnatchers" (#25 Modern Rock)

Acclaimed music Ranking: #3 of 2007

SOMB Says: One of the few defences that even the most ardent of AtEase stans can produce for Radiohead's 2003 album Hail to The Thief are that it has it's moments or that there are a handful of very good songs spread over it's sprawled running time. After a gestation period of two years we can be thankfully that firstly this album came out so soon after it's existence was announced and that it has many more of those moments.

"You used to be alright, what happened?" asks Thom Yorke moments into opener "15 Step" seemingly a question that an increasingly smaller slither of the bands fans have still been asking since the band descended, in their ears at least, into electronic whimsy at the start of the century. Whilst I am personally glad they didn't drop an OK Computer pt. II seven years ago In Rainbows is a worthy successor to that landmark release in a thematic sense and it can only be a good thing that this is their most accessible work since. Like most Radiohead openers it's a red herring (or should that be sardine?) to what the rest of the album will sound like and is the closest track here to the sound and feel of last year's solo Yorke effort, The Eraser. His opening vocal is indicative of what's to come in that it's warm, soulful and sounds both live and alive. Around him the first shades of Phill's newly found expert Can referencing, locked on groove and pattering can be heard as the electronic beats dissopate into human playing, like the thawing of the ice on the cover of Kid A leaving the shimmering multi-colour swirls found on the artwork. Warmer, more human and in touch with it's emotions but still retaning the potential to strike fear and paranoia at any moment.

"Jigsaw Falling into Place" and "Bodysnatchers" find the band in full on rock mode that have drawn comparisons with artists like ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Foo Fighters and Broken Social Scene. On the later we are treated to one of the first great moments on the album when the dynamic of the track bends and Yorke's mewling voice evades the chasing crunching guitars and makes a falsetto dash akin to the one on "2+2=5" as the light goes out and the entire band vomit their pelvis's out before the final crash leaves us as exhausted as the final syllable that escapes Thom's throat. The former flamencos it's way along before harrying along like many a runaway train Friday night out has descended into and features a similar slow build sense of impending terror.

Before it's release "Nude" was one of the key' please Lord don't fuck this up' moments on here for me and thankfully it's one of the albums glorious high points, Yorke's conversational, breathy vocal and the pulsating backing rush of trembling strings carry the emotion and gravity that this torch anthem to the perils of adultery has always held, like a gently bruised heart struggling to pump it's poisoned blood around your shameful aroused genitals. The Talk Talk-isms of "All I Need" with it's creeping "ROYGBIV" bassline and could almost be on the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange with it's menace and creepiness it sounds like a vampiric cousin of "How Can You Be Sure" and "A Reminder" ("I'm an animal trapped in your hot car" is a perfect metaphor for the hang-dog expression permanently worn by those enamoured by the unobtainable as the line "I wanna stick with you, because there are no others" for when you are so blinded that you can't tell if it's "all right" or "all wrong") and the final minute is a glorious crescendo of glockenspiels, pianos and synths.

In 2000 Yorke claimed that he'd "completely had it with melody. (I) just wanted rhythm" now, it seems that the whole band is having more fun than on those fruaght sessions and can relax and produce the sweet swinging serenande of "House of Cards" and delightlful "Faust ARP" which almost could have been written by The Beatles whilst in India or Nick Drake at Cambridge University.

There are a few therories swimming around the internet about the surely not coincidental fact that at the exact Golden Ratio point of the record on the stunning "Reckoner" the backing vocals coo the title of the track before the guitars loop out into the outro which is very similar to that of "In Limbo" Along with "Weird Fishes / Arpeggi" it's the track that could easiest sit on OK Computer due to it's mood and quality.

When we reach the end of record we have, as "15 Step" says "...ended up where I started?" with "Videotape" finishing with human drumming giving way to the mechanical clank and whirl of the videotape containing the highlights of a dying man's life, unlike the dying embers of Kid A where the hell of Amnesiac was to come this death is a celbration of life. The second disc only confirms for me that the band are at the top of their game again by including the brutally emotional vocal of "Last Flowers" the soaring strings on "Down Is The New Up" and the wrecked beauty of "Four Minute Warning", all classic Radiohead in my eyes and seemingly only denied a spot on the main record due to the political and colder leanings in the subject matter not chiming with the overwhelming radiance of the collection of ten and also possible containing too many references to other Radiohead songs.

The band where worried before the release that the fans wouldn't be intested in a warm, personal album which didn't set out to push back the boundaries of rock music. To paraphrase the band themselves, "You might be wrong" - MitchellStirling

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LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver

(8751 Points, 98 Votes, Nine #1 Votes)

US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: #28

Charting Singles: "North American Scum" (#40 UK), "All My Friends" (#41 UK)

Acclaimed music Ranking: #2 of 2007

SOMB Says: James Murphy has been behind some of the decade's strongest singles, but with only his second LP, he's now shown mastery of the album. I really have no idea, but I have a hunch that the concept of the “album” isn't held nearly as holy within the dance community as it is with those who still worship groups like say, Radiohead. Dance music's all fine and good, but I definitely fall in the later category. With equal parts Lou Reed and 808 State, Murphy has created a work of true emotional depth and maturity, but not without a fantastically playful demeanor or a biting sense of sarcasm either. One would be hard pressed to find a better stretch of tracks in 2007 than those found between (and including) Sound Of Silver's “North American Scum” and “Us v. Them.” And that's not even mentioning the absolutely killer opening and closing tracks on the record. Or the three other tracks I didn't specifically reference (they kick ass too). The production is outstanding, as per usual DFA standards. If you don't like at least ONE track on this record, you probably have no soul. - Hans Christian Anderson

Ranked Highest By: amotin, Northern Voice, Michael K., Raleigh, SnapNapCrash, MitchellStirling, RadioHitchcock, kmac, Dark Heat (#1)

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