Hamilton mentioned a website you can go to and order the album for $5....goes to some charity i think....he mentions it in the video link above.
So I'm def. buying this tonight - anywhere doing any good giveaways in Chicago (or online) to go along with it?
The Walkmen - YOu & Me
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:09 PM
A Hundred Miles Off is underrated, but it's still not their best by a long shot.
This, however, might overtake Bows + Arrows in my estimation. So much brilliant stuff here.
I'd say it's at least worthy of a 9.0
see id agree except from at least a p4k standard they try and reserve those for something "new" nothing on this album is especially innovative or groundbreaking thus the solid 8.5...i dont know thats just what i think...
true. 8.5 from Pitchfork is basically saying "we like this album, we know it's good, but we're not ready to totally get behind it and have the album become associated with us." Seeing as how the album is mostly relaxed in its tone and hardly rushes to impress, as their review notes, the score makes sense. It's charms grow with time and I wouldn't be surprised to see it wind up in their top 10, much like Spoon's Ga, which also received an 8.5.
When Fork gives a 9.0 it creates a buzz around the indie-internet world, and so it seems that an unheard of, unestablished act (or Radiohead) is much more likely to receive a 9.0+. It's in this way that Fork can exert some sort of control on what new bands people listen to. Just checking over their scores from this years attests to that. Most people probably weren't listening to the bands in the "9.0 Club" last year: Hercules & Love Affair, Fleet Foxes, No Age. I can't remember any more. The established acts who release great albums get the 8 range scores (Portishead, M83, Walkmen). Then again, their scores for Vampire Weekend and Cut Copy contradict what I'm saying.
Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:21 PM
Pitchfork smearing is passe'
Ha, I don't think I'm smearing. I'm probably one of the few people on this board that would openly admit to liking Pitchfork. I'm just offering my explanation of their score logic.
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 05:10 PM
where do we gooo new?!!?
Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:41 PM
"In the New Year" is not one of the weaker tracks
"what kind of moe cop doesn't give her the old suck on my balls warning?
Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:22 PM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:01 AM
they were great last night night. i should hear this new record.
immediately..i wanna see how the new stuff plays live...i should really go see them soon
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