Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:57 PM
I'm Vivian Darkbloom, and I approve of these lists. Nice work, fellows. These are all varied and interesting, and will serve as a welcome tonic against all of the undifferentiated M.WardSunsetRubdownXiuXiuIslandsGrizzlyBearDecemberistsBeirutDestroyer indie same-y exercises in shuffling that are unfortunately certain to dominate the end result.
I love how literally everyone on this board manages to hate my list. I have quite a few similar albums to all these guys, but mine's just not cool enough. Oh well.
I don't hate your list!!! Dude, we've both got Mastodon at number one, so obviously, we have at least some things in common. Also appreciated the inclusion of Pajo (which I forgot to put in there) and Lady Sov (I think you might the first to give her a nod). If I didn't include it in my little encomium to SOMBie diversity, it's not because I think you're list's not "cool." It just didn't strike me on a quick, cursory romp through 30 pages of lists. I like your list!!!
Man, you emo boys are SOOOOO sensitive sometimes!!!
The God of language forgives all crimes.
Anthony B, Independent, March 16
Black Mountain, Rickshaw Stop, March 20
Earthless, Wooden Shjips, Cafe du Nord, March 28
Mastodon, Kylesa, Intronaut, Great American Music Hall, April 19
Opeth, Enslaved, Regency Grand Ballroom, May 14
Sun Kil Moon, Great American Music Hall, May 29