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« Reply #225 on: Jun 23, 2011, 03:19:55 PM »

HERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN

FALLIN ON MY HEAD LIKE A MEM-O-REE
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« Reply #226 on: Jun 24, 2011, 12:16:59 AM »

Ugh, why did I click on this thread? I always regret it...
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« Reply #227 on: Jul 06, 2011, 02:14:24 AM »

Fuck my life.
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« Reply #228 on: Jul 15, 2011, 11:20:38 AM »

This awesome new TMBG tune, all morning:
When Will You Die
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« Reply #229 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:48:58 PM »

The album is free, do I have that right?
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« Reply #230 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:50:18 PM »

I think it's just selected advance tracks that are free, but also I'm told that the album was leaked, so, in a way, yes.
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« Reply #231 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:51:42 PM »

I was really excited to listen, but that song's not doing too much for me, actually.
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« Reply #232 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:53:14 PM »

I think it's just selected advance tracks that are free, but also I'm told that the album was leaked, so, in a way, yes.

In the caption for each youtube video of a song on this album, it says "Download full album: [link]" And the vids were posted by the official TMBG account.

Listening to another song now, and dang, I guess this isn't the direction I was hoping for. Sounds like b-sides, which, okay, but.
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« Reply #233 on: Jul 15, 2011, 02:58:19 PM »

Yeah, I heard the one song that they released a few months back--it was OK but not great--and hadn't bothered to listen to any of the others. I figure I'll just get the whole album when it comes out for real.
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« Reply #234 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:24:20 PM »

Yeah, it's a leak, I think the album comes out Tuesday. I listened to it last night while doing some stuff around the house, and on the whole it reminds me of John Henry. A few earnest full-band rock songs, some weirdness scattered around, a few misfires but on the whole pretty good and maybe better than it should be considering its length.
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« Reply #235 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:27:09 PM »

Well, you know me. I love that band and have enjoyed something from every album they've put out, so I'm bound to find something I like in this one.  Even the early advance-release track Can't Keep Johnny Down is pretty fucking catchy.
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« Reply #236 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:31:02 PM »

Yeah, that's a great track! "All of the dicks in this dick town/can't keep Johnny down" is a great line.
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« Reply #237 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:45:07 PM »

I rather liked the "they haven't yet built the man..." line, heh!
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« Reply #238 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:48:56 PM »

As somebody who only knows tmbg through 'birdhouse' and the kids albums, is there a preferred starting point in their discography?
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« Reply #239 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:55:56 PM »

Lincoln - it's not quite *as* wacky/wonky as their first album*, but retains a lot of the DIYish aspects that contributed in large part to their "quirkiness". And oh my god the lyrics. Standout tracks on that album are Ana Ng and They'll Need a Crane.

Flood is the commonest starting point (and includes Birdhouse), and has some slightly more standard-song songs as well as their best-known (though I haven't intentionally listened to Particle Man in probably ten or more years).

* this is not a criticism of their first album, by the way
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« Reply #240 on: Jul 15, 2011, 03:59:09 PM »

Flood (the album with Birdhouse on it)

I like their pre-John Henry stuff better (the self titled, Lincoln, Flood and Apollo 18) but like jm I tend to find something I like on all their albums. After that run of records they started using a full band, which caused a bit of a schism among their diehard fans. I don't really care about all that, though I think some of the charm was lost when they went to a full band.

x-post yeah, Lincoln is a great album and "They'll Need a Crane" is devastating
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« Reply #241 on: Jul 15, 2011, 05:54:30 PM »

Thanks! I'll try and spend some time with them over the next week and see if anything sticks  Smile
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« Reply #242 on: Jul 15, 2011, 09:48:18 PM »

Flood was the first TMBG album I liked.

This was the first one I loved:



And after I got this:



...I realized we were in "one of my favorite bands" territory. (It's a compilation featuring their first two albums -- the s/t one and Lincoln -- with all attendant b-sides.)

And for my money, the best thing they've ever released is this EP:



...but it's not exactly typical, so I wouldn't start there.
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« Reply #243 on: Jul 18, 2011, 10:50:34 PM »

This awesome new TMBG tune, all morning:
When Will You Die


Yeah, this is really good, as is Cloisonné.
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« Reply #244 on: Jul 18, 2011, 11:10:45 PM »

Yeah! Cloisonne's my favorite Flans song on the album (which I'm liking a lot so far)

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And for my money, the best thing they've ever released is this EP:



...but it's not exactly typical, so I wouldn't start there.

I wouldn't go that far, though the leadoff track on that EP is stunning

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« Reply #245 on: Jul 18, 2011, 11:32:54 PM »

also yo, I feel like there are an unusual number of Ween moments on this album, for whatever that's worth.

edit: also yeah, Am I Awake? is incredible.  and re: this new album, I like that they can still kind of milk the pathetic lazy self-important used-car-salesman-caricature effectively.

other edit: yeah, this When Will You Die? track is pretty John Henry.

I think the last track could be a younger sibling to They'll Need a Crane.  As could Judy is Your Viet Nam to Out of Jail.
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« Reply #246 on: Jul 19, 2011, 12:59:58 AM »

In particular, that one track late in the album with Flans' pitch-shifted vocals sounds almost like a deliberate Ween homage!

And yep that last track is great. The lyrics kind of gave me a I've Got a Match vibe (which might be the bitterest Linnell song, which along with They'll Need a Crane helps make Lincoln the darkest TMBG album imo)

Also davy you should get this album man, you'd really dig it if you're reppin' for Factory Showroom
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« Reply #247 on: Jul 19, 2011, 01:04:14 AM »

In particular, that one track late in the album with Flans' pitch-shifted vocals sounds almost like a deliberate Ween homage!

And yep that last track is great. The lyrics kind of gave me a I've Got a Match vibe (which might be the bitterest Linnell song, which along with They'll Need a Crane helps make Lincoln the darkest TMBG album imo)

Also davy you should get this album man, you'd really dig it if you're reppin' for Factory Showroom

Oh yeah, I think I've Got a Match is a better... match for that song.
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« Reply #248 on: Jul 19, 2011, 03:41:29 AM »

Also davy you should get this album man, you'd really dig it if you're reppin' for Factory Showroom

Really? Because one of the things I really dig about FS is the production, far more punchy and dynamic than the earlier stuff. I feel like as they get older, and their songwriting maybe declines a little, their skill as producers just keeps improving. The Else was pretty inconsistent from a songwriting perspective, but I thought it sounded beautiful.

The few tracks I listened to off this new one sounded really thin and low-fi. Like they were deliberately trying to go back to a pre-Flood production style. And I don't know if I can get behind that. On the other hand, it may just be the youtube videos not sounding great.

But I WANT to believe, so I'll definitely give it a solid chance to impress me. May even buy it when it comes out. Is it out?
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« Reply #249 on: Jul 19, 2011, 08:24:14 AM »

In particular, that one track late in the album with Flans' pitch-shifted vocals sounds almost like a deliberate Ween homage!

Yeah, that was the main one I was thinking of, though the bit in Cloisonne reminds me a little of Spinal Meningitis.
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