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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-01 22:36:58 Reply

Beck's 'Morning Phase' LP is pretty great. Really digging the production on the whole thing, and there are some fantastic tracks on there.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-02 08:53:17 Reply

Decided to give it another go, for personal benefit mainly but let's be friends if you want - or not, mate. Not arsed. Don't care. Might be nice though.

http://www.last.fm/user/Tuta-absoluta

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-02 18:00:00 Reply

At 2/2/14 08:53 AM, Ejit wrote: Decided to give it another go, for personal benefit mainly but let's be friends if you want - or not, mate. Not arsed. Don't care. Might be nice though.

http://www.last.fm/user/Tuta-absoluta

Your musical compatibility with Tuta-absoluta is VERY LOW
Music you have in common includes Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Neil Young and Ken Laszlo.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-03 13:55:18 Reply

At 2/2/14 06:00 PM, argile wrote: Your musical compatibility with Tuta-absoluta is VERY LOW
Music you have in common includes Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Neil Young and Ken Laszlo.

Oh word dude any Ken Laszlo listener is a friend of mine

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-06 02:59:41 Reply

Anyone here listen to Bombay Bicycle Club? Their new album is like so fucking good ohmygod ohmygod


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-06 03:54:28 Reply

At 2/6/14 02:59 AM, Makeshift wrote: Anyone here listen to Bombay Bicycle Club? Their new album is like so fucking good ohmygod ohmygod

I really liked 'I Had the Blues but I Shook Them Loose', but none of their other albums really did anything for me. I had no idea they had a new LP out, though. I'll have to give it a listen in a bit along with the EPs I've neglected.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-06 04:41:56 Reply

At 2/6/14 03:54 AM, Oolaph wrote:
At 2/6/14 02:59 AM, Makeshift wrote: Anyone here listen to Bombay Bicycle Club? Their new album is like so fucking good ohmygod ohmygod
I really liked 'I Had the Blues but I Shook Them Loose', but none of their other albums really did anything for me. I had no idea they had a new LP out, though. I'll have to give it a listen in a bit along with the EPs I've neglected.

Not sure what you'll think of the new one. If you really like I Had The Blues, but not the others so much I can't imagine this would grab you. Doesn't hurt to try though.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-06 12:37:40 Reply

Is posting charts still a thing?

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-06 19:25:22 Reply

At 2/6/14 04:41 AM, Makeshift wrote: Not sure what you'll think of the new one. If you really like I Had The Blues, but not the others so much I can't imagine this would grab you. Doesn't hurt to try though.

Definitely didn't grab me. I can barely choose a 'out of 10' score for it because of how uninterested I was. Oh well. Still haven't bothered with the two EPs that came out before 'I Had the Blues', I should do that soon since that'll probably be exactly the style I like from them.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-14 05:36:34 Reply

At 2/6/14 12:37 PM, Innermike wrote: Is posting charts still a thing?

i always like seeing charts from others

here's mine

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-15 21:37:02 Reply

So for a while Ryanson and I have been wanting to do a book club sort of thing, but for albums. We've just been too lazy to actually put in the effort to do it. Since Dr-Worm's "Movie of the Week" idea over in the Cinema Club seems to be working out so well, I thought it would be a good idea to let him do all the work of getting things organised and adapt his idea over here as "Album of the Week". It would hopefully get some fresh discussion in here and hopefully make this place more lively. Is anyone here actually up for participating in this or should we just forget the thing altogether?


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-15 21:43:16 Reply

Avicii isn't quite as good as the numerous times his single has been played on the radio. Progressive House is pretty lame as a sub genre of house music. Hardly notice the progression at all.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-15 23:57:53 Reply

At 2/15/14 09:37 PM, Oolaph wrote: So for a while Ryanson and I have been wanting to do a book club sort of thing, but for albums. We've just been too lazy to actually put in the effort to do it. Since Dr-Worm's "Movie of the Week" idea over in the Cinema Club seems to be working out so well, I thought it would be a good idea to let him do all the work of getting things organised and adapt his idea over here as "Album of the Week". It would hopefully get some fresh discussion in here and hopefully make this place more lively. Is anyone here actually up for participating in this or should we just forget the thing altogether?

You totes linked the wrong thing

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-16 05:15:01 Reply

At 2/15/14 11:57 PM, Ryanson wrote:
BUT YOU KNOW ME I'M DOWN

I'm always down for new music count me in.

not that anybody has any interest in my opinions
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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-16 05:31:01 Reply

I'm gonna have to listen to some music I don't like aren't I? I'll do it I guess. It's a lot easier than keeping up with that movie of the week thing. I could barely find any of the movies so far.

I made a new account by the way. I didn't like all the music on my last one and also the account name makes me cringe now. I could have just reset my plays, but I wanted to keep the account so I could look back on it sometime... I guess. I'm also starting to use the site again after a year or so, so starting fresh is fun.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-17 17:17:05 Reply

At 2/15/14 09:37 PM, Oolaph wrote: So for a while Ryanson and I have been wanting to do a book club sort of thing, but for albums. We've just been too lazy to actually put in the effort to do it. Since Dr-Worm's "Movie of the Week" idea over in the Cinema Club seems to be working out so well, I thought it would be a good idea to let him do all the work of getting things organised and adapt his idea over here as "Album of the Week". It would hopefully get some fresh discussion in here and hopefully make this place more lively. Is anyone here actually up for participating in this or should we just forget the thing altogether?

Yeah, let's do it. I've always meant to participate in Cinema Club, but I doubt I will feel like watching a movie and writing my thoughts on it very often. Music, however, isn't so tiring. I'm up for organizing it if no one feels like it.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-17 20:07:43 Reply

At 2/17/14 05:17 PM, Sekhem wrote: Yeah, let's do it. I've always meant to participate in Cinema Club, but I doubt I will feel like watching a movie and writing my thoughts on it very often. Music, however, isn't so tiring. I'm up for organizing it if no one feels like it.

Awesome. I figure it'd be best to pretty much just adapt Dr-Worm's system to albums because it's working so well in the Cinema Club.

It would work like this: One person chooses an album for us to listen to over the week, then on the weekend we have wonderful in-depth discussions about it like housewives trying to get away from their families at a book club. Then on Sunday/Monday one of the people that participated in the previous week will be randomly chosen to pick the album, and so on and so forth.

The whole idea of this is to broaden our horizons a bit and listen to stuff that we might not have stumbled upon on our own.
Not every album needs to be incredibly obscure and hard to find, but something that most of us haven't heard before would be much more interesting to talk about than something like Thriller or Rumours. I also really like the idea that each week's album should be from a different decade and genre from the previous one, just to keep things fresh.

I'm not sure how you wanna kick things off, we could type up a list and have everyone sort of vote and pick whichever one sounds the most interesting, or someone could simply volunteer to be the first picker. Both sound perfectly fine to me.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-18 09:10:25 Reply

At 2/17/14 08:07 PM, Oolaph wrote: I'm not sure how you wanna kick things off, we could type up a list and have everyone sort of vote and pick whichever one sounds the most interesting, or someone could simply volunteer to be the first picker.

Might as well type a list up, self nomination feels weird.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-18 10:38:35 Reply

At 2/17/14 09:42 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote: why the fuck did i buy CDs

Because CDs rock

good picks btw
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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-18 15:39:12 Reply

At 2/18/14 02:12 PM, ClockworkSpace wrote:
At 11/4/07 05:32 PM, Centurion-Ryan wrote: But what will fuel my superiority complex?
I'm embarrassed to live in the same country as you

Did you just fer real reply to a 7 year old post bruh?

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-20 20:16:19 Reply

Alright, Ryanson and I threw together a quick list of records to get the ball rolling. Go ahead and pick one out of this batch, or if you hate all of them and have a better one in mind, feel free to suggest your own.

1. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day
2. Thelonious Monk - Monk
3. A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
4. EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
5. Karmacoda- Eternal

The first choice will be based on what you guys say, and I'll make the final decision this weekend. It will be definite, set in stone -- no backing out.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-20 21:44:20 Reply

Always been interested in trying out A Tribe Called Quest. That's my vote.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-21 22:36:25 Reply

I think i'll throw my vote in for the Thelonious Monk album mainly because it seems like the one I would be least likely to listen to on my own.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-22 00:33:12 Reply

I vote for EMA and Tribe Called Quest

Push comes to shove, have to choose ONLY one, Tribe Called Quest


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-22 13:27:40 Reply

I love tribe (heard the album already), but I wouldn't mind doing this for Thelonious Monk. I don't mind though.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-23 11:57:43 Reply

Tribe and Thelonious were pretty much equal, so I flipped a coin. The winner is...

Thelonious Monk - Monk [1954]

Jazz. Jazzy piano jazz with quintets. Quintets. We're gonna listen to it, we're going to enjoy it or hate it, and then this weekend we'rer gonna discuss it. Oh boy.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-26 10:36:20 Reply

At 2/23/14 11:57 AM, Oolaph wrote: Tribe and Thelonious were pretty much equal, so I flipped a coin. The winner is...

Thelonious Monk - Monk [1954]

Damn, I was gonna vote for Tribe but I guess I'll give this a go.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-28 05:53:34 Reply

Admittedly, I'm not sure why this was the record I chose. When making the list, I was thinking "everyone's heard Brilliant Corners and Straight No Chaser, better pick a lesser known Monk record so it can be something new." But then I remembered that most of you guys don't even listen to jazz in the first place. This one isn't as easily available as some of his other releases, so I apologize if you had trouble or are currently having trouble getting a hold of it. I'll make sure to do my research and see if it's easy to get a hold of next time I choose an album.

So, Thelonious Monk - Monk. It may not be considered a masterpiece of a 'true example of Monk's genius', but I really do enjoy this record and I feel that it's a really good showcase of the unique way that Thelonious played piano. His voicings, rhythms, and runs were like no one else had ever played, and still no one has gotten anywhere close to his style today. Even against the very 'run of the mill' sound of the bands he's playing with here, his unusual style of playing meshes very well and serves as a very good contrast to the group and creates a sound that isn't too out there, but is still enough to keep things interesting at all times. Things that would sound like a mistake or wrong note if anyone else were playing it work so well and really spice up the songs with the way that Thelonious uses them.

The first four tracks were recorded in '54 with Curly Russel, Art Blakey, Frank Foster, and Ray Copeland. One of the standout tracks on this half of the album is definitely Hackensack. The jumpy, but still very groove oriented rhythm of this track really catches your attention. Art Blakey's drumming on this track is fantastic. In the beginning, his grooves are very simple with small rolls to link bits together and allow for the soloists to keep the main attention, but he does an incredible job of livening things up as Monk's solo is coming to a close around the 1:40 mark. The change serves as a turning point for the song and after that, the track keeps building as he does a role to allow Frank Foster to take the stage. The song once again bumps it up as Copeland comes in, and then everyone but Blakey himself drops out and he has a drum solo which creates a very interesting break from the rest of the track which I just love. Then everyone comes back in, more energetic than they were before, run through the hook a few more times, and close on that delicious F7.

Tracks 5, 6, and 7 were recorded 5 months earlier in '53 with Percy Heath, Willie Jones, Julius Watkins, and Sonny Rollins acting as the big name in this session. With only three tracks, one of them being just a second take, this side of the record really takes a backseat to the first four tracks. They're a lot more laid back and 'forgettable' in comparison, but Sonny Rollins throws together some very nice melodies that give the tracks a very pleasant feeling, and Watkins' french horn creates an interesting dynamic as he plays along with the rest of the band. Monk's distinct playing is nice as always and spices things up, but I can't help but feel that this side really pales in comparison to the other quintet's more lively performance.

Now, I'll throw the names of anyone who participates this week into a randomizer and post who chooses next week's album on Sunday night/Monday morning. If you haven't given the album a listen yet, you can listen to most of the tracks on Youtube and it's available on pretty much any public torrent tracker WHICH I DO NOT CONDONE AT ALL OF COURSE.

Here are some quick Youtube links of most of the songs, I'm sure the others are on there too but you'll probably have to do some digging.
1. We See
2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
3. Locomotive
5. Let's Call This


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-02-28 15:24:00 Reply

At 2/28/14 05:53 AM, Oolaph wrote:
Here are some quick Youtube links of most of the songs, I'm sure the others are on there too but you'll probably have to do some digging.
1. We See
2. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
3. Locomotive
5. Let's Call This

shit, the album I downloaded and listened to has this tracklisting:

Liza
April in Paris
Children's Song
(Just One Way to Say) I Love You
Just You, Just Me
Pannonica
Teo

I dunno what album this is but it was still a good listen and the dl said it's caled Monk

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At 2/28/14 03:24 PM, JaY11 wrote: shit, the album I downloaded and listened to has this tracklisting:

Liza
April in Paris
Children's Song
(Just One Way to Say) I Love You
Just You, Just Me
Pannonica
Teo

I dunno what album this is but it was still a good listen and the dl said it's caled Monk

That's 'Monk.', a record of his from 1964. I tried to put the year of the record in the post to avoid confusion, but I can't blame you for mixing up two records with pretty much identical names. Glad you enjoyed it, though. At the very least you still listened to a Thelonious Monk album, so I'll still count that as participating.


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