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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-03 21:24:04 Reply

At 3/3/14 07:53 PM, Dr-Worm wrote: THANKS FOR @ MENTIONING ME YOU DICKS.

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Srsly tho, I'm happy that what I set up over on the Cinema Club thread (which you should all check out!) is proving useful for you guys and that you decided to go through with this idea. I'm definitely down to participate so please add me to the @ mentions when new picks are announced.

Thanks for giving us that extra little push. We had been talking about it for like a year but it never went anywhere because I was afraid it wouldn't work well, but your format is working out really well in the Cinema Club so hopefully it'll work well here too. I'll be sure to keep you in the @ lists in the future, I just went through the couple of people that posted on the last two pages here and didn't give much thought to it. Glad to know you're interested, the more the merrier!

I know next to none of the technical language of music and I've always been kind of terrible at analyzing music or articulating why I do or don't like certain things, but I guess this is a good opportunity to learn. I do love all kinds of music so it'll be cool to branch out and hear some good new shit.

That's totally fine. Just like the Movie of the Week, the whole point of this is to branch out and discuss what we thought about music that we wouldn't have seen otherwise, not to write a perfect school essay on it.

Ah dammit I totally would've voted for Vashti Bunyan, I fucking love that album. I don't know which of you two nominated that but if you haven't heard her more recent (well, 2005, but whatever) album Lookaftering it's definitely worth a listen. "Here Before" is up there with her best songs.

I put it on the list, and I'll probably choose it at some point down the road because I love that album too. One of my all-time favourites. Lookaftering is great too, I love the production on it and her voice is just as beautiful as it was on Diamond Days, which is absolutely incredible considering the huge time gap between the two records.

At 2/17/14 05:17 PM, Sekhem wrote: 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.
Yeah I get that. It'd definitely be cool if you dropped by every once in a while, though, I feel like you have a lot of breadth in terms of the kinds of shit you watch so it'd be interesting to see your thoughts and picks.

I seriously need to work on actually posting about the Movie of the Week in there, I keep watching the films late and forget to post about them.

As for Gobblemeister's album pick, after reading through the album's Wikipedia page it certainly sounds like an intriguing listen. I'll be sure to grab it and give it a listen or two tomorrow.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-04 02:38:34 Reply

At 3/3/14 09:24 PM, Oolaph wrote: I put it on the list, and I'll probably choose it at some point down the road because I love that album too. One of my all-time favourites.

Yeah mine too. The album sounds like it was recorded via time travel in a gorgeous pastoral village 500 years ago.

If you haven't heard of her already, Sibylle Baier has a somewhat similar ethereal thing going on.

Lookaftering is great too, I love the production on it and her voice is just as beautiful as it was on Diamond Days, which is absolutely incredible considering the huge time gap between the two records.

Yes, exactly, it's amazing. And it lends credence to my theory that she's not really a human being and is actually some kind of mythical forest sprite or something.

I seriously need to work on actually posting about the Movie of the Week in there, I keep watching the films late and forget to post about them.

Well even if it's too late to get into the following week's pool, definitely don't hesitate to post your thoughts or respond to other people's. It's not like we can never discuss something again once its week is through, there's always more to talk about. I've missed two of the MotWs so far but when I get around to watching them I'll probably still post something and go back to other people's comments from those weeks and respond.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-04 09:09:28 Reply

At 3/3/14 03:24 PM, Gobblemeister wrote:
Hopefully no one has already heard this; it's one of my favorites, so give it a shot!!!

I've never heard of it but I've just gotten it ready on Spotify for me to listen to on the way home from Work where I'll actually pay attention.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-06 00:13:23 Reply

At 3/4/14 02:38 AM, Dr-Worm wrote: If you haven't heard of her already, Sibylle Baier has a somewhat similar ethereal thing going on.

Awesome, downloading Colour Green right now. Thanks for the recommendation, man.

Yes, exactly, it's amazing. And it lends credence to my theory that she's not really a human being and is actually some kind of mythical forest sprite or something.

I'd believe it, her voice is like nothing else.

Well even if it's too late to get into the following week's pool, definitely don't hesitate to post your thoughts or respond to other people's. It's not like we can never discuss something again once its week is through, there's always more to talk about. I've missed two of the MotWs so far but when I get around to watching them I'll probably still post something and go back to other people's comments from those weeks and respond.

I know I should, but it never comes to mind since the current topic in the thread isn't on that film any more. I really so need to make more of an effort to actually post in there though.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-07 19:25:37 Reply

Okay, I listened to Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite twice this week and it was really nice. The production was especially enjoyable. Everything is clear and even when the instrumentation would get more crowded, nothing ever melted together or got muddy. Everything was squeaky clean and neat. The vocal melodies were incredibly intimate, the steady and crooning delivery did a wonderful job of giving the songs a very smooth feeling, the whole record is like jelly gently flowing downward. The bass playing on ...Til the Cops Come Knockin' is really great, in fact the bass across the entire album is great. Holding that low-end and never letting go. Even on the quiet bits like Whenever Wherever Whatever, it's still present and providing the track with that deep foundation. Dealing with the higher end, the saxophone parts are nicely done as well. Spicing things up when needed and giving the tracks a very nice flavour, while not overstaying its welcome or taking over.

I'm honestly not as much of a seasoned RnB listener as I'd like to be, and I think this record may have given me that extra little push to actually go and seek out more. I really enjoyed this pick, Gobble. If you have any more recommendations in this vein, I would really love to hear them. Thanks a bunch, man.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-08 18:36:21 Reply

I'm glad you liked it Oolaph. My personal favorite tracks from the album are Sumthin Sumthin, Urban Theme, and Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder). Maxwell's albums always stand out to me as the pinnacle of Neo-Soul/RnB production. He might not be as strong vocally as some of his contemporaries but he more than makes up for it in the unique and extremely rich instrumentals that complement his own voice so well.

As for albums like Urban Hang Suite there's obviously the other works by Maxwell Embrya and Now

There's also D'angelo's two albums Brown Sugar and Voodoo both of which are phenomenal in their own right

I also think Robert Glasper's Black Radio and Black Radio 2 are great and are in very much the same vein of RnB/Neo-Soul though they are also a bit jazzier than the aforementioned.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-08 19:19:46 Reply

At 3/8/14 06:36 PM, Gobblemeister wrote: I'm glad you liked it Oolaph. My personal favorite tracks from the album are Sumthin Sumthin, Urban Theme, and Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder). Maxwell's albums always stand out to me as the pinnacle of Neo-Soul/RnB production. He might not be as strong vocally as some of his contemporaries but he more than makes up for it in the unique and extremely rich instrumentals that complement his own voice so well.

Ascension is probably my favourite, the vocals on that one are fantastic. Though for the most part, the instrumentals were definitely what stood out for me when listening to this, the whole thing was wonderfully crafted production-wise.

As for albums like Urban Hang Suite there's obviously the other works by Maxwell Embrya and Now

There's also D'angelo's two albums Brown Sugar and Voodoo both of which are phenomenal in their own right

I also think Robert Glasper's Black Radio and Black Radio 2 are great and are in very much the same vein of RnB/Neo-Soul though they are also a bit jazzier than the aforementioned.

Thanks, I'll definitely check these out sometime soon. The rate of how often I've been seeking out new artists has really declined lately, and that bothers me. So I'm taking note of any artists that peak my interest and trying to give them all a shot.

Speaking of which, @Dr-Worm, I listened to Colour Green and it was really great. I especially loved the track William, really pleasant and relaxing. Thanks for the rec, I'll definitely be coming back to listen to this album every now and then.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-09 17:24:45 Reply

So I listened to Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite a couple times this week and really enjoyed it even though I don't listen to much RnB. Maxwell doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel here, it's a pretty straightforward '90s update of '70s sounds, but it's all expertly and very neatly arranged. And Maxwell's singing voice isn't especially distinct or noteworthy, but he surrounds it with great instrumentation and tight production; I loved the incredibly smooth bass work throughout the album and the nicely varied use of other instruments and styles throughout (like that great funk guitar on "Welcome" or the disco-ish feel of "Sumthin' Sumthin'"). I think "...'Til the Cops Come Knockin'"probably best illustrates what I'm talking about here as a whole, and it's my favorite track on the album.

All in all, the album is just a finely-tuned, well-oiled baby-making music machine. Good stuff.

I don't know much about the whole neo-soul thing, but I do really like D'Angelo's Voodoo ("The Root" is such a great song). I think I actually prefer the looser vibe of that album to Maxwell's, which sometimes feels almost mannered to a fault. But it was still a great listen and I'm definitely interested in checking out more of this kind of music.

At 3/8/14 07:19 PM, Oolaph wrote: Speaking of which, @Dr-Worm, I listened to Colour Green and it was really great. I especially loved the track William, really pleasant and relaxing. Thanks for the rec, I'll definitely be coming back to listen to this album every now and then.

Awesome, I'm glad you liked it. I haven't listened to the whole album in a while but I love "Tonight" and "Give Me a Smile."


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-10 16:42:44 Reply

Out of the three people that participated in the thread this week, only one hasn't gone yet. So I don't think this was quite the hardest decision for ol' Randomizer. @Dr-Worm, you're up! You know the drill: different genre and decade (and country if you want to be super cool) than the previous pick, and have fun with it.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-10 17:06:07 Reply

been a busy week for me but rest assured I will listen to Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite asap and hopefully i'll take part again in this weeks one too

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-10 19:29:06 Reply

in honor of my #rare posts here ya go

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-10 23:27:49 Reply

At 3/10/14 04:42 PM, Oolaph wrote: @Dr-Worm, you're up! You know the drill: different genre and decade (and country if you want to be super cool) than the previous pick, and have fun with it.

Whoa, awesome. I was struggling to pick between two things, but I guess in order to be super cool I'll pick the one that isn't American (it's British; the album I didn't pick, which I guess I'll save for another time, was Big Star's #1 Record). Plus, this album should make for a nice contrast with the swooning, idealistic romanticism of Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, because it's one of the all-time great breakup albums:

Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights (1982)

Shoot Out the Lights was the last and best album recorded by the British folk-rock musician Richard Thompson with his wife Linda; they were divorced by the time the album was released. Thompson has gone on to have a pretty excellent solo career (and he did some great stuff with Fairport Convention prior to Linda as well), but as far as I'm concerned nothing can top his work with Linda, especially on this album.

The album isn't quite literally about their marriage falling apart, as most of the songs had originally been written a couple years earlier, but that theme is pretty hard to deny regardless, not just because of the downcast relationship woes that make up much of the lyrical content but because of the tension and emotions that run through the music. Linda's voice and Richard's guitar are some of the best in rock music and they do not fuck around here.

Anyway, this is one of my favorites and hopefully it isn't one too many of you have heard before (if so I could always pick something else instead). Enjoy!

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-10 23:33:38 Reply

Ah shit, I forgot to throw in some @ mentions so people see there's a new pick.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-10 23:58:24 Reply

At 3/10/14 11:27 PM, Dr-Worm wrote: Anyway, this is one of my favorites and hopefully it isn't one too many of you have heard before (if so I could always pick something else instead). Enjoy!

I've known of this album for ages, but I've never given it a proper listen before. So good pick, man. I'm looking forward to it.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-11 11:00:04 Reply

At 3/10/14 11:33 PM, Dr-Worm wrote:
@Snuff

I do check the thread I just never got around to being able to write up a small thing about Maxwell's album.

I gave it a listen and for that style of music I found that I quite enjoyed it. It's not something I would usually listen to but the opener was definitely something that caught my attention.

I think I'd have to be in a particular mood to fully enjoy it, or perhaps in a particular environment with particular people.

However I can definitely appreciate the production and talent involved in the album, the instruments all sounded fantastic and I was a big fan of his voice.

I may give him another listen and get into it a bit more, but for me I'd probably give it a 6/10 if we're doing ratings.

I'm lining up the next pick on my phone now, I look forward to something a little more rock-y.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-11 19:07:23 Reply

Well I gave Dr Worm's recommendation a listen and I have mixed feelings on it.

As a whole I enjoyed it, and I thought it was well written with some great instrumentation, especially from the guitars. Though it took me a couple of songs to adjust to the vocals.

Drums are a huge part of music for me, but I wasn't particularly fond of what I heard on this album. They seemed to go in and out of different styles. In Walking On A Wire I felt like they were constantly building up to something much bigger but they then went back down to the usual quieter style it generally sticks to throughout the album, which felt somewhat anticlimatic.

I imagine that makes little to no sense to anybody else but I know what I mean.

As for the writing side of things, it was obviously very apparent what the album was about as Dr Worm said, but I found it hard to sense much emotion in the writing. It may just be my perception of it because an album about a divorce between the two people who got divorced is going to be filled with nothing but emotion, though I just felt there was something lacking there.

It wasn't a bad album by any means, I enjoyed listening to it and probably will do again, however it's definitely not up there with my favourites.

A good choice no less.

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At 3/11/14 07:07 PM, Snuff wrote: As for the writing side of things, it was obviously very apparent what the album was about as Dr Worm said, but I found it hard to sense much emotion in the writing.

i think a lot of this is to blame on joe boyd and his shitty audio engineers

the emotion is there, but you just can't hear it

i understand why steve albini hates him so much after listening to dr worm's rec'd album

it's not chipping norton's fault either since xtc recorded nonsuch there with dudgeon and it's incredible

just the motion is the only real standout track in my opinion

anyways, did anyone notice that clicking on the listening now button leads you to a page that looks like this?

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-15 02:20:30 Reply

Listened to Shoot Out the Lights. I agree with Sekhem on the production here being poor, the songs on this album have a very nice rhythm section and the whole thing is performed well, but the production really keeps it from having any sort of impact. The lyrics seem very sincere and "real", and the vocal performances are very clean and on point. I definitely think that's the main high point of the record, the songwriting across the board is very well done, but the production really holds it back. I can definitely see why this record gets the praise that it does, but I wasn't really blown away by it to be honest. Nonetheless, I'm glad I was able to actually listen to this album and develop my own thoughts on it instead of "oh yeah i know of that album a lot of people really like it". Thanks for the pick, Dr-Worm.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-15 03:16:35 Reply

At 3/11/14 07:07 PM, Snuff wrote: As a whole I enjoyed it, and I thought it was well written with some great instrumentation, especially from the guitars.

Yeah, Richard Thompson might be my all-time favorite rock guitarist. His style is really different from that of a lot of his more well-known contemporaries, I think it's because unlike most of those guys he's more influenced by folk than blues.

His live stuff is fucking insane. Aaand upon typing that I realized how cool it would be to see him live and looked up tour dates on a whim, only to find out that he apparently played a show earlier tonight like fifteen goddamn minutes from my house, and he isn't going to be in my area again for the foreseeable future.

Fuck.

I imagine that makes little to no sense to anybody else but I know what I mean.

I think I get what you mean, I've just never really noticed or cared about it much because the drums are so deemphasized and mostly functional throughout. But I think for this particular album that low-key style is exactly the right choice; weary resignation towards the slow collapse of a relationship probably should sound a bit anticlimactic. If you go into it specifically listening for the drums I can see how it might be an issue, though.

As for the writing side of things, it was obviously very apparent what the album was about as Dr Worm said, but I found it hard to sense much emotion in the writing.

Well like I said most of the songs were written a few years prior and at least nominally aren't about their failing marriage at all. I think the tensions come out mostly through the music (though of course a lot of the lyrics also just happen to be about broken relationships and whatnot). It might help to compare this album with some of their earlier stuff like "Dimming of the Day" (imho one of the best love songs ever) or "A Heart Needs a Home".

Which isn't to say that the album should even automatically be read as being about their specific relationship, because it totally shouldn't. But in a more general sense I think the album's emotional and thematic content is definitely chiefly concerned with bitter separations and messy endings.

At 3/14/14 09:44 PM, Sekhem wrote: the emotion is there, but you just can't hear it

Eh, I still think Richard and Linda's musical talents and songwriting skills more than make up for the less than ideal production circumstances (I don't know much about music production, but in addition to the alleged shitty audio engineers the whole recording process itself was pretty rushed, plus of course there was Richard and Linda's increasingly strained relationship and Linda's pregnancy).

Not to mention that the arrangements are pretty spare to begin with.

i understand why steve albini hates him so much after listening to dr worm's rec'd album

Yeah, but Steve Albini hates everything so much.

Also, whatever Joe Boyd's flaws might be, dude produced Just Another Diamond Day. I mean, again, my ear's pretty untrained when it comes to this sort of thing, but from what I can tell the production on that album is pretty much perfect. And he's produced some other great stuff as well like Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief and Nick Drake's first two albums.

just the motion is the only real standout track in my opinion

I think tracks 2-5 are all pure gold, but then again I'm already a devotee.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-15 06:51:50 Reply

I think it's fair to say this scheme has been a success. It's nice to see so much discussion.

If only we could do this kind of thing on the gamerscore leaderboard

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-15 10:36:41 Reply

I fixed my broken plug in which hasn't worked since this time last year.

http://www.last.fm/user/kickme123

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-15 12:24:48 Reply

I agree with sekhem in that 'Walking on a Wire' is definitely the highlight of the album. In fact I thought any of the songs with Linda were better than ones without. I couldn't really escape the comparison to Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and I think it lessened my overall view of the album but it was still a solid listen

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At 3/15/14 06:51 AM, Snuff wrote: I think it's fair to say this scheme has been a success. It's nice to see so much discussion.

If only we could do this kind of thing on the gamerscore leaderboard

yeah, i like this

@ me next though

who's picking next week?


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At 3/16/14 03:34 AM, Sekhem wrote:
who's picking next week?

I guess we'll find out when Ooplah randomizes it

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-16 14:43:44 Reply

Turns out @Snuff is the man of the week! Different genre, different decade, have fun, blah blah blah.

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At 3/15/14 02:20 AM, Oolaph wrote: Listened to Shoot Out the Lights. I agree with Sekhem on the production here being poor, the songs on this album have a very nice rhythm section and the whole thing is performed well, but the production really keeps it from having any sort of impact.

Yeah, listening to the album after reading all your posts it is becoming increasingly apparent to me that the production is not quite right. That just doesn't really diminish the album's impact for me. Linda's voice on "Walking On a Wire" and Richard's blistering guitar on the title track cut straight through any production nonsense.

Maybe as a fan of lo-fi and punk and old garage rock and even older folk and blues I'm kind of used to listening to music that sounds like it was recorded underwater, and I'm much less sensitive to production issues.

Turns out @Snuff is the man of the week! Different genre, different decade, have fun, blah blah blah.

Btw, to drum up interest in AotW it might be a good idea to @ mention some people who aren't regulars in this thread but are definitely into music and might be interested in getting involved (I mean, I basically found it by accident). The regulars over on the "Post music, rate the one above" thread in General might be a good place to start.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-16 16:01:48 Reply

At 3/16/14 03:33 PM, Dr-Worm wrote: Btw, to drum up interest in AotW it might be a good idea to @ mention some people who aren't regulars in this thread but are definitely into music and might be interested in getting involved (I mean, I basically found it by accident). The regulars over on the "Post music, rate the one above" thread in General might be a good place to start.

I was thinking about that, but I thought it might be a bit rude to pester people with reply notifications if they aren't interested. I guess I'll give it a shot next time and see how it goes.


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At 3/16/14 02:43 PM, Oolaph wrote: Turns out @Snuff is the man of the week! Different genre, different decade, have fun, blah blah blah.

In that case I reckon I'm going to have to go with Human Hearts by Maritime.

I've only been listening to them since the start of the year but they're already in my top 20 with 1,200 plays so hopefully they have the same effect on some of you guys here.

It's sort of alt/indie rock whatever you want to call it I really don't know but it's one of the best and most addictive albums I've listened to in a very long time from a very under-appreciated band that I think everybody should give a chance.

It's only 34 minutes or so, so not much of a commitment to make.

I hope you all enjoy it.

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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-18 02:32:53 Reply

At 3/17/14 11:48 AM, Snuff wrote: I hope you all enjoy it.

I certainly did. I've never listened to Maritime before, but it had the bassist of one of my favorite indie rock bands - The Dismemberment Plan. I'm a little disappointed to find out he left before this album, but I'll go listen to Maritime's first two albums later. It's not as good, in terms of lyrics/songwriting, as the Dismemberment Plan, but it's somewhat similar and really amps up the mood with shoegaze-y passages and just atmospheric arrangements. It's really good background music.

Standout track: Faint of Hearts

I don't really think there are any weak tracks and it's pretty cohesive overall. Also, because I'm a nerd and I've set a pattern in my last AOTW discussion post, this album was mixed by Billy Bush of Garbage fame. I've always thought Garbage had excellent sounding albums and this album is no different. If you're interested in how he does it, I recommend reading this interview with him.

Great pick.


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Response to Last.Fm Club 2014-03-18 05:58:34 Reply

At 3/18/14 02:32 AM, Sekhem wrote:
At 3/17/14 11:48 AM, Snuff wrote: I hope you all enjoy it.
I certainly did. I've never listened to Maritime before, but it had the bassist of one of my favorite indie rock bands - The Dismemberment Plan. I'm a little disappointed to find out he left before this album, but I'll go listen to Maritime's first two albums later. It's not as good, in terms of lyrics/songwriting, as the Dismemberment Plan, but it's somewhat similar and really amps up the mood with shoegaze-y passages and just atmospheric arrangements. It's really good background music.

I've yet to listen to The Dismemberment Plan though I do plan to. Thoughy I've listened to Cap'n Jazz and The Promise Ring who I like a lot too. It's a nice history all leading up to now with Maritime.

Davey's song writing is fantastic too.

Standout track: Faint of Hearts

Definitely. That and Annihilation Eyes are my two favourites on the album and probably overall. It's a fantastically written and performed song.

I definitely recommend going back to the older albums, We, The Vehicles especially, they have a great discography.