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Old 01-12-2011, 02:38 AM   #151
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I still can't imagine seeing them anywhere but Boston, but I kind of agree, I probably won't go on St. Patty's anymore, I haven't been since 2007. Maybe a promo date for something new that ain't in the month of March, or down the road when they're out of the zeitgeist, which might be true by the time they release another album, it will have been 4 years. Though, I actually liked Meanest of Times.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:38 AM   #152
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this isn't actually the black keys thread, is it? it's the album best of thread. oops. man, i've been doing that a lot lately it seems...walking into threads that i thought were about something because that's what's being disucssed, then looking at the title to realize it was actually something else.

ah, i love you guys and your wild tangents. wild tangent...that's a band or album or something, no?
Hahaha, I intended to call you out in that, but I got distracted by the DM talk.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:08 AM   #153
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I still can't imagine seeing them anywhere but Boston, but I kind of agree, I probably won't go on St. Patty's anymore, I haven't been since 2007. Maybe a promo date for something new that ain't in the month of March, or down the road when they're out of the zeitgeist, which might be true by the time they release another album, it will have been 4 years. Though, I actually liked Meanest of Times.
i like certain songs on the meanest of times. starts out pretty good with "famous for nothing" and "god willing." but from there on, all the songs that i like are more straight-forward punk rock tracks. (f)lannigan's ball, johnny i hardly knew ya, echoes, state of massachusetts are all terrible and the new banjo/mandolin/multi-instrumental guy doesn't do it for me. guitar-wise, i also think i really miss marc orrell. "shattered" is a terrible attempt at a token hardcore track that makes "citizen cia" look amazing by comparison and only makes me miss songs like "on the attack" all that much more. to be honest, i'm looking at the track list and don't even recognize half the songs on it.


i was surprised you didn't call me out on that, and i'm even more surprised i caught it since i was thoroughly convinced we were in the black keys thread.

i can't imagine seeing the band outside of new england. i can't really see myself being outside of the northeast in a city, town, state where a dkm show was happening, but if that was the case morbid curiosity would set in and i would have to see what the show was like outside of my comfortable little bubble. but i'd also have to leave new england, and i don't exactly travel much (i've only been off the east coast once in my entire life anyway). i'm sure at one point there was a very real difference, and that boston was very much THE place to see the band. i'm glad i got to see them there a number of times before this shit happened, but i bet it's pretty much the same anywhere now. too bad.

apparently 2008 was the last time i went to an actual st patty's show, but that hardly counts. it was a tsongas arena show. it also felt pretty fucked up to see everybody out! opening the show, and rick barton there but not there...wanted to slap some kids and tell them to show some respect, me personally i thought eo! was fantastic and ok if they're not your cup of tea, but "who's the old guy in the sequened shoes? wtf was that?" has no place at a dkm show. no excuse for that level of ignorance. i still can't get past that they're not at the avalon anymore. or that the avalon doesn't even exist anymore, for starters. i hate the house of blues, and that also plays a pretty big part of how i don't ever want to go to another st patty's week show.
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ok, i am listening to 'meanest' now.

i changed my mind about echoes. i actually dig that one. vices and virtues, however, is terrible. wtf. it's a song you've heard countless times, done so much better not only by other bands, but they've fucking done a better job with the same subject matter in the past. the whole album is really an overhaul of the warrior's code, a lesser album that's proof of why nothing good ever comes from making the same album twice. there are hints of what i love about the band, and i can enjoy them for the most part when i don't think about past albums. the entire second half of the album is kind of crappy, except that i love "never forget." that's probably my favorite song on the album, actually.



yet another reason i don't want to see the band live again is i never want any dkm show to top their set at the 2005 umass spring concert in terms of the most bizarre show i've ever been to. that whole situation was so fucking strange. sure, it made my day when i pwned the end of "barroom hero" after the frat kid ken casey brought on stage to do the song completely butchered it. and al barr saying "always trust the kid in the ducky boys shirt" still makes me smile like a fool. but what an odd, odd show that was.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:55 AM   #155
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moved on to blackout. generally placed on the other half of the "they sold out" fence, but i've always been a big fan of that album. and it's been ages since i've listened to it all the way through. i'll still probably skip kiss me i'm shitfaced, but otherwise...

it's been a very long time since i've actually enjoyed "the dirty glass." it got so overplayed live, and i got so tired of it (being as it was something already known before it turned up on that album) so quick. but damn, that was actually enjoyable.



but not to turn this into IWB makes another DKM thread or anything....
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:06 PM   #156
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Hahaha, I don't mind, but it's a pretty huge tangent now. Of course when I say I liked Meanest of Times, that didn't mean that I would rank it over any of their other LPs, I do love certain tracks, like The State of Massachusetts. But overall, its just OK.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #157
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Also, I'll take House of Blue over it's predecessor, it has an excellent sound system.
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it does have great sound, it's just so friggin BIG.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:01 PM   #159
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It might be big when you're used to sent a specific act in a smaller venue, but I like it depending on the act, while some are definitely more suited to a smaller place. But yeah, there is no club with better acoustics in New England.
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I'm too much of a lazy ass to post a Best Songs list, but I have to say that Andalucia by Doves is one of the best of 2010.
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I'm sure I'll hate the order later, but I'm going with this for now.

1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (10)
2. The New Pornographers – Together (10)
3. The Black Keys – Brothers (10)
4. The National – High Violet (9)
5. Jonsi – Go (8)
6. Fang Island (7)
7. Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago (6)
8. Beach House – Teen Dream (6)
9. The Radio Dept. – Clinging to a Scheme (6)
10. Belle and Sebastian – Write About Love (6)
11. Wild Nothing – Gemini (5)
12. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (5)
13. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (5)
14. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz (4)
15. Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring (3)


16. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Brick
17. Vampire Weekend – Contra
18. Midlake –The Courage of Others
19. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
20. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot

Honorable mentions / close calls:

Four Tet, Wolf Parade, Liars, Menomena, Caribou, No Age, 65daysofstatic
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:03 AM   #162
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My rankings aren't final, but we may have the same #3 and #5.
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I didn't do a very good job with new music last year, but here it is anyways:

1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (13)
2. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz (13)
3. The National – High Violet (12)
4. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (12)
5. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (10)
6. Belle and Sebastien – Write About Love (8)
7. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening (7)
8. Charlotte Gainsbourgh – IRM (6)
9. Spoon – Transference (5)
10. Antony & The Johnsons – Swanlights (4)
11. Phantogram - Eyelid Movies (3)
12. Beach House – Teen Dream (2)
13. Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring (2)
14. The New Pornographers – Together (2)
15. Broken Bells – Broken Bells (1)
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More lists, sweet.
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