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Old 11-13-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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Deerhunter

Hello team.

I hate to have to talk to you in this tone, but there's a real problem with your performance lately. It seems as though the band "Deerhunter" is hardly talked about here. They are one of the best things to happen to music in the last couple of years. Could you please respond to me ASAP as to why you are not discussing this band? Failure to reply with something positive about this band may result in disciplinary action up to possible termination.

Thank you.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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If you took the best songs from the debut album, EP, Atlas Sound album, and the new double disc, you'd have one amazingly stellar album. Unfortunately, they decided to release 4 albums and an EP in a 2 year time period instead. I like them quite a bit, but even I think that's overkill and that they've released a good deal of samey type sounding tracks because of their inability to put anything on the cutting room floor.

They have a ton of potential and a number of stellar songs, but as of now I'd say they've been a wee bit over-hyped by Pitchfork.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:26 PM   #3
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u2popmofo, you're on thin ice at this point.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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I do think Micro Castle is far and away their best, and it'll probably make my year end at this point, if that's any consolation.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:34 PM   #5
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I'll consider that comment when preparing your annual review.
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I always get these guys mixed up with Deerhoof...for the obvious reasons. I really like Deerhoof and have heard good things about Deerhunter. I will check them out. I also like the movie The Deer Hunter. Oh dear.
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I have open in front of me last week's Entertainment Weekly, turned to the review of the new Deerhunter album.

I brought it over here so I could hunt down a sample or two of the album to see if I like it, as I am intrigued.

Intrigued, I say!
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I have open in front of me last week's Entertainment Weekly, turned to the review of the new Deerhunter album.

I brought it over here so I could hunt down a sample or two of the album to see if I like it, as I am intrigued.

Intrigued, I say!
From it, I'd recommend 'Never Stops', 'Nothing Ever Happened', and 'Agoraphobia'.
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Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:14 PM   #10
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Mikal, please tell me your favorite Deerhunter songs and / or album so I may listen to them this weekend. Thank you.
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The entire Microcastle album and Fluorescent Grey EP.

Plus Octet and Strange Lights are my favorite from Cryptograms at the moment. I'm just getting into Weird Era too.
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I dig them and all but the fawning in the review for Microcastle was a bit too much, and the last line of the review was a bit weird "At the very least, a reason not to slit our throats before President Palin decides to nuke the world in 2017." What does that have to do with anything?
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The entire Microcastle album and Fluorescent Grey EP.

Plus Octet and Strange Lights are my favorite from Cryptograms at the moment. I'm just getting into Weird Era too.
Good choices. I listened to Microcastle again today, I think it most definitely will make my year end list. I'm liking it more and more with each listen, tripped out dreampop goodness.

Other than the songs you mentioned, I also really like the title track from Cryptograms. That was the song that made me look into the band.
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Good choices. I listened to Microcastle again today, I think it most definitely will make my year end list. I'm liking it more and more with each listen, tripped out dreampop goodness.

Other than the songs you mentioned, I also really like the title track from Cryptograms. That was the song that made me look into the band.
Microcastle is solid gold. I don't think i've ever been addicted to an album this much.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:49 PM   #15
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i expect more talk about this band. get to it.

PS. surely we can talk less about the Killers and Coldplay.
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