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Old 11-19-2014, 11:34 AM   #106
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What have I heard?
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:24 PM   #107
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That is the best exchange ever in the history of Interference, right there.


I'm pretty bummed out that I couldn't be the one to use "Bette Davis Eyes" first, now. It was on my songs about girls playlist, but I made up a set of rules that only I cared about, and even though BDE was the first song to be added to the list, I cut it at the last minute, because while it was about a girl, Bette Davis was not the girl in question, and thus her name being in the title was a disqualification. Because I am insane.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:04 PM   #108
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Gump: Had a lot of fun with your list. I'm not overly familiar with the genre, but it's something I always love whenever I actually sit down to it. I recently heard that Lucinda Williams album and fell in love with it, so it was awesome hearing something from it in this DI. Another stand out was, surprisingly to me, the Bright Eyes track. Maybe I shouldn't write them off yet. Also really loved The Bottle Rockets and Drive-By Truckers. I vaguely remember that latter track, so I appreciated the reminder of its existence.

The only thing that was kinda weird about this was the way it felt like a long album with some featured guests. Based on the length, and the similar sound, it was super cohesive, but it made it feel like less of a mix tape, at the same time. This is about as weird as me complaining that Five Guys hamburgers taste too much like homemade hamburgers, so I'll leave it at that.

Loved it! Thank you for a little more exposure to the genre.
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I also listened to Gump's list yesterday. I feel like I'm saying this with each list but I was unfamaliar with most things on here. It's not a genre I listen to often but I can enjoy it once in a while. The length was perfect for such a focussed list. I didn't notice any problems with regards to the flow. There weren't any songs I disliked either. Overal I liked the second half better. More songs stood out to me there. Kansas City is a spectacular song that I hadn't heard before in spite of being a huge Okkervil River fan. 1000 Dollar Car was great fun, as was Jagged. Neko Case was another standout.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #110
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What have I heard?
Looks like I confused you with Cobbler.


You'll probably never forgive me for that.
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I had not heard the song either.
Neither had I

Heard of it, but I don't recall having ever actually heard it.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:24 PM   #112
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Gump is the only one left I haven't listened to from this group yet, mainly because I haven't actually been able to get it to download. But it's so short I've been meaning to just make it a playlist on spotify.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:00 AM   #113
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Man, I really love the second half of Niels' list. That Nautilis song is wonderful (I'm always excited to find new drill and bass that's good, I haven't ventured beyond Venetian Snares and Squarepusher as far as that genre goes) and everything is flowing great. He also picked my favorite song from Tomorrow's Harvest.

The first half was OK, kind of a mixed bag for me. The flow was pretty good (Run the Jewels, Kanye and Outkast weren't a great fit but obviously I loved all three) and I knew a good chunk of the songs, but most of the stuff I wasn't already familiar with didn't sit well with me. And I hate any Bloc Party tracks that border on electronic, Flux included. I vastly prefer them as a post-punk band (Four was a return to form as far as I'm concerned).

One really cool moment was Massive Attack bridging the two sides. That worked out really well. He did a great job of making these sounds all fit on the same list.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:51 AM   #114
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Thanks. Seems like the second half is getting received better than the first. I did spend more time on that part as well. It's not really difficult to get the transitions right but I did struggle with the ordering to make the overal flow a bit logical.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:13 AM   #115
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I listened to B212's list the other day and totally forgot to post my review (I've been taking notes in Microsoft Word for no apparent reason). I enjoyed it. It had an energy to it throughout much of the list that appealed to me. I have to play that AFI song for my roommates, that's crazily up their alley. I used that Chairlift song in a previous DI so you know I'm a fan. Also count me totally in for the Stars and Tycho songs. I have only heard Stars' most recent album, and they'd already been a band I wanted to get into more. This certainly encourages that.

One thing I wasn't crazy about was the ending. I thought after all that energy that it sort of faded away a little bit at the end. I'm certainly not opposed to slowing things down but I just wasn't into some of the songs as it closed out.

As always, it was well constructed. Nice work on this one.
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Thanks, Peef!

Tycho's album is really great, all through, I believe it's somewhere in the middle of my end of the year top ten. And if your friends like that AFI song, they'll pretty easily like everything else on that album.
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Thoughts on gump's playlist:

I am kind of take or leave it when it comes to alt indie country music. I enjoy Wlico and My Morning Jacket from time to time.

The beginning didn't completely grab by attention at first but the more I listened to it the more I restated with it musically, even though it isn't a genre I listen to a lot of. My favorite stretch of the whole thing was "Maybe Sparrow" to "Kansas City." The flow was the best here during this middle stretch. "Maybe Sparrow" and "Kansas City" are awesome tracks. I also thought it ended nicely with "Andoyne." Good job, not my favorite genre but definitely sticks well with its cohesiveness. It was an enjoyable playlist, gump.

Other tracks I enjoyed: "Golden," "Come Pick Me Up," and "Slowness."

Tracks that I weren't too crazy about:
There were none I didn't like but I wasn't too crazy about "Another Travelin' Song," "Car Wheels on Gravel," and "“1000 Dollar Car."
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Gump you are definitely not out of this yet. Listening to LM's list today, and while it is indeed very well put together, it is just not all that much of my thing. Winding through 80s hits section now and without I'm Not in Love on the list I'm struggling a bit.

Just got to Bette Davis Eyes, and I still refuse to believe that there are people here who have never heard it. That's just ridiculous. You never drove in a car with your parents listening to a classic rock station? Fuck off. For some reason though I was utterly convinced it was a Stevie Nicks song, so I'm flabbergasted it is by a woman called Kim Carnes who I've never heard of.
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Just got to Bette Davis Eyes, and I still refuse to believe that there are people here who have never heard it. That's just ridiculous. You never drove in a car with your parents listening to a classic rock station? Fuck off.
No, my parents don't listen to music.
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I personally didn't discover the song til about 3 or 4 years ago, though I had heard of it.
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