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Old 04-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Kurt Vile's Smoke Ring For My Halo makes my ears smile

This is a very nice album, and deserving of it's own thread. A lot of reviews seem to label him as some sort of "lo-fi bedroom rock". I'm not sure if that really explains the sound, but I like I like the description none the less. The album is admittedly on the "night time listening" or "relaxing" side of things, but that can be a good thing depending on your tastes. I recommend it, it's a really nice listen. Been enjoying it a lot the last week or two.

I knew a few of us here are fans, and hopefully more will give it a try. For those who are fans, what are your favorite songz and such?
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Saw him walking around, a few weeks ago. Said hello and congratulated him on yet another good LP. Good dude, good tunes.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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Here are a couple Youtube links for some of my favs from the album.

YouTube - KURT VILE - in my baby's arms

YouTube - Kurt Vile - Runner Ups

There are much poppier things on the album, but I tend to like most of the atmospheric slower ones like these.
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I'm really, really put off by his name. I'll listen to it though.

(You two listened to the new AiH jaunt, by the way?)
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #5
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Nah.

YouTube - Kurt Vile - Freeway
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I'm really, really put off by his name. I'll listen to it though.
Makes Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious actually sound revolutionary for once.

But seriously, this album is the absolute tits.
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I see what you did there.

None of them have anything on Jay Reatard.

 
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I saw a live video of him on something and it was alright. Didn't inspire me to listen to his album. Maybe this thread will?
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Just finished up a second listen and I feel the same way I did after the first. This album is expremely pleasant, great for reading to or just relaxing with. It has a tendancy to feel a bit repetitve/samey, but mostly each song is part of a wonderful larger whole.

Are his other albums worth checking out? Scores on RYM would suggest so.
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Listened to this. Solid.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:21 PM   #11
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Are his other albums worth checking out?
Absolutely. Childish Prodigy is the weakest, in case you were wondering where not to start. Not bad, but definitely the weakest.
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I'd like to reiterate again how nice I think this album is. Jesus Fever is fine, but seems really out of place though. Puppet to the Man is out of place as well, but a much better song, so it doesn't bother me. Jesus Fever bothers me. Everything else is great.
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This thread title was/is terrible, but fairly accurate.

Anyways, Wakin On A Pretty Day got Best New Track from Pitchfork, I'm really enjoying it. Excited for the new album.

Kurt Vile: "Wakin on a Pretty Day" | Tracks | Pitchfork
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LeMeL, y u no liek song???/
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I haz classez today!1

The new song shows off everything I love about Kurt Vile already. Great guitar work, awesome don't-give-a-fuck vocal delivery. Might as well pencil this one in near the top of my 2013 list now.
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