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Old 09-22-2008, 06:13 PM   #46
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That sucks that it was canceled, Powerhouse. I feel your pain having had to skip seeing them for work previously.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:46 AM   #47
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When I read this on All Music: It's no secret that Mogwai loves metal and has never shied away from heaviness in their own music, but even their most churning workouts seemed to hover; "Batcat" hits the ground hard, and with a blunter impact, than any of their previous guitar workouts.

I did this:
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #48
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Have you not heard Batcat?
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:42 PM   #49
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Really liking "The Precipice" right now
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:51 AM   #50
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Am i right in saying Mogwai hail from the same shores as myself?
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:09 AM   #51
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Am i right in saying Mogwai hail from the same shores as myself?
You would be correct.

The show I was supposed to see on Saturday got canceled too, quite saddening since I've been looking forward to it since the beginning of the summer, but hopefully they'll be rescheduled.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:46 PM   #52
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Yeah, I hope they do reschedule for your and Powerhour (not Powerhouse as previously written...) 's sakes. I feel both of your pain.

Speaking of pain, did anyone actually read (not just look at the score) for the Pitchfork review? It is truly a masterpiece of complete horse shit, and I don't say that just because of the score, but because the writing is absolutely miserable. Please let me share the absolute worst symbolism I have ever read:

"The album just feels redundant and tenuous, like the last empty cloud trailing behind a fierce storm."


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Old 09-24-2008, 01:12 PM   #53
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Pitchfork should be deleted from the internet. The exist only to write scathing reviews of artists that everyone else acclaims.
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I read the same review with disbelief. Where do they find these people?

I've gone through the album once so far, and while I don't think it's on the same leve as the last two, it's still very, very good.

Popmatters has a review that's on target, IMO.

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/...wk-is-howling/
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They exist only to write scathing reviews of artists that everyone else acclaims.
and masturbate to Radiohead...
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Well actually I'm pretty sure that is the sole reason for the internet's existence.
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I'm upset the new album is in crappy digipack and that it's so hard to get the "Batcat" EP in Canada. I'm thinking of trying to get the Japanese version, too, so I can get Batcat's extra songs and "Dracula Family".
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So any fears I may have had with the sound of 'The Sun Smells Too Loud' have been absolutely ANNIHILATED by 'Batcat'. Holy schnikies, that is one bad azz mambo jambo of a song. It's like Mr. Beast had sex with the devil and this is their unholy love child. The video....yiiiii-iiikes! It does work with the music though.

MySpaceTV Videos: Batcat by mogwai
I, too, was disappointed by "Sun Smells Too Loud" -- and such a great title! The electronics and guitar work are annoying. I heard "The Precipice" in concert, though, in late June and it was awesome!
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Yeah, Pitchfork can be real bastards. Very mean-spirited. I got so mad when they said Robert Smith was "bitching" when he publicly condemned itunes for charging $10 for his remix EP and got it and the record label to reduce the price; what they unfairly call bitching, I call standing up for fans.

They love crappy indie bands that can't sing like "High Places" and "Vivian Girls".

I still haven't received my copy, but I'm too busy anyway, but I look forward to it. Not expecting too much, though. I'm not the biggest Mogwai fan, though I am an obsessive completist.

I also really enjoyed "7:25" and "Half-Time" off their "Zidane" soundtrack released last year.
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They love crappy indie bands that can't sing like "High Places" and "Vivian Girls".

I also really enjoyed "7:25" and "Half-Time" off their "Zidane" soundtrack released last year.
Agreed!

I'm convinced that PF has gone the way of the elitist. The very music they use to promote, love, and admire is the same music that they just seem to ridicule which doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Hell, even if bands like Mogwai become more accepeted by the public why do you give a damn? It's still awesome music.
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