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Old 11-24-2010, 11:59 PM   #511
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I went "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEITS!"
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #512
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A new Explosions in the Sky album is sort of a big deal.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:45 PM   #513
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It is indeed, although sometimes I think they get hyped up more than they should, considering how many other great post-rock albums are out there.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:56 PM   #514
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Perhaps, but EITS has been able to connect with people that aren't into the genre, their music is just so melodic and beautiful, and a lot less esoteric than many of the other post-rockers out there.
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I think there are others that I'd also classify as melodic and beautiful, but I get your point.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:45 PM   #516
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Well true, but they've also probably had the most media exposure out of any post rockers, Friday Night Lights alone saw to that.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #517
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It is indeed, although sometimes I think they get hyped up more than they should, considering how many other great post-rock albums are out there.
A lot of post-rock albums sound like EITS to me because they were my (and many others') introduction to the genre. It's very sad, because the peak has remained The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place for years IMO, and I'm sure there are better post-rock releases. I just think it all sounds like that album.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:00 PM   #518
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A lot of post-rock is a lot darker/heavier than their material.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:05 PM   #519
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Similar, yet different (this makes no sense) than LeMeL, I typically think all instrumental only type post-rock bands just sound like Mogwai (though I still enjoy many of them regardless of that). I've never felt that way about Explosions though, as I think they have their own distinct sound.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:49 PM   #520
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Well, it would be hard to make a case for any other band having a bigger influence on the genre than Mogwai, and they certainly have that darker/distorted sound I was talking about going on a lot of the time.
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Most post-rock just sounds like EITS to me, so while I love what I hear, I inevitably just end up wanting to listen to EITS.

Except God Is An Astronaut. They're different and awesome and
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #522
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Well GIAA is like a post-rock/electronica hybrid, but yes definitely .
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:42 PM   #523
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This all reminds me that I still haven't heard 65daysofstatic's 2010 release yet.

EDIT: Just ordered an import version from Amazon.
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I always forget what genre they are. Something about their name makes me think they're emo and I always ignore them
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Similar, yet different (this makes no sense) than LeMeL, I typically think all instrumental only type post-rock bands just sound like Mogwai (though I still enjoy many of them regardless of that). I've never felt that way about Explosions though, as I think they have their own distinct sound.
without reading any other posts other than this one in this thread since sometime around when jack in the box still haunted these parts, i'm going to say yeah, i completely agree with this comment. it's probably the reason i generally enjoy any instrumental-only post-rock i might hear. that's what i hadn't quite pinpointed to explain why i do enjoy mogwai, except that explosions in the sky are really good and somehow in my mind deserve a distinction.



EITS were the band i think i wanted to listen to last night. i thought i was in the mood for some aphex twin, but it annoyed me. so i settled for shearwater, but the vocals distracted me (i was reading). in the end i just ended up turning off the music and watching star wars. i will listen to them now.
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