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Old 12-27-2017, 02:27 PM   #1
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Random Music Talk CXXII: 2018 It Is

A couple days early, but so be it...carry on
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Did Cobbler take over Hewson's account?
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Man, I just love this album. I was trying to explain the album and why it was so great to my relatives on Christmas. They were quite skeptical, but alas I wasn't able to just play it for them so they'd understand.

Hope you all had a great holiday!
I laugh like an idiot listening to much of it, but there is something extremely comforting about listening to Bob Dylan croon Silver Bells. He's earned every creak in that voice of his and he's using it for Christmas music. It's interesting.
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I'm off to ring in the new year by dining on Rock Lobster, then heading over to The Deadbeat Club to Dance This Mess Around with 52 Girls.

See you folks next year.

Happy New Year. 2018 it is.
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Fireworks Barge Explodes In Australia, Forcing Beach Evacuation


Friggin' Aussies.

And there's your 2017. Better luck to all of us next year.
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Friggin' New South Wales can't even do fireworks properly. Degenerate state. Would you believe that here in Wollongong, there were only fireworks at 9pm? No midnight fireworks in the entire Illawarra region - the latest were at 10pm. What the actual fuck. An exploding barge might've helped.

Beside the fireworks was an illuminated and very phallic lighthouse. I managed to catch myself before making a Lance's Mum joke, which would've been very difficult to explain to my friends and their mates that I had only just met.
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I'm surprised the whole state didn't have a pre-midnight curfew.
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A few of us tried to go to a bar just before 1:30am. It was closing.

Victoria must secede from this failed country.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Friggin' New South Wales can't even do fireworks properly. Degenerate state. Would you believe that here in Wollongong, there were only fireworks at 9pm? No midnight fireworks in the entire Illawarra region - the latest were at 10pm. What the actual fuck. An exploding barge might've helped.
Our town didn't have a fireworks display-we never do (and even if we had, it's too friggin' cold, so it's not like anyone would be heading out to see it anyway). But we had random people shooting off fireworks in our neighborhood here last night, up to nearly 2 in the morning. That was obnoxious (and why any individual person would be out in this kind of weather late at night shooting off fireworks is beyond me, but whatever).

Meh. Anywho, happy new year, everyone! May 2018 be a good year for all of you .
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Most of our NY celebrations were canceled because it was too cold outside. Global Warming, Global Shmarming! M’IRITE?
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Been listening to some Red House Painters today as I'm doing some me time for the upcoming year. I tell you, Mark Kozelek must have, pound-for-pound, the highest amount of decidedly pretty, beautiful music of almost anyone. I know he's become an arsehole of late but holy shit his catalogue is so stacked with great music.
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I tell you, Mark Kozelek must have, pound-for-pound, the highest amount of decidedly pretty, beautiful music of almost anyone.
Neige rang.
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Actually, how about prettiest albums? I'd pick something like this:

1. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
2. Yndi Halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss
3. God Is an Astronaut - All Is Violent, All Is Bright
4. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde (or Shelter, perhaps)
5. Hammock - Departure Songs
6. Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third

Those six suggest themselves ahead of all others, and it's probably no accident that four are post-rock. But I thought about including more stuff from other genres. Maybe a Slowdive album? Chapterhouse's Whirlpool is quite a pretty take on shoegaze. Martin Phillipps sure knows his way around a pretty jangle pop melody, but is Submarine Bells pretty enough to deserve a high ranking? Perhaps you have to be a black metal fan to find Wolves in the Throne Room pretty. Turnover's new album Good Nature is very pretty, but doesn't match the above for quality. And I will fight anyone who thinks The Church's Seance doesn't have some very pretty moments indeed.
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i feel like i must be literally the only person who had a really good 2017.
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