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Old 05-28-2021, 01:21 PM   #181
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Guys. Guys! The black midi album. Hot damn, it’s good.
My AOTY so far.

I've been waiting for a new progressive rock album to knock me on my ass like the first wave classics do and I really, truly believe if it had been released around the time of King Crimson's Red it would be revered to that degree.

The performances and arrangements are nuts. It feels unique but not so offbeat and challenging that you can't put it on whenever.
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The performances and arrangements are nuts. It feels unique but not so offbeat and challenging that you can't put it on whenever.
All of this. I first tried to listen to it on speakers and it didn't really grab me, so I stopped after a few songs. Then I put the album again on headphones and went for a walk, and bang. It feels as though they are throwing everything at you with that opening track, John L. And Diamond Stuff, holy shit, the second half of that song is basically perfection.

I really can't think of any comparisons that work sonically for this album, though its ambition made me think of Side B of Low.
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For fans of Grizzly Bear and Stereolab:

https://youtu.be/rBbzbBB6Ovg

https://youtu.be/bfKlr6qF1gI

I had this album on my 2018 list and I'm revisiting it today. Such a wonderful gem.
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Gump, what are your thoughts on Bruno Pernadas? One of the most interesting Brazilian musicians getting any love in the US. Very good psych pop, his new album included.
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Gump, what are your thoughts on Bruno Pernadas? One of the most interesting Brazilian musicians getting any love in the US. Very good psych pop, his new album included.
I think he is Portuguese, unless I'm not remembering it well (even if he has a song called Recife in it)? I listened to his latest and thought it was good, especially the first half, but never really went back to it after the first couple of times. I think its length made me lose focus a bit, though there were definitely good songs there, like Theme Vision. I have Those Who Throw Objects at the Crocodiles... on my list, but haven't gotten to it just yet.

The last 2-3 years haven't been that great in terms of Brazilian music for me. My favorite recent Brazilian album is probably Mateus Aleluia's Fogueira Doce , which I think you might enjoy. Though that is already 4 years old. The title track is stunning.

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For fans of Grizzly Bear and Stereolab:

https://youtu.be/rBbzbBB6Ovg

https://youtu.be/bfKlr6qF1gI

I had this album on my 2018 list and I'm revisiting it today. Such a wonderful gem.
I bought this on vinyl maybe 3-4 weeks ago, and I absolutely adore this album. So so good.
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I think he is Portuguese, unless I'm not remembering it well (even if he has a song called Recife in it)? I listened to his latest and thought it was good, especially the first half, but never really went back to it after the first couple of times. I think its length made me lose focus a bit, though there were definitely good songs there, like Theme Vision. I have Those Who Throw Objects at the Crocodiles... on my list, but haven't gotten to it just yet.

The last 2-3 years haven't been that great in terms of Brazilian music for me. My favorite recent Brazilian album is probably Mateus Aleluia's Fogueira Doce , which I think you might enjoy. Though that is already 4 years old. The title track is stunning.

My bad, he is from Lisbon. I hear music like his and vocals in Portuguese and have to assume. I honestly know zero about Portugal's music scene.

I heard this album yesterday and really enjoyed it, fairly traditionalist but great:

[YouTube]https://youtu.be/wki0jhw8JOo[/YouTube]
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My bad, he is from Lisbon. I hear music like his and vocals in Portuguese and have to assume. I honestly know zero about Portugal's music scene.

I heard this album yesterday and really enjoyed it, fairly traditionalist but great:

[YouTube]https://youtu.be/wki0jhw8JOo[/YouTube]
Cuíca is such a fun instrument, and so Brazilian. It immediately takes me back when I hear it (I don't think it features in this song, though). I think it appears once or twice on my mini DI list.
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Cuíca is such a fun instrument, and so Brazilian. It immediately takes me back when I hear it (I don't think it features in this song, though). I think it appears once or twice on my mini DI list.
I heard it for the first time on Beck's accurately named song Tropicalia. I understand that it's difficult to get good notes out of, so I appreciate when it's played well.
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In really, really, really exciting news, it seems Gang of Youths are back 🥺

Did I miss something? Are they controversial now in some way?
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I don't believe so? They've just done the whole Radiohead delete-all-your-social-media-and-put-up-new-images thing.
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She was confused by your crying emoji lol
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Rest assured, it’s very happy tears.

Excited to see how Pitchfork lamely attempt to come to the party five years too late if the album is received well.
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Haha, between the emoji you used on Facebook and then this one, I was confused.
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More than a decade on, Manners still brings me so much joy.
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More than a decade later, it still isn't better than Gossamer.
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It isn't "better" in that it lacks the unified themes and confessional songwriting that made Gossamer such a unique and influential juxtaposition of unbridled joy and bottomless angst. Albums like Paramore's After Laughter (which is also great) owe a lot to Gossamer.

But there isn't a single song on Gossamer that I like as much as The Reeling or Sleepyhead, so there you go.
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This is a fun read:

Pitchfork’s Reviews Section By the Numbers


ARTISTS WITH THE LOWEST AVERAGE SCORES (among artists with ten or more reviews)
Weezer (13): 5.6
Foo Fighters (11): 5.7
Coldplay (13): 5.8




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KaNYe WEsT is A MuSICaL GeNIuS

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