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Old 10-18-2021, 06:20 PM   #761
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I really shouldn't waste any time writing about a list like that, but here we go.

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First off, there seems to some recency bias. But that's just a gut response, I could be wrong.
Where I noticed this was for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Two more recent albums made the list (Push The Sky Away and Skeleton Key) but classics like The Boatman's Call and Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus are nowhere to be found.
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Old 10-19-2021, 05:42 PM   #762
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Lmfao, The Weather Station is touring with Cassandra Jenkins? Did I dream this?


That’s hilarious and perfect. I had no idea. Looks like Cassandra is joining The Weather Station only in the latter part of the tour sadly, so she won’t be opening here in NYC in January. Glad I get to see her solo this week. I have no idea what she plays beyond An Overview on Phenomenal Nature. I have been listening to Play Till You Win this week, but some of these songs definitely do not fit together (some do, and there’s a lot of good stuff - Candy Crane is really pretty). I’ll probably disintegrate when she plays New Bikini, Michelangelo or Hard Drive anyway.
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The Weather Station/Cassandra Jenkins is the most February 2021 billing imaginable.

Yes, of course I'm going.
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That’s hilarious and perfect. I had no idea. Looks like Cassandra is joining The Weather Station only in the latter part of the tour sadly, so she won’t be opening here in NYC in January. Glad I get to see her solo this week. I have no idea what she plays beyond An Overview on Phenomenal Nature. I have been listening to Play Till You Win this week, but some of these songs definitely do not fit together (some do, and there’s a lot of good stuff - Candy Crane is really pretty). I’ll probably disintegrate when she plays New Bikini, Michelangelo or Hard Drive anyway.
On top of it, the show is on Travis and I's anniversary. I laughed out loud and then bought tickets. I am so excited to melt into a puddle of tears and sadness when she plays Hard Drive.
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I spent the week going through Stereolab’s discography, and here’s the thing: that band fucking rules.

I’m having a very hard time thinking of an act from the last 30 years with a more consistent body of work.
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Lmfao, The Weather Station is touring with Cassandra Jenkins? Did I dream this?
For some reason, their music is inexplicably tied in my mind, so I'm not surprised at all.

My fav albums of the year, along with Carnage, Smiling with No Teeth and Gala.
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I spent the week going through Stereolab’s discography, and here’s the thing: that band fucking rules.

I’m having a very hard time thinking of an act from the last 30 years with a more consistent body of work.

Saw them a year and a half ago, insanely good live too.
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Lotta people shat on Assume Form, but it's so much better than Friends That Break Your Heart.
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Lotta people shat on Assume Form, but it's so much better than Friends That Break Your Heart.

I haven't heard the new one yet, but it seems like reviews are pretty good?
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Random Music Talk CXXIX: Gump attends a concert

Have we talked about how unbelievably good Little Simz’s Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is? I heard it for the first time yesterday and it blew my mind. Introvert, Woman, I Love You, I Hate You are incredible. This should easily make my end of year list.
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It's SO good. But for some reason YTM won't STOP playing it whenever I turn on basically any radio station. I'm getting so tired of some of the songs now and that really sucks.
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Have we talked about how unbelievably good Little Simz’s Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is? I heard it for the first time yesterday and it blew my mind. Introvert, Woman, I Love You, I Hate You are incredible. This should easily make my end of year list.
Go back and listen to Grey Area. In my opinion, it's just as good. She's a treasure.

Ashley and I have tickets for her show in May.
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Anyone listened to A Martyr's Reward by Ka? Quite enjoy it.
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It's SO good. But for some reason YTM won't STOP playing it whenever I turn on basically any radio station. I'm getting so tired of some of the songs now and that really sucks.
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Go back and listen to Grey Area. In my opinion, it's just as good. She's a treasure.

Ashley and I have tickets for her show in May.
I enjoyed Grey Area too, really interesting sound throughout, and its brevity was appreciated (the only criticism I might have of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is its length). I didn't pay too much attention to the lyrics, but clearly some overlapping themes between the two albums. She's great, looking forward to listening to her more.

Also, thanks to cobbler for reminding me that the new Helado Negro is out. Another moody album from him, I like it, but need to listen to it a few more times.

Caetano Veloso is also releasing his new album today. Like most of his recent work it's somewhat of a mixed bag - some really great songs, other failed experiments in my view. Like a lot of Brazilian music today, it kind of lacked a cohesive direction and tried to blend genres in a way that is not that successful to these ears. But getting any new music from a 79-year old icon, and some adventurous music at that, makes me happy. Hopefully he will tour North America soon - he had a solo tour of Europe recently and has been playing in Brazil, so it's a possibility.
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Looking forward to your Japanese Breakfast review. You'll have a blast. She's been covering Dolly Parton as well lol
I forgot to respond to this. She was damn good, I'm really happy I went. The opening sequence of Paprika - Be Sweet - In Heaven - The Woman that Loves You was excellent, but somehow the encore was even better: Posing for Cars is a great encore opener with the buildup, and her guitar work is great (I think the only song in which she played lead guitar?). Diving Woman is just an awesome closer, possibly her best song too. It's awesome live.
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Guys! Cassandra Jenkins and her band were so awesome live. Apparently it was her first “big” show, so her family and friends were there. Darryl, the driving instructor mentioned in Hard Drive, was there! She told us stories about how she tried to get into the Bowery Ballroom, her favorite music venue, as a teenager, and her fake IDs were not good enough to give her access. She was visibly emotional and shy at times. Her voice was perfect though. At one point she has three people playing sax in different parts of the venue. New Bikini and Hard Drive were really emotional, and it was beautiful to see the crowd reaction to the latter. Unfortunately it was a short set, about an hour. But every minute was worth it.

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Arghhhh that's so beautiful and awesome, I'm SO jealous.
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By the way, were either of iron yuppie or GAF at Pitchfork? I'm curious about how The Weather Station and Fiery Furnaces sounded. The clips I've seen were so promising.

I mean, this is just gorgeous stuff:

I was there all day Friday, it was a blast. Saw probably ten bands and Phoebe was the highlight...I posted some thoughts about her set earlier in this thread. She's the best. But Fiery Furnaces were a lot of fun. They opened with "Single Again" which is my favorite song of theirs.

I was also able to just walk right up and get a great elevated spot like 10 or 15 yards from the Fiery Furnaces stage. That's one of the things I really love about music festivals. A lot of times it's not that difficult to get a good spot at a fest if you just kinda work your way toward the front.
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Guys! Cassandra Jenkins and her band were so awesome live. Apparently it was her first “big” show, so her family and friends were there. Darryl, the driving instructor mentioned in Hard Drive, was there! She told us stories about how she tried to get into the Bowery Ballroom, her favorite music venue, as a teenager, and her fake IDs were not good enough to give her access. She was visibly emotional and shy at times. Her voice was perfect though. At one point she has three people playing sax in different parts of the venue. New Bikini and Hard Drive were really emotional, and it was beautiful to see the crowd reaction to the latter. Unfortunately it was a short set, about an hour. But every minute was worth it.

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Ah shit, I hope she does that with the saxophones at a show where she's the opening act.
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