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Old 02-21-2020, 09:05 AM   #21
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Best Coast is so far removed from what I usually listen to, but I can't help but like them.
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Best Coast is so far removed from what I usually listen to, but I can't help but like them.
Different Light reminds me so much of Dum Dum Girls circa Only In Dreams.
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Yeah I heard the first 3 or 4 songs from the new Best Coast album and thought it was pretty good. Sounds like she's sober now!
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I hate how much I like the new Grimes.
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I hate how much I like the new Grimes.

Same, I can't speak for you but for me it's really just the Elon Musk connection and how much her world view seems to have changed because of it. But the music is still fantastic.
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Oh yeah, I was completely out when she hooked up with Musk. He's a vile person.
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Took them 16 years to emerge from the fog of Since I Left You and give us the wonderful, underrated Wildflower, but less than four years to re-emerge with new music...



Expect a new record will follow.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:31 AM   #30
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Same, I can't speak for you but for me it's really just the Elon Musk connection and how much her world view seems to have changed because of it. But the music is still fantastic.


Exactly the same feelings here.

But the music. It’s so good. Still need to listen to it more to get a sense of my favorites but 4AEM is up there.
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I saw Destroyer tonight and it was one of the best gigs I've seen in a while. Dan isn't exactly a chatterbox but he's got his band playing at a very high level and the sound was loud but pristine.

Have We Met is a great record and I knew I would enjoy those songs, but the louder drums and beefier arrangements really brought out the best in the Poison Season (which gets better every time I hear it) and Ken tracks. The five (!) Kaputt songs were all wonderful, of course.

The guy standing in front of me was Cobbler's doppelganger, a tall and lanky dude who danced like an idiot to every song and kept feeling up his girlfriend. When he walked away to get a drink, she turned and asked me with a pitying expression if I could see at all. Honestly, I prefer obnoxious fans to the kinds of people who stand perfectly still and scowl at you if you sing along.

Setlist:

Crimson Tide < I hope this one never leaves the set
Kinda Dark
The Raven
In the Morning
Kaputt < favorite track of the night
Bangkok < SO much better live
Times Square
It Just Doesn’t Happen
Cue Synthesizer
The River
Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
Chinatown
European Oils
foolssong < also enormously improved live, already a very underrated song
Suicide Demo for Kara Walker

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Canadian Lover / Falcon's Escape
Savage Night at the Opera
Poor in Love

Kinda wish Dream Lover and Bay of Pigs had found their way in there but whatever.
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I'm so fucking jealous man, I did get to see him a while back but it was just solo on guitar and wasn't much longer than an hour. They closed with Bay of Pigs the night before your show, hate to tell you. It's a terrific setlist. If they're gonna do anything from Ken I'd want Sky's Grey, which is one of his best songs.

And yeah, Have We Met is exquisite. I keep replaying it. Definitely the best since Kaputt, I'm comfortable saying now.
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Yeah I was a little broken up about Bay of Pigs, but without doing too much investigation, I think the 18 songs we got tonight might be the most ever played in a Destroyer performance, which is cool. He's played 17 a few times before, but we got a great 3 song encore that just kept going. Dan didn't seem to want to leave the stage.

I hope you get to see them full band at some point. It's difficult to overestimate how good and how essential this current band is to the quality of the show. There's just the right amount of grit, sleaze, class and professionalism in that 7 piece band to get these songs going. The Poison Season songs are so much better and less affected live.
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I hate how much I like the new Grimes.

Yeah, reading reviews where she talked about the album made me fucking exhausted, but the album itself is really good.
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There's just the right amount of grit, sleaze, class and professionalism in that 7 piece band to get these songs going.
What instruments do they each play?
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I saw Destroyer during the Ken tour and I'm debating whether to catch them in Brooklyn next week. LM's review is selling me on this tour.
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Random Music Talk CXXVII: Crickets

I’ve mentioned them before a few times, but damn, Author’s Is It Far Or Is It Close? is maybe my favorite album from when it came out (January 2018) through now. To me it’s about as perfect a record as you can get.

They deserve to be bigger than they are.
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What instruments do they each play?
Dan on vocals and tambourine (hilarious), a trumpet player who doubles as an electronics guy, two electric guitarists, a bassist, a keyboard player and a very enthusiastic drummer who really puts it over the top. Instantly made Bangkok a highlight compared to the more diffuse studio version.
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So jel. I love Bangkok, but the studio version could be a solid two minutes shorter.

I love a lot of songs on Poison Season, Dream Lover, The River, Times Square, Girl in a Sling, the superlative Archer on the Beach, and parts of several other songs, but it’s just really not that enjoyable an album to listen front to back.

Have We Met is definitely the best since Kaputt. I’m really enjoying it. The songs are super catchy but have a lot of substance to them that keeps you coming back, unlike Ken, which I played maybe twice or thrice.
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