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Old 02-22-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago

So, we've been talking about these guys in the Okkervil River thread for awhile now, but since the album comes out tomorrow (and it showed up at my house today, motherfuckers!), it's time for them to get their own thread.

I'm gonna call it now: this album makes my top 5 at the end of the year.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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and it showed up at my house today, motherfuckers!
I just got served.

Hopefully it arrives before I leave for work tomorrow morning though.
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Really looking forward to picking this up after work tomorry. I went ahead and snagged the mp3s just because I'd rather have them in v0 than 320, but haven't listened to anything. Not even the free singles. It'll be an entirely new experience.

And it looks like I'll see them at SXSW.
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I've heard it .

It was my favorite album by a good margin, at least of what we have so far, until I heard Odd Blood, now it's sort of a dead heat.

I uh....wrote a review if anyone cares (I get really nervous about posting these): Album review: Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago An Ocean of Noise
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Really looking forward to picking this up after work tomorry. I went ahead and snagged the mp3s just because I'd rather have them in v0 than 320, but haven't listened to anything. Not even the free singles. It'll be an entirely new experience.

And it looks like I'll see them at SXSW.
No music listening at the sheriff's office, Deputy Schrempf?
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I uh....wrote a review if anyone cares (I get really nervous about posting these): Album review: Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago � An Ocean of Noise
No need for the nervousness, if anything, LeMeL is the one who will need to explain writing "get a new vocalist" about Jonathan Meiburg.

By the way, I have a feeling the rip both of you heard was the supposed miserable quality one based on the dates of the review.
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No need for the nervousness, if anything, LeMeL is the one who will need to explain writing "get a new vocalist" about Jonathan Meiburg.

By the way, I have a feeling the rip both of you heard was the supposed miserable quality one based on the dates of the review.
That bastard doesn't like Antony either .

All the more reason to buy it when it comes out tomorrow .
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Somehow, even though I'm hardly a Meiburg fan, the vocals are one reason why I hesitate to compare Shearwater to Antony & The Johnsons: Antony is just that awful.

This album is a must for anyone with even a passing interest in this brand of piano-led progressive rock. I prefer Rook, but it's hardly relevant, as they're both short and sound great together. Definitely worth the time (I know I'm preaching to the converted right now, but maybe Cobbler or the like will pass through).
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Somehow, even though I'm hardly a Meiburg fan, the vocals are one reason why I hesitate to compare Shearwater to Antony & The Johnsons: Antony is just that awful.
You were the one to suggest that comparison to me in the first place, or I doubt I ever would've done it on my own.
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Huzzah! Napster has it early! Guess what I'm doooing.
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My being a fan of Antony was very short lived, just sorta lost interest. Vocal wise, I think Meiburg is very indebted to Talk Talk (I think they actually even covered them as the b-side to a single during the last album).

Example (I absolutely love this song, by the way):
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it's catching on i see...

your recommendations have served me well in the past. consider it on the list.
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Lo, The Cobbler approacheth.

If you listen to this, I'll listen to The Warning, you can take that to the bank.
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'Nobody' from Palo Santo is still my favorite Shearwater song for some reason. The Daytrotter Sessions version is fantastic.

Shearwater: Where Are We? Oh, Where Our Eyes Can Never Adjust recorded Dec 20, 2006
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you have a deal.

Lemel also still needs to listen to Everything is True, if he hasn't already. pretend it's from 2010, if you like.
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My being a fan of Antony was very short lived, just sorta lost interest. Vocal wise, I think Meiburg is very indebted to Talk Talk (I think they actually even covered them as the b-side to a single during the last album).

Example (I absolutely love this song, by the way):
This is eerie, but I told bono_212 the same thing the night we heard it together, and even used the same Talk Talk song as an example. So yeah, I can hear that.

Spirit of Eden btw
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No music listening at the sheriff's office, Deputy Schrempf?
You know how my stance changed after the Romance is Boring deal. Not saying I don't still download, but I have cooled off considerably and don't do it before the release date.
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You know how my stance changed after the Romance is Boring deal. Not saying I don't still download, but I have cooled off considerably and don't do it before the release date.
I was referring to you saying you would listen after work, mocking the very idea that you had a legitimate job that didn't involve you being a borderline retarded cowboy.
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Oh. Yeah I'm doing grunt work at a nonprofit downtown for a couple months, which will segue into a paid position with some city agency in April or May. Recent development.
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Oh. Yeah I'm doing grunt work at a nonprofit downtown for a couple months, which will segue into a paid position with some city agency in April or May. Recent development.
That's awesome, man. Seriously. Very cool. I'm out of work, at the moment, which is nice for listening to tunes all day, but bad for somebody who, you know, buys 20 records every week. Take no prisoners. You'll be running the joint in no time.
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