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Post Post #151  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:05 am

he looks very much drug induced... but he's on a roll i guess.
awesome guitar:

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Post Post #152  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:40 am

pretty, because he puts a lot of emotion into the lyrics (beatles cover)

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Post Post #153  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:15 am



love this band a lot

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Post Post #154  (ISO)  » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:14 pm

I both hate and love this song.

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Post Post #155  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:52 pm



yay famous irish musicians
"i have the sickest grossest feeling that even if it's my lynch today, my townflip still won't lead to a tso lynch, and then he'll find some bullshit way to reason either shooting or lynching gm tomorrow because if there's anyone who can strongarm a mislynch despite his reads or cases being proved wrong time and again it's tso" -Marquis

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Post Post #156  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:20 pm

hard werkin trax


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Post Post #157  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:17 pm

They have escaped into the mansion where they thought it was safe.

Yet…

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Post Post #158  (ISO)  » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:58 pm

three mommies making salad Today at 11:52 AM
but sometimes if you play the game at 6:66 p.m., a phone will appear and ring and if you answer, it'll be BRINE HERO

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Post Post #159  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:57 am

It was a dull morning at work, so I wrote up my top 30 songs of the year.

Spoiler: Top 30 songs of 2014
30. Can't Do Without You - Caribou. Rest of the album’s hit-and-miss but this is an earworm.
29. Devil Come Take This Town - David Ford. I don't adore his material this year as much as I have most of his other work but his strings album, The Arrangement, is still good fun and this is probably the pick of the bunch.
28. Inside Out - Spoon. Very relaxing and a little unexpected from Spoon.
27. Solar System - Screaming Maldini. A little inconsistent but the big flashes really work for me.
26. Who Killed the Moonlight? - Nicole Atkins. Confident, fun and even better live.

25. My Sad Captains - Elbow. Somewhat ironically, album The Take-Off and Landing of Everything didn't quite fully take off for me but this is a clear highlight, all the wistful warmth of Elbow at their best.
24. Outlier - Spoon. There's a lovely dreamlike quality to this even while it rollicks along.
23. Carousel Ride - Rubblebucket. Just a great big lump of fun.
22. Meet Me There - Nick Mulvey. Delightfully sweet and innocent, with a lovely, skippy little intro.
21. Angola - Sam Roberts Band. Big, spangly, daft, fun.

20. The Troubles - U2. Yeah, the rest of that deeply unwanted album was pretty much entirely uninteresting but, if you made it to the end, this was a surprising reward.
19. Toumast Tincha - Tinariwen. Tinariwen have pretty much just been perfecting a formula over the last few years. This isn't different but it is them at the peak of their powers.
18. Ride - TV on the Radio. The slow build of the intro is great and it explodes into an entertaining romp.
17. Last Bayou - Wolf Gang. The clear standout of their new album. Big, brash and with an absolute earworm of a guitar riff.
16. A Dream of You and Me - Future Islands. A gorgeous album closer. Really paints a picture.

15. We Wait Too Long - Nicole Atkins. Steals the best parts of the Kaiser Chiefs' Ruby and turns it into a simmering work of beauty. Practically begs you to sing along.
14. Cut Your Teeth - Kyla La Grange. Packs a surprisingly sizeable 'oomph' for such a stripped-back song. Her move into electropop for her second album was largely a disappointment for me but I'm glad that this exists, at least.
13. Yellow & Blue - Megan Washington. It took 45 seconds of this to convince me that I'd love the whole album. Sweeps me up in it every time.
12. Cucurucu - Nick Mulvey. Joyous and nostalgic.
11. Cocoon - Catfish and the Bottlemen. The biggest scope on a very solid debut album.

10. Spirit - Future Islands. Just a brilliant energy to it. The delivery on 'Come see me through/come through the sea' always grabs me.
9. Swimming Pool - Emmy the Great ft. Tom Fleming. Mesmerising. The sort of song for which I've been waiting from her and Fleming's a great foil.
8. Skyline - Megan Washington. I'm going to run out of words for this woman soon. The bridge on this is particularly brilliant.
7. Careful You - TV on the Radio. Love the undulation of this, the almost insidious way that it worms into your head. Love the coda, too.
6. My Favourite Faded Fantasy - Damien Rice. If he spent all eight years away working on this one song, it would have been worth it. Dark but rousing, with a monster last couple of minutes.

5. Consolation Prize - Megan Washington. I tried to make this list less Washington-heavy, I really did, but this is just too good. Utterly haunting, a vocal masterclass.
4. Dangerous - Big Data ft. Joywave. Thanks to Nicodemus for dropping this into the Song Contest recently or I'd have completely missed it. I didn't even give it full points initially but it just stayed with me and got bigger and better every time I listened to it. Irresistible.
3. My Heart is a Wheel - Megan Washington. Promise I'm done now. Totally infectious, the most fun I've had with a song this year.
2. Fever to the Form - Nick Mulvey. Lost the tiebreaker for No.1 because I'd technically heard it first last year but it got an album release in 2014 so I've decided that it counts. Pretty much the ultimate guy-with-a-guitar song. If you have the chance to see him play this live, take it.
1. Seasons (Waiting on You) - Future Islands. Instant. Fucking. Classic.


Spoiler: Top 5 albums of 2014
5. Seeds - TV on the Radio
4. Slow Phaser - Nicole Atkins
3. First Mind - Nick Mulvey
2. Singles - Future Islands
1. There There - Megan Washington

I think we got three genuine classics this year.
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Post Post #160  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:05 pm

okay big data is really great

was it written by stoners though
"i have the sickest grossest feeling that even if it's my lynch today, my townflip still won't lead to a tso lynch, and then he'll find some bullshit way to reason either shooting or lynching gm tomorrow because if there's anyone who can strongarm a mislynch despite his reads or cases being proved wrong time and again it's tso" -Marquis

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Post Post #161  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:23 am

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Post Post #162  (ISO)  » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:36 pm



"How could this be? The land of the free, home of the brave;
Indigenous holocaust and the home of the slaves.
you really think this country never sponsored terrorism?
Human rights violations we continue the saga
El Salvador to the contras of Nicaragua"
The melody of logic always plays the notes of truth.

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Post Post #163  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:31 pm

Reviving this thread to bring up the new Carly Rae Jepsen song because it's gonna be unavoidable in like a month or so, if it isn't already. It's got everything: goofily fun chorus, unbelievably catchy melody, and a bunch of memorably clunky lyrics that are so gonna be internet memes soon.

Surprise, I'm a Top 40 whore.

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Post Post #164  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:59 pm

Florence released a new one today and I really love it. Reminds me a bit of Never Let Me Go feeling-wise.

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Post Post #165  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:58 pm

Good lord "Pistol (A. Cunanan, Miami, Fl. 1996)" is a horrible song. Otherwise, the new Modest Mouse is pretty... okay. And oddly very synth-y.
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Post Post #166  (ISO)  » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:18 pm

Big Data <3
"I Really Like You" <3
new Florence + the Machine <3

here's 3 songs I"ve been loving recently:





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Post Post #167  (ISO)  » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:32 am



Spoiler: tidbit
The name for this track is taken from a VST I wrote that forces all audio passing through it to the same amplitude, i.e. it completely erases dynamic range. This has some interesting results: reverbs can’t decay, allowing you to hear parts of the tail that aren’t normally heard; filtered delays dissolve into harmonics normally too quiet to hear; field recordings are flattened so that quiet rustles and loud bangs are equally pronounced.

The track spawned from experiments with this effect and is divided into 4 rough sections.

The track starts with a drilling engine-like sound that came from playing with a delay that was kept alive by the cuntpressor. The single sub-bass hit that punctures through the other sounds I added as a premonition of the later parts of the track. The rumble between the first and second section is the raw sound of the cuntpressor working its charms on a reverb; notice the crackles toward the end when the reverb desperately wants to die but the cuntpressor is keeping it unnaturally alive.

The second section builds on the first by tightening the rhythm into a more shuffley mode, punctuated with bass stabs and little snippets of voice. I often add fragments of unintelligible voice to music, it makes me think of how language might sound to someone with speech agnosia (word-deafness). Here the sub-bass hits that define the following section are introduced as high pitched blips in a syncopated rhythm that morph into their later form by lowering in pitch and slowing the tempo, so that the gap between them lengthens into full bars. This gives an effect of slowing-without-slowing, similar in concept to Shepard tones or strange loops.
The third section takes this bass hit and gives it a context with an awkward minimal beat that slowly expands into a more driving 4-to-the-floor rhythm. This builds until a pause when the piano is introduced. I recorded this at home using the shitty mic in my laptop, because I didn’t have any equipment with me. I approximated a stereo recording by recording the same riff with the laptop in several different positions around the room and blending them with different pans. I couldn’t completely get rid of the tinny timbre to them but I quite liked it anyway, so emphasized it with erratic filter changes.
The outro boils the rhythm of the 3rd section down to its basic no-frills constituent – a repetitive technoish loop. This morphs into two other styles before the track glitches itself to pieces.
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Post Post #168  (ISO)  » Thu May 14, 2015 12:20 pm

Oh shit, Desaparecidos have a new album coming out in 2015!

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Post Post #169  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:26 am

So, Billy Joel got married and I saw a lot of commenters decrying his decision to have a baby in his sixties. I wonder if the fact that he's a recovering alcoholic and much of his early adult life was taken by his career and he didn't have much time/emotional capacity for family and maybe he appreciates it more now or wants to have more kids. Having a child in your sixties isn't ideal but in his case I understand it.

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Post Post #170  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:22 am

i've been watching/listening to little mix live performances nonstop for the past week. mmmmmph
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Post Post #171  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:30 am

"i have the sickest grossest feeling that even if it's my lynch today, my townflip still won't lead to a tso lynch, and then he'll find some bullshit way to reason either shooting or lynching gm tomorrow because if there's anyone who can strongarm a mislynch despite his reads or cases being proved wrong time and again it's tso" -Marquis

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Post Post #172  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:19 pm

Get to know an Ythan.

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Post Post #174  (ISO)  » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:37 am

Green Day's new album, Revolution Radio, was out a week ago. Best since American Idiot. Every song on their new album is more-or-less a different perspective on the "revolutionary" spirit that seems to have taken the country by storm recently.

In the space of 45 minutes, they:

- yearn for the "good old days"
- accuse backward-looking folk of being part of the problem
- attack the media for their role in motivating mass shootings
- provide an ode to those just getting by
- issue a call to take to the streets and firebomb everything
- celebrate those who keep pushing for peaceful but hard-fought progress
- go 100% fuck the police
- end with a ballad better than any they've written in the past decade

It's a surprisingly circumspect view of the social upheaval caused by rapidly changing views of morality. They were vocally in support of Sanders, so I expected this to be all POLITICAL REVOLUTION, but it's definitely not that simple of an album.

It really has to be listened to as a whole because all of the songs play off each other, but here's the first single off of it, which is written from the perspective of a mass shooter.



Also, I'm sad that the Barclays Center stop on their tour sold out in under 4 seconds, before I could get my ticket. :(

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