One of my favorite albums of the last decade, just a very solid summer time classic.
posted by Duban
A fucking great record from the label that brought you Snowing and shit. Catchy lyrics about some divorced family or something. Has one of the most depressing tracks I've ever heard in "Sleep Patterns." If you buy a copy of it from the label's site, they send you a starburst. Fuck yeah.
posted by Your Host
This album is a playful assortment of sounds that match the title of the record. Stronger tracks include "Because You're Lonely" and "The Ringleader". If you enjoy that modern emo sound, mixed with a bit of pop punk, listen to this fucking band.
Labels: emo, pop punk, post fucking awesome
posted by Your Host
It is known to fans of Mark Kozelek's music that he is as skilled an interpreter as he is a songwriter. After cutting the final Red House Painters album in 1998, he has since used his own name as a means to release the occasional odd cover album between larger projects. 2008's The Finally LP
is among the finest and most humble of these yet, presenting an accessible array of bittersweet yet amicable acoustic covers that span the breadth of Kozelek's unique taste and influence. Known for drastically reconfiguring the songs of Bon Scott, Isaac Brock and Ace Frehley in the past, the singer does not limit himself here either: while stripping down Will Oldham's grimy "New Partner" to a beautifully finger-picked folk song, he does the exact opposite to the likes of Low's "Lazy", metamorphosing their classic slowcore dirge into an upbeat country ditty. Same goes for Husker Du's "Celebrated Summer", which appears as an open-tune mood piece in the vein of Nick Drake. Meanwhile, "If You Want Blood" is an alternate version of an AC/DC cover that appeared on Kozelek's 2001 collection What's Next to The Moon
. This one is worth a spin for admirers of Mark Kozelek or good folk music in general, as well as anyone looking for some interesting cover versions.
Labels: acoustic, alt-country, covers, folk
posted by Graham H.
Before I get into the album, let me introduce myself really
quick. I’m !!e7ZYZi1k7FE Raskolnikov
and !0MTMwDpCZo hresvelgr
found me on /mu/ and I’ve been posting on /mu/ for about 2 or 3 years. I’m a
big fan of jazz, post-rock, and lots of /mu/core type of stuff. I’ll post lots
of jazz usually but I could come here with any sort of album.
Don’t be fooled by the album cover-the music sounds nothing
like it. This is probably the best jazz release of 2012, and my personal
favorite. From Hearts Content, the first track, MOPDtK goes into a rock beat
with brilliant saxophone riffs and trumpet falsettos. President Polk is another
standout, where the instruments go into altissimo ranges while the drummer
shifts from style to style. Speaking of the drummer, that’s probably the most
interesting thing about this album. It’s worth it alone to listen to this album
based on the staggering amount of styles the drummer effortlessly moves through,
from funk to jazz to rock. I also feel that this album is a great introduction
into more eclectic jazz as it’s somewhat accessible.
Labels: Avant-garde, jazz
posted by Benny
You've never heard of this album. By that, I mean that no one knows this album. For some reason or another Scrawl never showed up on the map in any major way, but despite this, it's one of the best albums I've heard. Scrawl, sounding like a fusion of earlier Sonic Youth and Pavement, while taking their music in a very personal direction. The album's lyricism remains realistic and never looks to the grandiose, while at the same time remaining strangely poignant. It's emotional, it's lo-fi, and it's good.
Labels: alternative, hipster garbage, indie, lo-fi, Too good for /mu/
posted by hresvelgr