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Xanopticon - Liminal Space (2003)

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Onderhond tried to suggest something else after initially lofting this ball into the air. I should have listened. Oh, how I should have listened.

This was just a difficult thing to listen to. Almost painful. Sounds of the singularity? Gleeful kill-noises uttered by sentient machines? Indeed, not for me.

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You should've listened :D

I'm surprised you made it 7 times through then! I do remember having some trouble with this album the first time I heard it, nowadays though it's great music if I need to be focused/work hard. Probably because it drowns everything else out :)
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Yes, I suppose as white noise it could work. The problem with how I'm listening is I try to make the majority of my spins fairly focused. So while I may occasionally have one of these albums on in the background as I wash dishes or something, typically I am doing my best to pay full attention. And that is an eye opening experience with anything, good or bad.
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I'm glad no one recommends Metal machine music then.
But this doesn't sound bad to me. I would listen to it once.
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sebby wrote: April 9th, 2020, 12:18 pm Yes, I suppose as white noise it could work. The problem with how I'm listening is I try to make the majority of my spins fairly focused. So while I may occasionally have one of these albums on in the background as I wash dishes or something, typically I am doing my best to pay full attention. And that is an eye opening experience with anything, good or bad.
It does work both ways for me. I can really lose myself listening to this with headphones on and eyes closed. I like how, even after 20 years, I can never really seem to get a grip on the rhythms, which at least keeps it exciting for me. But it also works as background nice, helping me to focus on tasks at hand. But I get it takes much longer than 7 listens to get used to it. Pretty cool that you at least persisted!
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Funkadelic - Hardcore Jollies (1976)

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Never heard a Parliament/Funadelic album I disliked. But other than Maggot Brain, I haven't heard one that sounded as good as the considerable hype. This is another goodish P-Funk record. Nothing to complain about, not much to sing great praises about. Put it on, enjoy it, forget it's there. Repeat. There are worse things.

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Maggot Brain, Mothership Connection and One Nation Under a Groove all live up to the hype.

Jollies has the title track and a version of Cosmic Slop but that's it.
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Cosmic Slop and Comin Round the Mountain the bomb, yo!
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Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley (1992)

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On the plus side, this is 3x as good as the Stage Dive album, which is the other record in this project that gave off those really strong 90s vibes with the first guitar strikes to open the album. Down side of course is that 3x of something I didn't like at all is, well, not that great. Is this the most highly acclaimed album I'm going to shit on during this project? Seems so. For some reason I thought this was going to be a sludgy psych record, which I probably would have liked more. Stoner rock instead. Just not something I could get into. I see the appeal, but there's not enough bait on this particular hook to snare a picky eater like me. Production, instruments, vocals all kind of just, hmmm, aggressively competent and quite comfy I'm sure for those already seated in the Kyuss choir section. But alas the bong magnet being employed isn't strong enough to pull in an outsider like me.

Ok, enough metaphors for one day. Smell ya later, Kyuss.

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peeptoad wrote: April 16th, 2020, 11:41 am Cosmic Slop and Comin Round the Mountain the bomb, yo!
That was a good version of Cosmic Slop, yeah.
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Sorry you didn't like Kyuss, sebby…

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Thats alrite, that album is a 4.5 or even a 5/5 for me (no matter how many times I listen to it :wub:
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Armoreska wrote: April 23rd, 2020, 1:01 pm Thats alrite, that album is a 4.5 or even a 5/5 for me (no matter how many times I listen to it :wub:
same. :thumbsup:
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MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (2008)

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I haven't ever actively listened to MGMT before, but I recognized about half these tracks. I'm guessing this was mega popular at one point. I can see why, as it's generally super catchy and eazy breezy throughout.

If I had this on vinyl, I'd probably throw on SIde A and then be done with it before moving on to something else. It's a strong 4/5. The flip side is like a 1.75. Inoffensive but unmemorable. Didn't make me feel as dancy. It feels like an album front-loaded with its best songs and padded to get to LP length. Good enough that I might check out some of their other stuff.

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2nd side has Of Moons, Birds and Monsters
and I'd count Metanoia too

Side 1 is spectacular 5/5
Side 2 is oracular 4/5

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Of Moons is most of the reason side 2 gets its 1.75 from me.
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Desaparecidos - Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002)

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Oh. This is a Conor Oberst project. One week of Conor Oberst into my ears. Well fuck me.
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Desaparecidos - Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002)

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My feelings of dislike for Conor Oberst go back 17 years. I had just found out about Elliott Smith's death and was talking with a friend, the only other person I knew who was even aware of this delicate magic that was just snuffed out somewhere in LA and with whom I was drinking beers and bumming out, and she happened to recommend Bright Eyes to me within the context of the conversation as someone whose music and songwriting were similar to Elliott's. L-O-fucking-L. I don't know why Conor Oberst has been compared to everyone from Elliott Smith to Leonard Cohen to Bob Dylan over the last two decades. Is it because he writes one line out of fifty that wouldn't feel too out of place on an album like Either/Or (while the other 49 are heavy-handed try-hard vomit fuel)? I don't know, but it just infuriated me how awful he was by comparison to the recently departed Smith that I swore off his music for a good long time. Years passed and I decided to revisit some of his work with fresher, less biased ears. Thinking maybe there could be something there worthy of the boy-man's considerable hype. Guess what, still sucks. Hate his voice, hate his song-writing, hate how his music is produced. It's all painful to me.

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Aw, sorry sebby. It sounds like you had a lot of history with disliking Oberst. I didn't know.
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It's May 16, the final day
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That's really unfortunate that you hate Oberst so much. I get it, but I'm a huge fan. He and Elliott are both among my favorite artists. I'm trying to think of one, but I don't think there's a respected artist whose work I totally hate.
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Armoreska wrote: May 15th, 2020, 10:41 pm It's May 16, the final day
'twas a typo. Should have been the 17th. I forgot to post my thought on Miranda Sex Garden, so I'll just post both that and Loma at the same time.
kongs_speech wrote: May 15th, 2020, 10:49 pm That's really unfortunate that you hate Oberst so much. I get it, but I'm a huge fan. He and Elliott are both among my favorite artists. I'm trying to think of one, but I don't think there's a respected artist whose work I totally hate.
Oh, there are more than a few for me that fit in that pit. Joanna Newsom, The Killers, Radiohead, many others I can't think of.
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sebby wrote: May 17th, 2020, 12:45 am
Armoreska wrote: May 15th, 2020, 10:41 pm It's May 16, the final day
'twas a typo. Should have been the 17th. I forgot to post my thought on Miranda Sex Garden, so I'll just post both that and Loma at the same time.
kongs_speech wrote: May 15th, 2020, 10:49 pm That's really unfortunate that you hate Oberst so much. I get it, but I'm a huge fan. He and Elliott are both among my favorite artists. I'm trying to think of one, but I don't think there's a respected artist whose work I totally hate.
Oh, there are more than a few for me that fit in that pit. Joanna Newsom, The Killers, Radiohead, many others I can't think of.
The Killers were ok for a bit, but I'll join in with the hate for Newsom and Radiohead.
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Woot woot. Let's meet in the treehouse once a week to talk some shit about things others love.
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You up for another round of recommendations, Masochist? :)
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I do have the perfect rec for you
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Ok, let's do up to another two months worth. Eight recs, if you got 'em. Same rules apply.
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Small Town Murder Songs Soundtrack
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Ahhh, 27 mins. A man after my own heart.
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I prefer my music angrier, sadder, simpler, more laid back, more mentally ill, these kinds of things.
That's some tough criteria. I can think of plenty of music that fits those parameters (Frankie Teardrop comes to mind), but the following is probably the only thing I really like that fits:

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
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Tool - Lateralus
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Armoreska wrote: May 18th, 2020, 7:04 am Tool - Lateralus
or Fear Innoculus
Both of these break the 60 min rule.
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Let's try something different then: Dälek - Absence
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blocho wrote: May 18th, 2020, 3:11 am
I prefer my music angrier, sadder, simpler, more laid back, more mentally ill, these kinds of things.
That's some tough criteria. I can think of plenty of music that fits those parameters (Frankie Teardrop comes to mind), but the following is probably the only thing I really like that fits:

The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
Man Frankie Teardrop is nightmare fuel. I really have to be in the right mood for that album, mostly cuz of that song. Cheree is on my list of fave weird pop songs, though.
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Mal Waldron - All Alone
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sebby wrote: May 18th, 2020, 7:26 am
Armoreska wrote: May 18th, 2020, 7:04 am Tool - Lateralus
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Both of these break the 60 min rule.
King Crimson - Red then
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I hate the 60 min rule. :verymad:
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