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mpp
04-28-2002, 08:56 PM
so far, i'd have to say the new automator cd is my favorite; i like the new weezer too

what else has been released that's good?

john

tear stained glass
04-28-2002, 09:06 PM
You ejaculate prematurely, don't you?

mpp
04-28-2002, 09:12 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by tear stained glass:
You ejaculate prematurely, don't you?</font>

not often

ask your mother

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Travis Meeks
04-28-2002, 09:21 PM
Clinic-Walking with thee

not really, but I just bought it the other day and can't put it down.

mpp
04-28-2002, 09:22 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Travis Meeks:
Clinic-Walking with thee

not really, but I just bought it the other day and can't put it down.</font>

what kind of music is it?

azvd
04-28-2002, 09:31 PM
... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - "Source Tags And Codes".

C'mon and join us in this bandwagon!

AZVD.

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sawdust restaurants
04-28-2002, 09:41 PM
Tie: The new Wilco and the new Flaming Lips.

The Notwist, Trail of Dead and Super Furry Animals (American domestic release; it counts!) albums are all great as well. I haven't heard the new Boards of Canada yet, but it's supposed to be pretty good, too.

Nick K
04-28-2002, 10:01 PM
i'd have to go with the new Wilco i guess... i still like "Summerteeth" more, but "Foxtrot" is really growing on me.

Souvlaki Space Station
04-28-2002, 10:22 PM
Doves - The Last Broadcast

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Anti-Moan Gestapo
04-28-2002, 10:30 PM
Guns n' Roses - Chinese Democracy advance promo.

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fallontears
04-28-2002, 11:14 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Anti-Moan Gestapo:
Guns n' Roses - Chinese Democracy advance promo.

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c'mon, that's gotta be a joke.

my pick would be Wilco's latest disc.

Mayfuck
04-28-2002, 11:49 PM
This year hasn't brought any incredibly spectacular albums yet, but 2002's albums haven't had the time to entirely grow on me. However, I already have a few favorites:

-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco (Okay, It's 2002's OK Computer, Sophtware Slump or Aegaetis Byrjun. Not that they are similar in style, but YHF is an above average album that is too hyped for it's own good. It's remarkable for an album out of the tired and trite alt-country scene, but it's a good listen nonetheless.)

-Cee-Lo Green and Perfect Imperfections; Cee-Lo (This may as well be the hip hop album of the year if not THE album of the year. A diverse and smart collection of songs. Everyone should listen to this one.)

-Geogaddi, Boards of Canada (Same BOC formula, but there is something deliciously evil about this album.)

-Point, Cornelius (Very smooth stuff http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/cool.gif )

-Leaving Home, David Berkman (I think this might be my top album so far. It's the most inventive jazz collection put out in recent years. It's cluttered with small innovations here and there that makes it sweet jazz with a classical sensibility.)

-Neon Golden, The Notwist

-I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and 1, 2, 3, 4, Jim O'Rourke (For folks who need to be further convinced that electronic artists can make some of the most emotionally encompassing music probably need to listen to this CD. I'm including this one because it was released very late in 2001 that I don't really consider it a 2001 album.)

Small Circle of Friends, The Maxwell Implosion (It's the only quality dance CD I've heard this year. It's boom-tisk, genre hopping material)

I., Buffalo Daughter - (It's records like these that will get Japanese artists continue to great the "novelty" treatment. Oh well. It's just a small example of the increasingly refreshing and innovative music coming out of Japan.)

Tremenda Rumba!, Maraca - (Could've been an impressive recording if Maraca didn't try to commercialize the hodgepodge of Cuban music he puts together, but still pretty skillful and downright fiery.)


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Electron52
04-29-2002, 12:20 AM
there hase been more good stuff in the last few months than in the last few years combined...

audio explorations - actionreaction
pedro the lion - control
+/- - self titled

The Admiral
04-29-2002, 12:25 AM
My faves right now would be Rye Coalition and Damien Jurado. Don't really count Wilco since I've been listening to it for so long already, but it's nice to finally have the real deal out.

killtheyouth
04-29-2002, 12:32 AM
this is shaping up to be a much better year for music than 2001.

so far:
The notwist - neon golden
trail of dead - source tags and codes
wilco - yhf (i dont know if this will make my top ten, but certainly top 20)

and the new flaming lips sounds pretty amazing from what ive heard.

snickerdoodles
04-29-2002, 12:43 AM
the notwist - neon golden
do make say think - and yet and yet (HELLO?)

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killtheyouth
04-29-2002, 12:44 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by snickerdoodles:

do make say think - and yet and yet (HELLO?)

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what's this like?

drtydog31
04-29-2002, 12:53 AM
dj shadow - private press

most disappointing album:
silverchair - diorama

ModernCheeze
04-29-2002, 03:07 AM
I'm growing more and more addicted to The Walkmen, bandwagon or no. Its simply a fantastic record. "Rue the Day" floors me everytime I hear it.
The new Elvis Costello CD sounds amazing from what I've heard, I really can't wait to pick it up.
And although it was released last year in Europe, The Eels' Souljacker wasn't released till last month in the States, so I consider it a 2002 release. It kicks ass, flat out plain and simple.


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Example
04-29-2002, 11:57 AM
Was "White Blood Cells" released this year?

Graveflower
04-29-2002, 12:08 PM
1. Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
2. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
3. Xiu Xiu - Knife Play
4. The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone
5. Notwist - Neon Golden
6. Buffalo Daughter - I

teioh
04-29-2002, 12:20 PM
i'd go with source tags and codes. but its early days, yet: theres still blur, chilli peppers, supergrass and maybe portishead to look forward to

FearFactory
04-29-2002, 12:50 PM
<font color="orange">Down - A Bustle in your Hedgerow

however, there's still the new Fantomas (hopefully), Peeping Tom's debut (hopefully), Superjoint Ritual's debut, the new Nevermore CD... the list could go on and on. I'm pretty sure there are dozens of bands that I like releasing CDs this year, and I'm blissfully unaware of them. I'm pretty bad about keeping up with the news around music releases.
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The Admiral
04-29-2002, 01:08 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Example:
Was "White Blood Cells" released this year?</font>

Try July 2001.

Travis Meeks
04-29-2002, 01:20 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by mpp:
what kind of music is it?

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It's kind of hard to describe. The best would be a bit rocky but poppy brit music but with a sort of 70s rock twist to it. Download Welcome off of 'Walking with Thee' if you are interested, it's a good example of the CD. I know my description sucks, but it's a really good CD.

French lover Sébastien
04-29-2002, 01:26 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ModernCheeze:
I'm growing more and more addicted to The Walkmen, bandwagon or no. Its simply a fantastic record. "Rue the Day" floors me everytime I hear it.</font>

I didn't know you people knew the walkmen. anyway.

mine are :
Chokebore - It's a Miracle
And you will know us by the Trail of Dead - Sources, Tags and Codes
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Notwist - Neon Golden

Interpol's debut cd will probably make it to my top 5 and i can't wait to put my hands on the new Mum cd.

The Admiral
04-29-2002, 01:43 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by French lover Sébastien:
Chokebore - It's a Miracle</font>

Please be a joke.

French lover Sébastien
04-29-2002, 03:50 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by The Admiral:
Please be a joke.</font>

i can't believe you.
Now tell me what's wrong with this album, apart from the fact that it was not produced by Steve Albini and that it doesn't sound as raw as you'd like it to sound. I think it's not as good as Taste for Bitters and Black Black but it's still a great album.

Irrelevant
04-29-2002, 03:52 PM
out of full albums i've listened to so far (as of the moment, some of them haven't had much a chance to grow on me):

1. Ugly Casanova - Sharpen Your Teeth
2. Cornelius - Point
3. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
4. The Notwist - Neon Golden
5. Buffalo Daughter - I
6. Pedro the Lion - Control
7. Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
8. The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone
9. The Maxwell Implosion - Small Circle of Friends
10. Miighty Flashlight - s/t
11. Clinic - Walking with Thee
12. Radio 4 - Gotham

i haven't listened to the Wilco album yet. and i'll have to check out that Cee-Lo joint, and DJ Shadow's new one.

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Graveflower
04-29-2002, 06:56 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Irrelevant:
DJ Shadow's new one.

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Prepare for dissapointment. The Private Press is barely average. Blah.

Check out Xiu Xiu.

Irrelevant
04-29-2002, 06:58 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Graveflower:
Check out Xiu Xiu.</font>

i gave a few songs on there a quick listen, and it sounded like unbalanced noise. i'll listen more thorougly later.

lise
04-29-2002, 07:05 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Travis Meeks:
It's kind of hard to describe. The best would be a bit rocky but poppy brit music but with a sort of 70s rock twist to it. Download Welcome off of 'Walking with Thee' if you are interested, it's a good example of the CD. I know my description sucks, but it's a really good CD.</font>

hmmm...this doesn't sound anything like do make say think...

Irrelevant
04-29-2002, 07:08 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by lise:
hmmm...this doesn't sound anything like do make say think...</font>

yeah, that could be because clinic actually makes music, unlike do make say think.

<font color="black">yes i'm kidding, the new do make say think isn't bad

bloop
04-29-2002, 09:58 PM
1) Released so far: Wilco "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"
2) "Yoshimi..." is sounding rather good, but it hasn't been formally released yet.
3) I hope DJ Shadow's new one isn't really just barely average.

sweet17
04-29-2002, 10:32 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by drtydog31:

most disappointing album:
silverchair - diorama</font>

np. Tuna in the Brine - Silverchair.

strange_one
04-29-2002, 10:37 PM
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1. Grand Salvo - River Road
most of you would never have heard of this guy, since he is a melb. songwriter, but this second record of his is a beautiful journey indeed.

2. Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
same as mayfuck said, BOC haven't really changed their formula much, but this is a wonderful listen every time

3. Songs:Ohia - Didn't It Rain
bleak, despairing lyrics wrapped up in soft strumming and some excellent female backing vocals

4. Jim O'Rourke - I'm Happy And I'm Singing..
as mayfuck said, a fantastic electronic record.

5. Trail Of Dead - Source Tags And Codes
yeh...its good

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PhantomFM
04-29-2002, 10:41 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sweet17:
np. Tuna in the Brine - Silverchair.</font>

i heard this album was all about horns and woodwinds and it was good. i heard that from an idiot. but you'd think said idiot would hate it if it didnt sound like high school silverchair.

my pick: ZWAN IN OCTOBER, BABY

scouse_dave
05-03-2002, 05:08 PM
MACCA _DRIVING RAIN http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/tongue.gif

nah, i'll go for Pulp - We Love Life
i'm pretty sure that was 2002

mpp
05-03-2002, 05:53 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mayfuck:
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-Cee-Lo Green and Perfect Imperfections; Cee-Lo (This may as well be the hip hop album of the year if not THE album of the year. A diverse and smart collection of songs. Everyone should listen to this one.)

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i downloaded this today and after two listens i'll have to say that it's fantastic

john

np: Cee-Lo - Closet Freak

failure
05-03-2002, 07:45 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by scouse_dave:
MACCA _DRIVING RAIN http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/tongue.gif

nah, i'll go for Pulp - We Love Life
i'm pretty sure that was 2002</font>

that was 2001, brah

tweedyburd
05-04-2002, 07:08 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mayfuck:
YHF is an above average album that is too hyped for it's own good.</font>

The only reason the album has any amount of hype is simply because of it's delayed release, marked in label controversy. It's not as weird of a record as a lot of people are making it out to be. It's also not the kind of hype bands like The Strokes get, with a marketing machine looking to push 'the next new thing'. So I'm not sure how it's too hyped 'for it's own good' when the product completely justifies the means through which it arrived.

Aeroplane
05-04-2002, 07:14 PM
Doesn't Have a Clue - Aeroplane

relaxor!
05-04-2002, 07:14 PM
and don't care what any of you say, Eels-Souljacker

Graveflower
05-04-2002, 07:19 PM
1. Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes (9.6)
2. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (9.2)
3. Xiu Xiu - Knife Play - (9.0)
4. Tom Waits - Alice (9.0)
5. Cornershop - Handcream for a Generation (8.7)
6. The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to like Me is Gone (8.5)
7. The Notwist - Neon Golden (8.5)
8. Tom Waits - Blood Money (8.3)
9. Buffalo Daughter - I (8.0)
10. Badly Drawn Boy - About a Boy soundtrack (7.6)
11. Weezer - Maladroit (7.0)

I'm getting The Gloria Record, Songs:Ohia, and new Blackalicious soon, and will probably have to revise it again. *sigh*

sugarsickness
05-04-2002, 07:36 PM
You are all fucking wrong.

Desaparecidos- Read Music, Speak Spanish

runners up:
Pedro the Lion- Control
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead- Source Tags and Codes

Graveflower
05-04-2002, 07:46 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sugarsickness:


Desaparecidos- Read Music, Speak Spanish

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HEEEEEEEEEEL NO.

I even like Bright Eyes, but that album is unlistenable SHIT. His vocals are absolutely grating (I know I know, but even at their best, Oberst's vocals on this album are terrible, and don't come close to the worst example of Corgan's nasal whine). He's not a strong singer, but his wavering voice fits with the acoustic dirges that make up the Bright Eyes catalog. His screams and howls on the Desaparecidos album are absolutely cringe inducing.

Graveflower
05-04-2002, 07:56 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by tweedyburd:
The only reason the album has any amount of hype is simply because of it's delayed release, marked in label controversy. It's not as weird of a record as a lot of people are making it out to be. It's also not the kind of hype bands like The Strokes get, with a marketing machine looking to push 'the next new thing'. So I'm not sure how it's too hyped 'for it's own good' when the product completely justifies the means through which it arrived.

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PEOPLE are hyping it. It's been getting perfect and near perfect ratings all over the place. The band has been getting tons of exposure in magazines and even newspapers. Plus, it had a rather spectacular debut at #13 on the charts and 56,000 copies sold, which is amazing for a band whose previous album sold about 100,000 total.

ModernCheeze
05-04-2002, 09:57 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by strange_one:

3. Songs:Ohia - Didn't It Rain
bleak, despairing lyrics wrapped up in soft strumming and some excellent female backing vocals
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I totally forgot Molina was coming out with a new record. Thanks for reminding me to go get it. The Lioness was fucking amazing.

tweedyburd
05-05-2002, 05:33 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Graveflower:
PEOPLE are hyping it. .</font>

Well of course they are. What I was pointing out was the reason WHY. If the album had never gone through the now almost legendary-like label controversy, and not been labeled a 'career ending album', the release would have been marked with critical accliam but you wouldn't see it getting nearly the attention it has, RS layouts, etc. Just look at all those rave reviews. The first paragraph almost always starts out describing the label problems, etc, not the music itself.

It's not that the music isn't deserving--it's actually the exact opposite. It's just a shame the band and their best album had to get the attention it/they deserved simply by barely having the album released at all.

melombar
05-09-2002, 11:39 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sugarsickness:
You are all fucking wrong.

Desaparecidos- Read Music, Speak Spanish
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you could not be more right about this. that album is sick.

ravenguy2000
05-09-2002, 12:25 PM
There used to be a time when I could come to this board and actually know who you people were talking about.