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  1. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Most of my favorite MV moments involve a period...

    Most of my favorite MV moments involve a period of chaos resolving into a big tight hook (most satisfyingly in Cassandra Gemini but lots of other places too). If I had to pick I enjoy the hook more...
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    Just got my copy in the mail today. Looking...

    Just got my copy in the mail today. Looking forward to spending some time with it.
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    A random YouTube video reminded me today of the...

    A random YouTube video reminded me today of the existence of the 2019 Brad Pitt vehicle Ad Astra. I remember being excited ahead of time because I'd read it had car chases on the moon and a scene...
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    Al Stewart - Terminal Eyes

    Al Stewart - Terminal Eyes
  5. It's an interesting question partly because at...

    It's an interesting question partly because at this point in history there's a big enough volume of new stuff accessible that you could make a pledge like this, stick to it, and still have a good...
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    As a relative newcomer here, I totally second...

    As a relative newcomer here, I totally second this thought. It's both heartening and overwhelming to know there's this much good music out there that I've never encountered.
  7. Thread: Phil Collins

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Thanks for the kind words.
  8. Thread: Black midi - Band

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    I'd dipped a toe a few times with these guys and...

    I'd dipped a toe a few times with these guys and never connected, but they're getting enough word-of-mouth that I bought a CD copy of Hellfire last time I was at the local shop. Don't know what the...
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    That was thrilling. Never listened to a full...

    That was thrilling. Never listened to a full Brand X album honestly, but the visual component gives you a better sense of the athleticism of the music, how much fun they have playing it, and how...
  10. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    ^^^ Huh. I liked the first single but this...

    ^^^ Huh. I liked the first single but this doesn't have most of the sonic qualities I associate with classic Mars Volta. Also the lyrics... almost make sense? I like how the drums pick up at 3:30,...
  11. Thread: Phil Collins

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    That's quite a well-chosen example, actually....

    That's quite a well-chosen example, actually. More straightforward, less intricate, but perfectly suited to the dynamics of the music, and providing rythmic excitement in a setting where you might...
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    As in Dexy's Midnight Runners? Interesting...

    As in Dexy's Midnight Runners? Interesting comparison, not a band I know much about beyond the one famous song.
  13. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Looking forward this one. My preorder shipped a...

    Looking forward this one. My preorder shipped a couple of days ago; hopefully it won't take too long to arrive from the UK. He's been building up a remarkable body of work, mostly under the radar....
  14. Thread: peg broke off

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    Came here to wondering if this joke had been...

    Came here to wondering if this joke had been made. I approve.
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    Yes, I was joking :)

    Yes, I was joking :)
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    Totally agree on the solo stuff. I didn't start...

    Totally agree on the solo stuff. I didn't start paying attention to it until years after the breakup, partly because he was so prolific that it always seemed like a big job, partly because some of...
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    I could be totally off base about this but I've...

    I could be totally off base about this but I've heard one of her songs is in a TV show and it's turned a few people on to her work? Probably not a big deal but maybe an avenue to investigate. Can't...
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    Glad to hear he's doing well. There are few...

    Glad to hear he's doing well. There are few musicians whose passing will hit me like I suspect Hammill's will.



    This is one of the few bands where I'll probably hold on to my individual copies...
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    The Guess Who - #10 The Guess Who - So Long...

    The Guess Who - #10
    The Guess Who - So Long Bannatyne
    The Guess Who - Road Food
    The Guess Who - Artificial Paradise
  20. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Man I listened to their last album a few times...

    Man I listened to their last album a few times when I was going through some best of 2021 lists and enjoyed it but not enough to think of myself as a fan of the band. But that cover is creatively...
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    Yes, sounds quite intriguing!

    Yes, sounds quite intriguing!
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    Froot Loop Dreams - Shonen Knife

    Froot Loop Dreams - Shonen Knife
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    The term I've heard for this practice (putting an...

    The term I've heard for this practice (putting an aging action star on the poster who's in the movie for 10 minutes) is "geezer teaser." There's a pretty interesting article about it here,...
  24. Thread: Progressive punk?

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    I feel like I've seen that era of Simple Minds...

    I feel like I've seen that era of Simple Minds come up in another thread recently, though I can't remember where. Great stuff, especially the era you mention (though I also remember seeing lots of...
  25. Thread: Strawbs

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    Very happy to see he's doing well. I haven't...

    Very happy to see he's doing well. I haven't listened to any of the recent Strawbs stuff (defining recent here as the last 20 years or so) but it may be time to remedy that.
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    Finally saw this one last night -- we missed it...

    Finally saw this one last night -- we missed it at the Multiplex and waited until it came to the local arthouse.

    With a day's rumination, I feel quite positive about it. While I was watching it, a...
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    Sticky: This was my first encounter with this, but I'm...

    This was my first encounter with this, but I'm quite intrigued by listening to a few of the songs on Bandcamp. Some very nice Tull-ish flute, songs which ebb and flow in subtle and appealing ways....
  28. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: I don't listen much to his instrumental ambient...

    I don't listen much to his instrumental ambient material. I respect it but there's so much ambient synth music in the world, and every artist who does that kind of thing has 43 albums, and it's hard...
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    Of course, use it as you wish. If you put an...

    Of course, use it as you wish. If you put an attribution then I'm Hans Burger from Electric Brain Electric Shadow.
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    Even to the point of having a song called "Kevin...

    Even to the point of having a song called "Kevin Ayers" which samples the studio chatter from Joy of a Toy (can't recall which song) and whose lyrics were a Welsh translation of Shouting in a Bucket...
  31. Thread: King Crimson News

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    :lol Now that's some classic pharmaceutical-grade...

    :lol Now that's some classic pharmaceutical-grade Frippishness.
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    It's kind of silly and very personal but around...

    It's kind of silly and very personal but around the time my fiancee and I got engaged she bought a coffee mug to keep at her house that I could use when I was visiting, because she didn't drink...
  33. Thread: Kayak

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    So I have, as of now, the Journey Through Time...

    So I have, as of now, the Journey Through Time box set, The First Five, and the Esoteric release of See See the Sun. I compared a few songs from SStS across the three releases, and I'm pretty sure...
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    Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

    Just wondering if anyone here is a fan of the band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. I did a search to see if they were mentioned in other threads but only saw them in passing in a list of other things --...
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    This seems inevitable to me as a problem of...

    This seems inevitable to me as a problem of access -- increased access, that is. If 100 truly classic songs are recorded in any given year, then the more years that pass, the more truly classic songs...
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    Having listened to this a few times -- I really...

    Having listened to this a few times -- I really like it! There's a lot of passion and love for the music that comes through, and it feels very live and humanly played. I also appreciate how...
  37. Thread: Progressive punk?

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    It's interesting, at this point, how long the two...

    It's interesting, at this point, how long the two things have been perceived as contraries, when in fact there were ostensibly "punk" bands showing clear influences from prog almost as soon as the...
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    Really cool song, nice sense of pace and dynamics...

    Really cool song, nice sense of pace and dynamics with an intensity that ebbs and flows in a very dynamic way. Love how big the synth swells get around the 1:05 mark, and how the echo is used on the...
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    Don't agree about Katy Lied being their last good...

    Don't agree about Katy Lied being their last good album, for pretty much the same reason Sputnik said, but I love this song with a fiery irrational passion, I don't see it mentioned much, and I was...
  40. Thread: Kayak

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    Even though I ultimately don't have much passion...

    Even though I ultimately don't have much passion toward any of the Reekers material, there's something about the song "Boogie Heart" from the second half of Merlin that moves me, even though...
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    I bought this, Permanent Waves and Moving...

    I bought this, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures all in one trip to the store about 15 years ago. I love PW & MP but for some reason this one never quite sunk in, even over the years as I've gotten...
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    :lol I'd had no intention of listening to this...

    :lol

    I'd had no intention of listening to this album and ignored it when it came out. The last few albums have felt very undistinguished, and sound enough like bland versions of mid-career...
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    Really interesting cover! I really like the flute...

    Really interesting cover! I really like the flute synth tone in the intro, has a cool warble to it. The big synth bursts have a nice depth to them. The guitar line really captures that kind of...
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    I only have the first album and Ring of Hands,...

    I only have the first album and Ring of Hands, and while I enjoy them both, there's some quality that moves me quite deeply about the self-titled and I connected a bit less with Ring of Hands....
  45. My belief is that musicians, in general, are much...

    My belief is that musicians, in general, are much more likely to be fans of progressive rock than the general public, even if in most cases they don't talk about it, either because they think it's...
  46. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Only listened to the first song but that was...

    Only listened to the first song but that was great. Liked it a bit more than Birth honestly, although in both cases it's based on first impressions.
  47. I really enjoyed that song. Lovely organ...

    I really enjoyed that song. Lovely organ patterns, the effect is unusually visual somehow, if that makes sense. I could "see" this song quite well. And I was sober! Bookmarked the live show video for...
  48. Good singers are hard to find man! ...

    Good singers are hard to find man!

    Interesting video though. I'm not a hardcore Dream Theater fan but I did enjoy this album a lot back in the day, which might put me in the crosshairs for this...
  49. Thread: Kayak

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    I was reading an article the other day about the...

    I was reading an article the other day about the decline of Google. If I understood it right, they've tried to focus the algorithm more on what they expect you to be looking for and less on careful...
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    Indeed! There's really only one room in my house...

    Indeed! There's really only one room in my house where I can listen to vinyl, and there are often people in that room who dislike Gentle Giant. I'd love to buy this if it were in a format I could...
  51. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Bought that Birth album from Bandcamp over the...

    Bought that Birth album from Bandcamp over the weekend and it's been a very solid listen. Retro in a very tasteful way, quite relaxing. I haven't heard of any of the bands that the members are coming...
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    Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue...

    Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion
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    Apparently I once, while blackout drunk,...

    Apparently I once, while blackout drunk, convinced a friend that the song "Don't Take Me Alive" was about a literal android, based on the line in the second verse about "I hear my inside, the...
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    Listening to the new Birth album, Born.

    Listening to the new Birth album, Born.
  55. I can't swing the full cost of Unburied Treasure,...

    I can't swing the full cost of Unburied Treasure, and my current versions of the studio albums sound fine to me. I'd love to be able to buy the live material separately on CD. I'll also be quite...
  56. Thread: Kayak

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    Does anybody know how the sound quality on the...

    Does anybody know how the sound quality on the First Five box compares to the versions of those albums that appear on the Journey Through Time box? I'm trying to find reviews and it's quite difficult...
  57. Thread: King Crimson News

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    I'd certainly love both if that were somehow an...

    I'd certainly love both if that were somehow an option, but here in Olympia it would probably take four weeks after the official release date for it to show up at the arthouse theater and there would...
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    Look at the faces he's making in that video. He's...

    Look at the faces he's making in that video. He's got no illusions. He knows he has terrible hair and he loves it.
  59. Thread: Kayak

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    Oh nice! Oddly two of those three albums come up...

    Oh nice! Oddly two of those three albums come up "page not found" on the Esoteric catalog site. I was able to find the Esoteric release of See See the Sun on eBay though so when that arrives I'll see...
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    Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station

    Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station
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