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Forum: News 12:05 PM - 07/08/15
Replies: 859
Views: 37,957
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Surprised The Dangerous Summer didn't make it, given how massive that album was on AP. Also thought Explosions in the Sky had a shot because of how influential that album was on the post-rock...
Forum: General 10:14 AM - 07/02/15
Replies: 930
Views: 26,966
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Interesting to see SSCW and DUTG, but not the album that bridges the gap. Any reason why? I think A Boy Named Goo was his lyrical peak and covers the most variety in terms of how the band's sounded...
Forum: General 11:47 AM - 06/25/15
Replies: 1,697
Views: 45,400
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I'd be willing to write one of these, although I'm not sure anything made it from my list. Maybe The 1975?



I struggled with this one. It was very, very close, but I ultimately decided it wasn't...
Forum: General 11:07 AM - 06/12/15
Replies: 1,697
Views: 45,400
Posted By Me & My Arrow
No way! I actually recorded the bass parts for this album (http://alignintime.bandcamp.com) with Poorman.

The stretch from Superstar Car Wash to Gutterflower contains four of my favorite albums...
Forum: General 10:40 AM - 06/12/15
Replies: 1,697
Views: 45,400
Posted By Me & My Arrow
This was way harder than I expected and made me realize how few albums I love enough as a whole to include in a list like this. So many albums that have 3-5 outstanding songs that I couldn't justify...
Forum: News 11:36 AM - 05/28/15
Replies: 26
Views: 2,669
Posted By Me & My Arrow
You're creating a false dichotomy between popular and classical artists. Plenty of popular artists learned a lot about their art in the classroom.

Artistic capability can be developed without...
Forum: News 10:29 AM - 05/28/15
Replies: 26
Views: 2,669
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I'm talking about a time at which 30-second songs ARE valued as art. There would be economic reasons for their production, just like symphonies as live events and 3-minute songs as radio singles, but...
Forum: News 05:31 PM - 05/27/15
Replies: 26
Views: 2,669
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I think what you're missing is that people probably said the same thing about songs being 3:00 in the first place, feeling it was a degradation of the art form. This piece could've been more...
Forum: General 04:25 PM - 04/28/15
Replies: 71
Views: 3,613
Posted By Me & My Arrow
When I first heard "Still" I was really distracted by how much it sounded like The 1975's more ambient tracks. All of the instrument tones (see: "12") and even the vocals are eerily similar (very...
Forum: General 03:09 PM - 04/13/15
Replies: 4,628
Views: 356,739
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Talking about the spelling part? Because the actual end of MONEY where it's in half-time and the percussion's all glitchy might be my favorite part.
Forum: General 12:07 PM - 04/13/15
Replies: 4,628
Views: 356,739
Posted By Me & My Arrow
"She Way Out" is my pick for worst song, with no competition. It's the only one that does nothing for me lyrically and that I find somewhat tedious and bland musically (that guitar riff in the chorus...
Forum: News 03:58 PM - 03/09/15
Replies: 47
Views: 5,724
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Wow, thought for a brief moment during the ambient opening that I was listening to the first track on The 1975's album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLjmOXUF7Pc). Same key and everything.
Forum: General 05:10 PM - 11/21/14
Replies: 4,628
Views: 356,739
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Yeah, re-amping's definitely not the issue, it's all the compression, chopped up recording, tuning, and bad guitar tones. That being said, I do prefer mic'ing an amp while recording because you can...
Forum: General 11:26 AM - 11/05/14
Replies: 4,628
Views: 356,739
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I feel the same. It's a great song, but for whatever reason I never get as moved by it as I expect/hope to. Also, discovering the last line was "you look so cool" instead of "you look so cold" really...
Forum: General 02:32 PM - 10/30/14
Replies: 4,628
Views: 356,739
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I love their atmospheric and slow stuff ("Me", "Anobrain", "Undo", "Facedown", etc.), but I think this is less effective than those as a standalone song. It sounds like they really did score to the...
Forum: General 12:45 PM - 10/30/14
Replies: 4,628
Views: 356,739
Posted By Me & My Arrow
It was ok, definitely can see it being effective in context, but wasn't very enjoyable on its own because it doesn't go anywhere. Nice atmosphere, kind of like "Me" and "Woman", but brighter. Also...
Forum: News 01:39 PM - 09/09/14
Replies: 31
Views: 6,949
Posted By Me & My Arrow
To add to that, they're also in the same key and the melodies in the chorus are almost identical (particularly if you swap the first and second lines in "Cautioners"). I wonder sometimes if the band...
Forum: News 10:09 AM - 09/08/14
Replies: 41
Views: 6,021
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Well, I do think that Matty's vocals have taken a hit, whether it's because of the non-stop schedule, drinking, smoking, whatever. And I agree, they don't seem to have dipped at all energy-wise, but...
Forum: General 10:27 AM - 08/15/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,478
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Ellipse is my favorite album of hers. First Train Home, Wait Out, Tidal, and Half Life would all belong on her best-of album, in my opinion. SFY might be more consistent overall, but I don't think...
Forum: General 05:54 PM - 08/12/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,478
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Her songs tend to fit in four categories for me: ones I love, ones that have novelty/experimental appeal, ones I find somewhat bland, and ones that do nothing for me. Sparks is no different; I'd...
Forum: General 01:55 PM - 08/11/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,478
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I only saw one video in which she talked about using the heartbeat and showed the main piano chord progression for the first time. It was much slower than the song turned out and I liked it much more...
Forum: General 10:15 AM - 07/25/14
Replies: 983
Views: 49,368
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Two band members have now expressed that they didn't like the production process and recording everything separately, and production seems to be a consistent and major complaint from reviewers and...
Forum: News 10:10 AM - 07/25/14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,057
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Life Will Write the Words was heads and shoulders above anything else he's done, so it's a bummer that didn't get him more attention. He sounded so much more mature and in control. Optimistic for the...
Forum: News 02:59 PM - 07/22/14
Replies: 137
Views: 13,125
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Wow, swap vocalists and that song could have been on either The Used's In Love and Death or CIWWAF's Rotation without anyone noticing a difference. I'm all for a producer having a distinct style, but...
Forum: General 05:09 PM - 07/02/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,478
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I've had a similar response to several of the new tracks. She's messing around a lot with the production and song structures, and she's one of the best at doing that, but it's definitely detracting...


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