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This Month in Music (August)

Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by Zebi, Aug 2, 2005.

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  1. SirLemming

    SirLemming a playa in a world of NPCs

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    After so much rumor and speculation that everyone began to assume it was a big joke, the Queens of the Stone Age song "The Fun Machine Took a S___ and Died" has finally materialized in the form of an exclusive, autographed 7" vinyl record. It was distributed at a concert last night to people who had ticket vouchers from previously scheduled concerts in England that got cancelled -- once because of Josh Homme's unexpected throat disease and once because of the London bombings. (Of course, it's quite possible that not everyone who got the vinyl deserved it, but that's just the way it goes.) It's a six-minute demo-quality recording that has been described as "a heavy marching song". No word yet on whether or not it will be released in any other form, but since Josh Homme liked it enough to delay the album for it (even though it didn't make it onto the album anyway), one assumes it'll pop up somewhere, as a more professional recording.

    Meanwhile, since the band also performed the song at this particular concert and it is likely the concert that was recorded for the upcoming live DVD, it's possible that the song will soon be heard by people other than the lucky few and the bootleggers.
     
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  2. Adam Tyner

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    I just grabbed "Twin Cinema" by The New Pornographers and am absolutely loving it.
     
  3. Carolina Red

    Carolina Red Your ad here (for just $15k!)

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    I heard some massive news the other day....Hum is going to perform a reunion show! It'll be in October at a club in their hometown of Champaign, IL, and the only way you can get in is if you are over 21 and you win one of Budweiser's various promotions in the area. So if you live around there try and win tickets! The band last played in 2003, and they split a few years earlier, so this is their second reunion show.

    If you like early Smashing Pumpkins stuff then I bet you'd like Hum. Especially their third album, You'd Prefer an Astronaut. (note: their first album, Fillet Show, is out of print and the odds of you ever finding it are incredibly small. and it would probably be worth a small fortune if you found it.)
     
  4. atf487

    atf487 come on feel the illinoise

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    that is a very good album.

    i just, ahem, found, the new broken social scene album. And while it's probably not totally done, I think its better than you forgot it in people.
     
  5. Chrono1995

    Chrono1995 Don't get any big ideas.

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    Impossible. Never! Surely you jest. They'd have to bring back Jesus to make it better.
     
  6. RD!

    RD! Never go see Dr. Acula

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    Picked up used:
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Liars - They Threw Us In a Trench and Threw a Monument on Top

    I love me some Pet Sounds.

    Recently enjoyed:
    Stars - Set Yourself On Fire

    Recently noticed:
    New/old Neutral Milk Hotel release!

    Of note:
    Of Montreal concert on the 10th =]]]
     
  7. Carolina Red

    Carolina Red Your ad here (for just $15k!)

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    Liars' last album (They Were Wrong So We Drowned) is so bad you'll hardly believe they made an album as good as Trench/Monument.
     
  8. Mr. Pedro

    Mr. Pedro Der Patton

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    Picked up Dig Your Own Hole by the Chemical Brothers earlier this evening.
     
  9. atf487

    atf487 come on feel the illinoise

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    Both albums are excellent but I like this one more...It's a bit more poppy in places, actually. It's amazing.
     
  10. Chrono1995

    Chrono1995 Don't get any big ideas.

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    Considering your love for Illinois, I'll take your mind for it and check it out when it gets released. I've enjoyed far too many leaks this summer.

    The best album that has leaked this summer (and is now out in the UK and comes out here Sept. 13) is Super Furry Animals' Love Kraft. I swear to you, if there's any pop album out there that can beat out Illinois, this would be the one. It's absolutely sublime.
     
  11. RD!

    RD! Never go see Dr. Acula

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    Well, I'm still not sure if I'd even classify Trench as good yet. It's a lot of art noise. =[

    I've been hearing great things about Love Kraft, I can't wait.
     
  12. atf487

    atf487 come on feel the illinoise

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    Love Kraft is incredible, yes. I thought phantom power was a misstep, even though it was still good, but this puts my full faith back into the band. I expect (hope..) that it gets reviews like Illinois did, but even Illinois sorta drags at the end, and Love Kraft is solid all the way through.
     
  13. Youko Recca

    Youko Recca Retired

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    SFA...yes

    I guess this is a time where our today could basically be called tommorow's yesterday. So, with that said, tommorow, going straight to Renaissance and picking up that new J-Live, Death Cab for Cutie, and Kanye. Going to be great.
     
  14. RD!

    RD! Never go see Dr. Acula

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    As previously hinted, (08.10.2005 RUMOUR: DB WITH ARCADE FIRE AT FASHION ROCKS?) David Bowie will play a 'special one off' with Arcade Fire for Fashion Rocks at Radio City Music Hall in New York on September 8th.

    David has confirmed that his own Five Years will be one of the songs performed with the band, and that he will also guest on their Wake Up.
     
  15. HumanoidTyphoon

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    those are some good plans

    Huh? oh you mean old but new to you. I rather like the old stuff but people generally give it thumbs down. Of Montreal are going to be nearby on the 8th but I probably won't be able to make it.:sad:

    I just saw this weird indie music video station at a nearby college. (I need to look into this more) I could hear Arcade Fire's Rebellion (Lies) but I didn't know from where, then I realized it was on tv, cool video too. Also got Death Cab for Cutie's Plans it will require further listens before I can say it's better than The Photo Album but it's right up there.
     
  16. Condiment King

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    Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
    All-American Rejects - Move Along


    I haven't been listening to anything outside of these two mostly. I think Plans is my favorite album of Death Cab for Cutie now, even better than The Photo Album, Forbidden Love, or even Transatlanticism. Standout songs are "I Will Follow You into the Dark" and "Crooked Teeth", which go up with my favorite songs of the band already. A great tier outside of these would be pretty much the whole album, specifically "Marching Bands of Manhattan" and "What Sarah Said". Basically, I liked what I heard in a review that said that Plans took the melancholy parts of Transatlanticism and made a whole album.

    Also, the Rejects should be commended for "It Ends Tonight".
     
  17. Dark Soul

    Dark Soul Needs a new avatar.....

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    Greenday in concert in Giant Stadium September 1 too bad I didn't get any tickets.
     
  18. RD!

    RD! Never go see Dr. Acula

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    I guess. Amazon says it's old (2001) but there was a release sticker on the album I saw at whatever shop I was at with an 05 date. Whatever. It was Everything Is, which has 3 songs I haven't heard before. I'll probably order it in the future.

    Aeroplane = fantastic, Avery Island = good, Hype City = Okay. Though I think Hype City is really interesting to hear "Up And Over" before it became part 3 of King of Carrot Flowers.
     
  19. Youko Recca

    Youko Recca Retired

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    Got what I said, sans J-Live. So instead, I decided to get Madvillainy to make up for it. Currently listening to Plans, and am finding it pretty damn good. Time will tell.


    EDIT: Time told alright. Nice. Agree with you others about it's tone and all. Really kind of, I don't know, somber, for lack of a better term. Of course, the good kind/way. Like when the dentist gives you one of those shots in your gums with the needle, and your entire mouth goes numb. And you have fun poking, punching, smacking, and pinching at yourself. Like wallowing in an enjoyable pool of calmness. Plans is a really smooth album. Don't really have a favorite track, all were good. An overall fullfilling album, where I just liked everything. Like I said, really smooth.
     
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  20. HumanoidTyphoon

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    Chocolate Coffin=fun

    Everything Is was the first official release. It was re-released in 2001 and somewhere in between in the UK, each time with a new song added. The old stuff isn't particularly great but it has a certain charm to it. Actually here this has info on older and really older tapes. Apparently there are now going to be UK reissues for both cds. Also I don't know if you've heard of the Aeroplane book that was coming out in like 2 weeks but it's been pushed back to late October.
     
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