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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12 bantics


    the rags a national light
    love those guys


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,335 ✭✭✭smackbunnybaby


    3 great irish albums out recently.

    Abebisi Shank - It's called someething like the 2nd album by a band called A.S..
    Groom - Marriage (this is seriosuly amazing. a concept album where all the songs run into each other.May contain a brass section!)
    Grand Pocket Orchestra - This may not ne available in physical format just yet, but it is streaming over on Nialler9.com


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 97 ✭✭cinnamon girl


    bantics wrote: »
    the rags a national light

    Been meaning to pick this up - they're great live, does the album live up to their performances?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12 bantics


    Been meaning to pick this up - they're great live, does the album live up to their performances?

    to be honest i've never seen them live so I can't compare the album to their shows but I've had it on repeat since I bought it. It's not the perfect record-there's the odd cringy lyric and one track in particular sounds rather too much like the libertines' what katie did but these are small criticisms really, it's still a really interesting listen, best irish album i've picked up in ages.


  • Registered Users Posts: 176 ✭✭Sir Graball


    <Ollie> wrote: »
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    Not a single bad track on it. One of the best albums of the noughties, if not the best.

    Have to agree saw her live in Vicker st a few years back excellent gig . Hell among the Yearlings is also worth a listen.
    Cant agree about Band of Horses Infinite Arms thought it was dreadful- Cease to Begin is far superior imo.

    One of the better albums I've heard lately was Monsters of Folk -Check out this song I think its incredible!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAG1n5E6Z-o&feature=related

    Also check out RSAG -Be it right or wrong ( real Talkin Heads feel) Jeremy Hickey -Go on de cats!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭Oasis_Dublin


    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Blur - Parklife
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Kula Shaker - K
    The Cure - Greatest Hits

    Ok, the last one isnt an album. Anything there is well worth a listen, and that's just off the top of my head


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,367 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Blur - Parklife
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Kula Shaker - K
    The Cure - Greatest Hits

    Ok, the last one isnt an album. Anything there is well worth a listen, and that's just off the top of my head

    Who are you recommending albums for? If you're just listing albums please read the OP properly.

    And the cure greatest hits? baffled.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭Oasis_Dublin


    Meh, listen to the albums or get bent. It's really no skin off my nose either way. Jangle pop LOL


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,755 ✭✭✭A V A


    adele - 19 ,the XX -XX ,veto - crushing digits ,arcade fire - suburbs ,the postal service - give up ,lykke li - youth novel , the maccabees - wall of arms

    can i suggest more


  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭jaytobe


    Apoligies if wrong thread but of all the Woody Guthrie compliations, whats the best all round album to get a good sample.

    1940
    Dust Bowl Ballads
    Folkways Records
    1972
    Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie
    Vanguard
    1987
    Columbia River Collection
    Rounder Records
    1988
    Folkways: The Original Vision (Woody and Leadbelly)
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1988
    Library of Congress Recordings
    Rounder Records
    1989
    Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1990
    Struggle
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1991
    Cowboy Songs on Folkways
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1991
    Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1992
    Nursery Days
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1994
    Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944–1949
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1996
    Almanac Singers
    UNI/MCA
    1996
    Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1997
    This Land Is Your Land, The Asch Recordings, Vol.1
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1997
    Muleskinner Blues, The Asch Recordings, Vol.2
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1998
    Hard Travelin', The Asch Recordings, Vol.3
    Smithsonian Folkways
    1999
    Buffalo Skinners, The Asch Recordings, Vol.4
    Smithsonian Folkways
    2007
    The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949
    Woody Guthrie Publications
    2009
    My Dusty Road
    Rounder Records

    YearTitleRecord Label1940Dust Bowl BalladsFolkways Records1972Greatest Songs of Woody GuthrieVanguard1987Columbia River CollectionRounder Records1988Folkways: The Original Vision (Woody and Leadbelly)Smithsonian Folkways1988Library of Congress RecordingsRounder Records1989Woody Guthrie Sings Folk SongsSmithsonian Folkways1990StruggleSmithsonian Folkways1991Cowboy Songs on FolkwaysSmithsonian Folkways1991Songs to Grow on for Mother and ChildSmithsonian Folkways1992Nursery DaysSmithsonian Folkways1994Long Ways to Travel: The Unreleased Folkways Masters, 1944–1949Smithsonian Folkways1996Almanac SingersUNI/MCA1996Ballads of Sacco & VanzettiSmithsonian Folkways1997This Land Is Your Land, The Asch Recordings, Vol.1Smithsonian Folkways1997Muleskinner Blues, The Asch Recordings, Vol.2Smithsonian Folkways1998Hard Travelin', The Asch Recordings, Vol.3Smithsonian Folkways1999Buffalo Skinners, The Asch Recordings, Vol.4Smithsonian Folkways2007The Live Wire: Woody Guthrie in Performance 1949Woody Guthrie Publications2009My Dusty RoadRounder Records


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,367 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    That is one ugly post. Hard Travellin is grand, any of them will probably have alot of rough songs. So you'll have to sift through alot. Worth it though.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,755 ✭✭✭A V A


    the drums- the drums (debut album )


  • Registered Users Posts: 23 Bartel


    Check out Bailterspace. A band from New Zealand who I think have split up. If you like Sonic Youth, MBV etc. you might like em. It's worth tracking down their best-of album...which is also called Bailterspace



  • Registered Users Posts: 900 ✭✭✭Joe_Dull


    Both Rolo Tomassi records are fantastic - Hysterics and Cosmology. Highly recommended for fans of Biffy Clyro (they're one of Biffy's favourite bands), The Fall of Troy, or anyone with an open mind! It's pretty mental math rock with elements of synth-pop, indie and straight up metal :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭Colm!


    Looking for bands similar to Enemies, The Redneck Manifesto and Adebisi Shank. Help me out please? :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,417 ✭✭✭Miguel_Sanchez


    Colm! wrote: »
    Looking for bands similar to Enemies, The Redneck Manifesto and Adebisi Shank. Help me out please? :)

    Have a listen to Mirrored by Battles.




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,755 ✭✭✭A V A


    Have a listen to Mirrored by Battles.



    very good recommendation:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭cerebis


    bantics wrote: »
    the rags a national light
    love those guys

    very good album...national light is awesome... i like some of their other tunes that are not on the album aswell.... good band


  • Registered Users Posts: 34 AlaskaFox


    Colm! wrote: »
    Looking for bands similar to Enemies, The Redneck Manifesto and Adebisi Shank. Help me out please? :)

    Have you tried Cast of Cheers? Their album Chariot is a free download.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,137 ✭✭✭Monkey61


    Okay, so this year I have been mostly listening to albums by....

    The National, Band of Horses, The Hold Steady, Wintersleep, Okkervil River, The Mountain Goats, Dan Mangan, Pilate, Rural Alberta Advantage, New Pornographers, Wolf Parade, Frightened Rabbit, Spoon, Clem Snide, Uncle Tupelo, Surfer Blood, Sun Kil Moon, Wild Beasts, Forest Fire, Jamie T, Shout Out Louds, The XX, Midlake, Biffy Clyro, Bright Eyes, Phoenix, Modest Mouse, The Thermals, Grandaddy, Yo la Tengo, Bon Iver and Minus the Bear....

    Any suggestions for me?

    Also, is it worth getting any more albums by the following bands...

    Mountain Goats - I have We shall all be healed, The Sunset Tree
    New Pornographers - I have Mass Romantic, Twin Cinema
    Uncle Tupelo - I have No Depression
    Minus the Bear - I have Menos el Oso
    Yo La Tengo - I have I can hear the heart beating as one

    Thanks folks!


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 11,367 Mod ✭✭✭✭lordgoat


    Monkey61 wrote: »
    Okay, so this year I have been mostly listening to albums by....

    The National, Band of Horses, The Hold Steady, Wintersleep, Okkervil River, The Mountain Goats, Dan Mangan, Pilate, Rural Alberta Advantage, New Pornographers, Wolf Parade, Frightened Rabbit, Spoon, Clem Snide, Uncle Tupelo, Surfer Blood, Sun Kil Moon, Wild Beasts, Forest Fire, Jamie T, Shout Out Louds, The XX, Midlake, Biffy Clyro, Bright Eyes, Phoenix, Modest Mouse, The Thermals, Grandaddy, Yo la Tengo, Bon Iver and Minus the Bear....

    Any suggestions for me?

    Also, is it worth getting any more albums by the following bands...

    Mountain Goats - I have We shall all be healed, The Sunset Tree
    New Pornographers - I have Mass Romantic, Twin Cinema
    Uncle Tupelo - I have No Depression
    Minus the Bear - I have Menos el Oso
    Yo La Tengo - I have I can hear the heart beating as one

    Thanks folks!

    Wilco. Wilco. Wilco.

    Mountain goats - Get Lonely, Tallahasse
    Yo La Tenga - Summer Sun


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,417 ✭✭✭Miguel_Sanchez


    lordgoat wrote: »
    Yo La Tenga - Summer Sun

    I'd say go for Popular Songs or the wonderfully named I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass before Summer Sun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 460 ✭✭KeanSeenan


    Monkey61 wrote: »
    Okay, so this year I have been mostly listening to albums by....

    The National, Band of Horses, The Hold Steady, Wintersleep, Okkervil River, The Mountain Goats, Dan Mangan, Pilate, Rural Alberta Advantage, New Pornographers, Wolf Parade, Frightened Rabbit, Spoon, Clem Snide, Uncle Tupelo, Surfer Blood, Sun Kil Moon, Wild Beasts, Forest Fire, Jamie T, Shout Out Louds, The XX, Midlake, Biffy Clyro, Bright Eyes, Phoenix, Modest Mouse, The Thermals, Grandaddy, Yo la Tengo, Bon Iver and Minus the Bear....

    Any suggestions for me?

    Also, is it worth getting any more albums by the following bands...

    Mountain Goats - I have We shall all be healed, The Sunset Tree
    New Pornographers - I have Mass Romantic, Twin Cinema
    Uncle Tupelo - I have No Depression
    Minus the Bear - I have Menos el Oso
    Yo La Tengo - I have I can hear the heart beating as one

    Thanks folks!

    You may like The Unicorns, they only made one proper album but it is one I come back to time and again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 604 ✭✭✭I use the name izambard here also.


    KeanSeenan wrote: »
    You may like The Unicorns, they only made one proper album but it is one I come back to time and again.

    Agreed. Jellybones is a true classic! I love that song.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭Colm!


    KeanSeenan wrote: »
    You may like The Unicorns, they only made one proper album but it is one I come back to time and again.

    Have you listened to any albums by Islands? You'd like them if you like The Unicorns. You know, seeing as they are mostly The Unicorns.


  • Registered Users Posts: 460 ✭✭KeanSeenan


    Colm! wrote: »
    Have you listened to any albums by Islands? You'd like them if you like The Unicorns. You know, seeing as they are mostly The Unicorns.

    Yeah, I'm a bit obsessed with all Unicorns related projects, less so with Islands now because Vapours wasn't too good.Clues(Alden's last band) released a brilliant album last year too.Human Highway are another side project to check out, and Nick is working on something with the singer from Man Man.What's your verdict on the last Islands?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,508 ✭✭✭ElaElaElano


    Monkey61 wrote: »
    Minus the Bear - I have Menos el Oso

    If you liked Menos el Oso, get Planet of Ice. It's not quite as good but still a great listen (and has probably their most addictive song, knights). Just keep away from their most recent record- it's horrible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,508 ✭✭✭ElaElaElano


    Colm! wrote: »
    Looking for bands similar to Enemies, The Redneck Manifesto and Adebisi Shank. Help me out please? :)

    Explosions in the Sky, Battles (as someone else mentioned), Mogwai, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Slint. All kinda similar to those three in one way or another.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭Colm!


    KeanSeenan wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm a bit obsessed with all Unicorns related projects, less so with Islands now because Vapours wasn't too good.Clues(Alden's last band) released a brilliant album last year too.Human Highway are another side project to check out, and Nick is working on something with the singer from Man Man.What's your verdict on the last Islands?

    I didn't really care for Return to the Sea, really liked Arm's Way and liked Vapours... less than Arm's Way though. I mean, it was good, but it wasn't anything compared to Arm's Way or anything the Unicorns made. I haven't been following the other Unicords-related bands though.

    Explosions in the Sky, Battles (as someone else mentioned), Mogwai, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Slint. All kinda similar to those three in one way or another.
    Like Battles, listened to F#A#(infinity) by GY!BE a few times now, so I'll check out the rest. Thanks :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,385 ✭✭✭✭D'Agger


    Latest Album I've listened to properly is The Boxer Rebellion.

    Well worth a listen, really like their stuff myself


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