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04-10-2019, 14:28   #1021
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New DIIV album out today, 'Deceiver'. One of my favourite bands, gone for a heavier sound this time around.



And brand new Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album, 'Ghosteen'. Very synthy and mellow from first listen.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-ever-recorded

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On one level, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s as good as it is: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been in a career-high purple patch since the last double album they released, 2004’s Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus. Nevertheless, listening to Ghosteen, it’s very hard indeed not to be taken aback.
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04-10-2019, 14:56   #1022
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Also, Angel Olson’s new album is out. Produced by John Congleton who also did Sharon Van Etten’s Remind me Tomorrow. Sounds good on first listen.



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New DIIV album out today, 'Deceiver'. One of my favourite bands, gone for a heavier sound this time around.



And brand new Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album, 'Ghosteen'. Very synthy and mellow from first listen.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-ever-recorded
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04-10-2019, 15:29   #1023
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And brand new Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album, 'Ghosteen'. Very synthy and mellow from first listen.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-ever-recorded
got bored with the Nick Cave album after about 5 tracks and I'm now listening to Abattoir Blues instead. Wasn't mad on his last couple of records either.
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And brand new Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds album, 'Ghosteen'. Very synthy and mellow from first listen.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...-ever-recorded
got bored with the Nick Cave album after about 5 tracks and I'm now listening to Abattoir Blues instead. Wasn't mad on his last couple of records either.
I do prefer the rockier stuff myself, "Dig!!!Lazarus!!!Dig!!!"would be up there with "Abbatoir Blues" for me
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04-10-2019, 16:27   #1025
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The new Angel Olsen seems like a return to form, she lost me a bit with My Woman, even though critics raved about it, it wasn't as strong for me as Burn Your Fire..., which was an unbelievable record, every song was great.
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New Wilco is pretty understated after a couple of listens but I think it's a grower
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Okay, I think the new Angel Olsen might be awesome. It certainly gets better the more I listen.
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The new Boris record Love & Evol is excellent, definitely worth a listen.
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11-10-2019, 01:45   #1029
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got bored with the Nick Cave album after about 5 tracks and I'm now listening to Abattoir Blues instead. Wasn't mad on his last couple of records either.
I thought it felt a bit unsubstantial myself at first - all that floating ambiance can feel weightless - but I think it's a grower. The two longer songs on the second half of the album are outstanding. If you're in the right frame of mind they sound overwhelming.

I wouldn't entirely believe all the hype about it being this new version of him as a happy and welcoming New Agey guy. Most of these songs sound deliberately heavenly at first, but they have teeth - it's a deceptively dark record.

The final song, Hollywood, is something else - so ominous and brooding, maybe the only one here that's unambiguously grim sounding. I was listening to earlier today, going about my business, and there's a line in the song where he sings -

" The kid drops his bucket and spade
And climbs into the sun" -

and then the song immediately changes in feel and the weird bassline becomes even more prominent and utterly fcked sounding and I thought of the death of his son, which is there through everything on the record, and...just... powerful piece of music.
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11-10-2019, 09:10   #1030
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Big Thief really have rose to the upper echelon of the alt rock community in a reasonably short space of time.

Looks like they could have two albums featured very high up in the upcoming AOTY polls.
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Big Thief really have rose to the upper echelon of the alt rock community in a reasonably short space of time.

Looks like they could have two albums featured very high up in the upcoming AOTY polls.

'UFOF' is the best album I've heard in about 3 years. Listening to the new one now expectantly.
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Kim Gordon's new album No Home Record is excellent and is a hell of a lot shorter than Thurston Moore's lastest release Spirit Counsel (which if you have a spare two and a half hours is a great listen).



Bats new one Alter nature is also worth a listen.
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'UFOF' is the best album I've heard in about 3 years. Listening to the new one now expectantly.
new Big Thief is unsurprisingly excellent. They're definitely one of the best bands around currently, 4 great albums in 4 years, & Lencker's solo stuff is also really good.


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16-10-2019, 13:14   #1034
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New Tandem Felix Rom-com album is really good, like Wilco jamming with Teenage Fanclub.
Also the late David Turpin Romances is also very good, 10 guest singers including Conor O Brien, Elephant and Martin McCann (Sack) over disco-pop, synthy type stuff.
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Kim Gordon's new album No Home Record is excellent and is a hell of a lot shorter than Thurston Moore's lastest release Spirit Counsel (which if you have a spare two and a half hours is a great listen).



Bats new one Alter nature is also worth a listen.

I hope its better than the muck that she was coming out with at the "gig" in Royal Hospital Kilmainham couple of months ago. That was some drivel. I like Sonic Youth and went along expecting something of a resemblance. No chance.
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