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    Post by Soma on Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:12 am

    undo wrote:Why was Kleenex forced to change their name to Liliput but this guy got a free pass?

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    Post by undo on Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:00 pm

    Betrayed isn't really the right word, but when James Blake pivoted away from the the "dubstep" he was making before his first album and started singing on tracks, the emotion I felt was not a welcome one at all.

    I don't think it has anything to do with the past 8 (?) years of our culture kind of congealing around what he was doing in that moment (there's a lot of James Blake-esque music out there atm that I don't care for at all), but I finally think I get it or at least recognize that I was really misunderstanding what he was doing on "The Wilhelm Scream" or "Limit to Your Love." Dismissing this stuff as I did was a foolish judgement.

    I suppose it helps to step back from how quickly I was absorbing and assessing music back then. It feels good to have distance from that and be removed from the hype, although no one would ever admit being caught up in anything like it today. That was something other people were doing, but never me, etc.

    I don't have a point to this other than wishing to acknowledge that I never thought I'd come back to this stuff or have a reason to but now it's feeling deeper and stranger than I ever understood it to be or had the capacity to imagine at the time.
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    Post by WP64 on Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:58 pm

    That's a post that I didn't expect to be reading in 2018. I actually revisited that self-titled album a few months back and was really surprised by how well it has held up. I had a similar reaction to you at the time and I eventually lost interest in him and stopped listening to any of his music after that first album, but it's a really well done and surprisingly soulful album.

    I've had a similar experience with Beach House's Teen Dream. I remember listening to it a quite a bit when that album first came out and I liked it but it never seemed like something that would leave a lasting impression. But I went on a lot of long walks this summer listening to that album and I think it retrospectively stands out as one of the strongest albums released during that period of time.
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    Post by Duff... on Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:12 pm

    Still not feeling James Blake singing, guess I'll put that out there.
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    Post by chrondog on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:28 pm

    Undo, that's how I felt about revisiting Charlie XCX in 2018.

    Distance helps with lots of things. I feel like my true appreciation for music and my own independent "taste" is strong than ever now that I've dropped out of the critical landscape for the most part.
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    Post by Nick on Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:38 pm

    My album of the week is Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence.
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    Post by Nick on Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:14 pm

    I’ve been listening to The Chameleons’ Script of The Bridge everyday this month and I can’t get over how good it is.
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    Post by undo on Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:32 am



    the most 90s of all rock videos?
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    Post by undo on Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:26 pm



    Never noticed the background vocals around 1:56 until now.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:30 am

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    I'd never heard this until a few days ago, but I can't get enough of it. Sorta reminds me of The Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers. I feel like Reuben or Zappo could get down with this. Or anybody, really, just thought of them for whatever reason.
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    Post by reuben on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:26 pm

    Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day is my jam Ned.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:04 pm

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    Post by zappo on Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:49 pm

    Looking forward to listening to it for the very first time!
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    Post by zappo on Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:45 pm

    This record is the shit. My kind of dirty hippie scum.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:45 pm

    Hell yeah god bless the usa
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    Post by undo on Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:47 pm


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