Comments from carson

The only perfect MM album is Building Nothing Out Of Something. Every other one hits lulls. That said, I actually like those late-era gentrified glossy albums. Good News is inconsistent thanks to a pretty ghastly middle third but it swings really hard too. We Were Dead loses steam, but man, I am all about those James Mercer cuts. This one...ehh, I feel like I'm not in the mood for any more Modest Mouse these days.
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March 16, 2015 on Premature Evaluation: Modest Mouse Strangers To Ourselves
Yeah, I've got the albums neck and neck.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
This album's a goddamn scorcher and I'm absolutely floored the some of the reviews have been middling. "Triumph" is the song of the year, hands down. Weird thing for me is how excited I was about the new Torche album and how much of a let down it's been for me. I appreciate that Restarter is heavier, but I feel like they've sacrificed the thing that made them really unique. I feel like they settled back into the pack again. Give me the relatively poorly reviewed Harmonicraft any day.
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February 24, 2015 on Album Of The Week: Screaming Females Rose Mountain
It's...fine. Heavier, yes, but I feel like the band is moving away from what makes them special. Meanderthal and Harmonicraft were WAY better.
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February 23, 2015 on Stream Torche Restarter
That's what gets me. Beck was an artist who was known to paint with wildly varied colors and ideas, but the album that everyone seems to love is just one shade of beige.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
keep going.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Sea Change is an album you love - that's opinion one. Beck's other albums are too funky - that's opinion two.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
NOT a Sea Change fan. It's become the consensus #1, but for the life of me I can't figure out why. Who would thought, say in 1999, that what people were really clamoring for was for Beck to make a Gordon Lightfoot album? It's a superficially lovely album, but it's as much an act of chameleon Beck as Midnite Vultures of Odelay. But this time he's playing serious and everyone was like "Finally, some real art. Enough of that funky stuff - this is a real Artistic Statement." Sea Change projects "prestige" but it's no more an honest document than the albums with a variety of sound. It's The English Patient of Beck albums.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Those are some boring ass opinions you have.
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February 19, 2015 on Beck Albums From Worst To Best
Try as they might, nothing can ruin Steely Dan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&v=GDeVAF58jPg&x-yt-cl=85027636#t=56
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
Wut?
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
Whose hating on them?
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
Honestly, the songs are totally there on Two Against Nature, but there is no way you can handle that album unless you've spent time with the real classics first. But yeah, its Grammy win is probably the reason a whole generation dismissed the band. Poor, stupid, reactionary generation.
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
Oh yeah, ELO is great - it's like they just wanted to make the coolest dork pop in the universe. I love it (especially Out of the Blue). It's funny the thing about those punk bands you grew up listening to. I grew up listening to that stuff too and that's what I defined as "cool" music. But that whole "punk cool" kept me from appreciating a lot of great classic rock (hated Steely Dan for years without ever actually listening to them). At 32, I'm still coming back on old bands that I used to reflexively dismiss when I was a cool indie/punk kid. One band, Boston actually, I've discovered I really enjoy. I think I just really have a love for super glossy production. Boston's self-titled album is big and dumb and about the glossiest thing made in the 70s, but the hooks project so big and so far, I can't really deny how fun it is. I've heard Kansas is pretty badass too. I might be tearing down those pre-conceived notions as well in the near future.
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
I see Random Access Memories as the modern Aja.
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
I'd say that King Crimson ought to be on there. Red is undeniable.
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
Where was this thread? On top of Steely Dan, you also have Rush, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath who put together incredible strings.
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
It's underrated here, but those first seven albums are basically a 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G situation.
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best
My favorites are either "Sign In Stranger" (that piano) or "Your Gold Teeth II." "Peg" is up there - it's always felt like the perfect distillation of everything Steely Dan could do. Also love "Kings," "My Old School," "Any Major Dude," "Aja" (those drums...my GOD) and "Hey Nineteen." Also also also
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January 29, 2015 on Steely Dan Albums From Worst To Best