Weird. I just turn off the tv with the dvd in.
Birth in Reverse was crazy good performance. Almost a shame that they didn’t air that one on TV.
Oh Jesus Christ fuck you, tom
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Really like the album. My only critique is that the intro synth to Severed Cross Fingers sounds really cheesy, and the melody makes me thing of ‘Do The Hokey Pokey’. Put the right one in, pull the right one out….. Its too bad because it could loose that synth and still be a good song.
Psychopath really brings up the rear well, though
Not really a fan of her recent Lady Gaga posturing. Much preferred her as a real woman. Anyway, the music sounds good.
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That was weird. This hype machine is going on a bit too much tho.
who is she praying to??
Seriously cool letter by Flea.
Man I’m feeling old but holy hell this album is perfect
‘no one ever sleeps’ always struck me as their take on a grizzly bear song
I totally thought this was a different Steve McQueen..
Yeah agreed. I almost think collaborating with Byrne was a mistake for her. Maybe it opened her to a new audience, but it seems like music writers are trying to put her in his shadow, which is not fair because she is the one with the fresh ideas. I dunno Its just frustrating for me to see a woman with such amazing talents start to be short shifted.
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Yeah but its a shame, in my opinion modern production really tends to suck the soul out of most recordings. Good examples of hi-fi but still interesting production, to me, is Walkmen’s Heaven, Spoon’s Gagagagaga, Grizzly Bear Shields. The problem with this for me, is that the production decisions are very standard alt-rock. Don’t get me wrong, I still like it. Its a sweet tune. But its just a shame, for me, that they went for this production and it seems to be a knee jerk reaction by some bands to adopt this over-compressed, too effects-laden, sort of cheesy production. There’s like no space to breath in it. Its like its too loud even when i turn it down quiet.
I like this idea. More lists, Stereogum!
what I don’t get is with this band and, for instance, The Pixies or Modest Mouse, is that they used to be OK with having a slightly rougher sound that I think, and most people seem to agree, rock music really needs. So why do older bands seem to gravitate towards this weird, beer-commercial style production as they age? Is it because it sells more or because they become deluded that it sounds good? Or their tinnitus makes them think it sounds better?
yeah man. Good call, the processed chorus makes it sound like soundgarden or foo fighters.
This seems like a good song but its just over produced.
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Translation: were getting paid a whole lot of money to do this. (Which is fine… these guys have always been a mess tho. Will prolly have a new album out end if this year. Might have shot themselves in the foot and lost some cred if they keep playing shows tho)
yeah man. Getting even more of a scary monsters vibe here than Strange Mercy.