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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10845 on: November 04, 2022, 10:40:13 am »
Some great new albums out today

Big Joanie - Back Home

Described as Art Punk out on Kill Rock Stars

Special Interest - Endure

Lots of positive reviews/press for this one, out of NOLA punk, etc band.  The lazy RIYL from me is Killing Joke. And of course I should have preordered it when it came with two bonus 7Ē singles.. me thinks everevolvinghatch will enjoy this one

Both on Bandcamp and elsewhere

New Phoenix - Alpha Zulu is sounding good will revisit
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10846 on: November 04, 2022, 12:12:58 pm »
New Phoenix - Alpha Zulu is sounding good will revisit
I cannot get into this at all.
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« Reply #10847 on: November 04, 2022, 05:57:23 pm »
Ezra Collective- Where I'm Meant to Be

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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10848 on: November 07, 2022, 09:33:46 am »
Sault-11

I got all five, I'm going to tackle them one new album a week. Off to an excellent start.

Also, the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the previously mentioned Ezra Collective. Cue Julian of Hatch with the Better than Ezra joke. The new Phoenix isn't really killing it for me either, but I'll give it more of a chance.

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« Reply #10849 on: November 07, 2022, 09:36:20 am »
The review of the new Phoenix on All Music Guide is so positive but sounds like itís a dud.

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« Reply #10850 on: November 07, 2022, 10:10:39 am »
The review of the new Phoenix on All Music Guide is so positive but sounds like itís a dud.

87 on Metacritic (higher than Taylor Swift's new album!) So yes, the critics love it. I'll listen more, could be a grower.

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« Reply #10851 on: November 07, 2022, 10:27:21 am »
Bad Nerves.  Came out in 2020, but I just found it...soo freaking good.

Never been on this side of the pond, with costs I doubt they will
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10852 on: November 07, 2022, 10:38:07 am »
The review of the new Phoenix on All Music Guide is so positive but sounds like itís a dud.

87 on Metacritic (higher than Taylor Swift's new album!) So yes, the critics love it. I'll listen more, could be a grower.
I'm going to have to give this an additional spin as well. This did not grab me at first blush but maybe I'm missing something.
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10853 on: November 07, 2022, 10:53:55 am »
What I was thinking about the new Phoenix album is why at this point they aren't releasing them in French.  The lyrics aren't totally cringeworthy, but I can't help to think that in this case it would have worked better in French verses English.  Pretty sure they have probably peaked in terms of popularity so an album in French isn't going to turn off fans.  Or they could do it K-Pop style where the choruses are done in English the rest in French.  I caught part of their live chat and the guitarist said basically they were bored with the limited sound of the guitar, which is why it's a keyboard oriented album. 

Personally, I think they peaked with "It's Never Been Like That" and they have never matched the urgency of this one and the later albums have a good single here and there with far too much just ok tracks.
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10854 on: November 08, 2022, 08:43:02 am »
Under the Covers: The Best of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

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« Reply #10855 on: November 08, 2022, 08:53:33 am »
Under the Covers: The Best of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs

Good stuff.

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« Reply #10856 on: November 08, 2022, 11:02:59 am »
Pixey - Dreams, Pains & Paper Planes

self described as the indie Britney Spears
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« Reply #10858 on: November 08, 2022, 11:30:23 am »
Good Election Day listening ^^
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Re: What Are You Listening To?
« Reply #10859 on: November 08, 2022, 02:19:02 pm »
^ i'll definitely give that a spin today... haven't listened to it in ages
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