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Monday, May 14, 2007

Albums Recommedations

I've had the new Wilco album on heavy rotation the last week. I've really like their last two albums. The record doesn't grab you like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, it's still pretty good. While I'm disappointed they reverted back to Americana rock on many tracks, the album gets a weirder as it goes on. That's the Wilco I like best. Overall, it's good but not great.

This is not a new album. It has been out since January but I didn't pay much attention until Sacklunch said it was worth a listen. It's very funky and odd. It's great to listen to while working. When I saw Of Montreal at Common Grounds in Arlington (now Murky Coffee), I liked their show, but wasn't a fan of the music. Now that I've found an album I really like, I'm anxious to see them in concert again. BTW, Sacklunch has the best taste in music of all the Rock Club members. His recommendations are always solid. Then again he does listen to Man Man...

And this is the best of the bunch. It's a posthumous record, but it's not a "let's cash in on his death" album (see: Shakur, Tupac). If you're an Elliott Smith fan, you really need to get this album. It's B-sides, rarities, and alternate tracks from 1994-1997. All but 3 of the 24 tracks were previously unreleased. The album is a powerful collection of sad and beautiful songs that could only come from Elliott Smith.


Jimbromski said...

A new low in laziness is reached as you neglect to list name of the band and album title, leaving the reader to get the information from the text of the paragraph. Next you'll stop using vowels to save time. Nxt yll stp ysng vwls 2 sv tm.

I heard a song from that Wilco this morning. It sounded like Don Henley Eagles. As you know I like The Eagles but I like Fry and Walsh, not so much Henley. Enough with the soulful roots rock.

In conclusion, you're a huge twat.

KCG said...

Um, how is not a "let's cash in on his death" release? Are the procedes going to charity? Some relative who wasn't around when Smith was so depressed that he wanted to kill himself is cashing in, I'm sure.

Large Pizza, you suprise me with this one. I never figured you for an Emo kid.

Jimbromski said...

Oh, he's emo, alright, he just doesn't know it yet.

KEXP is playing Wilco, "Hate It Here", I challenge any mortal alive to listen to that song and tell me it doesn't sound like Don Henley in his Eagles days.

Again, not necessarily a bad thing, but let's call a cat a cat. I was roundly attacked for saying The Eagles were better than The Doors. What say you know, you Wilco lovers?

Jimbromski said...

Goddamit, I keep misspelling shit in my comments.

"Fry" should be "Frey", "know" should be "now".

Jumbo Slice said...


Significant proceeds from "New Moon" are going to Outside In, a Portland-based social service organization that serves homeless youth and low-income adults.

I mentioned Tupac because they released SIX (!) posthumous records for him. All of them were crap. They were only released to make money for his record company. New Moon not only benefits a charity, but is an amazing collection of songs. It's a worthy addition to his catalog.

Also, seem to think all indie rock is emo. This is Rock Club, not Emo Club. Perhaps you should attend one of our workshops on Rock. We offer a variety classes, such as "Woodstock - How Smelly Was It?", "Why Supergroups Are Not Super", "What the Fuck is Up With Bjork?", and of course, "Why the Doors Are Better Than The Eagles".