2016 in Music

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by K2. » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:55 am

Nevermen album was pretty poor, I'd expect better of something Mike Patton is involved in.

Listening to the new Avantasia now, going to buy this later regardless, but the 'epic' of the album, lasting 12 minutes, is a bit of a let down vocally, far too soft sung in places, needs a lot more power, hopefully they change that live.

If I don't sleep after this I might spin the new Sia album as well
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by K2. » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:07 am

Listened to a few more albums since last night, putting off dream theater for now as it lasts over two hours

Nevermen - Nevermen 5/10
Avantasia - Ghostlights 8/10
Conan - Revengeance 7/10
Sia - This is Acting - 6/10
Abbath - Abbath - 8/10
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by ミドリ » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:03 pm

the new Bloc Party record is baaaaaad. Like, really bad. There are bits of it that would be okay if literally anybody else was singing on it (but then Russell Lissack would be the only OG member on the album so it wouldn't be a Bloc Party record) but Kele is just awful this time around. This guy was my hero and I have a lot of respect for him but I can't abide by this record at all. The best thing I can say about it is that that terrible lead single is the worst track on the album. It doesn't get worse than that, at least.
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Yinga Garten » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:13 pm

I am always curious to listen to bad albums but even I think I'll avoid that one.

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by ミドリ » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:29 pm

It's genuinely an early contender for Worst of 2016. I wish they'd released it last month so that at least it'd be better than Speedin Bullet 2 Heaven. There's a PBR&B track on there that plays the whole ambient minimalist production thing to a tee, but instead of Frank Ocean/The Weeknd/FKA Twigs/literally anyone you get Kele Okereke - and he sounds worse than ever. Singing has never been his strong point but this is just embarrassing.

Also it includes the lyric "Calm down, Yoshi, the fungi Is helping this fun guy deliver" which won't be topped this year for cringeworthy lines.

I'm kinda angry about this.

Unrelated but I liked Akko Gorilla's album, Tokyo Banana.
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by WithLoveAndSqualor » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:13 pm

seeing them tonight and thankfully the setlist is pretty light on stuff from hymns; pretty happy that they're playing mercury, song for clay, one more chance and hunting for witches, though i don't know how good they're gonna sound live without matt and gordon.

the new album is just, ehhh. i like the good news and into the earth, but that's pretty much because of russells guitar work on them. also that yoshi line nearly made me burst out laughing on a packed bus, like gooseberry fool what. i'm just amazed at how they can go from having such a huge sound, to sounding super boxed-in and by the numbers on this album; i watched their glastonbury headline set the other day compared to their recent live shows and it's just depressing to see the decline in energy. keles vocals are incredibly weak and his lyrics are a total joke now, which is frustrating because you've only got to listen to a weekend in the city or intimacy to see how good of a lyricist he was.

it's a nice background album i guess; it's not bloc party at all though, which is a shame because they've been one of my favourite bands for nearly 10 years now
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Yinga Garten » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:07 pm

I did end up listening to the Bloc Party album and nothing works on it at all. The first terrible album of 2016.

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by K2. » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:09 pm

Yinga Garten wrote:I did end up listening to the Bloc Party album and nothing works on it at all. The first terrible album of 2016.
I already have listened to two bad albums, might have to listen to bloc party now as well
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Yinga Garten » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:17 pm

Don't encourage yourself, its really not worth it.

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Post by WithLoveAndSqualor » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:35 pm

they were pretty great live last night; the new stuff is a LOT punchier live, almost makes me wish that they'd just recorded hymns as a live album. the energy fell completely flat whenever they played a slower song from the new album and i don't think i've ever seen a crowd look so bored, but they pulled a decent set out of the bag and their older stuff got a pretty great reception, and it was still tight as gooseberry fool live, so it's all good i guess. i wondered beforehand if they'd slow down some of their older stuff what with matt tong absent, but the new drummer was pretty gooseberry fool great and it all sounded just as good as it ever has.

so yeah, the new album is background music at best, but bloc party are still very good live.
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by ミドリ » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:41 pm

to be fair to Louise, she's not drumming on Hymns (it's a session drummer), so the album isn't at all indicative of how well she can keep up with Matt.

album still sucks tho.
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Post by WithLoveAndSqualor » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:45 pm

news to me; she was great live, shame she probably won't get a chance to flex her muscles on any upcoming albums if hymns is where they're taking bloc party into the future
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by WithLoveAndSqualor » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:47 pm

new rose elinor dougall project is sounding killer; big fan of hers, and pairing her with the dude from the horrors is a gooseberry fool great idea because she suits that kinda sound so well

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by DJHero » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:44 pm

Drake signed with bbk lol top lad
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Yinga Garten » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:18 pm

BBK and the whole grime genre is eton mess though.

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by WithLoveAndSqualor » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:10 pm

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by K2. » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:33 am

Creeper at the underworld tonight was a moment, an event, more than just a gig
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Pineapple » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:43 pm

RIP Majical Cloudz
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Robbie » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:38 pm

Actually digging the new 1975 album a fair bit

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Yinga Garten » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:34 pm

Don't be afraid to admit its great.

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Rachel » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:51 pm

Pineapple wrote:RIP Majical Cloudz
2016 is already cancelled because of this

i gooseberry fool LOVE majical cloudz and everyone else should too

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Yinga Garten » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:35 pm

Just need Sufjan to retire then 2016 is the perfect year for music.

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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by K2. » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:00 am

Not the best gig, didn't even feel like a gig, but Avantasia's new stuff life is immense, I could easily have watched another hour of them (considering they played for three hours as it is)
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Re: 2016 in Music

Post by Rachel » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:14 am

Yinga Garten wrote:Just need Sufjan to retire then 2016 is the perfect year for music.
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