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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1426
    New Mogwai is a pretty great listen. "Don't Believe The Fife" a highlight. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1YEEG9QLHn9iSDqJWu3qCR?si=QYyb5u6S

    Then there's the latest track from my most awaited album of the year; Limestone by Kauf. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6qSLypToYm6qOVhhN6vtZn?si=TUbKlkXe
    Didn't know they had a new album out.  

    Great to see Dave Friedmann is back.  
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  • DarnWeightDarnWeight Frets: 656
    Currently enjoying the S/T album by Orion (from Sydney), released towards the beginning of this year.  There's no hiding their influences, but really good stuff nonetheless.


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  • ewalewal Frets: 584
    New Mogwai is a pretty great listen. "Don't Believe The Fife" a highlight. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1YEEG9QLHn9iSDqJWu3qCR?si=QYyb5u6S

    Then there's the latest track from my most awaited album of the year; Limestone by Kauf. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6qSLypToYm6qOVhhN6vtZn?si=TUbKlkXe
    A couple of listens in to the Mogwai album. I think there's a very obvious side 1 and 2, and side 2, the more guitar based tunes is where it's happening. 
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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    ewal said:
    New Mogwai is a pretty great listen. "Don't Believe The Fife" a highlight. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1YEEG9QLHn9iSDqJWu3qCR?si=QYyb5u6S

    Then there's the latest track from my most awaited album of the year; Limestone by Kauf. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6qSLypToYm6qOVhhN6vtZn?si=TUbKlkXe
    A couple of listens in to the Mogwai album. I think there's a very obvious side 1 and 2, and side 2, the more guitar based tunes is where it's happening. 
    I definitely agree there - there's some strong stuff but the more ambient tunes lack originality
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  • bingefellerbingefeller Frets: 5050
    Anymore recommendations for me? Over the lot of weeks I've bought:

    Alcest - Kodma 
    The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
    Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
    Planning for Burial - Below the House
    The Devil and the Almighty Blues - II
    Mastodon - Once More Round the Sun
    Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
    Elder - Reflections of a floating world
    Slowdive - Slowdive

    Only one of those albums I don't like is The Devil and the Almighty Blues.  The rest are good.  My favourites are Alcest, The War on Drugs, Planning for Burial, Slowdive, and Elder.
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  • ewalewal Frets: 584
    Moss said:
    ewal said:
    New Mogwai is a pretty great listen. "Don't Believe The Fife" a highlight. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1YEEG9QLHn9iSDqJWu3qCR?si=QYyb5u6S

    Then there's the latest track from my most awaited album of the year; Limestone by Kauf. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6qSLypToYm6qOVhhN6vtZn?si=TUbKlkXe
    A couple of listens in to the Mogwai album. I think there's a very obvious side 1 and 2, and side 2, the more guitar based tunes is where it's happening. 
    I definitely agree there - there's some strong stuff but the more ambient tunes lack originality
    Battered At A Scramble - great song title ( I used to be scared of scrambles when I was a boy), and perhaps the closest Mogwai have ever been to basic rock wigout. I like it. Although think the album title track is my favourite.
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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    The new National album is stunningly good
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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 1426
    Anymore recommendations for me? Over the lot of weeks I've bought:

    Alcest - Kodma 
    The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
    Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
    Planning for Burial - Below the House
    The Devil and the Almighty Blues - II
    Mastodon - Once More Round the Sun
    Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
    Elder - Reflections of a floating world
    Slowdive - Slowdive

    Only one of those albums I don't like is The Devil and the Almighty Blues.  The rest are good.  My favourites are Alcest, The War on Drugs, Planning for Burial, Slowdive, and Elder.
    Give the Pallbearer album some time it's a grower for sure and it's one of my favourite albums over the last 5 years or so. 
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  • GavRichListGavRichList Frets: 4003
    Moss said:
    The new National album is stunningly good
    You think? By their own high standards it's a 6.5 / 10 for me. Really beige. Instrumentation is quite interesting and expansive, but the songs themselves with one or two exceptions are pretty forgettable and MOR. I'm a huge fan of The National and am pretty disappointed by it. 
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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    Moss said:
    The new National album is stunningly good
    You think? By their own high standards it's a 6.5 / 10 for me. Really beige. Instrumentation is quite interesting and expansive, but the songs themselves with one or two exceptions are pretty forgettable and MOR. I'm a huge fan of The National and am pretty disappointed by it. 
    For me the records never quite captured the live act I always loved

    This for me is the closest it's got to recreating that 'magic'
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  • ewal said:
    Moss said:
    ewal said:
    New Mogwai is a pretty great listen. "Don't Believe The Fife" a highlight. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/1YEEG9QLHn9iSDqJWu3qCR?si=QYyb5u6S

    Then there's the latest track from my most awaited album of the year; Limestone by Kauf. 

    https://open.spotify.com/track/6qSLypToYm6qOVhhN6vtZn?si=TUbKlkXe
    A couple of listens in to the Mogwai album. I think there's a very obvious side 1 and 2, and side 2, the more guitar based tunes is where it's happening. 
    I definitely agree there - there's some strong stuff but the more ambient tunes lack originality
    Battered At A Scramble - great song title ( I used to be scared of scrambles when I was a boy), and perhaps the closest Mogwai have ever been to basic rock wigout. I like it. Although think the album title track is my favourite.

    Saw them last night at Festival Number 6. Totally outstanding  set, epic. The new songs sounded great live. They've come a long way since I last saw them in a tiny Liverpool club 20 odd years ago.  
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  • The new Mogwai didn't grab me at first but it's definitely a grower. Some great stuff on it. 

    That said, they're going to have to do something different at somepoint---it's hardly groundbreaking stuff. 
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  • mike257mike257 Frets: 212
    TTBZ said:8
    Jamie Lenman - outstanding. I'd heard Reuben but not much else of his. 
    Jamie Lenman is a bloody genius. Massive Reuben fan here, but his first solo effort, Muscle/Memory is great. Disc 1 (Muscle) is heavier than anything Reuben ever did, with barely a word that isn't screamed and some killer riffs. Disc 2 (Memory) is riddled with acoustic guitars, banjos, beautiful harmonies and even dabbles with big band jazz, and is some of the most gorgeous and heartfelt songwriting I've head in ages. Two very different sides to the same guy. 

    I believe his new album is a lot more electronic, which is a direction I've never heard him take before, but should be interesting! Anything he does is worth a listen.
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  • duotoneduotone Frets: 155
    Moss said:
    The new National album is stunningly good
    Cheers for reminding me that I need to give it a full listen.  Listened to the first 3 songs on Friday & it seemed good.
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  • ewalewal Frets: 584
    New Liima track bodes well for the album (although nothing would please me more than an Efterklang reunion involving Thomas)


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  • Heard the new Horrors single? So good! 



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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    Heard the new Horrors single? So good! 



    I'm excited about the new direction - the most interesting stuff since Strange House (however much I like some of Primary Colours)
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  • Some albums that I've downloaded recently that may be considered  'alternative' (I leave my reggae and dub stuff out) - 

    Yak - Alas starvation 
    Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony 
    DIIV - Is the is are
    Andy Shauff - The party
    LCD Sound system - America dream
    Kate Tempest - Let them eat chaos 

    And the utterly amazing 

    One Dove - Morning Dove White

    I am sure that many of this stuff is old hat but this is what I've bought over the last couple of weeks (excluding the righteous reggae, dub and soul jazz reissues I always buy!) 

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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    Some albums that I've downloaded recently that may be considered  'alternative' (I leave my reggae and dub stuff out) - 

    Yak - Alas starvation 
    Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony 
    DIIV - Is the is are
    Andy Shauff - The party
    LCD Sound system - America dream
    Kate Tempest - Let them eat chaos 

    And the utterly amazing 

    One Dove - Morning Dove White

    I am sure that many of this stuff is old hat but this is what I've bought over the last couple of weeks (excluding the righteous reggae, dub and soul jazz reissues I always buy!) 

    Lots of great stuff there - Kate Tempest was my album of the year last year and it's looking like LCD will be this year's for me

    Good to see Sunflower Bean and Yak getting some love too
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  • AlexCAlexC Frets: 538
    Bones have got a new track out. (They collaborated with J Beck on his last album.) 

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  • I think this came out earlier in the Summer,  but I have loved revisiting Jefre Candu-Ledesmas Echoing Green album as Autumn starts to kick in.


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  • DaevidJDaevidJ Frets: 180
    Loving the new Slowdive album and looking forward to seeing them at Leeds Town Hall in a couple of weeks time :) Also on my playlist atm is the new Chelsea Wolfe album and Desperate Journalist... 
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  • DaevidJ said:
    Loving the new Slowdive album and looking forward to seeing them at Leeds Town Hall in a couple of weeks time :) Also on my playlist atm is the new Chelsea Wolfe album and Desperate Journalist... 


    Slowdive were amazingly good last night at Manchester, your in for a treat tonight.

    I'm also listening to the new Chelsea Wolfe album, also the new Alvvays LP.

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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    DaevidJ said:
    Loving the new Slowdive album and looking forward to seeing them at Leeds Town Hall in a couple of weeks time :) Also on my playlist atm is the new Chelsea Wolfe album and Desperate Journalist... 


    Slowdive were amazingly good last night at Manchester, your in for a treat tonight.

    I'm also listening to the new Chelsea Wolfe album, also the new Alvvays LP.

    Yes to all 3 of those things!

    That Alvvays album in particular is fantastic
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  • DaevidJDaevidJ Frets: 180
    DaevidJ said:
    Loving the new Slowdive album and looking forward to seeing them at Leeds Town Hall in a couple of weeks time :) Also on my playlist atm is the new Chelsea Wolfe album and Desperate Journalist... 


    Slowdive were amazingly good last night at Manchester, your in for a treat tonight.

    I'm also listening to the new Chelsea Wolfe album, also the new Alvvays LP.


    They were fantastic in Leeds last night... Definitely a show you have to catch live for the experience! 

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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 419
    edited October 15
    Moss said:
    That Alvvays album in particular is fantastic
    I'm hearing the Chromatics in the first track.
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  • Alvvays: what a fantastic album.

    I'm not sure how alternative he can be classed these days, but I'm listening to Billy Corgan's new album, Ogilala. All acoustic based, with piano, stings, mellotron type keys, no percussion at all.  Beautifully produced by Rick Rubin, there are some great songs on here, reflective and none of the usual anger or bitterness in sight. Lovely record, really suits the current autumnal vibes.


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  • MossMoss Frets: 2384
    Slightly obsessing over the Remo Drive album - this is what emo should be
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    Well that's the song of the year found


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