Posted by Trung on 7/28/2012, 6:59 am, in reply to "The 00's any recommendations?"
Some of the list will give me somewhat busy through the next month or so. I'll try to check out most of the album especially. |
Quick thoughts on some album
Fleet Foxes - I like white winter hymnal and blue ridge mountain (especially the piano section of that song) . The rest of the songs haven't grab me. The first album has potential to grow although I don't think it's something I will ever love. I find their 2nd album rather dull and I can't remember much about it even with multiple listen. Yeah Nolol you really like these type of atmospheric type of music that straddles the fine line between beautiful and boring.
Mclusky does dallas - err it's hardcore punk music. Lots of screaming and shouting and noisy guitars. Lack of melodies which is kind of acts as a veto in my taste. Not my type of music as I am unable to differentiate between good hardcore and bad hardcore music.
Meriweather post pavillion and Zammuto - bit weird for my liking. Although may require multiple listening for me to "Get".
Unrelated to anyone recommendation but it's an 00's album
I listen to The XX's - Music equivalent to a cocktease. I like the vocals and I like the general sound but there are sections throughout the album where it seems like the song is about to build up to something epic (some sections reminds me of the build up in Exit by U2 and a few Joy Division songs) but doesn't. They are happy remaining in a consistent lazy (monotonous) mood. Very frustrating listen. I can forgive monotony if the music is really strong but I can't really forgive false hopes of dynamic variation and not deliver on it.
The aliens luna , i mention that album before but geez this album just keeps getting better everytime i listen to it. Reminds me of Flaming lips but arguably more catchier and more complex. Probably the 2nd best album of the decade after Hackett's out of tunnel mouth.
: Ok well I may have defended the 90's as it
: introduce me to rock music in general.
: However it was the 00's that drew me away
: from modern rock and made me look to the
: past for "new" music instead of
: the present.
: It was during the 00's when I listen to the
: radio and couldn't find many acts that I
: enjoyed and when I decided to search for
: recommendation for new music I look at stuff
: like Pitchforkmedia and Q magazine and look
: at albums of the year list. I don't think
: Pitchfork has ever introduced me to artist I
: have enjoyed before.
: I just felt music that was simultaneous
: melodic and catchy, has anthemic qualities,
: has complex arrangement and non-repetitive
: was something I could easily find in the
: past than the present.
: In any case the best albums of this decade
: were by older bands who originated in . The
: only great albums (D/13+ albums) were by
: older bands such as by Steve Hackett,
: Radiohead, Nick Cave/Grinderman instead of
: artist that originated from the 00's.
: Recently thanks to recommendation by George
: Starostin, I thought that Aliens's Luna
: album was the first band I've heard that
: originated from the noughties to released a
: D/13 album but then I realised that they are
: basically an offshoot of Beta Band a 90's
: group so I don't think that count.
: The bands I like from this decade are Arcade
: Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, The Strokes,
: The White Stripes, Gomez, Gorillaz,
: Coldplay, Death cabs but really at best they
: are a 1 to 2 star group for me.
: Now I'm not willing to dismiss the decade as
: I realised that just because I haven't heard
: any alltime great bands this decade doesn't
: mean an alltime great noughties band doesn't
: exist. So I'm hoping for some suggestions to
: artist to folllow up.
: Bare in mind I have a bias towards more
: "anthemic" or epic and an
: irrational love for dynamic music and an
: irrational hatred of repetitive music. I
: also haven't found a way to enjoy
: non-melodic music yet so probably avantgarde
: and rap/spoken words and instrumental
: electronic music is probably beyond me right
: Oh yeah, I'm welcome to albums from the 10's
: as well (best album so far this decade is
: Hackett's Beyond the Shrouded Horizon).