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Some great stuff going on in the new Bat For Lashes. The overdramatics are dialed back a bit, which is a welcome adjustment.

The last one, Two Suns, was a decent album. But I could barely stand Fur and Gold...except for that Trophy song - that was (and still is) the shiznit!

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I loooove the new Bat for Lashes. The late Sharpshooter dismissed it as bad "emo music," but I think it's legitimately amazing. I was surprised by the "good" (but not great) critical reception.

Marilyn is phenomenal!

I tried listening to the new Neil Young album, and it's good-ish, but intimidating. The opening track is more-or-less a 30 minute jam. It's a good song, but I can't say I find myself in the mood to listen to 30 minute jams very often, unless they're amazing (like the Beck - Philip Glass rework intro song!)

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Between you and me, Sharp never knew quite as much as he thought he did. Of course, there may not be a man on earth who knows as much as Sharp thought he knew...

Any Andrew Bird fans here? Listening to Hands of Glory right now - his second album of the year. I think this may be out-takes of Break It Yourself. A bit more low-fi...almost sounds like one of his live albums. I'm totally diggin it.

My favourite song off of BIY (and possibly song of the year) is Orpheo Looks Back. (The violin work on that is among the best I've ever heard.) But on this one, there is a stripped-down version simply called Orpheo. Although missing the string-virtuosity, the rest of the song is haunting - dare I say better? Maybe not, but I'm wondering if both versions make my Top 10...

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New Flyleaf album (Oct 30th) is pretty great, much better than their last outing (an EP I think), Great Love in particular

New Kamelot album (Oct 27th) is good as well, though I haven't had a chance to listen to it a whole lot yet. Despite having a new singer, I'm liking the music.

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Found a great electro song, created by two guys from the Netherlands.

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Between you and me, Sharp never knew quite as much as he thought he did. Of course, there may not be a man on earth who knows as much as Sharp thought he knew...

Any Andrew Bird fans here? Listening to Hands of Glory right now - his second album of the year. I think this may be out-takes of Break It Yourself. A bit more low-fi...almost sounds like one of his live albums. I'm totally diggin it.

My favourite song off of BIY (and possibly song of the year) is Orpheo Looks Back. (The violin work on that is among the best I've ever heard.) But on this one, there is a stripped-down version simply called Orpheo. Although missing the string-virtuosity, the rest of the song is haunting - dare I say better? Maybe not, but I'm wondering if both versions make my Top 10...

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Can't find that other Ty Segall album previously recommended, btw ;(

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Can't find that other Ty Segall album previously recommended, btw ;(

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i think he meant me telling him to check out "Melted." i actually haven't been able to find Twins anywhere might (gasp) BUY it.

melted is full of gems like this-

dem drum fills

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Ty Segall Band literally sounds like Led Zeppelin meets Sonic Youth meets The Germs, all on acid.

While I dig that solo stuff, the band material is so much more full, and there are SOOO many influences being pulled in and displayed. DEAD influences, too! Seriously, when was the last time you heard a good punk album? That late 90s-early 00s "pop punk" explosion literally killed the entire genre. When was the last good garage rock album that wasn't just more of the same White Stripes type of stuff? Blues rock became boring after The Black Keys starting scoring car commercials.

This stuff is so old school, yet so fresh sounding at the same time.

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is soulseek still around?

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I can only assume that question is rhetorical? Why would I invite you to use an obsolete program?

It's not only still around, but you find everything on it. I'm rarely, rarely blanked when I look for something, and when I am, it's usually so obscure (specific bootlegged shows, so forth) that it's not surprising.

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Ty Segall Band literally sounds like Led Zeppelin meets Sonic Youth meets The Germs, all on acid.

While I dig that solo stuff, the band material is so much more full, and there are SOOO many influences being pulled in and displayed. DEAD influences, too! Seriously, when was the last time you heard a good punk album? That late 90s-early 00s "pop punk" explosion literally killed the entire genre. When was the last good garage rock album that wasn't just more of the same White Stripes type of stuff? Blues rock became boring after The Black Keys starting scoring car commercials.

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Ty Segall Band literally sounds like Led Zeppelin meets Sonic Youth meets The Germs, all on acid.

While I dig that solo stuff, the band material is so much more full, and there are SOOO many influences being pulled in and displayed. DEAD influences, too! Seriously, when was the last time you heard a good punk album? That late 90s-early 00s "pop punk" explosion literally killed the entire genre. When was the last good garage rock album that wasn't just more of the same White Stripes type of stuff? Blues rock became boring after The Black Keys starting scoring car commercials.

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i'm raping this thread, but also mikal cronin. he's friends/in bands with Ty and makes great catchy stuff. i always have this song in my head. it's off his first solo album which came out last year.

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I've never really listened to much Black Lips, but the singer has a side project called "Ghetto Cross" with Bradford Cox, and their debut is supposed to be out this fall. Always felt like I should give them a try.

Vangaalen is legit.

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VanGaalen is very Kurt Vile to me. When he's good, he's amazing, but when he's bad it's intolerable.

I don't want to just be that guy, but the Kendrick Lamar album is actually pretty solid.

Not 2012, but, are you aware Jon Gomm exists? If not, go do

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