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thecanuck

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  1. My favourites so far, although most have been mentioned already: The National - High Violet The Black Keys - Brothers (Their best since Rubber Factory!) The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt Titus Andronicus - The Moninter LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang Spoon - Transference Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today Middle of the pack, but definitely enjoyable: The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack Band of Horses - Infinte Arms The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever Dissapointments: Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void -- It just sounds like an Eric Earley solo album for the most part. I love the first two tracks, but after that, it kind of wallows in acoustic-y ballads that just aren't as compelling as the last record. Delta Spirit - History from Below -- Not bad, just not great. Disappointing because I was hoping for more because of their phenomenal debut. Still need to hear: Joel Alme - Waiting for the Bells, Surfer Blood - Astro Coast, Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (Heard them for the first time at Sasquatch and they blew me away.), Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can, Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring, probably more. These lists are a good place to start. I'm pretty excited about the new Belle and Sebastien record coming out this October.
  2. Here's my final submitted list: 1. Big Star – Radio City 2. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds 3. The Beatles – The Beatles 4. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 5. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True 6. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run 7. Television – Marquee Moon 8. The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 9. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 10. The Replacements – Tim 11. The Clash – London Calling 12. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 13. Nick Lowe – Jesus of Cool 14. Neil Young – After the Goldrush 15. The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday 16. Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On 17. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 19. T. Rex – Electric Warrior 20. XTC – English Settlement 21. The Zombies – Odessy and Oracle 22. The National – Boxer 23. The Beatles – Rubber Soul 24. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver 25. The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin 26. The Black Keys – Rubber Factory 27. Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis 28. Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 29. Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers 30. The Band – The Band 31. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Jacksonville City Nights 32. The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers 33. Sloan – Never Hear the End of It 34. Talking Heads – Remain In Light 35. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited 36. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses 37. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 38. Pavement – Wowee Zowee 39. Paul McCartney – Ram 40. The DB’s – Stands for Decibels 41. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin 42. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 43. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Howl 44. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water 45. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over the Sea 46. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless 47. The Velvet Underground – Loaded 48. Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 49. House of Freaks – Tantilla 50. Joni Mitchell – Blue
  3. Here's the list I'm working with right now (mostly out of order other than the top few albums): 1. Big Star – Radio City 2. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds 3. The Beatles – The Beatles 4. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 5. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True 6. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run 7. Television – Marquee Moon 8. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 9. The Replacements – Tim 10. The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 11. The Clash – London Calling 12. Nick Lowe – Jesus of Cool 13. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers 14. Neil Young – After the Goldrush 15. The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday 16. T. Rex – Electric Warrior 17. Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On 18. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 19. The Zombies – Odessy and Oracle 20. XTC – English Settlement 21. The National – Boxer 22. The Band – The Band 23. The Beatles – Revolver 24. The Black Keys – Rubber Factory 25. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver 26. Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis 27. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Jacksonville City Nights 28. Sloan – Never Hear the End of It 29. The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers 30. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over the Sea 31. Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 32. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Howl 33. Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers 34. Paul McCartney – Ram 35. Talking Heads – Remain In Light 36. Pavement – Wowee Zowee 37. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses 38. The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin 39. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin 40. The DB’s – Stands for Decibels 41. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 42. The Velvet Underground – Loaded 43. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water 44. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless 45. Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 46. Grandaddy – Sumday 47. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation 48. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited 49. Beck – Sea Change 50. Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque 51. House of Freaks – Tantilla 52. Okkervil River – The Stage Names 53. The National High Violet 54. New York Dolls – s/t 55. Neil Young – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere 56. Japandroids – Post Nothing 57. Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation 58. The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) 59. Joni Mitchell – Blue 60. Whiskeytown – Stranger’s Almanac 61. Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model
  4. I personally thought it was a pretty great episode. Obviously, it didn't reach episode-of-the-series heights like "The Constant" and wasn't as packed full of information as the premiere. The absence of the Locke story was a bit frustrating, but there were some great scenes. Josh Holloway's acting on that dock scene was quite a moving display of range, showing off Sawyer's newfound emotional maturity. I also liked how Kate stares in the mirror a la Jack in the premiere. Hmm.... The Jack/Sayid scenes were great too. I especially liked Sayid's Han Solo-esque return from the torture table: "They didn't even ask any questions." Yeah, the episode was slow moving, but it seems to be setting up a pretty exciting Locke episode next week (Also digging the parallel centricities to the first season). In the context of the series as a whole, I think this episode will be looked back upon more favourably.
  5. haha, that reminds me of Faraday inexplicably sobbing at the sight of the wreckage of 815 on tv. Great episode though. I think I'm going to have to watch it again tonight before posting my thoughts, but I will say this: I really liked how MIB sort of eulogized Locke when he was talking to Ben. I feel like it somehow gave him a little more dignity.
  6. This is really unfortunate and sudden. He was a talented musician and seemed like a great guy. Best wishes to his friends and family.
  7. Here's the link to my band's page: http://iacmusic.com/artist.aspx?ID=142048. I just uploaded a studio demo we recorded in November. We'll be recording our first E.P. in January.
  8. I've been rewatching the series with a few friends who have never seen it before. Everytime I notice something that ties in to a later episode, it's a struggle to bite my tongue. I really like some of the parallels that I've been picking up on on my 4th? 5th? time through. For instance, in the pilot, pt. 2, the group of survivors who hear the French woman's signal agree that they'll have to lie to protect the others just like Jack et al in season 4. I love this show.
  9. I think the article mentioned that 48% of the artists included in the research were American and the other 52% were almost exclusively British artists. At least in terms of U.S. record sales, the article stated that American artists tended to have a greater chance of "success". Interesting article. I definitely agree though, this would be a lot better with specific data.
  10. This was ridiculously hard to narrow down. I don't think I can go with any less than these 11: Carole King Joni Mitchell Dusty Springfield Patti Smith Cat Power Jenny Lewis PJ Harvey Nina Simone Sharon Jones The Kills Viva Voce (Anita Robinson DESTROYS on guitar and sings about half the time)
  11. My band just recorded some studio demos for our upcoming E.P. sessions in January. We should have the masters of the demos by the end of the month so I'll definitely post them then. Great idea by the way.
  12. Here's my quick take with a list of studio albums: The White Stripes De Stijl (2000) White Blood Cells (2001) Elephant (2003) Get Behind Me Satan (2005) Icky Thump (2007) Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) A Ghost Is Born (2004) Sky Blue Sky (2007) Wilco (The Album) (2009) The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me (2004) Separation Sunday (2005) Boys and Girls In America (2006) Stay Positive (2008) Blitzen Trapper Blitzen Trapper (2003) Field Rexx (2004) Wild Mountain Nation (2007) Furr (2008) Spoon Girls Can Tell (2001) Kill the Moonlight (2002) Gimme Fiction (2005) Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) The National The National (2001) Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) Alligator (2005) Boxer (2007) Ryan Adams Heartbreaker (2000) Gold (2001) Demolition (2002) Rock N Roll (2003) Love Is Hell (2004) Cold Roses (with The Cardinals) (2005) Jacksonville City Nights (with The Cardinals) (2005) 29 (2005) Easy Tiger (2007) Cardinology (with The Cardinals) (2008) Stephen Malkmus Stephen Malkmus (2001) Pig Lib (2003) Face the Truth (2005) Real Emotional Trash (2008) Okkervil River Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See (2002) Down the River of Golden Dreams (2003) Black Sheep Boy (2005) The Stage Names (2007) The Stand Ins (2008) Sam Roberts We Were Born In A Flame (2003) Chemical City (2006) Love at the End of the World (2008)
  13. Argh, I always spend way too much time thinking about these sort of lists. So here we go: quick, painless, one take: Big Star - Radio City The Beatles - White Album Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds I think I could live with that. Except for the whispers, constantly reminding me of albums from my past... This Year's Model... Ziggy Stardust... Sweetheart of the Rodeo... Born to Run... Separation Sunday...
  14. I'm not the biggest Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan but I can definitely appreciate what they do and there's a few of their songs that I enjoy. I really like that track they did for the Spiderman 3 Soundtrack, "Sealings". I find that they're particularly good at building tension within their songs and this is a great example of that ability. I was really disappointed that they didn't use it in the movie. That said, I was really disappointed with Spiderman 3 in general. Oh and Gobias Industries, I love the username.
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