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  1. I have thought about this a lot many a time. When most of us were teens, we had just enough money to buy a record or two per month. We truly invested in our few records because our hard earned money was not plentiful. We gave music time and hours. Now with digital formats like spotify etc, we don't have to truly invest in anything. We rarely have to sit with a record unless it immediately slays us, which things don't tend to do as much when you are not 16. Also with the interwebs and loss of big money record companies pushing artists, it has become in many respects a nameless/faceless
  2. I agree Holland, Carl & Passions are very cool. I like one or two songs on Love You and 15 Big Ones. Love all phases of Beach Boys but Brothers Records Years are really interesting and cool
  3. The 80's: ???? I swore both Ragged Glory and Harvest Moon were in the late 80's, oh well. Fuck, I liked two songs a lot on Hawks and Doves (of course they were leftovers from aborted 70's albums. Alright 90's: Good decade, Harvest Moon, Ragged Glory, but I LOVE Sleeps With Angels. Broken Arrow is ok and Mirror Ball is not okay. I like Silver & Gold. Harvest Moon is essential probably. 2000's: Oh here we go down the stupidity rabbit hole. Prairie Wind is not as good as it should be. What else is out there? I didn't think Greendale was very good. Terrible decade. 2010's:
  4. This seems very applicable to me as a 38 year old who tries to write songs now and then, especially the embracing cliches as reality part. As far as Neil, he is in my top 5 also, but in all fairness, i feel he has been good for one essential album per decade since the end of the 70's. Maybe 1 1/2. I loved Psychadelic Pil, but mostly he just annoys me these days. And let's not get started on the cost of his vinyl. Oh well.
  5. That one new song titled "Do You" is freaking amazing!!! I loved Transference, really loved it. I think I like them more with each new album, they started out a little cold and distant for me but right around Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga they hooked me.
  6. received my gimmie something good 7 inch today!!! The A side as you all have heard is a strong song, not amazing but very strong. The B side after a few listens is musically good but a little forced lyrically which is something that I personally have only started hearing from Mr. Adams on his last two releases. He always seems so natural in everything he does. Anyway, musically these two songs are more rocking than Ashes and Fire but not in a Rock n Roll or III/IV way, more like a late 70s early 80's classic rock way. Tom Petty etc. Overall cool release and nice to have him back after a
  7. I just feel the CRB is where it is at. I think for a rocker past his prime hippie burnout which is Chris Robinson, he has found a beautiful trip here with this project. To my ears Big Moon Ritual is the best of the three CRB releases, but they all are worthy, cool vibe, beautiful artwork, hippie/biker appearance. I will say something in all honesty…….I never gave hippie jams or grateful dead type stuff much focus until the CRB and now this is where i'm at. Maybe I'm getting older or something.
  8. you can't really put the beach boys on a list like this……………………………now that I've got that off my chest U2 Springsteen REM I like REM the most out of those three, but there is something about pompousness that comes to mind with these bands.
  9. Because beachwood sparks is freaking amazing!!!!
  10. haven't heard it, waiting on my vinyl, but crb channeled through beachwood sparks? you may have just inadvertently sold me on it.
  11. Cool read, he always comes off as a class act, especially in terms of handling tweedy/farrar personalities. Cool read, he always comes off as a class act, especially in terms of handling tweedy/farrar personalities.
  12. At this point the song hang on from thirteen is blowing my mind, the riff that was either copped from trex or nirvana, the way the melody falls in after the heavy intro, the lyrics, "of all the stars that I've seen you are the sun". Wowee zowee
  13. I just wanted to say that somehow despite believing I was the expert on early nineties alt rock , I somehow missed the boat on teenage fanclub. Last week I downloaded bandwagonesque after hearing the concept, and I can't believe it. They are like a Scottish lemonheads or Dino jr or modern big star or byrds or man every song is perfect I'm going nuts about this band!!!
  14. 95 percent of people I know, even some music listening buddies, have no sense of the black Crowes beyond Shake your money maker and most are dismissive. If you look at their first four records , especially during the time period when they came out, man what a freaking kick ass band
  15. why o why does no one ever give love to Blessing And A Curse? It always is a head scratcher when the album the started it for you is no one elses favorite. Oh well. All I can say that Space City and A World of Hurt art true tear jerkers. IMHO Patterson Hood is a one dimensional writer and the loss of Isbell killed that band. Cooley's latest seem to be lacking also.
  16. Now I'm not going to go into my view on the Crowes as a great modern era rock band esp. from 1990-1996. Just amazing. Southern Harmony is top 5 all time for me. That being said I have to disagree with alot of you on CRB. I love it. It feels sincere (or more than recent Crowes efforts) and it is cosmic american music. I think the songs do go somewhere and live I think they were nothing but tight, professional and workmanlike. (no nonsense) I guess my deficit lies in not having a huge working knowledge of jam bands or being a dead head, but CRB is one of my favs right now.
  17. Pet Sounds could be, but isn't of course!
  18. Id say love is hell and cold roses Cant go wrong with demolition Actually every one! Im tired of people dismissing his solo career because of his antics or personality or that he didnt always play by the alt country rule book. Freakin neil young of my generation folks. I feel better now
  19. Rick hasn't done the avett bros any artistic favors. I don't know , doesn't neil know how to do this by now? He has only made at least 10 amazing records. Man, I swear he is confused or something? Melody melody melody simplicity and sincerity! Instead we get droning perplexing and half serious. I don't need statements, the biggest statement would be ten amazing songs
  20. I struggle with this as well and i am not sure what my expectations are? Neil's first 15 years 65-80 lets say take me into another world where i can put on a flannel sit by a fire in a cozy cabin and just get lost! I guess i'm always hoping for a song of his to get me there. And ill just take a song or two, i think i've given up on a solid album from him. Sleeps with angels is close, it takes chances, some beautiful tunes and it feels artistic. Alot of new neil is so abrasive, no nuance or thought, like it is dumbed down watered down here comes the obligatory 7 min guitar jam. On good day
  21. from what i've seen from the exhibition games over the weekend, i'd say it is an embarrassment to baseball. Thankfully just changing the color of the padding on the walls will fix at least 75% of the issue. That color (some shade of green/neon/?) doesn't say Miami, it says lazer tag (or other children fun center equivalent). Who knows, I'll never feel ok about Florida having professional MLB teams, so I'm biased. As a Cubs fan the Marlins are hard to swallow.
  22. yeah, I really liked Yoshimi, it was playful yet musically magical. I felt they started losing it with Mystic and Embryonic was really challenging to like and Dark Side was bloody awful. oh well
  23. I'm not hip enough to be aware of the conventional wisdom out there, but people realize how great The Soft Bulletin is, right? I mean, I am not a huge Lips fan at all, but genius and masterpiece relate to this record. It is a once in a generation record in my mind. The perfect combination of originality, production, lyric/emotion and style. I agree with the pitchfork videos that the only misstep was releasing the album with two alt mixes tacked on. I'm just making sure. It just amazes me how amazing this is whenever I revisit it. So many choices were made on this album that just seem per
  24. I will try again, I've tried to love the record and just don't. I think Baby's Arms? is really nice, but I'll try. I do give him props for the hair. I like the long haired rock stars, remember the Wilco AM Days when Tweedy looked like a girl? Sweet stuff.
  25. Yeah that would be easy, but i think most of the tunes being discussed are not full versions in the movie.
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