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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Duval, Jul 22, 2019.
Duval i want to change my picks to non-joke ones
That’s fine, man. I’ll update when you post them.
The problem with characterizing or assessing popular albums is trying to listen to them in a vacuum, despite being inundated with those songs for so much of our lives.
I can see how you’d come to that conclusion, as it’s not really a band I listen to often, but I can appreciate the skill needed to make popular and/or catchy songs. I don’t subscribe to the notion that it’s without soul, however, it’s just not the type of music I care to listen to often.
I was thinking about it in terms of other bands from that era. I don't really like Journey but I would rather listen to them 10 times out of 10. This album did less than nothing for me.
One other super minor thing that irritated me is that they ping-pong back and forth between a traditional rock drum sound and a kind of lame effort at the Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins gated-reverb sound, although lots of 80s bands did that
Mostly I was curious about it because of the Patrick Bateman thing and it delivered there I guess
This Glands album is growing on me. It kind or reminds me of a stripped down Dinosaur Jr. or a J. Mascis album, with a touch of twang.
I didn't really care for it on the first listen, but I enjoyed it substantially more on a second run through it. Solid choice, SC.
Beastmilk - Climax
Carpenter Brut - EPIII
Sports really struggles outside of the few big hits. Crack me up is terrible. Honky tonk blues and bad is bad are really rough too.
Posting to listen/follow along
This is a fair assessment the more I think about it. I enjoyed the nostalgia of it because I haven’t listened to Sports from beginning to end in over 30+ years. I also never noticed the extended instrumental in the middle of I Want A New Drug until today...I kept waiting for the next verse that seemed like it was never coming
Really glad you like it. They never made it big, but it’s a gem of a record. Patterson Hood has said multiple places it’s his favorite album to ever come out of Athens, which is a fucking hot take but I respect it.
Listened to Sports. Still really like the singles but overall i could just feel myself getting more and more lame the longer it went. I'm now wearing socks with sandals and thinking about buying a grilling apron with a pun on it
I got you fam
I have no idea what this thread is but I just wanted to say it’s hip to be square
i don't mind this glands album
The glands album was the soundtrack to a coma. I don't dislike it, but it offered zero excitement.
I think the glands could have used an editor, what a staggering number of tracks. But i overall enjoyed it, and will likely return to a few tracks on there frequently
I liked the Glands album quite a bit. Some nice variation from song to song, but yeah, there was a lot on there.
Huey Lewis reminds me too much of my mother and her taste in music to enjoy.
Obviously I loved Sports. Huey Lewis is one of my favorite ten bands.
I listened to the Glands album yesterday and today at work and I really enjoyed it. I had never heard of them before but good music to listen while getting through the day. Two favorites were "I Can See My House From Here" & "Fortress".
I actually pulled up the old videos for the hits on Sports, MTV style. Always forget how big the retro-1950’s vibe was in the early 80’s.
This week's pics:
Run-DMC, Raising Hell from Celemo and The Killers, Hot Fuss from val venis.
Tell us about your album choices, men.
I get how old school hip hop is super important but Christ most of it is really brutal to listen to.
My exact thoughts on the Run-DMC album. I appreciate the beats much more than rhymes, which are mostly unimpressive.
I don't need to listen to Hot Fuss because I've listened to it about a thousand times in its entirety. Verdict: it's good
I would rather listen to these two albums for eternity than ever hear Huey Lewis again
I like the Run DMC but I'm afraid I'm a generation too late for it. I lost interest halfway through.
Hot Fuss is a masterpiece, I haven't listened to it in a while so thanks for the reminder.
The first four tracks of Raising Hell are really strong, the rest of they way was up and down.
Agree. Loved Donald Glover's small bit on it:
I'd forgotten how fun Hot Fuss is. Just an enjoyable listen, end-to-end.
Oddly enough, I've heard a lot of Raising Hell more recently than Hot Fuss. Agree with most of the assessment itt. Early hip-hop was really about showing that this whole idea of hip-hop, a different sect of people telling their stories, could happen...not necessarily how it should.
There are some dope lines mixed in among the album but as a whole, most people aren't going to just put it on and vibe to the whole thing.
Enjoyed hot fuss, but the non hits are starting to show their age.
Run DMC Raising Hell was probably played on every trip I took for a middle school sporting event. Agree, it hasn’t aged well.
I had a middle school teacher who thought the rap world was trying to cash in on the Vietnam War pop culture that was in the zeitgeist back then. He made fun of a friend of mine wearing a Run DMC shirt by noting it should be DMZ, for de-militarized zone.
Then he sat there, smug with himself, while the rest of the class looked at him like he was from another planet.
Still enjoy most of them. The only immediate skip for me is the last song on the album.
I would like to change one of my picks. I want to pick The Smiths self-titled album instead of the one I have picked for them.
This week's picks:
Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron from Emma and Otis Redding, The Dock of the Bay from a.tramp.
RIP tramp. Sinking below the dock of the bay
Otis is my guy
Hello, fellow old.
mornin, ole sport
This is a good week. Week is good.
Listened to Dock of the Bay this weekend. Has some great tunes, however I prefer Complete and Unbelievable.
Schoolboy is hit or miss with me. When he tries to go hard it makes me think of Mystikal, he kind of barks and I can’t get into it. Can’t do it. I prefer his mellow style more, Studio, Blind Threats, Man of the Year. He puts out some bangers but as a whole I’d say he’s my least favorite of the TDE/Black Hippy group of fellers.
The Redding album was pretty solid but I didn't really love any of the tracks besides the title track.
Any reason to listen to Otis and Q all day is awesome.
I don’t get or like most of the newer hip hop artists and this schoolboy q album is no exception.
The Otis Redding album is fine but nothing spectacular.
Glad y'all gave it a try regardless
You picked Q? Oxymoron is a fantastic album and Q is such a talented rapper. His style is uniquely him and still really fun
I did, was listening to Oxy and previously my other selection of NIN
My favorite tracks from Q are from this album