― weasel diesel (K1l14n), Monday, 22 May 2006 17:29 (6 years ago) Permalink
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― kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 21:54 (6 years ago) Permalink
Top GAZE band.
― Fer Ark, Saturday, 3 May 2008 22:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
The debut Year After Year is also Idaho's pinnacle. Like a morose drive through the desert with the windows closed, every song has a dusty, meandering feel that permeates your senses.
While the 2nd This Way Out is a very different record it's also extremely satisfying, a much more rawk record with big Son Volt like licks and urgency. If you prefer to program out Farrar's slower songs then This Way Out will definitely be a revelation.
From that point on things get spotty for me ... while some tab the 3rd album Three Sheets To The Wind as their pinnacle I find it a bit unfocused for my taste ... and the wonderful production feel of the first feels very muted.
The one reliable truth about Idaho is that every release has at least one barn-burning brilliant song. While none of their subsequent releases have come close to being a full album worth of strong material, there's at least one tune that will recapture their old glory. "The Worm," "Goldenseal," "The Sun Is All There Is" ... all wonderful.
The outtakes compilation We Were Young And Needed The Money is probably the best full Idaho release I've heard in the last 5+ years ... glad these 'rejected' songs have been released.
― zaxxon25, Monday, 5 May 2008 20:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
the song 'bass crawl' on one of their eps is one of the msot amazing things. the EP is totally OOP and impossible to find though (in fact, I just sold my copy; but not w/out ripping and keeping that song)
― akm, Monday, 5 May 2008 21:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
(specifically, it is "the forbidden" ep)
― akm, Monday, 5 May 2008 21:23 (5 years ago) Permalink
year after year is one of the great classics of sadcore, slowcore or however you want to name rather slow music with mainly melancholic undertones. i chose it as my favourite album of 1993.
― alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 6 May 2008 08:09 (5 years ago) Permalink
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