Alex Cameron

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I like this artist.

Best moment here is when the "dumbest, richest guy at the bar" interrupts his own monologue to irrelevantly tell us what a "prick" his brother is. it's such a good detail -- a drunk too wrapped up in bitterness to follow a train of thought -- and it's done so subtley.

This is another good song about bitterness. "You need to wait your turn / wait your turn like I did."

Treeship, Thursday, 30 March 2017 23:19 (two years ago) link

i listened to this album a lot last year. Take Care of Business is great

ufo, Friday, 31 March 2017 08:12 (two years ago) link

just waiting the tom d post

Odysseus, Friday, 31 March 2017 16:56 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

No love for the ironic 80s-influenced album, released recently - Forced Witness? Listen, I'm old, and I inherently love the 80s-inspired power-ballad brilliance that this album brings, but I still think there will be some potential cross-breed ILM love:

Stranger’s Kiss

Politics of Love

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 21 October 2017 01:14 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

treeship 2, Sunday, 26 November 2017 04:57 (one year ago) link

this kind of sucks tbh but i like the part that starts around 2:15, which the commenters tell me has already been turned into a meme

treeship 2, Sunday, 26 November 2017 05:00 (one year ago) link

this one, though, doesn't suck. still pretty goofy, but good

treeship 2, Sunday, 26 November 2017 05:04 (one year ago) link

Love this album.

dorsalstop, Sunday, 26 November 2017 12:39 (one year ago) link

Yeah, thought there were more ardent 80's-pop listeners here, even the cheesy kind that Cameron attracts (like me).

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:52 (one year ago) link

There is something perfectly “off” about Cameron’s best songs. If ILM doesn’t appreciate it, the reason is that they are a bunch of philistines.

treeship 2, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 01:25 (one year ago) link

Anyone with any sort of aesthetic sensitivity would adore the things I adore.

treeship 2, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 01:26 (one year ago) link

i don't really like this anywhere as much as his debut, it feels more like straight up pastiche. the debut had that haunting minimalism to it that was much more effective

ufo, Tuesday, 5 December 2017 06:52 (one year ago) link

so, this guy is pretty hilarious, the "nigerian guy" chorus on "True Lies" is v well executed imo

he does the whole ironic portrayal of contemporary unsympathetic character 1000x better than FJM imo, maybe because he's better at involving emotionally with his characters, making them truly, touchingly sad

also the songs are really catchy

I'd be interested to know if any ilxors find the use of "faggot" on "Marlon Brando" offensive

niels, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:52 (one year ago) link

who's FJM?

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:57 (one year ago) link

father john misty :(

niels, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:03 (one year ago) link

The first three songs are the best. Reminds me of Brandon Flowers solo album aesthetic but w Ween lyrics although works better imo when not too overtly comedic/shows his hand. The use of “faggot” in “Marlon Brando” made me think his humor is slightly dated, like it hinges on the transgression of the word itself.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:33 (one year ago) link

yeah, I'm not sure the line is supposed to be funny though, apparently inspired by a recent incident where one of his friends was called a "faggot" at a bar

niels, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 17:53 (one year ago) link

That’s interesting. Yeah listening to it again, I think you're right.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:46 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

'marlon brando' is depressing and hilarious

Trϵϵship, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:43 (six months ago) link

this is good performance art

Trϵϵship, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:44 (six months ago) link

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