Destroyer - ken

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out october 20

Sky’s Grey
In the Morning
Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
Cover From The Sun
Saw You at the Hospital
A Light Travels Down the Catwalk
Sometimes in the World
Ivory Coast
Stay Lost
La Regle du Jeu

Sky's Grey is really promising

ufo, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 06:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Ah I was wondering a few hours ago what they were up to since Poison Season !
I never really got into that album.
The last thing I really enjoyed was 5 Spanish songs.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 07:01 (two months ago) Permalink

I really like Poison Season.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 10:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah it's a great record - slightly "wild" sonically (what with the Born to Run pastiche) so not something I put on for pure relaxation, but esp 2nd half is v beautiful

happy for Bejar that he got to record expensive strings

look forward to this!

niels, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 10:16 (two months ago) Permalink
here's the lyric video for Sky's Grey

Poison Season is his second best behind Kaputt I think. it was a bit disappointing at first coming after Kaputt which is an all-time favourite but I've warmed to it

ufo, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 10:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Hum. I guess it's the Springsteen sound that I disliked among other things but I was disappointed by that album since I loved Kaputt and liked the spanish project.
I have to say that I don't find the new single great (but have only listened to it once).

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 12:45 (two months ago) Permalink


ciderpress, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 13:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.”

Say no more

geoffreyess, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Great advance track, and a nice tidy 39 minutes - bodes well.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 15:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Is that a quote from Bejar ? Is there the full intw somewhere (the old Suede fan in me got interested!) ?

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:11 (two months ago) Permalink

it's from the press release

ufo, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 16:16 (two months ago) Permalink

ha, that's awesome!

makes sense that he'd be into Suede but still a pleasant surprise

"kend" is indeed Danish for "know"

niels, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 17:09 (two months ago) Permalink

I’ve been working on the new Oliver Twist
I’ve been working on the new Oliver Twist
I’ve been working on the new Oliver Twist
I’ve been working on the new Oliver Twist

cajunsunday, Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I love that.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 13 August 2017 15:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Nice song but it feels like a heard it before. The old Bejar formula.

nostormo, Sunday, 13 August 2017 18:41 (two months ago) Permalink

can't wait for this.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Rubies is Destroyers 2nd best. Poison Season is decent tho

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:46 (two months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

it's so good

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

helluva tune

bunny slopes, Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:19 (one month ago) Permalink


niels, Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:45 (one month ago) Permalink

hum. on first listen, the production and arrangements are nice but the song itself didn't really catch me.
will give it more time.

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:04 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this album is pleasant but underwhelming, mostly just comes across as a less successful and ambitious Kaputt that leans much more into the New Order pastiche side of things. Rome is the clear highlight

ufo, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 04:30 (one week ago) Permalink

This is really disappointing. The production and nods to New Order are cool, but the hooks are mostly really weak.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:39 (one week ago) Permalink

sad to hear that

when is it out though?

niels, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink

oct 20

as stated

in the first post


-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

-rupi kaur

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

bookmarked threads should show the first post

you are juror number 144 and we will excuse you (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 22:16 (one week ago) Permalink

yes that would be nice

thanks anyway!

niels, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 06:11 (one week ago) Permalink

after Tinsletown, which imo is one of his best songs, i had high expectations.
but the record is indeed meh. Lack of enthusiasm from Bejar here.

nostormo, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:26 (one week ago) Permalink

These reactions make me sad, I enjoyed both singles a lot and was/am really looking forward to this. I thought Poison Season was as good as Kaputt though, so I may be out of step here.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:50 (one week ago) Permalink

It's nowhere near as good as Poison Season. Nostormo is right, it's a very tired sounding record with him sounding like he's on autopilot.

kitchen person, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:13 (one week ago) Permalink

album art rather poor come to think of it, ime often a sign of fatigue/autopilot (with Dylan you can mostly judge the records by their covers)

niels, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I think a big part of what's lacking is the band, as this is his first 'solo' album since Your Blues (though that was great). he's got a really great band at the moment and fully utilising them, instead of just bringing them in for a few parts each here and there, would have made it so much more texturally interesting

ufo, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Sadface. Very right about how good his band is, though.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:12 (one week ago) Permalink

ok so I got hold of a digital copy and 3 songs in this sounds great?

niels, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:02 (one week ago) Permalink

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