thread to dis hyped releases that you don't get/don't like/wanna complain about

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let's keep it in here, folks.

Jlin - if I wanted to hear a quantized sample of a CD skipping, I'd listen to an Oval CD from 1999

Caretaker - this is just a bunch of thrift store record samples

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:39 (two years ago) link

Oh yay I can post here AND in 'vent your bullshit'! Maybe the latter can be non-2017-specific though

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:42 (two years ago) link

yes this is just to keep your attention during the EOY poll, submitted with love

Bjork - I found this slow, gloomy, and unengaging. her mix that she did for Mixmag (?) was great, though.

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:43 (two years ago) link

*warms up FPing finger*

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:44 (two years ago) link

happy to help!

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:45 (two years ago) link

this is a safe space

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:46 (two years ago) link

;-)

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:47 (two years ago) link

Caretaker - this is just a bunch of thrift store record samples

otm, I've never understood the hype.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:48 (two years ago) link

Angel olsens new one gets seriously dire in the second half. Love her but hate to say it's a bummer record

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:53 (two years ago) link

i'll just get this out of the way: most of the 2017 music is bad

brimstead, Friday, 15 December 2017 20:58 (two years ago) link

Caretaker's not hyped though. It's got a steady following, but that's something else iirc.

Anyway I can't get enough of it.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 20:59 (two years ago) link

no defences of albums itt imo

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:01 (two years ago) link

I've said this elsewhere I'm sure but the Julien Baker love-in is an album late; the new one is flat and mostly a disappointment

Simon H., Friday, 15 December 2017 21:02 (two years ago) link

Where's the fun in that? xp

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:02 (two years ago) link

OK fine

but no holds barred. except like actual bigotry

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:06 (two years ago) link

KING KRULE is kind of boring.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:10 (two years ago) link

oh yeah I can't take his voice for a second

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:11 (two years ago) link

Not as boring as The National though

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:12 (two years ago) link

That Big Thief album is boring as well. A charisma vacuum.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:14 (two years ago) link

:o you're dead to me

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:15 (two years ago) link

I do like the Big Thief album a lot :(

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:15 (two years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem should be banned on the basis of that atrocious album cover alone. The music stinks, is completely irrelevant up to the point of self-charicture, and seeing critics hailing this has-been baffles me.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:15 (two years ago) link

*caricature

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:16 (two years ago) link

thoroughly agree with every dis so far btw*. sleeve ur emperor palpatine

*not heard the bjork or big thief yet

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:16 (two years ago) link

Guided By Voices - the songs are twice as long and half as good (tbh I dunno how hyped this really was, but let's open the thread up to all contenders regardless of hype level/EOY standings)

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 21:19 (two years ago) link

I tried listening to the War on Drugs album once and I had to check the album wasn't starting over at some point. Still can't remember any of the songs in there.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:20 (two years ago) link

@Moka, same here. It's drab.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:21 (two years ago) link

Lorde is the new Carly Rae Jepsen - "pop" music that non-professionals spit out after a single taste, but which critics will continue to ride for forever.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:22 (two years ago) link

Xp that is sort of the point with WoD - it's aural valium for the inhibited and the terminally nostalgic.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:24 (two years ago) link

Me included.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:24 (two years ago) link

Sounds like WoD do The Caretaker better than The Caretaker does!

Cardi Acs (imago), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:25 (two years ago) link

I can't really diss it because I don't hate it at all but Yaeji seems overrated as hell to me. There's just not much going on musically and lyrically... every song seems she runs out of ideas and she just resorts to repeating words in the same monotonic voice.

Again, I don't hate it but I don't see what's so special about it either or why she's making it into so many EOY best songs lists.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:25 (two years ago) link

Ok I'm done taking those out of my chest... I think... those are the ones frustrating me about their roaring approval.

Well, those an Bodak Yellow heh

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:27 (two years ago) link

i rate the yaeji EPs (2 isn't as good imo) but found it pretty easy to get burned out on her stuff. Not much replay value as there's not a whole lot of depth, ya

laurel halo album was a disappointment for me, way too esoteric and weird for weird sake

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:28 (two years ago) link

Xxp Kirby has a concept, though. Granduciel is walking in socks over cold coals.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:30 (two years ago) link

I still don't really get what everyone liked so much about Black Beatles. I don't hate it, just does nothing much for me.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:31 (two years ago) link

I think this is the first Laurel Halo album I like mainly on the strength of Moontalk alone but yes... it's way too dependent on its own quirks and weirdness.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:32 (two years ago) link

moontalk is an amazing song! yeah

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:33 (two years ago) link

moka check out the king felix stuff if you haven't heard it, "spring" by king felix and her halo album "king felix"

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:35 (two years ago) link

I did not know about that project. Listening to spring now and it sounds amazing! Thanks for the recommendation.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:46 (two years ago) link

:) sweet

In a slipshod style (Ross), Friday, 15 December 2017 21:49 (two years ago) link

the Fever Ray album was really disappointing to me

ufo, Friday, 15 December 2017 22:41 (two years ago) link

why? show your work :)

sleeve, Friday, 15 December 2017 22:43 (two years ago) link

Sleaford Mods - this guy used to sound angry, now he just sounds bored (I do like most of the previous records)

sleeve, Saturday, 16 December 2017 01:09 (two years ago) link

Fever Ray was also so-so for me. I like the knife and the first fever ray album a lot, so I thought for sure this would be one of my favorite albums of the year but alas it ended being one of the most dissapointing ones for me. It’s just so hard to sit through... even harder than ‘shaking the habitual’ and that’s saying something.

I can get past the hamfisted lyrics (either way lyrics has never been her strong point), but the textures and production are sort of uninteresting too, the middle of the album is specially boring or annoying and contains some of her worst songs ever (“this country” really wtf is up with that).

I don’t know... I guess it’s just alright in small doses but I don’t want ‘just alright’ from her.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:33 (two years ago) link

Ok maybe the production isn’t uninteresting... but it’s too harsh and irritating more often than not. I get that maybe that was her intent with this particular album but I’m not a masochist, sorry.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 16 December 2017 08:43 (two years ago) link

Yeah, my love for the first Fever Ray album is immense, this one is not bAd exactly, just very disappointing

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Saturday, 16 December 2017 10:56 (two years ago) link

yeah I agree with all of that Moka

the production mostly feels like lesser retreads of Silent Shout and the Fever Ray s/t, and the songwriting lacks the memorable melodies. the lyrics are a step down too - Silent Shout especially could be quite evocative but they're more hamfisted here and the BDSM subject matter of some of it is completely uninteresting to me

ufo, Saturday, 16 December 2017 11:09 (two years ago) link

Sleaford Mods - this guy used to sound angry, now he just sounds bored (I do like most of the previous records)

heh this = lack of money > money

King Krule was the overrated hype of the year for me. Could barely get through that mess 3 times.

So I will probably dig his next record :P

Ludo, Saturday, 16 December 2017 19:04 (two years ago) link

Fever ray album is fucking great, just took time to grow on me. I mean it's not that different texturally from
The debut it's just more hyper kinetic arrangement wise. Give it some time, mustn't hurry

In a slipshod style (Ross), Saturday, 16 December 2017 19:21 (two years ago) link

the zeitgeist finds a way

The Cognitive Peasant (ogmor), Wednesday, 6 May 2020 23:02 (three months ago) link

*awakens from rip van winkle sleep* yeah, fuck parquet courts

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:08 (three months ago) link

hahaha otm

sleeve, Thursday, 7 May 2020 16:39 (three months ago) link

kraftwerk are really that band tho

otm

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Thursday, 7 May 2020 17:28 (three months ago) link

every post about what the music sounds like is so intriguing and yet every post about the lyrics is so cringe :o

lumen (esby), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 18:33 (two months ago) link

sorry, I mean the lyrics themselves are cringe imo not the posts about them!

lumen (esby), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 18:34 (two months ago) link

Is this about the MCMLXXV?

pomenitul, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 18:35 (two months ago) link

that's ok, calling things "cringe" is way worse than any lyric on the record

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 18:42 (two months ago) link

given how they've alternated between album i've disliked -> liked -> disliked then we're due a like, here's hoping

imago, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 19:34 (two months ago) link

I really like “love it if we made it”, was bummed I didn’t hear anything else of theirs that sounded like that.. kinda dirgy 21st century screwed tears for fears

brimstead, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:08 (two months ago) link

there's a decent chance you'll like this one lj but ofc i've been wrong about this before many times

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:42 (two months ago) link

Their music makes me feel ancient but it doesn't sound like it's from the future.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:47 (two months ago) link

im p sure I've posted in this thread before so I'm being hypocritical here but i haven't heard the Fiona Apple or Grimes album, and will never have to, and if you don't like Grimes or Fiona Apple you can do likewise

I feel for my beloved sister, who, back in IL, has been hanging out a lot with one of my good friends (her "quarantine buddy) who is an enormous Fiona fan (and Grimes to lesser degree). I warned her that Fiona just released an album. Poor girl.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:21 (two months ago) link

and then the Blake Mills album hits her when she's down!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:23 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I don't often get to / feel like dissing new records of note, but: I used to really love Braids but their new album is repellent to me; the definition of worthy-as-pejorative. it all either sounds like relationship counselling tunelessly set to music (was going to say "couples counselling" but that's probably not Montreal enough) or sub-ILX white liberal struggle session stuff. I'm sure they're lovely people but it's the album equivalent of that bonus season of Steven Universe where they replaced battles with literal scenes of therapy. there's gotta be a better way.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 01:40 (one month ago) link

Not sure I get the Montreal reference.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 02:56 (one month ago) link

I have no idea who Braids are btw, but that sounds unspeakably awful.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 02:56 (one month ago) link

I was going for a polyamory/throuple joke there but it was a little tortured.

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 02:57 (one month ago) link

Hah, so Montreal has a reputation for polyamory? FWIW the only people I know who are active members of that scene are anglophone and from Toronto. But if that cliché increases our sexiness quotient I’m all for it.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 02:59 (one month ago) link

Braids lost me after Native Speaker for precisely those reasons, I remember listening to "Miniskirt" and thinking yeah I would most likely enjoy a song with lyrics attacking this kind of bullshit, if the vocal delivery and melody weren't so fey and musically irritating. I just checked out.

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 03:13 (one month ago) link

I checked out that Jessie Ware album that folks here are raving about, and... well, I don't "wanna complain" about it (it's not bad), but I def. "don't get" the raves. ILM tends to go for this polite, bloodless dance-pop that doesn't do anything for me - despite my love for, well, other forms of dance-pop.

Pat McGroin (morrisp), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 04:09 (one month ago) link

it might be polite but it's unusually/exceedingly well-arranged and produced imo

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 06:31 (one month ago) link

I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I did but its first three tracks were enough for me. I'd love a whole album of the stuff if it were interspersed with instrumental workouts.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 15:01 (one month ago) link

I think the Ware is well-arranged to a fault IMO, everything just so, constantly marking out the producer's tasty placement of sounds. I dread when the strings appear in "Save a Kiss" for example.

The lyrics are totally generic as well, too little to grasp onto, especially by comparison to all of the record's references.

Freeze Instr., Wednesday, 1 July 2020 18:14 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

I thought there was a date appended to this thread title for some reason. As it stands, it's atemporally perfect.

pomenitul, Friday, 24 July 2020 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

finally a safe space to dis kanye

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 24 July 2020 20:54 (two weeks ago) link

Made it 45s into 'Cardigan', 10s into 'Exile' and 5s into 'Betty'. The way it's being talked about makes you wonder whether the paradigm shift is real. It's not.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 00:46 (two weeks ago) link

does the paradigm shift involve waiting for the vocal to come in before you bail? lol

Your dream has symbolic content (morrisp), Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:29 (two weeks ago) link

you should have given cardigan and betty the opposite number of seconds tbf

imago, Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:32 (two weeks ago) link

I skipped forward for a split second to better acquaint myself with the latter two tracks, so I know what I’m talking about.

xp

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:33 (two weeks ago) link

I made it all the way through "Betty," about halfway through "Cardigan" and less than a minute into "Exile." I'm bummed because I really liked Lover.

Lily Dale, Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:44 (two weeks ago) link

I checked out that Jessie Ware album that folks here are raving about, and... well, I don't "wanna complain" about it (it's not bad), but I def. "don't get" the raves. ILM tends to go for this polite, bloodless dance-pop that doesn't do anything for me - despite my love for, well, other forms of dance-pop.

― Pat McGroin (morrisp), Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:09 PM (three weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

totally agree there's no blood in its veins. and I liked Ware's first two albums

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:27 (two weeks ago) link

I thought there was a date appended to this thread title for some reason. As it stands, it's atemporally perfect.

― pomenitul

when I originally made it I had "2017" before "releases" but it was changed by mod edit (by my request) after the thread kept going

sleeve, Saturday, 25 July 2020 02:42 (two weeks ago) link

I guess I just find it sad that these are the only kinds of releases that spur a sustained, urgent discussion on ILM in 2020, but perhaps 'twas always so. There would be no bitterness on my part if our collective enthusiasm wasn't apportioned so unevenly. Canute, tide, etc.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 14:33 (two weeks ago) link

tbf on a broader cultural level i think “thinking things are good” is not really “in” right now

but fuck parquet courts fr

Vapor waif (uptown churl), Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

yeah impt to not forget parquet courts on this thread every time it is bumped

imago, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:35 (two weeks ago) link

tbf on a broader cultural level i think “thinking things are good” is not really “in” right now

So the corrective is to say 'all music is good, especially this one album, which we'll ensure everyone jabbers about for weeks on end at the expense of all others'?

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:37 (two weeks ago) link

taytay album is like good or w/e but the disproportionate share of the discourse artists like her get on ilm is a sign of a reactionary discourse imo

imago, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

gonna post the word 'discourse' eight more times now until we are all listening to bonkers electropop and weird metal

imago, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:52 (two weeks ago) link

thread to discourse hyped releases

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 21:54 (two weeks ago) link

this thread is a dis course

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Saturday, 25 July 2020 23:54 (two weeks ago) link

That, and a diss curse.

pomenitul, Saturday, 25 July 2020 23:58 (two weeks ago) link

gonna post the word 'discourse' eight more times now until we are all listening to bonkers electropop and weird metal

― imago

PUDDING!

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 26 July 2020 00:00 (two weeks ago) link

i never thought it would come to this, but can we go back to talking about k*nye, please?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 22:25 (one week ago) link

Omg google for "kanye" and find Austin

XVI Pedicabo eam (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:10 (one week ago) link

Is it out yet?

pomenitul, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:12 (one week ago) link

his name is a swear in my house.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:15 (one week ago) link

and i'm outta quarters and i already owe the swear jar like ten bucks, so i gotta cool it on that shit.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 23:16 (one week ago) link

is this where it is ok to say that t*yl*r needs to not write about new york because each time is more thought catalog than the last

like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 03:47 (one week ago) link

it's okay to say anything in here.

except k*nye. that's still a swear.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:05 (one week ago) link


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