Jeremy Enigk - Return of the Frog Queen POLL

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The best record?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Shade and the Black Hat 4
Abegail Anne 2
Carnival 1
Call Me Steam 1
Explain 1
Return of the Frog Queen 0
Lewis Hollow 0
Lizard 0
Fallen Heart 0


cwkiii, Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Playing this album in its entirety on his current tour, with a seven piece band. Saw them last night and it was really incredible. Anyway, I know there are a few fans here so I was just wondering how everyone feels about this record.

cwkiii, Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:06 (three months ago) Permalink

the best record but i almost think ghosts is better

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Sunday, 24 June 2018 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Explain w/o a second's hesitation.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 25 June 2018 00:14 (two months ago) Permalink

i will prob go for “carnival”

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 25 June 2018 00:18 (two months ago) Permalink

xpost I was at the show last night thinking it was funny that the last time I was at that venue was for a Joan Crawford fan convention a few years ago where a guy covered "Explain".

cwkiii, Monday, 25 June 2018 00:48 (two months ago) Permalink

This album along with 'LP2' age 15 was kind of my bridge from Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead to "indie" music. Kinda set an unrealistic expectation for quality which fortunately lead to me giving up on indie rock by 19 and on to better things. But still really find this album in particular charming.

Soundslike, Monday, 25 June 2018 01:41 (two months ago) Permalink

xp I was at that convention and that was Scott Baio playing Explain. He tries to be incognito in public to avoid libcuck attacks

rehab hot (rip van wanko), Monday, 25 June 2018 02:53 (two months ago) Permalink

lead to me giving up on indie rock by 19 and on to better things

just curious what you moved on to?

alpine static, Monday, 25 June 2018 03:08 (two months ago) Permalink

The shortest answer is I moved on from prioritizing the tiny sliver of time of the present, and fully opened myself up to the decades of recorded music, and quit caring about "new" or "current" per se in favor of whatever spoke to me. At the time the huge catalyzers were Can, Talking Heads, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Roxy Music, Nick Drake, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, the Nonesuch Explorer Series, etc.

Soundslike, Monday, 25 June 2018 11:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Abigail Anne knocked me cold when this was new and still does. Ugh the drama is still almost too much.

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 25 June 2018 11:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Shade and the Black Hat gets the vote for boiling over so irresistibly and unashamedly.

doug watson, Monday, 25 June 2018 15:05 (two months ago) Permalink

no wait maybe it's the title track?

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 25 June 2018 15:16 (two months ago) Permalink

can't believe i never made a thread for ghosts, it is absolutely the best album that came out last year

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 25 June 2018 16:12 (two months ago) Permalink

my theory is that SDRE was a good band, but Jeremy is what made them special, right?

apologies if that's a "yeah, duh" statement.

the guy has such a distinctive style.

alpine static, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:05 (two months ago) Permalink

also what the hell anniversary are they celebrating w/ the reissue? 22 years?!

alpine static, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:19 (two months ago) Permalink

my theory is that SDRE was a good band, but Jeremy is what made them special, right?

everyone in that band (in the original lineup at least) made that band special

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:27 (two months ago) Permalink

though jeremy’s specialness is more pronounced with frog queen and the reunion/how it feels

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:28 (two months ago) Permalink

xp otm, the first two records were all about those four specific players and the way they interacted. "Jeremy is what made them special" theory holds water re: Flatland Spider 7" but I think their greatness is more to do with the special magic of the four of them together than it is about any one of them in particular.

xxp yeah, it actually had me questioning my memory when I saw it marketed as the "anniversary edition"! I originally bought the CD at a store on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach (!?) while on vacation with my family, and I was struggling to reconcile this fact with my only other memory of that vacation which was a discussion of the 1996 Summer Olympics with my cousin.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 02:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Enigk and Mobb Deep, two acts that screwed up ann'y releases / didn't bother hitting a 5-year increment

sounds like a possible thread

alpine static, Tuesday, 3 July 2018 16:25 (two months ago) Permalink

just listened to this album for the first time and it's shade and the black hat

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

or explain.

this is a really good album thank you for creating and contributing to this thread

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 17:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Voted for Explain. It's a peculiarly-produced track that clips out all over the place and I think the guitar is out of tune but that all just adds to the mystique.

If I could move the weight of everything
Blind the skies and change the 'tomic role
Here I am and not the answers
Only scars can show this time
I'm still wandering 'round your door

How can I explain dear
You've been gone for some time
But I still believe you'll be here oh no.......... again

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, 3 July 2018 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 7 July 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 8 July 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink


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