What was so obviously strange yet mystifyingly true was that this is the fourth thread with Rasputina in the title but the first devoted to them

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From the thread also featuring Switchblade Symphony...

Rasputina is always more interesting and has the better image, though the novelty of their act can get thin.
― Cash Lone, Friday, August 3, 2001 1:00 AM (sixteen years ago)

If these bands had stopped after their first two albums they wld be perfect. Rasputina just keeps getting more and more shrill and shitty.
― fillibustar superstar! (Abbott), Monday, May 4, 2009 11:42 PM (nine years ago)

I beg to differ (though I know I'll be on my own): The last Rasputina LP, 'O Perilous World' is a bizarre and truly amazing concept album which cuts up material straight out of the news with a range of peculiar historical texts. You haven't lived until you've heard Melora intoning what I believe are extracts from Bin Laden speeches as part of a narrative about the Pitcairn islanders. I haven't heard much by any of the other bands cited, but I have no reason to believe any of them capable of producing anything remotely as far out as this.
― Soukesian, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:16 AM (nine years ago)

Rasputina had a better gimmick.
― Alex in NYC, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:33 AM (nine years ago)

nine years pass...

Wow at Rasputina! had Thanks For The Ether sitting in my room for a few years and just been listening to it, I'm surprised, very pleased and refreshed. Loving it. Had no idea they were on a big label.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, June 22, 2018 5:17 PM (one week ago)

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 29 June 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

So many great tracks on it, so many highlights. The spoken tracks are so odd. "Stumpside" might be my favorite, the first minute in particular is so beautifully sung.

Fucking love this album.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 29 June 2018 17:27 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

How We Quit The Forest is just about as good, although I still prefer the first. Was a bit surprised they had so much grunge/metal in there.

One glaring annoyance is the GAPS BETWEEN TRACKS! I've never heard this mistake on a big label release. Did they ever fix it in reissues?

The two different versions of "The Olde Headboard" are great (for some reason databases don't list the second version at the end of the album, even though it has its own track). "Diamond Mind" is hilarious, I love all her voices.

Looking forward to the next one, but on researching I see that a lot of their stuff is going to hard to find and some of it is only on vinyl.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 5 July 2019 16:14 (four months ago) link

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