big thief: capacity

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you won’t recognize your house
you won’t recognize your house
will you recognize the
iris of the body?

Poll Results

OptionVotes
mary 5
haley 4
shark smile 3
mythological beauty 3
black diamonds 2
coma 2
capacity 1
objects 0
great white shark 0
watering 0
pretty things 0


jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:12 (five months ago) Permalink

increasingly seeming like one of my favorite albums of all time

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:14 (five months ago) Permalink

oh yes, me too so much

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Need to think hard about this one, maybe revisit later

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:22 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah my favourite of the last several years for sure, i would have to really think to figure out the last thing i liked this much.

can't vote in this tho, paralyzing. nothing that isn't a 10 for me, or hasn't been at some point.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 7 January 2019 21:24 (five months ago) Permalink

I think it's between Pretty Things and the last three songs for me (Haley/Mary/Black Diamonds). The last third of the album is such a great run.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:26 (five months ago) Permalink

spare, intimate, understated, kind of gradually exhaling itself, but also there's so much noisy texture in it (the nerve endings of guitar in "shark smile," the blown-out quality of the title track). feels like all of these songs were performed while lying down on the floor and they gathered static electricity

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:27 (five months ago) Permalink

This album rules rules rules, as obvious a choice as it is tho it's got to be Mythological Beauty for me

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 7 January 2019 21:29 (five months ago) Permalink

Pretty Things was a partial catalyst for some changes in the way I think about sex and sexuality, so that seems like a strong reason to vote for it, and it's also gorgeous.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:36 (five months ago) Permalink

it's all amazing, a uniquely heavy emotional world to visit. my favorite has been Haley from the jump, so devastating and ultimately uplifting with a perfectly meandering chord progression.

bros before HOOS (voodoo chili), Monday, 7 January 2019 21:41 (five months ago) Permalink

This album rules rules rules, as obvious a choice as it is tho it's got to be Mythological Beauty for me

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21st savagery fox (m bison), Monday, 7 January 2019 22:02 (five months ago) Permalink

i said woo
baby
take me too

flopson, Monday, 7 January 2019 22:13 (five months ago) Permalink

you won’t recognize your house
you won’t recognize your house
will you recognize the
iris of the body?

Ah ok. Not 'Irish of the party' then.

Listened to this on the recommendation of an acquaintance and marked it down as bog-standard indie rock; glad I gave it another pass. Voting for Mary, as simple and sentimental as a nursery rhyme but it gets me every time.

large bananas pregnant (ledge), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 10:11 (five months ago) Permalink

this is a much better album than 'masterpiece' but i wish it had a rock song as good as 'masterpiece'

i vote mary, too. i think i've memorized all those words!

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 14:44 (five months ago) Permalink

oh yes love this album ! not sure what i'm voting yet . going to throw it on today

(•̪●) (carne asada), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 14:47 (five months ago) Permalink

this is a much better album than 'masterpiece' but i wish it had a rock song as good as 'masterpiece'

i vote mary, too. i think i've memorized all those words!

― rip van wanko, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 14:44 (thirty-two minutes ago) Permalink

I don't really like the "rock" of masterpiece. It's a great song but I think the less distorted version they did on Tiny Desk was much better. I'm kind of glad they don't try to "rock" much on Capacity.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 15:17 (five months ago) Permalink

went with "Mary" but I love "Mythological Beauty" and the title track very much.

gman59, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 23:47 (five months ago) Permalink

well haley is one of the best songs i've ever heard in my life so that one

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:05 (five months ago) Permalink

the live "Haley" on yt where it's just the four of them in front of a wall is SO good. great harmonies that aren't on the studio vers

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:35 (five months ago) Permalink

yt?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 12 January 2019 15:59 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

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

System, Friday, 22 February 2019 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

new album, u.f.o.f., in may

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPa7M5n2CU

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Nice! I loved that song live solo, and it sounds great in that arrangement too

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

01) Contact
02) UFOF
03) Cattails
04) From
05) Open Desert
06) Orange
07) Centruy
08) Strange
09) Betsy
10) Terminal Paradise
11) Jenni
12) Magic Dealer

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

im gonna be really sad if "not" isn't on this album with a different name

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

So they're doing band version of a couple of the songs from abysskiss. Can't say I mind that.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 19:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh my god, UFOF

Mule, Friday, 8 March 2019 11:38 (three months ago) Permalink

can't stop listening to the new song

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:33 (two months ago) Permalink

It’s a beautiful song. I have to admit I’m not loving this meek/wispy approach to her vocals lately, which seems to be half performance and half production. Still psyched about the record.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 18 March 2019 00:53 (two months ago) Permalink

It befits the spirit-like feel of the song, imo, like a ghost in static. But yeah, hope she’ll mix it up on the record.

Mule, Monday, 18 March 2019 12:43 (two months ago) Permalink

I've become obsessed with this band & this record just in the past month as a result of this thread, and I'm miffed that "Objects" didn't get even a single vote. Lyrics to that one are kind of whatever, I'll grant; but musically, it reminds me a lot of Pinback, one of my favorite bands ever to do the indie rock thing

The depressed somebody from the popular David Bowie song, (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:28 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Wow, the new album is extremely wonderful. But also quite difficult to listen to without crying.

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Saturday, 4 May 2019 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Big Thief - U.F.O.F. (May 3, 2019)

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 4 May 2019 13:17 (one month ago) Permalink

Ah! Thank you

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Saturday, 4 May 2019 13:21 (one month ago) Permalink


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