Anyway, what do you think...also Search and Destroy.
― james, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― nathalie, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― Ariën, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
i can't really comment on the rest of it because i haven't paid too much
attention (even though i have the records! bad maura!), but i have to say
that i find the idea of combining lyrical bragging with the indie-boy aesthetic
is more than a little terrifying, especially for people who might *date* these
― maura, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― Jerry, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
I think Graham's an AMAZING songwriter at his best, and I think someday
he's going to put out an album that's gonna make everyone wonder why
they've been sleeping. To date, you sort of have to take him song-by-
song. But if you've missed "Why I Write Such Good Songs"--Nietzsche by
way of N'Sync--or "Bones and the Smiling Mackerel" (beating GBV at
their own game) or "Wireless" or "Sexual Harassment" or "Ponyoak" or
"The Bostonians" or that friggin' amazing "Coda" piece at the end of
_Smith_, well, you probably have a lot of room for useful things in
your head that's occupied in mine by his tunes/words running through
― Douglas Wolk, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― jek, Tuesday, 23 October 2001 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link
― eBeth, Saturday, 8 February 2003 23:01 (seventeen years ago) link
― keith (keithmcl), Saturday, 8 February 2003 23:29 (seventeen years ago) link
― Carey (Carey), Sunday, 9 February 2003 00:08 (seventeen years ago) link
― theodore fogelsanger, Sunday, 9 February 2003 01:19 (seventeen years ago) link
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 9 February 2003 23:29 (seventeen years ago) link
― Ernest P. (ernestp), Sunday, 15 February 2004 05:59 (sixteen years ago) link
If he can ever fully reconcile the pop and the rap (he was a third of the way there on Aftermathmatics) he would be on to something really great I think.
― Slumberlord (Imbroglio), Sunday, 15 February 2004 06:11 (sixteen years ago) link
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Sunday, 15 February 2004 18:03 (sixteen years ago) link
'The Comedy Album' out today, 13 songs on iTunes etc. but a 23-track double album version is available direct from http://kgw.me/album/the-comedy-album
I think he's been on a roll with the last few albums, though they seem to slip by without being noticed too much.
― PaulTMA, Friday, 18 March 2016 13:08 (four years ago) link
Hey wow, I didn't know anyone else here was still into KGW! Totally agree about the last few albums -- I recently realized that Let it Buffer is probably my favorite thing he's done. It's hard to rank anything above Ponyoak, but I definitely listen to the recent stuff a lot more often.
I've had the double album version of The Comedy Album for a few months and I'm not really surprised to see it trimmed down for official release, but I am surprised at some of the cuts, like the Max Tundra-produced track, etc.
― Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Friday, 18 March 2016 21:20 (four years ago) link
He seems to have cut most of the odder tracks, although 'Fuck The New Yorker' survived. 'Like Lena Dunham' is an especially bizarre song. Overall it's easily the weirdest album he's managed since 'Smith', though the abridged version definitely seems more easy to take in.
I only really discovered KGW a couple of months ago but have become familiar with just about everything Graham Smith has done, musically-speaking. It seems very odd that major labels didn't come knocking after Ponyoak, which I'm pretty sure would have been the album that Weezer fans would have wanted Rivers & Co. to put out a studio version of in 1999, in some kind of alternate universe. Easily one of the best albums I've ever heard and kind of shocking he wrote it while still in his teens.
― PaulTMA, Sunday, 20 March 2016 21:27 (four years ago) link
Another great KGW album. He never stops. http://kgw.me/
― PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 May 2018 23:25 (two years ago) link
'May Be Icy' has, over the years, slowly evolved in my esteem from just another good song on a real good album to one of my favorite songs of all time.
― Looks like I'm gonna be the filling in a missile sandwich! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:17 (two weeks ago) link
Coincidentally was listening to that for the first time in years yesterday. A lot to be said for the teenage KGW era
― PaulTMA, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 13:24 (two weeks ago) link