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Surely there's a thread for this band somewhere?
Cryptograms was great, their live show is intense, they have one of the most unforgettable frontmen in forever (dominates the stage), and the new EP Fluorescent Grey is even better then their debut.

Z S, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 01:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

dude looks like he needs to eat some meat pies.

Drooone, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 01:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah but do they ROCK!?

Jena, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 01:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he has that disorder, forgot the name. But the thing is, onstage it's like a fucking triumph for him. When he first got on stage at the Empty Bottle last week, I heard all this mumbling and saw smiles behind hands from friend to friend. He's already really tall, and then onstage he's even bigger, of course. And about 20 minutes into the show, I looked back into the crowd and all the smiles and jokes about his stature were gone, and instead everyone was just memorizing his face.

I don't know, I guess I'm a little overexcited still but it felt like seeing Wire in 1977 or something.

Z S, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 01:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Come to think about it, I'm really skinny too, maybe I'm just rooting for a fellow popsicle stick.

Z S, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 01:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am a total Deerhunter dickrider. when I saw them open for Liars I was expecting some shitty ironic hipster band or something, and they completely blew me away. can't wait to see them again at the end of this month.

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 01:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Saw them on Wednesday and they were really, really good. They played a club with a capacity of about 150 and I thought when it was over that I'll never seem them in that small a space again. Last band I had that feeling about was TV on the Radio.

call all destroyer, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They suck.

adam, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Why? They play DC Sunday night.

curmudgeon, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Teasing with good stuff on first track of record and then being indie rock.

adam, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If you hate indie rock as much as adam, you may hate deerhunter.

call all destroyer, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Marfan syndrome.
I like Deerhunter.

Trip Maker, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

They have way better "ambient" songs than that first track, if that's all you're into.

Z S, Friday, 27 April 2007 19:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i have to agree that this band sucks.. i would still go see them live.

poortheatre, Friday, 27 April 2007 20:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Cavatina" is great ;)

Geir Hongro, Saturday, 28 April 2007 01:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I'm listening to the Fluorescent Grey EP today for the millionth time, and I think what makes better, in addition to the improved songwriting and crisper recording, is the more mature playing on drums. On their first album, supposedly he had only played drums for a few months, and even on Cryptograms he was still a little shaky, and sounded like most drummers do after around 2-3 years of playing.

On Fluorescent Grey he sounds much more restrained, fluid and powerful. Maybe I'm just noticing it because I've played drums for a long time, but he sounds like he's finally hit that zone where he can play instinctively.

Like I said, the songs themselves are better, too. With 6 or 7 Fluorescent Grey caliber songs and a few instrumentals thrown in, I have really high hopes for their next release, whenever that may come.

Z S, Saturday, 7 July 2007 15:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

sucks, really a lot. live show? terrible. literally a disaster. just further proof that pitchfork really does brainwash people.

oo, Monday, 6 August 2007 22:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

whether they intend to or not.

oo, Monday, 6 August 2007 22:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

WILL SUCCESS SPOIL DEER HUNTER?

poortheatre, Monday, 6 August 2007 22:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haha. don't call this as backlash. i've been holding back for a long time on that one. really, seeing them live i was literally amazed at how awkward they all were with their instruments. rather than feeling like i was seeing "wire in '77" like the above commenter, i thought that i was caught in one of those sick fake-band money-making schemes. it amazes me that someone decided to compare their music to harold budd's, given that they're practically the direct opposite of sophistication.

oo, Monday, 6 August 2007 22:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The second time I saw them (at the Pitchfork festival, hardy har har) was a lot worse than the first, but I chalked that up to the terrible sound. I think they forgot to turn the snare drum mic on for half the show, and at times all of the sound out of the entire right half of the speakers would cut in and out intermittently.

Who compared them to Harold Budd? I'm guessing it was just a lazy reference to their instrumentals, which at times assume an ambient structure.

Z S, Monday, 6 August 2007 23:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sucks, really a lot. live show? terrible. literally a disaster. just further proof that pitchfork really does brainwash people.

but then who brainwashed pitchfork?

i'm not sold on these guys myself, they come across to me as just another of the many bands who can't get over how cool it sounds if you turn the reverb way up on all the instruments and make everything all blurry

aaron d.g., Tuesday, 7 August 2007 01:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but then who brainwashed pitchfork?

The underpants gnomes, obvs.

Drooone, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 01:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm in Boston for the summer, and one night in July I had to make a choice. Deerhunter, the Besnard Lakes, and Dan Deacon were all playing simultaneous shows at three different clubs. I saw the Besnard Lakes. They were quite good.

Was this decision wise or foolish? Perhaps only time will tell...

duestown, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 02:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they come across to me as just another of the many bands who can't get over how cool it sounds if you turn the reverb way up on all the instruments and make everything all blurry

Yeah, I can see that. Last time I saw them I was struck by what a combination they are of perhaps the two biggest musical influences of the early 1990s, Nirvana and MBV. From Nirvana, and the Pixies by extension, they take the softer verse-loud chorus dynamic, with the hazy, reverbed-out blast of a chorus taken from MBV. Deerhunter use that trick on many of their songs that have vocals, and your appreciation of Cryptograms depends largely on how much you like the sound of echoing, looping vocals and guitars crashing into each other. I like the trick a lot, myself. I was more impressed with the Flourescent Grey EP because they didn't rely on that trick so much. Their songwriting evolved into something much more unique.

Z S, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Z S pretty much otm. I love their one trick and, by extension, Cryptograms and their live show... but yeah, Fluorescent Grey is something else. I'm not quite sure what yet. but I'm excited, so there's that.

bernard snowy, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 03:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but then who brainwashed pitchfork?

The underpants gnomes, obvs.

-- Drooone, Monday, August 6, 2007 8:31 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

obviously it doesn't take actual brainwashing, it just has to be your buddy's band, or to come out on kranky. it probably is great for someone close to them to be doing what they're doing. the records actually sound fine, professional, i'd just hold way back on calling them great.

oo, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 07:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Last time I saw them I was struck by what a combination they are of perhaps the two biggest musical influences of the early 1990s, Nirvana and MBV.

I hear that. I also hear early R.E.M. in Deerhunter's sound. They both have that hazy, mysterious Southern Gothic Rock sound and -- for some Deerhunter songs, at least -- I can hear the same "big beat" that there was in early R.E.M. I'm thinking more of the stuff on Deerhunter's EP (especially Fluorescent Grey), which I think is much better than the full-length disc.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 7 August 2007 18:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just further proof that pitchfork really does brainwash people.

Pitchfork was the only place that hyped this band. And certainly not every magazine, blog, college radio station, podcast and MTV2 on earth.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 18:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

there actually was an mtv news "segment" on the "burgeoning atlanta indie scene" that profiled deerhunter, black lips and snowden. suffice to say that the term "psych-rock" was thrown around quite a bit.

Jordan Sargent, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 18:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like how because one dude doesn't like it, everyone who does was "brainwashed" by Pitchfork.

I mean how can I respond to that? I'm brainwashed so my opinions aren't my own!

rockapads, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 18:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

<I>I'm in Boston for the summer, and one night in July I had to make a choice. Deerhunter, the Besnard Lakes, and Dan Deacon were all playing simultaneous shows at three different clubs. I saw the Besnard Lakes. They were quite good.

Was this decision wise or foolish? Perhaps only time will tell...</I>

Maybe not for Deerhunter (I liked it but wasn't completely destroyed or anything) but I imagine this was the show @ the ICA? Was gorgeous, such an excellent space. After the first track they opened the black curtains along the back that opens out into the harbor and they played down the sunset. The KFW opener was absolutely gorgeous too.

neustile, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just saying its a lot easier to folks to walk around saying that deerhunter was an amazing live-show, a new, progressive, uncompromising sound without giving it a second, or possibly first, thought when pitchfork writes about them constantly that way (and all their activities) than it would be if say Stylus or any other web publication would

oo, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this sums up what i was saying much more nicely.

excerpt from andy beta's 'beta blog': But as I get this Deerhunter assignment, I find the disc more enjoyable, though nothing brilliant. It's a good start, nothing less or more. Hopefully it augurs well their next few years, allowing them to really do something, but for now, they remain just this pretty good rock band. Why do they deserve such a shitstorm of praise following them everywhere?

During my phone interview, I ask singer Bradford Cox about what it means for Deerhunter to be deemed 'insane.'

Cox asks me upfront: "When you saw us were you let down?"

“Sorta. I mean, I didn't see what anyone was talking about.”

"That’s because you're a rational, sane person," he laughed. "You wanna know the secret? You're probably a nice dude, that's what it is. It's your problem, not mine, buddy. You're too nice, rational, and smart. Let me tell you why. If you wanna know what this 'insane live show' boils down to is: people have never seen a skinny person before get on stage and not be shy about it. I don't have to do anything. I just have a weird appearance."

Such is hype.

oo, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just saying its a lot easier to folks to walk around saying that deerhunter was an amazing live-show, a new, progressive, uncompromising sound without giving it a second, or possibly first, thought when pitchfork writes about them constantly that way (and all their activities) than it would be if say Stylus or any other web publication would

Does this suggest that Pitchfork now informs what we consider a good live show? I've been to enough shows to know damn well when a band has kicked my ass. New? Nope. Progressive? Hardly. Uncompromising? That's a bullshit word. Loud, exciting, well-performed? Fuckin' a. The album and ep are both decent, I wouldn't put them where pitchfork has but what the hell. I give enough credit to ILM to believe that everyone in this thread has judged them on their own merits and not what a website has said.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sorry, but you did not like that show as much as you thought you did. Pitchfork brainwashed you, bro. :(

rockapads, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

My whole life is a lie! I need to go listen to some Okkervil River leaks.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 19:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

taking the cure to talk ironically about likes, i like how you latch onto a word that i obviously used without much seriousness and are taking it as a cause to act snarky. i also like how you act like you're taking these things personally, for yourself or on behalf of other people, ignoring that everyone who posts here does so probably to voice their opinion rather than try to convince someone of anything.

i'm just as happy to stop giving this band lip service as you are for me to.

oo, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 21:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

just saying its a lot easier to folks to walk around saying that deerhunter was an amazing live-show, a new, progressive, uncompromising sound without giving it a second, or possibly first, thought when pitchfork writes about them constantly that way (and all their activities) than it would be if say Stylus or any other web publication would

I'd argue the opposite. Pitchfork can definitely create hype (see: Arcade Fire, Shins), but they can also create a backlash (see: Arcade Fire, Shins), once a band gets pegged as a Pitchfork Band. If Pitchfork would've never reviewed Deerhunter, perhaps I wouldn't have to deal with assertions that I only like them because I've been 'brainwashed'. Although, I suppose the truth is that I was primarily brainwashed by Stylus and Dusted Magazine, where I first read about Deerhunter. I only like music that I'm brainwashed into liking.

Z S, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 22:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

pitchfork hasn't broken a band in ages, you people are nuts.

hstencil, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 23:07 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://jasonmystic.net/hypnotist.jpg

Jordan Sargent, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 23:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

errrrr
http://jasonmystic.net/hypnotist.jpg

Jordan Sargent, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 23:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Also, not all of that hype was particularly positive. When those stories came out on Pitchfork about Deerhunter's blog, it almost seemed as if there was a lot of tension between the two.

jonathan - stl, Tuesday, 7 August 2007 23:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

honestly, I was kinda surprised/impressed that pitchfork even reviewed Cryptograms, cuz it hadn't really struck me as the kind of that they would normally be into.

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 01:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

*"the kind of thing that" etc etc

bernard snowy, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 01:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

So, anyone else heard the new Atlas Sound record? I'm really loving it. I'd almost say it was by far the best thing I've heard all year (mainly electronic, occasional guitars and live drums accompany, keyboards that gravitate between "Zuckerzeit" era Cluster, Talk Talk, I hear a little Seefeel in it too). However, I just downloaded the new EP at the Deerhunter/Atlas Sound blog, and the second song on it, "Activation", sounding remotely unlike anything on either the Deerhunter records or his own full length, blows everything they've ever done out of the water.

Z S, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Joe Meek cover at the end is similarly great, with the same sort of spaghetti western produced sound.

Z S, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am digging Atlas Sound, we got it at KOPN this week. Proceeding to check out this new ep, too. Thanks for the heads up, Zach.

Trip Maker, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

No problem, Sean.

http://www.gifs.net/Animation11/Animals/Cats/big_cat.gif

Z S, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm curious about that as well

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:14 (three years ago) Permalink

New stuff? Old stuff? New takes on old stuff?

all of the above. was just him with what seemed to be a portable version of his studio setup. did some abstract things, taped voice interludes, different sounding version of 'sheila', some older stuff, newer stuff that i didn't recognize.

nothing ever happens is turning into their sister ray, went on for at least 20-30 min. his mid-set stage rant was about his love for the 9:30 club which was sweet

am0n, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 03:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I was in the car for a few hours today and listened to the not-particularly-new one. Liked a couple of songs, didn't like a couple towards the end, neutral on most of it. The one song I love is "Ad Astra."

clemenza, Monday, 28 December 2015 19:38 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i thought the vaguely english-beat-sounding version (complete with near-constant sax) of "living my life" they did on tv recently was a lot better than the version recorded for the album.

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 7 May 2016 10:39 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7PAacr7LJc

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 7 May 2016 10:39 (two years ago) Permalink

cool version!

maybe on paper lyrics seem a bit grim, but the way it's sung inspires a lot of confidence imo

niels, Saturday, 7 May 2016 11:51 (two years ago) Permalink

bradford cox's hat also deserve a lot of props.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 19:18 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

They're playing a greatest hits sort of setlist on their current tour. Last night's First Ave show was so good they could immediately release it as a live album.

geoffreyess, Friday, 21 October 2016 15:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Sounds good to this casual fan of theirs

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 October 2016 19:47 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

today i wondered "what's up with deerhunter?", so i googled "deerhunter live"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2EuD9C8VbA

i guess it's not nice to judge based on a show that seemed plagued with poor sound, but they kind of look lost out there, and at some point half the band got replaced (or left)?

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 June 2018 20:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

only lineup changes they've had lately are adding a keyboard player + percussionist, they changed bass players a few album ago but thats it

ufo, Saturday, 16 June 2018 00:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I saw a similar show a few years back, sound was very noisy, hard to make out which songs they were playing, pretty disappointing

Halcyon Digest and Fading Frontier are all time for me

niels, Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

i wish we could get a new Lotus Plaza album

alpine static, Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:02 (eight months ago) Permalink

Weird to see the bass missing an A string, I wonder why?

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:07 (eight months ago) Permalink

oops now I see!

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 17 June 2018 09:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

i wish we could get a new Lotus Plaza album

― alpine static, Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:02 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Seconded (though I would also be up for a decent Atlas Sound LP, the last one didn't do it for me)

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 17 June 2018 16:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

By the way, the Moon Diagrams (by drummer Moses) stuff has been great too, don't sleep on that.

https://geographicnorth.bandcamp.com/music

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 17 June 2018 16:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

will check out Moon Diagrams and revisit my Atlas Sound stuff, but truth is i liked the last Lotus Plaza album more than *any* Deerhunter or Deerhunter-related release thus far

alpine static, Sunday, 17 June 2018 22:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG2TgCuMcjM&feature=youtu.be

new (very good, imo) single, album titled Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared out January 18th

also, there's this wild thing on their website labeled "A Note From Bradford" that i'm really into—total Timecube vibes https://deerhuntermusic.com/anotefrombradford/

austinb, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

huh, not sure what happened with the video, hope this link works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG2TgCuMcjM&feature=youtu.be

austinb, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

So great, that old Deerhunter magic. The Double Dream of Spring tape, which I just recently managed to hear, also has lots of harpsichord.

geoffreyess, Saturday, 3 November 2018 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck yeah harpsichord

J. Sam, Saturday, 3 November 2018 15:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Awful news:

Farewell to Josh Fauver, who made our world better with his music. This long live performance of “Nothing Ever Happened” stands out https://t.co/xHQMegsS8y

— Lance Bangs (@lancebangs) November 4, 2018

Position Position, Sunday, 4 November 2018 12:29 (three months ago) Permalink

damn, RIP. i briefly met him at a party after a show at the empty bottle back during their cryptograms era, and he was so friendly and down to earth. :(

Karl Malone, Sunday, 4 November 2018 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

RIP

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 4 November 2018 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

also, holy heck at the performance link Bangs shared

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 4 November 2018 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

He was hypnotic the one time I saw him play.

All the posts linked here are sweet/heartbreaking.

geoffreyess, Monday, 5 November 2018 01:07 (three months ago) Permalink

:((

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 5 November 2018 13:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Holy shit I really love this band

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:30 (three months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

that new single is v good

they (cox) have a bunch of spotify playlists published too, like this one https://open.spotify.com/user/deerhunter_official/playlist/3FiBxPoOphlVNme450gY3V?si=282NlapkQ2eKJJihd5ZiAQ

niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 10:34 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

But in a good way

I was very influenced by contemporary harpsichord music — a lot of Spanish composers, Genoveva Gálvez. A lot of people hear the harpsichord and think about baroque pop, and I strongly put my hand up at that. “No, no, no, no.” I enjoy the actual acoustics and temper of that instrument — the velocity, the rhythmic pushback. It’s not a liquid instrument, it’s very hard. It’s not a psychedelic instrument, and I hate psychedelic music. People always used to call Cryptograms psychedelic, and I would go, “No — it’s concrète.” It’s not pink and warm and fuzzy. It’s bloodstained and visceral.

curmudgeon, Friday, 11 January 2019 06:01 (one month ago) Permalink

i enjoy reading his ramblings, but cryptograms is not concrète, unless i'm either hearing it completely wrong or i misunderstand the genre

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 January 2019 06:05 (one month ago) Permalink

this is an enjoyable read, imo:

https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/9k4pjv/rank-your-records-deerhunter-bradford-cox

BC talking about Lockett's songwriting just made me want a new Lotus Plaza album (as I have said before itt) even more

alpine static, Friday, 11 January 2019 08:36 (one month ago) Permalink

http://deerhunterofficial.bandcamp.com/album/why-hasnt-everything-already-disappeared

Looks like the whole thing is available to hear already... Seems slightly fishy tho, idk.

The thing from the popular "That Thing" song (bernard snowy), Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

dang, it's gone now!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:09 (one month ago) Permalink

it leaked a while ago so i'm guessing someone uploaded the leak to bandcamp as 'deerhunterofficial' to try and scam some money out of people

ufo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:12 (one month ago) Permalink

ah, makes sense.

btw that noisey.vice link above is a pretty entertaining read, with the usual dose of bonkers statements from bradford. putting monomania at the top is challopsy enough, but then "Monomania is the greatest album I’ve ever made and anybody that doesn’t like it has no idea what I’m about or what I’m doing. They’re simply avid fans of what’s called indie rock and think we’re a notable indie rock band."

lol, ok

was surprised that weird era didn't make his top 5, either.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:15 (one month ago) Permalink

monomania is my fave of his albums tbh

Bênoit Balls (stevie), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:37 (one month ago) Permalink

He also sez Stereolab's "Blue Milk" is the greatest song of all time. I like it, yeah. Greatest? I dunno.

afriendlypioneer, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:07 (one month ago) Permalink

He says Desire Lines is his favourite Deerhunter song, which is magnificently otm - it's the only thing they've done that's completely blown me away and transcended what I thought the band capable of

imago, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:16 (one month ago) Permalink

This album is really, really good

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 January 2019 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

I’ve listened to this three times now. I like it but it’s just sort of an average Deerhunter album. Nothing surprising nor extraordinarily compelling. Solid, I guess.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 19 January 2019 21:40 (one month ago) Permalink

I am liking it v much

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 19 January 2019 21:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Cannot get 'What Happens to People' out of my brain

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 19 January 2019 21:44 (one month ago) Permalink

'Elemental' has a real 'Let England Shake' (the album) vibe

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:36 (one month ago) Permalink

the rest is microcastle with piano + LES lyric vibes

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 01:37 (one month ago) Permalink

desire lines is their best for sure

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 26 January 2019 05:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

except for the length it's indistinguishable from guided by voices. there's even a lyrical nod to "echos myron"

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 26 January 2019 14:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this is fine. i feel like all their albums after Halcyon have been a bit samey though and thisi isn't an exception.

akm, Saturday, 26 January 2019 18:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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