Bands you keep trying to like but can't get into

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I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, that or I recognize that my tastes change over time. But some bands I revisit every 3-5 years and just can't get into. The biggest example is The Clash, the only top tier UK punk band that just doesn't do it for me. Oh, some of the early singles are good but I keep trying to no avail. This year I listened to the live album and it just doesn't move me.

Anyone else relate?

Mr. Odd, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

A.C. Temple, but I don't expect that to spark much discussion.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

...and I'm pretty sure there has to be another thread or so on this, since I usually bring up Live Skull, who I'm still not into.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Tom Waits. I've given up.

Ms Misery, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

mmm...arcade fire....

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Have you heard Positraction, dlp9001? (Maybe I've asked you that before...)

2x-post

Tim Ellison, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Tom Waits. I've given up.

Oh my god, I thought I was the only one...

Davey D, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Positraction is great indeed.
i love live skull,but i have a friend who desnt get them either,he says the sound is too "goth" for him.
what an idiot.

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Tom Waits. I've given up.

Oh my god, I thought I was the only one..."

thirded, though i didn't try too much

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Waits 4th'd

I tried a little, but goddam, if you have to try that hard...

(I don't mind him on film)

will, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The White Stripes. I try and try, and even enjoy it here and there, but part of me really dislikes their sound. Also the Pet Shop Boys. Not big on Waits either. Although he mixes in nicely on Dr.Yo.

django, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have Positraction on my iPod, and definitely keep plugging away at it. I think it may be production that's keeping me from liking Live Skull...it's very frustrating as I keep expecting them to click some day and they never seem to. Oh well, I rarely give up on bands that seem intriguing. Right now my NY post-No-Wave guitar bands ranking is something like Dustdevils>Band of Susans>Rat at Rat R>Swans>Sonic Youth and I'm probably forgetting someone. Magic Dirt figure in somewhere, but they're not from NY.

xpost.

dlp9001, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the two that I regret not liking are Husker Du and Public Enemy. they sound so awesome, but i just can't..

poortheatre, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh and Everything But The Girl. or as I call them, Slow And Horrible Death By Brunch.

django, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I tried Tortoise four times, but nothing, well except maybe for Dj'ed.

mehlt, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Boredoms. They're okay, but I always feel like that time could be better spent listening to something else similar yet better.

dean ge, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Fall. A lot of Bowie. All of New Order. Teh Beatles.

bnw, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

XTC and Dinosaur Jr, chiefly.

Z S, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

also modest mouse,and yeah huskar du..

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost - Dinosaur seconded. I like a few things here and there that they've done, and I've had You're living all over me since high school. I tried listening to it the other day, and besides the first track (which I really like) and Lou's song (I like the mopey early Sebadoh/Sentridoh Freed Weed, etc. stuff), I've never really been able to get into it. I don't think they're overrated, though, it's just one of those things that I can't really get into.

Mark Clemente, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xxxpost the Fall definitely. Though I've admittedly only tried with one album, This Nation's Saving Grace, but it has never worked for me. But perhaps I should give the other stuff a listen.

Mark Clemente, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"But perhaps I should give the other stuff a listen"

no perhaps - have to!

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

For a while it was the Boredoms, but now I just like them! Sonic Youth have taken their place.

I wonder why we pick specific bands to try to like. I know the bands I try to like are usually canonical ones, but there are certain canonical bands that I dislike and have not bothered giving a second chance to.

Vinnie, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

btw,if the search function worked ok - there are several threads on the subject

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"I wonder why we pick specific bands to try to like"

there are some people with similiar music taste like mine, but they also like this one band that i don't get.
usually i try to like this band, cause it doesnt seem logic that i don't like them.
but who says life and taste in music make sense anyway..

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

zeno -- I know I could just look at a Fall thread, but what's an album I should check out if I didn't totally like TNSG? They have an awful lot of stuff...

Mark Clemente, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you can't go wrong with slates, man

pretzel walrus, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

try a compilation of "the early years" and "the woonderfull and frightning world" which is like TNSG but with a better,cleaner,more accesible production.
if you don't like those 2, give up.
(and if you do - the next step is hex enduction hour, which is a more "difficult" classic)

Zeno, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that's pretty good advice!

Tim Ellison, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my stock answer to this question is, and probably always will be:

Manic Street Preachers

henry s, Monday, 9 July 2007 20:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I did try to search for a similar thread but without a unique keyword, nothing...

Tom Waits - I'm in that boat, too. This year, though, I made some progress with the 3 disc box he recently put out. The Orphans tracks, in particular, are really good. But not enough to make me own him.

The Fall took me years to go from hate to total and complete love, and I also started by getting into the poppier Beggars Banquet years, working backwards and then forwards again.

Sonic Youth also fall into this category for me, though I like alot of their work but I just don't love them and find their records inconsistent.

Mr. Odd, Monday, 9 July 2007 21:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I don't like It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back at all, but the other Public Enemy stuff I've heard leads me to believe that I might still be able to get into one of their other albums.

"Sister Ray" and The Velvet Underground & Nico are so boring that I have no desire to listen to VU ever again. I remember one time when the stretch from "I'm Waiting For My Man" to "Heroin" sorta clicked with me and I 'got it', but the next time I listened to it it was gone again.

bernard snowy, Monday, 9 July 2007 21:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Three letters: G.B.V.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Joy Division & Pere Ubu. I understand their importance, but neither are any fun.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hey wait a damn minute. pere ubu are, at their best, a surreal experience.
secondly, the sounds that Allen Ravenstine produces are flat out kooky.
i wouldn't expect Dadaesque art to be "fun", but it can be entertaining as hell if you're in the right mood.

one of the most spine tingling solos i've ever heard is on the song "final solution" - not "feel good" stuff, but, like it or lump it, as powerful as anything ever recorded, imo

outdoor_miner, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

try a compilation of "the early years" and "the woonderfull and frightning world" which is like TNSG but with a better,cleaner,more accesible production.

On CD, Wonderful & Frightening World has always sounded really murky to my ears (though it is perhaps my favorite Fall album). If you're not averse to a career-spanning comp, I think 50,000 Fall Fans actually does pretty well.

I can't quite get into Van der Graaf Generator and am not sure why. It might be something about Peter Hammill's voice, sort of over the top or harsh. I like early Yes, Genesis, King Crimson, some Gentle Giant; being into the proggy stuff as well as later punk/post-punk, by which standards it seems like VDGG was more admirable than other prog, it seems like I should like them, but not much luck so far. He to the He I somewhat enjoy.

eatandoph, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Three letters: G.B.V.

At their best, GBV create fantastic 3 minute pop songs that stick in your head. Unfortunately, most of their albums are chock-a-block full of song snippets and other failed experiments, making it hard to get to the nuggets. A friend of mine, a huge GBV fan, skimmed the top for me and culled out all their best stuff, and it's a joy to listen to. He recently lent me _Bee Thousand_ and I found listening to it a chore just to get to the good bits. So I can understand your feeling - find a friend who's a GBV fanatic and have 'em make you some compilations!

Mr. Odd, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Spoon... such a goddamn impenetrable band.

Jordan Sargent, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 01:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wilco - 'Summerteeth' to be specific.

On paper it should be so easy. But stick it on my stereo and my hand immediately reaches for the skip button.

sam500, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 02:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Three letters: G.B.V.

Seconded. Bought three of their records before I finally admitted to myself that I just don't want to listen to half-completed demos of half-written songs.

Formerly Painful Dentistry, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 02:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm amazed that everything I was gonna submit has already been mentioned.. either we've all been lulled into quietly putting them into "the canon" without thinking, or we understand why they're vital yet it just misses the mark on a personal level.

My vote goes to the latter.. they're all pretty inventive.

So for me, again..
Public Enemy
Pere Ubu
G.B.V.
Husker Du
Bowie
XTC
Tom Waits

And I try three or four consecutive Animal Collective tracks at least once every two months. Never sparks anything.

The Fall took me years to go from hate to total and complete love..

Yepp.

bassace, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Spoon, totally. Sometimes nice to hear on a jukebox, maybe on a soundtrack. Perfect incidental indie.

wanko ergo sum, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Replacements

iago g., Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah I finally clicked with The Fall about a year ago. No idea what happened there, it just made a great deal of sense one day. And this was after a couple years of trying to like them.

Pere Ubu and Tom Waits both way OTM, for me.

Clay, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Broken Social Scene. Another Arcade Fire I'm afraid.

whatever, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

You know, I see a lot of bands being named here that I completely love (Hüsker Dü, The Replacements), but I totally understand how someone can be "eh" about 'em.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 03:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Spoon, the Arcade Fire, and the Fall. yeah, not an original bunch to pick, but those really ARE the ones that first pop into my head.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Wilco - 'Summerteeth' to be specific.

On paper it should be so easy. But stick it on my stereo and my hand immediately reaches for the skip button.

"

yeah,otm.but only about that particular record.

pere ubu is hard to get into,and i can't say i'm always in the mood,but if i am - they are great experience.

plus, i can't get a alot of the progressive 70's stuff that is now quite trendy,maybe cause i grew up on 3 minutes songs,it's too pretentious and ridicules to me sometimes.

oh,and though i love "Can",some of their suppose to be "classic" stuff is boring.

Zeno, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

90% of all popular music released in the past five years

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"90% of all popular music released in the past five years"

how old are you?

Zeno, Tuesday, 10 July 2007 04:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Three letters: G.B.V.

― Pleasant Plains, Monday, July 9, 2007 7:08 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I'm now as old as Bob Pollard circa. Isolation Drills and I still don't get this band.

pplains, Saturday, 9 June 2018 20:32 (five months ago) Permalink

But sure, on the corner is good if you like to rock out while reading Lester bangs or whatever


One’s entry point is one’s entry point, whatever that may be.

I’m reminded of what Miles’ friend and contemporary Bill Dixon said:

To write a novel, you don't have to study Charles Dickens—you'll do that in time. You'll exhaust your limitations first; don't forget, tradition is all around you. You're sinking in it, breathing it, and you can't escape it or resist it. To force it as a prerequisite—the most you can get out of it is that it presents you with such a phenomenal bunch of facts about how things are done that you're intimidated from ever doing anything. Art goes on forever, and my experience is that you start from where it excites you and if you're intelligent, you look from where the hell did this thing come?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 9 June 2018 20:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Sure, whatever makes you horny, but this started bc people were questioning KoB’s facility as an introductory point not the other way around, as if bitches brew had some intrinsic “accessibility” KoB does not... thats not really the case unless rock is the center of your musical universe... and KoB is definitely, inarguably, a more representative work so...

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 9 June 2018 21:26 (five months ago) Permalink

It’s about whatever one encounters whenever one happens to encounter it. If it happens to be KoB, and if that resonates, great. If it happens to be, say, Dark Magus, that’s great, too.

You can choose to approach an artist based on a nebulous (and ultimately distancing) idea of THIS WORK IS MORE REPRESENTATIVE THAN ALL THE OTHERS, or you can stumble upon an artist in such a serendipitous way as for it to be a gateway into an investigation of their work.

and KoB is definitely, inarguably, a more representative work so...


Of course it’s arguable. His sound, phrasing, and sense of orchestration/arrangement all evolved and changed dramatically in the ensuing decades.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 9 June 2018 22:07 (five months ago) Permalink

Ween

flappy bird, Saturday, 9 June 2018 22:53 (five months ago) Permalink

same

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 9 June 2018 22:58 (five months ago) Permalink

My dad thought I’d enjoy talking to his neighbor, because he’s a music guy... he turned out to be a Ween fanatic who goes to lots of their shows... I was all, “Cool”

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 9 June 2018 23:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Of course it’s arguable. His sound, phrasing, and sense of orchestration/arrangement all evolved and changed dramatically in the ensuing decades.

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, June 9, 2018 5:07 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i don't think it's arguable at all that say 'bitches brew' somehow represents a greater swath of his career than Kind of Blue! certain fundamentals are consistent across his career (minimal melodic style primarily), KoB was an inflection point where he shifted from traditional jazz compositions to modal styles, highlighting those career-long consistencies ... birth of the cool sounds nothing like bitches brew but kind of blue kinda sounds a little like both

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 10 June 2018 00:04 (five months ago) Permalink

KoB strips down miles' style to the essence of his performance, of his fingerprint sensibilities ... stuff like 'the cool' and incorporating rock/R&B were just changing the canvas...

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 10 June 2018 00:05 (five months ago) Permalink

you're right, it does suck when ilx weighs in on kind of blue

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 10 June 2018 00:24 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 10 June 2018 00:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Ween's one of those bands where I'll hear a song on Spotify randomly come up and go "Oh shit, this is cool. I should get around to checking out more of their stuff."

And then when I do, I'm all What is this, I thought I had heard something cool?

pplains, Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:03 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah

flappy bird, Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:11 (five months ago) Permalink

they probably have lots of other stuff that's like the things you hear, make sure to come here for unimpeachable advice each time

we used to get our kicks reading surfing MAGAzines (sic), Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:32 (five months ago) Permalink

It's the only use I have for this board.

pplains, Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:33 (five months ago) Permalink

One of the design guys at work told me he met his wife online and then sheepishly told me it was through some sort of Yahoo! Ween Group. "Have you even ever heard of Ween?" he asked me.

I looked at him and said, "Yeah, I've heard of Ween. Ever heard of the Silver Jews?"

pplains, Sunday, 10 June 2018 01:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Steely dan.

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 02:33 (five months ago) Permalink

I owe Aja but I find it ducking tedious

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 02:33 (five months ago) Permalink

Drink your big black cow? Lame.

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 02:34 (five months ago) Permalink

I looked at him and said, "Yeah, I've heard of Ween. Ever heard of the Silver Jews?"

― pplains

man i haven't thought of them in ages. used to have a copy of "starlite walker", don't remember shit about it besides that it existed. listening to "american water". i guess that makes them a band i'm trying to like but can't get into!

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 10 June 2018 02:47 (five months ago) Permalink

I don't get people who don't get Steely Dan

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 10 June 2018 10:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Completely understandable... and I like them.

We can be herpes (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 June 2018 11:05 (five months ago) Permalink

I'll listen to pretty much anything to check it out. There is music that I find more interesting in context but doesn't have a sound I want to check in on very much. The music is interesting and I'm glad I checked it out, but I got to be in a very certain mood to want to have a listen again.

There is also plenty of music I do like to listen to because it was of a type or particular era as I just like that sound, even though by context it might be dreck or at best obscure by most audiences. I'm sure part of this is because of nostalgia.

earlnash, Sunday, 10 June 2018 11:44 (five months ago) Permalink

gonna try to get into steely dan again, i'm probably wrong

Slippage (Ross), Sunday, 10 June 2018 14:52 (five months ago) Permalink

I love I See a Darkness, but I have never been able to get into anything else by Will Oldham.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 10 June 2018 17:43 (five months ago) Permalink

The Hope EP by Palace Songs (iirc) has a similar feel.

albvivertine, Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:22 (five months ago) Permalink

Did you try Master and Everyone? I think it is different from the others. Low-key production - that's nothing special for him - but gorgeous melodies. Imagine Nick Drake without the dark clouds and the never-ending rain. Something like that. My fave album by him. I don't know most of them though.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:27 (five months ago) Permalink

When you say you love I See A Darkness, I take it you mean the song and not the album? Ease Down The Road is quite accessible. And on Spotify etc as of last week

Duke, Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Have you tried “Days in the Wake” and the Palace singles comp (“Lost Blues”)? I’m not a big Will O. fan, but those are classics...

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:29 (five months ago) Permalink

Will Oldham's huge output makes it near impossible to keep up

Duke, Sunday, 10 June 2018 18:30 (five months ago) Permalink

I’d recommend listening to the “West Palm Beach/Gulf Shores” single (which he describes as his version of Jimmy Buffett) and Superwolf.

JoeStork, Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:02 (five months ago) Permalink

Viva Last was my into into Oldham. probably still my favorite. but i do really like those first 2-3 Bonnie Billy records.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:09 (five months ago) Permalink

*intro into

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:09 (five months ago) Permalink

I’d recommend listening to the “West Palm Beach/Gulf Shores” single (which he describes as his version of Jimmy Buffett)

Yeah this is pretty much one of the best singles evah (and it’s on the Lost Blues comp)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:20 (five months ago) Permalink

there needs to be a godwin's law analogue for music discussions approaching a mention of fucking steely dan

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:21 (five months ago) Permalink

They were bound to come up on this particular thread, tbf

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:25 (five months ago) Permalink

xp "There's this great song on the new Bonnie Prince Billy album you just have to hear" = a sentence literally no one has uttered since like 2005

Which is my problem with the guy. He has a cool persona, he makes interesting choices as far as collaborators and projects, and doesn't seem to go in for the gimmicks and desperate social climbing of a lot of his lesser songwriter contemporaries--so I definitely respect him as an artist--but for a guy who's become (at least for indie rockers of a certain age) the gold standard of songwriting, he doesn't really write a lot of really good songs, does he?

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:29 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah i haven't paid much attn to anything after the Superwolf record. i picked up a couple post -'06 CDs used and listened to them on a car ride from nashville to atlanta. once each. haven't felt compelled to dig them out again.

saw him live in like 2015 though and it was a really fantastic show. would recommend.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:35 (five months ago) Permalink

also, Godwin's Law has basically become its own Godwin's Law around here. I never hear this term anywhere other than ILX

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:36 (five months ago) Permalink

The song “Lay and Love” (from The Letting Go LP and also a CD single with a few great Dylan covers) is a song I liked so much that I bugged other ppl to listen to it...

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:38 (five months ago) Permalink

That was 2006. Any since then?

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 10 June 2018 19:59 (five months ago) Permalink

I don’t keep up with his output, so not one to ask.

His tracks were the standout on that otherwise hella-dull 2CD set of Dead/JGB covers a year or so back – that’s obviously not an example of his own songwriting, tho.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:20 (five months ago) Permalink

I also like his “Summer in the Southeast” live album a good deal.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:21 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm with sleeve. Felt is wasted on me.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:32 (five months ago) Permalink

xp
A lot of Will’s stuff from the past decade (glancing back at his discography) seems to be either collaborative; live or reworked versions of his own material; or covering other artists. Even my pal who’s a big BBP fan has sort of lost track.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:33 (five months ago) Permalink

*BPB

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:33 (five months ago) Permalink

late to the Miles Davis party here but Kind of Blue was my entry point and wakeup call w/Miles (via that crappy Columbia reissue w/the cover photo of Miles clearly playing live sometime in the '70s.) Clicked with me immediately.

But at the same time, I don't know that it was so much the fact that *this* was the only album that would have done it, that would have turned me on to jazz, as much as it was the first one I got to. I picked up Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet and 'Round About Midnight around the same time, and those are both beautiful, spine-tinglingly classic jazz albums in their own right. the version of "It Never Entered My Mind" on Workin' remains maybe my favorite Miles track.

After Miles it was Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane and then on from there.

omar little, Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:50 (five months ago) Permalink

When you say you love I See A Darkness, I take it you mean the song and not the album?

The album! I like the whole album. I've listened to tons of his stuff, from Palace Brothers on, starting back at his/their/its inception (queue up "I was there ...") but even the stuff that I liked while it was playing, like Master and Everyone and The Letting Go and Lie Down in the Light (iirc) and Beware, I've almost never gone back to a second time, or at least not with any regularity. With the exception of I See a Darkness. I even love that album's cover. "Death to Everyone" might be my favorite song on it. It's like dub-folk-rock.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:45 (five months ago) Permalink

Saying that, I just put on The Letting Go and shit like The Seedling sounds pretty great, so who knows.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 10 June 2018 23:54 (five months ago) Permalink

I totally get why people connect so deeply with Radiohead, but likewise there's something about Yorke's warble and brainy musings that push me away. Greenwood's soundtrack work confirms that I like the bones of their approach, just not the finished product.

^ Pretty much exactly this.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 11 June 2018 00:05 (five months ago) Permalink


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