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http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/destroyer/streethawk-a-seduction.htm

Poll Results

OptionVotes
destroyer's rubies 11
streethawk 7
your blues 5
this night 4
thief 1
we'll build them a golden bridge 0
ideas for songs 0
city of daughters 0
trouble in dreams 0


kamerad, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 06:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

looking at stylus makes me sad.

Simon H., Wednesday, 4 February 2009 06:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Your Blues, of course. His best collection of songs and no other album in the world sounds like it.

Tourtiere (Owen Pallett), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 06:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

"it's gonna take an airplane" has one of the most unforgettable melodies in years. but i still can't get over the lyrics on streethawk

kamerad, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 06:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

yer blues

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 12:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Tough to argue with Owen, but I might just go Rubies or Streethawk. I'll give it some time.

Safe Boating is No Accident (G00blar), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 12:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

rubies or streethawk,yeah

Zeno, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 15:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

going with city of daughters just becuase "no cease fires" is one of my favorite songs ever

k3vin k., Wednesday, 4 February 2009 15:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

Detroit Rock City

President Keyes, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 15:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

streethawk is probably his best work

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cutty, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 15:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

but i just voted rubies

cutty, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 15:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

and i'm listening to your blues

cutty, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

also i just recently found out that kranky artist LOSCIL is the drummer for destroyer. impressed.

cutty, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 16:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

streethawk is a better album, but i think "rubies" is my favorite song

69, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 16:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

partial to streethawk, but it might just be because i heard it first. and it is admittedly awesome.

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 17:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

This Night ... Could've voted for any of these, though. Pretty consistent discography there!

tylerw, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 17:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

"the bad arts" on streethawk maybe my favorite destroyer moment. the joy division referencing "you've got the spirit, don't less the feeling" is so great.

cutty, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

so are there any trouble in dreams fans? who think it stands with the best of the prior albums?

Safe Boating is No Accident (G00blar), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 17:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

first sentence should include the word 'here'

Safe Boating is No Accident (G00blar), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 17:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

So, where are "God Of Thunder", "Beth" and "Detroit Rock City"? ;)

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

here, my geir
http://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=19569

kamerad, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

"so are there any trouble in dreams fans? who think it stands with the best of the prior albums?"

i know that i love it but sadly it's still the first thing i've heard from him so i can't vote.

samosa gibreel, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 23:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

*only thing

samosa gibreel, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 23:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

Man, Trouble In Dreams sucked huh? I mean, in comparison to most of his other shit.

NewBeefLover, Thursday, 5 February 2009 01:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

"blue flower blue flame" and "favourite year" are so good.

samosa gibreel, Thursday, 5 February 2009 01:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, those ARE good. Two. Maybe 3-4?

NewBeefLover, Thursday, 5 February 2009 01:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh, and City Of Daughters is sooo gooood. Not as celebrated as Streethawk, surprising!

Tourtiere (Owen Pallett), Thursday, 5 February 2009 01:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Many of these posts look like Cryptic Crossword hints.

In destroyed rubies: it felt like a kiss. (6)
Purification found in scarlet heifer. (5)

Tourtiere (Owen Pallett), Thursday, 5 February 2009 01:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

bruise
lethe

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 February 2009 02:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

yes.
nope, but it's not your fault

Tourtiere (Owen Pallett), Thursday, 5 February 2009 08:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

redox? detox?

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 February 2009 14:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

No, I effed it up.

I got distracted thinking about them last night, trying to find solutions to "Famous? Toronto painter in your pocket" and "An actor's revenge: yields blue blood" but that's the backwards way of writing them.

Tourtiere (Owen Pallett), Thursday, 5 February 2009 16:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

"trouble in dreams" wasn't bad at all, just a bit forgettable unfortunately. not as strong throughout as he's been in the past, though "blue flower blue flame" is all kinds of fantastic and there were a couple i liked too. no matter what, there will always be a place for dan bejar in my music listening world

k3vin k., Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

rubies

your infinity in you is mad lifted (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

also i just recently found out that kranky artist LOSCIL is the drummer for destroyer. impressed.

there are Loscil "remixes" on side 4 of the Rubies vinyl. (I don't like em though)

dmr, Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

I voted for Streethawk, for me it's between that and Rubies with This Night third

dmr, Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

again any destroyer fan who hasn't heard "no cease fires" should do so immediately

k3vin k., Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

partial to streethawk, but it might just be because i heard it first.

yeah that's pretty much where I'm at. "The Sublimation Hour" was the first song of his I ever heard (fuckin awesome)

I should make a playlist of all his songs from the New Pornographers records

dmr, Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

queen of languages on thief is also quite the tune in my opinion. i vote for this night though. hey snow white is probably my favorite destroyer song.

stingy, Thursday, 5 February 2009 18:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Your Blues, John.

Ricky Apples (Pillbox), Thursday, 5 February 2009 19:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Your Blues, Michael.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 5 February 2009 19:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'll go with Rubies because it has two of my favorite songs of all time.
For me the correct order would be

Rubies
Your Blues
Streethawk
This Night
City of Daughters

I cant rate the rest because to be honest I still havent heard them with enough attention.

Moka, Thursday, 5 February 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 13 February 2009 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

System, Saturday, 14 February 2009 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

"Bay of Pigs" is the longest of Destroyer songs, and Destroyer's first foray into ambient disco. The song was recorded throughout the winter of 2009 with Destroyer collaborators/members John Collins and David Carswell at JCDC Studio in Vancouver. "Bay of Pigs" is an account of the 1961 American invasion of Cuba. The music for "Ravers" was played entirely on analogue synthesizer, and recorded in April 2009. It explores some of the more meditative realms of 20th Century classical composition. The song is a casual rumination on parties, political parties, madness and suffering (for one's art).

cutty, Thursday, 30 July 2009 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Destroyer's first foray into ambient disco

cutty, Thursday, 30 July 2009 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Destroyer's first foray into ambient disco

cutty, Thursday, 30 July 2009 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

The music for "Ravers" was played entirely on analogue synthesizer, and recorded in April 2009. It explores some of the more meditative realms of 20th Century classical composition.

not sure if this means it will be more or less boring than trouble in dreams. actually tbh i love that album. dan bejar can do no wrong though, so this will atleast be pretty awesome.

samosa gibreel, Friday, 31 July 2009 01:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

going to see him tonight. supposedly he's playing all alone up there on stage. only other time i've seen him live was when frog eyes backed him. pretty stoked. i hope to enjoy this first foray into ambient disco sold by some all star moves

kamerad, Friday, 31 July 2009 01:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

bay of pigs is amazing.

cutty, Monday, 17 August 2009 19:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

well, at least it doesn't have fretless bass all over it.

nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 19:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

that song sounds like lotta love.

mizzell, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 19:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

the record is a killer.

chromecassettes, Friday, 26 November 2010 15:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

This record is fantastic

The Dutch of Dukes, Friday, 26 November 2010 15:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

I really want to hear this thing.

PEAVEY Ó))) (Ówen P.), Friday, 26 November 2010 16:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^cosign

also, lol@yr display name

'The Road'(a hundred less-than signs)'Taken' (bernard snowy), Friday, 26 November 2010 17:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

that song is ... alright. the fake sax is a bit hard to take. but Your Blues is my least fave Destroyer record. (still listen to it from time to time though.)

dmr, Friday, 26 November 2010 22:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

otoh I have listened to "Chinatown" 4 times today so there must be something there. either that or I am trying too hard.

dmr, Friday, 26 November 2010 22:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

i dont hear a fake sax? i dig the flugelhorn

cant decide if like this okay or really like it

challop and a muff (deej), Saturday, 27 November 2010 01:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

fake sax or real sax or real flugelhorn it is kinda syrupy sounding to me. like that little run at 1:14 sounds like late night cable tv or something.

dmr, Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

30 seconds in, and this rules.

Domingo Halliburton (jaymc), Saturday, 27 November 2010 04:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

i really want to hear it too! i haven't been interested since your blues, but man, bejar was my fucking MAN in like 2003-2004. not to be a dick, but that's the truth. i fell into different wormholes.

Honey, I squirted jizz all over the baby (the table is the table), Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

still, city of daughters isn't that bad! what's wrong with you people.

Honey, I squirted jizz all over the baby (the table is the table), Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

god, i had forgotten how much i love him. sorry, i'm just looking at tracklists and lyrics are coming back to me. and whoo.

Honey, I squirted jizz all over the baby (the table is the table), Saturday, 27 November 2010 06:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Fuck I can't wait to hear this. I agree with Owen, kinda can't wait for the zingers to return.

altered boners (rennavate), Saturday, 27 November 2010 08:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was blasting Rubies on the way home from the girlfriend's just now, makes me so excited for this.

altered boners (rennavate), Saturday, 27 November 2010 08:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

question for anyone who's heard Kaputt: did this song make it on the album?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC7QBf17X8I

i love it when a suggest ban comes together (cajunsunday), Saturday, 27 November 2010 10:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

question for anyone who's heard Kaputt: did this song make it on the album?

No.

Don't want to say too much, but the whole album is along the lines of Chinatown and the Bay Of Pigs single from last year, which appears in slightly truncated form as the album closer. It's all about the soft synths, female (gospel-ish) backing vox, lots of trumpet and sax solos, very jazz-pop with a slight disco feel. Very synthetic in comparison to Rubies/ Trouble In Dreams, but not as far removed from those two as, say, Your Blues. Reminds me very much of those 80s bands like Prefab Sprout and even Deacon Blue, cheesy but still powerful. Probably a better album than 90% of this year's best.

Moogle, Saturday, 27 November 2010 13:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Based on "Chinatown," I'm even more psyched for this album that I was before (and I was pretty psyched before) - Bejar can do no wrong in my eyes.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

waht it sounds like Prefab Sprout? so stoked now.

Honey, I squirted jizz all over the baby (the table is the table), Saturday, 27 November 2010 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

is this dude from england?

EIEIoOoOO (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 18:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

wancouwer

PEAVEY Ó))) (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 18:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

ah okay he's really putting on an accent huh? is this typical of destroyer? i thought it would sound way different than this.

i think i like it.

EIEIoOoOO (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 18:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

i guess i thought destroyer was like smog or something

EIEIoOoOO (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 18:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

nah destroyer's on some erudite glam shit

he calls it "european blues" which a pretty apt descriptor

champagne for my t-friends (Edward III), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

huh, i don't know how i feel about this

i'm pretty sure he is talking about Vanity from Vanity 6 on one song and calls her a "negress"

EIEIoOoOO (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 22:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

o_O

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 22:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

video for Kaputt is pretty cool; babes + surreal stuff
http://vimeo.com/18442047

gr8080, Thursday, 6 January 2011 01:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh we're talking abt it on the other thread

gr8080, Thursday, 6 January 2011 01:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

love this new order cover too. i don't remember destroyer ever doing a cover before 2012.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR85bAxCX6M

all the worlds a stage and kitty's just stepped into the spotlight (cajunsunday), Saturday, 11 August 2012 14:36 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Surprised no one seems to be talking about this interview/new track? http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/9651-accidental-pop-a-conversation-with-destroyers-dan-bejar/

goodoldneon, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:52 (three years ago) Permalink

we r on the kaputt thread

diamonddave85​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Ah, OK

goodoldneon, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Nothing to discuss. Reporter asked a question about Taylor Swift, Bejar makes it clear he doesn't listen to her and has no plans.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:55 (three years ago) Permalink

lol wrong thread

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 21:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, less about the Swift thing than general anticipation of the new record. But Diamond Dave set me straight on that

goodoldneon, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:00 (three years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

I heard "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart for the first time today snd just, damn. D sounds just like him! And the instrumentation and progression were spot on too.

calstars, Tuesday, 5 January 2016 23:29 (three years ago) Permalink

mmh has actually been mentioned on the quite active kaputt thread
Destroyer - Kaputt (2011)

not much love for trouble in dreams in this poll! great alb imo

niels, Wednesday, 6 January 2016 12:16 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah that's a good one (but I still would vote for Rubies over anything else by a large margin)

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 13:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm not suprised (by the results of this poll that I've certainly seen before, lol) -- 'Rubies' got so much love on ILM when it was released vs. everyone everywhere being kinda down on 'Dreams' (check Bejar's riffing on "Grief Point") -- In the end, though, I played 'em both out, along with the three before (still haven't heard Thief, not crazy about CoD)

regular ass terrestrial radio (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 14:14 (three years ago) Permalink

AS an aside, I and my wife both LOVE Grief Point.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 15:00 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah but like... you're self-loathing english on the mediterranean, innit?

regular ass terrestrial radio (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:05 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Bejar featuring on a new Sandro Perri track. Very nice!

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/sandro-perri-everybodys-paris-pt-iii-ft-dan-bejar/

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 16:59 (five months ago) Permalink

that's great!

niels, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:56 (five months ago) Permalink

thanks for the heads up

niels, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 08:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Seeing him do a solo show at the end of the month. Interested to see how the lush sounding stuff from his recent records comes across sans band.

triggercut, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:13 (five months ago) Permalink

I saw him do a solo show last night, it was cool. he played songs from all over his career - at least one from every album except Ideas for Songs and City of Daughters and also one new one called I think 'Crimson Tide' that was reminiscent of the first section of Rubies and a lyrical sequel to The Laziest River.

hope he manages to bring the full band out here some day.

ufo, Monday, 24 September 2018 06:54 (four months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

https://mergerecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-merge-group-plays-heroes

live album of a merge supergroup doing a "heroes" album tribute, featuring bejar on lead vocals. it sounds great

ufo, Sunday, 10 February 2019 00:57 (six days ago) Permalink

This sounds great!!!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 10 February 2019 01:14 (six days ago) Permalink


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