exploding hearts - guitar POLLmantic

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because that other thread was bumming me out too much, let's have a thread of celebration and praise

Poll Results

OptionVotes
throwaway style 5
sleeping aides & razorblades 5
modern kicks 4
i'm a pretender 2
jailbird 1
rumours in town 1
still crazy 1
you're black & blue 0
boulevard trash 0
thorns in roses 0


ain't no thang but a chicken ㅋ (dyao), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:41 (eleven years ago) link

"I'm a Pretender" still.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

"I'm A Pretender" is a stone cold classic - I even love that lousy guitar solo now.

Brio, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

Modern Kicks is just such a blasting statement of purpose. Too hard for me not to vote for it.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

sleeping aides & razorblades is my pick

ain't no thang but a chicken ㅋ (dyao), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:54 (eleven years ago) link

sleeping aides & razorblades

booches (Tape Store), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:55 (eleven years ago) link

listening to this now, and this is one of those albums where every time the next song comes up i'm all "oh i should vote for this one" then the next one comes up and i'm like "damn this one is pretty awesome too"

can't think of anything (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:57 (eleven years ago) link

Love this album. Went with Modern Kicks without thinking, but now I've got the chorus from You're Black And Blue stuck in my head.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:59 (eleven years ago) link

anyone ever heard Shattered - the singles comp that came out after the accident?

Brio, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:05 (eleven years ago) link

sleeping aides and razorblades

drink more beer and the doctor is a heghog (gbx), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:10 (eleven years ago) link

<3 <3 <3 this album. voted "throwaway style" cuz i think it's the first thing i heard off it, and it got me hooked.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:23 (eleven years ago) link

Such a wonderful record. Went with "Jailbird".

maciej recognizing trill, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

xpost
i mean, i'd vote for the intro alone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgGpqkxnMV0

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

anyone ever heard Shattered - the singles comp that came out after the accident?

Yeah, has some great non-album tracks and a few alternate versions of songs on the album - Your Shadow rocks.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

voted for "Still Crazy" but every song on here's a classic

Contemplative Punk (jamescobo), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 16:59 (eleven years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 5 April 2010 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

damn -- this is def in my top 10 albums of the decade

"throwaway style" just kills me every time -- how he just starts to plead "oooh baby come over"

also dope solo

jihad mane (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 April 2010 23:05 (eleven years ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

incredible album, winners OTM

booches (Tape Store), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:02 (eleven years ago) link

Wish I'd seen this - would have voted "Rumors in town" - love the (2nd) lead / rhythm interplay and loads of hooks.

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:07 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

This sounded so great soundtracking the gorgeous drive down Lakeshore Drive earlier this morning. I think I could make an argument for each and every song on here. Easily one of the best ten albums of last decade.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 17 June 2011 12:49 (ten years ago) link

bullseye ... sad story that they were shaken off this mortal coil ... they had more in 'em I'm sure ...

BlackIronPrison, Friday, 17 June 2011 13:27 (ten years ago) link

If you dig this album make sure you give these guys a listen:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_aUNNVC2iW3Q/R1HYRWKNVCI/AAAAAAAAAsI/jr1I2LrsWSo/s1600-R/The+Boys.jpg

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Friday, 17 June 2011 14:39 (ten years ago) link

fuck, i love this album

J0rdan S., Friday, 17 June 2011 15:37 (ten years ago) link

fuck, i love this album

― J0rdan S., Friday, June 17, 2011 11:37 AM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark

^^^

Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, 17 June 2011 15:48 (ten years ago) link

fuck, i love this album

― J0rdan S., Friday, June 17, 2011 11:37 AM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark

^^^

― Somewhere between Fergie and Jesus (Alex in Montreal), Friday, June 17, 2011 3:48 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

^^^

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 17 June 2011 15:51 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

anyone who likes Guitar Romantic would be well served to check out the Cold Warps album (well technically a compilation of both of their tapes to date). I stumbled over it late last week and have spent basically every waking moment since screaming at anyone who'll listen to check it out:

http://open.spotify.com/album/7oQoEV79C486wkGGqk6jBM
http://coldwarps.bandcamp.com

too bad they couldn't fit Don't Haunt Me and Stuck On An Island on the physical release, but even without those two tracks the record's plenty solid.

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Monday, 9 September 2013 20:46 (seven years ago) link

This stuff ain't bad at all.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 9 September 2013 22:13 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

i was looking at the waveform for a couple of Exploding Hearts songs and found that seems to have been mastered with very little dynamic range. not sure why, but this surprised me.

Poliopolice, Friday, 30 January 2015 19:15 (six years ago) link

Miss these guys. I still have the setlist I took from their second-to-last show.

polyphonic, Friday, 30 January 2015 19:23 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

this is like the best power pop album of all time right

ufo, Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:35 (one week ago) link

def up there

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:56 (one week ago) link

flawless record

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:58 (one week ago) link

still fantastic, I think "shattered" is my fave tune of theirs though

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:06 (one week ago) link

top two poll winners are otm, tho i'd probably give "sleeping aides" the edge

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:16 (one week ago) link

haven't listened to this in years. absolutely rips. what a tragedy.

Indexed, Thursday, 10 June 2021 14:42 (one week ago) link

Yeah the longer time goes on the more miserable it all feels.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:45 (one week ago) link

Terry s*x is recording my new bands demo and I’m very stoked

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:53 (one week ago) link


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