band of horses - everything all the time

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which are your favorites, Daniel? i strongly disliked Evil Urges, and only listened to part of the one w/ "One Big Holiday" on it iirc

my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 18:47 (ten years ago) link

z or it still moves are my favorites.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:52 (ten years ago) link


my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:52 (ten years ago) link

they perfected that reverb-y vibe on it still moves, but the melodies are stronger and there's much more inventiveness on z so it's hard to choose.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:54 (ten years ago) link

yeah, i haven't listened to much of It Still Moves, but I love Z

my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:55 (ten years ago) link

try golden.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 13 May 2010 19:58 (ten years ago) link

thanks Daniel -- good song

my baby's got the bans (ksh), Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:39 (ten years ago) link

i'm crushing on this album more-and-more.

i'm a pescetarian, but in music, sometimes i need meat-and-potatoes. and this is it: big, sweeping choruses with echo reverberating off the vocals and through the woods, a sound big enough to fill a stadium, and a southern-vibe that reminds me of a dozen bands from the seventies -- eighties. i love this, and i've had absolutely no interest whatsoever in this band up to now.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 18 May 2010 20:47 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Okay, so the Pitchfork review is pretty dead on and this newest album is mostly terrible. HOWEVER, the bonus disc of the Sonic Ranch Sessions EP is really pretty good. Each of the five tracks on that are easily better than 85% of the album proper and I'm stunned that none of them were included on the album proper. I'm not sure if this was a label decision or what, but it was a head-smackingly dumb decision.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 25 September 2012 03:13 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

"Funeral" was inescapable back in 2006 or 07; I liked the song when it came on the radio but I had no desire to hear the record and I've never paid attention to their output since.

But a couple weeks ago I put on that new Iron & Wine/Ben Bridwell covers album, Sing Into My Mouth, and I was surprised to find I really liked all of Bridwell's songs, far more than the I&W contributions. A lot more rootsy than the dramatic U2/Arcade Fire-esque "Funeral".

Seems from this thread that ILX thinks Band of Horses is mostly dud, but perhaps consensus has changed over the years - is anyone willing to champion their catalog or call out any underrated material?

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 1 August 2015 19:05 (four years ago) link

that's a bizarre revive, I just watched the Veep finale and they were on it

kinder, Saturday, 1 August 2015 21:05 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

longtime carissa's wierd fan seeking more. where do i start with band of horses/grand archives?

meaulnes, Friday, 4 October 2019 18:31 (nine months ago) link

First BoH, but the vibe is rather different. Widescreen 00s indie. Haven’t listened in a long time, but it may sound somewhat dated these days.

Mule, Friday, 4 October 2019 19:04 (nine months ago) link

I still love the first album but it's increasingly diminishing returns since. The first Grand Archives record is lovely.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of string (Chinaski), Saturday, 5 October 2019 17:33 (nine months ago) link

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