Destroyer - Kaputt (2011)

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Also, I came across this, which is interesting: http://www.danielbejar.com/

that's pretty funny

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/edwardiii/googleganger1.jpg

don't think i've ever written this on ilx before but o_O

tylerw, Friday, 17 December 2010 18:17 (eight years ago) link

It sounds a lot like the main riff from "Enola Gay" by OMD.

haha otm. knew i recognized that from somewhere

savage night at the opera is the best track by far imo

dmr, Saturday, 18 December 2010 16:46 (eight years ago) link

yo i heard a rumor p4k is gonna give this joint a 10.

― Mordy, Friday, December 17, 2010 7:21 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark

LOLZ don't start this again. There was the same rumor floating around about Rubies. But this is possibly better than Rubies...

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:54 (eight years ago) link

Unless of course, it's an actual rumor.

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:55 (eight years ago) link

lol, obv I was making a poorly formed Rubies joek

Mordy, Saturday, 18 December 2010 20:57 (eight years ago) link

That's what I thought lolz.

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:02 (eight years ago) link

'too morose to be yacht' otm

The Macallan 18 Year, Saturday, 18 December 2010 21:08 (eight years ago) link

man i love this guy

k3vin k., Sunday, 19 December 2010 04:24 (eight years ago) link

this is the first album in a really really long time that i've had on permanent repeat

doesn't mean it's perfect obv (even to me) but damn it's ear wormy

kanellos (gbx), Thursday, 23 December 2010 03:48 (eight years ago) link

i won't and i never will

james fondleboy (k3vin k.), Thursday, 23 December 2010 04:23 (eight years ago) link

I WRITE POETRY FOR MYSELF I WRITE POETRY FOR MYSELF

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Thursday, 23 December 2010 04:31 (eight years ago) link

I heard a rumour that NME is going to give this 7 out of 10 or they're not going to review it at all.

i love it when a suggest ban comes together (cajunsunday), Thursday, 23 December 2010 12:07 (eight years ago) link

I can't walk away, you can't walk away

Є|Э (Edward III), Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:21 (eight years ago) link

I heard your record, it's alright

Є|Э (Edward III), Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:32 (eight years ago) link

sound smash hits melody maker nme
all sounds like a dream to me

dmr, Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:45 (eight years ago) link

fool child, you're never gonna make it
new york city just wants to see you naked
and they will

Є|Э (Edward III), Thursday, 23 December 2010 14:46 (eight years ago) link

can't wait 'til us norms can hear dis

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Thursday, 23 December 2010 15:10 (eight years ago) link

in the meantime, guess ill just go listen to "Chinatown" for the hundred and thirty-first time...

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Thursday, 23 December 2010 15:14 (eight years ago) link

although i got very little help finding this(!) from my ilm colleagues when i expressed this same plaint, bernard, if you type in the artist name and album title into google and look at what the search engine fills in, in terms of frequent searches, you can indeed download it with "fiery" alacrity. En-yoy!

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 23 December 2010 15:14 (eight years ago) link

oh huh, for some reason I thought it hadn't leaked yet

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Thursday, 23 December 2010 15:51 (eight years ago) link

damn, title track is
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7476/amazingn.png

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:20 (eight years ago) link

poor in love is v v pretty

dmr, Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:27 (eight years ago) link

for me, typical destroyer album, great music but the voice and lyrics bug me to death

the distance between me and a sackful is gonna be like 0 inches (rip van wanko), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:31 (eight years ago) link

"Plaza Trinidad", in particular, is beautiful, like an angry drunk jumping onstage during a broadway musical

actually a pretty good description of Bejar's role in a New Pornographers concert

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:31 (eight years ago) link

you're welcome, Bernard!

Iago Galdston, Thursday, 23 December 2010 16:34 (eight years ago) link

I won't and I never will
I won't and I never will
I won't and I never will
I won't and I never will
Blue eyes

lenonsense (Clay), Thursday, 23 December 2010 19:34 (eight years ago) link

for me, typical destroyer album, great music but the voice and lyrics bug me to death

― the distance between me and a sackful is gonna be like 0 inches (rip van wanko), Thursday, December 23, 2010 11:31 AM (5 hours ago)

it may help to realize that you don't actually like destroyer

james fondleboy (k3vin k.), Thursday, 23 December 2010 21:50 (eight years ago) link

lol

J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 December 2010 21:54 (eight years ago) link

FOUR MORE YEARS
FOUR MORE YEARS
FOUR HUNDRED MORE YEARS OF THIS SHIT
FUCK IT!

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Thursday, 23 December 2010 22:39 (eight years ago) link

he kinda repeats stuff a lot on this

kanellos (gbx), Thursday, 23 December 2010 22:49 (eight years ago) link

also seeing those lyrics in caps and with an exclamation point makes it seem like they're from a completely different song.

kanellos (gbx), Thursday, 23 December 2010 22:50 (eight years ago) link

Yeah he repeats a lot of stuff, but it works beautifully. That's like a running theme through the disc, tied into the the horns and trumpets always repeatedly showing up in tracks.

And yeah it should be more like: four more years, four more years, fourhundredmoreyearsofthisshitfuckit

rihanna rennavated my dick (rennavate), Thursday, 23 December 2010 23:14 (eight years ago) link

lots of drug references!

I am a man and I use the typewriter method (rip van wanko), Friday, 24 December 2010 00:12 (eight years ago) link

This is pretty much an Al Stewart album. Not bad.

President Keyes, Friday, 24 December 2010 13:56 (eight years ago) link

^^^^^^^^^^^^ this makes me want the disc asap (tho i'd be happy if bejar kept making homages to mid-70s david bowie, too).

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 24 December 2010 14:34 (eight years ago) link

"This is pretty much an Al Stewart album. Not bad."

Someone here is "in the know", even though what they've said is both an overstatement and an under simplification.

chromecassettes, Friday, 24 December 2010 15:57 (eight years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEqUe8hbDTM

chromecassettes, Friday, 24 December 2010 16:00 (eight years ago) link

dammit I thought i was over dan bejar! this took me a couple listens but: on board.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 24 December 2010 18:25 (eight years ago) link

not going to listen to any of this until the records released, but i hope its awesome!

markers, Friday, 24 December 2010 18:26 (eight years ago) link

if you (1) like destroyer and (2) liked "bay of pigs" you will like this album

k3vin k., Friday, 24 December 2010 20:09 (eight years ago) link

I like but don't love. Listened on a long car trip last night. "Song for America" and in particular that "winter spring summer and fall / animals crawl towards death's embrace" repeated section had me rollin my eyes. Not so into Bay of Pigs either so the album kind of ends on a low note for me. Several of the tracks in the first two-thirds are pretty great though.

I can get with a lot of slick "unhip" music like this but .... there is some serious adult contempo cheese on here. Done totally professionally of course. Just not sure why exactly you'd want to do it.

he kinda repeats stuff a lot on this

seems like he kinda needs to since there's little structure and no choruses? wouldn't be much to latch onto otherwise

dmr, Saturday, 25 December 2010 01:23 (eight years ago) link

there's little structure and no choruses?

this seems largely like destroyer's m.o., at least since rubies.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:40 (eight years ago) link

I like the repetition. seems very loose/spontaneous/natural. but I could see how it would be a turnoff for some people

on one of the songs (forgot which one — maybe the very beginning of "kara walker"?) I sorta imagined that he was rapping, which was lolsy

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:56 (eight years ago) link

Not so into Bay of Pigs either so the album kind of ends on a low note for me. Several of the tracks in the first two-thirds are pretty great though.

agree. i also agree w/ the 'not-enough-guitar' comment somewhere up thread.

nerve_pylon, Saturday, 25 December 2010 04:00 (eight years ago) link

nah

kanellos (gbx), Saturday, 25 December 2010 04:14 (eight years ago) link

Also like but don't love, but this is after one listen (also in the car) and no lyric sheet

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 25 December 2010 06:31 (eight years ago) link

destroyer ft. tim hecker - 'archer on the beach'

this is kinda awesome

pretentious: based on the album 'what happened?' by emeralds (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 08:00 (eight years ago) link

I actually like that Mr. TS song but I'm struggling to see much of a connection. That name though, sheesh.

brokenshire (jed_), Saturday, 24 November 2018 19:20 (nine months ago) link

here's an interesting anecdote:

Frontman Dan Bejar had largely completed his soft-rock opus before asking Shabason to improvise over the recordings, where his ghostly saxophone lines proved to be the perfect complement to Bejar’s alternately hedonistic and weary narrator, hanging over every story like a heavy cologne.

that's from the review of recent Shabason album, but not sure what the source is? also, it seems, in my mind, more of a trumpet record than a sax record but maybe I'm misremembering

niels, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 13:34 (nine months ago) link

three months pass...

i got a new tattoo

https://i.imgur.com/Nge8t6i.jpg

gr8080, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:37 (five months ago) link

Excellent <3

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:29 (five months ago) link

8 years old. How.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:23 (five months ago) link

one of the greats

ciderpress, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:33 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

randomly the new lloyd cole album "guesswork" sounds a lot like a destroyer album with lloyd cole singing (with a touch of junior boys ballads too)

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

i'm not saying it's a great album or anything

na (NA), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

thanks for the tip! this album is totally Blue Nile core.

L'assie (Euler), Monday, 29 July 2019 15:34 (one month ago) link

the commotions were definitely in the sophitipop pocket at times (other time more jangly or even countryish?). can't say I've kept up with his solo career but will give this a listen

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 July 2019 16:04 (one month ago) link


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