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    The Music Thread Strikes Back

    No-one's restarted this so I will.

    Listened to The XX for the first time today. It's okay but nothing really grabbed me about them. Maybe I need to give it a few more goes? I felt it petered out a little bit by the end.

    Also - the magnificent Elbow are touring again next year - pre-sale next Tuesday. I have to try and get tickets for their NIA show on March 22nd. They're quite superb live.
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    Woo hoo!

    NWW is still loving The Suburbs by Arcade Fire and has also discovered the solo offering by Dave Sitek of TV ON the Radio called Maximum Balloon - very funky.
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    The XX are shit.

    DW is listening to Morrissey. For a change.

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    I love making playlists, so I've made an Arcade Fire playlist for my mate who wants to know why I continually wank over them.

    Here it is:

    The Suburbs
    Intervention
    Laika
    Keep The Car Running
    City With No Children
    Black Mirror
    Suburban War
    Ocean of Noise
    Power Out
    Wasted Hours
    Windowsill
    Wake Up
    No Cars Go
    We Used To Wait
    Antichrist Television Blues
    Haiti
    Rebellion (Lies)
    Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
    Tunnels

    Although I have always said Tunnels is a great side 1 track 1, I've realised that it makes a quite fantastic closing track too. NWW - your thoughts on the order?
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    Not bad at all - High Fielity esque!!

    Always like Wake Up to end, Black Mirror to start too. Tunnels is just great anywhere.

    I'd also like a bit more from Neon Bible.

    So many good songs though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North West Wanderer View Post
    Not bad at all - High Fielity esque!!

    Always like Wake Up to end, Black Mirror to start too.

    I'd also a bit more from Neon Bible.

    So many good songs though.
    I was going to start with Black Mirror, but I just love the impact of that first note of The Suburbs. A great opening. And the fact it's a title track as well. Wake Up was almost 2nd last, but I think you need something slightly less anthemic to end on - Wake Up would be the final singalong before the warm down.

    You're right about being High Fidelity esque - I always laugh at that book because it's JUST what I do. I am a playlist MASTER. You'll notice that on that playlist, only once do I have two songs from the same album next to each other. 10 points if you can tell me which ones, and why I might have put them together.
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    Haiti to Rebellion (Lies) as they merge into each other

    Coda to Haiti is the intro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North West Wanderer View Post
    Haiti to Rebellion (Lies) as they merge into each other

    Coda to Haiti is the intro.
    10 points. Geek.
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    When it comes to AF - hell yes!
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    There's something I don't like about Arcade Fire. Just not my bag.

    The Manics' new track is frigging ace.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRacII5WXpk

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    I can't listen to the Manics without thinking of the Shirehorses singing If You Tolerate This Piss.

    Genius.
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    Love early Manics - post This Is My Truth........................... I'm not keen.

    The Holy Bible is ace, especially ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfa llapart
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    Never liked them. I was the only one at uni who didn't. When they played at Manchester Apollo, EVERYONE but me went to see them. Leaving me on my own. So I went out and met some random lads and played pool. Top night actually. I'm still in touch with one of them. I went to his wedding.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BLNpdX-NZs&ob

    I agree they're not as good as they were 18 years ago - but what band is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post

    I agree they're not as good as they were 18 years ago - but what band is?
    The Beatles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BLNpdX-NZs&ob

    I agree they're not as good as they were 18 years ago - but what band is?
    Traci Lords
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    The Beatles?
    Smartarse.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx8timi_51c

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post

    Also - the magnificent Elbow are touring again next year - pre-sale next Tuesday. I have to try and get tickets for their NIA show on March 22nd. They're quite superb live.
    I'm guessing this is on the back of the new album they're completing at the mo? Top gig when I saw them at the Carling in Brum

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    Quote Originally Posted by yabbadabbadoo View Post
    I'm guessing this is on the back of the new album they're completing at the mo? Top gig when I saw them at the Carling in Brum
    Yeah, that's right. It should be out 'early next year' apparently.

    As I'm not going to Glasto next year, I have to see them during this tour, as I'm sure they'll be doing the festival circuit in 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North West Wanderer View Post
    Traci Lords
    Perve.

    Although, for a fleeting moment when I saw the image in the vid I though it was mega-fap inducing Kirsten Imrie.

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    What's a Mega-Fap?

    Sounds like Frank's stereo system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langdale Wolf View Post
    What's a Mega-Fap?

    Sounds like Frank's stereo system.
    but at adolescent-like speed and repetition.

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    Heh, Manics are OK..nothing wrong with radio friendly unit shifters (to sort of quote Kurt Cobain) although I'm not sure that letting Nicky Wire sing is necessarily a good thing.. For you Manic appreciators James Dean Bradfield's solo album The Great Western is worth a listen too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    The XX are shit.

    DW is listening to Morrissey. For a change.
    Never got it with Morrissey. Can't stand him. Whinge whinge whine whine woe is me & my double standards. Vegan leather wearer.

    I remember being in a pub with a couple of mates. This chap joined us. Was putting decent music on the jukebox (eg the stone roses), with some occasional crap thrown in. As each song came on, we'd all comment on the band/selection, blah blah.

    As time went by, we got more & more drunk. Eventually, something by Morrissey or the smiths came on. My distaste was instant. I slammed down my glass. "Fuck, did you put this on?"

    Geezer "yeah."

    Me "Fuck! I hate Morrissey!"

    Geezer - "I quite like him!"

    Me "Fuck. Are ya gay?"

    Geezer "yeah..."

    Now this guy was a practical joker. Me in my stupor, combined with naievete let it go, the conversation & music carried on.

    3 hours later, it was chucking out time. The geezer wanders over to me. He tells me I asked him a question earlier, & he answered me honestly. I told him I appreciate the honesty. He says, yeah, but about the question, you know the one I'm on about.

    The conversation was a long time ago. I can't recall - we'd been chating for hours. I have no idea. For about 10 mins I stand in front of the guy saying "I asked loads of questions, which one you on about?" with the reply being "you know the one..."

    Then, lightbulb moment. FUCK ME, HE REALLY FUCKING IS GAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What to do? He's asking me if I am.

    No I am not.

    You tried it?

    No.

    How do you know?

    There are some things you just know, ok?

    Exits....stage left...

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    I went to see the excellent Josh Ritter in Oxford last friday. Live, the man is simply a phenomenon. Plus, Oxford Town Hall is an interesting place for a gig.

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    Been spending a happy few hours downloading most of my CDs to iTunes to go onto my ipod. Squeeze found a box we forgot to unpack when we moved in and it had about 60 of my faves that I thought I had lost. I was like a dog with two dicks!

    I'm sure that most of you will vomit profusely upon hearing the stuff I like, but to me it was a great moment.
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    I am basking in the glow of Lost Souls by Doves this evening and for the drive to work tomorrow The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow. Bring on the weekend!
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    Both SUPERB albums, Squeeze.

    I listened to TSSK yesterday, in fact.
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    Any Bowie fans?
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    I find Bowie a bit hit and miss. Some of his stuff I really like, and other bits I think sound like a dirge.
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