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    sigh

    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/gang-of-four-tour Gang of Four are touring again with David Pajo on guitar... Did not see that one coming, I must say. I hope they're not still flogging that microwave.
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    Unreal live versions of songs you forgot you loved or whatever

    Easily the best non-Fugazi band the label ever released. Listened to the first one a shit-ton on cd, the last days of portable cd players, and still break it out. Second album is an absolute cracker too. Third one.... hmmm. I'm still slightly sickened I may have missed Skinny Wolves or...
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    Unreal live versions of songs you forgot you loved or whatever

    But you have a big thing for... Dischord? Faraquet? 'Hissing Prigs in Static Couture' by Brainiac. Probably the best album ever released by Touch & Go. They have released some underwhelming acts though. They're a little bit mathy... but it's a very boozed, jam-band type of math... like a...
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    Unreal live versions of songs you forgot you loved or whatever

    Full set [Apologies] Where are they playing??? The size of this place. Are they as big as Oasis in Philadelphia or something? Heartening that a man* with this sort of sound can fill a place like that. It's like Radiohead at Glastonbury 97 ffs. *band Best yt comment: "just gets better after...
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    Suede - Dog Man Star (1994)

    Duh. How could I have forgotten that little soap opera nugget... Listening again... I think the second half of the album works better. Not particularly taken with Bernard Butler's guitar sound on this record... on another listen. I think it's a bit weak. Cliched or something. Overblown...
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    Suede - Dog Man Star (1994)

    Fair enough. I'll go with Anderson's council estate blues myself [Anyone read his book?]. Good assessment though. That tension does work well on occasion. Too many strong poets may just spoil the broth though... As for the latter point, surely Anderson wouldn't have taken Blur terribly...
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    Suede - Dog Man Star (1994)

    Back on it. Up to 'New Generation' myself. I had to just immediately play it again. Belter.
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    Suede - Dog Man Star (1994)

    I'm ten minutes in here, and I can hear what @GO means about the production... maybe Anderson/Butler are going for some shoegaze cred. I don't know. I'll return again. I've been getting into Suede lately. The Drowners is surely one of the most sublime indie tracks... ever. Yet I never heard it...
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    Thread for upcoming reissues of interest

    Apologies if mentioned already [Looked a few pages back and didn't see anything]. https://www.superiorviaduct.com/products/suburban-lawns-s-t-lp Convincing blurb: "If your brain has a shortlist of bands that instantly evoke New Wave, Suburban Lawns deserve a slot right next to the likes of...
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    2021 albums worth a listen....

    This is turning into the 2021 albums that you probably shouldn't bother to listen to thread. Yep, Moin was bigged up by the Wire scribe who reviewed it, and after two plus listens, I think I'm done. Any more underwhelming listens out there? The new Low one bored the pants off me to be...
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    2021 albums worth a listen....

    Yeah, listened twice last night... my favourite bits are those 20 second interstitial moments... not proper tracks but nicely offset the polished feel of the rest of it. This is clearly the only winner on the album, am I right? The rest of it is fine* but just passes right through me and...
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    2021 albums worth a listen....

    Drone... Go early in this thread... Bryan Westbrook...oof. Or will I post it again? What a little dancer. Never knew Elton though. No. Speaking of drone... Put me on a plane to Portugal now... http://www.festivalsemibreve.com/programme/10-30/rafael-toral Cigo run is beckoning vs DePalma...
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    Thread for upcoming reissues of interest

    90 isn't bad in "I'm buying this for myself for Christmas" sort of way. Boxsets on cd are the way to go. If it's a regular album, vinyl is fine... but all these souped up reissues and lavish boxsets on vinyl... not for me, not for me, laddy. Although I have a few. Arf!
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    Thread for upcoming reissues of interest

    Great news about the Wormholes release! Come here. Check this out, and then check out the price... and vinyl only. Maybe they'll release a cd only boxset down the line... file under out of my current price range with that Van Der Graaf Generator whopper of a boxset...
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    2021 tunes worth a listen...

    Heard this on Lamacq today tucking away some bacon and cabbage. Or was it this?: Very Bush Tetras/Erase Errata. Which is quite good. Terse guitar parts straight out of Andy Gill's spry, spiky wardrobe. Album is out this week... but more of a tunes band to be fair.
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