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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:15 pm
by D. Phillips
worpswede wrote:I still listen to Bennett era Wilco just felt the need to qualify this. It's the post YHF output that hasn't stood up on repeated listenings for me and I used to be a bit more tolerant of the band. I can't believe that Tweedy views his most recent work as anything comperable with that era of the band. I wonder how that feels. And it's a shame that we won't be able to test the theory.
True story: I heard a few tracks off of the father/son Tweedy project and enjoyed what I heard. I went to a record store and was amazed that they were charging $20 for the band's debut album. I moved on. They also played at a small theatre in the area with ticket prices again seeming to be a bit high, particularly for a band with only one long player of material. I moved on from that too.
I often look back on my love of rock and roll and think, "Why did I stop following this band?" after spending so many years under their spell. With Wilco/Jeff Tweedy, the fade-away has been pretty clearly documented.
I made a playlist of all the Wilco/Tweedy songs post-YHF I like. It's called The Art of Almost Being Wilco. Most of it is the acoustic stuff, which means I am probably an old man now.

Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:13 am
by jonas
[quote="worpswede"]Nobody but nobody has been able to convince me that TV On The Radio is worth a shit.
Ironically, many of the titles that people kept peeing their pants over around here are no longer in the rotation. I'm thinking of Wilco, New Pornographers, Sufjan, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and-ironically-LCD Soundsystem.
They've all been replaced with Pink Floyd bootlegs and silly English progressives who fart around.
But mostly they've been replaced with bands/albums that were simply better than those cats, but weren't discovered until I finally realized that Sky Blue Sky is a huge, bland turd.[/quote]

It turns out that as I’ve gotten older and more mellow, Sky Blue Sky is a terrifically sweet album.

Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:01 pm
by Jake
I would be a bad friend and a terrible former record label executive if I failed to mention that Quasar Wut-Wut and Riviera's Derek Phillips BOTH have new albums out now.

https://quasarwutwut.bandcamp.com/

https://daystarpdx.bandcamp.com/

And they're both really good!

I still like most of the songs on Sky Blue Sky, and the majority of what Tweedy has done since then. But almost nothing gets heavy rotation anymore these days. There will be a few albums a year I listen to when I'm mowing the lawn, but mostly it's just shit on shuffle. I'll make playlists and stuff. But I can't think of the last album I listened to repeatedly until I really knew[/i ]it inside and out. Probably the Regrettes' Feel Your Feelings Fool! That was my go-to lawnmowing jam for most of 2018.

Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:06 pm
by Jake
PS - I just updated the bb software and am noticing a couple little glitches. Will hopefully work them out soon.

And thanks for stopping by, Jonas! I still feel like message boards deserve to make a comeback. Especially as more "public" forums like twitter and fb are rendered useless by constant negativity, etc. It's nice to have a community where everybody's cool. It's like our little online retirement community with golfcarts and shuffleboard.

Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:25 pm
by grounded5am
The album that I find I keep coming back to the last couple years is R.E.M's Green. More specifically the 25th anniversary vinyl reissue. I pop that one on more and more often. It's like a warm comfortable blanket that helps me through the hard times (see new thread). It really has been a source of comfort these days. The 25th anniversary reissue campaign that R.E.M. has been doing has really gotten me more into them than ever before. Waiting on pins and needles for the 25th anniversary edition of Monster.

Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:47 pm
by worpswede
"Sky Blue Sky is a terrifically sweet album"
Did I call it a turd, or something? So I recently read an article recently by Fuck Face McGee in Esquire about this very album and brought it out once again. It was chocked full of nice, "easy rockers." I listened to it all the way through! I'd forgotten how good Nels Cline's gee tar playing was on it; he really shines. I am seeing them downtown next month-first time since March 22, 2006, My wife got a migraine for that one.

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/m ... -dad-rock/