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My Morning Jacket

Postby L R » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:10 pm

What do y'all think about the new My Morning Jacket album?

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Postby Tom4 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:00 pm

I love it except for "Highly Suspicious."

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Postby hebrew hammer » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:59 pm

Tom4 wrote:I love it except for "Highly Suspicious."


THANK YOU. What the fuck is that song? It's a fucking joke. I took the CD out of the player to make sure it hadn't morphed into a shitty nu-metal disc through some sort of musical mutation. It's a solid album, otherwise, it's definitely growing on me, unlike Z or It Still Moves which hooked me instantly.

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Postby Tom4 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:45 am

hebrew hammer wrote:
THANK YOU. What the fuck is that song? It's a fucking joke. I took the CD out of the player to make sure it hadn't morphed into a shitty nu-metal disc through some sort of musical mutation. It's a solid album, otherwise, it's definitely growing on me, unlike Z or It Still Moves which hooked me instantly.


I actually was hooked up Evil Urges immediately, a few tracks aside. It started with hearing the title track for the very first time at THIS VERY SITE. The love continued when I heard the killer drums on "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 1." Besides "Highly Suspicious" it took me a while to dig "Librarian" but that's grown on me. Otherwise I liked it pretty much straight away.

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Postby hebrew hammer » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:23 pm

Tom4 wrote:
I actually was hooked up Evil Urges immediately, a few tracks aside. It started with hearing the title track for the very first time at THIS VERY SITE. The love continued when I heard the killer drums on "Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 1." Besides "Highly Suspicious" it took me a while to dig "Librarian" but that's grown on me. Otherwise I liked it pretty much straight away.


My problem was how much I loved Z. I'm absolutely addicted to it. I think it's horribly underrated and absolutely brilliant. So the change on Evil Urges threw me off, and disappointed me upon first listen, but now I've really come to appreciate it.

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Postby Barabajagal » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:45 pm

I think it pretty much sucks to the point of being unlistenable. Their drummer is good enough to almost save the day but this is one huge stinker, and I can't figure out why they chose this point in their career to release this. I can't tell if its a crass/ultra-lame grab for a bigger market, a, or the result of some sort of pressure, or just a goof, or a really ill-advised "experiment."

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Postby Tom4 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:47 am

Barabajagal wrote:I think it pretty much sucks to the point of being unlistenable. Their drummer is good enough to almost save the day but this is one huge stinker, and I can't figure out why they chose this point in their career to release this. I can't tell if its a crass/ultra-lame grab for a bigger market, a, or the result of some sort of pressure, or just a goof, or a really ill-advised "experiment."


Hmmm, can you elaborate? I've always respected your opinion. I don't see how it's much of an "experiment" besides the title track and the aforementioned "Highly Suspicious."

I guess it's a tad more mainstream, but they'd been working that way with Z as well and everyone loved/loves that.

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Postby jonas » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:27 pm

I loved Z, but since then I like them better as Fleet Foxes.

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Postby Barabajagal » Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:01 pm

jonas wrote:I loved Z, but since then I like them better as Fleet Foxes.


That is a good one!

Tom I think this latest record they move away from the things that I liked about them--that darker, spookier atmosphere they do so well--to the point of completely changing the character of the band. Maybe it's a natural progression? Granted, I never thought they had many memorable tunes, but I loved their aesthetic (and as I said they have a killer drummer).

It reminds me a little of when R.E.M.'s Green came out and how much I hated that record because they seemed to eschew everything that was so cool about what they did in favor of more "accessible" material and "growth" as a band. It still had a few songs I liked but in retrospect it really was the beginning of a looong end for them (Automatic 4tha Peabo being an exceptional postscript).

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Postby Greenwood The Sock Monkey » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:24 am

On the whole, I like Evil Urges, but I have yet to warm up to the falsetto songs. To me, the pseudo Prince stuff just doesn't play to their strengths. Full marks for trying a few different things with the new record, but "different" doesn't always equate with "better" where personal taste is concerned.


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