GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

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GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby thinsafetypin » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:21 pm

I thought of this the other day when listening to the Exposure version of Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes the Flood," which was recommended on GloNo wayyy back in the day and has become a staple of my listening, as has a heavy dose of The Replacements (whom I listened to prior to GloNo, but definitely became more of a fanatic during my tenure here). What songs/bands/albums did you first discover through GloNo that are now dearly loved treasures?

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby worpswede » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:13 pm

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.

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby Jake » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:11 pm

I still think that Being There -> Summerteeth -> Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is one of the finest stretches for any band of that era. I still listen to all that stuff. Throw in the best bits from the Mermaid Avenues and you have a pretty much perfect encapsulation of everything good about rock and roll. 1996 - 2001, the Jay Bennett era.

And Sufjan's new album is a real emotional ass kicker. But most of the time he's too precious and wimpy and handsome to really move me.

Never could get into Arcade Fire or Bon Iver, although the "Where the Wild Things Are" trailer used that one Arcade Fire song to really good effect. Never saw the movie though.

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby thinsafetypin » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:09 pm

Jake wrote:I still think that Being There -> Summerteeth -> Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is one of the finest stretches for any band of that era.


Couldn't agree more. The only one that I think even gives it a run for its money from that era is The Bends -> OK Computer -> Kid A.

Jake wrote:Never could get into Arcade Fire or Bon Iver, although the "Where the Wild Things Are" trailer used that one Arcade Fire song to really good effect. Never saw the movie though.


The trailer is 1000% better (and more emotion-enducing) than the movie. But then, I still listen to Arcade Fire pretty regularly, so what do I know?

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby worpswede » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:11 pm

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.

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby Jake » Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:43 pm

I had a pretty bad attitude about the Tweedy project before it came out. There were like 6 songs streaming on soundcloud ahead of the release. I listened once and was like, whatever. Then I played those songs when we had some friends over and my wife was like, this is good; this sounds like the kind of Wilco we like. And I'll be damned if she wasn't right. So I bought the double album on vinyl. And it sounds really good and came with a CD. They played in town here and I managed to score front-row seats. It was a really fun show, especially being right up close like that. And I still like most of the songs on that album. But my wife got sick of most of them pretty quickly. So we don't play it in the car anymore.

Do you guys dig Father John Misty? He's my latest obsession.

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby worpswede » Sun May 10, 2015 10:08 am

Arthur Fonzarelli wrote:Do you guys dig Father John Misty? He's my latest obsession.

I'm still on the fence for complete adoration but understand the appeal and praise. There are some really good songs on the new one ("When You're Smiling" and "Ideal Husband"), some that I can't stand ("True Affection") and some that I feel like Grant Lee Buffalo did better 20 years ago. With that being said, it's an album that I'd put on the year end lists.
As would new music from:
Courtney Barnett
Mikal Cronin
and the new Metz album destroys.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqbbPzmvuoE

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby jonas » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:42 am

I listened to "At the End of the American Century" today while working. It's really a very good album and ideal for a certain Friday mood.

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby D. Phillips » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:53 pm

NICE! Thanks, Jonas!

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Re: GloNo Recs That Still Get Heavy Rotation

Postby D. Phillips » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:14 pm

Jake wrote:I had a pretty bad attitude about the Tweedy project before it came out. There were like 6 songs streaming on soundcloud ahead of the release. I listened once and was like, whatever. Then I played those songs when we had some friends over and my wife was like, this is good; this sounds like the kind of Wilco we like. And I'll be damned if she wasn't right. So I bought the double album on vinyl. And it sounds really good and came with a CD. They played in town here and I managed to score front-row seats. It was a really fun show, especially being right up close like that. And I still like most of the songs on that album. But my wife got sick of most of them pretty quickly. So we don't play it in the car anymore.

Do you guys dig Father John Misty? He's my latest obsession.


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