Started by Trollheart, May 02, 2023, 10:31 PM
Quote from: Mrs. Waffles on May 13, 2023, 05:20 PMI honestly don't mind artsy pretentiousness, I am a prog fan after all. I like when artists treat their albums like works of art, I think it is valid to make ambitious high concept shit just as much as it is to just make some noise.My favorite band that would usually be described as indie is probably Stereolab.
Quotebut their style in some ways apes my favorite band, The Fall
Quote from: SGR on May 13, 2023, 04:52 PMI think you had similar feelings on this one to me. The album just kind of left me cold. I'm not sure why, but yes, Crystal Lake is easily the best tune. Like you, indie albums for me are always a red flag in the sense that they're probably not going to live up to the hype. Too much of it is artsy fartsy pretentiousness - just give me some good songwriting and a few hooks, and I'm happy. I don't need the lyrics to be profound. I'm curious now though - what indie albums do you like? I'm a fairly big Pavement fan myself - but their style in some ways apes my favorite band, The Fall.
Quote from: Guybrush on May 06, 2023, 01:38 AMI'll, uhm, suggest National Health's second album Of Queues and Cures.
Quote from: SGR on May 13, 2023, 04:52 PMI'm curious now though - what indie albums do you like? I'm a fairly big Pavement fan myself - but their style in some ways apes my favorite band, The Fall.
Quote from: Lisnaholic on May 14, 2023, 12:39 AMI'm sure National Health (the band) just took their name from Britain's National Health Service, the free nation-wide system of hospitals and medical attention. I think today it's more often called "the NHS", but back in the day, a conversation like this would be entirely possible: "Where did you get your teeth done?" "On the National Health." Ditto with glasses, which were considered to be functional, but lacking style:- To his credit, John Lennon singlehandedly took the stigma out of wearing free, state-supplied glasses and made them popular, even cool.I'll be interested to hear their album, whose title, "Of Queues And Cures" sounds like a ref to the same NHS system.
Quote from: Trollheart on May 18, 2023, 10:15 PMPersonal note: Things are not going well at home and I've been mired in a depression for about a week now. Slowly rising, then falling back in, you know how it goes. I don't want this to impact the club here - especially since I only just ported it over - so for a while I'm going to just curate it. I'll post the new album as it comes due and accept nominations and all that stuff, but I won't be reviewing any of them myself. So nobody wait for me. I just don't feel at the moment able to commit to any time-sensitive project. Hopefully things will pick up and I'll be back in the trenches with you, but for now I'm just going to be watching from the sidelines.Thanks.