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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by faaip » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:23 pm

top 10 HS tracks

Both Crosses
The Cattle and the Creeping Things
Charlemagne in Sweatpants
Stevie Nix
The Swish
Hot Soft Light
Stuck Between Stations
Citrus
Barfruit Blues
Multitude of Casualties

The lyrics are stunning with more quotable lines than any other band. Hell every other band
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Love this cover

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Another great and better cover.

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:30 pm

faaip wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:58 pm
Good luck they're a band I couldn't live without.
Well faaip this evening I've run through the 'Top 10' tracks you suggested and a good few others off the albums you, Ges and 64 have recommended and I've got to say I could quite easily live without them.

My god, the singer (Craig Finn, having had to google it) has got to have one of the most annoying/irratating vocal sounds I can recall hearing in a long time.

I seem to remember you saying you couldn't stand the Noel/Liam or understand why people liked Mick Jagger - seems like The Hold Steady are my equivalent to your Oasis/Stones.

I probably give the lyrical eloquence much chance as he bloody voice got on my nerves so much.

Still I guess it's a good job we don't all like the same, else the world would be a boring place :moggy:

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Post by faaip » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:40 am

No I get that, it's why I wished you good luck
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:55 pm

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No I get that, it's why I wished you good luck
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Post by faaip » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 pm

You get a feel for others preferences..I'm probably more in sync with Gessa than anyone else here
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:05 pm

faaip wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 pm
You get a feel for others preferences..I'm probably more in sync with Gessa than anyone else here
Yes, I think I've worked that out, in the relatively short time I've been here. Comes across not only in both your iPod shuffle lists but also your Classic track nominations (where it strikes me that some play the game and go for (perhaps) 'safe' vote winners consistently, whereas others actually go for tracks they really like, but know that they are not going to be chosen by others).

I do actually give the artists everyone puts up a go though. It's Ges's Red House Painters this evening :moggy:

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Post by faaip » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:08 pm

Red House Painters are excellent as were stable mates Throwing Muses and of course the genre defining Pixies
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by 1964white » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:46 pm

faaip wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:57 pm
You get a feel for others preferences..I'm probably more in sync with Gessa than anyone else here
Although Ges is not keen on Hip hop/R&B/Rap genres

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Post by 1964white » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Yes, I think I've worked that out, in the relatively short time I've been here. Comes across not only in both your iPod shuffle lists but also your Classic track nominations (where it strikes me that some play the game and go for (perhaps) 'safe' vote winners consistently, whereas others actually go for tracks they really like, but know that they are not going to be chosen by others).

I do actually give the artists everyone puts up a go though. It's Ges's Red House Painters this evening :moggy:
Pointless nominating the abundance of acquired music I enjoy as I know the majority wouldn't even bother listening to nominated songs let alone vote for them

Lets see how many folk on here enjoy these artists that feature on one of my three iPod's, there's over 40 artists whom have recorded loads of great songs, I could give you 100's more who would struggle to attain attention or votes !

Al Green
Alt-J
Antony & the Johnsons
Beirut
Bobby Womack
Burial
Cannonball Adderley
Captain Beefheart
Cat Power
Craig Finn
Curtis Mayfield
David Sylvain
Fall
Fifth Dimension
Gonjasufi
Herbie Hancock
Janelle Monae
John Cale
John Murry
Joni Mitchell
Lauryn Hill
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Little Feat
Major Lazer
Michael Kiwanuka
Morrissey
Natakle Prass
Nick Drake
Nina Simone
Pere Ubu
Pharoah Sanders
Radiohead
Randy Newman
Robert Glasper
Robert Wyatt
Salif Keita
Skream
Soft Machine
Sturgill Simpson
Talk Talk
Teddy Pendergrass
Wishbone Ash

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:52 pm

1964white wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Pointless nominating the abundance of acquired music I enjoy as I know the majority wouldn't even bother listening to nominated songs let alone vote for them

Lets see how many folk on here enjoy these artists that feature on one of my three iPod's, there's over 40 artists whom have recorded loads of great songs, I could give you 100's more who would struggle to attain attention or votes !

Al Green
Alt-J
Antony & the Johnsons
Beirut
Bobby Womack
Burial
Cannonball Adderley
Captain Beefheart
Cat Power
Craig Finn
Curtis Mayfield
David Sylvain
Fall
Fifth Dimension
Gonjasufi (only as a result of listening to a track you'd put up - confess to never having heard of him before that)
Herbie Hancock
Janelle Monae
John Cale
John Murry
Joni Mitchell
Lauryn Hill
Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Little Feat
Major Lazer
Michael Kiwanuka
Morrissey (I'm a bit with Hector, when it comes to The Smiths/Morrisey - although I do like First of the Gang to Die)
Natakle Prass
Nick Drake
Nina Simone
Pere Ubu
Pharoah Sanders
Radiohead
Randy Newman ( if having the Toy Story theme counts !!)
Robert Glasper
Robert Wyatt
Salif Keita
Skream
Soft Machine
Sturgill Simpson
Talk Talk
Teddy Pendergrass
Wishbone Ash
I reckon that I've only got anything by those highlighted 64.
I understand that most (and I include myself) would perhaps be more inclined to vote for songs that they are familiar with, rather than chose something a little more unknown.
Your spectrum of tastes does seem to include a bit of everything :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by 1964white » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:10 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:52 pm
I reckon that I've only got anything by those highlighted 64.
I understand that most (and I include myself) would perhaps be more inclined to vote for songs that they are familiar with, rather than chose something a little more unknown.
Your spectrum of tastes does seem to include a bit of everything :)

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I understand that Cat, I love popular music so nominating the best songs by artists such as Bowie, Doors, Stones, Beatles, Floyd, Kate, Who, R.E.M/etc is cool by me, not everyone even likes those artists, personally I love them so no problem for me !

One of my favourite genres is soul music but there isn't much call for soul on here unless it is an absolute classic song. I also enjoy classical, jazz, film soundtracks, musicals but we won't even go there..... :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:21 pm

1964white wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:10 pm
One of my favourite genres is soul music but there isn't much call for soul on here unless it is an absolute classic song. I also enjoy classical, jazz, film soundtracks, musicals but we won't even go there..... :)
I do, as you, like a bit of most things in the main, other than 'Jazz', which I just don't like one jot (the most awful being the Cleo Laine/John Dankworth and Fast Show pi*s-take type of jazz - not sure if that's considered modern/trad ???? - whatever it is it's without doubt the worst genre of music going - in my humble opinion) :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by Muppet the Cat » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:36 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Yes, I think I've worked that out, in the relatively short time I've been here. Comes across not only in both your iPod shuffle lists but also your Classic track nominations (where it strikes me that some play the game and go for (perhaps) 'safe' vote winners consistently, whereas others actually go for tracks they really like, but know that they are not going to be chosen by others).

I do actually give the artists everyone puts up a go though. It's Ges's Red House Painters this evening :moggy:
Afraid I'm not really taken with these either :|

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite HOLD STEADY albums

Post by 1964white » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:58 pm

On my playlist recently, two artists from the noughties

A band whose wide-ranging nature of their material has led critics to liken their sound to a variety of groups, from The Cure and Joy Division to the Pixies, Bowie and Arcade Fire.
Their cracking debut album 'The Decline of British Sea Power' is still their best work imo!

British Sea Power

The Decline of British Sea Power
Open Season

Chart Facts

Unfortunately, their finest album just missed out on a Top 50 spot where as five of their albums have reached the Top 30. Their 3rd album 'Do You Like Rock Music?' was a Top 10 album in the UK & the States.





This song is a right racket but Iove it


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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite British Sea Power albums

Post by gessa » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:27 pm

The decline of....is the only one I own after your recommendation , very interesting live act...

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