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Old 07-11-2008, 06:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Either way, it's probably the kind of artifact you want to store in a safe place and admire once in a while everytime you need a pick-me-up.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Automatic is my fav by far. I bought it and thought "this is bull****" I was expecting Psychocandy and i got this drum machine nightmare. But then I heard the album again sometime later in the wee hours of a new day vibrantly intoxicated and I suddenly fell into the tunes, the stories and the simplicity. It caught me off guard! and great art should do that sometimes.
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So, did anyone here about the plans for a new album?
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bumping this to say i never thought this band was very good.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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^^nothing much good beyond Psychocandy and Darklands, anyway
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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They definitely had a formula after Darklands, but I still think the music was pretty good. I actually like Automatic a lot (although Honey's Dead is better). My rankings probably go:

Darklands > Psychocandy > Honey's Dead > Automatic > Stoned and Dethroned

I haven't listened to Munki, so I can't really rate it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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They definitely had a formula after Darklands.
Really, they always had a formula: They used some variation of a simple and obvious 3-chord progression (I, IV, V) in the circle of fifths. On every song. The only thing they changed among albums was the level of guitar distortion and the drums.

It's not their best album but Automatic owns a large part of my heart and always will. This is for personal reasons such as: I was 14 years old when it was new on the shelves and I shoplifted my copy from a record store at the mall. This was when CDs came in longboxes.



I had never heard the band before but I loved their name and the album cover and, well, I was gonna steal something that day no matter what. Then I listened to it and loved it immediately. I probably listened to it 50 times the first month I had it. I lost the longbox but I still have the same CD. This was one of my life-changing albums and it led me down a path of good music that sounds like this.

I'm not going to make a best to worst list of their albums but they're one of my favorite bands that ever existed.
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It's not their best album but Automatic owns a large part of my heart and always will.
I like Automatic alot! Most of it is because they have 'Head On' on there and that is the song they seem to be most known for and like it is a good song and all and even the Pixies did a pretty good cover of it:





In my mind though 'psychocandy' is the best JAMC album, it is just hella raw and real. They released a single before that, and I need to get a copy, sounds like an out-take from 'psychocandy'...

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"Automatic" is horrifyngly repetitive to me

there're no tunes on "Honey's Dead"

i didn't bother with the ones after that
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I like Automatic alot! Most of it is because they have 'Head On' on there and that is the song they seem to be most known for and like it is a good song and all and even the Pixies did a pretty good cover of it.
I love the original and the Pixies cover. Is it really their most well known? If so, it's probably because of the cover.

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In my mind though 'psychocandy' is the best JAMC album, it is just hella raw and real. They released a single before that, and I need to get a copy, sounds like an out-take from 'psychocandy'...
I agree that Psychocandy is their best. Also, I think all of their singles (at least Upside Down) are compiled on Barbed Wire Kisses which, if it was a real album, would probably be my favorite.

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"Automatic" is horrifyngly repetitive to me

there're no tunes on "Honey's Dead"

i didn't bother with the ones after that
Automatic is beautifully repetitive to me. Honey's Dead is fucking great.
I also don't much care about what they did after that album.
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