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Old 03-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #41 (permalink)
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huh? just emphasising your point

it's different
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:31 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I think this might be an example of where two word responses don't cut it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:57 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I just listened to Psychocandy. One of my favorite albums of the 80s. Nice and spacey!
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:08 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I just listened to Psychocandy. One of my favorite albums of the 80s. Nice and spacey!
Spacey? Well, they clearly mixed their amphetamines with opiates so I can see your point but I never thought of that album as particularly spacey. I always thought this was just what real rock music from 1980-whatever sounded like.
Anyway, yeah, I love Pychocandy and have been listening to it a lot lately for some reason. Really, I never go more than 6 months or so without putting it on repeat. Beautiful album.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:14 AM   #45 (permalink)
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It has a spacey, surreal atmospheric feel to it imo. Not like Animal Collective spacey or Pink Floyd spacey, but something seperate that I can't really properly put into words.
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #46 (permalink)
 
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Honestly, I think Darklands is somewhat devoid of creativity and originality...

Here's why:
  1. Monotonous/repetitive song structures (which is found in most JAMC songs).
  2. Annoying, typical 80s-style production.
  3. Simplistic and uninspiring lyrics.
I find Darklands more enjoyable than Psychocandy. Uninspiring lyrics? Listen to 'April Skies' and tell me that song is uninspiring. Darklands may not be that original but when you have songs as heartfelt as these it doesn't really matter much. It's an album that divides opinion I guess but it's an album that I adore.

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Darklands is just a typical 'sophmore slump'. It happens all the time to new acts, their 2nd album just is not that good because they have used up almost all their good ideas on their debut.
If they used up all their ideas on their debut then why did they change direction for their second and let their melodic, bittersweet songs shine through instead of cloaking them in noise? Because they didn't want to pull the same trick twice. Their first two albums are probably the only two that live up to the band's legacy. Automatic and Honey's Dead were good albums but pale in comparison to their first two. Stoned & Dethroned and Munki were signs that they had run out of ideas.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:21 AM   #47 (permalink)
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have heard Stoned & Dethroned - it's alright, I guess

a bit on the repetitive side, though
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I had never seen this video before. What a beautiful song



And here's an enlightening interview the band gave in their early days:

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The Senior Year memory I will take to the grave with me: Listening to "Upside Down" on the legendary Canadian show Brave New Waves. The point where I knew that my Music journey after High School was going to be a great one.

Early '86, bought Psychocandy, played it on headphones, made my ears ring LAMF, felt good!!!!!

A great band!

As for Munki, it's good, although it did suggest that their best ideas were starting to run into "sounding all too familiar" mode as if they wanted to do everything one more time in an epic shot returning to Creation (In the UK/it was on Sub Pop in the US) before going off into a rest. Still, despite the feeling that some editing was needed ("Commercial" should have been left off), most of it was cool filled with great hooks. It has the feeling that the party was almost over but not without a couple of good songs to end it with. I still return to it quite a bit.

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