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Oh my god... have there been any reports of loose women on 7 headed beasts roaming around? I found a Wilco song I like.

"At Least That's What You Said" is a good song. Is this because most of it is just music? Maybe. I still fucking hate duder's voice. Most of the songs on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot just sound like 20 year olds who got obsessed with the Beatles. Seriously the indie ass licking that went on over that album in the last 5 years is fucking amazing. If you have no musical background/ have only listened to top 40 radio in the last 15 years then sure... I could see being blown away. But c'mon now.
Anyway "A Ghost Is Born" is much better. I just want him to stop singing. Really.

Just stop singing. You can write the songs, you can arrange them, you can make all the faux-deep lyrics you want... just stop singing so I can enjoy at least some of the music on a couple of your albums.

I also have a migraine so this is totally not a good music evaluation day. But the migraine might explain why I'm doing it too. I get hung up on ideas and can't let them go when I'm all migrainey.

Something else - The Polyphonic Spree is just not good music. It just isn't. Tim DeLaughter is not the music messiah that Spin magazine would have you hail him as.


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Jun. 26th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
What things do I like that are bad?

And are you offended that I don't like Wilco or that I don't like the Polyphonic Spree? Or both?

Honestly "A Ghost Is Born" isn't bad at all. It's not totally "my thing" but it's soooo much better than "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot". And I kind of like that they just said "fuck you, we're gonna do a 15 minute ambient piece that includes repeated dentist drill noises" right in the middle of the album.

I totally didn't even mention The Decemberists in this post
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Jun. 27th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
Nostalgia for something doesn't necessarily make it good. Like... There are plenty of bands and albums that I have good associations with (for example, Dookie by Green Day) that, while I enjoyed on some level, for some reason at the time, I know damned well aren't really "good albums".

Coming from the perspective of someone who isn't a big fan and doesn't have a Wilco music history to draw from, A Ghost Is Born, while still not something I'd listen to a lot of because I can't stand his voice, is just a better album than Yankee Foxtrot Hotel. And YFH is an album I've given a chance numerous times over the years.

Maybe putting it his way is better... I don't understand the Wilco thing.
Jun. 26th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
You dislike one of the greatest bands around?

You have made the Tweedy angry

You would hate to take a road trip with me...

Jun. 26th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I always have. I've never understood the appeal. It's not really my type of music, I guess. The fact that I'm even saying that ONE of their albums is listenable is a huge step for me. My previous experience was with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and earlier stuff and I hate it like a 10 year old hates broccoli (irrationally and completely).

I have a really broad taste in music, but specific pockets of utter contempt and loathing.

Jun. 26th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Also - update your journal, man.


They still need to implement audio-comments.
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