Never checked out the Lollla boards, but the Coachella boards turned me off completely. You people are infinitely more awesome than pretty much everyone I saw posting there.
There are some really bright and funny people on every board, people I fully respect, even on the Coachella board. There is much less riff raff here though. The average age of the regulars here is much higher than the Coach/Lolla board, and our youngsters are some of the better posters (instead of the pretentious annoying fucks).
One of my favorite people online physically lives in Vancouver (BC), but internet speaking, lives on the Lolla board. I wish he hung out here.
Just got through the Slint album for the first time...and I think that's about enough for me.
Honestly, it was a struggle to get through. It didn't do anything for me at all. The vocals were terrible and the band didn't sound cohesive to me at all. I mostly agree with blacksmile, I found it meandering and too often I was waiting for something to happen, and when something actually did happen, the payoff wasn't nearly worth it.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jul 7, 2011 8:34:33 GMT -8
I actually kind of really love this. Obviously a strong influence on Rob Crow's early stuff (Heavy Vegetable, Thingy). I've never been real big on the more chaotic-sounding math rock but this is just laid back enough for it to be totally satisfying.
Getting pretty stoked for this thread over the next couple months.
OK my final verdict on N.A.S.A is that there are a few very enjoyable tracks in there. I've already mentioned the Kanye/Santogold/Lykke Li track which stood out off the hop, but on second, third and fourth listen I really came to enjoy the ODB/Karen O track and "Whachadoin?" (feat. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner) ended up being my favorite. I just really loved the production on that track. The ring tone melody is super fun.
Overall I had a good time listening to it though, and am generally excited to continue this process. Now for something completely different in Slint.
***edit*** No one else has posted yet, so I'll just edit this one.
I'm almost done with the first listen of Spiderland. I've actually really enjoyed the instrumentation side of it, but the vocals are just weird to me. It reminds me of that one Nada Surf song that every kid who is old enough to remember 1994 knows.
That said I really really love "Washer". The vocals actually work here and it doesn't feel like an angsty teenager reading prose from a diary.
More later when I've has a couple more listens.
Last Edit: Jul 7, 2011 18:08:04 GMT -8 by emptyfox
That board is also notorious for having high school kids who think they know everything
Jay and Silent Bob are terrible, one-note jokes that only stoners laugh at. They're fucking clown shoes. If they were real, I'd beat the shit out of them for being so stupid. I can't believe Miramax would have anything to do with this shit. I, for one, will be boycotting this movie. Who's with me?