Post by interstateeight on Jan 22, 2011 15:25:57 GMT -8
I think the first song is incredible, and then a little while later I'm listening to "Big Burned Hand" which straight up sounds like Sam Beam found a funky 80's pop hit he loved and dubbed his vocals over it.
The last 4 minutes of "Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me" make me want to pull my eyeballs out of my head. Seriously the most annoying thing Sam Beam has ever done. Overall I think the album is decent. About half really great tracks and half WTF tracks. Slight step down from The Shepherd's Dog, imo.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Jan 23, 2011 20:54:03 GMT -8
Just finished Kaputt (plus Bay of Pigs if you get the vinyl). What the fuck Dan Bejar? I just pretty much had a total moment. As I said in another thread I loved the first side, then by side two I was kinda thinking "Great stuff, but maybe a little to much?". But side three, holy shit! I really forgot where I was for a while. Excellent record experience, for sure. Listening to Bay of Pigs after almost felt giddy. Good job Dan Bejar.
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Jan 23, 2011 21:23:17 GMT -8
Just had it pointed out, that it was actually "side three" that was vinyl only ("Prelude(Estuary)", "Nagel's Marimba", "The Laziest River", "Palm Springs Life", and "Landing on Water"). Wow, these songs really seal the deal.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jan 29, 2011 10:47:46 GMT -8
Ok, I'll do this again...
Conor had a brother who drowned in a bathtub when they were both children. Conor went on to write roughly ninety bagillion songs about it, get rich and contract herpes from some emo chick(s); his brother stayed dead.