You don't have to worry about busting my balls. Feel free. Lord knows I bust my share of balls; I hope you know that when it happens to be your balls that I am busting it is only in the interest of egalitarianism. Keep that in mind when I start rampaging because you don't like Christmas music.
I guess I haven't listened to enough Pedro the Lion to really get his deal. Maybe it's emo bands that I have an aversion to.
Haha, touche on the emo remark. There's a reason Pedro the Lion was my favorite band during the height of my pubescent angst. It was never in my plans to see David Bazan ever again until I heard he would be playing Control in it's entirety in December, I've never heard him play my favorite song, A Mind of Her Own, and it's on that album so I have to go... but really, I don't care enough anymore to defend him.
And I really fucking hope you show me some Christmas music that doesn't give me a headache instantly. Talk about golly gee willikers... good God (no pun intended) if that shit doesn't get under my skin.
I think that he's the least talented of the four. He's an amazing drummer, he's got a beautiful voice. But Avey brings the aggression, Deakin brings the weird and Geologist brings the Eno. Those are the things I like most about Animal Collective. Panda's a little, like, golly gee willikers for my taste.
Couldn't agree more with what you've said about what each member brings to the band. But if we're talking about talent in general, I don't think there's much basis for comparison until Geologist/Deakin release a solo album that comes even close to touching Person Pitch. Avey Tare is an alien so he doesn't count.
Juuust teasing. I've been waiting YEARS to see a weird Sufjan show, I'm so down.
Not the same thing. He's not pretending anything -- I mean, he's doing a Christmas tour. My comment was in reference to bands like Collective Soul who have an agenda but try to obfuscate it through euphemism and contemporary production trends. Sufjan's thing is that he is a cynic who can't help, for one reason or another, having a strong belief in Christianity, and his music tends to deal with trying to reconcile those beliefs as they relate to himself and his place in the world.
I hear you for sure, not trying to bust anyone's balls. No need to defend a dislike of Collective Soul. I just feel like what you said about Sufjan applies perfefctly to David Bazan who we were origingally talking about when the comment was made. Son of a preacher who was ostrisized from his family for being a skeptic. Most Pedro the Lion songs are about Christian hypocracy and fear mongering, yet he can't seem to escape the impossed guilt and self-hatred for being a "bad Christian".
Regardless, superstoked for Sufjan! A little worried that it's a Christmas Tour... I used to say that I hated Country music the most but Christmas music gives it a run for it's money. Something tells me Sufjan Christmas music will be a different story, though.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Oct 8, 2012 17:45:57 GMT -5
Different strokes. I can totally dig on the Panda drone, specifically, Slowmotion and Benefica. I prefer Percussion Panda hands down and Person Pitch was a perfect fucking album that played to his strengths. I just like that Tomboy sounds like he locked himself in a basement and never came out until it was complete. Then again, I'd probably argue with any statement that begins with "Panda's not super-great at..."
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Oct 8, 2012 15:41:35 GMT -5
Aimee Mann- Bachelor no. 2 Mum- Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy Grizzly Bear- Shields Built to Spill- Perfect From Now On Explosions in the Sky- Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Flying Lotus- Until the Queit Comes Animal Collective- Centipede Hz Dan Deacon- America Deerhoof- Breakup Song