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Forum: Music 09:00 AM - 12/24/09
Replies: 106
Views: 4,309
Posted By Osto
Obviously, when it comes down to the real defining factor whether an album is good or not it's completely subject to perception/personal opinion. However, there are certain generalities of music...
Forum: Music 09:24 PM - 12/22/09
Replies: 2,180
Views: 73,654
Posted By Osto
What I like most about the first two albums is that they both still have that 90s pacific northwest sound that's missing from the later records. Same thing goes for Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and...
Forum: Music 05:32 PM - 12/22/09
Replies: 2,180
Views: 73,654
Posted By Osto
The Photo Album might have been the stronger record if it's production matched Transatlanticism's. The songwriting is definately there, but the production work is just so bland, even in comparison...
Forum: Music 12:20 PM - 12/20/09
Replies: 106
Views: 4,309
Posted By Osto
All I'm trying to say is that it would be very difficult to downplay the album as anything less than great. The album contains countless factors that are commonly critically acclaimed and praised on...
Forum: Music 06:31 PM - 12/18/09
Replies: 106
Views: 4,309
Posted By Osto
I mean, obviously I'm a little biased because I'm a huge fan of the album. But all personal influence aside, the album is undeniably a great piece of work. From the thematic execution of the concept...
Forum: Music 09:41 AM - 12/18/09
Replies: 106
Views: 4,309
Posted By Osto
Please keep in mind that it works better as a whole piece of work and not just a collection of songs, although if you were to judge each song individually, the last four are the best and easiest to...
Forum: Music 06:27 PM - 12/17/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
Sad Songs and their self titled aren't anywhere near as good as their later two albums, but they're definately worth the listen. Also, they have a non album song on the Dark Was the Night...
Forum: Music 06:24 PM - 12/17/09
Replies: 940
Views: 39,844
Posted By Osto
Source?
Forum: Music 12:58 PM - 12/17/09
Replies: 940
Views: 39,844
Posted By Osto
That would be pretty awesome. As blessed as I am by getting a Moon & Antarctica LP before they were rare, the only other ones I could aquire cheaply were WWD, Sad Sappy Sucker, and the new EP. I...
Forum: Music 05:31 PM - 12/16/09
Replies: 106
Views: 4,309
Posted By Osto
Easily my favorite album of the year. I'm absolutely awestruck that anyone can find it anything less than fantastic.
Forum: Music 09:58 PM - 12/15/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
As awesome as it is that you guys are offering in depth interpretations and perceptions of the album...doesn't anyone else think milking it for all it's worth has been turned into beating a dead...
Forum: Music 09:36 PM - 12/15/09
Replies: 139
Views: 5,475
Posted By Osto
Jeeeeez. What, did I come late to the party or something? There's SO MUCH great material to talk about here!

I've been going out of my way to not listen to his stronger albums to become more...
Forum: Music 09:41 PM - 12/14/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
Well yeah, even Aeroplane in all it's holy power and majesty is not strong enough to keep me from skipping Ghost and Untitled to get to Two Headed Boy pt.2 ...probably not because those songs are...
Forum: Music 09:19 PM - 12/14/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
Hmm...I don't know. I have a hard time not skipping Mistaken For Strangers, Squalor Victoria, Guest Room, and Ada. The rest is absolute gold but those songs don't do much for me personally.
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Forum: Music 09:00 PM - 12/14/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
Hmm...I've never thought about that with The National before. As thematic as Alligator and Boxer are they don't have that cohesive "whole" feeling to either of them; something that benefits from...
Forum: Music 02:45 AM - 12/13/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
Personally I wouldn't mind a more upbeat The National. They did a great job on So Far Around the Bend.


Edit: Also, I'm not too worried about hearing them having a song you can dance to. Knowing...
Forum: Music 04:08 PM - 12/12/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
Hell no! They don't know anything. I find more to like from people on boards like these than I ever would a Rolling Stone magazine, although they do provide a good laugh...they just released their...
Forum: Music 04:01 PM - 12/12/09
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Osto
Haha, I think that's the first time I've seen you respond so bluntly. Personally I don't see what makes it that much less "pretty solid" than the others but I agree that it feels a little lacking in...
Forum: Music 11:31 PM - 12/11/09
Replies: 132
Views: 5,558
Posted By Osto
Like I've mentioned before, I really like the new record. It's incredibly consistent even if none of the songs rank up there with their classic material. HOWEVER...I really try to not be anal...
Forum: Music 11:26 PM - 12/11/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
The idea of professional criticism expects there to be a certain amount of credibility in each critic, kind of like "putting them on a pedestal", or giving them a certain authority that the average...
Forum: Music 06:29 PM - 12/11/09
Replies: 3,762
Views: 160,193
Posted By Osto
What I really enjoy about the Sun on the Sand write ups is the "for the fans, by the fans" appeal of them. They remove the distance between the reader and the writer which benefits the final product...
Forum: Music 06:20 PM - 12/11/09
Replies: 71
Views: 1,658
Posted By Osto
Well I'm so glad to hear that. I HIGHLY recommend that you check out Emerald City and Pixel Revolt. (Although a lot of people will tell you Cellar Door is his best) I think you'll find a lot to...
Forum: Music 06:18 PM - 12/11/09
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Osto
I'm surprised at the acclaim for Cellar Door so far. I enjoy the album but personally I feel those following it are more focused and less weighed down by too many different sounds in the mix at once.
Forum: Music 06:15 PM - 12/11/09
Replies: 125
Views: 3,991
Posted By Osto
Worlds Apart is a very good album and all but nothing on it comes close to the highlights of Source Tags. It's really just a matter of comparing a very good album to one of the best albums of the...
Forum: Music 11:04 AM - 12/11/09
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Osto
I agree that one of his biggest flaws (possibly his only key flaw) is a lack of range in sound over his albums, and for the longest time I dismissed him because of it. However, having gone back to...


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