Round 2 Group 2: mxdwn.com Album of the Year Nominationswithouttheitch (7:21:25 PM): who else are we waiting for?
thecityofbrass (7:21:30 PM): no one really
thecityofbrass (7:21:34 PM): just prepping one thing
thecityofbrass (7:21:38 PM): and we can dive into it
ToonTownHooligan (7:21:50 PM): getting my trunks
ToonTownHooligan (7:21:58 PM): stretching
withouttheitch (7:22:07 PM): albatross!
ToonTownHooligan (7:22:17 PM): ahhhh
thecityofbrass (7:22:39 PM): hahahahaa
ToonTownHooligan (7:22:41 PM): pulled a hammy
thecityofbrass (7:22:52 PM): what’s it with you and the athletic jokes Matthew?
withouttheitch (7:23:12 PM): don’t knock it, he’s got a swimmer’s height
thecityofbrass (7:23:24 PM): this is true!
ToonTownHooligan (7:23:25 PM): The doctor says I need a hobbie.
ToonTownHooligan (7:23:48 PM): Since actual sports are just way too much work, I make athletic jokes
mxdwnbrendan (7:24:00 PM): makes sense
withouttheitch (7:24:07 PM): and since philly will have no actual sports teams this winter…
ToonTownHooligan (7:24:18 PM): That way I feel part of the game through my own cynicism
mxdwnbrendan (7:24:19 PM): haha yeah
ToonTownHooligan (7:24:55 PM): Eh, Philly won’t have a sports team I’ll cheer for till 2009 when they get a soccer team
withouttheitch (7:25:03 PM): true dat
withouttheitch (7:25:27 PM): the eagles are finding new ways to lose, nobody cares about the sixers, and i’ve never seen the flyers look this bad
withouttheitch (7:25:54 PM): it’s only 2 wks since the world series and i can’t wait to hear “march madness” and “pitchers and catchers report”
mxdwnbrendan (7:25:59 PM): looks like just Bon Jovi’s band of indoor football machines is all we got left
ToonTownHooligan (7:26:01 PM): But hey, the eagles aren’t about winning, they’re about their fans
mxdwnbrendan (7:26:02 PM): …shit
thecityofbrass (7:26:27 PM): well….
withouttheitch (7:26:28 PM): hey, didn’t the soul actually win a playoff game?
thecityofbrass (7:26:37 PM): Robert and I have the Lakers and the Clippers….
mxdwnbrendan (7:26:47 PM): no idea
withouttheitch (7:27:19 PM): mxdwn.com, all that matters in sports
mxdwnbrendan (7:27:23 PM): haha
withouttheitch (7:27:24 PM): 😉
thecityofbrass (7:27:30 PM): hahahahahahaa
ToonTownHooligan (7:27:36 PM): The lakers can at least have promise as long as Jerry Lucas is scouting talent for them
thecityofbrass (7:27:39 PM): someday… you never know….
ToonTownHooligan (7:28:16 PM): That would be the coolest thing since MTV’s Rock N Jock
thecityofbrass (7:28:31 PM): pfffffff
thecityofbrass (7:28:32 PM): hahahaaha
thecityofbrass (7:28:34 PM): alright
thecityofbrass (7:28:36 PM): everybody ready?
withouttheitch (7:28:40 PM): i think they still do that during the super bowl
mxdwnrobert (7:28:44 PM): ready
mxdwnbrendan (7:28:48 PM): jagshemesh
withouttheitch (7:28:53 PM): with special celebrity coach THE ROCK
withouttheitch (7:28:59 PM): oh, yes, ready
thecityofbrass (7:29:03 PM): hahaha
ToonTownHooligan (7:29:07 PM): Wait
ToonTownHooligan (7:29:09 PM): Wait
ToonTownHooligan (7:29:15 PM): Almost, there we go
ToonTownHooligan (7:29:19 PM): Ready
thecityofbrass (7:29:24 PM): Robert
withouttheitch (7:29:25 PM): (had to pull his trunks on)
thecityofbrass (7:29:27 PM): you’re up first!
mxdwnrobert (7:29:38 PM): phone call, sec
withouttheitch (7:29:43 PM): doh!
mxdwnbrendan (7:29:47 PM): haha
mxdwnrobert (7:29:54 PM): can you skip me
mxdwnbrendan (7:30:19 PM): ur givin a bad name to the mxdwn(insert name here)’s dude
mxdwnbrendan (7:30:26 PM): haha jk
thecityofbrass (7:30:44 PM): you gonna be long?
mxdwnrobert (7:30:51 PM): think so, work call
thecityofbrass (7:31:08 PM): well we’ll wait a couple minutes then
thecityofbrass (7:31:21 PM): even if we have someone else go first, I still want you in the conversation
mxdwnrobert (7:31:40 PM): think you should skip me
thecityofbrass (7:32:00 PM): like I say, even if we do, I still want you in the conversation, so we’re gonna wait
thecityofbrass (7:32:12 PM): do what you got to
thecityofbrass (7:32:14 PM): we’ll be here
withouttheitch (7:32:35 PM): we’ll be here rappin’ on the best damn sports chat, period
thecityofbrass (7:32:38 PM): hahaha
thecityofbrass (7:32:41 PM): damn straight!
mxdwnrobert (7:36:26 PM): gonna do what I can here
thecityofbrass (7:36:39 PM): still on the phone?
mxdwnrobert (7:36:46 PM): SOTY: The Shins Phantom Limb, Built to Spill: Conventional Wisdom
mxdwnrobert (7:36:53 PM): yeah, on the phone
withouttheitch (7:37:11 PM): just heard phantom limb the other day, nice song
mxdwnrobert (7:37:29 PM): heard phantom limb this week for the first time
thecityofbrass (7:38:04 PM): where’s that from?
mxdwnbrendan (7:38:09 PM): built to spill is great nice pick
ToonTownHooligan (7:38:22 PM): I second that Brenden
mxdwnrobert (7:38:31 PM): phantom limb is the first, new Shins single
thecityofbrass (7:38:40 PM): is it official?
withouttheitch (7:38:41 PM): yah, album drops in january
thecityofbrass (7:38:45 PM): oh ok
thecityofbrass (7:38:47 PM): cool
withouttheitch (7:38:52 PM): i’ll vouch for it, we’re playing it at y-rock
ToonTownHooligan (7:38:56 PM): <<
thecityofbrass (7:39:11 PM): why do you select each of those Robert?
mxdwnrobert (7:39:22 PM): AOTY: Beck, The Information
mxdwnrobert (7:39:37 PM): It has a modest concept and a spacey feel that is reminiscent of ziggy stardust
withouttheitch (7:39:43 PM): heh, i was wondering if beck would make an appearance
ToonTownHooligan (7:40:02 PM): I still need to hear that one
mxdwnrobert (7:40:05 PM): reminds me of my favorite beck moments from Mellow Gold and Sea Change
ToonTownHooligan (7:40:19 PM): I still haven’t heard Guero though
thecityofbrass (7:40:22 PM): great album
mxdwnbrendan (7:40:26 PM): yeah really
thecityofbrass (7:40:31 PM): just a smidge better then Guero
withouttheitch (7:40:35 PM): sea change, huh? even with all the beats?
withouttheitch (7:40:40 PM): interesting
thecityofbrass (7:40:49 PM): yeah, it’s about halfway between Sea Change and Guero
mxdwnrobert (7:41:47 PM): okay back, finally have full attention
thecityofbrass (7:41:52 PM): awesome
withouttheitch (7:41:54 PM): wb robert
mxdwnrobert (7:42:16 PM): this album was started just after Sea Change with Nigel Goodrich at the helm
mxdwnrobert (7:42:32 PM): then shelved for three years ’til their schedules matched up again
mxdwnrobert (7:43:06 PM): it feels like it picks up where Sea Change left off but, as adam points out, has a lot of beats and electronica
mxdwnrobert (7:43:33 PM): reminding me of moments from Mellow Gold as well
ToonTownHooligan (7:43:35 PM): Nice nice nice
thecityofbrass (7:43:53 PM): awesome
withouttheitch (7:44:01 PM): if it’s a half-decent balance… i can imagine how good it might be
mxdwnrobert (7:44:13 PM): it’s an impressive effort
thecityofbrass (7:44:28 PM): don’t forget to say why you picked those two songs too 🙂
withouttheitch (7:44:41 PM): yah… the shins, so fast?
mxdwnrobert (7:44:42 PM): not as accessible as say Odelay…
mxdwnrobert (7:44:50 PM): but the kind of Beck album I like
mxdwnrobert (7:45:00 PM): The Shins keep blowing me away
mxdwnrobert (7:45:20 PM): heard this new single on KCRW this week
mxdwnrobert (7:45:34 PM): and had someone who will remain nameless make me a bootleg
mxdwnrobert (7:46:02 PM): haven’t taken it out of my cd player yet
ToonTownHooligan (7:46:05 PM): uh oh, the b-word
thecityofbrass (7:46:14 PM): nice
mxdwnrobert (7:46:26 PM): if this song is any indication I am expecting a much more focused album
mxdwnrobert (7:46:41 PM): a leap forward artistically, time will tell
withouttheitch (7:46:56 PM): do i hear best of
mxdwnrobert (7:46:57 PM): as for Built to Spill
withouttheitch (7:46:59 PM): ’07?
mxdwnrobert (7:47:14 PM): yes, shins drops Jan. ’07
ToonTownHooligan (7:47:37 PM): That’s productivity. It’s not even December yet
mxdwnrobert (7:47:51 PM): I’ve been a fan of BTS since the beginning and as much as I’ve liked previous offerings
mxdwnrobert (7:49:30 PM): this album is more focused, stripped down production and feels fresher and more approachable than anything they’ve done thus far
thecityofbrass (7:49:54 PM): nice
thecityofbrass (7:50:39 PM): muy bueno
mxdwnrobert (7:50:40 PM): this single is probably the most uptempo track on the album
mxdwnrobert (7:50:57 PM): and there is a definite Neil Young influence creeping in…
mxdwnrobert (7:51:14 PM): which is what seems to happen to alt bands when they get older
thecityofbrass (7:51:35 PM): oh to live on / sugar mountain….
mxdwnrobert (7:51:49 PM): not judging mind you but, anyone else notice that trend?
withouttheitch (7:52:12 PM): heh, i don’t believe the BTS track is anywhere near sugar mountain, son
thecityofbrass (7:52:19 PM): some places yah
withouttheitch (7:52:28 PM): eh, just me, then
thecityofbrass (7:52:35 PM): definitely some bands that have gone that way
thecityofbrass (7:53:21 PM): awesome
thecityofbrass (7:53:26 PM): great Robert
mxdwnbrendan (7:53:28 PM): i can see Neil in BTS for sure
thecityofbrass (7:53:43 PM): let’s keep it rolling
mxdwnrobert (7:53:47 PM): thanks for your patience… it’s been a day
thecityofbrass (7:53:52 PM): no worries man
thecityofbrass (7:53:53 PM): 🙂
thecityofbrass (7:53:57 PM): and…..
thecityofbrass (7:53:59 PM): I’m up next
thecityofbrass (7:54:10 PM): Album of the Year:
thecityofbrass (7:54:22 PM): Peeping Tom – s/t
thecityofbrass (7:54:32 PM): A six year in the making pop project
ToonTownHooligan (7:54:32 PM): WOOHAH!
withouttheitch (7:54:40 PM): a no-brainer, and yet… stolen!
thecityofbrass (7:54:46 PM): from a man that was more than happy to make experimental noise
thecityofbrass (7:55:01 PM): labored over for years
thecityofbrass (7:55:26 PM): this is a tuneful album making the best use of Mike Patton’s many many collaborations
thecityofbrass (7:55:37 PM): here particulary, featuring the likes
thecityofbrass (7:56:03 PM): of Dan the Automator, Dub Trio, Amon Tobin, Massive Attack, Rahzel, Gel, Odd Nosdam and Doseone
thecityofbrass (7:56:06 PM): AND
thecityofbrass (7:56:14 PM): Norah Jones of all people
mxdwnrobert (7:57:08 PM): I very much look forward to hearing this opus of Patton’s
thecityofbrass (7:57:18 PM): bouncy, emphatic and unapologetically pop-y
thecityofbrass (7:57:34 PM): quite possibly his best piece of work since Lovage
thecityofbrass (7:57:44 PM): Song of the Year 1
withouttheitch (7:57:51 PM): it is his most accessible work since FNM, and yet still more challenging than most stuff out there
thecityofbrass (7:57:58 PM): Hank III – D Ray White
mxdwnbrendan (7:58:07 PM): ooo number 2 from hank!
thecityofbrass (7:58:33 PM): good ole Hank’s tale of a southern family surviving hard times in the face of adversity
thecityofbrass (7:58:42 PM): truly the country version of crescendo
thecityofbrass (7:59:41 PM): Hank’s snarl here is inspiring
thecityofbrass (8:00:04 PM): Song of the Year 2
thecityofbrass (8:00:11 PM): Peeping Tom – Don’t Even Trip
withouttheitch (8:00:22 PM): oooo, a dark horse from PT
thecityofbrass (8:00:24 PM): this one’s all about the hook
ToonTownHooligan (8:00:27 PM): PT racking up the noms
thecityofbrass (8:00:40 PM): “I know that assholes grow on trees / but I’m here to clear the leaves”
thecityofbrass (8:00:46 PM): over 5 minutes
thecityofbrass (8:00:52 PM): in lenght
thecityofbrass (8:01:05 PM): yet constantly building energy
thecityofbrass (8:01:11 PM): without increasing BPM
thecityofbrass (8:01:32 PM): sleek, dark and soulful all at once
thecityofbrass (8:01:41 PM): 🙂
thecityofbrass (8:02:12 PM): thoughts everyone?
mxdwnrobert (8:02:13 PM): sounds like Hank scored a winner
mxdwnbrendan (8:02:34 PM): hank III has my full support
withouttheitch (8:02:35 PM): all this PT stuff is gonna split votes, y’know
mxdwnrobert (8:02:36 PM): can’t wait to hear it
thecityofbrass (8:02:37 PM): easily the best thing I’ve heard in years
thecityofbrass (8:02:45 PM): hahahahahaha
thecityofbrass (8:03:05 PM): democratic process in action my man 😉
withouttheitch (8:03:25 PM): PT album is a yellow state
ToonTownHooligan (8:03:26 PM):
mxdwnrobert (8:03:33 PM): is it rockin’ like his assjack stuff… country vibe…?
thecityofbrass (8:03:33 PM): hahahhahaha
thecityofbrass (8:03:43 PM): it’s more of the outlaw country side
thecityofbrass (8:03:46 PM): but the second disk
thecityofbrass (8:03:49 PM): holy crap
thecityofbrass (8:03:58 PM): it makes Radiohead look lazy
mxdwnrobert (8:04:01 PM): it’s a family traditi
Round 2 Group 2: mxdwn.com Album of the Year Nominationswithouttheitch (7:21:25 PM): who else are we waiting for?