Round 3 Group 2: mxdwn.com Album of the Year NominationsToonTownHooligan (2:18:42 PM): Hick in the house
withouttheitch has entered the chat room.
freshstyles26 (2:18:56 PM): yo yo yo
withouttheitch (2:19:05 PM): [jack bauer voice:] i’
withouttheitch (2:19:07 PM): m in
ToonTownHooligan (2:19:13 PM): Hipster, I missed you
thecityofbrass (2:19:13 PM): hahahaahaa
freshstyles26 (2:19:25 PM): i try
freshstyles26 (2:19:28 PM): 😉
thecityofbrass (2:19:45 PM): how’s everyone doing today?
mxdwnbrendan has entered the chat room.
withouttheitch (2:20:02 PM): let’s get it on, yo
withouttheitch (2:20:21 PM): i have 2/3 of blink 182 waitin’ on me
ToonTownHooligan (2:20:57 PM): No angels and airwaves – music’s next great leap forward?
freshstyles26 (2:21:05 PM): hahaha
withouttheitch (2:21:17 PM): nope. +44 is where it’s at, yo.
withouttheitch (2:21:25 PM): ‘scuse me: (+44)
withouttheitch (2:21:36 PM): because w/o the parens it’s JUST NOT THE SAME
ToonTownHooligan (2:21:36 PM): you’re ‘scused
thecityofbrass (2:22:07 PM): hahaha
thecityofbrass (2:22:11 PM): alright everyone
thecityofbrass (2:22:15 PM): just so you know
thecityofbrass (2:22:22 PM): group 1 didn’t go yesterdaya
thecityofbrass (2:22:28 PM): there wasn’t enough people
thecityofbrass (2:22:34 PM): so I delayed it
freshstyles26 (2:22:34 PM): really?
freshstyles26 (2:22:37 PM): whoa
thecityofbrass (2:22:39 PM): most likely till tuesday
ToonTownHooligan (2:22:39 PM): what a burn
withouttheitch (2:22:53 PM): so we get to make their picks tougher? yay!
ToonTownHooligan (2:22:58 PM): till tuesday like voices carry
withouttheitch (2:23:07 PM): *facepalm*
thecityofbrass (2:23:08 PM): hahaha
freshstyles26 (2:23:09 PM): do we get a bonus for being on time??
withouttheitch (2:23:14 PM): touche matthew
freshstyles26 (2:23:19 PM): oh shnaps, we don’t get paid do we??
withouttheitch (2:23:30 PM): two nothings is nothing
freshstyles26 (2:23:36 PM): word.
ToonTownHooligan (2:23:43 PM): but twice as much nothing
freshstyles26 (2:23:51 PM): i’ll take it
ToonTownHooligan (2:24:04 PM): yessssssssssssss( in napoleon dynamite voice)
thecityofbrass (2:24:18 PM): aight
thecityofbrass (2:24:25 PM): let’s do this
ToonTownHooligan (2:24:29 PM): word word
thecityofbrass (2:24:29 PM): Brendan
thecityofbrass (2:24:31 PM): you’re up first
withouttheitch (2:24:32 PM): being on time is a skill, right? chicks dig guys with skills
thecityofbrass (2:24:38 PM): hahaha
ToonTownHooligan (2:24:50 PM): touche bacatcha adam
withouttheitch (2:24:57 PM): *bowing*
mxdwnbrendan (2:25:02 PM): ok sweet
mxdwnbrendan (2:25:19 PM): aoty
mxdwnbrendan (2:25:38 PM): Belle and Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
ToonTownHooligan (2:25:49 PM): And the crowd goes wild
withouttheitch (2:25:58 PM): lotsa b&s luv this year
mxdwnbrendan (2:26:18 PM): that band is one of the most consistent rock bands ive ever heard
ToonTownHooligan (2:26:20 PM): thank heaven for that ampersand
mxdwnbrendan (2:26:28 PM): every record is SO good and this one is no exception
mxdwnbrendan (2:26:43 PM): they get a little more bluesy / folky in certain parts which is kinda cool
mxdwnbrendan (2:27:24 PM): and just the all around happiness and vocal expertise which they always have going for them is totalluy there
mxdwnbrendan (2:27:56 PM): and the production on their records is always so perfect for the sound like just that little sprinkle of reverb to set off the atmosphere
thecityofbrass (2:28:01 PM): great
mxdwnbrendan (2:28:05 PM): perfection for B/S in my opinion
mxdwnbrendan (2:28:42 PM): soty 1 is a single off of a record that i nominated earlier
mxdwnbrendan (2:28:51 PM): morrissey – you have killed me
withouttheitch (2:28:57 PM): MOZZER
thecityofbrass (2:29:01 PM): the moz!
withouttheitch (2:29:17 PM): an underappreciated record
mxdwnbrendan (2:29:22 PM): ringleader of the tormentors is SUCH a great album i HAd to nominate the single too
mxdwnbrendan (2:29:24 PM): yeha for sure
mxdwnbrendan (2:29:30 PM): that song is perfet
withouttheitch (2:30:06 PM): the thing about moz is that even if you tire of his worldview, he has always surrounded himself with great players. smiths included.
mxdwnbrendan (2:30:06 PM): its the total smiths teenage angst thing by which morrissey seems to be forever 22
mxdwnbrendan (2:30:22 PM): yeah totally the band is unbelievable on ringleaders
ToonTownHooligan (2:30:35 PM): Personally, I just love his voice
mxdwnbrendan (2:30:38 PM): his guitarist is a standout
mxdwnbrendan (2:30:47 PM): totally it doesnt get much better
mxdwnbrendan (2:31:04 PM): ok so soty 2
ToonTownHooligan (2:31:19 PM): Even at his weakest songwriting point, he’s still so inviting to my ears
mxdwnbrendan (2:31:33 PM): this ones a bit of a shocker / borderline obscure
mxdwnbrendan (2:31:56 PM): the mountain goats – maybe sprout wings off of “get lonely”
withouttheitch (2:32:07 PM): a bold pick
thecityofbrass (2:32:09 PM): interesting…
withouttheitch (2:32:23 PM): mountain goats have buzz, i’ve heard it
ToonTownHooligan (2:32:29 PM): <<
withouttheitch (2:32:35 PM): now i get to hear the actual song
mxdwnbrendan (2:32:52 PM): that dude sings like his life depends on it which i love
mxdwnbrendan (2:33:11 PM): theyre greatest song is still no children off of tallahassee which i reccomend downloading if you want
mxdwnbrendan (2:33:23 PM): just guitar, voice and cello on the whole record
mxdwnbrendan (2:33:27 PM): brilliant / haunting
ToonTownHooligan (2:33:40 PM): I hear a lot of Nick Drake in them
mxdwnbrendan (2:33:41 PM): (get lobely that is)
thecityofbrass (2:33:59 PM): awesome Brendan
mxdwnbrendan (2:34:03 PM): yeah for sure a little less guitar diffculty though
mxdwnbrendan (2:34:12 PM): welp thats is
thecityofbrass (2:34:26 PM): anyone else have comments regarding Brendan’s picks?
withouttheitch (2:34:47 PM): i’m still waiting to be convinced by b&s, but that’s just me
ToonTownHooligan (2:34:50 PM): No arguments here
withouttheitch (2:35:00 PM): time to dive in
freshstyles26 (2:35:00 PM): convinced?
thecityofbrass (2:35:02 PM): B&S still got it
mxdwnbrendan (2:35:11 PM): haha totally man
ToonTownHooligan (2:35:12 PM): word ray, word
freshstyles26 (2:35:15 PM): oh man, you’re killin’ me here
withouttheitch (2:35:23 PM): just never been interested in them, maybe this will change me
thecityofbrass (2:35:37 PM): we caught them at the Hollywood Bowl this summer
thecityofbrass (2:35:40 PM): …awesome
thecityofbrass (2:35:47 PM): alright
freshstyles26 (2:35:51 PM): yeah… it was great
thecityofbrass (2:35:52 PM): Jen – your turn!
ToonTownHooligan (2:35:55 PM): I caught them with the New Pornos
mxdwnbrendan (2:35:58 PM): you have to be either really happy or like desperate to be cheered up for B/S
ToonTownHooligan (2:36:07 PM): WHAT A SHOW
BeutyfulDisazter (2:36:15 PM): ok album = Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
mxdwnbrendan (2:36:22 PM): AHHHH YES!!!
ToonTownHooligan (2:36:24 PM): YESSSSSSSSSS
withouttheitch (2:36:35 PM): respect is due
BeutyfulDisazter (2:36:50 PM): pretty much every song on that album is great…really chill, very velvet underground
mxdwnbrendan (2:36:57 PM): ugh thank you for doing that i had to just do rats as a song nom
BeutyfulDisazter (2:37:04 PM): and that kim chick sounds EXACTLY like nico
BeutyfulDisazter (2:37:08 PM): which i love and respect
BeutyfulDisazter (2:37:13 PM): yeah rats is a good song
withouttheitch (2:37:20 PM): “that kim chick”
thecityofbrass (2:37:21 PM): can’t go wrong with Kim Gordon!
withouttheitch (2:37:36 PM): what is she, 50? a hip mama indeed
BeutyfulDisazter (2:38:01 PM): ok and then songs….
BeutyfulDisazter (2:38:17 PM): i have to nominate my boys from dirty pretty things…the enemy
BeutyfulDisazter (2:38:31 PM): according to itunes ive listened to it 57 times since july
mxdwnbrendan (2:38:38 PM): ooo ok the new libertines
thecityofbrass (2:38:44 PM): hahahahahaha
BeutyfulDisazter (2:38:48 PM): yes exactly
ToonTownHooligan (2:38:57 PM): *claps in agreement*
BeutyfulDisazter (2:39:08 PM): its a good song…it sounds very raw and angry and kind of thrown together and i dig that
thecityofbrass (2:39:24 PM): more spontaneous than haphazard?
withouttheitch (2:39:25 PM): kinda like pete himself
BeutyfulDisazter (2:39:33 PM): also carl barat’s accent is really thick and awesome and i just really like listening to that boy sing
BeutyfulDisazter (2:39:44 PM): actually i think the song is about how pissed off barat is at doherty
BeutyfulDisazter (2:39:47 PM): thus “the enemy”
withouttheitch (2:39:52 PM): point taken
BeutyfulDisazter (2:40:11 PM): ok and then the second song is The Purrs – Get on With Your Life
withouttheitch (2:40:25 PM): hmmm
BeutyfulDisazter (2:40:31 PM): that song is freakin great…i just envision it being on a quentin tarentino soundtrack
BeutyfulDisazter (2:40:40 PM): or in trainspotting
withouttheitch (2:40:48 PM): a definite “whozat” moment…. curious to hear them
thecityofbrass (2:40:54 PM): Purrs are good stuff!
BeutyfulDisazter (2:41:00 PM): the scene where he falls thru the floor…definitely can hear this song in the background
thecityofbrass (2:41:51 PM): nice Jen
thecityofbrass (2:41:59 PM): I must admit
BeutyfulDisazter (2:42:08 PM): yes im going to have to agree
thecityofbrass (2:42:14 PM): I feel like I already know Dirty Pretty Things from talking to you about them
thecityofbrass (2:42:19 PM): even though I’ve yet to hear one single note
BeutyfulDisazter (2:42:26 PM): hahahahaha becuz of my borderline obsession
mxdwnbrendan (2:42:26 PM): haha
BeutyfulDisazter (2:42:29 PM): ok obsession
thecityofbrass (2:42:38 PM): exactly!
thecityofbrass (2:42:50 PM): any further/thoughts comments for Jen?
withouttheitch (2:43:06 PM): i’m good here
freshstyles26 (2:43:09 PM): i’m glad you nominated sy jen
ToonTownHooligan (2:43:12 PM): Nice picks
freshstyles26 (2:43:19 PM): totally new sound for them
thecityofbrass (2:43:20 PM): much love and respect to SY
mxdwnbrendan (2:43:20 PM): i trust you on the purrs if you nominated sonic youth and dirty pretty things
BeutyfulDisazter (2:43:24 PM): sweeet
thecityofbrass (2:43:30 PM): Matthew!
thecityofbrass (2:43:31 PM): you’re up
ToonTownHooligan (2:44:09 PM): AOTY
thecityofbrass (2:44:54 PM): drumroll………….
ToonTownHooligan (2:45:11 PM): I’m unveiling this one tonight, because above all it has impressed me more than any album this year. It practically leaped out of the speakers and said “I’m the best”
thecityofbrass (2:45:24 PM): the suspense!
ToonTownHooligan (2:45:29 PM): Grizzly Bear- Yellow House
thecityofbrass (2:45:35 PM): wow!
withouttheitch (2:45:35 PM): wow
thecityofbrass (2:45:41 PM): The Grizz in the house
freshstyles26 (2:45:44 PM): i was gonna say shaikra
withouttheitch (2:45:49 PM): warp records represent
ToonTownHooligan (2:45:55 PM): She ended up at 4th
withouttheitch (2:46:03 PM): ROFL
mxdwnbrendan (2:46:17 PM): sick
ToonTownHooligan (2:46:39 PM): With my background as a filmmaker, I think I have an active imagination
ToonTownHooligan (2:47:02 PM): This album pushed my mind from the opening to the closing
ToonTownHooligan (2:47:59 PM): I mean that in the best possible way if it comes across otherwise
ToonTownHooligan (2:48:12 PM): review
ToonTownHooligan (2:48:28 PM): If you want more of my thoughts, they’re all there
ToonTownHooligan (2:48:50 PM): Is it cool that I do that?
thecityofbrass (2:48:55 PM): sure
ToonTownHooligan (2:49:00 PM): K
thecityofbrass (2:49:07 PM): Matthew – pushin’ the envelope!
ToonTownHooligan (2:49:11 PM): Moving on SOTY #1
ToonTownHooligan (2:50:02 PM): From the album that, in my favs, actually finished 4th (NO BEN, NOT SHAKIRA)
thecityofbrass (2:50:19 PM): hey! her hips don’t lie!
ToonTownHooligan (2:50:37 PM): Wolf Like Me by TV on the Radio from their infinitely awesome Return To Cookie Mountain
withouttheitch (2:50:46 PM): *applause*
BeutyfulDisazter (2:50:51 PM): yay!
mxdwnbrendan (2:51:02 PM): sick
withouttheitch (2:51:05 PM): has anyone nom’d that album yet?
thecityofbrass (2:51:07 PM): (not yet nominated for AOTY yet I’d like to point out)
mxdwnbrendan (2:51:10 PM): grizz and tv on the radio???
mxdwnbrendan (2:51:16 PM): great choices
ToonTownHooligan (2:51:44 PM): The only way this song is any better (and it’s near perfect as is) is when you hear it live
freshstyles26 (2:51:54 PM): I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM THAT YOU NOMINATED THAT !!!
thecityofbrass (2:52:03 PM): AHHH
Round 3 Group 2: mxdwn.com Album of the Year NominationsToonTownHooligan (2:18:42 PM): Hick in the house