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Old 10-12-2006, 01:21 PM   #21
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Grown a little tired of Godspeed over the years, they are good, but there are just too many bands out there now expanding on what they've been doing and its really starting to become quite a tired genre - at least in parts. 'F#a#infinity' isn't their best album in my opinion, always pick 'yanqui uxo' over that and the rest of 'em.



i know what you mean, the whole post rock scene, for lack of a better term, has become a joke. starting with explosions in the sky.

i'm going to have to fight you on yanqui uxo though- i think it's their worst
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:29 PM   #22
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i know what you mean, the whole post rock scene, for lack of a better term, has become a joke. starting with explosions in the sky.

i'm going to have to fight you on yanqui uxo though- i think it's their worst


OH! You did not just say Explosions is crap!
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:25 PM   #23
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I dono, they are talented, Dead Flag Blues is probably my fav (or sleep)

but

its kind of tiedous to listen to them...i dont like bands where i feel like its a job to listen to them, and after 15 minutes it becomes a job

i think alot of it has to do with the fact that i put alot of weight on the lyrics of song

none-the-less, they are the best at what they do for sure

Are they related to My Morning Jacket in some way?
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:45 PM   #24
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Just gave them another listen, can't say my opinion has improved. Does anybody actually actively listen to these guys?

I guess I just don't have the patience.
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:11 AM   #25
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No one's anywhere near as good as them at doing it though.


I do agree that they're good at what they do and that there aren't many bands the same size as them playing the same thing that come off better, but there are much better post-rock bands out there.

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i know what you mean, the whole post rock scene, for lack of a better term, has become a joke. starting with explosions in the sky.

i'm going to have to fight you on yanqui uxo though- i think it's their worst


Not a joke, just over-crowded and repetitive. There's still people creating good stuff (I'd highly recommend any Triosk album - kind of jazzy post-rock - and if you can get Sparrows Swarm & Sing's 'Untitled II' on vinyl still then that is well worth picking up) but most of the time you listen to an album and you've heard it all before.
And yes, EiTS, booooooring.
'Yanqui UXO' was a great album. 'Rockets fall...' is probably my favourite Godspeed track, although that's partially to do with the title as well.
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:13 PM   #26
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I'd highly recommend any Triosk album - kind of jazzy post-rock


i'll have to look into that one. is it do make say think jazzy? or tortoise jazzy? or none of the above. i can't can't say i'm a big fan of tortoise- or, well, a fan at all.

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if you can get Sparrows Swarm & Sing's 'Untitled II' on vinyl still then that is well worth picking up.


i got ahold of one of their albums a while back, i think it was that one. on first listen, i found it dull and borning, but i'll have to give it another shot
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:16 AM   #27
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They try to act Indie but everyone knows The Godspeed Mafia all drive Porsches.


Anyways they're quite good. I really like their F#A# Infinity album.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:46 AM   #28
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They try to act Indie but everyone knows The Godspeed Mafia all drive Porsches.


uh, no.

as if it even matters- but no.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:07 PM   #29
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^ I was joking. That's a quote from Nick Diamonds of the Unicorns. I just figured people would get the reference.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:08 PM   #30
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They're great. I have three of their albums.
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #31
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haha, starsnostars just got indied.
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^ I was joking. That's a quote from Nick Diamonds of the Unicorns. I just figured people would get the reference.

oh, well i can't stand the unicorns, so that would be why
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i'll have to look into that one. is it do make say think jazzy? or tortoise jazzy? or none of the above. i can't can't say i'm a big fan of tortoise- or, well, a fan at all.


Out of the two, I'd say more DMST as I don't ever remember Tortoise being that jazzy, but maybe I'll have to go back and listen to both of their stuff again to compare.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:18 PM   #34
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #35
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Yeah I first heard East Hastings on 28 Days Later, and, not knowing who it was by, really liked it. I then went and found out who it was and listened to all the stuff on Myspace. Really great music, definately talented, but I haven't got round to ordering any albums yet.
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:34 PM   #36
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very good music. i'll listen to a song or two every once in a while,
usually when i'm walking, or while it's raining.

is f#a#infinity literally referencing the repetition
of those notes/chords forever? just wondering
if it's significant at all or just whatever.
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very good music. i'll listen to a song or two every once in a while,
usually when i'm walking, or while it's raining.

is f#a#infinity literally referencing the repetition
of those notes/chords forever? just wondering
if it's significant at all or just whatever.


on the vinyl version (which is different to the cd version) the first side begins in f sharp and the second half in a sharp. the record ends in a locked groove, playing over and over, hence the infinity.
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:25 AM   #38
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godspeed are one of my faviroites
heres some artists like them if anyone cares:
Explosions in the sky
A silver mt. zion
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:26 AM   #39
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wait did some bands name themselves after godspeed songs, or did godspeed name their songs after some bands?

either way, not very cool..
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Old 10-29-2006, 05:39 AM   #40
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there is a band called antennas to heaven. thats taken of a godspeed album, and they are a pretty good band.
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