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    Lyrical acuity and mum-smarts menju56's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VardÝger View Post
    Especially since he's arguing that nobody can say that Ys is a bad album.
    Yes, I noticed this glaring contradiction too

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillorbiting View Post
    "Does nothing for me" and "not very good" are two very different things if you ask me, too. The entirety of Ys did nothing for me for the better part of a year, but I never once thought it wasn't any good. I just thought it wasn't clicking, and I was right, because then it did (in stages). So if he doesn't like/get two of them, I understand that, but to say they're not good is very bold.
    hmmm, I am going to ask him which two songs and hopefully let you all know

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    This review of The Milk Eyed Mender made me laugh.

    Utterly bonkers. This sounds like Bjork and Kate Bush giving Toyah Wilcox a kicking behind the bike sheds while the Penguin Cafe Orchestra look on. By no means bad but perhaps you should listen to the clips on the Amazon page to help you decide if you should acquire the taste or not. "This side of the blue" and "The book of right on" are the standouts for me but maybe that is because I was familiar with them to start with. Strange but rewarding.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Did you guys hear about this tribute album?

    http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news...ions_of_joanna

    Owen Pallett covers "Peach, Plum, Pear" and M. Ward does "Sadie."
    Last edited by MikeEP; 11-21-2010 at 12:06 AM.

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    Yes - it kicks all sorts of ass

    And it isn't really a tribute album, more like a group of artists who respect her are covering her music to benefit a needed cause

    There are 22 tracks, 21 artists, 6 countries- it is a diverse compilation

    genres include shoegaze, folk, rock, punk, prog, soft jazz, pop and more

    if for a small donation people really like a few tracks, think most are ok and pass as background music, and a few they will never listen to again - that's ok

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    I've just fallen really hard for En Gallop. Love love love.

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    Joanna made NME's "Top 75 Albums of the Year" list, with HOOM coming in at #57. That seems awfully low to me, but it's still good to see her getting mentioned.

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    She's also in Q's list (in the 40s) and Mojo (#13, I think).

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    Her being anywhere but the top 20 of any music list this year is a fucking joke, I'm sorry.

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    The Q one is particularly gag-worthy looking at some of the bollocks ranked above it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Her being anywhere but at the top of any music list this year is a fucking joke, I'm sorry.
    Fixed that for you.

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    it's a long long climb Kari's Avatar
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    You KNOW I agree, Dan! I think she should be #1, obviously, but I respect that she's divisive and Not For Everyone, etc. However, considering the critical acclaim HOOM received, it's sort of unthinkable that she isn't top 20.

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    I wonder if her low ranking is influenced by the fact that the critical acclaim she received wasn't backed up by strong sales. This year, a lot of indie/pitchforky bands and artists made it big on the charts: Sufjan and the National got top 10 Billboard rankings, Arcade Fire topped both the UK and the US charts etc. This didn't happen for Joanna, and after the critical success of Ys, many people (including myself) expected it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    Did you guys hear about this tribute album?

    http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news...ions_of_joanna

    Owen Pallett covers "Peach, Plum, Pear" and M. Ward does "Sadie."
    The benefit project is out and avail for download:
    http://www.versionsofjoanna.com

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    We have a year-end No.1!

    Uncut blog
    http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/index.ph...&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

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