Originally Posted by macrocheesium
That's fair. But I think another reason to buy new albums is bands who maintain that same sound but greatly improve it. With Alcest, for example, I think Les Voyages is much better than the other two even though the style is very much the same. If you never buy new albums for certain bands because you've "had enough" of their music, you might be missing out on something that's a lot better than what you have. It's always worth giving the new stuff a try.
Absolutely, point taken. I guess we all have bands we follow to the ends of the earth-Neurosis being an example for me. I'm not sure why I have 8 or 9 Motorhead CDs when they all sound pretty much the same...other than I like them.
There's a good chance I'll end up w/ the new Alcest if I think it's really good. I just meant for my listening, I feel like I've got plenty of their music to digest with other release that hold a bigger interest. Also, just an opinion-but I feel like the "post" genre needs to shaken up a bit. I find myself drawn to recent works of Cult of Luna, Deafheaven, Altar of Plagues, Horseback, Tombs, etc. Groups that are blending more elements-be it electronic elements, folk/Americana, hardcore or whatever that maybe feel more dynamic are soliciting more repeat plays for me. Or even Godspeed....or The Seer-of course-not metal-but I lump into the same category for me-be it some kind of drone, or post drenched BM that takes some patience and has experimental elements.
I think it made sense of Isis to break up-they were sort of repeating themselves-even though Oceanic and Panopticon blew my mind when they came out.
That said, Alcest have created a unique mysterious, beautiful sound as Tom Yum Goong's post reminds me. I need to listen to Les Voyages again....I enjoyed it yet somehow found myself being a little bored at times much the way I felt about the Red Sparowes second release.
Edited by markm1 - 11/28/13 at 6:00pm