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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Today is finally the US release of Sigur Ros's new, faster album Kveikur, but my local record store accidentally had a copy on display on the day of the international release almost a week ago, so I've been enjoying it to my friends' envy for awhile.

 

Certainly a much faster and aggressive sound coming from Sigur Ros and Jonsi, although with hints from their earlier albums. They are exploiting new territories and so far I really like it, much better than last years album, Valtari, that I personally found very disappointing. 

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Certainly a much faster and aggressive sound coming from Sigur Ros and Jonsi, although with hints from their earlier albums. They are exploiting new territories and so far I really like it, much better than last years album, Valtari, that I personally found very disappointing. 
I originally also disliked Valtari because it seemed to take ambience and minimalism a little too far, but I came to love it for different reasons than for other releases.

My favorites are still Agaetis Byrjun and Med Sud i Eyrum Vid Spilium Endulaust, and I doubt that the new album will usurp them. I tend to prefer Sigur Ros at their most theatrical, balancing melody with ambience. Valtari and () are too free-form (as well as Riceboy Sleeps); Takk... and Kveikur are too fast-paced (along with the pre-Kjartan Von and Jonsi's Go).
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I hear people say all of the time that there is no good music being made anymore but I find new stuff that I love all of the time on www.earbits.com They have a ton of indie music and super obscure bands but it's all really high quality. Definitely give a try to new indie bands and you´ll enjoy it as much as I currently do.

post #229 of 233

My strategy involves picking bands at random from the Live Music Archive and searching directories of netlabels. I can get a bunch of really great music to test out for free that way.

post #230 of 233
Is there anyone who appreciates The Boo Radleys- Giant Steps album from 1993 (released by British Indy label Creation)  as much as I do or just a little bit?   
This review pretty much matches my opinion..and I can only agree that for 64 minutes they were (almost) the greatest band on the planet. 

 

http://www.sicmagazine.net/articles/625/the-boo-radleys-giant-steps-deluxe-edition


Edited by Jupiterknight - 7/18/13 at 10:16pm
post #231 of 233

Am I the last person to know that Creed from The Office was a fictionalized depiction of himself, and was an actual member of The Grass Roots?

post #232 of 233
Two of my favorite Indie artists are individual people that are buskers, they have recorded albums out also. They are Theo Eastwind and Robert Leslie.
post #233 of 233
I have been listening to Typhoon's latest "White Lighter" quite a bit lately. Fantastic in my opinion. Lyrically one of the best albums I think I have ever heard. Without sounding like a cliche it is poetry put to music. if interested it is worthwhile to read the story of the lead singer and his struggles with a life threatening bout with Lyme disease. Musically quite adventurous ranging from full blown to spare folk.
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