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  1. Talking Heads

    Woah now. Don't go lumping me in with that. What is the matter with your teenage self?
  2. Taylor Swift

    Melodrama is possibly better than 1989..... POSSIBLY, I haven't decided yet.
  3. Comics Thread.. resurrected!

    The old comics thread is dead! It met a heroic demise after being archived by the boards because nobody gave enough of a shit to post in it. But as we all know, nobody stays dead in comics (and that's literally nobody now that Mar-Vell is back), and the thread has risen again! The thread will now have an edgy mullet to modernise it as well, how exciting! What's everybody reading? I've been on some amazing stuff this year. Currently I'm skipping between the Gotham Central omnibus and Walt Simonson Thor omnibus for my comic reading, both incredible. Earlier in the year I read Roughneck by Jeff Lemire which just might be one of the best graphic novels I've ever read, I'm a huge Lemire fan, and this was remarkable even by his own standards. The Nick Cave biography by Reinhardt Kleist was really good, essential reading if you're a Nick Cave fan, don't know how much you'd get out of it if you aren't; it's definitely good comics on its own merit but it does rely on knowledge of Cave's material to make sense. The first hardcover of Giant Days came out, and it's one of the most endearing and bingeable comics I've ever read, proper feelgood stuff. Monthlies for me at the moment is Saga, Paper Girls, Wicked + Divine, Daredevil, Thor, and Southern Bastards (whenever that decides to actually come out). The Autumnlands is on the list as well but I'm pretty sure that's died off. I regret not following All-Star Batman in monthlies, going to have to go for the trades on that one. I'm intrigued what Bendis is going to be doing at DC, that could potentially be another monthly title for the list, because I do like Bendis when he's on form, and he always gets very good artists. I love that Ennis and Parlov are working on a Punisher Max in 'nam series at the moment, their Fury Max is one of my all-time favourite comics, so I've held off the monthlies for this one because I know I'll be getting the hardcover when it comes out. I recently circulated my Christmas list to my family, including the March slipcase, Ms Marvel vol 3 hardcover, Northlanders vol 3, so hopefully I'll be seeing some lovely comics surprises on Christmas morning. I've also got my eye on the impending Jack Kirby Fourth World omnibus as a Christmas present to myself. In the new year I've got Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez's The Vision director's cut hardcover pre-ordered, I've heard only great things about it so I'm pretty excited to read it. I'm also looking into finally reading Watchmen in the new year, Comicbookgirl19 on YouTube is doing a Watchmen reading club, so this seems as good a time as any to finally give it a go. Discuss comics! Don't let the new thread die as the old thread did.
  4. 2017 New Music Thread

    What new music are you looking forward to listening to as civilsation as we know it crumbles to dust? I can see myself picking up the new LCD Soundsystem when the mass-looting starts, I've already pre-ordered the new Los Campesinos!, so I can have that on my headphones as a protect my property and family with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. Would a new Taylor Swift album provide adequate protection from the nuclear fallout? Discuss 2017 releases in here. But don't go anywhere near my bunker, I'll put your fucking eyes out pal.
  5. We, the people, hereby demand that Sufjan Stevens bring his festival show of maximalist pop brilliance to Glastonbury in 2017. After many years of shunning festivals, Sufjan (Subaru to his friends and swimming instructors) toured America last year with an extravagant stage show which had been purpose built for festival crowds. If anything, this career-spanning epic of joy was too good for the Americans, and it's only just that this carnival rolls around to Worthy Farm next year; the ultimate festival set at the world's best festival. As a sample of the sort of thing we're campaigning for, here is footage of his set from Sasquatch festival. Our demands are clear and simple; a set lasting no less than one hour and ten minutes, on either the Pyramid during the daytime or a headline set on the groovy new John Peel stage.
  6. Talking Heads

    I remember that year being unusually massive on the line-up side for them, I think that's the first year it got really on my radar, been intending to go every year since. I'm a huge St Vincent fan, and that album way my introduction to David Byrne. I think they were an EotR exclusive, or they just did EotR and London (possibly also Edinburgh International Fest?), either way I didn't get to see the show and I was gutted, that's my big white whale.... Well that, and Sufjan's Age Of Adz tour, and Taylor's Red tour, and Beyonce at Glastonbury.
  7. Talking Heads

    Coincidentally just had Love This Giant on about 10 mins ago while I was decorating my tree. So fucking envious you got to see that show, sounds incredible.
  8. Album of the Year 2017

    that's got to be the worst album of all time tho
  9. The Free Citizens' Movement to Bring Sufjan Stevens to Glastonbury 2017

    I like how this song sits really nicely with Carrie & Lowell musically, and he describes Tonya Harding as "Portland white trash". Carrie & Lowell is his Oregon album, so it all fits. I wonder if he had the song left over from the album.
  10. Prime/Netflix me

    Can recommend the following TV show lads on Netflix; Originals; Dear White People (drama series about black students at a US university, mainly focusing on issues of race identity, excellent character piece), Orange Is The New Black (drama series about a US women's prison, hysterically funny, emotional, occasionally provoking, genuinely one of the best things ever broadcast), Luke Cage (superpowered love letter to blacksploitation films and TV, joyously flamboyant and watchable, each episode features an appearance by a cool musician), Daredevil (broody noir superhero drama, with very well choreographed fight scenes, goes all-out comic book vibes in the second series), Jessica Jones (superpowered thriller about controlling abusive relationships and ptsd, very intense and engrossing). Stuff from other producers; RuPaul's Drag Race (reality competition show to find "America's next top drag queen", simultaneously the be-all-and-end-all of reality show spoofs, and the realist most genuine show ever, it's got literally everything you could ever want, easily the best TV show ever), It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (outrageous gross-out spoof of Friends-esque sitcoms, been upping the ante and getting more and more shocking and hilarious for over 10 years), Mushi-shi (supernatural sci-fi anthology anime series, beautifully animated and delightfully weird) Cowboy Bebop (genre-defining anime touchstone from the 90s, western-inspired stories transposed into far-off space age future, inconically gorgeous art design, amazingly kinetic, bolstered by equally iconic jazz and blues inspired soundtrack).
  11. 2017 on Spotify

    Good top artist there, fam! I don't use Spotify, but they're probably my most played of the year as well, all the tracks off Sick Scenes have 40+ plays on my iTunes, and then I have the LP as well, and I reckon I'll give a full album listen to another pre-Sick Scenes album at least twice a week on average on top of that. Then if my daily commute album of choice ends before I reach work or home, then LC! are one of my go-to artists for individual tracks to carry me through (if not them it's 'Yonce, Kendrick, Taylor, Kanye, LCD, Carly Rae Jepsen, or Sufjan). After that I reckon Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam are having a spot, didn't really get into their album late last year, but I played it nearly non-stop this year, especially around Glastonbury. iTunes telling me that Boxer by The National has around 60 plays for each track now, that can't have been more than 10 earlier this year, because I wasn't really into it before. But I can recall the exact moment in March, when I was sat on a train to London, that I stuck it on and it just started to click with me. Listened to it loads after that. And I bought the LP in August, so add somewhere between 5 and 10 to the iTunes plays. Not sure who'd be in the rest of the top 5. Probably Kendrick because all the DAMN. tracks have 30 - 40 plays on my iTunes, and I'm always banging GKMC, 2PAB, and untitled unmastered, and The Heart and Cartoons And Cereal are pretty much my go-to tracks to listen to in work, because the only thing I can use to listen to music there is YouTube, so I just end up listening to the same handful of things over and over because they're there in my recommendations. Other YouTube albums I listen to a lot in work is Acid Rap by Chance The Rapper, Baduizm by Erykah Badu, Enter The 36 Chambers by The WuTang Clan, and MM FOOD by MF DOOM. Don't know how much I've listened to them, but it'll be a lot, so they'll be my other most playeds.
  12. Latitude 2018

    aw, now i feel guilty for taking this piss out of the famous crisp spokesperson when I met him irl.
  13. The Free Citizens' Movement to Bring Sufjan Stevens to Glastonbury 2017

    I've listened to it about 10 times, it's fucking brilliant.
  14. Parklife 2018

    So a gorilla from a film eh? King Kong King Kon King Ko King K King Kunta King Kendrick Guys, it's fucking Kendrick Lamar! Hundred percent. Look at the evidence.
  15. Latitude 2018

    Has Gary Lineker also insisted on doing footballing long past a time when he's lost all talent for it, and is using his platform to to spout attention-seeking reactionary racism, sexism, and other alt-right edgelord pursuits?
  16. The Free Citizens' Movement to Bring Sufjan Stevens to Glastonbury 2017

    And ANOTHER new jam! Delightful song. Never heard of this ice skater broad before tho.
  17. Latitude 2018

    You can't get quicker than a quick Rick Whitter! (I don't know who that is)
  18. Album of the Year 2017

    Aw I love a seated gig, that's what it's about. I get what you mean about anxiety in quiet things though, but I always settle down when the performer is on and starting. Don't like it when the lights go down and everybody shushes before the film in the pictures though, gets me nervy, and plays do me as well. I have a recurring phobia that somebody is going to kill me by dropping a bowling ball directly onto my head. Controlled environments fuck me over, make me scared it's an elabourate set-up to get me. An elabourate set-up by the bowling-ball head droppers.
  19. Album of the Year 2017

    Back in August I was at that there Green Man festival, and whilst there I caught a set from that Julie Byrne you all like to go on about. I thought she was brilliant, so I made a mental note to listen to her album. I've only just got round to listening to it in work this morning, because 2017 just don't stop with the albums. It's fucking gorgeous. Going to have to put some serious time into this, AotY list is shook. And that, fellow nerds, is why only a fool posts their list this early, you're calling it a day on 2017 without due care and attention. Mugs. I've still got Feist, Beck, Slotface, Stormzy, Jane Weaver, Slowdive, and many other lads to listen to yet. Probably heard 200+ albums from this year and I'm not even nearly ready to say I've heard enough to make a list. I just don't think you're all taking albums seriously. Take a look at yourselves.
  20. 2017 New Music Thread

    There was an alright thinkpiece on Eminem in the Guardian earlier this week. I've not got a link or anything, find it yourselves.
  21. Latitude 2018

    Who's that then?
  22. Latitude 2018

    And an absolute pain in the arse.
  23. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Stamp on him, Noel will fix it
  24. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Well not until you pointed out they were playing I wasn't. They were excellent at the Gorilla the other month, and Antisocialites gets better with every listen.
  25. Tour Announcements & Upcoming Gigs

    Can't remember specifically who the Orielles are, but I have them mentally pegged as crap. I'll take the Crosa Rosa recco though. Also the reminder of Protomartyr on that poster has got me back on Relatives In Descent rn, can't put my finger on what makes it so ridiculously easy to listen to, but it's just incredibly solid. Nothing flashy, just great post-punk. Love it.