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    @ sara Wilcox

    Yeah, I was anxious about MBD too. I honestly was not that pleased with their last album but that may be because Who Will surive.. was so unbelievably good, it was hard to match.

    I'd say I've been getting about half new/half old stuff so far this year. I just got Band on the Run on vinyl yesterday (record store day) for $1.50.

    Looking further into 2008: islands, new al green (!), fleet foxes, the notwist, wolf parade
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    did anyone else get the new Opeth album "Watershed" yet?
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
    Yeh I got the new Opeth one on monday (although I also ordered a fancy edition which hasn't arrived yet). Given it two or three listens so far, it's different, but I haven't really formed an opinion just yet.
    • CommentAuthorjzellis
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
    I dunno if it's coming out this year or not, but Brian Eno and David Byrne are doing another album together, which makes me happy. (Supposedly it's a "gospel" album. I do not think that word means what Eno and Byrne think it means.)
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2008
    Sloan - Parallel Play is released in America and Canada next Tuesday. I think it's the first time a Sloan album is being released in both countries on the same day. I'm quite excited.
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    @liquidcow- I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm not sure what I think about it yet, but I'm listening to it a lot so I guess thats a good sign. one of the things I like about Opeth is that you never going to know exactly what your going to get with them. I would consider it more of a prog album than a metal album....and there is hardly any cookie monster vocals on it.
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
    Yeh you're about right that it's more prog than metal. I was a little disappointed on that front, especially with the double-bill of Burden and Porcelain Heart, both essentially 'softer' songs. It is growing on me. At first I found it a little bit cut-and-paste, like their earlier albums, like where they'd just stop and then play a different riff, although in this case I guess it's deliberate rather than because they can't do anything else. The last two tracks I think need more time to sink in, I'm not sure if the last one makes for a great closing track to be honest. Derelict Herds, the bonus track, is quite good though, although it's more standard-Opeth-fare compared to the rest of the album and I can see why they left it off.
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    Anything I can get as a DRM-free FLAC or lossless AAC file from artists with no label.
    • CommentAuthorgreg
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008 edited
    I'm waiting for the Ruiner, the new Made out of Babies album. The song on their Myspace page sounds real good.

    I read above that a new Mastodon record is scheduled, which fills me with joy and anticipative ecstasy (is "anticipative" a real word ?)

    And the new Therapy?. Because it's Therapy?. And I will always buy new Therapy? records. I can't fight it.
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
    Only recently heard that Alice In Chains are releasing a new album this year. Not sure who the new singer is or whether it'll be any good but it should be interesting.

    Also Enslaved are releasing a new album, and possibly Anathema.
    • CommentAuthorgreg
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008 edited
    <blockquote>Alice In Chains are releasing a new album this year. Not sure who the new singer is</blockquote>

    According to this French website , it's going to be William DuVall (who is still a perfect stranger to me)
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2008
    The new Misfits.
    I don't think it will be any good, but wth! One way or another, They're always fun.

    Also the new Nashville Pussy. and Mondo Cane too.
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    @jzellis - I worked for Eno on one of his mid-80s museum video installations, and it turned out Baptist Gospel Choirs were a secret love of his. He asked me if I knew of any in L.A.

    I've never heard it come out in any of his work... yet. But when I think of Byrne's Knee Plays (with that imitation Dirty Dozen Brass Band sound), I can begin to connect the dots...