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The new White Denim album, Stiff, painfully generic. It feels like they decided they no longer wanted to be an 'art' band. Is this why the other guitarist left? The guitars and lyrics on this album are so generic... "Holda You" is basically one long rape/murder threat, which I understand is a 'lyrical genre' of classic rock n roll in a way, but man, it's 2016, that song just creeps me out. I also think the name of the album, and the album art, isn't juvenile fun, it's just juvenile. Maybe it was a statement of intent: this is going to be an album full of tasteless songs about sex and women.

Instead of being an interesting blend of several genres into psychedelic rock like on prior albums, they're bouncing hard between generic classic rock and motown impressions, and the psych is gone completely. I'm really sad. White Denim is one of my favorite bands, I had stupidly high expectations. I'm probably going to skip seeing them live next week in LA. I don't think anything will top the performance of At The Farm at the Troubadour, I'll stick with that memory until they release another good album.


Probably my favorite album at the moment.

This Brooklyn trio’s sound certainly evokes the indie rock groups of the ’90s – most particularly Throwing Muses and the Breeders – with their post-punk pop music. Fronted by the twin guitar playing of Saara Untrecht Oakner and Glenn Van Dyke, BOYTOY crafts some pretty interesting tracks on their debut EP that borders between the angular guitar rock a la Television and a bit of bombast like an explosive Nirvana tune. NewBeats


The new METZ album is great. If you liked the first one, you should like this one. Pitchfork wasn't too thrilled about it, they seem to reject 'more of the same', but I think in the case of this METZ album there's just enough difference to make it memorable. No sophomore slump if you ask me.

In the run-up to II—the sophomore set from Toronto noisemakers Metz—frontman Alex Edkins promised three things: "We are not going to clean up our sound, we are not going to hire a big producer, we are not going to try to write a radio song." True to his word, II is another snarling beast of a record, 10 more all-lunging, all-screaming anti-anthems crammed into another chaotic, cloistered half-hour, every inch as grotty and combustible and unfriendly as its predecessor.


  • > These songs are not "catchy" by any traditional metric; they don't so much get stuck in your head as get lodged in your... : amiantos

I have to say that my favorite thing about the new Faith No More album is that it's an album almost entirely devoid of stereotypical "suburban white guy ennui" songwriting. Mike Patton is generally a songwriter who eschews the idea of the love or loss song, and I seemed to have forgotten how much I enjoyed listening to music that doesn't revolve around "I love you", or "I miss you" or even, for a lot of hard rock music, "I fucking hate you." Sure, a song like "Black Friday" (and "Motherfucker") takes a turn toward the political, with vague anti-capitalism sentiment, but that's just a little philosophical meat to balance out songs like "Sunny Side Up" (which is just straight up fun) and "Matador" which makes no sense at all but sounds really, really great. Yeah, still listening to this album all the time.


The new Faith No More album is pretty interesting. Latter half is better than the first half, I think, but I'm not sure yet. It's clearly Faith No More, sounds like Faith No More, feels like Faith No More. I just don't know if any of the songs are particularly great yet, though almost every song has a great moment or two in it. I think Sunny Side Up and Cone of Shame have the highest quantity of really great sections, very strong songs.

  • Really growing on me. "Black Friday" reminds me of The Dandy Warhols. "Sunny Side Up" reminds me of Electric Six. "Cone of... : amiantos
  • I saw Faith No More live in 1989. Whatever that is worth. : TractorPilot
    • That must have been fun. All-nasal Patton-era. I have not seen FNM live so far in my life, I did not expect their new album... : amiantos

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