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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2004, 11:25:48 AM »
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ghostboy, if you like that try buying/downloading their first EP.  also great, and none of the same songs.  miles away and our time are probably better than anything on the album.  and bang is pretty funky.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2004, 11:28:06 AM »
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and bang art star is pretty funky.
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2004, 12:29:38 PM »
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They leave Pretty Girls Make Graves in the dust.

I don't detect any sarcasm here.  Have you noticed the fact that PGMG are very proficient in playing instruments where as the guy from YYY can't form even one chord?  Karen makes up for hitting bum notes live by throwing beer over everybody.  Good for her.

And I also love the fact that bands with girl lead singers only get compared to other bands with girl lead singers.


Nope, no sarcasm here. First of all,  they're an easy comparison to draw, seeing as how they both go for a similar sound (melodic punk rock -- thanks to Godardian, I can also say that they both owe something to Souxie And The Banshees as well). Sure, the fact they both have female lead singers is a significant common point, but it's not like I'm comparing them to, say, The Cranberries -- their musical style is similar enough to warrant it.
 
Second, and this is purely my own opinion, but PGMG may be able to play their instruments really well, but that doesn't help their rather lukewarm and limp songwriting. The New Romance sank to the bottom of my regular rotating records almost instantly after my first listen to it -- I enjoy bits and pieces of it and there are some admittedly strong elements, -- but after only a few spins, I've found more passion and music in any given song on the Fever To Tell.

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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2004, 12:36:40 PM »
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You've made a strong, personal case.  I commend you, good sir, but I don't agree with you.

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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2004, 02:55:22 PM »
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The problem with The New Romance is that after all of the elements of it are revealed it gets kinda boring.  It takes a few listens to realize everything going into the songs, but unlike other, more involving albums (like Kid A or something) it doesn't make you want to listen to it after you've unlocked it all.

ive listened to the first album a lot more.

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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2004, 02:55:34 PM »
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and bang art star is pretty funky.


They're both great, but "Art Star" has grown on me more. I like how it seems to be taking the piss out of pretentious New York-style gallery-bound art-posturing... but all while being sort of exemplary of same. Dialectical!

My favorite from the EP is predictable, though: "Our Time" is anthemic and also benefits from completely and blatantly stealing the "Crimson and Clover" melody, but with way more interesting lyrics.

The "Machine" single is pretty good, too, although I'd say the only real keeper is the A-side.
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« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2004, 11:27:49 PM »
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That song Maps is pretty fucking good. Just made me buy this album.

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2004, 10:18:19 AM »
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This may have been posted somewhere else already, but has anyone heard the gossip about Karen O. and Spike Jonze being an item?
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2004, 10:36:57 AM »
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This may have been posted somewhere else already, but has anyone heard the gossip about Karen O. and Spike Jonze being an item?

it might be a rumor because i think karen is steady with angus andrew from the band the liars. who knows? who cares? :turn-l:

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« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2004, 08:33:33 AM »
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Hey, did anyone see the Y-Control video?
I caught it on TV at a party last night,  from what I remember, it was some freaky shit involving children with axes, a lot of blood, pigs and karen O wore a mini skirt.

Edit: Just learned that it was directed by Spike Jonze and nobody is showing it and no animals or kids were harmed during the production and you can see it here:
http://umusic.ca/yeahyeahyeahs/index.php#media
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« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2004, 07:16:21 AM »
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When I mentioned the band in another context on this board, I said they sounded like "White Stripes meet early Siouxsie Sioux, with a dash of Lydia Lunch thrown in."

Anyone else agree, or would you describe differently? Obviously, they have their own energy, but I would say the late '70s/early '80s were a huge influence, stuff like The Birthday Party, The Fall, Siouxsie, etc, maybe the poppier early Sonic Youth stuff.



agree with"White Stripes meet early Siouxsie Sioux, with a dash of Lydia Lunch thrown in." but earlier sonic youth stuff? i really can't bring them together.
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« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2004, 07:02:05 PM »
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You guys are trippin. Karen O is a dog. And the other guy in the band looks like Stephen Colbert. Good music.
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2004, 07:47:25 PM »
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Fever To Tell is a great album
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2005, 09:56:53 PM »
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I got this album, liked it, didn't listen to it much, gave it another spin, and I'm addicted to it again.  

I quite enjoy Rich, Tick, Y Control, Maps and Black Tongue.

They do rock quite a bit, yes.
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2005, 10:04:23 PM »
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listen to their ep.
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