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    time square

    I know im a little late, but I finally got my hands on time square and i must say its pretty amazing. Bermuda rectangle is such an epic song. I love the dramatic bridge. the whole album seems surprisingly heavier and darker than all the other releases, mind you a very buoyant heaviness.

    andy gonzales's sense of composition and melody are so freaking good. marshmallow coast is definitely the most underrated band in the e6 spectrum. no?

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    definitely my least favorite MC record. Ride The Lightning and M Coasting are my faves

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    Itís definitely their most ramshackle release, but itís not without its charm. I really like every mc album, theyre all pretty unique and different yet still typical of their overall sound. The most recent album was vastly different yet somehow still rooted in a similar aesthetic. The only other band that seems to have the same conceptual longevity is of montreal and I can easily disregard half of their discography.

    Itís interesting to see a bandís sound evolve into its most modern interpretation. I wonder if an ignorant listener would know that cherry peel and false priest were by the same band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meh View Post
    It’s definitely their most ramshackle release, but it’s not without its charm. I really like every mc album, theyre all pretty unique and different yet still typical of their overall sound. The most recent album was vastly different yet somehow still rooted in a similar aesthetic. The only other band that seems to have the same conceptual longevity is of montreal and I can easily disregard half of their discography.

    It’s interesting to see a band’s sound evolve into its most modern interpretation. I wonder if an ignorant listener would know that cherry peel and false priest were by the same band.
    "ramshackle" sounds like you're giving the album a major pass on quality.

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    I was merely referring to the fidelity. Its MCís most lo-fi album. It contains a lot more ambient feedback, but itís by no means an audible deterrent, just a different sort of character. I've listened a couple more times and I stick by my original leanings, though maybe ramshackle was not an apt word.

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    i must say "time square" has long been one of my favorite albums. period. seeing this post actually inspired me to instantly listen to it and it is still an absolute beauty of a record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nesey View Post
    i must say "time square" has long been one of my favorite albums. period.
    with all due respect to andy g, pull the doorbells out of your ears.

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    Default i have no life.

    i tried to find some time square cuts on youtube to post but could only find an episode of the new adventures of batman entitled, the bermuda rectangle, so i decided to make this stupid thing based around a three song arc. I really loved how these songs fit together, seemingly creating a linear structure.

    Anyway, i kind of failed because i could only get the intro to I love satie in and the quality sucks but whatever.

    enjoy or something.


    Last edited by meh; 08-11-2010 at 02:19 PM. Reason: better quality!!

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    Andy Gonzales composes great melodies. Timesquare is maybe my favourite MC album, i like how it sounds kind, funny and marginal, Bermuda Rectangle makes me think a bit of Sonic Youth's guitar riffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tito00 View Post
    i like how it sounds kind, funny and marginal
    I completely agree with this description. I kind of feel like I Love Satie has chilled out pavement vibe.

    also there's something about the music, especially the instrumentals, that reminds me of mr. rogers neighborhood.


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