New Big Thief

#161

I… can’t say I do :wink:

This is by far their darkest and heaviest record, but it’s also probably their loosest. That said, they’ve always had elements of that. I’d work your way backwards (I’d also listen to Adrianne Lenker’s solo album from last year if you don’t know it because it seems to have directly informed U.F.O.F)

#162

I’m just loving this album. It’s had me in tears, even though I don’t understand any of the lyrics. Reminds me a lot of early Stina Nordenstam, vocally and musically.

#163

Aha! (Partridge moment) Stina Nordenstam - I knew it reminded me of something (big fan of Dynamite). Glad somebody else can be moved by just a melody (I often don’t give lyrics the attention they deserve)…

#164

I still feel like i’m missing something. I’m just not clicking with this at all.

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#165

Looking forward to tomorrow night. Cup final then album of the year at the best venue in the country.

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#166

Weezer covers album at The Good Ship?

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#167

Yeah think so far that it’s fairly dull. Much preferred Capacity and Abysskiss. Hoping it grows on me

#168

Betsy is great. Like the deeper vocals and the guitar on that one.

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#169

It’s grown on me loads but I still prefer plugged-in rocky Big Thief to acousticy Big Thief.

Century sounds like Turin Brakes.

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#170

Everyone… this is their 3rd album in less years. Each one has been different and better in different ways than the previous

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#171

You can try mine if you want - i won’t use it? I haven’t tried it on the site but worth a go if they haven’t got back to you. let me know and i’ll PM it…

#172

I’ve got it sorted, thanks.

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#173

Yeah there’s lots I like about their acoustic sound but I still like the more immediate ones (UFOF, Cattails) over the especially dark, almost dirgey ones

#174

Bloody lovely gig. Seemed to play surprisingly little of the new album. No ufof, cattails or jenni. That voice though, christ, just absolutely captivating and beautiful. The guitarist played a solo acoustic track while adrienne was tuning that was also really good. Crake (terrible name) supporting were decent too if anyone is catching the tour

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#175

Just backing up how good that Adrianne Lenker solo album is - bloody lovely

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#176

Humph.

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#177

Bit of a shame if that trend continues throughout the tour.

#178

Looking at the set lists it’s been changeling every night. Looked like the band were mostly deciding what to play as they went along

#179

Bored Sunday poll - 5 fav Big Thief songs. I think for me:

Mythological Beauty
Real Love
Masterpiece
Mary
Cattails

Interstate is the one I feel worst about leaving out.

#180

That’s fair enough. Quite nice when the set list is a total surprise like that.