View Full Version : 2003 a good music year?

06-25-2003, 02:12 AM
the who cares post forces me to belive theres not much going on in the E6 music world right now, but soon!!! circulatory system and sunshine fix, woo hoo. anyways top 10 ten favorite ablums you bought (or heard) this year?

1. denvandra banhart - oh me oh my.......(something something)..... christmas spirit
2. lucky dragon - dark falcon
3. beach boys - smile (vinyl reissue, although the last 1/4 of the pressing sucks big time)
4. nurse with wound - she and me fall together in free death
5. !!! - (don't remember the name)
6. radiohead - hail to the theif
7. james william hindle (also don't remember the name)
8 spiritualized - complete works volume 1
9. scene creamers - i suck on that emotion
10. microphones - mt eerie
11. angels of light - come home something or other.
yay that was tough and yes i'm very bored with very bad insomnia


i can't sleep, bah.

06-25-2003, 06:42 AM
1. microphones - mt. eerie
2. bobby birdman - born free forever
3. stephen malkmus and the jicks - pig lib
4. blur - think tank
5. radiohead - hail to the thief
6. broken social scene - you forgot it in people
7. cat power - you are free
8. deer - feeling red
9. deerhoof - reveille
10. karl blau - clothes your i's
11. prefuse 73...
12. four tet

Andy McAllister
06-25-2003, 10:24 AM
Well, let's see:
James William Hindel - Prospect Park
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Grandaddy - Sumday
White Stripes - Elephant
ESSEX GREEN - LONG GOODBYE!!! (this is more than likely #1 on my list so far)
Bonnie Prince Billy - Masters and Everyone
Goldcard - s/t
That's about it thus far. So far 2003 is looking like a good year for music....whoopee!

06-25-2003, 02:07 PM
yes yes, Andy. The Essex Green lp is incredible. I'm suprised you were the first one to mention it.

nice man washing
06-27-2003, 04:11 AM
Anyone got any pointers as to what Essex Green sound like? Many have raved about the new album, but I'm wary of forking out unless it's truly ace.

06-27-2003, 01:13 PM
I have bought the long goodbye today and haven't listened to it yet so it's not in this list yet.

*seedling - let's play boys and girls
*caesar - caesar
*of montreal - if he is protecting...
*radiohead - hail to the thief
*bettie serveert - log 22
*turin brakes - ether song
*black box recorder - passionoia

06-30-2003, 09:35 AM
New Pornographers--Electric Version
The Decembrists--Castaways and Cutouts
The Aislers Set--How I Learned to Write Backwards
and the records mentioned above, of course.

I like the new Essex Green, though I'm a bit disappointed in its turn away from the country-folk ethos and toward more slick poppy music, but all is excused by the abundance of Sasha Bell on the record. And she's going to release a solo album! Once K sends me the new All Girl Summer Fun Band this will be a great year indeed!

07-03-2003, 03:03 PM
This is really hard because there is just way too much i liked this year (just keeping it to albums that came out this year, 2003 to keep the list short).

Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug and Pint
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
Xiu Xiu - A Promise, Fag Patrol
British Sea Power-The Decline Of British Sea Power
Buck65 - Square
Four tet - Rounds
Pedro - Pedro
!!! - Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story) EP
Why? - Oaklandazulasylum

still a bit to go for this year....Aesop Rock's Bazooka tooth will be on this list come sept. 30th.
Gregor Samsa - 27 36
The Dears - Protest EP, No Cities Left

07-03-2003, 04:14 PM
i just picked up xiu xiu a promise and its great, also been listening to the new sunburned hand of the man a bunch

07-03-2003, 04:31 PM
The ''A Promise'' cover scared me a bit, but I heard it was good - Never actually heard it though.

07-04-2003, 12:53 AM
Originally posted by William
The ''A Promise'' cover scared me a bit, but I heard it was good - Never actually heard it though.

i picked up the vinyl version of this album during the tour, and its a little scarier because theres no red block over the privates, but there was a really good interview at pitchfork about the cover

07-07-2003, 01:31 PM
there was a really good interview at pitchfork about the cover

Quite true! The interview was really amazing, as is the album.

My list in no order:
1. Cat Power - you are free
2. Lilys - In the Presence of Notihng and Precollection
3. The Natural History - Beat Beat Heartbeat
4. Palace - Days in the wake
5. Arab Strap - Monday at the Hug and Pint
6. The New Pornographes - Electric Version
7. The Decemberists - Castaway and Cutouts
8. The Rapture - Mirror
9. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
10. Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand

and yes i have to go over ten...

11. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things and take-off and Landing (i think that's what it's called)
12. Red House Painters - Song for a Blue Guitar
13. The Good Life - Black Out
14. Smog - Knock Knock and Red Apple Falls
15. Xiu Xiu - A Promise
16. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
17. Devendra Banhart - Oh Me Oh My...

ok. i'm done...i heard way to much stuff this year.


07-07-2003, 02:04 PM
i'm glad you like devandra banhart, i recorded his last show in denver, and it came out simply amazing, if you would like a copy let me know, it may be a couple weeks before i can send it though

07-07-2003, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by nervesandgel
3. beach boys - smile (vinyl reissue, although the last 1/4 of the pressing sucks big time)

whoa, where'd this come from??........it's probably a bootleg, right??


07-07-2003, 06:20 PM
i don't know, i know there was only five hundred pressed and i know it was the first release for this record lable, i think you can check it out at important records, which i'm not sure of their website address but i've seen it for sale there

07-08-2003, 05:46 PM
i'm glad you like devandra banhart, i recorded his last show in denver, and it came out simply amazing, if you would like a copy let me know, it may be a couple weeks before i can send it though

that would be great! Thank you so much.


07-08-2003, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by s
I wanna hear it! I saw "Smile" sold on Japanese yahoo auction web site, it was about $ 100. that is 3 CD set, no? Also I heard there's some version of "smile", like Germany version..etc. There's any difference among each version?

i know there's a couple different versions of the smile sessions, my friend has the tape versions, i don't know how many tapes it is, but she's going to let me borrow it so i can transfer it my computer.

also theres smiley smile, which i'm not to familer with but i've heard the heros and villians version on it and its a lot different than the one i have

07-09-2003, 11:54 AM
there seems to be countless 'smile' versions out there. interestingly enough, brian is about to tour the uk performing smile in its entirity. so it will be real interesting to see the tracks he selects and the order they are in, since these things have always been a mystery.
i have a few versions of smile in my collection. none of them are the exhaustive collections like the 'sea of tunes' versions which have many outtakes of each song/possible song/excerpt of a song. the ones i have are just versions where someone took what they thought were the best tracks and put them together in some sort of order . one of the versions i have contains a 'heroes and villians' track that is over 8 minutes long and i really like it alot. the official release of 'smiley smile' has the standard, much shorter version.
i've actually found complete versions of 'smile' available for download on the net. otherwise if you dont' want to spend $100 i'm sure you can find someone willing to burn you a copy, like me:D!

07-09-2003, 04:10 PM
if anyone likes harder stuff:

lighting bolt - wonderful rainbow
blood brothers - burn piano island burn

are both wonderful albums. also, load records from providence RI has an amazing line up for heavier-ish mostly 2 piece bands. and if anyone wants to see a good rock and roll documentary, check out the friends forever documentary that plexifilm put out. it is available at netflix, if anyone is a member, and probably at larger video stores. just my 2 cents...

other rad albums of the year:
rilo kiley - execution of all things
dirty three - she has no strings apollo
calexico - feast of wire
neon hunk - smarmymob

i also bought khaela's get the hell out of the way of the volcano compilation of older stuff and it is really good. k had it for a while but i'm not sure if it is still available. if k doesn't have it, they have plenty of other good stuff, which you all already know, judging by other people's top lists.

hope everyone is well!

07-09-2003, 04:13 PM
on the smile topic, i heard a story this weekend about the beach boys recording a concept album (?) for each of the elements. the person that told the story said is was well known, but this is the first time i heard it. anyhow, when they were recording the fire part of the album, brian filled the studio with red items and all the light was red. there was an amazing energy from this and brian thought it was divine. the tapes got burned in a fire the next day and were lost, and shortly after, there were a lot of fires in LA and brian thought he had done something wrong and had something to do with them. that is how i remember the story. if anyone has any more details i'd love to hear.

07-09-2003, 07:06 PM
[i] Oh, Lightning Bolt! I heard only one song, it goes, "1,2,3,4,...something !!" then the drum sound is like, "don doko don don, don doko don don.." (How do I express the drum sound in English???)

i think you did a great job expressing the drum sound in english, because i've tried to think about how i would do it and it is difficult. something like "dvvv dvvv dvvv dnnnnnn dvvvv dnnn dvvvv dnnnn", yeah so its kind of like the same thing:)

07-14-2003, 01:11 PM
here's one site with smile downloads:

's' - if you want me to burn you the versions i have email me at neutralmilk@lycos.com

07-15-2003, 03:26 AM
[quote]Originally posted by channelfan
here's one site with smile downloads:

i think this is a great version of this, a lot different than the one i have, how different is your burned version?

07-15-2003, 05:18 AM
I'll have to add the Xiu Xiu, Jim Yoshi Pile up split ep that i just got. everyone should pick this up. I think i'm going to listen to the jim yoshi album because of this.

07-15-2003, 06:16 AM
besides that download, i have two one disk versions and one 2 disk version. the 2 disk has extra stuff, including a long audio track of the guys tripping or something. the two other versions are what i listen to most. i really haven't concentrated on comparing them, the quality seems pretty similar on both and they may even share some of the exact takes on some tracks. i haven't listened to the download from that site in a long time because it was on my old cpu and i haven't transferred it onto my new one. i seem to remember it being as good as my other versions though.

07-15-2003, 09:06 AM
i'm not sure why they would play in real audio since they are mp3 files. you should be able to right click on them and save to a file on your computer, then play them through winamp or burn them on a disk. i'm not real good with computers though so maybe someone else can explain this?

07-15-2003, 12:55 PM
just right click on the link, and choose "save file target as" and then it lets you download the file to your computer

the version of do you like worms on that site is great, i also really dig the hearos and villians part 2, my reissue copy feels really empty compard to this version. also on my copy during "wonderful" the voice is really off key and you can hear whomever singing say, "i need some water man" where on this version it sounds much more complete and on tune

07-19-2003, 03:38 AM
might i suggest downloading do you like worms, its my persoanly favorite track from the smile sessions, and that site has a great version of it, also heroes and villians is great.

as for the sheep well, thats the least of whats on the album,

07-20-2003, 02:04 AM
he's doing a "smile" tour soon, and its suppose to be complete, if it goes over well i wouldn't be suprised if a finished version of the album comes out

Doctor Worm
08-10-2003, 06:11 AM
personally, i feel that this is the best or at least most interesting SMiLE mix (http://www.edenofflowers.com/mic/) out there. =o3