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William
10-14-2003, 06:34 PM
I just read some really good reviews the album "The Golden River" by Frog Eyes...I was wondering if the people of the Townhall have this album, and can reccomend it. I have never heard of the band before, so I'd like some opinions.

For others who wish to read the reviews I read here they are:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/f/frog-eyes/the-golden-river.shtml

http://www.musicemissions.com/display_review/1973

William
10-15-2003, 10:20 AM
I'm going to buy it now. Its been awhile since I've bought an album with no idea what its really going to sound like because of all the demystifying mp3s, and 30 second samples available.

perfectbrokenmirror
10-15-2003, 11:05 AM
NO DON'T BUY IT!!!

I was so dissapointed. I really didn't like it at all. Listen to it first on soulseek before you go out and spend your money.

*gets down on knees and prays that Williams hasn't bought it yet*

c.s.

William
10-15-2003, 12:14 PM
Erraaah, okay. I haven't ordered it yet. I guess I'll download a song or 2 first since it was unrecomended.

[Edited on 10-15-2003 by William]

Ouch!MyPhantomLimb!
10-15-2003, 02:31 PM
The two songs I've heard sound like things that I'd like to listen to every day...
but then again I listen to noise every day. It sounds great in an Interpol fronted by Jamie Stuart kind of way. Are you not fans of Interpol and/or Xiu Xiu? Xiu Xiu is very definately my second fav of all time (after NMH).
Off subject, but I get to see Low and Haley Bonar Friday night in Minneapolis. I'm excited.

William
10-15-2003, 04:29 PM
I still might buy it, but if I hear mixed things about it I decided I should sample it first. I do like Interpol. I don't know about Xiu Xiu though, I've never listened to them really.

perfectbrokenmirror
10-15-2003, 04:32 PM
I second Xiu Xiu.

Interpol is also amazing.

c.s.

nervesandgel
10-15-2003, 06:14 PM
xiu xiu released one of the best albums of 2003, i don't know anything about frog eyes though

Apple (in Stereo)
10-16-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by perfectbrokenmirror

Interpol is also amazing.




Neh.

henrikhhh
10-16-2003, 04:41 AM
how come i've never heard of Xiu Xiu? who are they?

Plastic_hero
10-27-2003, 02:34 PM
xiu xiu are weird... cracked-up music with some much angst that you can feel it :P

Oh, and I liked the Frog Eyes album alot :)

William
02-14-2004, 04:35 PM
Well, I got "The Golden River" finally earlier this month and I do like it.

[Edited on 2-14-2004 by William]

fusiblelinks
02-19-2004, 04:35 PM
i'm rocking their shit at wrk right now
the only thing bowie about them is the vocals, and it's a good ziggy stardust thing going on there. the band sounds like bjorn olsson playing an electrified music box played back on a dusty and warped 78. get THE BLOODY HAND
that is their best rec

Harnk
02-20-2004, 07:58 AM
I have Golden river and it's not an easy listen. It has elements of things I like in music, but the David Bowie vocals are soo ill-fit. I'd pass on it, unless of course you have nothing else on your need-to-buy list

friend
02-20-2004, 02:19 PM
i love frog eyes
and destroyer
and xiu xiu
and interpol

friend
02-20-2004, 02:20 PM
and bowie
and slow mo

William
10-06-2004, 06:02 PM
I just found out Frog Eyes released another album last month (The Folded Palm), and Carey Mercer has a solo album out now (Blackout Beach - Light Flows the Putrid Dawn). It weird because I've heard absolutley nothing about them and have seen no online reviews. I need to get both, has anyone picked them up?

http://www.absolutelykosher.com/AK043cover.jpg

airplane
10-06-2004, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Plastic_hero
xiu xiu are weird... cracked-up music with some much angst that you can feel it :P
its so genuiune though!! xiu xiu make amazingly emotional music.. and so melodic too. i'm digging their altest album immensely.

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friend
10-08-2004, 01:19 PM
there's a review of the new frog eyes on tinymixtapes.com

felinedestiny
10-11-2004, 08:55 AM
the goldne river is a masterpiece, and i am particularly enjoying the folded palm, and highly recomend seeing them live if they come near you (its quite an experiance). The first time you listne to them, mercer's voice comes off as increidbley obnoxious, but that is what is so beautiful about the music, i find that after each listne (to nay album) i enjoy it even more than th elast.