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Please don't think badly of me, but....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Jul 22, 2004.


  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I bought the new Cardigans CD yesterday. It's really good. Extremely slow, very dark songs - not very poppy at all (well, maybe one or two songs could make it onto the radio). The recording is top notch; Emma's voice sounds particularly full and lush.

    It's really a beautiful album. Some of it reminds me of early Sarah McLaughlin, some makes me think of Sigur Ros. There's no Black Sabbath covers on it, unfortunately. :(

    And of course, their singer is cute. Look at those muscles!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Haha.

    Uh, they've got a good bassist. I've only heard the album with the hit... I'm not impressed.
     
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Unfortunatly though, I do think badly of you.






    *Throws some "Shaggy" into his CD player*
     
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001

  5. ...they call me mister boombastic, say me fantastic, touch me on the back, she says i'm mister roooooooomantic...
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    They certainly suffer from the one hit wonder syndrome. Their other stuff beyond First Band On The Moon is much colder and darker. There's something about their sound that I just dig. Perhaps it's a product of needing something to balance out my love for Meshuggah.
     
  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    don't have the new one yet, but I do love Gran Turismo (their previous album). They're a very underrated band, if all you've heard is "the hit" then you're missing out.
     
  8. hey they are the "love me" band right?

    i liked that song, in a pop music sort of way...

    Love me love me
    (say that you love me)
    fool me fool me
    (go on and fool me)
    love me love me
    (pretend that you love me)
    leave me leave me
    (just say that you need me
    Love me love me
    (say that you love me)
    leave me leave me
    (just say that you need me)
    I can't care 'bout anything but you...

    i like that song!

    Charlie
     
  9. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    I totally agree with that statement.

    I liked Gran Tourismo and I also always dug those lounge rock-ish Black Sabbath covers they've done. I never thought Iron Man could be so laid back and groovy.
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Are you going to 'cover' one of their songs? :D
     
  11. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Play a heavy "Love Fool" with the guitar in 9/8 and drums in 3/4 and the bass in 3/8. Make sure that you throw some floaty stuff somewhere too.
     
  12. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Ben should cover all quirky one-hit-wonders. Think of the damage he could do to "The Saftey Dance" or "Come on Eileen."
     
  13. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've considered doing some "covers" of some stuff you wouldn't expect from me. Maybe some Seal and Sade stuff, or maybe that Donna Lewis song... you know the one. "I love you/always forever/Near and far/closer together...." :D
     
  14. AllegroNonMolto

    AllegroNonMolto

    May 15, 2004
    Gran Turismo is a great album. Every song on it is good. They are a really harmonically advanced band if you listen closely...they have a really good grasp of when to use dissonance, extensions, etc.

    I thought their latest album was really a step back for them musically though. I think they focused on trying to write catchy stuff rather than writing oddball things, and to me they kinda came up short on it. The 'good horse?' and 'disconnect' songs really grate my nerves for some reason.

    It's not awful overall but I was expecting a lot more. :meh:
     
  15. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I would love to hear a BStrange version of Safety Dance. As long as he does the video too. Holy ****!!! Remeber that VIDEO!!?!?!! :p :rollno: :p
     
  16. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Those poor midgets.
     
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    [​IMG]
    Everybody look at your hands.
     
  18. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    NOOOOO!!!


    [Runs away in terror.]
     
  19. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    ...am I a bad person for liking that song?
     
  20. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Let me yes think yes about yes that yes....