I liked A when it came out, but must admit that I haven't gone back to it. New music is so disposable. I wonder if music will figure much in my kids' nostalgia. Kind of different when you don't have to skip meals and use your lunch money to buy records. My kids have the entire internet for access to music--they've never had to put time in with a record that they were lukewarm on just because they spent actual money on it.
Someone has remembered all the way back to 2014 for this record. I doubt many will.
Kyle should use a vocalist at all times..Musically, the first track is ok indie, but the vocals let it down..The Megira track skews way too close to David Lynch parody territory and doesn't really go anywhere..Vote A for the backing music
Post by HEN HAWKADAY II on Feb 14, 2021 20:50:02 GMT
The vocals on A are really sickening. Which is a shame, 'cos otherwise it isn't bad at all - like Big Star on holiday. Is this another example of this 'power pop' some of you are masturbating over?
was a bit better - but you know, these days, everybody's trying so damned hard to fake something from a different time, the sounds, even the record cover could have been put together last year to look like 1958. And yes, it DOES matter
A's alright. B's brilliantly weird, like all of Megira's stuff (though I get how he can be a tough sell in a cup like this, as there's a lot of variation from one track to the next, and lots of them are short sketches like this. But you certainly can't accuse him of overstaying his welcome!)
What the fuck are those vocals about? I was 99% sure a song by King Tuff would've been some ultra-heavy dub reggae cut, so when it jumped in with those horrible saccharine vocals, I was taken aback to say the least. It's a strange ok pop-punk-indie thing, that should've been an instrumental.
Megira, you Jarboe. Hmm. Interesting, surf-rock played at 16 rpm. Actually, is it interesting? Not sure it does an awful lot aside from that, but it's an oddity for the cup. I kinda don't want to vote for it based on the cover art, but that's probably unfair.
I enjoyed A's bright, ebullient retroisms (bit Todd Rundgren, bit Badfinger). The vocals are a teeny bit affected, but aren't a dealbreaker for me. Nice pick! B's a rather too obvious attempt at "moody atmosphere". As mentioned earlier, it's very David Lynch and not very interesting for me.
The King Tuff track doesn’t really sound too Tuff. I like how fond they are of every seventies song I heard too much on the radio but I don’t think it really is as catchy as all the songs it reminds me of. Great guitar sound, though.
I’ll take B. Help! Link Wray has fallen down drunk and he can’t get up!
Help! Link Wray has fallen down drunk and he can’t get up!
I like the idea and sound of B, but A as a song just beats it clearly for me. KT is a strange entity with several different facets and sounds in their catalogue, and this one is good even if it's not quite great.
What is the point of B? I mean honestly? What next? Some cunt farting into a bucket?
In all honesty, and not for the first time in this cup, I'm shocked that people whose musical taste I had considered sensible up to now, can vote for, or even praise, turds like this. Must be some collateral of lockdowns, or the end of Western Civilization or something. On second thoughts, it makes me feel proud of my poor results in this cup.
A is good, pity about the dodgy vocals. Some decent singing could put it in the 'great' cathegory. Nice guitar sounds all along, brilliant drumming, nice variations and a very fine hook towards the end. No contest