Bundy rules! Be there tonight, Missoula!
Did we listen to the same album?
Autumn is an ode to a dear friend who died an early death. Give these guys a little credit. Each track conveys a separate emotional experience. They are talented musicians and show us a new side of themselves with each album. They continue to grow and impress. Dont miss the chance to see them live - they never disappoint!
Drink another Mountain Dew sweetie.
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My wife and I are huge Chuck Prophet fans. Always wonder why he's not more widely known...
Great band, great review!
The record is about his father's passing last winter and Ty's subsequent falling out with his mother. Also, what on earth is that first paragraph supposed to mean?
excellent written piece on Chuck and his band who are just storming gigs this year possibily his best band to date great guitar duels and an awesome album release always a great gig he never lets you down
I gave up looking for the "next dylan" when I heard Chuck. there is something undeniably both familiar and original in his vast body of work. He can be both deep and snarky, devoted and jaded , all at the same time and don't get me started on his guitar hook skills. He never seems to take himself too seriously , even when releasing some of the best produced cds out there. His band, the Mission Express, back him perfectly.
Yup! That is one review for the books. In a nutshell this is why Chuck is the best in the biz today. What a great review Mr. Cohen! You need a bigger venue!
I don't believe this. A music writer finally hits the Chuck Prophet nail on the head. Mr. Cohen, today we raise our glass to you.
Mr. Cohen's boss, today you should just give Mr. Cohen a raise.
PS thanks for the link
The Orators are RAD, especially live, which is a must see! Great dudes, great music. <3
Thanks for the review guys! I just want to clarify that we're Native too, although you couldn't tell from the material, ha. The cover photo is actually a very iconic moment in native american/anglo-american relations. Here's a little article explaining the context http://www.ndstudies.org/resources/IndianS…
But anyway, we really appreciate being given this type of criticism, it really helps us grow and mature as artists and people.
great review! I agree! AND you're right!
"Most critics loved Kanye West‘s “Yeezus,” but fans were pretty polarized by it...Really the album is frustrating, because not only is it easy to hate, it’s also worth digging into even if you’re disgusted by it." - Matt Miller, Reverb
"Pop & Hiss asked [David] Lynch to name musicians he admires. He said, “You might be surprised, but I love ‘Blood on the Leaves’ by Kanye West. I just love it.” - Randy Lewis, LA Times
"Kanye West remains a good collaborator: The album's numerous producers include the French duo Daft Punk, while Rick Rubin, who's worked with everyone from Black Sabbath to Johnny Cash, says he was brought in by West near the completion of the record to help strip down the sound. One result is that this album's diverse, cacophonous music fills even his most hostile lyrics with dread. I think you have to hear it in many moments as the cry of a man who wants the world to know how vulnerable and self-conscious and shrewd he is every time he presents a resentful, tough-guy, I'm-a-genius image to the world...[it is] more complex than it appears." - Ken Tucker, NPR
Music writers are entitled to their opinions...so long as it is backed with a comprehensive knowledge of the music they're reviewing and music as a whole. I would have liked to have seen Dan Brooks take a little more time to listen to this prolific album and the cultural atmosphere of the time in which it has been released.
Dan Brooks has bad taste in music.
This is the worst kind of writing about pop culture - a review that pretends to make a profoundly important statement about the state of music, but essentially boils down to 'i don't like it therefore it's crap.'
Check out Lou Reed's take on Yeezus for something with much more substance:
you would have no musical taste coming from montana i think its time to find a new calling
Such a lazy review. You're supposed to be talking about Magna Carta Holy Grail. Instead, there's a severe Yeezus-hangover clouding everything.
one of the really great things about the Obio Joes is they were accessible...you could sit at the bar and talk to any one of them, and they would talk to you like it was important, without catchy hipster jingo or moody attitudes getting in the way. their presence on stage also reflected that feeling of familiarity. shout out a request for an old favorite, and they would play it...and everyone knew the words....so it was like family.
one might say that it was just the die-hard regular fans who felt this way, but both old and new listeners of their music will say the same thing. the songs are amazing, but the band is what made their shows an experience, because they were just being themselves.
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