Veckatimest: Grizzly Bear

Veckatimest: Grizzly Bear

Wait, what? It's the 26th (the day this comes out) and you don't already have it? What a mistake! It will be at the top of every year end list.

  • OK, the most incredible collection of tracks including: Highway Star, Smoke On The Water (to most this was known as "Smoke Marijuana!" - Kids will be kids!), Strange Kind Of Woman, Lazy (how can you not be singing right now...... OK, the most incredible collection of tracks including: Highway Star, Smoke On The Water (to most this was known as "Smoke Marijuana!" - Kids will be kids!), Strange Kind Of Woman, Lazy (how can you not be singing right now...Lazy, you just stay in bed...), and Space Truckin' to name a few, OMG - to me there is no better reminiscent collection of the impact Deep Purple had on my high school days! The live album is top quality - especially for a live album. I call this PERFECT!

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  • This "Double LP" is a bang for the buck at under $10. And, if you buy this, Amazon has an offer for 12 months of Rolling Stone mag for just one buck! A triple whammy! Quoting from Amazon: 5 Stars You Wanted The Best? This... This "Double LP" is a bang for the buck at under $10. And, if you buy this, Amazon has an offer for 12 months of Rolling Stone mag for just one buck! A triple whammy! Quoting from Amazon: 5 Stars You Wanted The Best? This Is What Started It All..., November 16, 2003 By : "The Woj" (Downers Grove, IL) Having released 3 poorly produced studio records and one step away from the poor house...Kiss went into the studio to enhance (overdub) some recently recorded live performances. Kiss's first three albums contained some of the best rocks songs ever written, unfortunately the albums failed to capture the energy Kiss was able to produce on stage. Kiss's entire existence was riding on the sales of a double vinyl "live" album..... The result? Kiss's best album and arguably one of the best rock records ever released. An album that vaulted Kiss into the Pantheon of hard rock music forever. The songs recorded on Kiss's first 3 studio albums pale by comparison to the power, punch and sonic impact to the versions recorded on "Alive!". "Deuce" & "Strutter" begin the assault and there is no let up whatsoever. The best of it all? Ace Frehley's guitar. There is not one song here without a memorable solo or classic riffage. I could go on, but take my word for it...I bought this album over 25 years ago on vinyl and it still holds up to repeated listenings today in 2003. I would give this album 100 stars if I could. With the remastering, these songs have never sounded better. ADD TO CART NOW! "Ace Frehly lead guitar!"

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  • Anyone who likes blues, guitar, the old Cream band or just good ole fashion rock already knows and is a fan of Eric Clapton. I believe him to be perhaps one of the top 5 guitarists anywhere. Borrowing a quote from Amazon.. An... Anyone who likes blues, guitar, the old Cream band or just good ole fashion rock already knows and is a fan of Eric Clapton. I believe him to be perhaps one of the top 5 guitarists anywhere. Borrowing a quote from Amazon.. Anthony Trendl editor, HungarianBookstore.com Says it earns 5 stars... "Clapton plays guitar. His fingers dance across the strings in "Signe," with the kind of virtuosity fans of his rougher bluesy stuff might not get to hear. Every one of these songs has new life breathed into them. While songs like "Layla" from Clapton's 'Derek and the Dominos' days hardly lacked life, his unplugged versions seem to recreate the songs anew. For as good as the original versions are, Clapton shows, just as Bob Dylan often captures in his concerts, an old classic approached a new way can be a worthy thing. This a CD that is best enjoyed with headphones. Fancy stereo tricks aren't the element of beauty, but careful finger picking in the midst of a tight steel string guitar bring out the notes like salt on an already tasty meal. The whole thing is enhanced when the listener gets a chance to sit down and hear all of it. My personal favorites "Hey Hey" and the contemplative "Tears in Heaven," but, here at my keyboard late some evening, I'm finding "Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out" makes for great grooving as I write a few reviews. Get down low with "Walkin' Blues" and his slide guitar, and sadder still with "Malted Milk," a song that pierces the heart until it hurts. "Alberta" is the weakest of the tracks, sounding like he's trying to hard. "San Francisco Bay Blues" is a cool tune, but could've used a little better mixing. He seems to struggle grabbing a couple notes in the difficult, slightly Spanish-and jazz influenced "Old Love" but he pulls it out. The sum of it all is an album that's better with each year. It is among my favorites. I fully recommend "Unplugged" by Eric Clapton."

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  • ...with their second (or third) album, Swell Season ushers in 12 expected, but equally beautiful, melodic, happy songs. Yeah, We're talking about Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová -- yeah, the people from Once.

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  • I think anytime we get new material from The Mountain Goats (and we get it a lot), it's cause for excitement. Their newest, however, is particularly doing me right. It's this raw, genuine folk rock, but that is all inspired and na... I think anytime we get new material from The Mountain Goats (and we get it a lot), it's cause for excitement. Their newest, however, is particularly doing me right. It's this raw, genuine folk rock, but that is all inspired and named after verses in the bible.

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  • Like most of Sufjan's stuff, this album is often overlooked -- or overshadowed from Illinois, an undeniable best album of the decade. Michigan though has it's high points and is certainly worth owning too.

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  • I've never had the privilege of lsitening to any of their previous stuff. Their newest record though is good enough to make me want their entire catalog. It's pysch folk like none other (and in stores Oct 20).

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  • For the first time since the 70s, Steve Martin (YES! that Steve Martin) has dropped an album. He plays the banjo and this is one of those just enjoyable little folk albums.

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  • It's was the final album from folk legend, Warren Zevon. It's recently been getting some serious play. And, it serves only as further proof that the man never loft his touch. I mean, Keep Me in Your Heart? Amazing.

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  • Volcano Choir is a side project from Justin Vernon, AKA Bon Iver, where's he's teamed up with a few other people to make this delightful record. I say delightful because it's really the only way to describe it, purely delightful.

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  • I love this chicks sound. I featured her on the site shortly after I purchased the ablum on iTunes. I have no problem purchasing great music and I feel in love with her sound and image after watching her video for Bitter HEart.

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  • It's the newest from Fruit Bats, a band that I'd never heard of before this album. However, this album is blowing me a way. And, it's not that it's mind-altering amazing, it's just original and unique and fun. It's folk pop album,... It's the newest from Fruit Bats, a band that I'd never heard of before this album. However, this album is blowing me a way. And, it's not that it's mind-altering amazing, it's just original and unique and fun. It's folk pop album, with a sort of jam band feel to it and a careless 70s attitude to it.

    Tags: music, CD, rock, indie, Pop, jam, albums, folk
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  • We've recently seen these girls popping up all over the place -- on TV ads, and internet things and all that stuff. They're clearly on their way to online celebrity status. This is their album of music and it's funny and it's good... We've recently seen these girls popping up all over the place -- on TV ads, and internet things and all that stuff. They're clearly on their way to online celebrity status. This is their album of music and it's funny and it's good and clever

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  • It's always a pleasant surprise something that's not new at all, but that's new to you. Thus is the case with Forest Survival, A folk rock band from Brooklyn that manage to uplift. The opening track, I Make Windows is, to be blunt... It's always a pleasant surprise something that's not new at all, but that's new to you. Thus is the case with Forest Survival, A folk rock band from Brooklyn that manage to uplift. The opening track, I Make Windows is, to be blunt, amazing.

    Tags: music, CD, rock, mp3, Pop, albums, folk
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  • Aw, Dawn Landes -- the Beautiful and talented wife of Josh Ritter. I think I'll classify her music as joyfully happy folk pop -- a genre she's mastered.

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  • ...it's the story of my (lack of) love life and just so happens to come from one of my favorite new bands (...new to me). They're perfectly mellow and everything right for relaxing.

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  • a few months ago, I really got into Edward Sharpe, via their EP. Finally, their debut is out and it's everything you'd expect. It's a lighthearted jam, with little attention paid to anything, but making music that is fun.

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  • Nothing wins me over quite as quickly as a cute singing boy with a guitar. His relaxed style is intoxicating. mmMmmMmm

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  • A perfectly peaceful folk album, It's low key and seems fit for the springtime.

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  • A modern folk album, that somehow seems like an updated Grateful Dead -- a characteristic, I'm destined to enjoy.

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  • Wheat is clearly a classic indie folk band. However, as their new material has been sporadic, at best, it's easy for them to redefine themselves. And that's exactly what they did with their newest, White Ink, Black Ink. Sure, they... Wheat is clearly a classic indie folk band. However, as their new material has been sporadic, at best, it's easy for them to redefine themselves. And that's exactly what they did with their newest, White Ink, Black Ink. Sure, they've got their roots, but this album brings new life to indie folk, with all sorts of unexpected elements and drama mixed in. This one is fun.

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  • It's the newest from the Magnolia Electric Co. (aka Jason Molina, aka Songs: Ohia), Josephine has the same sound as the previous works and I'm okay with that. It's maybe not on par with Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Elecric Co., but it's ... It's the newest from the Magnolia Electric Co. (aka Jason Molina, aka Songs: Ohia), Josephine has the same sound as the previous works and I'm okay with that. It's maybe not on par with Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Elecric Co., but it's fantastic folk rock/ alt country.

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  • The newest from Cass McCombs managed to get one of the better rankings I've seen a while. So, I decided I need to give this one a full listen. And obviously, it was amazing. The music transforms me to a time and place I'm not fami... The newest from Cass McCombs managed to get one of the better rankings I've seen a while. So, I decided I need to give this one a full listen. And obviously, it was amazing. The music transforms me to a time and place I'm not familiar with, but that I never want to leave. Above all, maybe, is the song writing here... "You're not my dream girl. You're not my reality girl. You're my dreams come true girl."

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  • Okay - there has been some negative press about this, mostly about how it is "lukewarm" and the general complaint (from certain quarters) that Bob is "too happy" (ah, the distant or not so distant, cry for more "Blood On The Track... Okay - there has been some negative press about this, mostly about how it is "lukewarm" and the general complaint (from certain quarters) that Bob is "too happy" (ah, the distant or not so distant, cry for more "Blood On The Tracks" - great album, but...). In my view, this is a solid album with some terrific songs. It has a zydeco sound, very New Orleans - makes sense - it has a great sense of optimism, hope, and forward motion, particularly the song, "I Feel A Change Comin' On" - you can take a gander on YouTube, but the whole album is really worth buying. I recommend the vinyl because although I am an mp3 digital generation, yes, the first thing i bought was a record - and nothing has the round warm sound of Vinyl. This is worth getting on Vinyl and the CD comes with it - it's not that much more money. If you have a stereo, I say go for it. I did. - s.r.p. (bob dylan on tant mieux)

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  • This seems like the most all American music I can currently think of. BORN IN THE USA.

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  • Take it from the cover, take it from the ironic name, this album is unlike any Wilco we've ever heard. It's the culmination of everything great about their noteworthy history. No, it's not my favorite, but it might be their best.

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  • I had just said that I had never heard Bibio before today -- That is, in fact, false. Because I was listening to this one earlier in the year and i loved it. How did i forget about it? i don't know, but it'll be put back on the ro... I had just said that I had never heard Bibio before today -- That is, in fact, false. Because I was listening to this one earlier in the year and i loved it. How did i forget about it? i don't know, but it'll be put back on the rotation.

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  • The cover image of Bitte Orca is a splendid illustration of telepathy. And the music is not bad either.

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  • I've been listening to this album non-stop for the last two weeks. It's addictive! My fav's are Mouthwash and Foundations.... Great in the car!

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