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  1. I'm going to blame it on me "growing up" but I've (un)fortunately haven't been caught up to popular music for the past few years. I live in Toronto and have been turning on 102.1 The Edge lately but have been hearing music that doesn't sound very edgy anymore. I am hearing songs by these bands: Imagine Dragons, Of Monsters And Men, Lorde, Bastille, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Neighbourhood, Young The Giant, Vampire Weekend, Grouplove, Twenty One Pilots, CHVRCHES, Broken Bells, AWOLNATION, New Politics, Portugal The Man, Phantogram, NONONO, July Talk, Wildlife, MS MR, Dear Rouge, etc...and to me, this music sounds like something that should be getting played on 99.9 Virgin Radio or KISS 92.5 (Top 40 stations). Am I crazy to say this or has the switchover been so gradual that the change of format wasn't even noticed? Almost everything to me sounds like either cookie-cutter hipster electronic music or annoying hipster folk anthems. I may be generalizing a bit here but it's hard for me to decipher between most of these songs. Could someone pinpoint the date to where alternative rock radio turned into Top 40 radio? Was it actually this year or even before that? Was it the popularity of Florence & The Machine and Mumford and Sons that opened the doors for all of these bands? I heard the latest A Perfect Circle song once on The Edge and it did not belong on the playlist at all. So...what the hell happened?!
  2. listening to the two new songs featured on his site. In A Place Of Lesser Men was meh to me. It's been done before. Non Populus is a much better track. It's solid. Very solid. Matthew Good is capable of delivering solid tracks one after another, album after album. He has no problem doing that whatsoever. I just feel he doesn't take enough risks with his sound--he keeps it safe and doesn't steer away from what he's comfortable at.
  3. Even though it's from 2009...not sure how that works. With that said, I'm surprised to not see a topic posted yet. Matthew Good has yet to comment about it. ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY RECORDING ARTISTS COLLECTING SOCIETY
  4. I would say that math rock built the foundations of what post rock has evolved into right now. My attempt at explaining math rock would be "technical indie rock". It's very guitar-based and the song structures aren't very conventional and tend to go everywhere. Some earlier math rock bands have a lo-fi sound to them with off-tune vocals such as Polvo and Chavez. My three favourite math rock bands however would be Slint, June of 44 and Don Caballero. All three of them possess a darker/experimental sound that arguably paved the way for bands like Mogwai and Sigur Ros. Slint's 1991 album Spiderland is an album I would highly recommend--for the longest time, I didn't listen to music the same way after I heard that record. For today's standards, Battles would be the closest thing to math rock right now. As for Polvo, there's no denying that matt good or dave genn listened to them in their past!
  5. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgzBDJrMwsM Bear in mind, it's an instrumental song by the now defunct group Polvo. The beginning notes have a striking resemblance to me. This album was released in 1993. Opinions?
  6. with that attitude, you might have some trouble acquiring it.
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  8. Cool. Just out of curiosity, I will send an e-mail to the stranger who I sold the album to and see if she tells me what number the album was. here are the albums that are still available: Matthew Good Band - Beautiful Midnight - Weezer - The Blue Album - Jimmy Eat World - Clarity - Sunny Day Real Estate - How it Feels to be Something on - Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide - Idlewild - The Remote Part - Idlewild - Warnings/Promises - Hum - You'd Prefer an Astronaut - Hum - Downward is Heavenward - Silverchair - Neon Ballroom - Silverchair - Diorama - I Mother Earth - Dig - I Mother Earth - Scenery & Fish - I Mother Earth - Blue, Green and Orange - I Mother Earth - The Quicksilver Meat Dream - A change of plans, if you are not in Toronto, I will even mail them to you, provided that you send me a cheque in return. We can figure out the specifics by email. I posted my address in my first message. thanks for your cooporation
  9. in that case, maybe I'll ask for the CD back from the original person who I sold it too. hmmmmm anywhoo, on which part of the case/booklet would I find what number (copy) it is?
  10. Avalanche Sort of a Protest Song Man of Action Near Fantastica The Rat Who Would Be King
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