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  1. Wow. Just wow. For my money, Matthew Good is firing on all cylinders--i am absolutely loving this era of his career: Moving Walls just completely torpedoed me back into fandom-mode, and this "Crisis Airlines" collection? Wonderful Not quite sure what I was anticipating prior to listening (maybe a few slightly north of average b-sides?), but this is something wholly separate from the place I imagined Good to be. As much I adore MW, what perhaps is fueling my excitement for MG's output even more is how quickly and effortlessly this little side project seems to've taken shape. The music is interesting, a wee bit playful, and delightfully unexpected/ unexpectedly delightful. Now I'm wanting Good to forgo the album (only for a little while! ...you can put the pitchforks down ) and create a slew of EPs...
  2. damn. MG is doing things to me; I'm really enjoying this. Gonna give Mark Hollis a listen soon, as well edit: and thanks for bringing this to my attention!
  3. god i love this album. it's like aural sex
  4. I don't post much here... honestly, the past few albums didn't really do it for me. Don't get me wrong, there've certainly been a handful of songs on each record that I really love, but on the whole--his output just wasn't hitting me as hard as it used to. So I finally decided to give Moving Walls a go, and... Wow. Good knocked this out of the park, and it's the perfect album for me right now. I want to really go into detail, but school's got me burning the candle at both ends atm, so that'll have to wait for another day. But I just want to say that the record feels like a solar system, with every song having their own gravitational weight and atmosphere. Though MW initially seemed somewhat prolonged, I honestly can't say there's a tune I'd sacrifice for the sake of compression... it just really takes a lot out of me, but I enjoy the catharsis.
  5. haha I love stuff like this. Wish I could remember the board I posted on back then (something like "Flickerstick" I thiiiiink... fuck. that was 20 years ago )
  6. I feel I must amend this post: Lights of Endangered Species is probably neck-and-neck w/ Hospital Music in regards to its overall "completeness" as a record. Hard to say which one I'd rank above the other--honestly, it just sorta depends on the day I guess lol... But there's no time like the present, and right now I'd argue LoES is Matthew Good's best work.
  7. Interesting. Kinda surprised by his good-but-not-great sentiments toward Lights of Endangered Species. I know this sort of stuff is all subjective, but it's like splitting hairs for me between that album, Hospital Music, and Avalanche (toss in Beautiful Midnight if we're including MGB)... though when push comes to shove, I might have to concur with HM standing above the rest (though only by mere millimeters, imo): it might not reach the peaks of Avalanche or become as adventurous and daring as LoES, but, to my ears, it's his most complete record.
  8. I know it's kind of a cliche, but Song For the Girl is rancid dick. Granted, music is subjective, so whatever. But the objective failure of the song is that its deleterious to Avalanche as an album, and that just exacerbates my contempt for the tune. The lyrics are hollow, the melody is uninspired, and it taints a record that would otherwise be, imo, a masterpiece. edit: i really just don't like this song.
  9. Missed the song unfortunately, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I'm really liking the lyrics. They don't really have any answers But they're great at pointing fingers It's a pretty simple, straight-forward line--doesn't specifically scream "politics!"--but goddamn, who can read this and not think of the GOP? It captures a sentiment that happens to be political rather than painting a picture that is political, if that makes sense. Also: And baby you know that I’ve wasted a lot of time A lot of time just thinking When thinking’s overrated Compared to reactionary blinking So I’m sitting here reflecting On what I could’ve done And ya, it’s been one of them years This segment is just great. I love the setup, and the punchline is a gut-punch. Rather than just an attack on the right, the lyrics progress to a state where we're forced to reconcile the necessity for rational discourse with a call to action (or at least that's how I read it). But yeah, lots of great lines, and I can't wait to hear it. Thanks for stimulating my ossicles all these years, Matthew Good
  10. lol I'm still waiting for him to announce a Louisiana date
  11. Lucky you! I'm not holding my breath for a tour stop in New Orleans lol
  12. Haven't heard Night Orders, but it seems like I may have potentially missed something that was kinda sorta possibly something quasi-special. Now I'm curious... I wonder which of MG's songs has gestated the longest--what's the oldest tune from genesis to prime time deliverance? Is there a good chance Night Orders will show up on a future record, or is every album "of the moment," where nothing old is borrowed?? Now I want a documentary on MG's recording process. How does each album start? Just a series of late night/ early morning jam sessions that slowly reveal something to cling to, or is there a specific theme in mind before a single string is strummed? So many questions. So many.
  13. Listening to "So Close" via Live Road has increased by liking to it.
  14. "Arrows of Desire" is officially my wake-up song for the week (maybe month). I loooove ittt
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