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    You've had that bottled up for a while now, huh? Go ahead, man... vent!

    (Go Sixers, btw. Fark the Celtics.)
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    I love the fact that you'll pick a fight for something that was said months ago...I respect the current spouse more and more each day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish View Post
    Since Yuck is categorized as a 'low-fi' band, a genre which typically records with technical flaws and limited frequency response, would you tend to say your criticism may be a tad heavy-handed?
    Uh, sure, maybe... neither of us should be taken seriously most of the time, I'm pretty sure that's well understood here .... but seriously, a tad heavy-handed? Only if we were all kids with no memory of when even the bands characterized as lo-fi put out some pretty decent sounding (in retrospect) records and CDs. Admittedly, I didn't know at the time I would be saying 20 years down the tunnel that the mid 90s were already heading down from the peak of modern pop/rock recording, but there it is. If you don't hear it, I'll draw you some pictures ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr MidFi View Post
    You've had that bottled up for a while now, huh? Go ahead, man... vent!

    (Go Sixers, btw. Fark the Celtics.)
    I was listening to Yuck the other day and remembered those comments, so I did a quick search and thought I'd reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    9. Richard Buckner - Our Blood
    This can't possibly live up to my expectations, with his legacy of records from the mid-90s that is one of my favorite runs from any artist of any period, and it doesn't, but I still like it a lot. It's mostly just Richard by himself, doing it all, and does suffer some from the artist alone syndrome, I think his best music came working with the likes of Lloyd Maines and the Giant Sand/Calexico guys and Marc Ribot. But he is one of my favorites, and it is a good set of songs, just not great. Bloomed, Devotion + Doubt, Since, The Hill, those are all great.
    As usual, with time on my side the view becomes much clearer. I've been listening to Our Blood a lot lately, and it really is such a great record, not sure what was wrong with that guy above. It's audio film noir, each song part of a bigger picture, some gauzy crime drama hinted at in the song titles, dark lyrics, dark music, beautifully sung and performed and arranged. Easily fits in with his best work and I love it now, just took a few years for me to catch up.

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