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Which 2008 reunion are you more looking forward to, Polvo or My Bloody Valentine?

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Thunderdome: Polvo reunion vs. My Bloody Valentine reunion

Postby pdxs1 on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:42 pm

I'd walk through a burning building to see either of these bands play again, but Polvo edges out MBV just barely.
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Postby kerble on Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:52 pm

POL-VO!
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Postby Sebastian J. on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:00 pm

Polvo
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Postby kazoozak on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:32 pm

What Kerble said.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:41 pm

I'd see them both.

Reunions though...sketchy business. We'll see what happens.
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Postby AAAAAAAARGH on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:55 pm

i dont care that mbv is reuniting
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Postby tommydski on Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:57 pm

This isn't even comparable.

Polvo had five albums of varying brilliance and a couple of very good EPs to boot.
MBV had an interesting album and basically fuck all else.
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Postby RBoyer on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:05 pm

Can you imagine just how horrible the crowd would be at an MBV reunion show? Just being surrounded by a flock of neo-goth-emo-gazers -- I shudder.

Polvo all the way.
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Postby Heliotropic on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:34 pm

coach wrote:Can you imagine just how horrible the crowd would be at an MBV reunion show? Just being surrounded by a flock of neo-goth-emo-gazers -- I shudder.

Polvo all the way.


As long as I don't see them at the Polvo show I'm fine with that.
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Postby Marsupialized on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:36 pm

coach wrote:Can you imagine just how horrible the crowd would be at an MBV reunion show? Just being surrounded by a flock of neo-goth-emo-gazers -- I shudder.

Polvo all the way.


the dumbest thing I've read on here in awhile, congrats

Polvo? Yawn.
I can see a non exciting by the numbers indie rock band 12 times a week, MBV all the way.
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Postby Ernest on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:54 pm

My Bloody Valentine by default. I never really got into Polvo, the few songs I've heard were alright. Loveless still gets played at my house often.
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Postby mr.arrison on Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:06 pm

Marsupialized wrote:MBV all the way.


Yes, I like both bands, but MBV is the winner.

Did anybody here see MBV live during the Loveless tour? There's no contest.

MBV was nauseatingly loud. The warped sound present on their albums was even more extreme live. I hated it for making me physically ill until the last few songs and then it suddenly made sense. They were very unique. And LOUDER than IRON MAIDEN was to boot!

Let's just say I experienced music-induced diarrhea that night. Groundbreaking colonblast.

Polvo was kind of boring the one time I saw them play, with Das Damen. I remember more about their guitars than the show.
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Postby hench on Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:28 pm

my bloody valentine. polvo is decent, but i want to hear that jet blast.
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Postby tocharian on Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:02 pm

Polvo wrote some gorgeous songs, but MBV's stuff was by far much bigger and braver. Also, Kevin Shields had the good sense to make his lyrics unintelligible, whereas it's hard to mistake Ash Bowie warbling about "the feather of forgiveness."

My Bloody Valentine.
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Postby Sebastian J. on Sat Nov 10, 2007 2:40 am

Polvo and Green River
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Postby falsedog on Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:24 am

MBV, the songs are pretty bland on the whole but the sound is fucking amazing. It's when they stop trying to make songs that they really become unlike anything else, like Glider or To Here Knows When. They are barely songs, everything hinges on the texture and about one key change. I can completely understand (as a type designer) why it takes for fucking ever for them to create anything - tiny alterations over time have a huge impact on the feel of the overall thing.

Polvo's structures however seem pretty interesting, like bits of several other songs that didn't work out, pieced back together. Mostly the repiecing doesn't work either, but sometimes by chance it does! The music seems deliberately badly played, where just playing it normally, or even well, would reveal more about the song. I wish I could be bothered listening more to them but with a 1 in 8 result ratio it just seems like too much work. It seems like Polvo don't know what works themselves and release everything, unless I really am missing something fom the crap ones.
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Postby Benny on Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:03 am

Sebastian J. wrote:Green River


grunge fanboi.
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Postby John George Peppers on Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:36 am

tocharian wrote:Polvo wrote some gorgeous songs, but MBV's stuff was by far much bigger and braver.

My Bloody Valentine.



YES!, Tocharian, a voice of reason on the PRF. Let's look at that again shall we.......


tocharian wrote:Polvo wrote some gorgeous songs, but MBV's stuff was by far much bigger and braver.

My Bloody Valentine.


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Postby MantaRay on Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:06 pm

i like Polvo quite a bit, but MBV hands down
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Postby tocharian on Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:40 pm

You guys should be paying attention to the people who have been posting about Polvo’s inconsistency live. I saw Polvo twice and this for them was a stellar show.

Now, does it even approach this? Not a chance. Even in total darkness, MBV breaks Polvo’s electric sitars over their fussy little behinds.
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