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Postby John George Peppers on Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:18 am

Low hmmm. Not Crap

I enjoy their material when I'm in the right mood. However, I'd usually first listen to Slowdive on those days. Like most of you here, I do like the Christmas Album. The dub remix of "Over the Ocean" is without question an amazing track. It has received a large amount of airtime on my stereo.
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Postby birth of mirth on Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:31 pm

Definitely not crap, but it seems (to me at least) that they have this really consistent ratio of awesome/good songs on all of their albums. As in, there'd be 1-3 tracks that just floor me, and the rest is sort of ok, in comparison.
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Postby LBx on Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:49 pm

why am i always late for fucking everything...

is this thing decent? comparatively, to Songs For A Dead Pilot or the Solo Guitar albums apparently.


and, ugh, Not Crap. obviously.
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Postby Ernest on Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:00 pm

Every Low album is great. Not crap.
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Postby Tom on Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:09 am

I think you'd have to be a dick to vote crap on this one.
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Postby CJMcG on Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:19 am

Skronk wrote:Every Low album is great. Not crap.
Secret Name is the last good record they've done.
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Postby Minotaur029 on Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:33 am

Christopher J. McGarvey wrote:
Skronk wrote:Every Low album is great. Not crap.
Secret Name is the last good record they've done.


Things We Lost in the Fire didn't do that much for me right away, but I think it ranks up there with The Curtain Hits the Cast.

Of course, I also like The Great Destroyer, so you can assess my gaeness based on that.
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Postby Sock OR Muffin? on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:41 pm

BUMP

I just listened to the song Point of Disgust three times in a row.

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Postby emmanuelle cunt on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:45 pm

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Aren't they Christian?
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Postby tmidgett on Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:03 pm

Aren't they Christian?


They're Mormons.

I am not a fan of their music, in that I don't buy it or listen to it, but I admire it, and I admire them.

I don't have that kind of reaction to bands very often. Low, maybe Fugazi for the most part. I can't think of anyone else. Totally substantial, totally worthwhile music made by substantial and worthwhile people. I just don't quite get it for whatever reason.

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Postby dunbar on Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:04 pm

I just got the Low & Dirty Three 'in the fishtank', on first listen sounds pretty decent. I don't know that much about them I only came to the album because of the Dirty Three link, but this makes me want to check them out.
What's a good starting album?
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Postby placeholder on Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:04 pm

dunbar wrote:What's a good starting album?


I think Trust, Songs for a Dead Pilot, and Secret Name are good starting albums. All of 'em are great, though.
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Postby kielinski on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:02 pm

Secret Name
Curtain Hits The Cast
Long Division
Songs for a Dead Co-Pilot
Transmission EP

all pretty fine albums - the rest have moments but lack a little of that old time Low juice. Blah, blah, refine the sound, spice it up, whatever - it's not as good anymore. The last time I saw them (around Things We Lost in the Fire or Trust - whichever was first) Sparhawk actually apologized for playing too many slow numbers. I'm not kidding.
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Postby thebronzemedal on Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:43 pm

Great albums:
Curtain Hits The Cast
Things We Lost In The Fire

I've never felt they were too slow/quiet, although for a lot of people that seems to be the first thing that comes to mind whenever someone mentions Low. Loud? no...but Hush Quiet? No way. Shit, I was singing along to Dinosaur Act this morning in my car. Can't do that with Rex...

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Postby Rimbaud III on Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:24 pm

Such a beautiful band. I spent much of the week cursing at the prospect of missing Merzbow because of pre-booked tickets for Low, but rapidly changed my mind when they took to the stage last night (in a church, no less). Those two silken voices, that compliment each other so effortlessly, they really are something to behold live.

Salút, Low, you sexy bastards!
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Postby Earwicker on Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:59 pm

I also saw them tuther night up here in Newcastle.

Grand they were.
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Postby chuckles on Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:18 am

Earwicker wrote:I also saw them tuther night up here in Newcastle.

Grand they were.


I also saw them in Newcastle on Friday. They were excellent, as you say.
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Postby Redline on Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:55 am

The LOW brought it in Milwaukee last month. Bigsby-equipped Les Paul Standards are GO!
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Postby Earwicker on Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:27 am

Redline wrote:The LOW brought it in Milwaukee last month. Bigsby-equipped Les Paul Standards are GO!
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On the strength of this picture it seems Heath Ledger didn't die after all
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Postby Tommy Alpha on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:17 am

They were fantastic at the Big Chill festival last year. Wasn't a great festival but had a good line up (konono no.1 were amazing)... but these guys stole me away
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