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    Posted: February 05 2008 at 10:22
I've heard these guys and they sound awesome. I really want to pick up one of their albums... any recommendations?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 11:25
TNT, idk, these guys were quite strange.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 11:56
I would get Millions Now Living..., TNT is also great though. Djed is a right song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 12:35
Millions Now Living...  ofcourse... :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 12:45
I only have Standards and I certainly recommend it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 18:18
TNT, but all of them are good. The only one I'm not familiar with is the debut, and the Brave and the Bold is a covers album, so I wouldn't recommend it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 18:39
I like their first album the most actually.  It's more instrument/jamming led and sounds more pure than the others, although Millions Now Living would be a close second.

Their most recent release (The Brave and the Bold) has vocals and, quite frankly, doesn't sound like tortoise at all. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2008 at 22:12
I have standars, and it's pretty weird. Drum beats with some dissonant guitar arpeggios...
 
I'll have to isten more before I pass a final judgment though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 00:27
pretty good band. I can't decide between Millions... and TNT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 00:37
Of the three I've heard (their first three albums) TNT is by far the best.
 
The others are good, but not as good as TNT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 13:15
I'm a relative newbie to the Tortoise soundworld myself. But thanks to a well-stocked Erie County library system I was recently able to hear the band's first five studio albums, all at once. Cast my vote for Standards, their fourth: it's showcases a little more aggression than their earlier efforts, and updates that familiar krautrock lounge sound (think of the band Stereolab, clearly kindred spirits) to the new millenium.
 
But all of them are worth hearing...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 17:44
TNT gets my vote.
 
Standards is probably the hardest to get into, although it has its moments. It's All Around You was a real return to form, and is probably the lushest and closest to prog of their albums.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 17:46
Originally posted by Neu!mann Neu!mann wrote:

I'm a relative newbie to the Tortoise soundworld myself. But thanks to a well-stocked Erie County library system I was recently able to hear the band's first five studio albums, all at once. Cast my vote for Standards, their fourth: it's showcases a little more aggression than their earlier efforts, and updates that familiar krautrock lounge sound (think of the band Stereolab, clearly kindred spirits) to the new millenium.
 
But all of them are worth hearing...
 
The Stereolab album Dots and Loops was produced by John McEntire and several tracks are effectively a collaboration between the two bands; well worth checking out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 18:03
Shame on me. I only have Millions Now Living... and TNT. I'm a huge fan of TNT so that would get my vote, but I'll wait to listen to them all before voting.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2008 at 22:20
Originally posted by chamberry chamberry wrote:

Shame on me. I only have Millions Now Living... and TNT. I'm a huge fan of TNT so that would get my vote, but I'll wait to listen to them all before voting.

 
Same here. Although I like Millions Now Living... a little more than TNT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2008 at 12:31
Millions Now Living Will Never Die - is a great blend of electronic and experimental that got my vote
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2008 at 13:56
I have a CD that a friend of mine burned for me, he wrote Tortoise Re-mixes on the CD. It's obviously a collection of Tortoise re-mixes that came out on one CD.

Do any of you know which Tortoise CD that would be, I like it a lot.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2008 at 03:18
Their first album is magnificent.  It was the first one I got, the most I listen to, and the bestestest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 12 2008 at 14:36
I find them a bit hit-or-miss. When they're good they're excellent (Gamera, Djed and Cliff-Dweller Society spring to mind) but there are a lot of tracks that really don't do it for me. I reckon the most consistent album is probably Millions Now Living Will Never Die.
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