Forum Home Forum Home > Other music related lounges > General Music Discussions
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Alt  Rock - My Morning Jacket
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedAlt Rock - My Morning Jacket

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Chris S View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: June 09 2004
Location: Front Range
Status: Offline
Points: 6777
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Alt Rock - My Morning Jacket
    Posted: September 11 2008 at 06:34
....now theres a genreTongue
 
Just want to recommend this great band from kentucky. Check out the album Z. Also was wondering what some of you thought of bands like Mercury Rev ( Art Rock on PA), Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse to name but a few. The North American contingent really seem to have sown up this category really well. There are so many rewarding bands outthere.
Music - The Sound Librarian
...As I venture through the slipstream, between the viaducts in your dreams...
Back to Top
Finnforest View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Honorary Collaborator

Joined: February 03 2007
Location: 1950s Suburbia
Status: Offline
Points: 13243
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2008 at 06:55
Don't forget Wilco and Bright Eyes for some current day americana...

Actually the MMJ album with the bear is a real killer....some long hard hitting jams....though at times they do have a tendency to Freebird it a little
oh yeah




Back to Top
BroSpence View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 05 2007
Status: Offline
Points: 2614
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2008 at 03:46
MMJ is awesome. I love the "singing in a cavern" voice of Jim James. The rest of the band is of course awesome too, but his voice sticks out. It Still Moves is my favorite with Z and Tennessee Fire following.

Mercury Rev is also a favorite of mine. I think what they have been doing is now rubbing off on The F. Lips, only Rev does it better. Although David Fridmann and Donahue were once in the Lips and Fridmann is their regular producer now. Mercury Rev have a new album coming out in the next month or so which is exciting. The last one was fantastic. Such a great band.    Sparklehorse is pretty cool too, their leader produced some songs of my friends band a couple years ago which turned out awesome. Love Wilco too, although they're not new by any means.

However, I despise the obnoxiousness that is Conner Oberst.    Otherwise, way to go America!
Back to Top
Moatilliatta View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: December 01 2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3083
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2008 at 02:26
I love My Morning Jacket! And I agree with the above, it's all about It Still Moves and Z. Actually, those are the only two albums I listen to. Evil Urges is awaful; I'm really disappointed with them right now.
 
My friend and I bought tickets to see them in about one week from now, but we bought the tickets before Evil Urges dropped, and when we heard it we immediately regretted having bought the tickets, obviously much of the material would be from that album. Good thing is the show got cancelled and we got our money back!
www.last.fm/user/ThisCenotaph
Back to Top
Avantgardehead View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: December 29 2006
Location: Dublin, OH, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1170
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2008 at 03:30
They're pretty good, a bit too sporadic and flighty sometimes, but when they're focused they're great! At Dawn is a good example.
http://www.last.fm/user/Avantgardian
Back to Top
Moatilliatta View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: December 01 2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 3083
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2008 at 11:18
^Z is a more focused record, not a lot of jamming, more composition oriented.
www.last.fm/user/ThisCenotaph
Back to Top
Philéas View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: June 14 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 6419
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2008 at 11:49
I haven't heard much MMJ but what I've heard has been good. Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips are two splendid bands. 
Back to Top
Avantgardehead View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: December 29 2006
Location: Dublin, OH, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1170
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2008 at 13:03
Originally posted by Philéas Philéas wrote:

Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips are two splendid bands. 


Most definitely. I've recently fallen in love with those magical pop bands.Star
http://www.last.fm/user/Avantgardian
Back to Top
Philéas View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: June 14 2006
Status: Offline
Points: 6419
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2008 at 14:14
Check out Swirlies if you like those two!
Back to Top
Avantgardehead View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: December 29 2006
Location: Dublin, OH, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1170
Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2008 at 15:53
They're on the list!

Anyway, I just heard Z and I think it just edged-out At Dawn as my favorite album. Now I want to listen to all of their other albums again (Evil Urges included, if only just for morbid curiosity as I hear it's horrible) to see if they "click" now. I guess after hearing Fleet Foxes first I was expecting something just like them since their vocalists sound identical. My now it's obvious that MMJ is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more experimental and a more difficult listen.


Edited by Avantgardehead - September 19 2008 at 15:54
http://www.last.fm/user/Avantgardian
Back to Top
hermosotrozo View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: December 04 2008
Status: Offline
Points: 22
Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 17 2008 at 10:12
if you liked the album Z, then i would suggest you to listen to this group called 'Janus', they are a group from Chicago, i heard them coupla times at Mtero, liked what i saw, they have presence on Youtube also, and here i am posting a sample of one of thier songs called 'If I were you'
for their sample song: http://www.janusmusic.com/sample/if_i_were_you.mp3
for Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH5Mh4agn4E
 i am really glad that i found this band, they are like a breath of fresh air!


Edited by hermosotrozo - December 17 2008 at 10:13
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.01
Copyright ©2001-2014 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.