• Listening through SUPERCHUNK.

    18 May 2012, 17:27 by pianistman1337

    Howdy, all! My good friend Nigel and I are going to be journaling and listening through the Superchunk discography, and I welcome you to listen through with us! We'll be going by year.

    1989

    This year covers a 7" when they went by the name Chunk, and the Slack Motherfucker 7"!

    (These songs were later collected on the Tossing Seeds compilation, in case those seven-inches were too difficult to acquire.)

    The first seven-inch is a quick little blast of music. I think it is best viewed as foreshadowing of what is to come, as What I Do and My Noise serve as a formidable double-punch of power-pop with some heavier influence. My Noise, especially, comes away as the winner of the two. Train From Kansas City goes by without too much affair. The stutter-step drum beat is super nice, and creates an off-kilter feel while the rest of the song is really nothing too special.

    Too not acknowledge Slack Motherfucker would be a huge error; as its melody and angsty job-related…
  • Top 5 Streamers (... reposted from a group forum post)

    23 Mar 2006, 12:48 by hawesie

    I'm currently taken aback by the cool technology on show on this site, so this is really just an excuse for me to play around with it (for this read procrastinate when I should be working). The new on-page streaming previews are just so intuitive... you can read about a song and listen to it at the same time. God bless you interweb. If you can't get the previews to play in page, make sure you have your preferences set to listen in-page.

    To put this lovely technology to use I intend to present to you, good reader, my favourite (available) songs by my top 5 artists (in reverse order).

    At 5 we have The Coast Is Always Changing. I first heard of these guys when I saw them support The Futureheads at Academy 2. It was an unbelievably good gig, and this song really stuck out for me. It's just a lot more charming than the rest of their output (IMO).
    At 4 we have Me and Mia. It's the first track off Shake The Streets and it's free of the (decent) politics and (indecent) pomposity that sometimes threatens to overwhelm that album. …