2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

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2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Rorschach » 15 May 2020, 13:56

They might be a bit fey for some tastes but I really enjoyed the UFOF album and then there's this more recent track.

I recommend you give it till 3:20 when they start an excellent guitar wig out.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Rorschach » 19 May 2020, 08:04

Nobody got anything to say?

Not even that it's shit?
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Flower » 19 May 2020, 14:24

I just saw this now. It's not my cup of tea but isn't shit either. :)
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 19 May 2020, 16:17

Rorschach wrote:I recommend you give it till 3:20 when they start an excellent guitar wig out.


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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Charlie O. » 19 May 2020, 16:21

There's something there (even before the guitar wig-out - which I reckon is only so-so), but that singer is awfully close to a deal-breaker. Still, I might investigate further.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Dr. Baron » 19 May 2020, 16:58

Charlie O. wrote:There's something there (even before the guitar wig-out - which I reckon is only so-so), but that singer is awfully close to a deal-breaker. Still, I might investigate further.


Yeah, sort of like a less invested/intense Thin White Rope.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Charlie O. » 19 May 2020, 17:43

Charlie O. wrote:Still, I might investigate further.

I did, a little bit. I watched/listened to this:





As with the other, I thought: not a bad song. The vocal was a little less off-putting.

But there's so little apparent creative thought put into the arrangement/playing/overall sound that I was rather surprised to learn that all four members are graduates of the Berklee School of Music. (What are they teaching kids these days?) And that the lead singer has been making records for fifteen years - since she was 13. (Side note: maybe it's just me, but I think she looks disconcertingly like Paul Westerberg. This is not her fault, of course.)
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Oscar » 19 May 2020, 18:55

Rorschach wrote:Nobody got anything to say?

Not even that it's shit?


I like them a lot. Don't play their stuff much but I do like them. I liked Capacity and U.F.O.F. but haven't listened to this album more than once. I'll get round to it at some point.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Rorschach » 20 May 2020, 08:12

Oscar wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Nobody got anything to say?

Not even that it's shit?


I like them a lot. Don't play their stuff much but I do like them. I liked Capacity and U.F.O.F. but haven't listened to this album more than once. I'll get round to it at some point.


I haven't listened to Capacity.
I must admit that I found U.F.O.F. a bit annoying at first, but it's grown on me. Like Charlie, I'm not a huge fan of her voice.
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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Oscar » 20 May 2020, 08:28

Rorschach wrote:
Oscar wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Nobody got anything to say?

Not even that it's shit?


I like them a lot. Don't play their stuff much but I do like them. I liked Capacity and U.F.O.F. but haven't listened to this album more than once. I'll get round to it at some point.


I haven't listened to Capacity.
I must admit that I found U.F.O.F. a bit annoying at first, but it's grown on me. Like Charlie, I'm not a huge fan of her voice.


Good songwriter too, think.

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Re: 2019 top tunes No. 10: Big Thief

Postby Geezee » 26 May 2020, 21:48

Not was probably the tune of hte year for me last year. And I got to see the band just before the shutdown - great show, wrong venue. I had a strong feeling that I'm not sure is accurate, but i couldn't shake it nonetheless, that Big Thief is what Nirvana would sound like today if Kurt was still alive. I think it's the solo on Not that got me into that way of thinking.
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