Japandroids Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by TheVandyMan, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. TheVandyMan

    Please stop deleting my custom title Prestigious

    Japandroids is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting of Brian King (guitar, vocals) and David Prowse (drums, vocals). Japandroids' music has been described as "one part classic rock, one part punk," due to their blending of classic rock influences such as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, with punk rock influences such as the Replacements and Hüsker Dü.



    Essential listening: Celebration Rock
     
  2. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Do we ever get another album? Haha.
     
  3. TheVandyMan

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    My fingers couldn't be crossed tighter, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't. Which would be disappointing, but not many bands have an album as close to perfect as Celebration Rock in their discography, so it's not like I'd have any right to complain. I love that they make music at their own rate, when they feel inspired, as opposed to just putting out a record for the sake of putting one out.
     
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  5. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    A NORTHERN SOUL IN SOUTHERN LANDS!
     
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  6. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Thanks @TheVandyMan now this is all I'm gonna be listening to tonight.
     
  7. TheVandyMan

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    WILL ALWAYS FIND HIS WAY TO SOUTHERN HANDS!
     
  8. TheVandyMan

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    I'd apologize, but I feel like I'm just doing my civic duty!
     
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  9. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    "She'll kiss away your gypsy fears."

    Fuck this album is good.
     
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  10. TheVandyMan

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    Celebration Rock and The Monitor have to be high up in the discussion for the best rock album of the past decade. But while I love The Monitor for its grandiosity and puffed up Civil War as metaphor for personal struggles thematics, this album is just so lean. Not a single note wasted.

    "If I had all of the answers,
    And you had the body you wanted
    Would we love with a legendary fire?"
     
  11. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast -- @Timmiluvs Prestigious

    Ive heard so much about this band but I hadn't listened to them yet (for some strange reason).

    Im glad I finally fixed that.
     
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  12. TheVandyMan

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    I'm glad this thread did its job! Glad you're enjoying them.
     
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  13. Joe Deegan

    Regular Prestigious

    The Monitor and Post-Nothing were actually the first two albums that I bought on vinyl. I think Celebration Rock is better, but I'm still impressed with my younger self that I picked those two records while browsing my local record store six years ago.
     
  14. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    I think the back half of Celebration Rock is actual rock and roll perfection. The genre doesn't really get better than "Younger Us" and "The House That Heaven Built."
     
  15. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    If the cover weren't there, I think it actually would be a perfect album. The cover is okay, but it's nowhere near as good as their originals.
     
  16. phaynes1

    Regular

    This is so true
     
  17. ChaseTx

    When I press the keys it all gets reversed Prestigious

    I've still not listened to Post-Nothing, despite its amazing title.
     
  18. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    wet hair is fantastic, i don't love the rest of post-nothing

    also i heard that song for the first time in an AP.net turntable session, hahaha. thanks brian
     
  19. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    I don't love PN much, but CR is fantastic
     
  20. ChiliTacos

    Trusted Prestigious

    Celebration Rock is so fucking good, easily in my top 10 of the decade.

    If the cover was replaced with something original that was on par with the rest of the album, it would truly be a perfect album.
     
  21. Jim

    Kicking it middle school #freedotem Supporter

    I just bought a shirt of theirs that says "no gods. Just japandroids." After blaring CR for like a week straight.
     
  22. Danny

    Regular Supporter

    CR is everything rock and roll was meant to be
     
  23. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    "If I had all of the answers
    And you had the body you wanted
    Would we love with a legendary fire?"

    Could be the best lyric ever written
     
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  24. Jakobindeed

    My whole life is thunder Supporter

    I need a Japandroids shirt, CR is probably one of the best rock records of the last 10 years
     
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  26. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    amen. its one of those records that once you hit play, there is no way you can turn it off before you hear those closing fireworks.
     
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  27. local_corn

    an existential crisis mixtape Supporter

    I remember seeing them on the North American tour in December of 2012 and they played a snippet of a new song they were working on. Actually, they even played that snippet in July of 2012 when they played the Bowery Ballroom. Really hoping to hear something from these dudes.