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Sun Kil Moon Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by sophos34, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Supporter

    surprised there's no thread for him. yall should check out the jesu album if you havent. still love benji and ive really come around to universal themes but you know ghosts of the great highway is a fucking classic.
     
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  2. OotyPa

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    subbing because i love mostly everything mark has put out
     
  3. cherrywaves

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    I can't get into Universal Themes, and really haven't cared about anything he's done since the Album Leaf collab (which is super underrated), but his stretch run of the last two Red House Painters and first two SKM albums is downright astonishing. Four near-perfect records
     
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  4. Randall Mentzos

    Listen to my EP: terrainofficial .bandcamp.com Prestigious

    April and Benji are the best things hes done. Also really enjoy Among The Leaves. I wish he didnt have to be a drunk asshole to people but his blunt, ornery, troubled nature is what makes his music as emotionally compelling as it is.

    Every song on April is perfect though. Some of the best mood music to just lose yourself in.
     
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  5. Drewski

    Maybe so, maybe not.

    If you can listen to "I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love" without wanting to call your mom, you're not human.
     
  6. Randall Mentzos

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    Dude yes. I at least text her every time. I dont really cry at movies or sad songs but THAT song makes me tear up sometimes.
     
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  7. Horrorca

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    one of my favorite artists of all times

    intelligent, moving, unique music

    dude doesn't give a fuck about trends and has been consistently focused in his craft for years, something I admire in any person, regardless of field

    he has developed such a unique voice and continues to break new ground, now with his ultra-literal/confessional approach

    he has soundtracked so many moments of my life, it's not even funny

    if I had to choose five albums (no order):

    - Down Colorful Hill
    - the rollercoaster album
    - Ghosts of the Great Highway
    - April
    - jesu + SKM

    got tickets for the November show in NYC - hyped as fuck as I've never seen him live
     
  8. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    sweet sweet fantasy baby Platinum

    It's too bad he's such a dick because he's very talented
     
  9. sophos34

    alive and getting better every day Supporter

    i operate under the assumption that anyone talented is a dick these days lol
     
  10. Horrorca

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    well, that's what makes him so real to me

    he can be a really kind and sensitive guy (I've heard a lot of heart-warming, positive fan stories + those lyrics) and he can also be a total dick (as we all know + those lyrics) - some people think he's funny, some a total douche, and that's the case with most real people

    I can identify with that, that's cool

    but, ultimately, his art is great
     
  11. Randall Mentzos

    Listen to my EP: terrainofficial .bandcamp.com Prestigious

    Nah.

    But i will say that, if someone is a dick, they could be having an awful day or working through some struggles from their past so you can never assume theres no reason their attitude would be so negative.
     
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  12. Randall Mentzos

    Listen to my EP: terrainofficial .bandcamp.com Prestigious

    Also i saw him live in a synagogue in Washington D.C. once. Man did it sound so amazing echoing off all the wood in there
     
  13. Horrorca

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  14. OotyPa

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    Enjoyed this track but it's not stunning like some of his other stuff. Although maybe my standards are high bc his other stuff is just so good
     
  15. Steve_JustAGuy

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    Not sure if I'm emotionally ready for a new Sun Kil Moon album. Those literally exhaust me.
     
  16. Horrorca

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    Yeah, it's not one of his best, but I'll take SKM's worst over many artists' best

    you have almost seven months to get ready LOL - talk about a lame roll-out

    that said, dude's so prolific it doesn't even matter
     
  17. Steve_JustAGuy

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    Haha, I know. I think I've listened to the Jesu/SKM collaboration one full time through though. Takes me a while ha.
     
  18. Horrorca

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    the jesu collabo is one of my favorite albums any of Justin or Mark has done - get to it
     
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  19. 0rb

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    I love everything this man puts out. War on Drugs song is so funny.
     
  20. Horrorca

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  21. OotyPa

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    Christ... lmao
     
  22. OotyPa

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    To be fair this is the first time I've heard anyone write about this super uncomfortable topic and he makes some valid points, despite the delivery of the lyrics lol
     
  23. Horrorca

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    that's part or Mark's charm, speaks his mind regardless of others' comfort

    some people like that approach, some others hate it
     
  24. OotyPa

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    that outtro is so hilariously awkward