The Weakerthans Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by troyplaysbass, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Post about The Weakerthans, John K. Samson, and related topics here.
     
  2. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    John has been playing a few new songs at shows recently. Hoping for a new record this year. I listened to Provincial again this morning and it's still fantastic.


     
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  3. h8bit

    @ghastlyfeline Prestigious

    God i hope we get something new from him this spring.
     
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  5. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    The list of things I love as much as Reconstruction Site is a very short one.
     
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  6. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    went to make this thread, was glad that it already existed
     
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  7. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Prestigious

    Left and Leaving, Reconstruction Site, and Reunion Tour is one of the best 3 album stretches in rock imo. What a band. They can pull off so many sounds so well, and John K is one of the best lyricists I've ever heard.
     
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  8. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    Finally listening to Reunion Tour, Virtute The Cat is fantastic
     
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  9. xapplexpiex

    I am nobody Prestigious

    I've tried to get into them for a while and it hasn't really clicked yet. Which would you say is their best album?
     
  10. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    same here
     
  11. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    i think Reconstruction Site is easily the best place to start.
     
  12. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Prestigious

    RS is best to start but L&L is their best
     
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  13. TheFeels

    Regular

    You can't really go wrong with the Weakerthans. John's got a great way of explaining stuff with lyrics that you couldn't put into words yourself.
     
  14. RyanRockwell

    Newbie

    Honestly, is there a bad song on a weakerthans record?
     
  15. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    I've never been able to get into "Without Mythologies." I think it's the only relatively weak spot in their discography.
     
  16. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    I like RS more than L&L, just more mature sounding and cleaner
     
  17. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    I've given that album lots of tries and do not like it
     
  18. RyanRockwell

    Newbie

    I think time frame wise they are a band that just released stuff for the right time for me and the age I was. When Fallow came out i loved it, then L&L came out and I thought it was perfect, same with RS. Reunion Show didn't blow my mind, but it's super good and I think still a strong addition.
     
  19. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    imo left and leaving is the best place to start, i think its a much more accessible album w/o the alt country ish influence and i also think its more indicative of their sound in general
     
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  20. Laura

    Making Groovy Night! Prestigious

    I need to give Reunion Show another chance. I loved both L&L and Reconstruction Site so much when they came out that I was disappointed by it at the time. I'm sure I'd like it a lot more after all these years.
     
  21. RyanRockwell

    Newbie

    Yeah I think essentially up until Reunion Show every album really kind of changed and did something new that was really captivating. Reunion Show didn't really do that so at first I think we all felt unimpressed by it. Looking back now though it really is a great record full of good songs in my opinion, it just feels like a great follow up to RS instead of a groundbreaking record, and now i'm fine with that!
     
  22. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    i prefer rt to rs at this point. the bookends especially are two of their best tracks imo
     
  23. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    I'll give this one a listen then
     
  24. jorbjorb

    Conditioner is better.

    one of the best bands
     
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  26. TheFeels

    Regular

    Haha is this the new PPMB?
     
  27. ZooZooChaCha

    Trusted

    The Virtue the Cat sequel on RT just wrecks me every time.