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Meg Baird - Dear Companion

Discussion in 'Recommendations and Reviews' started by Thanatopsis123, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Thanatopsis123

    Thanatopsis123 白鬼

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    Dear Companion
    River Song
    The Cruelty of Barbary Allen
    Do What You Gotta Do
    Riverhouse in Tinicum
    The Waltze of the Tennis Players
    Maiden in the Moor Lay
    Sweet William and Fair Ellen
    All I Ever Wanted
    Willie O' Winsbury


    Oh no! Not more American music! Sorry Europeans and Euro-fellators, more Americans stealing music. This time, literally. Most of this album of folk is of the British Indie Folk variety, and not only that, all but a couple songs are covers. Meg Baird is from the amazing psych-folk band Espers, which some of you may remember from a previous recommendation round (though it wasn't I that recommended it). I'm not very familiar with this sub-genre, so forgive me for not including any relevant comparisons, nor telling you how these covers compare to the originals. The whole of the material on this CD was new to me. Despite it largely being covers it flows very well and feels like a complete and unified album.

    My last recommendation was of something I'm not a big fan of myself but thought others would like. That seems to have been proved a lackluster idea so here's the opposite: something I really enjoy but figure few others around here will. Let's see how this one goes.
     
  2. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts Smoke Pipe

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    I'm not really digging this. I guess there are too much vocals and not enough emphasis on riffs.
     
  3. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    She has a beautiful wool sweater. I'm a big Espers supporter so I'm gonna check this eagerly.
     
  4. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    SOLD!!11
     
  5. IOfTheStorm

    IOfTheStorm Gogol Bordello

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    I love Espers, so this one demands checking.
     
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    spaffe Geisterglut

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    Wow, this is quality stuff. I really like her fragile and tender sounding voice

    Some more uploads wouldn't hurt :oops:
     
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    Shit, I'd totally forgotten about Espers
     
  8. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    Yeah so I like that a lot, even though not as much as I do Espers, but that's because I have a bias against albums mostly consisting of prominent female vocals as opposed to instrumentation-driven. But she does have a haunting voice and remarkable singing techniques. I would recommend Marissa Nadler along similar lines but a tad more creepy/sad.
     
  9. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    In the right environment I can see this being a pleasurable experience. The bint's pipes could set the mood for a nice relaxing Jin Shin Jitsu massage, followed by a subsequent happy ending.


    Western Red Lily on the group's myspace page is quite nice. Makes me want to go re-watch Deadwood


    http://www.myspace.com/pennsylvaniawildlife


    Unfortunately, this is a little too placid for my tastes at the moment.
     

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