apparently Wolf Parade came out with a new album recently??? now is a better time than ever to listen to their first album, "Apologies To The Queen Mary", a capital-P Perfect LP and probably one of the best distillations of what the fuck "indie rock" was about back in the 2000s (as well as LCD Soundsystem's first album, the New Pornographers' "Twin Cinema" and god probably either the Strokes' "Is This It" or Spoon's "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga". feel free to argue with me)
@irisjaycomics I love "Is This It" but have a small problem with how it turned out - when it came time to finalize the record, they had been fiddling in the studio with the album a bit too much, largely making the songs faster and more layered. My brother, close to six months before the album came out had managed to track down a rougher, and imo, better cut.
ALSO they cut New York City Cops which was one of the best songs.
@irisjaycomics also i'm remembering i was into a lot of idk what you call it, cross-over stuff like bis and cornelius. also it looks like aussie salad days back then so a lot of regurgitator, spiderbait and gerling if any of those words mean anything to you. and a lot of brit representation too: belle & sebastian, gomez (before they were dadrock (or maybe they always were)), pulp before i decided they were just a little too skeevy
@anfael god I tried to get into mercury rev so HARD, but that VOCALIST. Also I used to be an Of Montreal super fan but fell the fuck off after Skeletal Lamping came out and I slowly realized that a white cis dude making a concept album about his "black shemale" persona was actually Not So Good
@irisjaycomics oh yeah wow ouch. i could go on, kinda. like before that even hit i slowly grew a general distaste for like, real paternal songs by dudes about girls (c.f. pulp and so on). when this alt-persona came out i was like, *wanting* to be down with someone openly toying with non-binary gender in mainstream-ish art. but of course after sitting with it i was fooling myself giving it far too charitable a read. oh the things i almost give a pass to for representation