New Album 2009: Merriweather Post Pavilion



  • wow just got a copy of it. amazing. i love the song No More Runnin'
  • I think Daily Routine is my favorite, maybe not in regards to the actual sounds and all, and i was surprised by the whole extra echo/delay of Noah's voice, i guess i just liked seeing all the changes since the first time i saw it on Mafama radio interview, and then live in concert, to studio finished. I guess it's a toss up between that and Brothersport, though i really enjoy just a full listen through, the whole thing is good.
  • I also love "Daily Routine" ... I think that AC should do an 'underground' hip-hop album next <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> I like how it fades out into the style of [i]Here Comes the Indian[/i]. I got to listen to the full WAV version from the site today, it's a bit better than the vinyl rips out there of course :] I think only "In the Flowers" gives me a high, all the other songs are so ...reserved at times that they aren't as climactic, imo, even though they're all flashy and shimmery. [quote="Birdee"]what 2 live tracks?[/quote] Summertime Clothes and "Brother Sport" from 9-18-2007
  • never got those tracks. But yeah i like the whole album, i think "In The Flowers" is great for any mood, it just sort of mashes up all kinds of ideas and sounds into a crucible of awesomeness. Weird because, yesterday when i talked to a buddy of mine about the album, he said "Daily Routine" was probably his least favorite.
  • I'm really rather impressed with the sound of the new album - somewhat more accessible than before, but still wonderfully esoteric! There's a full review here - <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""></a><!-- m -->
  • I'm also very fond of "No More Runnin," but by far the best jam to flip your bananas to is "Summertime Clothes" even though it is very sonically similar to "Peacebone." This album is brilliant, though!
  • I'm not so fond of that song, and it is like "Peacebone" ...which I also wasn't really the biggest fan of <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarrassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> I'm re-listening to it and noticed that the bass isn't as powerful as the vinyl rip made it seem, which makes the album more enjoyable to me though :]
  • does anyone else feel frustrated listening to "taste?" that slight offbeat kick drum, as purposeful or intended as it may or may not have been, bothered the hell out of me. it still works, i suppose.
  • The off beat drums drives me nuts. But Yeah. It still works. I'm just bothered that they slowed it down. And it no longer says TASTE! And the music has changed. And all that jazz. I've learned in the past never to Overlisten to unreleased tracks from bands (live versions and such) before the album release. But I'm too impatient and never quite stay away.
  • The only song that 'bothers' me a bit is "Bluish" because I always keep expecting a high altitude of momentum, but it sort of just goes in a different direction and plateaus, but I actually like this version of "Taste" though.
  • "Taste" is definitely growing on me. I didn't initially cater a ton of attention to "Guys Eyes." I've since fallen into its trance.
  • [youtube] whaaaatttt?! b side tidbits already? well, i guess they need stuff to play while they're touring the us :)
  • Hah, I guess they are pretty predictable, in the sense that they're already putting new stuff out there <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->
  • i'm so looking forward to this album. E
  • oh my gosh. how do they do it?
  • Well that answers my questions, i know what to expect Tuesday
  • Well apparently they have a concept album in the works ([url=]link[/url]), so maybe they could play something from it?
  • I'm surprised that anyone would be bothered by "Bluish." It's one of my favorites from the album. Good stuff. Also, here's another review: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... ilion.html</a><!-- m -->
  • [quote="cassettedeck"]I'm surprised that anyone would be bothered by "Bluish." It's one of my favorites from the album. Good stuff.[/quote] I'm not bothered by it, but it just feels like it should have gone in a different direction, although I think the softness was the intent, instead of a forcefulness that I was expecting.
  • When i first heard [i]Bluish[/i] i admit my first reaction was "what the hell is this", i guess because it sounded like 80's popish to me, but i was like, its cool. But honestly it was a song i wasnt expecting, i like it, i think its great. But it definatly stands out.
  • 80's? I didn't get that vive, most like Beach Boys to be honest, more so than PB's own album. [youtube] [youtube] I really enjoy the vocals on this tune <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> This is the part where I was thrown off, I really like the song, but just these parts, feel so ...odd to me or something <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> [quote]Hurry to talk, from far away I can see you You curl your fists and you pull your hair When we're alone, I wanna say Let's just stay in, no one's here in our apartment babe[/quote] And that odd squeaking sound in the background too.
  • guys eyes is amazing. avey's vocals make that song, when he pops in with the "I'd keep it locked..." or whatever he sings. breathtaking song
  • I got this on vinyl today, but there was no download coupon inside it somehow. Does anybody know if the online download is exactly the same as the vinyl? Am I missing much? It's not a link to is it? <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol2.gif" alt=":lol:" title="lol" /><!-- s:lol: -->
  • make sure you really check the sleeves, i didnt find mine into a few days later, check every sleeve, it popped out for me when i had it sideways putting the vinyl back in.
  • My son and I made a run to the local Barnes and Noble this past weekend to stock up on books and CDs (we still buy some, not just MP3s). I consider myself pretty open-minded and listen to a wide variety of music, though blues, bop/post-bop/free jazz, and '60s/early '70s rock (favorite bands/artists: Stones, Dylan (especially Bringing it all back Home/Hway 61/Blonde on Blonde era), JHExperience/Band of Gypsies, Cream, Traffic, J Tull (first 3 albums), Blind Faith, Animals, Kinks, G Dead (some, not all), Doors, early ZZ Top, some Pink Floyd, especially before Syd flipped out and had to leave) tend to be the biggies for me. I had read about AC for some time and decided to give it/them a try, and bought Meriwether Post Pavilion on a whim at the B & N. I listened to it while driving home from work this P.M. (Tues. 4/28/09) and found myself becoming annoyed and impatient by the 5th or 6th track. All I heard was the same minimally-varying, repetitive synthesized riffs, over-echo-chambered voices singing indecipherable lyrics (I'm not alway against lyrical mumbling; I love early REM before M. Stipe began declaiming his lyrics more clearly), unimaginative harmonic and melodic (lack of) development, all in an aura of pseudo-psychedelic heaviosity. It made me think of "Pet Sounds"/"Smile" outtakes from late '65-'66'-early '67 which Brian Wilson, at even his most spaced-out, would have rejected as overly pretentious and affected. The hoopla over AC strikes me as typical of the age we live in: dress up a lot of prefab pseudo-innovation and "weirdness" in enough paisley froofroo, and the critics, who are just craven sycophants anyway, will slaver over the originality and creativity of it all. I feel like I wasted $16 on this. Count me as a distinct AC NON-fan. Fool me once, shame on you. If I'm dumb enough ever to buy another AC song or album, shame on me. Sincerely, ghost of 'lectricity
  • glad you enjoyed it! check out Danse Manatee or Here Comes the Indian next! poppy goodness! ... man this album ain't so new any more!
  • i like Merriweather Post Pavilion, but i wouldn't call it my favorite, i wouldn't base AC off of that one album alone either. Clearly you havent explored enough, AC is not just a "weird" echo drenched band with lots of similiar tracks. they are pioneers in making new sound, and they stop at nothing to make distinctly different music on almost every album.
  • i just wonder why he didn't try before he'd buy! ... whether online or some listening station... but i guess he wanted to take a chance! and even I sometimes wonder about the side of MPP that has a bit of ultra repetition... but there's always just so much going on and catchy bits vocally (even if a bit over-repeated!) and great stuff in the backdrops man it's good stuff! i guess that whole "oh they're just trying to be weird..." thing never worked much for me... usually even the strangest bands balance that out with poppiness or something of interest such as a strange hypnotic/atmospherik side that cannot be denied! though often when i hear something described as Hypnotik or Atmospherical or HAUNTING i'm always a bit ready for it to be not much!
  • what a shame.... mpp is probably one of my favorite albums. people probably shouldn't try to over analyze why. edit: does anyone know how to rip last nights 5/11/09 9:30 club audio from this website? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... =103811402</a><!-- m --> the whole concert was recorded via webcast and i would love to get a copy. <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: -->
  • I might be a complete tard for asking, but is there a way to get into the actual website (if there is one) on Is there something to click, a link or something after the video? I feel really stupid asking, but feedback would be nice. Thanks.
  • there is no actualy website. this site is the best available.
  • Oh, okay. Thanks!
  • free the bees dot com!
  • avey put him up that tree didn't you you sick duck! DUCKER FUCKER! ducky spoon death! dammit i want my binky / blink back! :(|)
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