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[Fresh Album] Yard Act - Where’s My Utopia? (songwhip.com)

This album is a pleasant surprise for me! Their debut a few years ago was basic post-punk, which I liked, but it wasn’t really special. This album takes that post-punk foundation and throws a bunch of other stuff at it and it works for me. Some really interesting stuff going on here. Check it out!

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Great album front to back, but the final two tracks, Blackpool Illuminations especially, cap it off masterfully. Early AOTY contender for me, closely followed by Nadine Shah’s Filthy Underneath.

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Shaping up to be a great album so far. “The Slab” is a masterpiece of pacing and atmospherics.

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Almost all of Swans’ and Radiohead’s output plays chess with my brains, but Sonic Youth’s Diamond Sea manages to ask more and more questions with every listen (and there have been quite a few).

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I guess this makes me ancient, but here goes nothing: Blondie, Hangin’ on the telephone .

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Each and every single they’ve released so far has been an absolute banger. If the album maintains this standard, I think it could be a serious contender for AOTY.

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    I’m an Eastern European leftie whose peasant ancestors (not all of them, obviously) suffered through famine, unspeakable state-sanctioned violence and extended prison terms during Stalinism and through decades of opression afterwards. The intergenerational trauma is something we’re all still struggling with. I cannot bear to hear the “Well, you need to break some eggs in order to make omelette”-type of negationist twaddle and I’m reminded daily of how the authoritarian postwar regimes have made it damn near impossible to resurrect the Left in the region. Don’t just fuck tankies, feed them rancid cum only.

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    No matter how many films and TV series use this song or how many people cover it, it’ll never be anything less than stunning and seductive.

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    I was truly glad to hear it during “American Honey” and it was cleverly used there. As far as covers go, this is by far my favourite: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oabGb_HiHfs .

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    Glorious track, wish it went for about 10-12 minutes more, hyped AF for the album.

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    It’s choppy yet propulsive, groovy but dark. I love it, certainly among the better releases today.

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    I also live in a country where WhatsApp is the messaging app almost everybody uses. You won’t be able to get all of your relatives, friends and co-workers on Signal, so I’d suggest you start small - get SOME people onboard, make it very clear you’re gonna be using WhatsApp for work-related stuff only, see what happens. Besides, Signal has its quirks, too - switching phones and backing up will lead to a lot of frustration and its devs proudly state that “more options is never the answer”. It’ll sadly remain a niche app for activists and the privacy-inclined, I fear. But if you really care about privacy, you should ditch Telegram ASAP.

    qwxlea, to music

    Album of the day 💿: Second Toughest in the Infants - Underworld

    Favourite track: Pearls Girl

    On YT, this is an excellent version/mix of that song: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=NwTPqfqGrvQ&local=true&quality=dash&dark_mode=true&volume=74&autoplay=1

    @alternativenation

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    I rarely start playing it without going all the way through. It’s almost 2 o’clock in the morning in my country and I had to get my headphones on, my neighbours would kill me otherwise 🙃.

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    As vital and important now as it was back then, if not (sadly) even more.

    Weird, buggy experience

    A good chunk of the communities I joined appear empty or sparsely populated, even though I can still follow their updates in other parts of the fediverse (kbin, squabbles etc.). Pushing refresh does nothing. Needless to say, that makes for a very unappealing Frontpage. Might it have something to do with the instances I’ve...

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