Music Library Catch-Up: Beautiful Supermachines, Andrew Bird, Danielson, Distant Seconds, Fucked Up, High On Fire, King Crimson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton
Have a listen! The Beautiful Supermachines are both noisier and poppier than the DS and have a maximalist sound that provides a great contrasting complement. Pick up the EP.
my last King Crimson write-up. Very good call! I rounded them out with the two 70s albums that I didn't have plus the two 80s albums that I didn't have. Poseidon and Islands are both jazzy, but Poseidon is a better album (although not as good as In The Court Of The Crimson King, which preceded it, nor Lizard, which followed). I could forgive the meandering on Islands if not for the terrible pop songs that break it up. Earthbound, Deceiver, and USA are all live albums. Earthbound has some great performances, but the sound quality is utterly miserable. Deceiver has incredible sound quality and some pretty seriously amazing proto-metal music on it. USA is in the same boat. Beat and Perfect Pair are from the new wavish KC of the early 80s, and both feature the twitchy guitars and bizarre riffage that make Discipline such a fine album. But neither is quite as strong as Discipline, although both have their moments.