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Gdrlv
06-07-12, 11:14 PM
By far my favorite album of the year so far, if not the last several years. The Grantland article about it put it pretty well...

Let me state for the record: I love Celebration Rock. I love it so much that I'm skeptical about the precision with which it pushes my buttons. Japandroids are taking a mighty lunge at the pantheon of great rock records here. Celebration Rock addresses the teenage wasteland with the bombastic mix of fury and empathy that derives from Who's Next. It traffics in the same streetwise rock-patter drivel (ahem, "when the plunder of the poets, thunder of a punk's guitar / beat life to my body sulking drunk at the back of a bar") originating from Born to Run. It has the drunkard's sentimentality of the Replacements' Let It Be, and the tour-weary determinism of Appetite for Destruction. It's a beefy, pop-conscious punk record in the mold of Nevermind, and it's destined to become, like White Blood Cells, an important battle in the never-ending war to end bass playing as we know it.

Here's a stream...

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/27/153301078/first-listen-japandroids-celebration-rock

slymer
06-08-12, 12:39 AM
By far my favorite album of the year so far, if not the last several years. The Grantland article about it put it pretty well...



Here's a stream...

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/27/153301078/first-listen-japandroids-celebration-rock

I was just here looking for a thread about this album. It's fucking great. Right up my alley. Probably my favorite album of the past 2-3 years. I don't really like the cover but the other songs are straight rock n' roll anthems!

Grantland Article

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8013051/japandroids-beach-boys-try-recapture-rock-lost-youth

Gdrlv
06-08-12, 12:40 AM
Yeah, the cover (For the Love of Ivy) is the only song on the album that is skippable.

musick
01-19-17, 10:52 PM
I was late to the party on "Celebration Rock" but was floored on recent discovery of it

just listened to the stream of "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life" (album not just title track) and it felt very vanilla to me

Dan
01-19-17, 10:54 PM
I haven't heard the new stuff yet, but yeah, Celebration Rock is great.

musick
01-24-17, 01:38 AM
pretty spot on review of NTTWHOL

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22778-near-to-the-wild-heart-of-life/


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