discuss your favorite post-punk albums and recent favorites
You actually got me to listen to Wire this couple of weeks. Mostly an EP I found in a share thread and Pink Flag.
Other then this I was really into "content nausea" which I'm not really sure it counts and as far as I know no a lot of people like it, but for me the lyrics are really fucking nice.
The most recent stuff I've heard was Viet Cong
Favourite ever... Fear of Music I guess, I really like the afro stuff, that you could write off as Eno's influence. Open for recommendations.
Wire are great honestly, my personal fav is 154, I love how all the songs are completely different from one another on that album. I'm gonna give you a mega link to it in a moment
Viet Cong is good as well, though it doesn't particularly stand out.
Interesting, shouldn't you prefer Remain In Light? It has way more afro and Eno influence
here's the link
Favorite Post-Punk albums I can think of
>Wire - Pink Flag
>Joy Division - UP and Closer
>The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
>Bauhaus - In The Flat Field
>This Heat - Deceit
>Public Image - Metal Box
>Talking Heads - More Songs
>Suicide - Debut
>Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
>Sonic Youth - Evol
>Swans - Children Of God
That's all I can think of right now. I'm more of a fan of classic post punk because it wasn't like revival post punk that just carries the stereotypical drum beat.
That one is strange for me.
The first thing I heard(actually saw) from The Talking Heads was Stop Making Sense and after that I heard Remain In Light and after that everything else. The stuff I liked in the live I didn't actually liked in Remain in Light, although it's a masterpiece production-wise. The sound is just so dense, there is constantly something happening in the background, everchanging, but always in mind of the front.
I prefer Fear of Music, maybe because it sounds a little bit crapier, or more simple, which I think fits better the mood and the theme of the songs. And maybe mood it's the core thing here. Remain in Light overall is kind of, not depressing per say, but kinda moody, and fear of Music is something I picture myself driving to, which is for some reason the picture I get in my mind when I listen to all of my favourite stuff.
Still, I haven't listened to them for more than a year and I have to say that re listening to them now is really interesting.
Nice pick on Fear of Music.
Check out Liquid Liquid, the self-titled comp that covers all their material is super good and pretty similar to the funky post-punk TH made.
Also seconding Jagatara >>52942586
Yeah, revival was pretty much all indie rock bullshit too, kinda what Viet Cong are doing right now but worse.
I could never get into the endless repetition that Metal Box is, is it really THAT amazing? I fear I'm failing to see the greatness of it besides it being vastly influential.
Also, White Light > Children of God when it comes to post-punk Swans ;)
best post punk release of last year was low life - dogging
good choices, kind of surprised that The Modern Dance isn't on there
anyway i'm pretty sure a lot of people agree with you on post-punk revival. It's really soulless rehash of the unique sound old bands have
anyway you might like
Cortex - Spinal Injuries
Crispy Ambulance - The Plateau Phase
I agree, as unique and interesting Remain In Light is to listen to, it kind of gets repetitive, while Fear Of Music stays pretty much consistent throughout
Fuck, forgot about Liquid Liquid. Viet Cong are getting a surprising amount of attention for a post-punk band. However I feel Women are a better band. Metal Box is great, but I got into it around 9th grade, but it's still a great listen if your into dub (this explains the long songs).
I'll check these out.
for a sec I though that the dream pop/post-punk band Lowlife released a new album
Metal Box has a really unique sound and I haven't really listened to something similar. But yeah, the point is that it's repetitive. Also Poptones is a fucking amazing track
Are there any really great post-punk revival albums? I know the National is lumped in there, but I always considered them more Baroque Pop. Plus bands like LCD Soundsystem, while definitely influenced by Post-Punk, were more dance-y. Are modern Post-Punk bands more influenced by the genre, or do they stay true to the original sound?
I almost forgot to mention that a while I go I was really into Polish post-punk. I have to admit that I've only listened t the two most popular acts from the 80's, but still.
In RYM there seems to be a lot more of there.
Also the Serbian Ekatarina Velika that seems to be huge with people there.
when a new bands is trying to replicate a old post-punk bands it's called post-punk revival( example: Interpol copied The Chameleons and My Dad Is Dead)
but when new band tries to do it's own thing it's called post-punk
example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1sj9tpNiaA&list=PLF960ED2FE9097944
at least that's how I see it
Yeah I have to agree on that to some extent. The reason I actually liked Content Nausea were the lyrics and their delivery, which brought back that "individual vs. (pop)culture" feel that I think shapes the, hmm, thematic approach and to a different extend the musical approach of post-punk as a genre.
Still, yeah, most of the stuff that get's released nowadays is safe as fuck and closer the "indie rock with post-punk vibe" rather to the opposite.
Also that clapping.
I've always wanted to see them live.
I've heard some of their stuff, they at least with the people I know are kinda famous, but I wasn't really charmed, sounding good isn't enough for me. Still it's good to see bands like that on local ground.
on the balkan theme, can we call Pekinska Patka post-punk? They fit the thematic part of the genre but when it comes to sound I think they are a lot closer to clean old punk.
yeah, I'd say that there definitely post-punk, it's too subtle too be punk
also cool band name
that's why I love em, honestly, I've been itching for local post-punk, plus their second albums sounds good, even if it's a little underwhelming
Ought - More Than Any Other Day
Snowman - The Horse, the Rat and the Swan
Women - Public Strain
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right
Toneta - 777
i found a postpunk band with 11 listeners on lastfm and it was actually really good lol http://www.last.fm/music/MORBIDI+I+MNO%C4%86I
between these guys and Paraf i guess ive been listening to quite a bit of yugoslavian postpunk
That album is post-punk but PP are generally more remembered for being the first Yugoslavian punk band than anything else.
Here's some Croatian post-punk from back in the day.
Sexa became a full-on noise rock band later on(and one of the best European noise rock bands of all time to boot), but they started out as a weird funk-goth-no wave sort of band.
I prefer no wave silinnes, but I'll give it a try. Listening to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh8ZqQS1EPM
right now and it's bouncy and nice. I'll check it out tho.
this is unrelated, just for the giggles
guys check out pic related
amazing danish post-punk
really demented and cold too
thanks, will look into it
It's unique for sure and I totally appreciate it but I can't love it on a personal level.
I find it to be criminally underrated when it's one of the best records amongst their discog.
Women is as good as it gets and they don't really sound post-punk
Nice, downloading now
I might as well dump some stuff
check this out if you like XTC or The Cardiacs
forgot about sampling
yeah, but it's not meant to be loved or adored, it's goal is to be as unpleasant as possible
this is cool no wave inspired post-punk
this weird avant-prog post-punk shit
sadly I can't find tracks from this album on youtube
so here's a track from another album of theirs
thanks again, it was quite an amazing listen, very unique in it's own fucked up way
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japanese sound collage synth punk
I have been listening to pic related a lot lately. Great Austrian post-punk/new wave ep. I could upload it if anybody is interested.
very immediate and aggressive swedish post-punk
huh, this sounds cool and funky, surprised they didn't get more recognition
this is not my field of specialty, but check out Bain Wolfkind - Music for Lovers and Gangsters
though it's more gothic rock than post-punk
To keep this thread bumped I'm gonna share my favorite German post-punk album:
Abwärts - Amok Koma