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  1. My local shop has been around for 60 years and is a decent size serving a large city and they have shared with me that they get shorted on RSD orders often. I’ve always been curious how that stuff works.
  2. I love that it’s an actual bootleg that sounds like a bootleg and that they didn’t just record a regular live album with a bootleg visual aesthetic/backstory/gimmick.
  3. I found a copy! Please pay it forward to the next National fan, if you got a copy for a stranger.
  4. Thanks! That’d be awesome. I will update this thread if I can find a copy so that no one expends any undue energy on my behalf.
  5. If anyone comes across a National tape set and wants to help out a random, hit me up! My bud already went to two spots that either had no copies or had them sell out immediately upon opening.
  6. Last track is only one that I think fully translates Beck's strengths and music personality into this genre. Others feel like Beck singing over modern click hop tracks written, arranged, and produced by someone else.
  7. I like both! But if I had to choose my least favorites of the post-Let Go era, I'd choose those before You Know Who You Are (which I think was a needed return to a more dynamic and textured place after the straight-forward, workman-like Astronomy).
  8. It does look nice but raising the price $3 (from an already inflated price) because it’s a fancier color was just petty enough for me to go back to waiting for the eventual $10 copy on importcd’s eBay shop.
  9. My brain mixes up shabby and shaggy all the time.
  10. In hindsight, Lucky and Astronomy were dips for me. I thought YKNWYA was a more textured version of Astronomy and I liked it more. This single is the most ‘experimental’ and shabby thing they’ve done since some of the demos and b-sides for Weight is a Gift. The talking part is the most awkwardly sincere thing they’ve done since Proximity Effect too (on top of being a fun nod to Popular), IMO. I’m excited by the idea of a shabbier, less tight Nada Surf after two albums of really really tight guitar ditties.
  11. "We tried to get XYZ label to press XYZ album and let them know the passionate fan base we've curated for that album but, alas, they would not...so instead here is a brand new copy of the Orwell's debut album on limited edition clear vinyl!"
  12. I think the idea is you give them $5,000 and then they figure out what it is they can get away with without getting sued.
  13. 3EB have been delusional and extravagant in a fun, dumb way since the very beginning, so releasing a trap-inspired hip hop song is kind of on brand. The way I see it, S/T through Out of the Vein are straight up, sincere efforts of dumb, fun music. Ursa Major was a bit of a shallow attempt to replicate the 3EB sound and stay alive as a band that was in zombie, legal-battle mode and it trails a bit behind. Dopamine is a weirdly straight-forward and timeless, self-contained rock record that bought the band a second wind. Everything since then has been a hodge podge of decent/embarassing songs that are all pretty fun to listen to (even 2x Tigers) if you are OK singing along with and/or laughing at Stephen Jenkins. Final part of my essay is to echo the Pitchfork review and say SJ deserves some credit for trying to make something worthwhile. Listen to that new Sugar Ray record or any of the pivot-to-country records from 90s alt-rock bands (Nine Days, Lit, Stain'd front man dude) and then listen to 3EB and hear the difference between phoning it in and being delusional enough to still put effort into what you do.
  14. It’s my second least favorite, in front of Ursa Major, but it’s still fun and I’ve been listening to it non-stop. The slick pop production and slight tweak away from their guitar focus rubbed me wrong at first but this is packed with those 3EB ear worm melodies and Stephen Jenkins’ satisfying delusion. I just think Dopamine and OOTV had better 3EB power and I give them extra points for being committed, focused rock records, so it’s a thumb up even if it’s near the bottom for me.
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