Listening to The Maine's new album. Had heard a couple songs from the band before, and was really skeptical. Had no idea they had new material out, and no intentions to listen, but I read a really positive review on another forum, saying that they're nothing like before. First couple songs off the album remind me of what I knew of them, easy listening, pop rock, done decently. But as the album goes on, I find more and more elements that I really like. I'm sure many here will have the same expectations going into it as I had, but I'm also sure some of you will really like at least a few of the songs.
New Earl Sweatshirt is great. Since Vince Staples has a really nice verse on it, I'm gonna recommend again his recent album Stolen Youth for those who might have missed that one. And Kevin Gates' new album Stranger Than Fiction dropped today and should be good.
That's awesome, sort of what I imagine the 80's Pixies shows to be like, minus the long track length.
Having seen some 80s pixies stuff on Yootoobz, that's a pretty apt comparison. There's actually a Pixies thread in Politics Unchained.
These guys are maybe a bit more out of control than the Pixies, who were a very disciplined band. The first Pixies stuff I've seen is from 1986, from a show in Boston where they sound great. I think their first album is 1987.