AAAC 16/01/18 : Tame Impala - Lonerism


#1

Forgot it was my turn so something I’ve been listening to recently, very similar to the flaming lips (especially the drumming)


#2

Will dig that one out. Not listened to it for a while. :+1:


#3

Know of but never listened to Tame Impala.

Very quickly flipping through it, I can hear the Flaming Lips and Sergeant Pepper / Magical Mystery Tour era Beatles influences, massively.

Looking forward to a proper listen.


#4

Sorry about that. I’ll send you three reminders the next time. :wink:

Band I first saw in Sydney during the Vivid Live Festival in May 2011, in a mad few nights that included two gigs by Spiritualized and a gig by Architecture in Helsinki. That gig was after Innerspeaker was released but before Lonerism and featured a Massive Attack cover in the set. I don’t mind this LP at all, but really liked Innerspeaker. I haven’t listened to any of this for ages though so I’ll pull out the records.


#5

I don’t really mind this. It is clearly a pop LP that has been given a Psyche treatment so is a bit insubstantial for my tastes. Innerspeaker is a much better LP IMHO. I really don’t get on with Elephant though. It has a mild version of the glam rock stomp, but really doesn’t rock or stomp enough.

4/5 on a technicality as I own all their LPs and a lot of the other records up to Currents. Can’t really see myself continuing to buy Tam Impala though. They are a bit of one trick pony and I seem to have lost interest in that particular trick.

AAAC has been a bit fucking quiet recently…


#6

Clearly needs moar Mastodon.


#7

My least favourite of the three Tame Impala albums. It’s sounds to me like Innerspeaker 2. More of the same psych-pop, with the psych touches often sounding like an afterthought.

That said, the light and fluffy nature of most of the tunes mean for me it’s a great summer-sit-in-the-garden-with-mates-and-beers kind of album.

3/5


#8

I’m up in early Feb… perhaps Crack The Skye? :metal:


#9

I have this on vinyl; I recall it was hyped as the next big thing but I’m with Olan, now it feels thin to me.

That’s pop I guess, ephemeral in the main.


#10

I bought this at the time on CD cos I wasn’t sure it was worth taking up precious vinyl rack space. I subsequently gave the CD away. In hindsight both good decisions :nerd_face:.

Their music’s just a bit flimsy and gutless really. Ideal 6 Music fodder. 1.5/ 5.


#11

Haha, I love that 6Music has come to be referenced pejoratively. How spoiled we have all become :smiley:


#12

Some shows are very good, but it’s the drivel on the daytime playlist that drives me to distraction. If I hear fucking Superorganism ‘something for your M.I.N.D.’ one more time :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:


#13

Steve lamacq

:face_vomiting:


#14

Does my nut in, nearly as much as Mary Anne Hobbs.


#15

Tom Robinson.
:+1:

(Going back a few years I loved his evening show)

SLm just plays middle of the road indie pap


#16

Iggys show rocks as do some of the specialist shows, I’d sooner be with it than without it!


#17

In my household 6pm on a Saturday is sacred.

It’s Craig Charles or riot.


#18

And this choice isn’t going to help.

Not really an album that’s going to generate any major AAAC action. Too well known and too agreeable a sound.

Decently tuneful, occasionally very decently tuneful such as on Music To Walk Home By.

I feel it’s the music Jeff Lynne would have been making had he been a young man in the laptop age.


#19

I quite like Currents but this is just a tuneless dirge. 2/5


#20

Sounds like a soundtrack (Clockwork Orange?), not my cup of tea. 2/5 must try harder.

I think I may be up next?