OT: 2020 Music Thread

Cory Wong dropped Elevator Music for an Elevated Soul today and I'm already on my second listen. It's just so darn fun. Can't wait to see him live in a few weekends in Brooklyn!

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For the Tyler Childers fans: check out Zach Bryan and Evan Felker.

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Is Felker better?

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Better than?

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Like he's gotten through his battle with alcohol/drugs?

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Don't let Evan's "new" single fool you. It was recorded before he went into rehab. There are talks that he's improving, but no official statement.

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Thanks for clearing that up. I sure hope he's improving. I know it's a long road ahead for him.

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Didn't even know that was a thing. My knowledge of music and musicians pretty much ends at their songs.

For example....I just learned he is/was TT lead singer so that's how informed I am.

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I said in the '19 thread but damn I hope he gets everything straightened out. Such a gifted dude.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Not exactly new music here, but on Feb 29, I'll be checking out Old Crow Medicine Show.

Hype!

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Jason Boland and the Stragglers are doing a nationwide tour to celebrate the 20th year since their debut album. Luckily they will be in Richmond. Very excited for the show. Flatland Cavalry is also in Richmond that week as well.

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Jason Boland is fantastic live. Hoping to catch the Virginia Beach show.

Gojira and Deftones are dropping new albums this year๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Dude, I'm pumped. Steph is actually going to be allowed to riff again on this one apparently.

Came here to mention Deftones drop. Actually listening to Diamond Eyes right now. None of their other albums can stand up to Around the Fur in my opinion, but that's also probably influenced a bit by nostalgia on my part.

Where's the beef?

My favorite Deftones album is Koi No Yokan

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Adrenaline and Around the Fur are my favorites. I have too many memories of having Adrenaline on repeat playing Zelda when it first came out attached to my brain matter. I didn't really like Gore at all. I'm a HUGE fan and I can't just get into it. Chino has plenty of side projects to experiment with instead of forcing Steph's riffage down. I really hope this one is a banger. Chino of course won't be able to cut loose like he used to but, I'd still like to hear some wicked guitar work.

I liked the self titled album lot also. But that could just be because I love the song Minerva so I give the whole album more credit than it may deserve.

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I like self titled alot as well if i had to make a list i would go
1. Koi No Yokan
2. White pony
3. Around the fur
4. Adrenaline
5. Self titled
6. Diamond Eyes
7. Gore
8. Saturday night wrist

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Oh, and Slipknot and Lamb of God are also dropping albums in 2020. Slipknot album is apparently made up of tracks that didn't make the cut on their last two albums.

Where's the beef?

A B-side album by slipknot? Holy Shit!

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Right? I remember a buddy on my high school lacrosse team giving me a burned copy of the self titled album, having never heard of them before, and just thinking where have you been all my life once (Sic) started ripping in the car ride home that day.

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That album is a straight up banger๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Just turned it on real loud in my home office. Productivity has ceased. I need to run through a wall now.

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Just wait for spit it out to come on๐Ÿ˜‚

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I was today years old when I learned Ice-T has a metal band. And this is why I love this site.

I also did not know this until I read this list.

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2020 has given me the most mind-boggling collabs I can think of: Ke$ha, Sturgill Simpson, and Brian Wilson. It's called Resentment and it's one of the finer songs I've heard in a bit.

Beach Slang has a new album coming out that in interested in. KISS is coming to Raleigh next month and I'm considering going to that. Brian Fallon is also coming to town soon and I've already got my tickets.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Anybody like post rock? Caspian dropping their first album in five years later this month, first single was fiery

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

What is post rock?

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after rock

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Oh yes! How silly of me.

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Sure he didnt mean a post between two rocks?

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Lol the name sounds way too indie but it's just instrumental music

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I hope A7X new album is good

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You can hope in one hand and shit in the other, see which one fills up first. A7X just isn't good since the Rev died.

Nightmare was a really good album

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Neil Peart died today ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

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just read this. never liked Rush much but he was top shelf.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

This sucks. I love Rush.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I made sure to listen to Moving Pictures during my commute yesterday when I heard about this.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Mac Miller's album on the 17th is something I'm very sad and happy about it. The leaks and the single released yesterday make me very excited to hear the full album but Mac's death is one that hit me extremely hard. His family has gone about releasing this music the right way and I think it will do it justice. But man, it's tough.

Seeing Sturgill and Childers in Charlotte in March. I'm a big Childers fan and saw him in Richmond summer of 18 and he was great. Excited to see him again. I like Sturgill, but have no idea what to expect out of a live performance, especially with the last album he dropped. I liked it, but it'll certainly be an odd combo with his older stuff. Should be interesting.

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I think chevelle is also releasing a new album this year as well

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Deftones as well. They are touring in May so I'm hoping it drops sooner than later. Apparently they are going to let Steph start riffing again so that is a good thing.

Pearl Jam releases a new album, Gigaton, end of March.

I bought tickets through Ticketmaster today for their Nashville show in early April. First time I have bought 'verified' tickets, that you pre-register to buy...trying to eliminate scalpers. I was 2nd person in queue, and then Ticketmaster's website had technical difficulties, and the queue was gone. It was a free for all. I went from being second in line, to getting nosebleed seats.

It's a nice thought, eliminating scalping and letting true fans buy tickets at face value, but Ticketmaster failed by selling all concerts at the same time, instead of one at a time....which their website couldn't handle.

The only thing I've heard so far is Dance of the Clairvoyants. Definitely not a fan of it as a Pearl Jam song.

Try listening to it as a Talking Heads song, Eddie even really goes for the David Byrne voice.

It's not a bad song as someone else's song. It's not a Pearl Jam song. The guitars barely exist in it.

Avenged sevenfold released a B side album today

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It's actually pretty good

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New Green Day dropped today. Made it 4 songs in and turned it off. Not a fan.

Where's the beef?

I never did like green day

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Dookie was one if the first albums I ever bought and I still listen to it. Same with Insomniac. I know all bands change over time but this new sound just doesn't work for me.

Where's the beef?

Their last listenable album was American Idiot imo and that got played into the dirt.

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I liked Revolution Radio. Not a great album but it had some good songs that captured their earlier sound from Dookie and Insomniac. But yeah, it's been awhile since they have a really good album.

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The new Futurebirds record is phenomenal. They are a bit of an american/psych-rock band, skewing more towards the former on record these days.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3b6uPupBGmPMsFc0VqJKGS?si=pZuAhxSHSpCsS2X...

Also the new John Moreland out today sounds great one listen through. Nothing extraordinarily new for him, but he's still one of the best songwriters working today imo.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7tfour0GJH3jpS93pogegc?si=EyGxX1S-Tuit1pf...

Primus is on tour this year and they are going to be in Charlotte Asheville and Raleigh in early june๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

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I just found a band called The Stone Eye today and i gotta say they sound really good ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Anyone ever listened to Caamp? They're from Athens, Ohio. They've been around since 2016 I believe but are really starting to pick up steam right now.

Marshall University student.
Virginia Tech fanatic.

Went to the Sturgill Simpson and Tyler Childers concert last night at the Hornets' arena. Truth be told, that was a Childers concert that Sturgill just happened to play after. Childers went on at 7:30 and the place was packed to the brim and rocking the whole time. By the end of Sturgill's set it was probably 60-70% full. I think Sturgill relishes in the fact that he's so damn out there. Like, "yeah, people started leaving...but they don't understand art" or something like that. Dude is so damn talented, but good god man.

TLDR; Tyler Childers is a superstar. Sturgill Simpson is a different duck.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.