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thebhoy
Emeritus
February 28th 2012


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Birdman is that aimed at me?

Knott-
Emeritus
February 28th 2012


10195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

no it's aimed at me 'cause he loves that song pfft

robin
Emeritus
February 28th 2012


4248 Comments


i know it's annoying borrowing yr brother's car

johnnyblaze
February 28th 2012


2606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

love that melody. this guy sure knows how to hook the listener with an opening lyric. like fuck, how could anyone stop listening to master's thesis or heart of the continent after the opening melody?

johnnyblaze
March 8th 2012


2606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

seeing live tonight. pretty stoked. hoping there'll be some cute girls to creep on.

valrus
March 12th 2012


43 Comments


I agree with wonarabbit. I always find myself skipping to certain songs on Weakerthans albums, and I think this is more consistent than the Weakerthans albums but with fewer obvious standouts. I'd put "Heart of the Continent" up against almost any 'thans song, though. Love, love, love that line "Just another door that won't open for me anymore" and the delivery of it.

The "Highway 1" songs are fantastic bookends. Also love the sneaky link between "When I Write My Master's Thesis" and "Letter In Icelandic &c."

johnnyblaze
March 12th 2012


2606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i should add that john was amazing live last week. the tunes sounded awesome in concert. double encore. played a couple weakerthan songs (night windows, tournament of hearts) and a jawbreaker cover (boat dreams from the hill). and the ottawa crowd was unexpectedly rowdy too - awesome night.

tom79
March 19th 2012


3372 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Saw John live tonight. I handed him my tallboy to raise a toast during 'Elegy for Gump Worsley', he
took a sip after. It was awesome.

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Minus The Flair
Emeritus
April 6th 2012


862 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

love this so much, maybe my favourite of the year. so unassuming and unadorned, yet filled with so many huge, touching moments. but then that's samson.

Fleeba
April 27th 2012


43 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@Johnnyblaze I was at the Ottawa show too. You forgot to mention he played two Propagandhi songs. Picked up his bass and started playing Gift and Anchorless. Played way more than 2 weakerthans songs. Actually half the setlist was made up of Weakerthans songs. It was pretty amazing! And the Ottawa crowd was in rare form.

johnnyblaze
April 27th 2012


2606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol i was pretty hammered my friend and dont knwo much propahandhi... and ya the whole encore was weakerthans i just listed what i could remember.

best crowd i've seen in ottawa since frank turner in october. great night.

Fleeba
April 27th 2012


43 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I actually saw Frank Turner last night with Joel Plaskett at the Bronson Centre. Really awesome show.

johnnyblaze
April 27th 2012


2606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

as did i. i was up at the front for frank and took a seat halfway through joel's set. both put on a great show.

fuck the bronson centre though, that place sucks. i would've much preferred that show to be at mavericks, ritual, or zaphods.

wabbit
April 27th 2012


7000 Comments


I didn't go cause of the bronson centre. Also it was expensive as fuck for not liking Joel

johnnyblaze
April 27th 2012


2606 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ya joel could be better - he has a couple great tracks. i find that when he stays away from boring jam sessions and quirky shit the dude can write an amazing song (rollin rollin rollin, you're mine, nowhere with you), he just needs to keep his sound more focussed.

robin
Emeritus
October 21st 2012


4248 Comments


i'm going to listen to this all day because it's perfect

Winsomniac
December 7th 2012


7972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hmm I actually like this.

scissorlocked
February 9th 2013


3510 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well it's a nice album but gets dull sometimes


Winsomniac
March 2nd 2013


7972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I feel like a lot of soothing music tends to run dull if you try to listen to it on repeat.


Plus, sometimes it just doesn't fit the mood. This is excellent cloudy weekend morning coffee-sipping music though.



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