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Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
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Based on 154 ratings
1996 Ratings: #42
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i tend to recoil whenever the phrase "you just don't get it" is presented as, like, an actual argument. it's such a non-statement, like, who gives a fuck if people "get" something or not. music is meant to be enjoyed, and if someone doesn't enjoy music, it doesn't matter whether they "get" it or not. i get the appeal of Loveless. but that doesn't mean i enjoy it. it's a quick and snappy statement to throw around to make yourself feel better than others for enjoying ... read more
don't think i get it, but i love it.
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Fav Trak: Djed
Inspired by @pressrg's wonderful review of this LP, I decided to give it a spin.
I've been a fan of Doug McCombs (the bassist) for a few years now, I hold two of his solo records - released under the "Brokeback" moniker - to the highest of regards. His gentle, barebones approach to basswork gives everything he touches a timeless feel. And Millions Now Living serves only to strengthen this point. Granted, he's surrounded by four other prodigies also bent on deconstructing the meaning ... read more
Steadfast yet remarkably uneasy, as if it was darting across your very room, Doug McCombs' attendant basswork gives Millions its arresting minimalist flair, grounding the LP's dry, warped, and flapping percussion (courtesy the inimitable John McEntire), its darkly glinting drones (particularly on "Dear Grandma and Grandpa"), or its occasional cinematic bundles of strident vibraphone. For McCombs, the bass is a strikingly dynamic instrument, and its cadence is constantly evolving ... read more
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Track List

  1. Djed
  2. Glass Museum
  3. A Survey
  4. The Taut and Tame
  5. Dear Grandma and Grandpa
  6. Along the Banks of Rivers
  7. Gamera (bonus track) 
  8. Goriri (bonus track)
  9. Restless Waters (bonus track) 
  10. A Grape Dope (bonus track) 
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Added on: June 28, 2013