My Morning Jacket

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Poll
Question: Which studio album do you currently consider your favorite?
Option 1: The Tennessee Fire votes: 7
Option 2: At Dawn votes: 26
Option 3: It Still Moves votes: 58
Option 4: Z votes: 27
Option 5: Evil Urges votes: 8
Option 6: Circuital votes: 4
Option 7: The Waterfall votes: 4
Title: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: johnnYYac on May 14, 2016, 03:57 pm
The Forum now has POLLS!  Let's see how this works...

One vote per person.  Users can change votes.
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Post by: LBSUNFLWR on May 14, 2016, 04:02 pm
I still go for At Dawn first! :)
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Post by: amskinz on May 14, 2016, 04:23 pm
Great idea!!!
Best part about this poll is the word "currently".
Today's vote is for Z.
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Post by: Leadbass on May 14, 2016, 05:52 pm
It Still Moves.
That's when I got hooked. Always something about your first.
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Post by: beardedwonder on May 14, 2016, 06:14 pm
AT DAAAAAAWWNN...
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Post by: bschulze1726 on May 14, 2016, 10:49 pm
ItStillMoves
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Post by: ericm on May 15, 2016, 06:52 am
Quote from: LBSUNFLWR on May 14, 2016, 04:02 pm
I still go for At Dawn first! :)


Same here.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: MateoDeKY on May 15, 2016, 08:35 am
It was between It Still Moves and Z. A lot tougher to choose than I would have that. It Still Moves is the top for me.
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Post by: Gina on May 15, 2016, 01:01 pm
It depends on my mood that day...I would say ISM, but honestly, I've been bouncing back and forth between Z and Waterfall a lot lately.
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Post by: manonthemoon on May 15, 2016, 10:32 pm
Quote from: ericm on May 15, 2016, 06:52 am
Quote from: LBSUNFLWR on May 14, 2016, 04:02 pm
I still go for At Dawn first! :)


Same here.  :thumbsup:


Concur
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Post by: DaydreamNation on May 15, 2016, 11:15 pm
ISM most days, but At Dawn and Z are always in the mix too
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Post by: lasvegas on May 16, 2016, 02:16 pm
ISM
Title: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: btaylor1 on May 18, 2016, 02:44 pm
Probably in the minority but I've been spinning Evil Urges for a while. On another note do you think they'll play smokin from shootin that'd be great into touch me part 2. I am seeing them at red rocks and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


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Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: beardedwonder on May 18, 2016, 04:34 pm
Interesting but not surprising that nobody digs Waterfall the most. I would put it 4th behind At Dawn, Z, & ISM. Sometimes 3rd.
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Post by: johnnYYac on May 18, 2016, 05:58 pm
I kinda like how the graph of results looks like It Still Moves is giving the finger...
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Cameron on May 18, 2016, 07:47 pm
ISM. Probably one of my top 5 favorite albums ever.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: ALady on May 20, 2016, 11:15 am
Tennessee Fire, always and forever.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: FiddleCastro on May 20, 2016, 11:17 am
at dawn, yo!
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Post by: megalicious on May 20, 2016, 11:47 am
ISM 4eva <3
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Post by: SaraBananaBear on May 21, 2016, 04:13 am
Trying to pick a favorite anything of MMJ's music gives me a huge headache, but as a whole... it would have to be Z. Every album has great music and lyrics, but to me Z just has a slight edge when it comes to the lyrics.  Love all the other albums though!  :cheesy:
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Post by: Jellyfish on May 21, 2016, 02:47 pm
After all these years the Tenn Fire is still my fav.
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Post by: ericm on May 21, 2016, 06:06 pm
Quote from: johnnYYac on May 18, 2016, 05:58 pm
I kinda like how the graph of results looks like It Still Moves is giving the finger...



:grin:       
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: dcfire on May 30, 2016, 01:29 pm
its hard to rank them but this list is based on how often i play the albums in iTunes:

1. circuital
2. evil urges (was very happy with sat night at red rocks)
3. the waterfall
4. it still moves
5. z
6. at dawn
7. the tennessee fire
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Post by: WinstonLegthigh on Aug 13, 2016, 02:27 am
The Tennessee Fire, far and away. I decided to go see the Pritzker Pavillion show (more for Band of Horses, initially) and was very unfamiliar with My Morning Jacket. Since I got the tickets well ahead of time, I got all the albums and crammed. The show blew me away and I was hooked. The first album I listened to and became familiar with while cramming was The Tennessee Fire. I don't even think the Pritzker show touched on that album much, but that first album is the one that made an impression on me.

The Tennessee Fire
At Dawn
It Still Moves
Z
The Waterfall
Circuital
Evil Urges
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Post by: darizzzla on Sep 22, 2016, 07:14 pm
i gave my vote to Z but so hard to pick one album or even a song , probably have 20 favs . Cheers all MMJ fans out there  :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Post by: mscarlyw on Nov 29, 2016, 10:12 pm
It Still Moves, for sure. :)
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Post by: pshanley11 on Nov 30, 2016, 02:49 pm
Come on, play At Dawn, vinyl, loud = most gorgeous.
Signed,
Honest Man Shan
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Post by: DaydreamNation on Nov 30, 2016, 03:07 pm
It Still Moves
At Dawn
Z
Tennessee Fire
The Waterfall
Evil Urges
Circuital
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Clarkwork on Nov 30, 2016, 03:32 pm
It Still Moves for me,  So glad I heard it the fall of 2003
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: cshumate1012 on Mar 16, 2017, 12:12 am

I remember when Evil Urges came out instantly feeling like each song was familiar. I think that album really was a generational statement. There was a feeling I got from listening to that record that is unique among their other releases. Still holds true for me nearly a decade later.
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Post by: SmokinShootin on Aug 12, 2017, 07:22 am
Evil Urges does it for me. Carl's pedal steel playing, the diversity. "Thank You Too!" was me and my wife's wedding song--though she would probably pick another MMJ album.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: MMJ_fanatic on Oct 01, 2017, 02:47 pm
I clicked the view results and the bars look like the polls flipping the bird  :cheesy:
Anyway my 2 "tied fof #1" selections are topping this poll so 'nuff said  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: user on Nov 05, 2017, 08:11 am
It would be It Still Moves, which is probably the most accomplished, but it's so hard not to pick At Dawn... what a masterpiece ! The title track gives me shivers every time I hear it
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Post by: Lucius on Nov 18, 2018, 06:04 pm
I genuinely love them all, each album holds some of their best work but I had to go for The Waterfall. Unpopular choice I know but it was my first time experiencing a new album as a proper MMJ fan (I was very new and just scratching the surface during Circuital but hadn't totally lost my head to the band at that point - between 2011 and 2015 I had become obsessed!!) and the UK leg of the Waterfall tour was my first taste of them live so it holds a special place in my heart. In Its Infancy is easily in my top 10 Jacket songs, absolute masterpiece! Only Memories (live) is also a true godsend 
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Post by: JohnDoe on Aug 04, 2019, 04:47 pm
Evil Urges, for me it is the OST of my life
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Post by: RobRoy286 on Aug 04, 2019, 07:40 pm
Circuital!
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 15, 2019, 07:59 pm
wow Rob, Circuital?!?!
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 04, 2019, 07:40 pmCircuital!
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Post by: Cameron on Aug 15, 2019, 09:35 pm
I learned Friday that my wife REALLY doesn't like TN Fire! Oops...Haha
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Post by: RobRoy286 on Aug 17, 2019, 05:31 pm
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 15, 2019, 07:59 pmwow Rob, Circuital?!?!
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 04, 2019, 07:40 pmCircuital!
It changes all the time, but Circuital is what got me into the band. Bonnaroo 2011 was my first show. I think it's a seriously underrated album. I love the production of it and as a fan who missed the first ten years of the band's existence, I consider a lot of the songs to be classics now. Victory Dance is one of the coolest songs in the history of the universe. Carl is phenomenal on the album - Slow Slow Tune is maybe my favorite solo of his. Wonderful is exactly as it's titled. Outta My System and First Light are super fun jams too.

It's mostly just sentimental reasons. TF studio is near unlistenable for me, but with the current lineup playing it live, it's my favorite collection of songs. At Dawn, ISM, and Z are all pretty much flawless.
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Post by: Rupert230 on Aug 17, 2019, 10:23 pm
Z is like watching them blossom.  So full and when they really show you we' Going out of this galaxy
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Post by: ZMan on Aug 18, 2019, 08:25 am
I picked Z for this week, although after attending OBH 4 and hearing the Cap recording of TTF, there is no other album I'd rather hear live than TTF.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pm
I love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: robb on Aug 20, 2019, 07:55 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll

careful now, i don't love circuital at all ;). i'm an at dawn man.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 20, 2019, 05:23 pm
Quote from: robb on Aug 20, 2019, 07:55 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll

careful now, i don't love circuital at all ;). i'm an at dawn man.

Oh i guess i misunderstood...so misunderstood...so misunderstood id like to thank my brain for nothing...id like to thank my brain for nothing at all id like to thank my brain for NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
NOTHING.
NOTHING.
NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
 NOTHING
NOTHING AT ALL
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Post by: sillyboob on Aug 20, 2019, 06:11 pm
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 20, 2019, 05:23 pm
Quote from: robb on Aug 20, 2019, 07:55 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll

careful now, i don't love circuital at all ;). i'm an at dawn man.

Oh i guess i misunderstood...so misunderstood...so misunderstood id like to thank my brain for nothing...id like to thank my brain for nothing at all id like to thank my brain for NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
NOTHING.
NOTHING.
NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
 NOTHING
NOTHING AT ALL

Nicely done here Lonn.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 20, 2019, 07:01 pm
Quote from: sillyboob on Aug 20, 2019, 06:11 pm
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 20, 2019, 05:23 pm
Quote from: robb on Aug 20, 2019, 07:55 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll

careful now, i don't love circuital at all ;). i'm an at dawn man.

Oh i guess i misunderstood...so misunderstood...so misunderstood id like to thank my brain for nothing...id like to thank my brain for nothing at all id like to thank my brain for NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
NOTHING.
NOTHING.
NOTHING.
 NOTHING.
 NOTHING
NOTHING AT ALL

Nicely done here Lonn.

Hahahah i find that so many of the Jacket peoples LOVE DEM SOME WILCO!!!
Still those old farts don't hold a crucifix to the sexual majesty of Jim James' syrupy heathen breath
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 20, 2019, 07:03 pm
Does anyone else, including the band, feel the Jacket have become such a live force that it's almost a damp reach around to put on a studio album over one of their live shows? Even OKONOKOS is becoming obsolete in referencing where MMJ are at NOW (it'll NEVER be obsolete in general, OKONOKOS stands as the greatest live record of all time).

Maybe this is why there's no new record? Doubt it but what would be cooler than a show at RR where they do the entire new record and record it live?
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Post by: MamaKel on Aug 20, 2019, 07:48 pm
1) Evil Urges
2) Tennessee Fire
3) It Still Moves
4) At Dawn
5) Waterfall
6) Z
7) Circuital

I don't feel right in my soul putting numbers next to these records. This feels true today.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: RobRoy286 on Aug 21, 2019, 07:56 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Ah see, we disagree on those "filler" tracks. I see what you're saying, and I originally overlooked those songs too. No, they aren't Steam Engine or Dondante, but they're great songs IMO. There is an element of old soul music in a lot of the songs, particularly with Jim's vocals. Day Is Coming has that weird sexiness that Touch Me 1 has, but better. You Wanna Freak Out is super underrated! Don't you hear the banjo in the studio take? Listen to Tom (on the whole album)! To me it sounds like a mix of Where to Begin and Into the Woods.

The album gets a little silly, but to me it's fantastic.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: robb on Aug 21, 2019, 08:03 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 20, 2019, 07:03 pmDoes anyone else, including the band, feel the Jacket have become such a live force that it's almost a damp reach around to put on a studio album over one of their live shows? Even OKONOKOS is becoming obsolete in referencing where MMJ are at NOW (it'll NEVER be obsolete in general, OKONOKOS stands as the greatest live record of all time).

Maybe this is why there's no new record? Doubt it but what would be cooler than a show at RR where they do the entire new record and record it live?

i'd love to see them pull a "time fades away" with a new record.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 21, 2019, 10:34 am
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 21, 2019, 07:56 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Ah see, we disagree on those "filler" tracks. I see what you're saying, and I originally overlooked those songs too. No, they aren't Steam Engine or Dondante, but they're great songs IMO. There is an element of old soul music in a lot of the songs, particularly with Jim's vocals. Day Is Coming has that weird sexiness that Touch Me 1 has, but better. You Wanna Freak Out is super underrated! Don't you hear the banjo in the studio take? Listen to Tom (on the whole album)! To me it sounds like a mix of Where to Begin and Into the Woods.

The album gets a little silly, but to me it's fantastic.

I go through phases sometimes i love it for exactly the same reasons you said and feel it goes lukewarm due to the same elements but to say My Morning Jacket would be more interesting without Evil Urges and Circuital is to say they'd be better without It Still Moves.
 
I really really like Circuital BUT i really really really LOVE Evil Urges. Evil Urges has some filler, Two Halves is a main offender, Sec Walkin can be fun at times but do you want that in their last ever show's set list?
Just being frank. They're albums where they pushed the envelope and i love that.
For me their early forms of experimentation, especially the songs that didn't make Z were the best
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 am
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 21, 2019, 07:56 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Ah see, we disagree on those "filler" tracks. I see what you're saying, and I originally overlooked those songs too. No, they aren't Steam Engine or Dondante, but they're great songs IMO. There is an element of old soul music in a lot of the songs, particularly with Jim's vocals. Day Is Coming has that weird sexiness that Touch Me 1 has, but better. You Wanna Freak Out is super underrated! Don't you hear the banjo in the studio take? Listen to Tom (on the whole album)! To me it sounds like a mix of Where to Begin and Into the Woods.

The album gets a little silly, but to me it's fantastic.

http://m2.yinyuetai.com/video.html?id=319803

Man, I love Circuital. That album changed my whole life. My son, at 2, would sing "Holwdin'on to Bwack Meadow" from his crib. Those songs are precious to me. I regret putting any of these albums less than #1. AND Robb, "You Wanna Freak Out" is one of the MOST underrated Jacket songs. That version from the Jools Holland show was so memorable. That whole show was awesome...all the freaky girls in found-object costumes singing Black Metal...

I think we should have a monthly vote.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 21, 2019, 08:59 pm
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 am
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 21, 2019, 07:56 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Ah see, we disagree on those "filler" tracks. I see what you're saying, and I originally overlooked those songs too. No, they aren't Steam Engine or Dondante, but they're great songs IMO. There is an element of old soul music in a lot of the songs, particularly with Jim's vocals. Day Is Coming has that weird sexiness that Touch Me 1 has, but better. You Wanna Freak Out is super underrated! Don't you hear the banjo in the studio take? Listen to Tom (on the whole album)! To me it sounds like a mix of Where to Begin and Into the Woods.

The album gets a little silly, but to me it's fantastic.

http://m2.yinyuetai.com/video.html?id=319803

Man, I love Circuital. That album changed my whole life. My son, at 2, would sing "Holwdin'on to Bwack Meadow" from his crib. Those songs are precious to me. I regret putting any of these albums less than #1. AND Robb, "You Wanna Freak Out" is one of the MOST underrated Jacket songs. That version from the Jools Holland show was so memorable. That whole show was awesome...all the freaky girls in found-object costumes singing Black Metal...

I think we should have a monthly vote.

I can Absolutely respect that. I love the goofiness of it all and Jim's humor shines through. That's why when you take the more emotional early stuff and the now nearly prog-soul-comicisms of Jimothy Jamesmund . Waterfall was such a weird fucking record when you really think about it. Cosmic but bizarre and absolutely decadent. Tropics??? Suspended animation...on the same page...it takes change...fuckin frame by frame...wow...and then In Its Infancy is as close as Jacket ever gets to Rush. What about "Get The Point"? What a scary set of lyrics when simply read. Seeing that one live in 2015 was very interesting, Jim was feeling the blues at that point it seemed (Fall 2015 tour). Could be wrong just speculy
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:23 pm
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 21, 2019, 08:59 pm
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 am
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 21, 2019, 07:56 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Ah see, we disagree on those "filler" tracks. I see what you're saying, and I originally overlooked those songs too. No, they aren't Steam Engine or Dondante, but they're great songs IMO. There is an element of old soul music in a lot of the songs, particularly with Jim's vocals. Day Is Coming has that weird sexiness that Touch Me 1 has, but better. You Wanna Freak Out is super underrated! Don't you hear the banjo in the studio take? Listen to Tom (on the whole album)! To me it sounds like a mix of Where to Begin and Into the Woods.

The album gets a little silly, but to me it's fantastic.

http://m2.yinyuetai.com/video.html?id=319803

Man, I love Circuital. That album changed my whole life. My son, at 2, would sing "Holwdin'on to Bwack Meadow" from his crib. Those songs are precious to me. I regret putting any of these albums less than #1. AND Robb, "You Wanna Freak Out" is one of the MOST underrated Jacket songs. That version from the Jools Holland show was so memorable. That whole show was awesome...all the freaky girls in found-object costumes singing Black Metal...

I think we should have a monthly vote.

I can Absolutely respect that. I love the goofiness of it all and Jim's humor shines through. That's why when you take the more emotional early stuff and the now nearly prog-soul-comicisms of Jimothy Jamesmund . Waterfall was such a weird fucking record when you really think about it. Cosmic but bizarre and absolutely decadent. Tropics??? Suspended animation...on the same page...it takes change...fuckin frame by frame...wow...and then In Its Infancy is as close as Jacket ever gets to Rush. What about "Get The Point"? What a scary set of lyrics when simply read. Seeing that one live in 2015 was very interesting, Jim was feeling the blues at that point it seemed (Fall 2015 tour). Could be wrong just speculy

Man, The Waterfall is just such an outstanding record. I swear to Shiva it is the whole reason I started studying mindfulness...I learned Transcendental Meditation...got super into yoga...because ALL of those songs have references to states and stages of awareness. Get the Point fucked me up for a while. It still does. It is so masterful because we have all been on both sides of that song. Same thing with Only Memories Remain. That became a really ghostly mantra in my head. That Jim demo version is a whole 'nother level...the kind of deep regret one finds in losing transient things. In Its Infancy is like swimming inside the earth itself. It feels like it is from another time, but always has been. See? As I think about how much I adore that record, it doesn't make sense for it to be lower on the list. But then I'll relisten to the early version of "I Needed It Most" after that holy version from the D.R., and that stands out, but in a totally different way. I think that they haven't re-imagined the last two records the way they have the older records simply because of the sheer number of times they have played them live, and I think those re-imaginings change the way you listen to the record.

I don't know what was going on with Jim at the time, but those Brooklyn Bowl shows from that year are 2 of the finest I have heard. They were dark and moody and brooding and intense...a lot of vocal play. In one show...I Will Sing You Songs, Get the Point, They Ran, and Where to Begin. It was just before Halloween. I remember sitting in my apartment working on a piece of art, and just getting lost. The recordings are really clear.  The St. Louis show at the Peabody had a "How Do You Know", "O is the One" into "Strangulation" that blew my mind. I remember hearing the opening notes from HDYK, but it is so rarely played that it is unidentifiable at first. It was magic.

I think it is remarkable to know the tone of a musician so well that you can hear the psychic resonance and atmosphere of the same piece change over time. To poorly quote Miles Davis, "Anyone can play. 20% of it is the note played. 80% is the attitude of the motherfucker who's playing it." It's true. I would take hearing "I'm Amazed" for the 7,553 time, over most shit out there, BECAUSE it's gonna get weird. The places that The Waterfall, Circuital, and even his solo records went were daring...because they have a mood in the first place. Most shit is so polished. It's nice to hear someone tell the truth, even if it hurts.

Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: rkwedge on Aug 22, 2019, 12:15 pm
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:23 pmI would take hearing "I'm Amazed" for the 7,553 time, over most shit out there, BECAUSE it's gonna get weird.
Hell yes, Red Rocks a few weeks back is "All the Proof You Need" :thumbsup:
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:23 pmI think that they haven't re-imagined the last two records the way they have the older records simply because of the sheer number of times they have played them live, and I think those re-imaginings change the way you listen to the record.
Agreed all the way, the more you hear any MMJ song live over the years the more you appreciate it, these two records just haven't got the number of plays yet.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 22, 2019, 05:32 pm
Quote from: rkwedge on Aug 22, 2019, 12:15 pm
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:23 pmI would take hearing "I'm Amazed" for the 7,553 time, over most shit out there, BECAUSE it's gonna get weird.
Hell yes, Red Rocks a few weeks back is "All the Proof You Need" :thumbsup:
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:23 pmI think that they haven't re-imagined the last two records the way they have the older records simply because of the sheer number of times they have played them live, and I think those re-imaginings change the way you listen to the record.
Agreed all the way, the more you hear any MMJ song live over the years the more you appreciate it, these two records just haven't got the number of plays yet.

Damn Mama!!!! Waxing lyrical baby!!!
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: Lonndown27 on Aug 22, 2019, 07:26 pm
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:23 pm
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 21, 2019, 08:59 pm
Quote from: MamaKel on Aug 21, 2019, 11:17 am
Quote from: RobRoy286 on Aug 21, 2019, 07:56 am
Quote from: Lonndown27 on Aug 19, 2019, 03:43 pmI love how Robb explained his love for Circ. Every word is perfect. Can't argue at all, especially when two of Carl's greatest solos come from that record, the title track and Slow Slow. But the true filler of First Light, Wanna Freak Out, Day Is Coming is boring, Movin Away rear their ugly head while Wonderful aims for the transcendence of Golden but ends up more granola and Outta My System could be a thoroughly better song, but i dig it live on occasion.
It's got the worst Jacket songs outside of Two Halves, but the two that start the album are masterpieces, Slow Slow is another masterpiece but it's so uneven.

    It can't get any better than It Still Moves but the trilogy of AD, ISM and Z are otherwordly and unparalleled in the last 30 years of rock and roll
Ah see, we disagree on those "filler" tracks. I see what you're saying, and I originally overlooked those songs too. No, they aren't Steam Engine or Dondante, but they're great songs IMO. There is an element of old soul music in a lot of the songs, particularly with Jim's vocals. Day Is Coming has that weird sexiness that Touch Me 1 has, but better. You Wanna Freak Out is super underrated! Don't you hear the banjo in the studio take? Listen to Tom (on the whole album)! To me it sounds like a mix of Where to Begin and Into the Woods.

The album gets a little silly, but to me it's fantastic.

http://m2.yinyuetai.com/video.html?id=319803

Man, I love Circuital. That album changed my whole life. My son, at 2, would sing "Holwdin'on to Bwack Meadow" from his crib. Those songs are precious to me. I regret putting any of these albums less than #1. AND Robb, "You Wanna Freak Out" is one of the MOST underrated Jacket songs. That version from the Jools Holland show was so memorable. That whole show was awesome...all the freaky girls in found-object costumes singing Black Metal...

I think we should have a monthly vote.

I can Absolutely respect that. I love the goofiness of it all and Jim's humor shines through. That's why when you take the more emotional early stuff and the now nearly prog-soul-comicisms of Jimothy Jamesmund . Waterfall was such a weird fucking record when you really think about it. Cosmic but bizarre and absolutely decadent. Tropics??? Suspended animation...on the same page...it takes change...fuckin frame by frame...wow...and then In Its Infancy is as close as Jacket ever gets to Rush. What about "Get The Point"? What a scary set of lyrics when simply read. Seeing that one live in 2015 was very interesting, Jim was feeling the blues at that point it seemed (Fall 2015 tour). Could be wrong just speculy

Man, The Waterfall is just such an outstanding record. I swear to Shiva it is the whole reason I started studying mindfulness...I learned Transcendental Meditation...got super into yoga...because ALL of those songs have references to states and stages of awareness. Get the Point fucked me up for a while. It still does. It is so masterful because we have all been on both sides of that song. Same thing with Only Memories Remain. That became a really ghostly mantra in my head. That Jim demo version is a whole 'nother level...the kind of deep regret one finds in losing transient things. In Its Infancy is like swimming inside the earth itself. It feels like it is from another time, but always has been. See? As I think about how much I adore that record, it doesn't make sense for it to be lower on the list. But then I'll relisten to the early version of "I Needed It Most" after that holy version from the D.R., and that stands out, but in a totally different way. I think that they haven't re-imagined the last two records the way they have the older records simply because of the sheer number of times they have played them live, and I think those re-imaginings change the way you listen to the record.

I don't know what was going on with Jim at the time, but those Brooklyn Bowl shows from that year are 2 of the finest I have heard. They were dark and moody and brooding and intense...a lot of vocal play. In one show...I Will Sing You Songs, Get the Point, They Ran, and Where to Begin. It was just before Halloween. I remember sitting in my apartment working on a piece of art, and just getting lost. The recordings are really clear.  The St. Louis show at the Peabody had a "How Do You Know", "O is the One" into "Strangulation" that blew my mind. I remember hearing the opening notes from HDYK, but it is so rarely played that it is unidentifiable at first. It was magic.

I think it is remarkable to know the tone of a musician so well that you can hear the psychic resonance and atmosphere of the same piece change over time. To poorly quote Miles Davis, "Anyone can play. 20% of it is the note played. 80% is the attitude of the motherfucker who's playing it." It's true. I would take hearing "I'm Amazed" for the 7,553 time, over most shit out there, BECAUSE it's gonna get weird. The places that The Waterfall, Circuital, and even his solo records went were daring...because they have a mood in the first place. Most shit is so polished. It's nice to hear someone tell the truth, even if it hurts.



I absolutely LOVE that 2015 HOW DO YOU KNOW it's unreal that piano intro oh man i love that song. And you're right those Bowl 2015 Vegas shows are off the rekkidbuffnekkid, love those recordings
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: RMarcil34 on Sep 12, 2019, 10:33 pm
I got It Still Moves and Z as my favorites.
Title: Re: Favorite My Morning Jacket studio album
Post by: mdgsolo on Sep 13, 2019, 03:04 pm
This is like choosing your favorite child- which I can do too, depending on what day you ask me- but I had to run with Circuital because I love the imagery, sound of the recording, variety, and the tour was awesome!