History Music / LosCampesinos

25th Mar '17 8:45:28 PM thelivingtoad
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* GenreShift: They had a poppier sound on ''Sticking Fingers into Sockets'' and ''Hold On Now, Youngster...'', but then band's music got darker and noisier on their next few albums. Early WordOfGod had it that ''Hello Sadness'' was to be a slight return to their early poppy sound, but instead it would up being the darkest album they ever released.

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* GenreShift: They had a poppier sound on ''Sticking Fingers into Sockets'' and ''Hold On Now, Youngster...'', but then band's music got darker and noisier on their next few albums. Early WordOfGod had it that ''Hello Sadness'' was to be a slight return to their early poppy sound, but instead it would wound up being the darkest album they ever released.
18th Mar '17 3:13:49 PM number9robotic
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* IntercourseWithYou: A few of their songs mention sex as a major element, such as "Straight in at 101" and "Here's to the Fourth Time!", but Los Camp being the way they are, it usually ends up [[CringeComedy very sad.]]



* LyricalDissonance: The band's discography has always had somewhat macabre or depressingly contemplative lyrics that seem jarring when put next to their usually upbeat instrumentation. It's become slightly less prominent [[DarkerAndEdgier and more fitting with their recent tracks]], but pops up again every once in awhile. "Avocado, Baby" is a more recent example, revolving around emotional pain and deep existentialism, but it's just so gosh-darn happy-sounding!
* MoodWhiplash: Near the end of ''Romance is Boring,'' the subdued, melancholy, and somewhat bleakly-ended "The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future" is immediately followed by the much more upbeat "This is a Flag, There is No Wind," with all the bandmates happily shouting ''"Can we all please just calm the fuck down!?"''

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* LyricalDissonance: The band's discography has always had somewhat macabre or depressingly contemplative lyrics that seem jarring when put next to their usually upbeat instrumentation. It's become became slightly less prominent [[DarkerAndEdgier and more fitting with their recent tracks]], starting around as the music itself became darker,]] but pops up again every once in awhile. "Avocado, Baby" is awhile.
** By the time of ''No Blues'' and ''Sick Scenes,'' the band has seemed to reach
a sort of a halfway point. The lyrics have grown much more recent example, revolving around emotional pain self-aware and deep existentialism, but it's just so gosh-darn happy-sounding!
reflective, [[BlackComedy more humorous]] than visceral, and the music itself has gotten cleaner and slightly more diverse, both likely a result of the band having grown by a decade at this point.
* MoodWhiplash: Near the end of ''Romance is Boring,'' the subdued, melancholy, and somewhat bleakly-ended "The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future" is immediately followed by the much more upbeat "This is a Flag, There is No Wind," with all the bandmates happily shouting ''"Can ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall "Can we all please just calm the fuck down!?"''down!?"]]''



-->''"My prose is purple, but not as pretty as Lucer-er-er-erne!"''\\
''"For sweet nothings from the lips of a gargoyle, nobody ever yearned."''

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-->''"My prose is purple, but not as pretty as Lucer-er-er-erne!"''\\
''"For
Lucer-er-er-erne!''\\
''For
sweet nothings from the lips of a gargoyle, nobody ever yearned."''



* ReligionRantSong: Type 2 on "We've Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #2)"

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* ReligionRantSong: ''Possibly'' a Type 2 on version with "We've Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #2)"#2)," [[DualMeaningChorus though it could just be the narrator talking about a girl and her body:]]
--> ''"I've learned more from toilet walls than I've learned from these words of yours''\\
''Your feelings are buried in scriptures and fictions,''\\
''it's all in the words, but I'm here for the pictures..."''
10th Mar '17 2:50:05 PM number9robotic
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* UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball: Pops up ''a lot'' in song lyrics, since everyone in the band (but ''especially'' Gareth) is a fan. In more recent songs especially, he makes many European football references that tend to be really obscure if you're not a fan, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK2aU9m4nW8 "We connected like a Yeboah volley"]] from "Glue Me". He also likes comparing disappointing tournaments to disappointing relationships, such as in "I Broke Up In Amarante" (which mirrors his feelings towards [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 2016]], which he considered "largely terrible"), and "Every Defeat is a Divorce (Three Lions)" (in which he compares a divorce to [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the lions on the English National Football logo coming to life and clawing him to death.)]]

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* UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball: Pops up ''a lot'' in song lyrics, since everyone in the band (but ''especially'' Gareth) is a fan. In more recent songs especially, By the time of ''No Blues'' where Gareth decided to allow himself to be esoteric as he wanted, he makes many European football references that tend to be really obscure if you're not a fan, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK2aU9m4nW8 "We connected like a Yeboah volley"]] from "Glue Me". He also likes comparing disappointing tournaments to disappointing relationships, such as in "I Broke Up In Amarante" (which mirrors his feelings towards [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 2016]], which he considered "largely terrible"), and "Every Defeat is a Divorce (Three Lions)" (in which he compares a divorce to [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the lions on the English National Football logo coming to life and clawing him to death.)]]



* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The first 1:42 of "You! Me! Dancing!", a gradually building wall of noise before the main riff hits. The sense of anticipation it gives off was used nicely (in abridged form) in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0kC0YvFwgo recent advertisment for Budweiser beer]]

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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The first 1:42 of "You! Me! Dancing!", a gradually building wall of noise before the main riff hits. The sense of anticipation it gives off was used nicely (in abridged form) in a an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0kC0YvFwgo recent advertisment for Budweiser beer]]beer.]]
10th Mar '17 9:33:51 AM CosmicFerret
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* UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball: Pops up ''a lot'' in song lyrics, since everyone in the band (but ''especially'' Gareth) is a fan. In more recent songs especially, he makes many European football references that tend to be really obscure if you're not a fan, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK2aU9m4nW8 "We connected like a Yeboah volley"]] from "Glue Me". He also likes comparing disappointing tournaments to disappointing relationships, such as in "I Broke Up In Amarante" (which mirrors his feelings towards [[EuropeanChampionship Euro 2016]], which he considered "largely terrible"), and "Every Defeat is a Divorce (Three Lions)" (in which he compares a divorce to [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the lions on the English National Football logo coming to life and clawing him to death.)]]

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* UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball: Pops up ''a lot'' in song lyrics, since everyone in the band (but ''especially'' Gareth) is a fan. In more recent songs especially, he makes many European football references that tend to be really obscure if you're not a fan, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK2aU9m4nW8 "We connected like a Yeboah volley"]] from "Glue Me". He also likes comparing disappointing tournaments to disappointing relationships, such as in "I Broke Up In Amarante" (which mirrors his feelings towards [[EuropeanChampionship [[UsefulNotes/EuropeanChampionship Euro 2016]], which he considered "largely terrible"), and "Every Defeat is a Divorce (Three Lions)" (in which he compares a divorce to [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the lions on the English National Football logo coming to life and clawing him to death.)]]
9th Mar '17 4:47:06 PM thelivingtoad
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9th Mar '17 4:45:36 PM thelivingtoad
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* GenreShift: They had a poppier sound on ''Sticking Fingers into Sockets'' and ''Hold On Now, Youngster...'', but then band's music got darker and noisier on their next few albums. Early WordOfGod had it that ''Hello Sadness'' was to be a slight return to their early poppy sound, but instead it shifted the band into a less noisy and more mature sound.

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* GenreShift: They had a poppier sound on ''Sticking Fingers into Sockets'' and ''Hold On Now, Youngster...'', but then band's music got darker and noisier on their next few albums. Early WordOfGod had it that ''Hello Sadness'' was to be a slight return to their early poppy sound, but instead it shifted would up being the band into a less noisy and more mature sound.darkest album they ever released.
9th Mar '17 4:25:02 PM thelivingtoad
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* InsistentTerminology: The band and their label originally claimed ''We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed'' wasn't their second album. They initially called it an "EEP", an "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Extended Extended Play]]". Wikipedia calls it a "mini-album" instead. By the time ''No Blues'', was released, Gareth had relented to calling ''WABWAD'' their second album; His reasons were that everyone else was doing it anyway and it was more impressive to say that the band had released five albums.

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* InsistentTerminology: The band and their label originally claimed ''We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed'' wasn't their second album. They initially called it an "EEP", an "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Extended Extended Play]]". Wikipedia calls it a "mini-album" instead. By the time ''No Blues'', was released, Gareth had eventually relented to calling ''WABWAD'' their second album; His reasons were album:
--> '' I annoyed a lot of people by insisting for a number of years
that everyone else was doing it anyway and it was more impressive an EP. However, these days, I myself get annoyed when long term fans say 'actually, it's an EP', because I want to be able to say that the 'my band had has released six albums' not 'my band has released five albums.albums' because it makes us seem like we've been more important for longer.'' - Gareth in ''[[https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/los-campesinos-rank-their-first-five-records Noisey]]'', 2017.
8th Mar '17 5:22:43 PM thelivingtoad
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-->-- '''Kohl, ''ComicBook/{{Phonogram}}'''''

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-->-- '''Kohl, '''David Kohl, ''ComicBook/{{Phonogram}}'''''
8th Mar '17 5:22:29 PM thelivingtoad
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* InsistentTerminology: The band and their label originally claimed ''We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed'' wasn't their second album. They initially called it an "EEP", an "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Extended Extended Play]]". Wikipedia calls it a "mini-album" instead. By the time ''No Blues'', was released, Gareth had relented to calling ''WABWAD'' their second albums; His reasons were that everyone else was doing it anyway and it was more impressive to say that the band had released five albums.

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* InsistentTerminology: The band and their label originally claimed ''We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed'' wasn't their second album. They initially called it an "EEP", an "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Extended Extended Play]]". Wikipedia calls it a "mini-album" instead. By the time ''No Blues'', was released, Gareth had relented to calling ''WABWAD'' their second albums; album; His reasons were that everyone else was doing it anyway and it was more impressive to say that the band had released five albums.
8th Mar '17 5:22:01 PM thelivingtoad
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* InsistentTerminology: The band and their label initally claimed ''We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed" isn't their second album. The band calls it an "EEP", an "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Extended Extended Play]]". Wikipedia calls it a "mini-album" instead. By the time ''No Blues'', was released, Gareth had relented to calling ''WABWAD'' their second albums; His reasons were that everyone else was doing it anyway and it was more impressive to say that the band had released five albums.

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* InsistentTerminology: The band and their label initally originally claimed ''We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed" isn't Doomed'' wasn't their second album. The band calls They initially called it an "EEP", an "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Extended Extended Play]]". Wikipedia calls it a "mini-album" instead. By the time ''No Blues'', was released, Gareth had relented to calling ''WABWAD'' their second albums; His reasons were that everyone else was doing it anyway and it was more impressive to say that the band had released five albums.
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