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1 hour ago, blue6field said:

Seems to be a real split on opinions in this album!

I've always viewed them as a live act, rather than an album and singles band

I think they'll nail this tour completely! The best of the 5 records, plus 4 or 5 of infinite content, should be one of the best shows of next year

Interesting, I've always felt they were a band who did 'proper' albums (i.e. theme, running order, not front loaded) as well as obviously a great live band.

You are right - the shows could be great. But I do think it's what? 4 years since the last album? Is this really the best they've come up with in 4 years, being that they are clearly a fantastic band... i.e. 2 or 3 good tunes. 

Diminishing returns for me. That's not to say the gigs won't be great, but you can garauntee the some newer stuff will see people head to the bar I reckon.

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1 hour ago, Yokel Again said:

Interesting, I've always felt they were a band who did 'proper' albums (i.e. theme, running order, not front loaded) as well as obviously a great live band.

You are right - the shows could be great. But I do think it's what? 4 years since the last album? Is this really the best they've come up with in 4 years, being that they are clearly a fantastic band... i.e. 2 or 3 good tunes. 

Diminishing returns for me. That's not to say the gigs won't be great, but you can garauntee the some newer stuff will see people head to the bar I reckon.

I had a copy of funeral when it came out, skipped through it and thought ok, it's not bad.

saw a MTV live show of them from some small venue in San Francisco and thought I need to see theses guys live! Listened again to funeral and heard it totally different!

Caught them at the Barrowlands late that year and remains still the best show I've ever seen!

always a live band for me

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6 minutes ago, blue6field said:

I had a copy of funeral when it came out, skipped through it and thought ok, it's not bad.

saw a MTV live show of them from some small venue in San Francisco and thought I need to see theses guys live! Listened again to funeral and heard it totally different!

Caught them at the Barrowlands late that year and remains still the best show I've ever seen!

always a live band for me

Of course, they are a great live band, don't doubt it one bit, seen them 4 times I think... all great, esp. Hackney empire pre-the Suburbs.

They used to do great albums too, was my point really. :-) 

 

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1 minute ago, Yokel Again said:

Of course, they are a great live band, don't doubt it one bit, seen them 4 times I think... all great, esp. Hackney empire pre-the Suburbs.

They used to do great albums too, was my point really. :-) 

 

I know what you mean, I was only saying it from how I've always viewed them, but then I'm the same with most bands, I always hear the albums differently once I've caught the live show,

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19 hours ago, Avalon_Fields said:

Thanks for sharing, enjoyed it, thought Win comes across really well.

Agreed, great stuff.

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Signs of Life is massively overrated here. It's not as bad as Chemistry/Peter Pan/Good God Damn, but certainly not a great song like Put Your Money or WDDL.

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1 hour ago, yaniv297 said:

Signs of Life is massively overrated here. It's not as bad as Chemistry/Peter Pan/Good God Damn, but certainly not a great song like Put Your Money or WDDL.

I like signs of life. 

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Signs of Life has really grown on me. I wasn't a huge fan when it was first released although I did like it but it's probably my second favourite now after the title track.

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On 8/2/2017 at 5:35 PM, Avalon_Fields said:

Thanks for sharing, enjoyed it, thought Win comes across really well.

So does Zane Lowe actually.  Didn't he used to be an annoying prick when he was on Radio 1?  That was a good interview.

 

The bit at the end was a bit emotional!

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Have seen they're advertising this album on prime time TV slots - saw an advert on Channel 4 last night. Can't even remember the last time any sort of rock band advertised their album like this. Just a shame so much of the album is disappointing...

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3 hours ago, arcade fireman said:

Have seen they're advertising this album on prime time TV slots - saw an advert on Channel 4 last night. Can't even remember the last time any sort of rock band advertised their album like this. Just a shame so much of the album is disappointing...

Nah, loads of major rock bands get that treatment, usually with Zane Lowe's voice over it. I remember The Suburbs being pushed on every other ad break.

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On 04/08/2017 at 4:49 PM, stuartbert two hats said:

So does Zane Lowe actually.  Didn't he used to be an annoying prick when he was on Radio 1?  

He goes most of the interview without making it about him which is a rarity. 

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They played Keep the Car Running for the first time this tour last night, it's one of my favourites so hope it sticks around. However they also played Good God Damn so that cancels it out.

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Everything now  is getting really strong radio play - I only listen to the radio in the car sporadically and I heard it on radio 1, 2, absolute and x this weekend.

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