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1 minute ago, MattDavies__ said:

I'm gonna tell Win to never bother playing Sc**thorpe ever again 

I saw the GOAT Arcade Fire gig just before they crashed out in a stinking ball of poo, no need to see em again.

That + Glasto 14 is the only Arcade Fire I'll ever need.

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1 hour ago, Will-2609 said:

If this album had been released 6 months ago just think how good that Pyramid set would have been ffs.

Just think about the debates here on the 15-songs setlist (how optimistic we were before the official timetable huh?) if this album had been released before Glastonbury. We could have reach Radiohead thread's size. 

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The album sounds great. It's a catch 22 that the songs they have played live catch your attention on record making it an easier to get into, however at Glastonbury you were still fully regretting the decision that they decided to do that. 

Controversial? Turtleneck sounds better on record than live. 

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9 hours ago, Will-2609 said:

Chorus in The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness sounds like an Editors song (all I've been able to think since the first time I heard it but dunno if I ever shared the thought on here).

Damning

 

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Listened to it twice in a row last night and even on my second listen it grew on me loads, another really great album from them. Nobody Else Will Be There, Day I Die, The System and Carin are my favourites at the moment.

The main thing I'm enjoying is how refreshing the change in sound is. I love Trouble Will Find Me and think it's a brilliant album but it doesn't sound very interesting or exciting, just a cleaner version of everything they've done before. This is all pretty different and I'm glad they've moved away from that a bit.

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Been listening to live recordings of Dark Side of the Gym a lot and the studio version doesn't disappoint, really beautiful and think it'll become one of my favourite National songs. Likewise with Day I Die, which might already be my most listened to song of the year. 

Turtleneck is still naff, but first impressions of the album overall are pretty good.

Probably got no chance but as a long shot I'll throw my name in the hat for any spare Manchester tickets. 

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What a glorious record from beginning to end, full of ever changing lush sounds and consistently beautiful vocals. An absolute triumph. 

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Top album. Obviously needs more time and listens to sink in but on first go it's fantastic, love the direction they've taken. 

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Just picked up a copy of the album at my local record store, blue vinyl, smells lovely. In fact all new vinyl smells lovely :) 

Will be playing it over and over this evening once we've eaten, need to line the stomach first before hitting the Gin and giving it a spin; Friday night sorted I reckon.

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28 minutes ago, GETOFFAMYLAWN said:

Mine's white, what's yours blue for?

 

6 minutes ago, MattDavies__ said:

Blue is the deluxe ain't it? 

I've no idea if it's the delux, it did cost me a penny short of £25 which is a little more than say HMV, but I put the extra down to supporting my local record shop Phoenix Sounds of Newton Abbot; use 'em or lose 'em is my thinking.

 

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Just looks like some are blue and some are white on inspection, no difference other than colour. Just leave it black though tbh, stop showing off with your coloured vinyl, I'm not 12.

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