Lol nah I'll go and rate it. What would you rate this man?
Digging: Frank Ocean - Blonde
Apparently I've already rated it a 5, it's just not showing up here....
*cue horror music*
lol, the horror, indeed...
Well, I had this at a 4.5, but I was wanting to re-evaluate my rating since it has been so long since I have listened to it, so I deleted it. I just forgot about the whole 're-evaluation' thing, so I am not really sure what I would give it right now.
Oh, wait... no one's ratings are showing up on this. The frog stomp picture is showing up at the top instead of the album and artist name/picture. Maybe I do still have this rated...
Yeah haha that Frogstomp picture, weird that the review itself is still up. But yeah this is a hard 5 for me, as much as I love the Dear Hunter none of their albums quite touch this. Every song just flows together perfectly and all work perfectly on their own, and about two years after I first discovered it I'm still finding little hidden things about it. It's genius.
Tentative tastes for those less interested.
Well, whoever wrote the review doesn't have their username attached to it anymore, so that might be why the frog stomp thing shows up after the first page.
I do really like this, but I wish they would have went a little heavier than they did. This always felt pretty light on the post hardcore and was more of an alt rock style to me. Like the "fingers like spiders" part on Broadcast Quality? I would have loved some more shit like that on here.
Casey screams it in the rival cycle at around 3:47.
There are a few spots here and there with the harsh vox and some heavier spots, but they are pretty few and far between. I do love the triple vocal attack though.
This album is perfect.
Ah right TREO5 I got you haha. I reckon they balance the heavy/soft thing perfectly without just resorting to breakdowns all the time. And yeah with the triple vocals that's the main thing I missed on Mi Fa Mi that puts it below this record, it wasn't the same without Casey's vox.
It's possible to be heavy without resorting to breakdowns and when they did get heavy, they didn't really do anything like that. Have you heard the bonus track they did when they re-released this, Rowan? It's called Weightless Underwater.
Yeah I know what you mean and I have heard that track, it's incredible. All I'm saying is I'm glad they only went heavy as little as they did because a) it makes for a brilliant balance and b) otherwise they might have become reliant on it and that's when you start resorting to breakdowns.
I looove the ending of that song, but agreed, the whole thing is great.
You heard their EP before this? It's only two songs, but they are both pretty good:
Bell, Book, and Candle
Yeah I've heard that too haha, pretty sure I've heard most TREOS songs. Ever heard of their Sounds of Sleep project?
Doesn't sound familiar. Link me?
Basically it was a project they started with (I think it was) 5 songs that all represented different stages of sleep. And they were gonna put like subtle beats and sounds throughout the songs and stuff that represented the different stages of sleep, it sounded so cool. But they never actually finished the project and idk how far they got into it, but they released one song from it at some point, I'll try find it.
http://thereceivingendofsirens.tumblr.com/day/2010/09/27 There you go, the first post. The band explain it way better than I did haha
Thanks a bunch.
That's a pretty cool idea. Too bad it didn't get fully realized.