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SeaAnemone
April 24th 2013


20304 Comments


i mean when eric said that this album was anyone trying to make a "punk" album is where he totally lost me


no I said it sounds like mumford trying to make a punk album
which wouldn't result in a punk album probably duh

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Kris.
April 24th 2013


12345 Comments



and let me clarify this by saying that I think mumford and sons are a-okay in some respects / times / places




STOP SAYING THINGS THAT MAKE ME LIKE YOU LESS

NightProwler
April 24th 2013


6346 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, that's nonsense. This album rocks, just heard it through for the first time 2 seconds ago. Fucking awesome.

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mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

this album doesn't have genius songwriting (and neither do any of his other albums) but his stuff is far from the cookie cutter a>b>c folk of mumford

NightProwler
April 24th 2013


6346 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love how good he is at writing about everyday stuff. As you say, not genius, and it doesn't have to be, but it's so easy to relate to how he writes. I just love that.

SeaAnemone
April 24th 2013


20304 Comments


Losing Days, Broken Piano, Four Simple Words, Oh Brother, all cookie cutter as fuck and saccharine and trite a la Mumford
maybe it's not 'better' per se but I really enjoyed the songwriting style of Love, Ire, Song so much more where Frank really had a knack for highlighting line after line, and I feel like his voice was much more a focus rather than just the simple, sort-boring guitar chords


mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

i feel like his voice is a lot better now actually

NightProwler
April 24th 2013


6346 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, his vocals on Recovery rock

Romulus
April 24th 2013


8435 Comments


love ire & song felt somewhat original at least. england was overblown to the point of barf. maybe this one is better idk

SeaAnemone
April 24th 2013


20304 Comments


no no Rom you just described exactly how I feel I think, if I had to guess I'd say you'll hate this, sorry

wabbit
April 24th 2013


7000 Comments


li&s isn't original at all and it's not even as good as sleep



learn2frank ERICA'

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

ya srsly sleep is for the week is my favorite

Captain North
April 24th 2013


6787 Comments


Why am I the only one who hears Anymore as a gimmick.

Sanders
April 24th 2013


2350 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol6yaXaJzLw&feature=youtu.be

Live performance of The Way I Tend To Be tonight at Birmingham Academy

Posted it on my review but figured more ppl would hear it here

Sanders
April 24th 2013


2350 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Also, if anyone's interested in me uploading them, I have videos from tonight of:

Four Simple Words
I Am Disappeared
Anymore
Plain Sailing Weather
Long Live The Queen (Rock Version)
Recovery
I Knew Prufrock Before He Was Famous

Wow that makes it seem like I wasn't actually watching the show

SeaAnemone
April 25th 2013


20304 Comments


"Four Simple Words is the best song I've ever heard. It makes me want to put my arms around strangers, do a funny little white-man jig in a circle, and then punch/be punched by those same strangers in the gut. If I had been listening to it in my car, my foot would have hit the accelerator and I would have been screaming "I want to dance" as my car flipped through the air. This song feels like my birthday, my graduation, and the day-after I lost my virginity all rolled into one. It's 9PM and the first thing I wanted to do when I heard is go get a tattoo. On my neck. This song is a cocaine-and-tequila fueled romp through Budapest on the 4th of July. This song could get the entire Fox News team to flip cars and throw bricks at the police. It's Rise Against crossed with Rancid. It's Against Me crossed with Less Than Jake. It's the day Scarlett Johannsen's nude pics leaked. It's....the best song I've ever heard."

lol

bodiesinflight57
April 25th 2013


869 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

@ Sanders:

I'm not taking his politics out of context. He identifies as a libertarian, which I believe is a thoroughly idiotic political philosophy. I'm not claiming him as a Tory, which is what The Guardian did last year. He essentially believes in the same philosophy that people like Ron Paul believe which, frankly, I think equates to a politics of complete irresponsibility. Has no impact on my opinion of his music, but it has nothing to do with the fact that he went to Eton on a scholarship either. If anything I find the fact that he went to Eton and ended up doing this makes him more appealing.

Captain North
April 25th 2013


6787 Comments


Politics should be for the people. If you think equality, fair go and helping the little man are irresponsible, well..

MadMike4
April 25th 2013


16 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like Frank a lot. I can relate to many of his songs. This record, like the few before it, has some filler. I tend to LOVE about 66% of his songs. My version has 16 tracks, a few of them bore me but I think 10 of them are really good. Very much worth owning.

bodiesinflight57
April 25th 2013


869 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

@ Captain North:

What are you on about? Whatever it is cannot be libertarianism as libertarianism relies on the state
having as minimal a role in people's lives as possible. Without the state "the little man" will just
continue to get trampled on by the mega-rich as he is nowadays thanks to our obsession with
deregulated liberal economics.

If you like the idea of everyone being left to their own devices with no help if things go wrong then
yeah good for you, but I don't understand how you could not see it as irresponsible on some level.



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