It's an interesting record with a little more good than bad given the conscious change in sound. There are obvious highlights (some which will translate beautifully live) but there are also a couple rather atrocious songs. The sequencing of the tracks is frustrating, too.
Does this mean a new Jom review......?
Curious, Jom, which songs weren't you a fan of?
I've listened to the album around 7 times now, and I like it a fair deal.
>> Curious, Jom, which songs weren't you a fan of?
To start, "Underneath the Ground" should have been a B-side.
That one gives me some National vibes with some of the lower notes that Fallon hits. I'm indifferent toward it, although I wouldn't say I like "Red Violins", "Selected Poems" or "Stray Paper" all that much.
How do you feel about "Dark Places", "Ain't That A Shame", "Break Your Heart" and "Helter Skeleton"?
Album rules, I will say though that Stray Paper was probably the weakest, but I feel it is greatly outnumbered by great songs
more horrible crowes would be nice
this is pretty lame
Digging: Sioum - Yet Further
can this band grow some punk balls back please
I actually don't mind the "experimentation" tbh
Can't stream cos Australia (Record comes out in two days anyway...) but from what I've seen on other sites everybody is enjoying different songs which to me is a sign of a strong album.
except the punk/riff driven side on sink or swim and the 59 sound is what made them great along with the songwriting
songs like high lonesome, the patient ferris wheel, angry johnny and the radio, we're getting a divorce, we came to
then interspersing stuff like here's looking at you, kid for variation made them even better
now there's too much soft stuff
i mean, i wasn't a fan on the first listen, but it's been growing a bit
I hate the iTunes streams, I usually just wait for it on Spotify or whatever. But by the time it's officially released, there will already be two or three reviews written for it
Why the Itunes? Why always the Itunes?
Really want to listen, REALLY don't want iTunes. Oh well.
Digging: Noname - Telefone
Apple is the fucking worst, and iTunes is consistently one of the worst pieces of software ever created.
I'm on a chromebook now, which admittedly is expected to have limitations, but sorry I don't want to have to download your software to stream an album - not to mention that I wouldn't want to download a media player that's bloated almost beyond comprehension to listen to the stream anyway.
this is awesome you guys cmon this is how theyve sounded for years.
and they're even branching out. sometimes a little overzealous but for the most part its groovy.
Break Your Heart... the feels
I loved this on first listen. Can't say that about Handwritten.
Digging: The Brave Little Abacus - Just Got Back from the Discomfort
Handwritten was so much better than this.
Digging: Frank Ocean - Blonde
Handwritten was better than this, yeah
Handwritten was far better.
I hate the stream how you can't pick which track you want
"more horrible crowes would be nice"
check out molly and the zombies
Digging: Imperium Dekadenz - Dis Manibvs
im just setting myself up for disappointment but i guess ill give this a spin.
Digging: Pyramidal - Dawn in Space
This is very, very disappointing
curse what don't you like about it?
Not my favorite Gaslight album but its still great. Dark Places is so darn good and 1,000 Years should be a single
I would give this a shot but The Gaslight Anthem has never inspired me to do anything besides yawn. I've tried so hard to get into them but can't.