Brand New Leaked Demos 2006
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Point1
February 8th 2019


384 Comments


The debate at this point is a waste of time, no one's going to convince anyone anymore. I still love this music but can't listen to it without feeling gross.

That being said, arguing about it is still fun. For instance anyone who would put the trite and freshman-with-an-acoustic-guitar-at-a-party "Brothers" or "Good Man" on Devil and God is absolutely insane. Even Cleanser doesn't fit that album despite possibly being their best song.

QuinnObropta
February 8th 2019


102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Battalions is a personal favorite of mine. It's far from the best they've done but I can never seem to get enough of it

ButtBoy
February 8th 2019


1896 Comments


Personally have never really been a fan of Fork & Knife

SowingSeason
Moderator
February 8th 2019


29590 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

me neither

I'd rank it like this:



1) Nobody Moves

2) Missing You

3) Good Man

4) 1996

5) Brother's Song

6) Fork and Knife



Didn't count Battalions because the chorus is identical to Archers and I've always just viewed it as a demo of that song

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ProjectFreak
February 8th 2019


3354 Comments


but since I adore Archers, I also adore Battalions

onionbubs
February 9th 2019


10820 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rankin em

nobody moves

good man

brothers song

1996

(fork and knife)

missing you



never been terribly won over by missing you its ok tho. i playlisted a double album version of the album including like all the unreleased songs as well as all the tracks on the album but i dont remember where it is

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sharkmsc
February 9th 2019


163 Comments


It's hard to believe how long it's been. That I was late to discover TDAG, after Daisy came out, and that same lateness was long ago. Life has been a whirlwind of college and grad school almost all that time.

Yet amongst the things I've learned lurking in the background is that you are one of my favorite reviewers, this emerged from some of my favorite band sessions, and I should check out these demos

ButtBoy
February 9th 2019


1896 Comments


The 3 Demos Reworked version of Missing You is so much better than the 2006 Demos version. God that chorus is infectious as hell.

SowingSeason
Moderator
February 9th 2019


29590 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

thanks shark!



Also, I love the refined sound of the 3 Demos version but it's a crime that they removed that techno backbeat, that was its second biggest hook

SowingSeason
Moderator
February 9th 2019


29590 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

" i playlisted a double album version of the album including like all the unreleased songs as well as all the tracks on the album but i dont remember where it is"

I'll help you out by posting the only Brand New non-LP compilation you'll ever need. It's as good as any LP6 they could have released.



1) Mene (Single)

2) I Am a Nightmare (Single)

3) Good Man (Leaked Demos 2006)

4) Missing You (3 Demos, Reworked)

5) 1996 (3 Demos, Reworked)

6) Nobody Moves (2015 Rebridge)

7) Simplemanmix1 (2018 Leak)

8) Flying At Tree Level (Beer The Movie Soundtrack)

9) Fork and Knife (Leaked Demos 2006)

10) Out of Range (Mene B-Side)

11) Moshi Moshi (Brand New/Safety In Numbers Split)

12) Brother's Song (3 Demos, Reworked)

13) Battalions (Leaked Demos 2006)

14) Am I Wrong (Brand New/Safety In Numbers Split)

onionbubs
February 9th 2019


10820 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh wait by the album i meant devil and god lol my bad i shoulda specified



i do have a playlist of their non album tracks tho and it more or less looks like that in a different order and with sealed to me on it

SowingSeason
Moderator
February 9th 2019


29590 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I can't bring myself to include a live recording of Sealed to Me. Even the so-called high quality one from YouTube isn't that great.

If they ever properly record it though I'll be all over that shit.

ButtBoy
February 9th 2019


1896 Comments


See I never liked that techno beat. When I first heard it, I thought it was a joke or something. Way too goofy for brand new, and doesn’t fit with the chorus at all imo. The acoustic strumming and powerful backing bass works so much better

Ponton
Emeritus
February 9th 2019


6487 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

sowing thanks for reviewing this. I didnt know they had rereleased these demos. Both versions i never listened to so i will jump on this, i guess.

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SowingSeason
Moderator
February 9th 2019


29590 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Glad to bring it to your attention! Be sure to also check 3 Demos Reworked, which isn't just a remaster but a 2015 re-recording of Brother's Song, Missing You, and 1996.

tommygun
February 9th 2019


26843 Comments


fork and knife is really good

Green Baron
February 10th 2019


24419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

glad this finally got an actual review

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bananatossing
February 10th 2019


691 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fork and Knife, 1996 and Nobody Moves should've been included on TDAG instead of Untitled and Archers. I'd probably leave Handcuffs and Not the Sun as I enjoy both quite a bit.

Scoot
February 10th 2019


19167 Comments


those three songs being on that album would cement it as a top 5 album of all time imo

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Ponton
Emeritus
February 10th 2019


6487 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

archers is amazing, fuck no to that exclusion.



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