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Point1
August 12th 2019


659 Comments


exactly my thoughts @Butkuiss

Also that opening stretch of Boxer is unstoppable.

Icebloom
August 12th 2019


64 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

For me it's:



Boxer (5)

TWFM (5)

Alligator (4.8)

High Violet (4.5)

Sleep Well Beast (4.2)

Sad Songs (4.0)

I Am Easy to Find (3.3)



Haven't heard their debut yet.



theBoneyKing
August 12th 2019


17066 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh man, “Heavenfaced” I kind of get but “Fireproof” has become one of my favorites.

I’ve done this a thousand times but:

HV (5.0)

Boxer (5.0)

TWFM (4.9)

Alligator (4.9)

SWB (4.8)

Cherry Tree (4.7)

SSFDL (4.3)

IAETF (3.8)

S/t (3.0)

DoubleDD
August 12th 2019


58 Comments


TWFM [5.0]
Boxer [4.9]
HV [4.8]
SWB [4.6]
Alligator [4.2]
Sad Songs [3.7]
Cherry Tree [3.5]
Easy to Find [2.7]
S/T [2.5]

tommygun
August 12th 2019


26962 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

In on this



Boxer 5

Alligator 5

TWFM 5

Cherry tree

HV

Sad songz

SWB

S/T

Easy

Butkuiss
August 12th 2019


4592 Comments


Since y'all asked

Boxer

Alligator

TWFM

SWB

HV

Cherry Tree

Sad Songs

Easy To Find

S/t



Butkuiss
August 12th 2019


4592 Comments


I can't tell if my feelings about HV are bc I listened to it waaaay too much years back, or because it's their muddiest production job.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2019


18661 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8 | Sound Off

HV is like their brightest sounding album, TWFM sounds a good deal muddier imo

Digging: Bon Iver - i,i

theBoneyKing
August 13th 2019


17066 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nah HV is definitely their murkiest album. TWFM is much brighter.

Pikazilla
August 13th 2019


2211 Comments


Alligator
Boxer
Sad Songs
HV

The rest I don't care for.

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


1658 Comments


One says brightest. One says murkiest. Haha

StarlessCore
August 13th 2019


6075 Comments


This is trash

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TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2019


18661 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8 | Sound Off

TWFM sounds like a thick murky soup of depression and one of their most difficult to sit through from beginning to end out of all their albums. The production style really works for some of the tracks, and for others not so much. HV and SWB sound much brighter and clearer to me, and are both better for it imo

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


1658 Comments


I've found them to be pretty depressing in general. But with many moments of a sort of agonizing beauty. Production aside.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2019


18661 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8 | Sound Off

Yeah for sure, but they're all pretty different. Then this sort of combines the murky slowness of TWFM with a brighter indie pop style, and it's a weird clash.

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


1658 Comments


It's definitely a strange clash. Still haven't been able to sink my teeth into it.

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


1658 Comments


But like I said before... I think this could've worked out better if Matt was more active in it.

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2019


18661 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8 | Sound Off

For sure, & it's extra disappointing that his melodies are a step down too. If he beefed up his contributions, cut the vocal interludes, lose a couple of the worst songs, and make it the music video version of Hairpin Turns, this could be an easy 8.5/10 album.

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


1658 Comments


Not only his melodies, but his bizarre wittiness brought a sense of humor to their collective depression. It elevated it. This album is kind of sad and flat without it. There's still a sense of ~prettiness~, but it doesn't seem to be enough.

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


1658 Comments


I really think his left-handed wit kept them sailing. As you can see with this album, how they threw that anchor overboard.



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