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StarlessCore
August 13th 2019


7402 Comments


This is trash

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2019


18878 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

Digging: Hayley Williams - Petals For Armor

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


2475 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


18878 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


2475 Comments


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

CosmicPie
August 13th 2019


2475 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


18878 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 14th 2019


2475 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 14th 2019


2475 Comments


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

dafon24
August 14th 2019


20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Has anyone else resequenced this album yet? It's much better if you rip some tracks out imo:

1. Rylan

2. Quiet Light

3. Oblivions

4. The Pull of You

5. I Am Easy to Find

6. Where Is Her Head

7. Not in Kansas

8. Her Father in the Pool

9. Hairpin Turns

10. So Far So Fast

11. Light Years



dafon24
August 14th 2019


20 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Has anyone else resequenced this album yet? It's much better if you rip some tracks out imo:

1. Rylan

2. Quiet Light

3. Oblivions

4. The Pull of You

5. I Am Easy to Find

6. Where Is Her Head

7. Not in Kansas

8. Her Father in the Pool

9. Hairpin Turns

10. So Far So Fast

11. Light Years



Larkinhill
August 14th 2019


6625 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

The lack of Matt is a serious issue for me with this album.



Going to see them next month. Hoping we get a decent set list.

BreakfastCat
August 14th 2019


125 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

just listen to quiet light, where is her head, and rylan, then pop one of their good albums on

Clumseee
August 22nd 2019


1540 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This has actually grown on me quite a bit.

Demon of the Fall
August 22nd 2019


16172 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

'just listen to quiet light, where is her head, and rylan, then pop one of their good albums on' (2)

Good strategy.

Digging: ISIS - Wavering Radiant

Keynote23
August 22nd 2019


114 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Where is her head is great ya, song might last a full minute too long but it's still brilliant

RadioSuicide
August 27th 2019


1265 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That's the story for a lot of this, sadly lol

Keynote23
August 28th 2019


114 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah album definitely didnt need to be 60+ mins but I suppose it's better to have too much content from a band like this than too little in the long run

benkim
August 30th 2019


3892 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I actually never noticed that the album had such a high runtime. The only thing I ever skip here are the interludes. They kill the flow. Also, I might get a bit of heat for this but having delved deeper into the record, I completely disapprove the decision to have so many gueat singers here. Some of the lyrics here would have killed with Matt's vocals. I feel it's the most personal the writing has been since HV.

Digging: Leprous - Coal

benkim
August 30th 2019


3892 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That said, Oblivions is still SOTY for me.



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