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Old 03-17-2008, 01:41 PM   #361
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Ha! Then they needed their nameless drummer to shout ONE TWO THREE FOUR before every song.

Seriously, I don't know who their drummer is these days. I know they had been touring with Joey Waronker (sp?) for a while, and then some other guy?

(Won't you come home, Bill Berry? )
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:12 PM   #362
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Ha! Then they needed their nameless drummer to shout ONE TWO THREE FOUR before every song.

Seriously, I don't know who their drummer is these days. I know they had been touring with Joey Waronker (sp?) for a while, and then some other guy?

(Won't you come home, Bill Berry? )
Their drummers Bill Rieflin. Used to be with Ministry. He's a great drummer. Definitely impressed with him during the Dublin shows last year.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:19 PM   #363
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Living Well is the Best Revenge rocks. When was the last time R.E.M. made such a great rocker? Orange Crush?

The rest of the album is OK, some songs are very good (Accelerate and Houston especially), some are not that great. A solid effort, probably their best since Hi-Fi.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:13 PM   #364
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I don't mind that the album is relatively short, but there are a few songs here that could have benefited from an extra minute added on. I love Houston, for example, but it ends so suddenly that it ruins it a bit for me.

The title track is fantastic, though. So is Mr. Richards. I like how the first three songs are boom - in your face, although it doesn't make them all great.

Not crazy about the submarine song. I'm Gonna DJ is fun. And I like Until The Day Is Done myself.
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:40 PM   #365
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I am really, really diggin' Man-Sized Wreath at the moment.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:58 PM   #366
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Have heard the album today

Overall, is a fantastic piece, filled with phenomenal material

... but the sound is truly atrocious. Another example of the pitiful Loudness War

Everything is so LOUD, squashed, fatiguing. The dynamics are absolutely non existent.

I'm afraid the next U2 album will sound like that
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:00 PM   #367
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Who else is going to wait until it's released in stores to hear it?
Me :waves: Don't think I'm allowed to download at work..
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:31 PM   #368
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It roped me in too, as in I wanted to hang myself because it's so fucking tuneless and boring.

Worst song on the album.

Ha ha ha...

thats kind of how I feel too.
I like all of the other songs on Accelerate, but this just sounds like a song they've made 100 times before.

Maybe it will grow on me like some of ATS did
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:36 PM   #369
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Me :waves: Don't think I'm allowed to download at work..


I downloaded it at work
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Living Well is the Best Revenge rocks. When was the last time R.E.M. made such a great rocker? Orange Crush?

Uhh, how about half of Monster? What's The Frequency, Kenneth bends Living Well over a barrel and cavity checks it. Much better melody, and Buck's guitar on that song isn't just hard, it's dirty and has more of a signature to it.

I'd also say Circus Envy and Star 69 kick a hell of a lot of ass too.

On New Adventures, Departure is an underappreciated rocker.

Living Well is sure better than Lotus and The Wake-Up Bomb, I'll give you that.
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Ha ha ha...

thats kind of how I feel too.
I like all of the other songs on Accelerate, but this just sounds like a song they've made 100 times before.

I was reminded of Swan Swan H and King of Birds, specifically.

Does it really need to be said that Until ain't fit to hold those songs' jockstraps? Because it isn't.

I've found the stripped-down ballads on the last two albums pretty unimpressive, but I know I'm not unbiased on my views with those LPs as a whole.
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Living Well is sure better than Lotus and The Wake-Up Bomb, I'll give you that.
I absolutely love The Wake-Up Bomb. I was thinking I should put that in the place of one of the other NAIHF songs I had on my top ten list, but I'm too lazy to go and dig up the other thread.
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I don't dislike WUP, but some of the lyrics are a little....bad.

"See ya/don't wanna be ya".

Okay, Michael. How about a yo mama joke for good measure?
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Are you trying to say that...

Honey dipt flim flam
Hey hey, hey hey
That cat can walk like a big bad man


...is not a good lyric, Laz?! When I think of rock, I think of that. I'll cry myself to sleep tonight now.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:31 PM   #375
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Wake-Up Bomb kicks so much ass, up and down the block, that it doesn't need good lyrics.

Lunch meat
Pond scum

(commence Bill Berry's drums kicking back into RAWK)
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