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Old 08-23-2010, 03:36 PM   #76
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I agree that's it's great musically, and the chorus leaves a lot to be desired. But I feel that in a live setting, this song works very well.
yeah that is what I said in a previous post that live this song is so much better than on the album..
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:09 PM   #77
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Oddly, I'm often annoyed by songs where one word or phrase are repeated numerous times. For some reason it doesn't bother me in this one, but I guess I can relate to people who don't like it for that reason.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:30 PM   #78
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I do love ah-ah-ahaah's... after the chorus
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:03 PM   #79
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I no longer have an issue with any song on the whole record. It flows really well and it's just playing over and over in my car. I still don't care about the suburbs as a topic and therefore am not really paying much attention to the lyrics at all beyond being good songs to sing along with in the car. The repetition of "rococo" is still sort of annoying although I like the song otherwise, and the high point is when I can shout out "When I"m by myself I can be myself and my life is coming but I don't know when..." (maybe because I can relate to that).
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:50 PM   #80
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I actually am interested in the lyrics, more or less because I've never lived in a suburb or anything close in my life. Not to say that Win Butler's take on it is the definitive glimpse at suburban life, but it's still interesting to me to read/hear about a slice of life that's fairly foreign to me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:44 PM   #81
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I don't really get the Rococo hate, musically.

Yeah, it could be a bad song if it didn't have an outro, but the violin hook that replies to the lyrics when they're chanting Rococo is brilliant.

If you want a song on the album that is tedious or doesn't know how to finish, look toward We Used to Wait. Amazing promise with the initial minute or two and then it just carries on and drowns in its own heavy-handedness and repitition.

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I love the album because it truly is an album. It's not an uplifting listen, and a bit of a downer, and THEN you hit Sprawl II.

Sprawl II is everything, thematically, that you loved about the first MGMT album. Kids riding around on bicycles at night, smoking under overpasses, sitting in parks, running from the cops. It's innocence, heartbreak, and it's from a band that isn't shit. I just love how AF pull it off with one stroke in a brilliant song.

Sprawl II is like when you're seeing a band outside at a festival, and it's the encore, and the sky opens up and starts to rain gently on the crowd as flare smoke slowly drifts over the audience. Pure magic.
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Oh, I love We Used to Wait.

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Old 08-25-2010, 02:57 PM   #83
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:02 PM   #84
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Mike, were you at Osheaga? I tried looking for you, but obviously didn't see you.
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Ah no, I`m taking six months off to chill out with family in the US before a return to full-time uni next year in MTL.
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everything...you loved about the first MGMT album
Does not compute.

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:54 PM   #87
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Double post, yay.
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Just today my mum recieved a ticketmaster ad in her email spam, compelling her to look at it knowing I'm a fan and listening to bits and bobs of 'Suburbs' in the car and loving it herself. It was there that we realised they are playing on my 16th birthday. Well, take a wild guess at what we did next?


 
(Yes, you do have permission to post sarcastic responses to that rhetorical question, seeing as you're oh so polite to read my spoiler.)
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