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Old 10-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #16
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It was just the $12 US version in the first link, I actually got it from Amazon. I didn't know I was receiving a "deluxe edition", so maybe all the CDs are that, or at least the initial run.
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I think I'll press my luck and place an order for that then.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:11 PM   #18
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This album is pretty crazy on first listen. I prefer this sort of crazy to Volta's sort though, so I'm enjoying it so far.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:34 PM   #19
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Virus has some of her best lyrics ever. Really wells up with emotion the way Hyperballad does, and I'm glad to hear so many critics/fans are connecting with it.

Metacritic score is 79 at the moment, btw. Solid.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #20
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Virus was prob. my favorite song on first listen. I like that the "prettiest" song on the album is called "Virus".

Album seemed cool, gonna take a number of listens to sink in though.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #21
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I like that the "prettiest" song on the album is called "Virus".
I noticed this as well. The album retains a very consistent tempo throughout, almost like the universe expanding or some other cosmic process. That even-keeled approach makes it all the more amazing when Mutual Core really kicks in, though. And Solstice is just stunning, almost in the same league as Unravel in terms of understated beauty.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:32 AM   #22
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Ouch. THE FORK! is not impressed.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #23
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Pitchfork's Facebook update / link about the album review is pretty much 95% people saying the review sucks.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:35 PM   #24
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They haven't given her a lot of love lately, specifically for Volta, and this is a rather slight/unassuming "comeback," so I'm not surprised by the score. The review was harsh, although I agree that the midsection of the album is poor.

It really seemed as if they resented the materials that surrounded the record, and used that as a support for their criticisms, which isn't at all fair of them.
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I think that the general idea at Pitchfork is that no artist with a tenure over ten or fifteen years is capable of making a strong album.
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Unless it's a cult artist that hasn't made an album for 10 or 15 years.
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I think that the general idea at Pitchfork is that no artist with a tenure over ten or fifteen years is capable of making a strong album.
Except Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen...maybe they're just sexist.
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There are some glowing reviews out there as well. Tiny Mix Tapes wrote a laudatory, if characteristically grandiloquent, appraisal a few days ago.
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Except Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen...maybe they're just sexist.
Or Scott Walker! No one was prepared for The Drift.

 
I really enjoyed that album, even though my girlfriend insisted that I listen to it on headphones after the first track.
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grandiloquent
This can't be a word. Portmanteau, maximum.
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