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Old 02-04-2010, 04:37 PM   #31
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The Onion just gave the album an A, in case anyone is interested. I've rarely seen them grant that designation.
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The Onion just gave the album an A, in case anyone is interested. I've rarely seen them grant that designation.
Awesome, I'll have to read their review tonight.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:42 AM   #33
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Never heard of these guys before, so I gave a listen to a bunch of tracks, old and new. Their music is lovely and melancholic but I find their singer kinda uninspiring. He doesn't sound bad or anything, just rather average IMO.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:41 PM   #34
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Interesting, this is one of the few bands where I'd say the singer is one of the main reasons I like the band. Generally I don't even notice the vocals.
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I'm surprised PopMatters hasn't reviewed this yet.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:34 PM   #36
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I like this album...my favorites would be Winter Dies, Rulers Ruling All Things, and The Courage of Others.

btw this is the first time I've heard Midlake. I'll have to go back and listen to The Trials of Van Occupanther that everyone seems to rave about. Are there any others I should check out?
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:33 PM   #37
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How was your show, Laz?

I'm seeing them Wednesday.
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btw this is the first time I've heard Midlake. I'll have to go back and listen to The Trials of Van Occupanther that everyone seems to rave about. Are there any others I should check out?
Sorry, UiU, not sure how I missed this. Their first album, Bamnan and Silvercork, has a few fantastic songs, but the rest is somewhat forgettable to me. There are some people out there who swear by it and their first EP, Milkmaid Grand Army, and say they're still the band's best work though. So I guess you could always end up loving both of those. I think they're ok, but greatly prefer Van Occupanther and Courage of Others.
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Sorry, UiU, not sure how I missed this. Their first album, Bamnan and Silvercork, has a few fantastic songs, but the rest is somewhat forgettable to me. There are some people out there who swear by it and their first EP, Milkmaid Grand Army, and say they're still the band's best work though. So I guess you could always end up loving both of those. I think they're ok, but greatly prefer Van Occupanther and Courage of Others.
Thanks man, I will add them to my list...

Really love Roscoe, Head Home, In This Camp...Good Stuff!
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Going to the show tomorrow, UiU? It's only $10. I haven't been to The State Room before, but it's a 21 and over venue, and apparently has GA theater style seating, table seating, and a standing GA section up front. Sounds like a cool place.

They were great live the last time I saw them, I'm really looking forward to the show.
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hmmm...didnt even know they were playing here...probly wont go though, i doubt i could drag any of my friends to it... and i'm not one to go to shows by myself

I need to find friends (besides internet friends) that like the same music i do dammit!
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Forgot to comment on it last week, but this was a great show. The new songs sounded phenomenal in a live setting, I forgot how much more they actually "rock" live. It was in a new venue, which is quite nice. We were standing right up against the stage, so the view was fantastic. I was on a post-concert high for the band for a few days, where I didn't want to listen to anything other than Midlake. Good times.
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I'm surprised PopMatters hasn't reviewed this yet.
Only four months late...

Midlake: The Courage of Others < PopMatters
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