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Old 06-23-2009, 02:38 AM   #91
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Gotta love how the main thing I learned from political stats/polling classes in college was how to ask leading questions.
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Were you a poli sci major? Please give me career advice if so.
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:42 AM   #93
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Gotta love how the main thing I learned from political stats/polling classes in college was how to ask leading questions.
Did you minor in Policing Online Piracy (POP for short)?
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I think there is something about the exchange rate which makes it not as expensive as it seems (I falmost failed macroeconomics) , though I do recall paying less for new release albums in the US when I was there.

It worked out to be, back then:

AUD $14 - in the USA
AUD $20 - in AUS

So I suppose it was quite a significant difference. Regardless, I do enjoy this album and will pick up a copy, especially if there is a lyric booklet.

"Higher and higher and higher, higher and higher and higher....."
I'd go look in the booklet for my own copy, but it's in the car and I can't be arsed going out there right now, and besides, you should buy the album because otherwise the band may as well be dead and buried or something.

... Ah, to hell with it. To Kingdom Come and Eyes as Candles have their names switched around on my copy which confused me, but here you go:

(I believe in you so you'd believe in)
me, I cried out "God!"
You dared me in the dark
I felt a hush fall quietly from my spark
So now I hide in piles
Of princely orange peels
It feels the way you told me
How it'd always feel
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #95
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Were you a poli sci major? Please give me career advice if so.
Yes, but it was a "International Politics" major under the political science dept. I think they discontinued that program and switched to a International Relations major a few years later (that one required massive amounts of economics classes, so I was glad I was already done by then). If your school does some sort of semester in DC, do it. It would have made me have to stay in school an extra semester to do it, so I decided to just graduate. In retrospect, I wish I would have the DC thing, as a huge percentage of the people I had classes with who did it got jobs in DC right out of college.

I minored in Japanese studies, and both jobs I've had since graduating had been attained through Japanese skills / international experience. I haven't really done anything based on political science, but it has come in handy now and again to make people I work with look clueless about the markets they handle from time to time.

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Old 06-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #96
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Hollaaaa. I need to give this album another spin, since I remember liking it but can't recall why. iTunes cures short-term memory loss.
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I'd go look in the booklet for my own copy, but it's in the car and I can't be arsed going out there right now, and besides, you should buy the album because otherwise the band may as well be dead and buried or something.

... Ah, to hell with it. To Kingdom Come and Eyes as Candles have their names switched around on my copy which confused me, but here you go:

(I believe in you so you'd believe in)
me, I cried out "God!"
You dared me in the dark
I felt a hush fall quietly from my spark
So now I hide in piles
Of princely orange peels
It feels the way you told me
How it'd always feel
Ah superthanks Bonnie.

You're beyond Gary Ablett Jnr; you're beginning to evolve into something greater, his father. On the field, anyway...

Great lyric that.
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And everything is going to the beat.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #99
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Giving this another spin right now, and holy shit is it good.

I'm really feeling "The Reeling" right now.
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Probably not loving this as much as all you are, as the vocals are irritating at times, hard to make out what he's singing, and it's all pretty similar (which I'm finding is a common thread with all these 'indie' records), but The Reeling is sensational, Swimming in the Flood I really like, and the first two, Make Light and Little Secrets I think, get the album off to a blinder of a start
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The vocals were the big turn-off for a friend of mine too, though he really doesn't like electronic-esque music anyway. I think the lyrics are a lot easier to make out on their EP, Chunk of Change. There's a lot more instrumentation on top of everything else on Manners that wasn't there for Chunk of Change, which makes his voice/lyrics harder to pick out.

"Make Light" and "Little Secrets" definitely start the album off right, like you said. I also like "To Kingdom Come" and "Let Your Love Grow Tall" quite a bit too.
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That's probably the reason I listened to it over a few times straight up in the car; because Make Light is such a brilliant opener
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It's funny, I actually just put this album on the other day for the first time in awhile, and "Make Light" got me right back in the mood to listen to it more. It's an awesome song, for sure. The one thing I wish they would've done though is balanced out the upbeat and the slower songs. It's pretty split in half, with the first being way more up and the second being so down. It's a little strange to have them be so polarized, I think.
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Yeah, it's the vocals that minimise my appreciation for this album. Detracts significantly from the opening track I reckon.
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I could not possibly agree any more with the above two posts.

It is a bit of a shame when you've got the pulsating Make Light, followed by catchy and quick Little Secrets, and also The Reeling, and the second half trails off a bit.
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