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Old 01-31-2008, 03:45 PM   #16
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The hype for these guys has definitely been huge so I decided to check em out and I really like what I hear.

'Mansard Roof', 'A-Punk' and the aforementioned 'Oxford Comma' and 'Cape Cod...' are cool and catchy as all hell. Somewhat of a breath of fresh air from a handful of preppy Ivy League kids.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:59 PM   #17
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A friend just told me about them the other day and I watched this video then. I liked it but didn't feel the need to run out and buy it. I need to hear more.
A-Punk is admittedly a pretty straight forward "indie pop/rock" type song. Some of their other tunes on their Myspace page show what they actually sound like better.

Glad to hear there are others enjoying as well! I too am quite a big fan of Oxford Common and Cape Cod.
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #18
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #19
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:03 PM   #20
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Just downloaded. I'll listen sometime within the next few days.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:28 PM   #21
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I like the album, very unique.
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:45 PM   #22
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I got on the train but had to get off at Meh station.

Kudos to them for at least not sounding typical. Doesn't make it good, though.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:14 PM   #23
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Just listened to Oxford [Comma]... Tom Petty chorus with yodeling and sparse production. What the fuck this is great
Haha, I'm glad someone else heard the Tom Petty similarity... I write it off as serendipity, as I don't think that Vampire Weekend intended to reference Don't Do Me Like That.

I respect what this band is trying to do, and it's unfortunate that they were crowned pitchfork/stereogum/etc. darlings. The exposure is great for them, but it will be annoying to hear all the "I don't get the hype" comments in the near future. I would hope that most folks don't get or invest in the "hype" for any band.

Having said that, I'm not a fan... I heard the album a week or two ago, and I can't stand the repetitive guitar stylings and predictable beat patterns in Oxford Comma and A-Punk. I have the same reservations for Bedouin Soundclash. Is there something wrong with me*?

*in the context of this thread

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Count me in amongst the underwhelmed camp.
I thought I head some 'Sublime' in there.
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Count me in amongst the underwhelmed camp.
I thought I head some 'Sublime' in there.
really?

If I hear any Sublime in there, I'm turning that shit off so fast your head will spin.
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really?

If I hear any Sublime in there, I'm turning that shit off so fast your head will spin.
Right after Meh station, the next stop is Underwhelmed cross....I expect you'll step off of the train at one of those two.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #28
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I've never gotten the "underwhelmed" comments for groups like this. Underwhelmed by what? No one was claiming these guys were the saviors of music or the most original band in the history of the planet. The reviews themselves have all been far from perfect for the group. What in hells name were you underwhelmed by, an 83/100 average on Metacritic?

Maybe the title wasn't obvious enough, but I'm really not interested in shit comparisons to completely dissimilar bands/music. If you don't enjoy them, that's fine, but I would like to ask that you spend your time talking about something you do like in a different thread rather than derailing this with multiple posts of negativity.
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What in hells name were you underwhelmed by, an 83/100 average on Metacritic?
Those are good points.

but easy to answer the questions: underwhelmed by not living up to the hype. Naturally that's due to your own personal taste and not the band, but that's kind of it. You can't blame a band for not liking them (unless they're Nickelback, because they deserve blame for many things).

And as for Metacritic, I'd say 83/100 is outstanding. Of course not all the reviews are going to be perfect, but seeing the reviews on Metacritic is what made me decide to check them out.

(Which I haven't yet, but will.)
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I blame Nickelback for global warming.
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