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Old 02-02-2008, 05:55 PM   #31
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I'm liking this more with each listen.

Each time I think a song sounds like another band, the next one goes and sounds completely different.

Hard to classify, and even if not wholly original, it still sounds very fresh.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:57 PM   #32
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How touchy.

There are threads that are supposed to be positive only? I missed that in the FAQ's.

Underwhelmed speaks for itself. I had never heard of them before this thread, so, their hype means nothing to me. I gave a few songs a listen, as I respect your taste in music. I did not like it. Thus, I'm less than welmed. I'm unimpressed. Whelmed is above me, and I am under it as it pertains to this band. Their rating on metacritic means nothing to me as well. I don't give a shit what a group of faceless critics have to say about music.

So.....Once again, listened to them, expected something good (you accept the word good, no, can we use that?) and did not get it, and so I was
U N D E R W H E L M E D.

Simple stuff.

un·der·whelm (ŭn'dər-hwělm', -wělm') Pronunciation Key
tr.v. un·der·whelmed, un·der·whelm·ing, un·der·whelms
To fail to excite, stimulate, or impress
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #33
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I have to agree with NSW. While I can understand not wanting a thread full of "Dude, it sucks," it's a little disingenius to post a thread about a band and only want people to pipe up if they agree with you.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:16 AM   #34
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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?
83 is "Universal Acclaim" on Metacritic system and merits a star next to a name, so I'd say that's a pretty high rating to live up to.
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:44 AM   #35
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I have to agree with NSW. While I can understand not wanting a thread full of "Dude, it sucks," it's a little disingenius to post a thread about a band and only want people to pipe up if they agree with you.
I also agree, and I have precious few remembrances of people making out-there and stretched comparisons between unrelated bands. I'm deeply confused.

I have no problem with threads for blindfolded optimism only, but this was never marked as such. What's wrong with not enjoying something unconditionally, again...?
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:03 AM   #36
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just doesn't work for me, sorry.
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Old 02-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #37
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Well, color me pleasantly surprised - I really like this album! It's fun and different. I love the unexpected instrumentations that pop up here and there, like the strings in a couple of songs. There's only one song I didn't care for.

I'm definitely going to be buying this.
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:34 PM   #38
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I'm disappointed in all of you. As I wrote those comments I thought to myself, "People are going to light me up like a Christmas tree for this, it's going to be awesome". Instead, you were all civil and polite. Assholes.

I had sex with each and every one of your mothers. Peter Gabriel too.
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Sorry to deprive you of a flame war.
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I'm disappointed in all of you. As I wrote those comments I thought to myself, "People are going to light me up like a Christmas tree for this, it's going to be awesome". Instead, you were all civil and polite. Assholes.

I had sex with each and every one of your mothers. Peter Gabriel too.
I was actually pretty uncivilized.

I'm pleased that my Mom got some action, though.
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Old 02-04-2008, 01:13 AM   #41
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I already assumed he slept with Lance's Mom, but I had no idea about the others.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:07 AM   #42
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I had sex with each and every one of your mothers. Peter Gabriel too.
So how did you like sex with Peter Gabriel?
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:02 PM   #43
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lol ^

well, I'm finally listening to it, It's actually good... I mean, good for light, funny times...
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:27 PM   #44
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Judging by the four songs on their myspace, they're simply too dry, sparse and, frankly, boring for me. OOH ANOTHER INDIE POP BAND!!! That's what this world needs.
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I'm still not clear about the meaning of "underwhelmed"
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