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Old 01-04-2011, 01:19 PM   #406
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yeah, i agree with laz as well.

also, i can't think of any album by any band in the past where i've checked out leaked tracks before release day and it hasn't been somehow detrimental in the end. if i have any inkling as to which songs 1) i immediately enjoy, 2) don't particularly like right away, i'm not going to sit down and listen to the album as a whole in the order it's supposed to be, ever. or i might someday, especially if it's a very solid album. but the chances of that are pretty slim, and i miss out on stuff when that happens.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:26 PM   #407
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Worth respecting sure, and it depends on the album, as something far more symphonic and structural of course coheres most strongly as a unified piece. However I think your film comparison is just short of absurd, and given how enthusiastic most of this forum (and most music fans in general) are about playing around with alternate tracklistings and creating playlists and soundtracks and the like... I think it's more than clear the primary "unit" of most musical artists (not exclusive to "disposable pop music") is the song. Songs which so happen to be most commonly packages in LPs, which yes, is certainly a creative art unto itself, and the best of which display a cohesive sense of thematic unity. But hearing a song divorced from its album (or performed in concert?) which is likely how it was conceived in the first place is hardly some sort of artistic injustice, though I respect the long-form and your own listening preferences of course.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #408
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In other words, I think if you're just compelled to make an analogy to film, the most appropriate parallel to a shot/sequence/scene would be a line, a measure, or a verse (etc) of a song.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:42 PM   #409
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After listeting to three tracks, I got the impression that the new album is gonna be very reminiscent from Out Of Time.
"Oh My Heart" and "It Happened Today" imediatelly reminded of new versions of "Half The World Away" and "Texarkana" respectively, due to the (maybe too) strong similarities.
"Discoverer" has some Out Of Time (as well as Monster - the bassline and the second guitar), but it feels mostly as a New Adventures In Hi-Fi outtake.

I enjoyed the 3 songs, better than 60% of Accelerate, but they're too obviously reminiscent from the past works.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:24 PM   #410
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One of the big local record stores in Seattle (Easy Street) tweeted that Peter Buck had given them a sneak peek of the album the other day. No follow-up with details, but they did say "REM's gorgeous new album" in the Tweet.
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:56 PM   #411
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For some reason that sounds kinda dirty.
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Especially so when you read it with after it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:34 AM   #414
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omg nipples!
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #415
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hmmm just heard a few of the songs- can't say that any of them sounded that good- or that bad- sort of middling REM- with echoes of past glories, but not as good.

I don't think it will be another disaster like Around the sun though- along with Radiohead's OK Computer is the most boring album I've ever heard
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I don't think it will be another disaster like Around the sun though- along with Radiohead's OK Computer is the most boring album I've ever heard
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You might be able to call Amnesiac boring, but OK Computer?? Even as one of the few who isn't always drunk on the RH Kool Aid, I can't fathom how OK Computer could be boring.
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How is OK Computer boring??!!
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:33 PM   #419
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Fitter Happier is too monotone.
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