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Old 07-08-2011, 10:52 AM   #61
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Amazing band, this album is everything I hoped it could be despite an incredible amount of personal expectation. Whilst it may not reach the heights of Primary Colour's best moments, it its consistently excellent.

They really do have the potential for a splendid career ahead.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:20 PM   #62
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"Who Can Say" is the highlight, I think. The cheekily titled "Three Decades" works almost as smashingly, as do "Do You Remember" and the title track.
This has intrigued me.. why is Three Decades a cheeky title?
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:43 PM   #63
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Because of the three decades of music on which it draws, to which it makes reference, and of which its title suggests it is representative. Brazen, but awesome.
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Maybe I'm giving them too much credit, but they're definitely assholes and have proven that that sort of absurd bombast is anything but below them.
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I never said what I thought of the album? .


Well, maybe that was for the best, because after the first listen, I wasn't exactly enthused.

FINALLY, finally got around to hearing it again, and I've just had a complete 180, for sure. This album is superbly atmospheric, and hardly has a bad song on it. I'm not huge on "Monica Gems", but that's probably got everything to do with the fact that it follows the incredibly awesome "Moving Further Away".

Ah, I love this band.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:13 AM   #66
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I never said what I thought of the album? .


Well, maybe that was for the best, because after the first listen, I wasn't exactly enthused.

FINALLY, finally got around to hearing it again, and I've just had a complete 180, for sure. This album is superbly atmospheric, and hardly has a bad song on it. I'm not huge on "Monica Gems", but that's probably got everything to do with the fact that it follows the incredibly awesome "Moving Further Away".

Ah, I love this band.
I am going to take partial credit for this enthusiasm.
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, go on .


"Changing the Rain", "I Can See Through You", "Endless Blue", "Still Life", "Moving Further Away"...holy shit.
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Skying is definitely one of my favourites of the year so far. At first I had to get used to the synths but now I love every single track. Endless Blue especially.
Is their earlier stuff comparable with this album?
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Is their earlier stuff comparable with this album?
No, definitely not. They have changed drastically on each album. The debut, Strange House, was a frenetic, hard-charging, punkish sort of album. Primary Colours was then a multi-layered, hazy, almost hallucinogenic album. Now Skying is melodic and polished. They all sound very different.
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It does sound interesting. I'll check Primary Colors out first.
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Just started listening to the new album a couple days ago (haven't listened to any previous). My first impression is that it's catchy with a great retro vibe, but the lyrics are horrendous and occasionally threaten to ruin the songs
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I need to check out the new one - I heard a song from it on KEXP the other day, thinking "this is good" and made a point to listen until the DJ came back on, and sure enough it was a new Horrors song.

Really like their first album. Had been hearing a song or two in the pre-show music in the 2009 U2 shows, didn't realize it was them. In Vancouver, was talking with my two friends, and they were talking about how much they loved The Horrors, etc etc, and I said "Oh, I don't think I know them," and then two minutes later they were all "zomg they're playing The Horrors right now!"

I'd been thinking it was TV on the Radio.
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I almost bought it earlier today. I didn't like their last album even 1/3 as much as many others here seemed to though, so I'm still a bit on the fence. Maybe I'll have to put Spotify to work.
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I'd been thinking it was TV on the Radio.
They were playing TV on the Radio before the shows too, if I'm remembering correctly. Also some M83.
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Yeah, and if you can't recognize the song, sometimes they just blur together over the PA, so that's why I just thought they were playing a lot from Dear Science.
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