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Old 05-22-2013, 10:16 PM   #76
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Lot of reviews I've read are lambasting the band for a lack of progress, complaining about the lack of variety or moments that really jump out. It's being quite underrated I think.

They call all just kiss off into the air.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:23 PM   #77
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I feel this is a continuation of High Violet in the same vein that High Violet was a continuation of Boxer. They have not reinvented themselves here, but the subtleties in song structure and subject matter should be apparent to anyone who has listened carefully to the whole catalogue. You can look at this way: Alligator is struggling to start your romantic/professional life; Boxer is finally breaking in; High Violet is working to solidify yourself; Trouble is being establishing and fearing that you might lose what you have worked for. The whole "yuppie silk pajamas" criticism is utter bullshit in my mind, as there are very real emotional and existential issues at stake in all of these albums.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:25 PM   #78
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The whole "yuppie silk pajamas" criticism is utter bullshit in my mind, as there are very real emotional and existential issues at stake in all of these albums.
That was the part that annoyed me most about Fantano's review. And the way he said it was so smug.
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Reminder that they're on Colbert tonight.
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Are you calling me a troll? Yes, obviously he would do no such thing in any concert. Jesus.
No, I wasn't calling you a troll.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:21 PM   #81
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Ok, good.
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I'm not really sure where I was going with it. Apparently nowhere.


But I Should Live in Salt is a good song. I like it a lot. This album would be perfect if the last three songs were cut off. They kind of bore me, whereas I think everything else is pretty stellar.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #83
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Wow, I think the last three are stellar. Salt would be one of my least favs at the moment.
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There's a collective anti-Fantano rant in the National thread on At Ease as well. They also reference his love of Death Grips.
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I Should Live In Salt

Humiliation

This album
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I Should Live In Salt is alright but honestly if the album lost any of its last third-and-a-bit, my opinion of it would be very different.
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Half My Mind (or whatever the last song is called - cant remember the name for the life of me!) is the only song not really doing anything for me at all.

I Should Live in Salt is gorgeous - wonderful opener.
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Hard to Find? Does anyone else quite like that song? Or just me? My most listened to song off it so far.
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It's not my favorite but I still like it a lot. It's the song that's grown on me the most.
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I like Hard to Find more than I expected to. So yes.
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