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Old 03-21-2014, 10:46 PM   #76
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I am picking up the vinyl tomorrow. *Excite*
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:25 PM   #77
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Clearly I need to get this vinyl.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:44 PM   #78
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Well fuck. I bought the cd.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:47 AM   #79
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who the fuck gives a fuck what format it is in, the work is the thing. Good album.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:58 AM   #80
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This album is totally badass. to call it an instant classic seems like hyperbole, but i think it's accurate.

there's a great writeup from Steve Hyden on Grantland. In it he shares some of the details of the recording process. it's a good read.

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In the meantime, there are some great live versions floating around youtube - this live studio session performed as (i think) a 4 piece really lets the songwriting shine:


and then this is just awesome:


Catching the show in Chicago tonight and i'm REALLY looking forward to it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:53 PM   #81
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Just had my first listen.

I liked it, but it didn't grab me right away like Slave Ambient did. Considering how much I love that album, I'm a little let down by this one.

Still looking forward to seeing them next Friday.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:19 AM   #82
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Damn you guys and your War on Drugs.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:36 AM   #83
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The cool kids are liking them.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:00 AM   #84
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Damn you guys and your War on Drugs.

Resistance is futile.
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Old 04-05-2014, 04:42 AM   #85
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This must be the most invisible putative album-of-the-year ever. Nobody (including, it must be said, me) has anything much to say about it. Maybe the territory is just too well-traversed.
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I think I just blue myself.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:57 AM   #87
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I'm with Cori here. I like it enough, but I loved the last one so much that this one doesn't grab me as much as I wanted it to.

However, I'm happy to be seeing them at the Troubadour tonight.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:18 AM   #88
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This must be the most invisible putative album-of-the-year ever. Nobody (including, it must be said, me) has anything much to say about it. Maybe the territory is just too well-traversed.
Not sure what you mean by this. It's fairly unique, in my opinion, in how it uses guitar soloing as atmosphere rather than bravado and how smoothly it switches gears within songs (Red Eyes, for example). It also has a distinct feeling to it that never gets monotonous; that makes it work great as background music or as a focused listen. Really a great album any way you look at it.
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I'm with Cori here. I like it enough, but I loved the last one so much that this one doesn't grab me as much as I wanted it to.

However, I'm happy to be seeing them at the Troubadour tonight.
My cousin lives in San Diego and is seeing them tomorrow.
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Cobblering it with this new one. The opening track is pretty damn pleasant to my ears. Feels like a lost radio hit from the 80s. I dig it.
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