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Old 09-18-2009, 01:30 PM   #76
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1. That's freaking awesome
2. Please now work on scoring a second one
3. I finally get to hear the album next week!
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:10 PM   #77
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1. That's freaking awesome
2. Please now work on scoring a second one
3. I finally get to hear the album next week!
Yeah, I'm pumped. It's my first official press pass. If you want to fly to Minneapolis, it includes a plus one. Yay! I forgot that you still haven't listened to it/that it leaked so long ago. I think you'll like it, even though it's pretty different than Alopecia.
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Guess who just scored guest list and a photo pass for the Minneapolis WHY? show?
Congrats!
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Thanks! Now I need to reacquaint myself with their work before the show.
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Something tells me that you won't have a problem with that.

Oh, for what it's worth, everyone that attended the Gopher/Air Force game on Saturday LOVED the new stadium.
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Something tells me that you won't have a problem with that.

Oh, for what it's worth, everyone that attended the Gopher/Air Force game on Saturday LOVED the new stadium.
Nope, probably not.


That's what I heard! Everyone I know who went had an amazing time and said the game was one of the coolest experiences they've had at college. I'm definitely glad the opening went so well.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #82
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I've only listened to the album once all the way through, and I'm going to need a number of more listens to get my head wrapped around it. Despite having read numerous times that it's all standard "singing", I was expecting the actual songs to be similar to the singing moments on Alopecia, which were all some of my favorite songs from that record. The songs on this are considerably less poppy/catchy/hooky/whateva. I don't know what it is, but it's different than what I was expecting.

At this point I know that I love 'In the Shadows of My Embrace', and I absolutely love the opening line of the album, but the rest is kind of a weird overwhelming blur of unexpectedness to me. Will listen to it more. Any songs I should pay specific attention to?
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:18 PM   #84
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I swear I wasn't ignoring your question. I actually need to give it more listens as well. Right as Eskimo Snow leaked, I started to get into Alopecia, so I paid more attention to that one. Anyway, definitely going to take another listen or four first.
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Really excellent review from PopMatters:

WHY?: Eskimo Snow < Reviews | PopMatters
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Really excellent review from PopMatters:

WHY?: Eskimo Snow < Reviews | PopMatters
WHY? - Eskimo Snow | MUSIC REVIEWS | Tiny Mix Tapes
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I've only listened to the album once all the way through, and I'm going to need a number of more listens to get my head wrapped around it. Despite having read numerous times that it's all standard "singing", I was expecting the actual songs to be similar to the singing moments on Alopecia, which were all some of my favorite songs from that record. The songs on this are considerably less poppy/catchy/hooky/whateva. I don't know what it is, but it's different than what I was expecting.

At this point I know that I love 'In the Shadows of My Embrace', and I absolutely love the opening line of the album, but the rest is kind of a weird overwhelming blur of unexpectedness to me. Will listen to it more. Any songs I should pay specific attention to?
Okay, I can finally say a bit more about which songs I like. I completely agree about the first line of the album and "In the Shadows of My Embrace." Purely Yoni awesomeness. "Against Me" caught my ear after a few listens. The country vibes on "Even the Good Wood Gone" freak me out a little. Having the "looks like a sky for shoeing horses under" line come back in "One Rose" was a nice little treat. "This Blackest Purse" has a sweet piano line that I like a lot, and it's another favorite from the album. It's like the dark side to the piano part from "Two Weeks," if that one were slower, and well, slightly more sinister in a way.

The overall sound of the album is much more cohesive than Alopecia, but I can't decide if that's good or bad. I mean, it just sounds the same a lot. It'll probably grow on me a lot more though. (I hope.) So, in the end, I think it's more of a mixed bag for me than Alopecia, which I absolutely adore.
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You mentioned many of my favs as well. I too don't like it nearly as much as Alopecia, but I do like it. Not entirely sure how much yet though.

They're here on Saturday.
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And you're going to see them, I hope? Have you seen them before? They're here on Wednesday.
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Yeah, I saw them last fall in a tiny, tiny place (I was seriously standing 5 feet from Yoni through the whole show). It was a really short show since they were doing two shows in one night, so I look forward to a longer setlist this time.
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