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Old 08-27-2013, 01:29 PM   #501
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That's my one complaint with the album overall, the rhyming on every song is almost as tiresome as a Saturday night live skit. Alright already, we get it. But it just keeps going.
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Fever/freezer is the worst offender on that front.
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I haven't enjoyed Fireproof since pImperor pointed out the painfully repetitive lyrics.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:53 PM   #504
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That one's not so much the repetition as it is the lousy melody and trite lyrics. Worst song they've done since the debut, and I think I probably even like all those better.
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I still think pink rabbits is way too repetitive, but I do like it now.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #506
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That one's not so much the repetition as it is the lousy melody and trite lyrics. Worst song they've done since the debut, and I think I probably even like all those better.
Fireproof is the one track I would cut from the album as well. It's not bad, just unnecessary. And a transition from Cap to Sea of Love would be wonderful.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #507
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Punks and cannonballers is from a totally different and far superior song, though.

Awesome music video, but Graceless is one of my least favorite tracks on the album.
You're totally right. That's how they posted it on social media, but I totally blanked in that post.

Graceless rules though.

Fever/freezer is a low point.

I really love Slipped.
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I really love Slipped.

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Any Aussies get tickets? Snagged a pair for the Opera House.
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Tickets not on sale till September 3 for Melb. I'll go.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:48 AM   #511
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Isn't presale tomorrow???
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:11 AM   #512
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Sydney was today at 11. Didn't know myself until an email from the promotors popped in my inbox at 10.58.
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Stray thoughts on the last couple of pages:

-I would prefer a shorter album and a transition from Cap to Sea of Love over Fireproof, but "Jennifer, you're not the only reason/My head is boiling and my hands are freezing" really knocks me out.

-"God loves everybody/don't remind me" is a classic line.

-Hard to Find is boring and they should have placed Exile Vilify in the closing spot, giving it the respect it deserves as a top 5 National track and improving the album significantly. It would also transition nicely out of the piano-driven Pink Rabbits.

-The opening duo on TWFM is criminally underrated. You should be imprisoned for not liking those tracks.

-This Is The Last Time and Humiliation cause my heart to climb into my throat every time I hear them, thus making them my favorites, despite them making me vaguely uncomfortable while listening.

-The debut blows and Fireproof would be a standout on it.

-Heavenfaced has one of the band's most natural and successful melodies, but is slightly hampered by the lyrics.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:58 AM   #514
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Hard To Find is a beautiful closer that works very well as a finishing, melancholic coda on a very cohesive album. Putting Exile Vilify there is a silly idea. It doesn't work as a closer and it is a song that is already more than two years old. They don't need to pull out 2011 songs in the midst of their creative peak.

Otherwise I agree with your assessments, although I'd cut Slipped before I'd cut Fireproof. But I don't mind Slipped that much. It slows down the record a lot, but it's not that much of a mood-killer as a couple of tracks on High Violet or Boxer.

In any case, I still think it's their best since Alligator.
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Where in the last couple of pages did someone say they didn't like Salt or Demons? Great songs.

Hard to Find is underrated. The guitar line and the horns during the "they can all... just kiss off into the air" parts are beautiful.

"I'm not holding out for you / but I'm still watching for the signs" is one of my favourite lyrics on the album.

Another pointless track ranking while I'm here

This is the Last Time
Pink Rabbits
Sea of Love
Graceless
Don't Swallow the Cap
Humiliation
I Need My Girl
Demons
Hard to Find
Slipped
I Should Live in Salt
Heavenfaced
Fireproof

Just slightly behind High Violet for me, and beats Alligator and Boxer pretty comfortably.
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I remember when Demons was first released the general reaction was quite muted. I'm glad that has changed, because it is a brilliant track.
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #517
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It's a classic example of a track functioning better as a piece of an album. It definitely is a great song, but it isn't quite lead single material.
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Sea of Love seems to be the obvious lead single choice. Glad that they made a video for it eventually.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #519
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I heard Don't Swallow the Cap a lot on satellite radio the week of the release. I think that would have been a good choice for first single.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #520
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It was a pretty big hit on the Flemish alternative radio station. Heard it lots of times in June and early Juli.
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