One listen in and I think I like this quite a bit
Yeah, enjoyed that a lot.
It does sound like Husker Du but I do love Husker Du, a winner on first impressions for me.
is that Dallas Green at the end of Found
ooh interesting shout, he’s not listed in the credits just says backing vocals by Jonah and Mike? I’m guessing that would cheat the concept to have guests
Really nice mix of the straight to the point Glass Boys and little stylistic touches of different instrumentation and vocals from Dose Your Dreams.
Can see myself rinsing this
Yeah I’m not sure it is because there’s another track with a similar voice later on, it just did sound an awful lot like him
Pretty intrigued if it sounds like Husker Du!
For context I proper love David Comes to Life but nothing else of theirs really does much for me.
(Saying that I’ve seen them live a few times and they’re dead fun. I’m tempted by the Newcastle show but it’s also the Monday after I’m in London for a Hold Steady double bill )
Thought this was rubbish, sorry everyone.
Yeah its alright but its a bit sad that they’ve gone from pushing boundaries and being a genuinely inventive band to just plodding along
Yeah, just seems really toothless and uninspired to me (also don’t get the Husker Du comparisons at all).
aye beyond Mike’s voice on that one song it’s not really Husker Du
they’ve always followed the BIG album/smaller album rotation though?
Is that intentional, i thought it was just a quirk that was coincidence
I don’t think Year Of The Horse was plodding along, or the Oberon EP. They don’t always succeed but they are definitely still putting out good stuff.
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yeah I would say so, think they’ve always followed that formula intentionally, the smaller albums act as a bit of respite from the BIG albums both for them creatively and us the listener, I would argue
I’d never noticed the pattern until it was discussed here in relation to the new album, but it does make sense. Maybe because Chemistry was the album that introduced me to them so it’s elevated a bit, and I found Glass Boys so inconsequential it might as well not exist.
Anyway, this one was exactly what the doctor ordered, personally.
Given at few spins now and really in to it. Not really arsed that they’re not pushing any boundaries or whatever with it. It’s cool that they’re just leaning in to this sound for a whole record. Huge New Her stands out as maybe my favourite so far, and enjoying Cicada more in the context of the album.
can’t wait to see a few of these live now, think they’re gonna sound huge and because of the self-imposed limitations, they should all translate pretty handily
Yeah, definitely, if they’re on form some of these could really rip live.