Rolling Brand New Thread


#341

think it depends on the band, but I know what you are saying


#342

Hey, I was close!


#343

I guess they couldn’t really give it above 8.5. Glad it got BNM though.


#344

Shocked by how good it is, assumed with them just releasing the odd song and old demos that they were pretty much done but this could be their best album, definitely their best sounding album


#345

Keep going back to ‘In The Water’. Genius song.


#346

Yes! Absolutely one of my favourites too!


#347

Interestingly, the Kerrang! article you linked to was written by someone who discovered Brand new about a year after Daisy was released


#348

Really? That is interesting, doesn’t read that way at all.


#349

Same here. I’m absolutely loving the album in general.

I’m gutted I missed out on tickets for Brixton.


#350

Nerds gonna nerd :smiley:


#351

…but more seriously, it seems one can go down the Brand New rabbit hole regardless of whether that lifelong relationship lasts. The 8-year wait is probably a big part of that - lots of time for people to fill with their own thoughts and theories.


#352

Doesn’t quite beat TDAG for me but it’s a nice companion to have alongside it.

I think what I’ve realised is great about science fiction is that they’ve traded theatrics for just smart (albeit very modest mouse inspired) songwriting


#353

Waste might be my favourite Staind song


#354

Ooft!


#355

I’ll admit it, this is more #content than a review

I kinda wish I gave myself more time but what can you do? The world demands content. For instance I’ve only just noticed how socio-political the album is since writing


#356

lets be honest, this new album is a total bore . completely devoid of any tunes


#357

I don’t agree with your assessment but I respect your viewpoint.

(It took a few listens and I have pretty much removed Could Never Be Heaven and Desert from it but I’m in love with it now, loads more going on with it than it initially sounded like)


#358

tbf its only the first listen and I am at work so its not the most immersive environment but it’s just really dull. I liked one song where there’;s a deep voice for some reason in it but the rest is just…there

it feels like they’re trying too hard


#359

Did you like Daisy?


#360

never listened to it (aside from Vices which Zane Lowe played once)