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giving the second album (and them, really) a spin for the first time in AGES.
'await rescue' = wow.
'The Destruction of Small Ideas' can safely be called the most disappointing album of all time.
(although i think you mean unreleased / unreleaseable ;) )
i've actually never managed to make it through it. i might try that at some point this week.
But yeah I've never got through it either, as soon as the drums kick in 'When We Were Younger And Better' I usually turn it off. I occasionally listen to 'The Distant Mechanised Glow...' but then I realise that pretty much everything else they've done is at least 10x better. I've got high hopes for their new, 'dancier', more programmed stuff though.
same here, see what i said down thare Vvvvvv
bringing circle takes the square over as a tour support like they said they've been trying to do for ages would redeem this.
after the last album. i haven't seen them live now for nearly a year, which is strange considering i saw them every chance i got for the first two albums.
the interview that was on here though has made me curious, not least about this new EP. i might go to their next london show as well...
i'd been told they'd sort of dropped the ball with the live intensity as well, but i could well be wrong.
the destruction of small ideas, its hit and miss, the review on dis was pretty spot on, although id give it a 7, i have to say wax futures is a great song though.
It's a close call though, Hole is amazing.
so i might be a bit biased, but 'The Destruction...' is SERIOUSLY underrated.
its actually proper good, like.
maybe not quite as good as the first 2, but they are both (IMO) fucking amazing, so it would have been hard to maintain that level of brilliance.
but yeah - really looking forward to this Dance Parties EP and the upcoming tour...
It really isn't a bad album at all, just not a patch on the previous two
I don't think I could say which album I like the most, they're all so great. Even if you don't like the last album at least they made something that's diferent from the other two.
65days will just continually rehash their old songs with slightly different glitchy beats masking their own plagarism.
I loved the first 2 records and agree with the nod to 'Await Rescue' (great tune) but something put me off the 3rd album. Is it too long? Did they try too hard? I'm not sure.
I've kind of lost interest in them and can't believe I've said this after being absolutely blown away by them the 4 or 5 times I've seen them.
with all sentiments in the above post. Although I've only seen them twice.
their only good song remains 'The Major Cities Of The World Are Being Destroyed One By One By The Monsters' which is class.
everything else is just mehhh...
never been into them, and we ALWAYS get compared to them, even though we sound nothing like them. my housemate showed me some live footage to try and redeem them, but i wasn't feeling it. at all.
has anyone played the destruction of small ideas at full volume on a really good quality stereo/amp/speaker set up?does it sound miles better than on an all-in-one type sony combo thing?
I've tried and it still sounds terrible. Even if my speakers aren't still good enough to fulfill some kind of magic criteria set by the band, I still think it's unbelievably bizarre to deliberately mix an album so that 90% of listeners will barely be able to enjoy it, let alone hear it.
Such a shame as well, that album has a lot of potential. I'd love to see it remixed and remastered to the standard of the first two albums.
for me the production just robs it of any power it might have had.
they're really enjoyable live and have a couple of good songs which bear scrutiny on record, but they're style over substance. Once you get past the "innovative" electronics there is an absence of ideas and it's all pretty generic and uninspired.
a song like await rescue sometimes has too many ideas going on at the same time (in a good way)
the destuction of small ideas but
one time for all time is their best I reckon.
that would be amazing if they did bring Circle Takes the Square over. I saw them once years ago but their amp blew up about 3 songs in and they had to cut their set short, massivley dissapointing although I did get to see Trencher.
I couldn't decide which one out of the three is their best though. I can't agree with the "much better" but I do enjoy it as much as the other two.
vainly trying to attract the attention of bored Goths waiting for the main event.
is absolutely stunning, one of the reasons i got into them in the first place.
I can remember listening to is their remix of Face of the Earth by the DPlan.
but I got quite bored the last time I saw them live. The newer stuff just sounds like less interesting versions of the old stuff and they don't have enough variety to keep my interest any more. It's a shame because the first time I saw them they were exceptional.
and thought "Hurrah!"