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does anyone here now the album track listing and fancy sharing the wealth please?
The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor
Soandso & Soandso
Last Night Of The Proms
If You'd Seen A Battlefield
Shh! You'll Wake It
Something For The Ghosts
Archive It Everywhere
I'll write a description of each track in a post below...
Magdalen Bridge - Starts with about 4 minutes of slow build up noise, and ends with a really upbeat 2 minute song, lots of trumpet and a great 'chorus'. Lovely start. Oh and Andrew says 'arseholes' which never fails to make me laugh.
The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor - Includes the brilliant programmed intro thankfully, easily one of their most energetic and 'poppy' songs so it makes sense as the first single off the album, and it's been kicking around *forever* so most fans know it by now anyway. The ending is really loud and angry, has to be seen live just to see the facial expressions Andrew pulls whilst shouting 'I BIT DOWN ON IT!'.
Soandso & Soandso - Starts with a great trumpet part, and then kicks into a really dancey, bass-laden riff with the whole disco-beat drums thing. Probably why people have decided to call the album more 'Foalsy', although this song's been around for ages as well so it's hardly a very good reference. About half way through a canonised acapella kicks in and break the song in two, and the ending is frankly epic, lots of guitar noodling and great trumpet solos by Sam.
Last Night Of The Proms - Opening harmonised guitar riff with loads of sytnh, awesome riff. As Andrew says it's the most 'political' song on the album, but it's almost like 'old' YMSS songs in the way that there's a lot of repeated vocals for the most part, with a sped up ending and a brilliant climax.
Cannulae - Musically, this is the song on the album that's most similar to the EP with Adam Gnade, lots of programmed beats, and it's mainly acoustic guitar with Andrew's vocals over the top. As with a lot of the songs on the album it builds to an aswesome climax, here with added singalong value: 'A Minator! And Cerberus! A Unicorn! A golden coat for you!'
If You'd Seen A Battlefield - Epic introduction, with a soaring trumpet part, the whole thing almost washes over you (and it's easily their best song live). Again, harking back to the days of hymns with trumpet parts, this has only around two lines of repeated lyrics, with a simple drumbeat and guitar part to begin with, that builds up to harmonised gutiar/trumpet riffs at about 4 minutes in. Goes back to the original singing part with a more filled out band underneath, and then again divulges into two or three different, quite heavy sections. Ends with just Andrew's vocals and a single guitar.
Shh! You'll Wake It - IMHO, best song on the album. A stonking start with a really energetic trumpet part and fast paced drums. Breaks down into a singalong verse punctuated brilliantly with strings and trumpet. Builds up and repeats and then breaks down again into a repeating refrain, in the same vein 'Limosine' by Brand New, with more group vocals. Absolutely amazing.
Something For The Ghosts - Starts well but goes a bit wanky and pretentious in the middle, although if you're not focussing too hard on the song then it flows nicely. A brilliant stop punctuated with a 'No!' near the end sends the song in yet another direction, ending with almost another 2 minutes song, but it still manages, in true Youthmovies style, to fit and not seem out of place.
Archive It Everywhere - One of the 'quieter' songs on the album, really kicks in with a great soaring trumpet part and group vocals at around 3 minutes, awesome song.
Surtsey - My second favourite song on the album, just over 5 minutes long and a perfect end to the record. Typically great repeated and easily sing-along-able vocals from Andrew, the song gradually gets heavier and heavier, with another epic ending. Just fucking ace.
Altogether, a solid 9/10 album, and well worth the wait (so stick it out those of you haven't managed to pick it up at shows, don't download any leaks!)
Thank you. :)
Sounds good by the way.
The backing vocals are MAGNIFICENT.
1.There's Nothing Left to Lift
6.A Window to There
7.Dying Pope's Brain
9.Get out of my now forever
even DiS is saying its their 'debut'
mini album =/= album
While we're at it:
dwarf planet =/= planet
fool's gold =/= gold
Hence, Hurrah! isn't an album, Pluto isn't a planet and iron pyrite isn't worth shit.
..is an album. So it's not their debut.
Can't you read?
Given that you missed out the start of the title, this does seem likely.
I mean, it's shorter, even if you take out Ores from Hurrah! The fact that Good Nature has 10 tracks and the other two had half that number makes me think that they're pretty much mini-albums in comparison, especially as Good Nature clocks in at just over an hour.
As anything else that could be considered an album, which Hurrah! probably isn't, has been out for ages and the tracklistings are pretty easily available.
for that. I'm really looking forward to listening to it.
Yep for the record it was Good Nature I wanted to know about.
As they were Youthmovie Soundtrack Stratagies before, so technically this is their debut as Youthmovies.
I was going to add that to my above post but then thought that technically it's the same band.
but I'd still call her Auntie.
the nitpicker double LP.
has somewhat deflated my gag.