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elephant eyelash is so much better.
Elephant Eyelash: 9.5/10
feel that elephant eyelash is more consistent, whereas Alopecia trails off towards the end....
Elephant Eyelash but I think Alopecia just about pips it too the post.
EE = 11/10
A = 10/10
O = 8/10
But elephant eyelash has better songs on it.
Lyrics wise they're just as amazing/terrible as each other.
and the fact that as he said in that interview, he writes the songs as basically a selection of clever lines he thinks up. Which is great, because they are pretty good and funny and all that, but they lack the sort of train of thought/sporadic nature of what made cLOUDDEAD so good.
And also, the "rockist" in me feels as if it lacks a concept that I can grasp onto and think "cool".
But yeah i love why so hey whatever s'all transient innit? Woohoo lets all have a good time.
but not by as much.
Elephant eyelash 9.5/10
I guess you guys are talking about songs(maybe it's stating the obvious, but I don't like to be presumptuous). Who sings them?
if anything trails off towards the end, it's Elephant Eyelash, which hasn't got any really good songs past Sanddollars, where as the equivalent tracks on Alopecia, (Sky for Shoeing Horses, Twenty Eight, Simeon's Dilemma and Torpedos or Crohns) are some of the best songs on the album.
Whispers into the Other, Act Five, and Light Leaves?
"Cold and hard as a marble tabletop with nothing on top ..."
but if the order of the tracks on Alopecia was different, it might seem like a better album. I just think all the best tracks are bunched up at the start - vowels pt.2, these few presidents, the hollows.
That's not to say the other songs aren't really good... it's just that thos three are the real killers in terms of tunage I reckon....so they should've been spread out across the record more.
Alopecia was a bit weak towards the end, but after many listens realise I was WRONG, and it's really grown on me. I find some of elephant eyelash a little annoying, like that refrain on waterfalls, so alopecia wins.
me right up, i'm afraid. sounds like an old hippy witch.
alopecia at all yet, so at present I'm inclined to agree.
The Sanddollars EP for his birthday last week, he'd never heard of Why? before and his initial response was 'a bit They Might Be Giants' obv in reference to the vocals/lyrics. Is that a bad thing?! Answers on a postcard...
are NEVER a bad thing.
well, I wouldn't say SO much but still better. Each track has more of a separate identity, and it's not as unremittingly dark. When it does get dark though like in Light Leaves it's just beautiful.
The Hollows EPs, with a cover of Yoyo Bye Bye by Xiu Xiu and remixes by dntel, Boards Of Canada etc? tis good...