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nice mark z danielwski reference. shit book though.
might have to disregard them if they make another album like Puzzle (which was ok-ish but a let down because of the band they were).
kinda' annoyed that 'Mountains' is in the track listing?
I thought it was a 'non-album' single. Its space could have been taken up by another track.
turns out major labels like to exploit top 5 hits for all they're worth though (Who knew?). I'm more disapointed it's placed in the middle of the tracklisting though. If it had to go on, in my opinion, it should have been latched on the end as a bonus track.
I want to finally hear the captain although it's supposedly a version of captain, sir rather than help me become captain.
That Golden Rule doesn't work for me. Starts well, but then you can really hear those major label 'too much money' strings. I'd love to hear the three of them wiggin' out at the end there rather than some orchestra.
Mountains being on it does nark me but they can't complain - they wrote/promoted the fuckawful thing - though I refuse to believe that any of them would buy the single were it by someone else.
I can't get too upset about it though, I'll be illegally downloading/deleting it soon after unless it's at least five times better than puzzle.
Hopefully it'll fail miserabley now he hasn't got a dead mum to exploit in every interview for two years, they can get dropped and get interesting again.
Like That Golden Rule did. Have you seen the artwork for that?? http://www.banquetrecords.com/graphics/14FLR38X.jpg
'Hopefully it'll fail miserabley now he hasn't got a dead mum to exploit in every interview for two years, they can get dropped and get interesting again.'
Low fucking blow pal.
it's puerile bullshit like this that gives this board a bad name.
Again - shame on you.
One interview, two maybe, might've kept it looking anything other than cynical.
I 'member seeing a simillar thing a year or so earlier by that band The Used and thinking: "How dare he exploit that to shift some silly rocknroll?" So at least I'm consistently puerile - ride that high horse to a better place dirdyboy.
Simon wouldn't do that would he? Not from OUR biffy? I didn't want to think so either until all that: "We'll never release folding stars as a single cus it's too personal" nonsense - then it being released/heavily promoted by them.
I didn't want to think so either until all that: "We'll never play folding stars live again" nonsense they spouted at every gig they played it at.
Note: I'm not suggesting for a second there wasn't some reality behind those theatrics, I just found the meat of it hollow. Also I would ammend one thing tbh: I'd love it to succeed if it's decent.
Such biting cynicism.
Is everyone this fucking jaded by genuine sentiment in music?
I'm sorry Mr Porn, but i think you're talking about something you don't really understand, and i have to say that this poisonous rant paints you as one insensitive little fucker.
i didnt know his mum was dead until someone told me what folding stars was about
when I finally heard them - and recently heard their new song - I was surprised at how poor they were.
with brand new
all is pop shots and slagging.
poor comment, but not the first and not the last.
We'll see I guess.
Yeh, bit odd that Mountains is on there as I think of that as just a stand alone single, plus it was released a year ago wasn't it.
Surely if someone really wanted this single they would buy it rather than hang on a year for the album to be released.
suggest that it's pretty much a logical continuation from Puzzle. Sounds like the new album will just perpetuate those divided opinions.
Actually alright. And this is coming from somebody that got into them just after Blackened Sky. I reckon it just needs a few listens and to actually see it for what it is. Didn't the boys actually say that Mountains was a sort of a "close" on the whole Puzzle-era? Even though that would contradict the fact that it's on the new album but whatever...
I think the new single is deadly apart from the ending getting a bit too clean. I have high hopes though
is better than any of the songs on Puzzle. I predict this one being solid and dependable, a bit meat and potatoes like Blackened Sky/Puzzle and not as firey or weird as VoB or Infinity Land
mountains being in the middle of the album is a horrid inclusion. how on earth can this feel like a cohesive album when it's not even recorded in the same epoch?
hopefully the 'really heavy bits' (simon - early 2009) are genuinely good.
i'll probably buy it regardless, due to my completist nature...
'Hopefully it'll fail miserabley now he hasn't got a dead mum to exploit in every interview for two years, they can get dropped and get interesting again."
Excuse me, what? What a vile thing to say.