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Does it need a few more listens or is it just not very good?
Give me hope.
Nothing has particularly grabbed me first time around...
I like The Cribs.
But it's just boring.
It's like the songs have existed for hundreds of years and that does not make them more interesting, it's basically saying that they are stale. First album was lo-fi and catchy, second was something, third was probably too sleek but some of their best stuff yet, and it starts off brilliantly, (that can be italics) it did not need to grow on me.
Fourth is old man Cribs. Hard to tell when one track starts, another one ends, hard to tell when the album had finished and I was listening to those bonus tracks. Don't know if I care enough to give it another listen. I do, I will.
are everything to me, but Marr doesn't fit in well here for me. As mentioned, it's just a bit boring.
Couldn't figure out why though.
It's as if Marr *should* work, but doesn't.
gave it a great review. i'm slowly learning not to trust the dinosaur magazines on new music
I blame Johnny Marr and the production, they were always best covered in feedback.
Only song that sounds like it should is the bonus track, So Hot Now (not the best song, but fitting production).
Still don't mind it though.
The production is very spacey. Some songs it works on but some of them are meant to be aggressive and they just come off a bit luke warm. Im hoping it grows. Without getting to into the production and borjing technical side, some of the ways Marr's guitar is panned just sounds odd, it makes it the focal point of the songs. Every song also seems to have an ending then a stray chord thrown in haha. I love the cribs, i will play this more.
Something, is the perfect example.
In my honest opinion I believe that the album isn't an album as we think it is. It is instead a collection of tracks by the band who are probably very excited about recruiting a classic guitarist in their midst. Unlike TNF or MNWNW theres less concept and scope to ITI.
definitely a grower, though. I was underwhelmed on first listen.
I think Marr's a good fit with them. It's a nice counterpoint to Ryan's agressive guitar. It brings more focus on the lyrics, too, in my mind.
I really do think bits of it sound very Smiths-y. Which is, obviously, a very good thing.
utterly bored on the first listen, but now i really like it
"we share the same skies," "nothing" and "victims of mass production" are as catchy as anything they've written, and "last years snow" is beautiful
But it certainly lacks some of the energy their other albums had.
since my first post (9th sept), but still nothing as memorable as previous stuff. great to have them back though.