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They're locking them up today
They're throwing away the key
I wonder who it'll be tomorrow
Or was that Bill?
Unbelievably good from start to finish.
It has turned into crystal
It's completely under rated but also excellent
i've just listened to this three times in a row, I was playing it in the living room and my new housemate came in and said he loves this album. He is a good man.
Self titled, Da Capo, FC and Four Sail are all brilliant albums.
that stupid long song
This song is one of my very favourites.....
Sounds like something written by Flight of the Conchords as cliché 60s for an Austin Powers movie.
then point me in the direction of all the other generic albums that sound like this please.
I don't believe you have actually listened to Forever Changes with that comment.
Or indeed watched an Austin Powers movie for that matter which were based on London in the "swinging 60's" and Forever Changes certainly doesn't sound the work of an English group.
Yeah, Austin Powers is a general 60s pastiche. It's not ACTUALLY very accurately about London, or maybe you're the one who's never actually watched an Austin Powers movie?
I've not listened to all of Forever Changes, it's true. That's because I had to stop somewhere in the second track because the tweeness made me feel ill.
I'll certainly accept that it was the original item that formed the basis of the cliche, but it *is* exactly the sound I would use if I were needing some obvious music to soundtrack something about hippie-dom. maybe it's the only album that sounds like this but for me one is enough.
FWIW here's a thread where people put out similar albums: http://rateyourmusic.com/board_message/message_id_is_1742255 I guess you should check them out and see if you like them.
where, in your admission, you have listened to only one full track.
That proves you don't now what you are talking about then.
guess you're fucked now.
But ZOMG don't you think it's a little silly slating a universally acclaimed album on the basis of one song? A song not written by the group's main songwriter? Bit needy.
It's just that the album is loved because of its depth, darkness, poetry and peculiarity. It's the absolute antithesis of the happy-clappy flower-power stuff. True, the first track is a little more straightforward, but try listening to this and seriously claiming it's twee or cliched or hippyish.
You're denying yourself an incredible album here, on the basis of one unrepresentative song. Oh Theo.
They were truly awesome.
but for me its pinnacles (The Red Telephone and You Set The Scene obvs) tower over the rest to the extent where I never listen to it as a whole
those two songs, though, fucking hell
Nearly as bored as I am of your self pity patter.
Bought this album about 10 years ago - I think. Probably longer than that, actually.
still one of the best. But I like to skip "old man".
Old Man is beautiful, such a pretty little tune. Daft lyrics, mind.
It's certainly an eerie number.
Live and Let Live is a stunner, I don't think there's a bad track.
This is the time and life that I am living
And I'll face each day with a smile
For the time that I've been given's such a little while
And the things that I must do consist of more than style
since you guys recommended it. Love it, couple of people made me burn them copies too.