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Definitely the album I'm most excited to hear this year.
But not an album of the year contender, so slightly overrated!
The new track should surface is the next week or so!
Should be ace.
I liked the trailer thing, but that song isn't very good. About 80% is because of the drums tbh.
nice vibe, It's no 'Leonard' or 'Serpents', though
was a huge fan of Tramp. It took a lot of time for that album to click but when it did I was sold for life. Got a poster of her on our bedroom wall like some lame 15 year old virgin. (i.e me)
Absolutely love taking chances
After listening to it all the day year it already feels like an album of the year contender.
Further solidifies her place as my favourite artist of this decade.
Shame because the overall `feel` of the record's quite good.
I thought Tramp was great (first half especially) but too much of her material is meandering and dreary for my liking. Also find her a bit emotionally overbearing like...
proper lush, second half will need some time i think
It's painfully average, let's just be honest with ourselves shall we, it's not a patch on Tramp and neither was the last one. It's alright, nothing more.
The production of 'Our Love' is perfection and the horns on 'Tarifa' are just...stunning.
picking it up on Monday. That third track is incredible.
It's streaming on a few sites, including this one. I've also just noticed that I'm able to download it via my Google Play subscription thing and so will be able to check it out whilst out and about. I thought it was out on Monday and so wouldn't be able it download it on Saturday afternoon. Anyway, a killer album.
Premium anyway, I assume on the free version.
Tails off a bit towards the end perhaps, excepting an excellent final track.
Still not topped "Serpents" though.
the vinyl is wonderful, really beautiful job with the hardback sleeve.
And yet there's a part of me thinking it's Adele for hipsters.
Anyway it's definitely in my top 5 of the year along with Angel Olsen, Wild Beasts, EMA and St Vincent.
NO ONE does this like her. Takes my breath away and stops time.
Second track -
What the fuck are the processed drums doing on this? Good song otherwise.
Third track -
Voice. Drums. Is this the one with Patti Smith's piano on it? Hate Patti Smith, her piano's alright though.
Will post live blog the rest.
Cool start. Vocal hook/ending is a bit whiny (in a bed way)
Track 5 -
Dolorous, nice. Chuffing great brass with a lovely Solomon Burke/Otis Redding vibe.
Track 6 -
The punk-poet's piano is back. Hey guy.
Arrangement's a bit sparse. Still, she's singing so it can't be a bad song. Drums are clumsy and irritating. Again. Bring Dessner back.
Track 7 -
Oh cool, i like the guitar arrangement here. She's singing.
Good drums on this one for a change too.
Track 8 -
Vocals - gorgeous lilting hook
Guitars - Bit of 80s Cure about it?
Track 9 -
Oh this is lovely.
Track 10 -
Good vocal as per.
Punk-poet-priestess' piano is back. Sparse.
Track 11 -
Oh I like this one. It just feels very solid, comforting. Really earths the album at the end - Would make more sense had the rest of the album been a bit better.
The laughter at the end seems a bit perverse given what has gone before it.
There really is a whiff of Cat Power's The Greatest about this album. It's not bad. But like The Greatest, I admired it more than I loved it. I loved the album before it (You Are Free) as I love Tramp (and Epic)
It's also one of those strange things. It benefits from having the first track and yet it also suffers for it, because that was a weightless marvel which has wormed its way into my bones after only a few listens and will probably remain there for years and years to come.
Might grow on me, don't expect it to too much.
I hate it when they score it just under best new music just so they can stay as pretentious as possible. It clearly would've been BNM had Swans not been released so recently.
I reckon it's because Ben Frost is getting BNM instead this week
Seems like I'm in the minority.
400 indie points
As much as I love Tramp I enjoy listening to this more because each track has a 'moment', Tramp just flowed with 4 or 5 standouts.
Pretty much stand by all my comments ^ there.
Bring Dessner back.
Hasn't grown on me. As I said up there - great sounds; mostly not so great songs. When it IS good though, it's very good. There's just not enough of that.