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it's up on spotify. having a first listen now.
On first couple of listens it's not too dissimilar to Heaven is Whenever but with a little Separation Sunday in there.
Seems like quite a few slow songs too and nothing as heavy as stuff from Boys and Girls or Stay Positive.
i'm a big shit
and not a Teeth Dreams thread.
It's definitely clicking with me a lot more than Heaven is Whenever did.
Will take more listens to be sure (always takes a while for me to focus in on my favourite lyrics on a Hold Steady album) but I don't think it's quite up their with there best but it's still really enjoyable and I'd mark it down as a return to form.
I was mildly amused by the last comment on the following review, it appears the writer is from some sort of dystopia where proofing errors are met with fiery death!
..but its not doing much for me at the moment.
Sounds a lot 'smoother' and he seems to be singing a lot more than just speak-yelling like he used to which means the lyrics aren't really jumping out and you can kind of just tune out and let it go by in the background.
It's probably great though and this is just a stupid early snap judgement.
this has slipped off the front page already? Have to say - I thought Heaven is Whenever had three great songs and nothing else.
This is far more consistent to my ears but without those incredible peaks. A much, much stronger album. They've gotten their bite back, next LP they really need to just swallow their pride and get the prominent keys back. Really livens up their sound.
who liked Heaven Is Whenever?
I actually prefer it to Separation Sunday.
Separation Sunday is my least favorite of their albums. Just can't get into it, I don't care much for the stories of the reoccurring characters etc. Girls and Boys is my personal favorite as it is the most diverse and interesting. I think Franz Nicolay brought a lot of creativity to the band which has been lacking since his departure.
I think it's a stronger album than. Stay Positive, although Heaven doesn't reach the individual highs of some of the songs on Stay Positive it's better as a complete record.
Funnily enough I think the exact opposite!
not completly clicked yet but Hope it didn't Scare You and On with the Business have a slight Separation Sunday feel in the vocals.
And on first listen I thought Spinners sounded a bit like the least interesting stuff on Heaven... but it keeps sticking in my head and I really like it now.
is absolutely phenomenal. The rest of it is solid, if slightly unspectacular at points. I much prefer it to Heaven is Whenver.
but not as much as any of the others. It starts pretty well, but loses a lot of steam in the middle, Big Cig and Wait A While are as weak as anything In the Lifter Puller/THS back catalog. Oaks is great though.