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apparently downloadable from their website, but it crashed.
But this is very good
I mean it's more keyboard heavy than even Lonerism was, but describing at least this track as electronic seems to be overselling things a bit. It's still obviously Tame Impala.
imagine bitching about electronic music in 2015...
It was bad enough in the 80s when synthpop was a relatively new thing, but for people to still get worked up about it in 2015, and think that it's in some way an easier option for musicians than more traditional instruments, is staggering.
Great tune by the way.
United States of America, were doing synthesiser tinged psychedelic rock in the 60s.
I would actually like to see a much stronger electronic influence then on these tracks.
Musically, they're pretty great. But I cannot get past his voice. It's like the shittest imitation of that fucking awful sound people used to sing like in the 60's and 70's. Just so thin and weedy. Aside from that though, the new song is actually really good.
They sowed the seeds for that on Lonerism and it worked really well. The 'dance' sound is what worries me, I don't want them to deliver something that feels precision-tooled for festival sets
but I feel it goes on for a bit longer than it needs to.
I can only imagine the uproar over this from those who didn't like Let it Happen. That said, this isn't a good track.
Feels like an Lonerism album track.
Given the two singles so far I can imagine that there are going to be many catchy melody driven tracks in the way that 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' was. I reckon there will be a few long cuts and it will have a much more progressive direction.
as does Let It Happen actually
the new one also has a bit that sounds like 'Didn't I Blow Your Mind' by New Kids on the Block
i quite like both but i guess i was hoping for something a little better
pretty nice, though I wish there was a bit more to it.
maybe it'll all work as an album, but this is shaping up to be a really lazy album.
He is revolutionising music by mixing electronic sounds with psychedelia.
No one has ever don that ever. FACT.
yeah it's pretty dull so far. First 3 tracks are pretty good, after that it's just kind of soft synth yacht rock.
so far the best tracks are the sub 2 minute tracks.
so it's basically a 10
But when you get within their own hypesphere they just lose any perspective.
I haven't really formed an opinion on this record, but on first listen, I'd guess it isn't a particularly special record, and the review seems to be grasping at straws trying to justify what's actually so incredible about it. The comparisons to Loveless, Kid A and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are a bit lolworthy.
yeah those comparisons really read like someone feels guilty about liking a retro 80s pop album and is way overcompensating.
I dunno man, I dislike the album, but I can see why others like it, but these 9/10+ ratings sound way off base. Hell, Tame Impala's other albums aren't even that good and this one is definitely much worse than their others.
i didn't like it at first listen, as background music, a while ago
now it's starting to sound like one of those "deep-listening" studio records, like spiritualized or something, where, like ian cohen says, it's about one talented obsessive trying to perfect music. i don't think 9.3 seems an insane score
But have heard this album a lot at work over the last couple of months. I quite like it, it's good as background music. Not sure that constitutes a 9.3 but yeah.
It sounds like Metronomy, but not as good.
solid songs, with IMHO overdone production, this album is about the same level except the songs feel more restrained by the production then ever. Not everything HAS to be drenched in reverb.
I don't get what the pitchfork dude be smokin' when writing that review, I could understand the high praise the first 2 albums got... but this one I don't see it at all.
but it's not available on any retailer sites like Amazon. What is going on?
this is really good. quite sad that it's all going to turn to yacht rock after this.
Falls off a bit in the second half though. 'Past Lives' is muck.
Four or five good songs, good keyboard sounds and that's it.
I feel I'm missing out. This album does tail off (last three tracks ? Maybe not the last track, actually). It's not half bad though as a headphones kind of record.
real dreamy. suits them better than the awkward big beat Lennon thing.
makes me want to make a record of similarly easy, dreamy music as a political comment on the ignorance that privilege affords.
a kind of sonic fracking fluid, injecting itself into the interstices of the capitalist integument to blast it asunder.
hope this helps
but this has some fantastic stuff on it.
Five star review in the Guardian, nearly perfect review on Pitchfork, all are praising it for being a huge step forward...
No. It sounds like Washed Out circa 2009.
Tame Impala have now become one of those bands who're praised for being "unique" and "imperative" by hyperventilating critics who don't seem to listen to much music.
Just as Django Django are merely a facsimile of The Beta Band circa Heroes to Zeroes (their worst album!), and just as Public Service Broadcasting are merely a poor man's Lemon Jelly circa 64-95 (again, their worst album!); Tame Impala now sound like all chillwave bands circa their second albums - dull, lifeless, and completely lacking in any new ideas.
Is it worth perfecting sounds when the end result is so anodyne?
It may grow on me, but at the moment, I have zero interest in listening any more.
I meant "innovative".
Not too sure about the new Tame Impala though.
But if you're going to ape The Beta Band & Lemon Jelly, you ape 3 EPs/Hot Shots and Lost Horizons.
I can see liking this album, but all the 9/10s, praise for innovation, etc. are kind of embarrassing and read like the critic doesn't listen to much music.
and that this album is very good. A lot of fun.
I love Let It Happen
Let It Happen is ace but it tails off badly after that. I was halfway through my second listen when I realised it sounded like most of the music I despised back in the 80s, & turned it off.
pretty much my thoughts. Let it Happen was promising, but instead of leading to something new, it merely acts as a bridge between their early albums and what is basically the worst tropes of the 80s. I'm surprised he refrained from adding a sax in there.
not everyone can be Daft Punk.
it might blow me away. Im going to give it a chance. I only liked one of the singles though and found one to be really poor.