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trim out the fat and you've got a pretty excellent follow up to 'Since I Left You'. However on first listen there are stretches which try to transition like that album which just feel like padding and the sillier cuts feel out of place. Still enjoyed it on the whole though, at least after 1 listen, it's good but not the flawless cohesive album SILY was.
that these were the same people that made SILY. I reckon it stands up on its own, and I'm really really enjoying it after a few listens, but I know what you mean about filler.
Standout tracks for me so far are
Because I'm Me
Live a Lifetime Love
The Wozard of Iz
even Frankie is growing on me which is unexpected. the NME review is predictably piss.
I'm glad I enjoy it though, glad it exists, could have easily been a disaster
you and me both
It's not a sequel to SILY, in the sense that it doesn't flow like a seamless piece of music or even like a club mix. There's more 'songs', but still nothing verse, chorus, verse other than Frankie (which sounds great here, fuck y'all). It reminds me of those old Prince Paul produced records in a way, brimming with vivid samples, silly and catchy hooks, walking the line between downright annoying and genius, tipping into the latter just cos they don't give a fuck.
There's barely a nod to the 2010s here, really. No trap banger, no sad sack R&B comedown jam. Most the guests play out like old sampled vocal snatches. I will say though, 'Because of Me', holy shit. The best early 2000s New York rap jam that never was. Fucking Camp Lo! And it barely gets more current than that, bar the odd chill wave or electro swing nod. It kinda belongs in the late 80s and early 90s with the Beasties and De La and Odelay, and that's fucking great. Cos don't anyone make a record like that anymore. And no one ever really made one quite like this anyway.
Will be much more divisive than SILY, it doesn't drift by like that. It's not gonna be anyone's background music or a record you recommend to your mum. It's not going to be the classic record everyone can get behind. But it's all the better for it :)
and didnt know what to trim.
But I like it a lot after 4 listens, lots of fun and really catchy. Seems to be well received on the whole at the moment.
Sounds like a stone-cold winner to me, which is surprising given what I thought of the first single. I'm grateful to have these guys back.
The Noisy Eater sounds like something straight out of PaRappa the Rapper.
Amazing album. Everything I hoped it would be and more
If a band makes an album every couple of years, I want them to move on. If they go away for 15, to be honest I want a reassuring "more of the same", and I think they did that really well.
which I really didn't expect...
...I am still loving it. It has pretty much become the soundtrack of my summer.
I could do without The Noisy Eater though (I like Frankie Sinatra)