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sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:04 PM

Oceania Megathread
so how do you switch the country on iTunes? everyone kinda wants to know...

MyOneAndOnly 06-11-2012 07:11 PM

You go to that country

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:15 PM

Quasar. the mixing is strange so far. at the spacey part which is very quick, unlike the live versions.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:19 PM

Panopticon... very good, but the drumming is something i'll have to get used to, i guess. there is a distinct break in between Quasar and Panopticon... an iTunes thing? i thought it would stream right into it...

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:20 PM

i thought it would be heavier, but Panopticon's melody is fantastic. a good "psychedelic lifting off point" too... not single worthy, unfortunately.

samuel redman 06-11-2012 07:23 PM

it's the same god damn drum track every song

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:24 PM

Celestials starts bad, but has an interesting twist with bass/drum things and turns heavy. i thought it was a momentum killer, but it might have some legs after one listen...

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:29 PM

Violet Rays. meh.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:32 PM

MLIW has NOT been in my liking so far at all... the studio version is quite good actually. I will always cringe at the title, but same with TTWMLI, it will grow on me I have a feeling. Nice acoustic and strings with mellotron in the middle section. however you feel about it, it has interesting facets to the song, IMO. a good build up>outro. pleasantly surpised on this one...

andrewface 06-11-2012 07:33 PM

god damn it how do i listen to this

Rickpat12 06-11-2012 07:35 PM

iTunes store. Go to bottom of page, under manage click change country. Click UK.

np: "The Celestials" And holy shit, this song is rocking. Disarm vibe-ish, then builds nicely.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:35 PM

One Diamond, One Heart.... wow, even more surprised from the stupid 30sec clip on Amazon, i thought it would suck balls. Nice!

Rickpat12 06-11-2012 07:37 PM

Is it just me, or does the stream have poor quality? Or is the production this muffled?

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:38 PM

PINWHEELS!!! I'm getting fucking chills. Wow.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:38 PM

yeah, the stream is scratchy a bit for me too.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:42 PM

np: Oceania ~ big hopes for this.

andrewface 06-11-2012 07:46 PM


Originally Posted by Rickpat12 (Post 3869289)
iTunes store. Go to bottom of page, under manage click change country. Click UK.

np: "The Celestials" And holy shit, this song is rocking. Disarm vibe-ish, then builds nicely.

Thanks!! sweet!

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:46 PM

was that xylophone before the "try to wait on me" part? and why the acoustic on this part? takes away from the spacey-psychedelic vibe... good harmonies tho!

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:47 PM

nice transition from acoustic to the second groove... okay, i'm back in.

duovamp 06-11-2012 07:49 PM

No one care.

Bolly Crogan 06-11-2012 07:50 PM

I'm only four songs deep, but I'm pleasantly surprised so far. The Celestials is pretty fucking cool, and the synth on Violet Rays isn't annoying like I was worried it might be.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:51 PM

odd solo and odd fade out on Oceania... on first listen, smh.

samuel redman 06-11-2012 07:52 PM

some really good things about this album, but damnit. my head can't handle byrne.

such a shame too

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 07:54 PM

Pale Horse has the right balance, right sounds used. Very good. Fresh sounding.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 08:00 PM

The Chimera is the "catchy rock song" so far... pure Zwan sound, but that's okay. Zwan was good. (Shut up i know what you're going to say).

A new live favorite I'm guessing... superb guitar work here.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 08:04 PM

Glissandra has a nice groove. Byrne isn't in the forefront of my mind when I hear this. That's good and means he's doing something right.

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 08:06 PM

Inkless automatically recalls the song MSOTS... in a good way.

bs1933 06-11-2012 08:14 PM

I changed the country to UK... and I'm not getting a preview. There is a button that says "Preview all" but it doesn't click for me. Anyone else have this? Anyone know how to rip from the stream?

sweetanthony 06-11-2012 08:15 PM

Wildflower is basically the same song as Pomp & Circumstance from Zeitgeist. What a waste of a 13th track. Even had a wanky solo that went nowhere. Definitely vying for worst album closer vs. Come With Me and P&C, imo.

BUT... overall on first listen a good album, oh, wait, that's Quasar starting again... love it or leave it, who cares, its just rock n roll. SP, thank you.

andrewface 06-11-2012 08:15 PM

doesn't this mean that technically Oceania did not leak?

good on BC to release it in such a smart way.

this record is since SP1 by a long shot.

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