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Old 05-17-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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I’ve always thought the “they’re boring” criticism was lazy and wrong but hoo boy

This is a slog to get through. Glad I didn’t get tickets for this tour.

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:38 AM   #2
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Yeah none of the singles have really impressed me

 
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I was hoping it would be a grower but I don't know

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
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Where is her head is ok

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:12 PM   #5
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haven't listened yet. I haven't been grabbed by the singles but will withhold judgement til my vinyl comes in the mail. I seriously regretted missing them on their last tour (first time I missed em in ten years)

also I dunno if this is unpopular, but I thought Sleep Well Beast was good but by far the weakest of any of their albums from Alligator forward

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
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My controversial opinion is that trouble will find me is their best.

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:13 PM   #7
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Hard agree.

Alligator probably has the top spot in my heart forever, but Trouble is a head above the rest



I am also super super excited that they recorded Rylan for this album, which I have been a fan of since they premiered it live back in like 2012

also I didn't realize this until I just read the Pitchfork review, but this album is made up of mostly leftover songs.

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:18 PM   #8
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I only got halfway through it and it feels like a Matt solo album. Or something. It’s just boring. Pretty but boring. I got moon shaped pool vibes and I have listened to that album exactly once.

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:18 PM   #9
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I ride for AMSP

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:19 PM   #10
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Favorite song is still mistaken for strangers. And it’s not close.

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:20 PM   #11
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Somber vocals over piano noodling can only take you so far y’know

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:23 PM   #12
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my fav song is probably Daughters of the Soho Riots

 
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:37 AM   #13
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after 2.4 listens I'm pretty undecided. this is by far their least rock oriented album and there are some pretty boring, almost ambient stretches.

Quiet Light tho holy fucking shit.

 
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This is so much better than you've led me to believe

 
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:34 AM   #16
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Yeah, I feel like this album keeps the National vibe but branches out a bit more.

I saw them open for Arcade Fire in like, 2011? I think it was. Good time. Beautiful night.

 
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First listen standouts for me were: The Pull of You, I am Easy to Find, Where is Her Head, Not in Kansas, So Far So Fast, Dust Swirls in Strange Light, and Light Years

 
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Kansas>So Far>Dust Swirls is the pinnacle of the record for me

 
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:27 PM   #19
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So last night was listen number 4, and yeah it clicked. It's a great album. They have taken their slow burner formula to the next level. These songs demand to have time spent on them before they reveal their virtues. But the more times I listen to it, the more it also just sounds like any other album by them, by which I mean that the band is clearly alive and well and operating dynamically and organically in this new package, which at first calls attention away from the way the instruments were focused on in previous albums.

 
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Hmm

Listening to the first handful of tracks again and am appreciating it more

 
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:24 AM   #21
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Listen a few more times Eulogy; I think you will actually come to really love this album

 
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