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Post by hellboy » Mon May 20, 2013 4:21 pm

A solid album without any real standout tracks.  I won't say I'm disappointed, as it's better than their last two albums, but is a long way off the lofty standards set by the first three.

I find the track with Trent Reznor to be the highlight for me - quite interesting hearing Trent's vocals over the top of a rock track.

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Post by Gwarden » Mon May 20, 2013 5:25 pm

hellboy1975 said
A solid album without any real standout tracks.


Lol, wut? I Appear Missing is one of the greatest songs they've ever written.

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Post by hellboy » Mon May 20, 2013 6:15 pm

Gwarden said

hellboy1975 said
A solid album without any real standout tracks.


Lol, wut? I Appear Missing is one of the greatest songs they've ever written.


It's a decent track, but not sure it'd even make my top 20 QOTSA tracks

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Post by petemasterpete » Mon May 20, 2013 6:25 pm

hellboy1975 said
A solid album without any real standout tracks.  I won't say I'm disappointed, as it's better than their last two albums, but is a long way off the lofty standards set by the first three.

I find the track with Trent Reznor to be the highlight for me - quite interesting hearing Trent's vocals over the top of a rock track.


I agree with all of this except for it being better than the last two... slowly becoming more obvious to me that this is, overall, as an album, their worst effort to date... still solid, but as a whole isn't standing up on it's own yet... I do really like some parts of it a lot, smooth sailing, for instance is quite infectious from go and the intro tone of the lead track is a splendid sound to mine ears.
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Post by in_the_blender » Mon May 20, 2013 6:36 pm

I know QOTSA albums generally take a while to fully appreciate, but this one is just not really doing it for me yet. The pre-leak releases were actually better as stand alone songs, as an album it just feels a bit tired, doesn't seem to go anywhere, and funnily enough, its a very short album.

 

Highlight for me is Elton's piano work, but lets be honest, Josh could have done that himself.

 

I was hoping for a more rockin' Lullabies, but it seems to have fallen a bit flat for me.

 

6/10 - what a shame.

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Post by Gwarden » Mon May 20, 2013 6:56 pm

I'm a bit dumbfounded by the reception here - general consensus among friends who are fans, and chatter on the web, has been insanely positive.

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Post by petemasterpete » Mon May 20, 2013 7:10 pm

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I'm a bit dumbfounded by the reception here - general consensus among friends who are fans, and chatter on the web, has been insanely positive.


couldn't tell ya about general consensus, but being that they are one of my favorite bands and have released one of my single favorite records ever, they had their own, very large shoes to fill... and they've not quite done it from my perspective.  It's not bad, it's just not great. It's similar to comparing 10K to either Aenima or Lateralus, it falls way short.  Or even more recently, although it's good music, the new Tomahawk record was not great relative to any of their previous releases.  I'm finding this record to be much the same.

 

I can certainly second Blender's sentiment related to the meandering but not going anywhere aspect as well.  You turn it on and before you've reached any specific destination, it's over... much the opposite of their previous catalog.
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Post by JimmyRussells » Tue May 21, 2013 11:00 am

This might be taking the award for QOTSA's best album, at least in my book. It's the best album I've heard in years.

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Post by tOOLNZ » Tue May 21, 2013 2:23 pm

It's prettay prettay prettay good!!

 

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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Tue May 21, 2013 2:27 pm

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I'm a bit dumbfounded by the reception here - general consensus among friends who are fans, and chatter on the web, has been insanely positive.


I second that. this album is very good. gets better every time I throw it on. all killer, no filler.

 
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Post by Gwarden » Tue May 21, 2013 10:29 pm

Thank god I'm not alone. I've been living and breathing this for the last week, it just speaks so perfectly to where I am musically and emotionally at the moment.

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Post by ziggy23 » Tue May 21, 2013 11:33 pm


- You like noisy music?
- Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
- You don't like to think? What do you like?
- Never thought about it.

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Post by petemasterpete » Fri May 24, 2013 3:52 am

scheduled to stream live performance of new album on NPR 8p ET/11p PT tonite (23 MAY)
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Post by ilikecheese » Fri May 24, 2013 4:03 pm

This is hilarious!

I love it!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

 

 
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Post by petemasterpete » Fri May 24, 2013 4:39 pm

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This is hilarious!

I love it!

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

 

 


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Post by N.Y.H.C. » Fri May 24, 2013 6:11 pm

this blows the Alice In Chains album out of the water. very surprised.
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Post by badkittygothgirl » Fri May 24, 2013 8:59 pm

Kudos to QOTSA for putting on a show for the fans and stellar job by NPR!!  Isn't anyone else watching this now?

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Post by hellboy » Fri May 24, 2013 10:58 pm

Was a great show, and well run by NPR.  Not even so much as a hiccup in the stream for me.

Also nice lighting job their by Junior...

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Post by Gwarden » Sat May 25, 2013 1:53 am

Great show, killer setlist. Did anyone manage to download it?

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Post by petemasterpete » Sat May 25, 2013 2:03 am

hellboy1975 said
Was a great show, and well run by NPR.  Not even so much as a hiccup in the stream for me.

Also nice lighting job their by Junior...


everything I had to say... nothing more to add other than I do hope they publish the webcast at some point like a lot of the rest of their stuff... we'll see
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Post by badkittygothgirl » Sat May 25, 2013 3:45 am

hellboy1975 said
Was a great show, and well run by NPR.  Not even so much as a hiccup in the stream for me.

Also nice lighting job their by Junior...


Junior mentioned to me that he was not the designer on this production but now when I to a show, I pay so much more attention to the lights b/c of him.

 

petemasterpete said

everything I had to say... nothing more to add other than I do hope they publish the webcast at some point like a lot of the rest of their stuff... we'll see



 

NPR said they would be posting a link soon.  

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Post by Gwarden » Sat May 25, 2013 12:48 pm

^cheers dude

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Post by petemasterpete » Sat May 25, 2013 6:02 pm

also streaming for a limited time at their website: http://qotsa.com/
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Post by Gwarden » Sun May 26, 2013 1:42 am

Try as I might I cant manage to download the stream..JW player ftl

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