The flipping of that Jack White single is baffling and infuriating.
Probably 4th over all for me (Moon, Lonesome, Building), and that’s primarily for Bury Me With It. Such a wonderful song. Also, The Good Times Are Killing Me is excellent too. I guess as long time MM fans go, I can see some having a problem with this more polished approach. It doesn’t bother me that much, but I must admit I listen to their earlier work far more.
I love this album, its a great album. But I think he looks like McLovin.
What I’m gathering from everyone here is that this album essentially needs to be absorbed via my daily commute. I burned it off this morning, and will listen on my drive home – this morning I just couldn’t take Cloud Nothings out of my CD player, it’s been in there for over a week.
Ehhhh….I don’t think so. I can see Perfect Pussy dominating next week. 8.8-9.1 on P4K and album of the week here. And if not them, Kevin Drew’s Darlings is a viable contender and rightfully so.
I’ve had this for a few weeks and while I enjoyed Red Eyes, I just haven’t been able to get into this like some have. To be fair though, I’ve never particularly enjoyed their work. If I hadn’t heard Kurt Vile’s excellent album from last year, this may have struck more of a chord with me.
I guess I’ll be the only detractor on this one and risk the down votes. I for one found this album a considerable step down, even from New Moon which saw the band really move toward a jam band feel. I heard some of these songs played last year at a show, and instantly feared what this album would sound like.
I’m a fan of Leave Home more, and this is far removed from that sound. They seemed less predictable back then, and what they do now seems far safer and accessible.
Regardless, I preferred Nothing and Real Estate this week.
Yeah, it definitely does. If you like Leave Home, it’s a massive disappointment hearing what they’ve become.
If you’re giving this the premature evaluation that means it won’t be your album of the week. Please don’t opt for The Men’s Tomorrows Hits, because that album sucks.
Stripes are def in my top 5 bands of all time. My personal top 10 songs…. which is really difficult.
1. Dead Leaves
2. I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself
3. I’m Finding It Harder to be a Gentleman
4. Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise
5. Effect & Cause
6. Offend in Every Way
7. Hello Operator
8. There’s No Home For You Here
9. White Moon
10. Hotel Yorba