Haven’t been that impressed with this or “Alien Days” but they’re decent.
I know they’re not trying to appease anyone, but I’d be immensely happy with an album filled with songs similar to “Weekend Wars”, “Congratulations”, “The Youth”, “The Handshake” etc etc. That’s where their strength is.
I’m sorry, but selling tickets to a show where, up until a while AFTER the show was supposed to start, people still think that it’s a normal show and then purposely not showing up and calling it “art” is douchebaggery to the nth level.
I do like their music, but I’ll be downloading it and not going to their shows. If you can’t treat your supporters with respect, they don’t deserve any either.
My NiN experience was always limited to Downward Spiral and The Slip, but I’m gonna have to listen to his stuff more (always liked Reznor’s collabs with Ross a little more). But this song is awesome.
Not to say that’s a bad thing per se.
I agree with the last part; the whole album struck me as something a vinyl-enthusiast would put on at an apartment party.
Pretty good, but not deserving of the hype it’s gotten (but albums rarely are). I do like the ‘new’ sound though. Funky as fuck.
And am I the only one who’s in love with “Doin’ in Right”? I think it’s one of the stronger songs on the album but all it seems to get is hate from the comments I’ve read here. It’s summer drive-with-the-windows-down at night music if I’ve ever heard it.
I read an interview where Matt said they’re considering putting out another record next year as they had 30-35 songs done/partially done. Wouldn’t be surprised if they did if that’s the case.
Listened to the whole thing straight through today on the ride over my Ma’s house. I’m absolutely floored. I’ve always liked The National and thought it couldn’t get much better than HV (which is great but definitely has ebbs and flows). I loved this one from beginning to end. The arrangements are perfect and while there’s not immediately obvious lyrical hooks, there were a couple times when I’d be listening and Matt would sing some line that just cut right through. Can’t wait to see them at Barclay’s in June and then at Bonnaroo a week later.
Looking forward to the album, but I’m not sold on the first song “Mosquito”. I’m not sure if it was the audio or that I just really didn’t like that song at all.
I’d honestly want another In Rainbows.
Felt like it found the perfect balance between Thom’s more electronic sounding ideas and the full band sound of Radiohead.
What the fuck is wrong with you?
Holy shit this is fantastic. It’s like if Toro y Moi’s latest was given two bars of Xanax and just chilled.
Somehow I imagine Wayne Coyne doing this literally every day with a different family.
That record cover is what happens when the Nevermind baby let the fame go to his head.
You gotta pay the troll toll to get into this boy’s soul.
I think people are more excited over the fact that new Bowie is coming rather than the single.
It’s not a bad song (I’d even call it good), but definitely not his best.
Please tell me this means we’ll get a Thom Yorke song sampling “Whip my Hair”.
I agree to a point, but the closest comparison you have is Nirvana ending prematurely. LCD was easily the band of my teenage years (turned 21 a few weeks after the final concert) and it’s pretty upsetting (and ironic) that the biggest part I’ll have of my formative years, musically, won’t be there to mature with me.
Guess it’s time to grow old with those memories.
I could swear I saw something on Wayne’s twitter saying early 2013.
They’ve been playing a bunch of new songs live recently. I think about 4 so far.
Easily my most anticipated album next year. I’ve been without new Matt Behringer crooning for far too long.
But they gave Centipede Hz a 7.4. HOW CAN THIS BE?!?!?!?!?
Definitely looking forward to Foals, Vampire Weekend, Toro y Moi, and James Blake.
And here’s hoping that just because the Arcade Fire album is likely out in late 2013 that they can still find their way to Coachella/Bonnaroo etc this year.