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10:38 AM on 07/26/12 
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eagles1139
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On a more positve note, their cover of "Changing of the Guards" fucking rules.
10:40 AM on 07/26/12 
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Bleh, over that one.

On a more positve note, their cover of "Changing of the Guards" fucking rules.

Agreed. "Gods Gonna Cut You Down" is pretty awesome too.
03:06 PM on 07/26/12 
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I've always felt the same way about Pitchfork - their reviewers are some really talented writers, but they don't listen to music to enjoy it. They listen to everything looking to pick it apart. Not the way I listen to music, or watch television shows or movies or anything else for that matter. Unimpressed with that review.
03:21 PM on 07/26/12 
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So.... went to the show last night. I've seen them five times before but this was without a doubt the best one.. played 8 of the songs off of the new record, Songs For Teenagers, Dave Hause came out for American Slang, they even threw in some Dave Matthews haha...

Do you have the videos that those are supposed to link to by chance? Or do those links just not work for me?
05:59 PM on 07/26/12 
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I finally got my vinyl today. I like that they put a picture of Ian Perkins on the inside of the jacket where the record goes
06:16 PM on 07/26/12 
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I finally got my vinyl today. I like that they put a picture of Ian Perkins on the inside of the jacket where the record goes

It's hidden behind a black CD tray on the CD version.
07:31 PM on 07/26/12 
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still no preorder...very pissed lol
07:50 PM on 07/26/12 
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I've always felt the same way about Pitchfork - their reviewers are some really talented writers, but they don't listen to music to enjoy it. They listen to everything looking to pick it apart. Not the way I listen to music, or watch television shows or movies or anything else for that matter. Unimpressed with that review.

I can see that. I don't agree with that review what so ever, but I actually really enjoy pitchforks writing for the most part. I feel like when they give an album big praise, it's usually fitting, but they can also be overly harsh. I do like how they don't just throw out contant praise like some writers here.
09:38 PM on 07/26/12 
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So I am currently thinking after listening to it a couple more times and reading over the lyrics that Mae is about Brian's mother. Keepsake is clearly about his father, so it wouldn't be too shocking if he wrote about mommy too. Anyone agree/disagree? It would explain why he said its one of his favorites, and why he clearly loves Mae but it doesn't feel like a romantic love/we didn't hear about her in HLAYK.
02:21 AM on 07/27/12 
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I know that a lot of people try to compare Handwritten to The 59 Sound but the more I listen to all the TGA songs (I usually shuffle all) we need to not forget how many fucking JAMS that American Slang had. I think Stay Lucky and Old Haunts may very well be two of my favorite songs they have and I feel like that album never lets up the entire album. I could see the fault of it being too short but I think the final song may be my favorite of their closers too. Always, just had this pop into my head and wanted to share.
02:23 AM on 07/27/12 
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A device for what? I mean, I guess it could be interpreted as writing love letters by hand instead of lyrics, but given Brian was talking about the name because he wrote everything by hand, I don't see how you can't say its at least parcially about the lyrics. Self-servingness aside, it still isn't a great song. the 'every word handwritten' part gets rather repetitive. It isn't bad, just as this point I'd say its my least favorite gaslight song. Has a few lyrical bright spots, but in general just feels flat.

best song on the album IMHO. Always the one I replay twice.
07:26 AM on 07/27/12 
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I know that a lot of people try to compare Handwritten to The 59 Sound but the more I listen to all the TGA songs (I usually shuffle all) we need to not forget how many fucking JAMS that American Slang had. I think Stay Lucky and Old Haunts may very well be two of my favorite songs they have and I feel like that album never lets up the entire album. I could see the fault of it being too short but I think the final song may be my favorite of their closers too. Always, just had this pop into my head and wanted to share.

The Spirit Of Jazz was the first song I heard by this band and the song that got me into them. I love it.
08:49 AM on 07/27/12 
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here's a serious question, and this is by no means flaming because I've become a big gaslight fan, but

don't you think sooner or later (if not already) brian is going to lose steam with writing lyrics because he's married. I mean, how many times can he write about heartbreak that happened a long time ago? I know that's more like what american slang is, but it worked for '59 sound and debated right now for handwritten, but it's a formula that won't work forever. It's happened to quite a few bands

this being said, I would love a grudge album by tga just for the hell of it
09:20 AM on 07/27/12 
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I can't believe someone is complaining about the lyrics on Handwritten.

Stop being so overly critical and go fuck yourself.

11:22 AM on 07/27/12 
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I've listened to this album around 5 times. I really like it as a whole, but right now the middle lags a bit for me. However, I've felt that way about other Gaslight albums in the past, so it's probably just me getting used to the album. That said, "Here Comes My Man" and "Mulholland Drive" are my favorites.



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