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06:50 PM on 07/26/12 
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FUCKDIRTYWIPES
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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.
08:38 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.
01:21 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.
01:23 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.
06:26 AM on 07/27/12 
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Deathco_019
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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.
07:49 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
08:20 AM on 07/27/12 
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koryoreo
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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.

10:22 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.
11:13 AM on 07/27/12 
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HogarthHughes
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My least favorites right now are Keepsake and Too Much Blood, but even then I still dig those songs a great deal. This is such a fantastic record.
11:15 AM on 07/27/12 
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Here Comes My Man makes me want to learn guitar just to play it.
11:49 AM on 07/27/12 
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My least favorites right now are Keepsake and Too Much Blood, but even then I still dig those songs a great deal. This is such a fantastic record.

Ahh man keepsake is awesome. When he sings "and they were brothers to me" I lose it everytime.
12:35 PM on 07/27/12 
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Aside from my initial favorites, (45, Handwritten, and Mae), Here Comes My Man and National Anthem are great. I think National Anthem is a beautiful way to end the album.

Also, I agree with whoever said the middle part of the album lags a bit. The beginning and end of the album are fantastic though.
12:39 PM on 07/27/12 
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HogarthHughes
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Ahh man keepsake is awesome. When he sings "and they were brothers to me" I lose it everytime.

Oh yeah, it's definitely great. My least favorites on this album would probably still get an 8/10 haha.
03:00 PM on 07/27/12 
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I'd probably like National Anthem more if it weren't for the strings. Sounds a bit too melodramatic to me. Song would be more emotional if it were just Brian and the guitar.
06:33 PM on 07/27/12 
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CarpetElf
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"And I remember she used to look so good in that dress
Now she just screams how I promised her more than this
Take it easy baby, it ain't over yet"

One of the best lines on the album.



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