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12:18 PM on 03/03/10 
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Giving it an early AOTY candidate call.
12:28 PM on 03/03/10 
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heard that!

Seems like you didn't like Planet of Ice as much (I actually enjoyed it)...how would you say this is different/better? At all comparable to anything else in their catalogue?
It's got a "grove" feel to it to me ... and the production is top notch. I wasn't big on Planet of Ice (but I did like it - just liked Menos more).
12:34 PM on 03/03/10 
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The "grove" description I've been hearing has me the most excited.
Have you listened to "My Time"?
01:10 PM on 03/03/10 
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Don't find either to have lyrics that are cringe inducing or generic. Not really sure how lyrics can be generic actually.
01:15 PM on 03/03/10 
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That's good to hear, if his lyrics are better, I always thought they were god awful.
Really? From Menos on ... I've thought they were great. Quirky and full of double meanings. "Pachuca Sunrise" is damn good.

Midnight on a beach in the Mediterranean
And I miss you
Even here, taking it all in
The sand, silvered, carries the moon on its shoulders
Is it possible to put this night to tune, and move it to you?

Don't cry, I'll bring this home to you,

If I can make this night light enough to move
Don't cry, i'll bring this home to you

Cargo ships move by, tracing on the horizon line

There's a luster from the city lights on the waves that kiss our feet
And we're thinkin' of goin' in (thinkin' of goin' in),
The time's getting thin


"God awful" seems ridiculously over the top.
01:29 PM on 03/03/10 
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Where can I hear "Into The Mirror"?
I know it's on Amazon + a b-side.

Probably elsewhere too.
01:29 PM on 03/03/10 
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While they've consistently gotten better I've still never really like them at all. I'm probably just really horrible at analyzing the meanings to them, but I still feel like they're very empty and straightforward, which some people might like, but it doesn't strike me as anything very good.
Whose lyrics are you usually drawn to?
01:37 PM on 03/03/10 
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Nick Torres is probably my favorite lyricist. I also really like the lyrics that Kenny Vasoli has been writing with Person L. Also Dustin Kensrue's stuff, but I'm just a thrice fanboy.
Have you ever listened to Menos El Oso front to back?
01:52 PM on 03/03/10 
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What? How can you even compare them?



Yeah, many times, I love Minus the Bear, but don't care much for their lyrics.
Nick and Kenny write very "straight forward" lyrics.
02:35 PM on 03/03/10 
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I agree. I'm always excited to here their new material, but this sounds even more bland than Planet of Ice was. They've definitely lost a lot of what it was that made them a pretty special and unique band around HRP and MEO.
False.
07:07 PM on 03/03/10 
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I am so very, very excited for this album. This song blew me away. It is still typical MTB, but it's so unbelievably poppy and catchy, all in an incredibly good way. Jason, how does this song measure up (or Into the Mirror for that matter) to the rest? Comparable? One of the 'worse' ones? One of the better ones?

Not.a song I don't love. Similar feel. All over the map musically.
12:07 PM on 03/05/10 
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New song was a little too funky and not enough rock for my taste...
You won't like the new CD at all then. Very funky/groovy album.
12:53 PM on 03/05/10 
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Pre-order info.

http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1584072
09:04 AM on 03/25/10 
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Omni is still my favorite album I've heard so far in 2010
Same.

With Cary Brothers right behind it.

And I am anticipating Gaslight Anthem will probably take the #1 spot away.
09:27 AM on 03/25/10 
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If you liked Menos, you'll like this album. It's really that simple.



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