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03:39 PM on 03/03/10 
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danielineffigy
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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.
Well I have to disagree with you there, Planet of Ice is my favorite Minus The Bear album.
03:41 PM on 03/03/10 
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danielineffigy
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Just posted a high resolution of the album art on the front page.
04:15 PM on 03/03/10 
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theDrivingSnow
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I am a huge, huge Minus The Bear fan but this song isn't doing anything special for me. I like both "Into The Mirror" and "Broken China" a lot more. It's not a bad song, but it just doesn't seem special. Maybe it'll grow on me.
It's definitely not the MtB I love—the poppy prog filtered through a post-hardcore upbringing—but I think it has potential. It's grown on me in just a few listens.
04:17 PM on 03/03/10 
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Currently playing a nice Minus to Bear shuffle in my iTunes. And it's probably posted somewhere, but is there a nice pre-order bundle for this available yet?
04:18 PM on 03/03/10 
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danielineffigy
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Currently playing a nice Minus to Bear shuffle in my iTunes. And it's probably posted somewhere, but is there a nice pre-order bundle for this available yet?
No physical preorder yet, just iTunes. I'm looking forward to picking ip the LP though.
04:19 PM on 03/03/10 
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No physical preorder yet, just iTunes. I'm looking forward to picking ip the LP though.

Just saw the release date wasn't until May 4 so I figured there wasn't one yet... For some reason I thinking early April was the release.
04:23 PM on 03/03/10 
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Giving it an early AOTY candidate call.

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).

Wow. That statement has me even more excited to hear this thing.

I can't find it but in an issue of AP months ago, they said something along the lines of the album having a real groove to it so it's nice to hear that it turned out that way.

"My Time" is different but at the same time it still feels like a MTB song. Not sure how else to describe but I'm digging it so far.
06:25 PM on 03/03/10 
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GuitarR0cker1
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I'm not liking this song. Hopefully I'll like the album more.
07:05 PM on 03/03/10 
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recall reality
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Wasn't thrilled with Into the Mirror but I think I'm warming up a bit more to this one. It's different, that's for sure.

The idea behind the guitar samples in Animal Backwards sounds pretty cool, can't wait to hear this album.
07:36 PM on 03/03/10 
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New song is really poppy.
07:57 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?
07:58 PM on 03/03/10 
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IcedOpethBlind
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hopefully this doesnt suck
10:25 AM on 03/05/10 
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theDrivingSnow
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It's always frustrating to me when people complain about the band's lyrics. Sure, the majority of them are about sex and partying, but there are several exceptions like "El Torrente," one of my favorite songs of theirs both musically and lyrically; the feeling it conveys is so intimate and touching. Same with "...Rob's Alien."

Top Minus the Bear songs. Go!

Favorite 7 (no order)

The Pig War
I'm Totally Not Down with Rob's Alien
El Torrente
Women We Haven't Met Yet
Get Me Naked 2: The Electric Boogaloo
Dr. L'Ling
Hey! Is That a Ninja Up There?
10:32 AM on 03/05/10 
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WakingTheMisery
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Pig War and When We Escape are my favorites.
10:37 AM on 03/05/10 
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never woulda pegged you as a MtB fan, Stephen. but yes my favorites would have to be

Drilling
Pachuca Sunrise
Monkey!!! Knife!!!! Fight!!!
Dr. L'Ling
Just Kickin It...
Absinthe Party
Burying Luck



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