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David Bazan - Strange Negotiations

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David Bazan - Strange Negotiations
Record Label: Barsuk Records
Release Date: May 24, 2011
This review is a user submitted review from Ian Walker. You can see all of Ian Walker's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:07 AM on 05/24/11
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this is classic bazan music, tracks don't need individual impressions.

edit: "people" is a stand out track imo. Never heard anything like that
01:19 AM on 05/24/11
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Great review. I thought Virginia, wolves at the door, and strange negotiations were all stand out tracks though. Also kinda thought this had some of the least inspired sounding lyrics of his career. But was nice to see a return to some of the more classic Pedro the lion instrumentation.
06:42 AM on 05/24/11
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"Messes" was my favorite song. So good..
09:52 AM on 05/24/11
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The part of this album that stands out to me the most is "you can't be right about the future if you're wrong about the past". It's never really songs of his that stand out to me. It's always those strong one line jabs he throws in throughout the whole album. I just look for things I can throw out at exgirlfriends to really make em feel like garbage. Davids good at coming up with those lines for me haha.
10:05 AM on 05/24/11
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this album is just bazan doing bazan...it's not anything I wouldn't expect...but I'm totally okay with it. "Messes" and "Wolves at the door" are the stand outs for me
10:50 AM on 05/24/11
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I really like this record. I also really like this review.
11:53 AM on 05/24/11
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I need to check his out, used to be a big bazan fan.
11:57 AM on 05/24/11
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Strong lyrics in this one.
12:11 PM on 05/24/11
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One of the biggest letdowns of the year for me. Especially with how much I loved Curse Your Branches.
07:14 PM on 05/24/11
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One of the biggest letdowns of the year for me. Especially with how much I loved Curse Your Branches.
this.
11:57 PM on 05/24/11
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Thought this album was great. Haters hatin'.
12:29 PM on 05/25/11
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I definitely agree with this review. While not as spectacular as Curse Your Branches, it definitely has some strong merits. It's hard to follow up an album as great as CYB, but this one will do just fine for me.

I also think that People is a standout track on the album.
11:10 AM on 05/27/11
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I had the chance to interview Bazan this past Tuesday when the record was released for Sock Monkey Sound. He's a really cool guy. We talked about recording the album, Control, Dyan, Macho Man and a bunch of other stuff. Check it out. This is the second time we've interviewed him so check that episode of the podcast out as well.

You can get it at our website or on iTunes:

http://sockmonkeysound.com/podcasts/...-negotiations/

iTunes link to the Sock Monkey Sound Podcast
08:39 AM on 06/01/11
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I'm actually happy to see a lower score, instead of something in the 80s. I liked the instrumentation on this record, and actually liked it a little better than Curses. Lyrically he's tough, and the album is a bit darker than his last, which makes me like it. I think he gets kind of trapped in his own style of writing, and trying to keep the listener engaged throughout can be difficult.

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