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04:59 AM on 11/04/12 
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I didn't agree with Pitchfork's review of Handwritten insofar as all the stuff about Fallon being more beholden to his influences on that album than in the past, which I didn't think was the case, but for me the album definitely wasn't some life-affirming Almost Famous type thing either. So I guess I'd fall somewhere in between the two.
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p4k needs to start up a forum like this one
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I'd side with Pitchfork on this one.

Definitely.
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p4k needs to start up a forum like this one

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http://www.rawkblog.net/2007/07/he-t...kids-to-dance/
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so fuck pitchfork but who got the demos of this album? anyone else spend the 5 bucks? totally worth it IMO, yes the album versions are better and more refined but some of these demos sound almost Postal Service with the electronic drums, and the more lo-fi recording gives it a feel very similar to We Have The Facts, but less cryptic and more catchy. i think they're great.
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this thread was fun
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horrible thread. i was on the top of my game.
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lol
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aNoteworthy that Pitchfork's review of the reissue gave the album an 8.4

so fuck pitchfork but who got the demos of this album? anyone else spend the 5 bucks? totally worth it IMO, yes the album versions are better and more refined but some of these demos sound almost Postal Service with the electronic drums, and the more lo-fi recording gives it a feel very similar to We Have The Facts, but less cryptic and more catchy. i think they're great.
Didn't spend $5 but I did steal them from the internet! And I'm glad I didn't spend $5 haha, in my opinion they're super boring and don't sound at all like Postal Service stuff, sure it's Ben's voice over electronic drums but they're mostly drum machine loops that get super grating after a minute or so, as opposed to the lush stuff he had to work with for Give Up.
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aNoteworthy that Pitchfork's review of the reissue gave the album an 8.4

Didn't spend $5 but I did steal them from the internet! And I'm glad I didn't spend $5 haha, in my opinion they're super boring and don't sound at all like Postal Service stuff, sure it's Ben's voice over electronic drums but they're mostly drum machine loops that get super grating after a minute or so, as opposed to the lush stuff he had to work with for Give Up.

i think there's definitely worthwhile stuff. I love the different atmospheres he plays with on Transatlanticism, and the altered verse to We Looked Like Giants. I think Sound of Settling works really well as a slow acoustic rock song. Title and Registration is folksier with that banjo and slide guitar... just a lot of surprises that I would have never imagined. Obviously the songs aren't as good as they are fleshed out but I think it's cool to see how they've evolved



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