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11:11 AM on 08/25/13 
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Craig Manning
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On the surface it's not a bad album, sure, but it lacks almost everything that made me love them in the first place.

A perfectly fair statement. I still get the same feeling from about half the tracks, but the other half loses me a bit. Hard to go back and listen to War Paint and not feel disappointed in this one.
01:36 PM on 08/25/13 
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There are some days I have where Golden Record feels like it's lacking something...

But then, it's 1 a.m. and I'm driving through town, windows down, August air, & I can see where it fits in with the other records. Each callback, each different view point. The differences of new musicians. A golden haze on the memories of high school, and feeling hopeless, and war paint, feeling angry and hostile and confused, but now, feeling these feelings still, but with a more mature thought about it. A confidence and optimism.

Anchor.
Catholic Girls.
We Will Wait in the Fog.

Insane songs to me that are where I like the contrast to Miscommunication, War Paint, In My Room.
04:24 PM on 08/25/13 
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I still highly dislike Drowning and I'm So Pathetic but the rest is really starting to grow on me.
The sequence of songs from Knives to Into the Comfort is in my opinion the strongest sequence of 5 songs that this band has had on any of their records.
04:44 PM on 08/25/13 
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Zac Djamoos
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Drowning is one of the best songs on the album.
05:14 PM on 08/25/13 
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mka12992
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Drowning is one of the best songs on the album.
For real. Do not get the hate.

Catholic Girls
Drowning
Into The Comfort
Knives
Anchor

That's my (loose) top 5.
06:29 PM on 08/25/13 
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Cody Nelson
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Has anyone seen them tour this record yet? Thoughts on AJ's performance, if so? Really, really curious as to whether or not he's destroying his vocal cords or really has just 'begun to find his voice.'
07:26 PM on 08/25/13 
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mka12992
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Has anyone seen them tour this record yet? Thoughts on AJ's performance, if so? Really, really curious as to whether or not he's destroying his vocal cords or really has just 'begun to find his voice.'
Will more than likely see them Tuesday, I'll let you know what I think if I do.
10:04 AM on 08/26/13 
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Has anyone seen them tour this record yet? Thoughts on AJ's performance, if so? Really, really curious as to whether or not he's destroying his vocal cords or really has just 'begun to find his voice.'

I saw them a few weeks ago and AJ sounded incredible. He still was able to dial it back on older songs when it was appropriate but he was ripping through the new material with ease. I thought he might be ruining his voice as well after hearing Golden Record but now I don't think that is the case.
10:35 AM on 08/26/13 
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I saw them a few weeks ago and AJ sounded incredible. He still was able to dial it back on older songs when it was appropriate but he was ripping through the new material with ease. I thought he might be ruining his voice as well after hearing Golden Record but now I don't think that is the case.

Too early to tell.
10:35 AM on 08/26/13 
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Catholic Girls da best
08:46 AM on 08/28/13 
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mka12992
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Has anyone seen them tour this record yet? Thoughts on AJ's performance, if so? Really, really curious as to whether or not he's destroying his vocal cords or really has just 'begun to find his voice.'
To give an update, I saw them last night, and it was a great show. AJ sounded great throughout, and only seemed to have trouble on Work in Progress (which was at the end of the set and kind of a bitch to sing anyway). I didn't notice any issues on older material, he really did seem to dial it back for those with ease, as someone said earlier.

Also, all the Golden Record songs they played sounded great. Knives, especially, sounded incredible live.
01:58 PM on 08/28/13 
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Nothing prior to Golden Record ever held my attention, but I think this is doing it. It sounds very much like a few other bands, but I can't put my finger on which ones. They definitely had a very Valencia and The Starting Line inspired sound before, but now it's something else.
08:46 PM on 08/28/13 
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I'm So Pathetic has grown on me so much. Used to be the only TDS song I honestly disliked but I was listening to the album in my car the other day and the chorus just clicked
11:44 AM on 08/30/13 
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New video for "Sins"

11:54 AM on 08/30/13 
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Cody Nelson
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Actually a really cool video. The verse harmonies on that track are still my favorite thing about this record, I think.



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