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08:54 AM on 03/18/13 
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Cool. Based on the cover and first single, I think this is going to be a bit different for them. Hopefully I'll like it. I ended up really liking This is War.

Also, track list..

1. Birth
2. Conquistador
3. Up In The Air
4. City Of Angels
5. The Race
6. End Of All Days
7. Pyres Of Varanasi
8. Bright Lights
9. Do Or Die
10. Convergence
11. Northern Lights
12. Depuis Le Début
09:04 AM on 03/18/13 
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This Is War had some really nice moments, but man, those electronic elements did not work for me in the first single.
They felt a little out of place to me as well but usually when a band I like tries something different I try and hold off judgement until I've given it a good amount of listens, just because I'm not the best when it comes to first impressions. I'm hoping it'll grow on me. Plus I'm guessing there's much better stuff on the record.
10:36 AM on 03/18/13 
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Anyone got a link to the single?

This Is War and A Beautiful Lie had some really good moments, when they went all out and created these huge soaring choruses. The more somber and quiet moments weren't as interesting to me. If this album has massive, catchy sing-a-long choruses, I'll be happy.
I used to feel the same but some of the more buildy (for lack of a better word) quiet songs like A Modern Myth and Alibi have become some of my favourite songs they've done. There's still a few on each album I don't care much for though.
01:10 PM on 05/16/13 
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No where near as good as TIW. I never thought Up in the Air would be one of the highlights, haha.
02:32 PM on 05/16/13 
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Damn, that doesn't sound good. I still wanna listen to this as I do enjoy TIW, but I'm not in any particular hurry. Are there lots of big anthemic 'Kings and Queens' type songs? That's pretty much the only type of songs I like from these guys.
Kind of, but in a completely different way. There's a few decent tracks on here and Up in the Air has significantly grown on me so maybe the rest will too.
09:44 AM on 05/17/13 
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Lol you need to chill.
I definitely think 30STM stole AVA's style a little bit...but Tom isn't making big radio songs like 30STM.
Some will say 30STM sold out BIG TIME with this album. I still think AVA hasn't sold out.

To each their own. Listening to this album now...love the opening track!
3STM have been around a lot longer doing the whole spacey rock thing. Also, I don't see how this album is them selling out at all, if anything it's weirder and less accessible than their past two records.
10:54 AM on 05/17/13 
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Needs more ROCK instruments and less synths/weird spacey techno shit.

But I still like the album!
It just needs better songwriting. They could make a fucking great album full of synths and "weird spacey techno shit" if the songwriting was still great. It's growing on me, "The Race" is pretty bad though.
11:15 AM on 05/17/13 
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It's got some enjoyable songs but I'd say their's like 7/8 songs on TIW that are better than everything on here so it's a pretty big disappointment for me.
11:47 AM on 05/17/13 
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Ah. Well I had no expectations for the album, and didn't even know they had one coming out until you asked about it. So I can't be disappointed! whee.
the good life.
03:23 PM on 05/17/13 
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A Beautiful Lie is their most commercial record.



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