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12:12 PM on 07/25/13
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Song drags just like the majority of War Paint. Anxious to hear the rest though. Hopefully a bit more driving than this.
12:13 PM on 07/25/13
billyboatkid
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Liked Sins and Catholic Girls better. Still good.
12:13 PM on 07/25/13
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It's just an opinion, get over it.

With that being said, I don't really like it.

I don't think it's a vibe that suits them and I don't like the production of this record.
I'm not saying that it's stupid to think so, it just didn't strike me as obviously different at all.
12:16 PM on 07/25/13
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I don't love this on first listen, although I didn't love Catholic Girls at first either.
12:19 PM on 07/25/13
Craig Manning
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I was expecting something at least a little different from their past work. This sounds almost exaclty the same as other songs from their back catalogue. I'm not saying it's bad (it's good), just saying if that's the best song on the album, that's a disappointment.

I mean, maybe you'll like "Knives" or "Drowning," but those are really the only songs that even try to venture into new territory. They're a pop rock band: not sure what big departure you were expecting. I personally don't think this song sounds like anything from Reach for the Sun, but it's definitely still the same band writing the same kind of songs.

Exactly. As usual, AJ writes straight up honest songs coming directly from emotion. Not overdramtic

He's an earnest songwriter: always has been, always will be. Anyone who doesn't like that shouldn't listen to their songs.

...everything about it.


agreed with this. the band does absolutely nothing for me anymore.


um, so they deviate from their expect sound slightly and now it sounds totally different? I mean mayday parade had a jazzy intro with an extended guitar solo in black cat and significantly darker sound than the rest of the album (and most of their work in general), but I didn't see anyone go up in arms with that song.

honestly, this sounds exactly like them to me, and in a bad way because it fits my now caricaturized image of them since warpaint.

It is definitively impossible to define a song, its lyrics, or the vocal performance behind it, "overdramatic" without knowing what inspired it or what personal meaning it holds with its creator. You're making snap judgments because you don't like this band or their (heavily) earnest songwriting, but that doesn't mean AJ is being histrionic.
12:23 PM on 07/25/13
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I can't take those overdramatic lyrics and vocals seriously anymore. his vocals on reach for the sun were best.



are you kidding? it sounds exactly like them.
It's about the most important person in his life and it's overdramatic? Are you really THAT insensitive?
12:26 PM on 07/25/13
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...everything about it.


agreed with this. the band does absolutely nothing for me anymore.


um, so they deviate from their expect sound slightly and now it sounds totally different? I mean mayday parade had a jazzy intro with an extended guitar solo in black cat and significantly darker sound than the rest of the album (and most of their work in general), but I didn't see anyone go up in arms with that song.

honestly, this sounds exactly like them to me, and in a bad way because it fits my now caricaturized image of them since warpaint.
Terrible explanation.
12:27 PM on 07/25/13
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This is a completely different sound for them, in my opinion at least. I'm very confused as to how anyone thinks this sounds like their prior work.
I can't believe anyone thinks this sounds better. Can't get into this at all.
12:29 PM on 07/25/13
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Bummer the three best songs on the album were released first
12:30 PM on 07/25/13
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I can't believe anyone thinks this sounds better. Can't get into this at all.
I never said better, I said different. Not feeling it either.
12:31 PM on 07/25/13
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Fuck my company's content block...I can access any site except streaming video or audio..guess I'll have to wait a couple of hours.
12:32 PM on 07/25/13
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Ahhh man, streamed this in the car on the ride home from work. Such a great song. I take it this is sort of the ballad of the record?
12:36 PM on 07/25/13
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Not sure how I feel about this track. Part of me wants to like it but it does seem to drag a little bit.
12:37 PM on 07/25/13
Craig Manning
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Ahhh man, streamed this in the car on the ride home from work. Such a great song. I take it this is sort of the ballad of the record?
More or less.
12:39 PM on 07/25/13
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It is definitively impossible to define a song, its lyrics, or the vocal performance behind it, "overdramatic" without knowing what inspired it or what personal meaning it holds with its creator. You're making snap judgments because you don't like this band or their (heavily) earnest songwriting, but that doesn't mean AJ is being histrionic.
I don't dislike this band, I've just been greatly disappointed in them in the past so I've been very weary of them. and you're right, I don't know what the personal meaning behind it is, but this song makes me not want to care at all. the band has been singing all too similar tunes for a while now and it's getting very tiring.

look at eminem, sure his new albums are meaningful to him and I don't know what they're all about because to me, eminem's music hasn't progressed in any way and/or lacks anything interesting (i.e. he's a one-trick pony that refuses to learn new tricks that are anything worthwhile). same thing with this band, I really can't care about the meaningfulness of their new songs like I did with northern lights or permanent rain because they don't sound like they're going anywhere with their music. and I don't care how meaningful this song is because I don't care about the song itself - the instruments, the aesthetic, the histrionic singing that sounds forced.

I'll use anberlin's *fin as an example, sure the song is incredibly significant to the band/singer, detailing the singer's personal experience and struggle with religious convictions, etc. and now say that I didn't care for the song at all (which I do, just using this as an example), are you going to expect me to care about any of that? you shouldn't. and you should definitely expect me to think he's being overdramatic in his impromptu outro.
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