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01:46 PM on 09/16/13
SpyKi
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Thought it was pretty decent aside from the horrible ending.
02:27 PM on 09/16/13
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Key points about DBMII:
- The most misunderstood record in DGD's catalog
- Their rawest, heaviest, and fastest sounding album
- More of a live feel with less studio polish (the opposite of overproduced)
- The only record where Will Swan wrote and recorded both guitar parts to every track. It showcases why Will truly is the face of DGD
- The drumming ability of Matt Mingus to match Will Swan note for note on anything he does
- Jon Mess' noteworthy progression into a much more technically advanced and rhythmic style of screaming and lyricism
- Jonny Craig showing that sometimes it's not about what you sing, it's how you sing it. I haven't heard anyone else right now that has such a soulful growl with the versatility to fit into a variety styles. The obscure yet effective melodies and hooks he's able to fit on top of off the wall instrumentality more than make up for the lack of discernible lyrics. I heard a story where with Jonny, it's sometimes as simple as hitting the "record" button, and keeping whatever sounds good. There is very organic feel to that practice that gets lost in the more pop-friendly style of producing music..
- Regarding the lyrical content on the album, like Jon Mess said, Jonny Craig is "sex, drugs, and rock & roll". Jonny is a throwback to 80's and 90's rock lifestyle in an era where it's extremely looked down upon in the online music community. To coincide with that, Jon Mess' sarcastic, comedic, mysterious, spastic, and manic wordplay gives the songs a lot of replay value when attempting to decipher the hidden meanings and inside jokes throughout the album.
- DBMII exemplifies the beauty in the internal chaos that has been a part of DGD since their inception. At the end of the day, it's a mashing of very distinct personalities and musical talents who have miraculously been able to write and record a lot of very high quality music.
- Unbeknownst to many who heavily criticized the quality of songs on DBMII, songs like "Spooks", "Blue Dream", and "Elder Goose" are three of the top 10 most streamed Dance Gavin Dance songs on Spotify.
Cannot agree with this anymore, it truly is my favourite Dance Gavin Dance. Especially to those who say Jonny sounded lazy on the record, I don't understand that at all, he sounded like a God on that record.
For the lyrics, that's exactly what makes them unique, their not the best lyrics, but it was refreshing to see, it was fun.
And the musicianship felt second to none. They proved that they truly are one of a kind.
DBMII was my favourite DGD record and one of my top albums for that year.
02:32 PM on 09/16/13
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02:40 PM on 09/16/13
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It's too bad lyric videos weren't popular during the time DBM came out so they could type of things like "oooo ereee aah lay down and ohhh kklwejlkwwjowt"
02:50 PM on 09/16/13
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It just wasn't memorable. Jonny ran out of hooks about 3 albums ago, and I literally can't remember a single standout part in that whole record. It was just long, and boring, pretty hard to get through.

Both of these songs got stuck in my head after I heard them once.
I'm still not one to praise a semi wigger douchebag but I too think the only time Jonny has ever shown any type of skill or memorable vocals were on the DBM albums. Anyone that tries to say this extremely produced vocalist they have now is better and more likable is only doing so to hate Jonny Craig. He does deserve hate, but not about his singing which is the only reason anyone even knows his name.
03:00 PM on 09/16/13
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Key points about DBMII:
- The most misunderstood record in DGD's catalog
- Their rawest, heaviest, and fastest sounding album
- More of a live feel with less studio polish (the opposite of overproduced)
- The only record where Will Swan wrote and recorded both guitar parts to every track. It showcases why Will truly is the face of DGD
- The drumming ability of Matt Mingus to match Will Swan note for note on anything he does
- Jon Mess' noteworthy progression into a much more technically advanced and rhythmic style of screaming and lyricism
- Jonny Craig showing that sometimes it's not about what you sing, it's how you sing it. I haven't heard anyone else right now that has such a soulful growl with the versatility to fit into a variety styles. The obscure yet effective melodies and hooks he's able to fit on top of off the wall instrumentality more than make up for the lack of discernible lyrics. I heard a story where with Jonny, it's sometimes as simple as hitting the "record" button, and keeping whatever sounds good. There is very organic feel to that practice that gets lost in the more pop-friendly style of producing music..
- Regarding the lyrical content on the album, like Jon Mess said, Jonny Craig is "sex, drugs, and rock & roll". Jonny is a throwback to 80's and 90's rock lifestyle in an era where it's extremely looked down upon in the online music community. To coincide with that, Jon Mess' sarcastic, comedic, mysterious, spastic, and manic wordplay gives the songs a lot of replay value when attempting to decipher the hidden meanings and inside jokes throughout the album.
- DBMII exemplifies the beauty in the internal chaos that has been a part of DGD since their inception. At the end of the day, it's a mashing of very distinct personalities and musical talents who have miraculously been able to write and record a lot of very high quality music.
- Unbeknownst to many who heavily criticized the quality of songs on DBMII, songs like "Spooks", "Blue Dream", and "Elder Goose" are three of the top 10 most streamed Dance Gavin Dance songs on Spotify.

thanks for this. i agree.
03:07 PM on 09/16/13
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That Mess part around 2 minutes before it goes crazy sounds a lot like Need Money, I think.
Won't be as good as DBMII, which was a great record, regardless of what anyone says.

That record was terrible minus maybe 4 good songs.

Both songs released for Acceptance Speech are already way better than DBMII.
03:30 PM on 09/16/13
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I am so fucking excited for this album. I seriously don't understand how people are saying Tilian doesn't fit. He is perfect in this.The slow part around 2:30 is proof of that.
04:04 PM on 09/16/13
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Loved this up until the rapping part. Don't hate it, just don't get it. Mess kills this track.
04:12 PM on 09/16/13
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Rap part is great, it balances out some of the darkness of the rest of the song.
04:25 PM on 09/16/13
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amazing, as expected. super solid. the rap part is funny but still good in its own way
04:40 PM on 09/16/13
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First time hearing Tilian. Jeez, he's got a great voice!
05:27 PM on 09/16/13
Patrick McQuaid
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This is a fine song - but there are far better ones on the new record.
06:04 PM on 09/16/13
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There is something about this band that really polarizes listeners. We all have our favorite DGD albums, and that's just how it is. Personally, I love Tilian's vocal patterns and lyrics (listen and read the lyrics to "Descent (From Destiny)" by Tides of Man to really understand what I am saying), so this will probably end up being my favorite of all of their albums. Plus, every member of the band has grown into such stellar, tight musicians.
06:11 PM on 09/16/13
AquaMan
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Never really been into DGD before buuuut, that was pretty special
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