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02:56 PM on 07/16/12 
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FUCKDIRTYWIPES
Kicking it middle school
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Need on my ipod.
02:57 PM on 07/16/12 
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GoWaitInTheCar
The World Won't Listen.
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Just as I thought I would think. It's a bit too overproduced with the vocals being layered over top. Not that I dislike it, I'm sure I'll listen too it a good bit. I'm just critical as they are one of my favorite bands.
02:57 PM on 07/16/12 
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DylanPPPP
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:')

All I can say.
02:57 PM on 07/16/12 
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HogarthHughes
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Glad to hear it's living up to the hype. I'm going to wait until I get the CD so I'll have something to look forward to after TDKR haha.
03:00 PM on 07/16/12 
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FUCKDIRTYWIPES
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the studio version of Biloxi is great.
03:01 PM on 07/16/12 
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schlotty
See you later, Joben!
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Starting my listen now.
03:05 PM on 07/16/12 
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schlotty
See you later, Joben!
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"45" is such a great opener.
03:07 PM on 07/16/12 
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Jason Tate
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Just as I thought I would think. It's a bit too overproduced with the vocals being layered over top. Not that I dislike it, I'm sure I'll listen too it a good bit. I'm just critical as they are one of my favorite bands.

Or you have confirmation bias.
03:15 PM on 07/16/12 
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eagles1139
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Someone with a decent pair of headphones, how is the sound quality? Should I go against my better judgment and listen?
03:18 PM on 07/16/12 
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Craig Manning
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The production on this is perfect. Just the right amount of studio gloss.
03:30 PM on 07/16/12 
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11:11
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Of course, RIGHT as I have to leave the house for a bit. Just my luck.
03:31 PM on 07/16/12 
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Matthew Tsai
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A kneejerk reaction: Yessssss!!!!!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!!!

A critique: I wish they would do more "different" songs like "Howl." Brian seems to really like one chord particular progression, and as a result there are parts on this album that sound exactly like songs on American Slang and Elsie. There's much more emphasis on detail here, but if you put stripped down acoustic versions of some of the songs here and some of the songs on older albums side by side, I might confuse them for the same song. That applies for some of the songs within the same album as well.

Andddd an overall first impression: It's good!!!!!!!!!!!! The guitars on Biloxi Parish sound freaking fantastic. The force behind the song combined with the amped up production just makes it audible bliss. National Anthem is brilliant, so glad they wrote something so beautiful. I haven't been a big fan of some of their closing songs on previous albums, but this one is in contention for one of the best songs on the album. 45 is a very adequate opener. Very sure the rest will grow on me, but those are the early standouts for me.
03:45 PM on 07/16/12 
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So far, I'm not sure if I've just lost interest in the band, or if the album is just meh. As much as I love this band, I just don't think they're the most amazing band on earth, like a lot of people on this site seem to believe. I'll probably get bitched out just for having an opinion, but as of now ( I'm on Keepsake) I'm neither loving it or hating it, it's just meh.
03:48 PM on 07/16/12 
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Jason Tate
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I'd assume you'd wanna go more than 5 songs in on your first listen.
03:53 PM on 07/16/12 
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Hamburglar
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Sweet Jesus Mulholland Drive.



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