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02:17 PM on 07/17/13 
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The point I was making with ESP&G is that instead of doing another double album like In Your Honor, they condensed it into one album (which I thought was very effective, maybe I'm the only one who rates it that highly.)

If Brian wants to write some acoustic based Americana music, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to implement that into a Gaslight record. Same with a dark, moody HC-style song. There's a way he can tastefully combine all the sounds he wants to pursue without having to put out multiple albums. I think he just churns out a lot of songs and its probably hard for him to narrow things down.
06:45 PM on 07/17/13 
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Bingo. I think of Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace from the Foo Fighters. They had just released a double album, half electric and half acoustic, and it was just too much. Then they were able to blend all of the heavy stuff they wanted to do with all of the acoustic stuff they were doing and it turned into their best album. It'll take some work, but Brian is capable of putting together a fluent album that encompasses all he wants to do.

I don't want a Ryan Adams, 3 albums in one year situation.

No way you really feel that way...
07:07 PM on 07/17/13 
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No way you really feel that way...

Yes. I absolutely do feel that way. Guess I'm crazy.

Didn't he in Handwritten? There's definitely those songs in that album ... the last two define it.

For sure. I was commenting on the guy on the last page who was talking about a covers album, a new Gaslight album, a new Horrible Crowes album, and a solo album over the course of a year or two. All that should be condensed into one good Gaslight offering, we don't need 3 albums.
07:33 PM on 07/17/13 
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I love what he did with THC and HW and think they were fairly different, so I must be in the minority that likes that there are different songs featured in different avenues.

Don't get me wrong, Elsie is my 2nd favorite thing Brian has put out. I love that album. If he still has something he wants to get out AFTER they give everything they have to a Gaslight record, I'd love it. I just don't want him spreading himself thin trying to do multiple things at once. Put these side projects on hold for a while, all I'm saying.

EDIT: I realize this sounds like I'm backing out of my original argument where i said we dont need multiple albums. but this is what I was trying to get across originally lol. I don't want three albums being worked on AT ONCE.
07:54 PM on 07/17/13 
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Nope, you're in the majority.
09:58 AM on 07/24/13 
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From what I can tell, the rationale for the different projects is driven more by the amount that Brian writes, and what he's writing, rather than just a need to have 4-5 different projects goign on at once. That is, he seems like a prolific dude with a lot to say who enjoys experimenting with different sounds. And some of those sounds don't quite jive with the general Gaslight Anthem aesthetic.

I don't think it's this thing of like, "OH MAN! GOTTA PUT OUT RELEASES UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES!" so much as "I have all of these songs, and song X doesn't fit with band Y but I think it's pretty great." I hope that made sense...
10:04 PM on 07/24/13 
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Anyone have The acoustic Gaslight Anthem split with the Scandals?
07:50 PM on 07/28/13 
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Saw them on Friday night in NYC with the Bouncing Souls. It was a pretty phenomenal set on the whole, though I was a bit surprised by the relative lack of American Slang songs ("Queen of Lower Chelsea" was the only track).

Apparently the show tonight got a bit awkward...
08:23 PM on 07/28/13 
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what happened?
09:08 AM on 07/29/13 
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Yea, Brian posted a dark instagram photo of text that said the date and 'NY, you broke my heart' or something. Trying to find deets.
09:18 AM on 07/29/13 
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Oh, I guess Brian got pissed when the crowd started chanting 'Bruuuuce' like they wanted them to play a Bruce cover or something.
09:21 AM on 07/29/13 
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Yeah, he wrote a blog about it too.
09:48 AM on 07/29/13 
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The point I was making with ESP&G is that instead of doing another double album like In Your Honor, they condensed it into one album (which I thought was very effective, maybe I'm the only one who rates it that highly.)

If Brian wants to write some acoustic based Americana music, there's no reason he shouldn't be able to implement that into a Gaslight record. Same with a dark, moody HC-style song. There's a way he can tastefully combine all the sounds he wants to pursue without having to put out multiple albums. I think he just churns out a lot of songs and its probably hard for him to narrow things down.

I'll back you on Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace. Not sure if I'd call it their best, but it's certainly more effective than the bloat of In Your Honor or the bore of One by One, which I think is easily their worst album.

With that said, I think Brian expanding his horizons has resulted in him making the best music of his life. Elements of the Horrible Crowes bled over to Handwritten, which I find to be the most varied (and best) album Gaslight have released. I love The '59 Sound as much as the next guy, but it gets kind of repetitive in the mid-section. By writing all different kinds of songs and pursuing different projects, Brian has been able to sharpen his writing considerably. He was always a great lyricist: now he's a great melodist, too. I'll listen to four albums in a year from him if it keeps taking him down interesting songwriting paths.
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One by One has about three songs I like.

Dave Grohl doesn't seem to like that album much either.
01:32 PM on 07/29/13 
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I can understand his frustration at people like that at gigs, but hey, you make your bed, I suppose you've got to sleep in it?



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