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Jill September 21st 2007 06:39 PM

If you must, criticize ESPG here...
 
post in shame!

People coming in here specifically to tell people how stupid they are will be yelled at by me accordingly.

jsho September 21st 2007 06:40 PM

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Lol. Thanx Jill. My last thread was more of a rant on baseless disparagement.

Jill September 21st 2007 06:41 PM

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I know...too much going on in here today.

Sorry about the mix up.

jsho September 21st 2007 06:48 PM

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No worries at all. Every new thread seems to be a censure thread so I'm sure its hard to distinguish them apart today. :)

Mr Proboto September 21st 2007 08:55 PM

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Bangin' should've been on the album. It would've made a good second track, with Let It Die third. Oh well

Katie Everlong September 21st 2007 10:11 PM

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Bangin is poo!

Vicarious September 21st 2007 10:44 PM

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Since I have this thread now, I must say that "Home" is fucking awful. Embarassingly awful. It's a laughable attempt at a ballad. The lyrics are 100% cliched. It's a Sarah McLachlan (sp?) tune. Dave shouldn't have worked with Norah Jones. Now he thinks he is Norah Jones. Defend the song all you want, but not a lick of it is original.

Ughhhhhhhhhh. :(

supern September 21st 2007 11:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicarious (Post 2256563)
Since I have this thread now, I must say that "Home" is fucking awful. Embarassingly awful. It's a laughable attempt at a ballad. The lyrics are 100% cliched. It's a Sarah McLachlan (sp?) tune. Dave shouldn't have worked with Norah Jones. Now he thinks he is Norah Jones. Defend the song all you want, but not a lick of it is original.

Ughhhhhhhhhh. :(

a great Norah Jones collaboration is the one she did with Ryan Adams. It made me like her voice - I compare the two songs, and one is obviously superior to the other...

everlong_farp_rock September 22nd 2007 12:07 AM

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why do we have to post in shame? if we dont' like the album we don't like the album...no shame in that. Just listen to the older stuff.

Mr Proboto September 22nd 2007 12:19 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by everlong_farp_rock (Post 2256698)
why do we have to post in shame? if we dont' like the album we don't like the album...no shame in that. Just listen to the older stuff.

It's quite possible the comment was made in jest.

Just like if I call someone stupid, Jill won't really yell at me. Unless I say it to her. :)

Vicarious September 22nd 2007 01:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sabres39t (Post 2256588)
you 38 and you still rappin




i'm 26 nigga so iz the dubs

I'm not 38 and I have no idea what you're talking about.

21.

hewhoknowsall September 22nd 2007 01:54 AM

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critisim and Foo Fighters can not be used in the same sentence..... lol

Jill September 22nd 2007 02:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by everlong_farp_rock (Post 2256698)
why do we have to post in shame? if we dont' like the album we don't like the album...no shame in that. Just listen to the older stuff.

It was a joke.

I need new material or something. At least Eric still gets me. :cool:

geo. September 22nd 2007 04:04 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Foo'i (Post 2256869)
Got the album today and a TShirt! (Limited Edition CD Plus T-Shirt Pack)
Loving it.

The tshirt is sucky. Even though im wearing it right now.

Leasy September 22nd 2007 06:43 AM

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The t-shirt is way too big for me, looks like it may be a bedtime tshirt. :D

soulpower2 September 22nd 2007 08:15 AM

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My only complaint:

Summer's End should've been replaced with Once & For All.

geo. September 22nd 2007 10:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leasy (Post 2257059)
The t-shirt is way too big for me, looks like it may be a bedtime tshirt. :D

that was my initial thought. But ive decided im going to butcher it with my sewing machine untill it fits.

(I think i just posted this in the other thread:o )

Chandler September 22nd 2007 11:36 AM

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i was looking forward to buy the record just like i did for in your honor, i mean on the ff store. Well, there is no trace of a link to buy the record with. Dont tell me i've lost the preorder thing cuz i spent the last week refreshing the page ALL the time. Im seriously disappointed, that's why im downloading the record right now. I will buy it when they'll fix up a proper link on the webstore.

myhero34 September 22nd 2007 04:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by winnebago85 (Post 2256605)
I don't feel shame posting in here. I've been a fan of this band for many years and enjoyed their music very much, even if a few songs on the last two or three albums to a lesser extent, and its the same with this album but probably a little bit more. I think its great the band have gone with whats natural for them and trying something new musically, and I appreciate the album for that, but it just hasn't had any significant effect on me based on the first experience of listening to previous albums.

Some of the songs are nice, I don't mind mellow music at all, but the 'rock' songs in particular didn't really hit me. I felt like, with the acoustic->rock dynamic of those songs like "Let it Die", "Come Alive", "But Honestly", its like they spent 3/4 of the song emphasising the acoustic melody and building up, then it switches to a louder dynamic, but those songs don't really go anywhere, its just like the song is repeated, and then it goes into a jam/rock out and the song/s end. It feels frustrating because you can see the potential but then somethings missing. Otherwise, the other songs are decent, but for me, PERSONALLY, it doesn't really give me the same excitement as "There is Nothing Left to Lose" for instance, so.. yeah, in closing, I appreciate the album for what it is, but I'll just leave it at that, and keep enjoying the older albums, and look to the future.

Yeah go on, blast away. Whatever.

i crushed this album a few days ago when i first heard it, but now after a few listens i can say that what you wrote is exactly how i feel now. the album is what it is and there are alot of great points, but i am so disapointed because i feel that so many of the songs fall short of what they could be.

greenbaysucks September 22nd 2007 05:40 PM

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it's not very good.

highlights are "Cheer Up, Boys...," "Erase, Replace," and "Stranger Things Have Happened." a nice representation of the current Foo/Dave mindset.

ridiculous lowlights include "Statues," "Home," "Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners" (unfortunate), and "Long Road to Ruin." the first is like a lame Bob Seger tune; the second, a boring trod along a 4th-grade piano chord change; "Miners" would've been alright had it been 1) on the acoustic disc of "IYH" which was, for obvious reasons, not possible, and 2) if it went somewhere other that straight, but the thing repeats itself and never progresses toward anything other than an immediate stop and 10 seconds of planned meddling on the guitar; "Long Road" is an excuse for Taylor and Dave to sing in thirds together live, and goes nowhere.

the rest is pretty middle-of-the-road. to me, it's listenable, but still lacking. i'll probably end up piecing the best tracks together with the best from "In Your Honor" on an iTunes playlist; there are enough songs now to make one, big, good album out of the two.

sonically, it's really good. they clearly did a fantastic job in setting up 606 (i'm assuming most/all of this record was done there, haven't seen otherwise). the drums sound good, as usual, with fantastic room sounds from what i can tell on my monitors. i'm going to give the record another listen today on my roommate's Wharfedales (my FOSTEX PMO.4's have a problem with the lowest low-end).


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