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In Topic: New album, HELP US STRANGER

28 June 2019 - 03:14 PM

Just given the new CD a first spin. Glad to have the Racs back! Now, about that TBA slot on the Glasto Park Stage early Saturday evening, hmmmm?

I so want it to be but I'm hearing it's Foals.

In Topic: New album, HELP US STRANGER

25 June 2019 - 04:45 AM

Middlesbrough, but my friend in Newcastle hadn't had hers on Friday. So annoyed I missed out on the white version, it seems to have sold out super quick -  my local shop's all went on pre-order. Reflex in Newcastle completely sold out of all their copies over the weekend too!

Ah we're close by.

In Topic: New album, HELP US STRANGER

23 June 2019 - 08:54 AM

Stand outs for me are:
Help me Stranger
Bored and Razed
Don't Bother me
Sunday driver
Live a Lie
Thoughts and Prayers

Edit: What's Yours is mine sounds like a Dead Weather cut to me.

In Topic: New album, HELP US STRANGER

22 June 2019 - 03:50 PM

I've just been waiting for my CD to arrive in the mail, so I haven't heard anything other than the four singles and....Only Child, which is terrific!  Strong, evocative melody, unique instrumentation/pedal effects, just about perfect structure.  
ETA:  Listened to each of the individual songs I hadn't heard, basically in order.  Strong album, about on par with Consolers, possibly even better.  Like Consolers, light years better than their first album.  Lyrics still aren't as unique or eccentric as Jack's best work (solo and with TWS), but the song structure and musicianship is solid.

oh wow, I wouldn't put it near Consolers. For me that album is near perfect.

In Topic: New album, HELP US STRANGER

22 June 2019 - 06:57 AM

So I've listened all the way through, rating each song. My average, as I expected, comes out as a 7 out of 10. Solid effort with some top notch tunes on offer. For those who like decimal places in their ratings (I don't) it would be 7.5.