02-03-2013 09:31 AM
02-03-2013 09:53 AM
wonder 2 is definitely mbv breaking new ground. I agree, it is the next step forward for them. But I love the whole album. The chord progressions, melodies, and key changes have advanced substantially compared to their other work, and the textures seem more complex now. funny, it reminds me a lot of serena maneesh... a case where the disciple influences the master.
Yeah, I'm going to give it a few more listens. It seems like something that works better as a whole.
02-03-2013 09:55 AM
Urinate Forever wrote:
you guys are getting me hot and bothered with all this talk! stop teasing me, i dont get paid until midnight!
It's not the best way to listen, I'd prefer to just listen to the album than click on the next video when each song ends, but they've put all the songs on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOfficialMBV?feature
02-03-2013 12:18 PM
02-03-2013 01:24 PM - edited 02-03-2013 01:25 PM
It's good, listenable record. I don't know what I expected, but it sounds like MBV and still not like what anyone else is really putting out there.
"Wonder 2" is a beautiful mess of a song. Wow.
02-03-2013 03:48 PM
02-03-2013 04:35 PM
ill add my 2 cents: this record is an effect record. I dont hear alot of guitar verb or any of the stuff Loveless is supposedly made from. The guitars are multi-amps but theyre raw and present. Theres alot more groove on this record (New You doesnt sounds like a MBV song and it does). This sounds like he learned alot from his time in Primal Scream (Im sure Bobby G spurred him constantly to make a new record) and Serena Maneesh. I swear those are ebow lines in Wonder 2. The guitars are raw and in your face, but has the glide thing and open tuning. Its not Loveless. I love Only Tomorrow and its playing pauses. Its somehow him showing hes not overdoing it. Theres actually un-effected lead lines in there as well.
I dont think of Loveless as an effects record, but a technique record. Then people said Shields is a fx guy, and then I guess in 20 years he became one.
This record isnt hype, its legend. One Shields has to live up to. I think he did it very well.
02-03-2013 06:22 PM
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02-03-2013 07:56 PM
02-04-2013 07:20 AM
Well here is my 2 cents:
This sounds like Loveless Side B. It sounds good but it sounds like a 90s record. I would have liked to hear something new, not just a rehash of their "sound".
there's a part of me that agrees, but then i listened to "she found now" in the car this morning and my nostalgic side kicked in and I was feeling so happy imagining myself in 1991 again and what I would've thought about the album then.
IMO, only a few songs really sound like they could have come from loveless... she found now, only tomorrow, who sees you, and if i am. The others explore some new territory.
02-04-2013 10:14 AM
I've had this on endless repeat pretty much since the opening kickoff yesterday haha. Shit's great. Some pretty cool beats on this one too. And the tones, THE TONES. More diverse and layered than I expected. I still have yet to listen to this on headphones or in the car, but they sound great through monitors. Wish I could see them live again, some of these songs sound like they'd make me come three times if I saw them live.
02-04-2013 03:35 PM
No way..I think it sodunds quite modern..not like loveless at all...that's pretty amazing feat for an artist
I agree with this. It sounds different, but still like themselves.
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