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New Belle & Sebastian LP

Started by holyzombiejesus, March 07, 2022, 12:46:29 PM

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ajsmith2

Quote from: billyandthecloneasaurus on April 27, 2022, 10:59:31 AM

7.36 - every belle and sebastian song for the last 20 years or so

That's a good reminder that everythings about context: most of the reason that that song sounds risible is in the cheap musical accompaniment and the singers wimpy, amateurish vocals. And the overly earnest lyric. But the basic song is pretty solid: if you maybe tweaked the lyrics minimally to give them a tiny bit more archness while keeping the overall message and had Belle and Sebastian perform it as their new single, it'd probably be considered a return to form by many.

Pauline Walnuts

Quote from: ajsmith2 on April 28, 2022, 10:26:02 AMthe cheap musical accompaniment and the singers wimpy, amateurish vocals. And the overly earnest lyric.

But that is Belle + The Machine & Sebastian's appeal isn't it?


Neomod

I know. Let's make an unimaginative homage to Gregory's Girl.

But here's the twist......

Egyptian Feast

Murdoch has some advice for listening to the new LP:

Quote from: Stuart MurdochHow to listen to our new lp if you are an established fan.

Have a drink

Understand it's not Sinister, Tigermilk or Arab Strap

Understand we can't take you back to those days and the way you felt then

Listen to one track, maybe track 5.

That's enough for today

purlieu

He forgot step 6: take the album back to the shop and buy something good.

phantom_power

I am quite enjoying it. It is nowhere near the peak of those first 3 albums and EPs but it is OK, particularly Unnecessary Drama

Famous Mortimer

Quote from: Egyptian Feast on May 06, 2022, 10:20:59 AMMurdoch has some advice for listening to the new LP:

I always think it's a good idea to be condescending to the people who've given me a career, too.

sutin

Listened to the album through 3 times yesterday whilst walking around North Wales and none of it is sticking with me at all (apart from Hand In Glove one that I already knew). I'll playing it on repeat until I actually remember any of it.

Pauline Walnuts

Quote from: sutin on May 07, 2022, 01:44:45 PMListened to the album through 3 times yesterday whilst walking around North Wales and none of it is sticking with me at all (apart from Hand In Glove one that I already knew). I'll playing it on repeat until I actually remember any of it.

We don't know where he came from, but it's said he has walked the hills for decades with his headphones on, his beard now down to his knees.

Malcy

Listened to it about a week or so ago. Think it was ok. Considered pre-ordering the vinyl but hugely unimpressed with B&S vinyl i have.

Quote from: Egyptian Feast on May 06, 2022, 10:20:59 AMMurdoch has some advice for listening to the new LP:

If you don't like it why not listen to some of your old Chris Morris radio shows instead . 
Teen angst in men over 21 is kind of sad. Next friday do the following. Talk to a woman for more than 10 minutes, don't touch a computer ALL day, have a couple of laqers, watch Balls of Steel with your mates.  You'll never have to visit a `forum' again.


phantom_power

It must be hard knowing you peaked with your first few albums and no matter how hard you try you will never get anywhere near that. Or at the least, if you are satisfied just making stuff you like the reaction from fans comparing it to your early days must be a pain in the arse

holyzombiejesus

I've finally listened to this now and it's just not very good. Last song is great though, stands head and shoulders over everything else on the record. Talking of records, has anyone got a bit of a dodgy pressing? I rarely get (or probably hear) bad pressings but the final few tracks sound like the needles got fluff on it.