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311 – “Too Much to Think”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Tater Tot

    Newbie

    Meh
     
  3. don't fret

    Newbie

    One of their better ones recently
     
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  4. Phil507

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    Sounds like.......311. I still have no idea how, up until as late as 2013, these guys still headlined ampitheaters.
     
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  5. crunchprank

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    Uh... why did they not release this tomorrow?
     
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  6. Jackbo487

    Regular

    this song was produced by John Feldmann, btw...and I think they will release another tune tomorrow, just a hunch
     
  7. Jackbo487

    Regular

    oh they still do, and will be doing so again this summer :)
     
  8. Fox83

    Trusted

    I don't consider myself a big 311 fan, but for some reason I really loved Stereolithic. Looking forward to their next album now.
     
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  9. Mrk_Brdshw

    Dusted Groove

    I really like this song actually. Been a fan pretty much all my life, but it seems like most people in my case do not like when 311 tries to go for this poppy sound. I actually think the hook is pretty well crafted and the production seems a lot tighter than even Stereolithic. I feel like this song is going to be an outlier on the record in terms of sound because all of the other clips we've heard from the new record have been pretty dark. Stoked about having 17 new songs either way though.
     
  10. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    sweet sweet fantasy baby Platinum

    Because they come original
     
  11. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    definitely sounds like it was produced by feldy.. there were a couple points where i expected there to be a transition into a scream from Matt Skiba haha.
     
  12. Jackbo487

    Regular

    I actually think the verse structure sounds a lot like what Feldmann's done on some recent Goldfinger records too
     
  13. I didn't understand this comment yesterday, then I wrote down today's date and it hit me
     
  14. Behind the Barricade

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    They still have a pretty big fanbase! Up until recently, I wondered how a band like OAR are still touring year round and are still playing amphitheaters in the summer. I think this summer is the first one they're not headlining.
     
  15. AshlandATeam

    Regular

    Literally every person I went to high school with loves 311 and Dave Matthews Band. No matter what else happens or what other opinions they have, those two bands are crowd pleasers.

    I'd guess that's just he way it goes for people of a certain age - some bands just never stop being a draw no matter what for some people.
     
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  16. Mrk_Brdshw

    Dusted Groove

    Plus, with bands like that, they never really "go away". Maybe in the mainstream eye they do, but 311 still releases an album every few years and haven't missed a Summer tour in probably 20 years. They also alternate big events every year, an 80-song show in New Orleans for 311 day one year and then a three-day cruise the next. Stuff like that, their Grassroots Uplifter vaporizer, their "Amber Ale", etc. always keeps them in the conversation with their fans without having any real hits in the last decade. They never really take a hiatus; they just hibernate during the winter.
     
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  17. Behind the Barricade

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    I will never understand how Dave Matthews got so popular. His audience ranges from stoners to frat bros and everyone in between. I don't get it but I know his "retirement tour" will sell out every single date.
     
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  18. Phil507

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    Let's have some fun. How does everyone rank their discography (worst to best)? I won't count Damnit! or Unity as they are WAY old and before the core lineup was solified. For me it goes: Stereolithic, Don't Tread On Me, Uplifter, Universal Pulse, Evolver, Transistor, Grassroots, Music, Soundsystem, s/t, From Chaos
     
  19. Mrk_Brdshw

    Dusted Groove

    No love for Stereolithic? Most fans seem to like that one.

    Best (the top four always switch for me)
    Soundsystem
    Transistor
    Grassroots
    S/T

    Music
    From Chaos
    Stereolithic
    Evolver
    Universal Pulse
    Uplifter
    Don't Tread on Me
     
  20. Phil507

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    Stereolithic was fine just felt like 311-by-the-numbers. It was also a bit long but, given that they now work to satisfy the hardcore, having more songs is always a plus even if some of them are iffy.
     
  21. Mrk_Brdshw

    Dusted Groove

    I kind of agree with that to a certain extent. There is a stretch of songs towards the end ("Simple True", "First Dimension", "Made in the Shade", "Existential Hero") that is probably one of my favorites ever. Still a good chunk of songs I could probably do without towards the beginning though.

    I'm hoping this new record is less of the "ok what do our fans want from us?" and more just whatever they want to try. This new single, although it maybe catering to people who are fans of "Amber", is at least a little bit of new territory. Evidenced by the fact that so many of the hardcore fans don't even like the song because it's too different. haha.
     
  22. Pepetito

    Regular Supporter

    Because Dave Matthews is awesome.
     
  23. Pepetito

    Regular Supporter

    Yeah. Soundsystem, Transistor, and S/T are as good as it gets.
     
  24. Jackbo487

    Regular

    whoa you didn't like Stereolithic? I thought it was better than much of what they've done since Evolver, at least...
     
  25. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    fuck.... i like this. I have absolutely no hate for these guys. They make enough great tunes to keep me interested.

    311 at riot fest!
     
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