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Alexisonfire Band • Page 19

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by atlas, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Petit nain des Îles

    Golden Hour Supporter

    About time, but Watch Out! is actually my favorite album now. My ranking probably looks like this

    Watch Out!
    Crisis
    Old Crows / Young Cardinals
    S/T

    Don't know where to put Dog's Blood, it's on its own level in a good way.
     
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  2. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    I don't know if I'll ever quite put it above Crisis for me, but that's largely because Crisis was my introduction to the band. Both albums are absolutely flawless imo and I love them both so much for slightly different reasons.
     
  3. aoftbsten

    Trusted Prestigious

    I'll never forget putting on Crisis the first time. Drunks, Lovers, Sinners & Saints came at me like a kick in the teeth. That album is just balls to the wall aggressive and I love it.
     
  4. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    Watch Out is my favourite by a country mile. Then S/T, Crisis. Haven't listened to the other one since it came out. Dogs Blood would fit between Watch Out and S/T.
     
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  5. zmtr

    its half your fault so half forgive me

    SUITS TO THE LEFT
    SQUARES TO THE RIGHT
     
  6. nl5011

    Trusted Supporter

    This would be my ranking. Though they all are within a point of each other for sure.
    Such a solid disco from start to finish.

    Watch out!
    Dogs Blood
    OC/YC
    Crisis
    S/T
     
  7. amorningofsleep

    When we all fall asleep, where do we bro?

    Watch Out!
    Crisis
    Dog's Blood
    OC/YC
    S/T
     
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  8. redwing91007

    Next Show - Foals April 22nd Supporter

    Taking advantage of working from home (we got hit with our biggest snowfall in 26 years) to listen to the entire discography in order on vinyl. Haven't done this in a while and damn, everything on 45RPM sounds flawless.
     
  9. JamesMichael

    Web, Designer & Marketer Prestigious

    ALRIGHT!
    This is from our hearts!

    Yeah that song is such a solid opener.
     
  10. currytheword

    Trusted

    The self-titled is so good, and remarked as one of the most influential albums of the genre. This thread is the only place on the planet I’ve ever seen it get panned like this.
     
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  11. atlas

    Trusted

    I don't think it's being panned. People are just recognizing it for what it is, which is a sick album with some genuinely revolutionary and inventive moments and songs on it that also was clearly written by 18 year olds that didn't quite know what they wanted to sound like yet
     
  12. zmtr

    its half your fault so half forgive me

    multiple people have literally called it "bad"
     
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  13. atlas

    Trusted

    well they're dummies
     
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  14. currytheword

    Trusted

    It sounds pretty dumb of me to say, but I think if people weren’t into the band around that time they don’t recognize its relevancy. To see an album like that come from a bunch of teens who were unknown to me (being an American kid who was downloading every album ever for the hell of it) when this album landed in my library in 04 or 05 it was a game changer. Production aside, nobody had an album quite like it. Blending genres as they did and effectively doing so. And the big story overall was, what is this beautiful voice in the midst of all this chaos? Haha.
     
  15. zmtr

    its half your fault so half forgive me

    I agree with all of this. The bolded part is exactly correct.

    I guess that's why I can give people that heard Crisis first and like the S/T the least a pass.
    Who knows if I'd feel the same way about the S/T if I hadn't heard it back in 03.

    What I don't understand is when people call it "sloppy". Watch Out! brought their musicianship to the next level but their guitar work and song building in general got much more vanilla after that.
     
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  16. aoftbsten

    Trusted Prestigious

    I mean a lot of us are ranking it last, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I ranked it last a few pages back but I still think it's an absolute classic (this is an example of why ranking can be fun, but also extremely lacking in nuance). That album changed my musical tastes in so many ways. I think it's a testament to how good this band is that they someone started off on a classic and continued to make records that many consider to be even better.
     
  17. Nick

    @fangclubb Supporter

    I think half of Crisis and most of OC/YC is "bad". It's just opinions at the end of the day.
     
  18. zmtr

    its half your fault so half forgive me

    Right..


    IS IT FRIDAY YET
     
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  19. aoftbsten Feb 13, 2019
    (Last edited: Feb 13, 2019)
    aoftbsten

    Trusted Prestigious

    Definitely agree with this. I think this happens to a lot of bands as they grow older too. They start to settle into more conventional song structures over crazy experimentation. It's not necessarily a bad thing (I still say Crisis and OC/YC are great albums). Often it can be a huge positive when a band's songwriting becomes more focused. That being said, Dog's Blood showed real promising signs of bringing back some of the more interesting instrumentals that made me fall in love with these guys in the first place.
     
  20. currytheword

    Trusted

    No denying that Crisis expanded their fan base and did more for the band than any other release. A pretty big departure from the previous albums, but original and hard hitting. Production is really good too. Really feeds to the songs they wrote.
     
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  21. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    *Ahem*...

    The single is "out there".
     
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  22. Petit nain des Îles

    Golden Hour Supporter

    holy shit, hold me
     
  23. beachdude

    I'm not brave Supporter

    I really dig this. Instrumentation has a really cool groove to it, and both George and Dallas sound dope.
     
  24. azzy01

    Regular

    This is amazing. And feels way too surreal. The bluesish vibe of the guitar is also interesting
     
  25. Petit nain des Îles

    Golden Hour Supporter

    Definitely not what I expected in a good way. It's a direct continuation of Dog's Blood meets Queens Of The Stone Age-y stoner rock influences. Dallas sounds great. Surprised to not vocally hear more from Wade outside of the chorus and the ending, as it seems like his rough tone would be a perfect fit for this style. They haven't missed a beat though.