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Lovedrug - Relive (December 22, 2017) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by thedrudo, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. thedrudo

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    Lovedrug - Relive - December 22

    1. Confession
    2. Ocean
    3. King of the Mountain
    4. Dark Rider
    5. Get Over It
    6. Novocain
    7. Love
    8. Star Born
    9. Cobra Strike
    10. My Neighborhood
    11. S.I.C. (You Call Me)
    12. Rewind

    Had no idea a new album was so close. Three tracks are available for anyone who wants to pre-order.
  2. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    Also had no clue a new album was about to come out.
  3. Holding off on making my EOY list until I hear this. Really came out of nowhere.
  4. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    What’s the lineup now? Isn’t the lead singer the only original member still active? Also, I did not like Notions at all, so I’m hoping this doesn’t sound like that.
  5. vidiviciveni


    These guys just keep going and going, and I've only liked one song by them in the last 4 or 5 albums ("Wild Blood")

    I'll probably skim for highlights at this point

    New song is interesting and possibly good
  6. jedm


    Really, Notions was a great album, topped off with Stalker and Death Becomes Us, two of their best songs.And how could you only like one song? what about "ladders"? Premonition,we were owls. dinosaur, Anodyne! WOW!
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  7. thedrudo

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    Both Notions and Wild Blood are great.

    WB is probably my favorite album of theirs.
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  8. OotyPa

    fall away

    Underrated band. Pumped for this.
  9. Listened to Notions today, more bangers on there than I remembered. Excited to hear this.
  10. thedrudo

    Trusted Prestigious

    Pretty solid on first listen.

    "My Neighborhood" is great.
  11. This isn't bad, but so far it isn't grabbing me much beyond the first three tracks. Tonally it kind of reminds me of The Sucker Punch Show, which is near the bottom of their discography for me.
  12. thedrudo

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    Top three...

    1. My Neighborhood
    2. Rewind
    3. Ocean

    MN and Rewind are top tier Lovedrug songs for me.
  13. totallysweet

    Are we about to kiss? Supporter

    That halftime switch-up at the end of "King of the Mountain" was a nice pay off. Excited to dig into this. Lovedrug always brings it.
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  14. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

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  15. OotyPa

    fall away


    I loved a lot of this band’s releases. Makes sense though- they stuck it out for awhile.
  16. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Yeah I was actually surprised when Wild Blood came out because it seemed pretty touch and go for a while there when they were releasing the three EPs. It was even more surprising every time they kept coming back after that. I’m sad, but they did have a good run. Wonder if Michael will start another project or maybe work on another Boys On The Radio album.
  17. totallysweet

    Are we about to kiss? Supporter

    He and his wife have a new project called Teenage Eagle.
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  18. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Thank you! I had no idea and just bought the two singles they’ve released.
  19. New album just popped up in my new releases on Google Play. Came out last Friday. (III) is a reimagining of Everything Starts Where It Ends in the same manner that (II) reprised Pretend You're Alive.

    According to their Instagram, this is supposed to be a "closing chapter," but they also say "forever is a long time" in several comments. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there was more Lovedrug music at some point in the future.

    ESWIE is my favorite Lovedrug album, so it's awesome that they did this. It's got a somber and washed out vibe that I definitely don't prefer to the energy of the original, but it's still very cool to hear the songs stripped back like this.
  20. Transient_Hymn

    Somebody Turn the Neon Down Supporter

    just discovered this band on my Spotify Daily Mix.
    Black Out is stuck in my head now.

    Anyone have a recommended listening order for all their stuff?
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  21. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Funny this should get brought up. I just discovered like a month ago that the band was reformed and a new album was released during the pandemic, Turning Into Something You Were Never Meant to Be. Pretty cool to find out they’re back and have a whole new album’s worth of material to sink into. I really like it.

  22. Nyquist Jun 29, 2022
    (Last edited: Jun 30, 2022)

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Also, I would honestly start at the beginning with Pretend You’re Alive and move forward in release order because they went a little more pop with their sophomore big label album. Then notoriously took a hard turn on their third album, The Sucker Punch Show. Once you listen to that one, make sure you listen to the alternate version of the album they released later, Sucker Punched. The 2010 EPs +/- Parts 1, 2, & 3, Wild Blood, and Notions are all solid and then they get pretty experimental after that where they’re basically recreating their first few albums.
  23. I think the consensus is that their first two albums are by far their best, though all their releases are worthwhile IMO.

    I personally think Everything Starts Where It Ends is an underrated masterpiece. It's in my top 25 albums of all time. Pretend You're Alive is the album most seem to prefer, though.
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  24. Yes, OK fine, I will post my album rankings :-p

    Everything Starts Where It Ends
    Pretend You're Alive
    Wild Blood
    The Sucker Punch Show
    Turning Into Something You Were Never Meant to Be

    Might be a bit hard on Sucker Punch Show here, I liked it more than most when it was released, but I revisited it recently and it didn't do much for me at all.
  25. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    i’m pretty partial to the +/- ep’s and Wild Blood
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