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Marianas Trench – “This Means War” Video

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 20, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. One of my favorite songs on the album.
     
  3. Fox83

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    If it were possible for them to actually break out in the US, I feel like this would be the song to do it. I doubt it will happen though. They deserve a bigger following.
     
  4. parkerxcore

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    Favorite song on the album!
     
  5. FTank

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    I've listened to this album several times recently, it's really good.
     
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  6. JRGComedy

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    It is very good. Did a little write-up of the title track:
    "The titular opening track to their bombastic new album, “Astoria” finds Marianas Trench in perfect form. Nearly all of their albums open and close with tracks upwards of 7 minutes, featuring many different parts and often modulating between several keys. “Astoria” is no different. It’s also an 80’s homage machine, paying tribute to Dire Straits and the Eurythmics during its running time. One highlight finds a harmony that reads, “Everything happens/ it happens/ in threes.” Here, there are three lyrical phrases in three-part harmony, modulating in three keys, and performed in 3/4. In addition to crafting carefully calculated phrases, no one has quite an ear for melody like Josh Ramsay. Co-writer of “Call Me Maybe,” he’ll often introduce a melodic phrase that could anchor a three-minute song, but drop it after thirty seconds, leaving the listener craving more. Though it took four years to finally see the light of day, “Astoria” is worth every second of the wait. "
     
  7. TedSchmosby

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    Hearing them on the radio so often in Canada, I forget that they're not bigger. It's a damn shame.
     
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