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Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison (October 16, 2020) Album • Page 2

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by username, May 19, 2020.

  1. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    had no idea about this record, let's gooooo
     
  2. Someone let me know if that deluxe LP is available for UK/EU customers as well please as I don't see it!
     
  3. Dog Fish

    soups up

    what was the original date?
     
  4. Dog Fish

    soups up

    And goddamit, the first track released was the closer. Please god make this trend stop for us album-people.
     
  5. Signifire

    Headphones blaring three stacks Supporter

    I can’t wait for this
     
  6. Jim

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    song is really good
     
  7. a good one
     
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  9. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    can’t wait man
     
  10. BackwardsWalker

    Regular

    Been tough to pull the trigger on $50 for the deluxe edition. Been going back and forth all morning!
     
  11. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    can't wait to listen to this album while drinking hella whiskey and getting hella sad
     
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  12. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    The opening to Distant Axis sounds so much like Going to Georgia by the Mountain Goats it’s insane.
     
  13. Importer/Exporter

    eat us or we’ll eat you Supporter

    that and ‘Crane Wife’ by the Decemberists
     
  14. username

    hey you lil piss baby

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  15. LessThanTrevor

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    This album is really really good.
     
  16. dadbolt

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  17. LessThanTrevor

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    I was coming back to edit. I misread the title track single and then it started playing everything on Spotify and I thought it was the album. So I was three songs in when I posted and thought it was just playing from the beginning. Then Walking On A String started playing and I got confused. My mistake.
     
  18. Importer/Exporter

    eat us or we’ll eat you Supporter

    I think the three singles are impossibly boring mostly and it leaves me wondering if i should reevaluate my thoughts on the past decade of the National. I will still check out the album.
     
  19. zmtr

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    lol what.. why?
     
  20. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    Yes definitely reevaluate one of the all-time great runs of albums based on three singles from one member’s solo album.
     
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  21. I think this album is exactly what you'd expect it to be which is going to lead a lot of people to calling it boring, but I honestly think it's a really lovely listen. it's distinct from what the National has done in the last decade in the way that it is short and relatively undemanding and these are mostly simple and purely good songs.
     
  22. Importer/Exporter Oct 2, 2020
    (Last edited: Oct 2, 2020)
    Importer/Exporter

    eat us or we’ll eat you Supporter

    Don’t get me wrong, the last decade is A+ material lol i should have elaborated. But i view as the strengths of the band are has changed. I used to always think it was Matt and the drums. But i think the more i think about the past two or three records the more i think i don’t like his increasingly direct lyrical style, and i think hearing what that sounds like without the Dessners has made that apparent to me. I liked it better when you’d have no clue what the dude was going to say next.

    it’s always been a component of his lyrics-writing (‘About Today’) but I’ve just never really liked those songs in their catalogue.
     
  23. Importer/Exporter

    eat us or we’ll eat you Supporter

    A growing number of the songs he writes are “i said x / you said y / you walked away / i said come back” type shit and i think the arrangements give that gravity sometimes and these stripped down songs just allow it to become Starbucks music
     
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  24. LessThanTrevor

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  25. LessThanTrevor

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    Alright. Time to hit play on this.