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Mew - Visuals (April 28th, 2017) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by airik625, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

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    Side A

    1. Nothingness And No Regrets
    2. The Wake Of Your Life
    3. Candy Pieces All Smeared Out
    4. In A Better Place
    5. Ay Ay Ay
    Side B

    1. Learn Our Crystals
    2. Twist Quest
    3. Shoulders
    4. 85 Videos
    5. Zanzibar
    6. Carry Me To Safety

    Available for preorder here:

    Mew
     
  2. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Whoa! That's some creepy album art. Excited for this.
     
  3. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Yesss
     
  4. Kyle is hk

    Not Kyle Shanahan Prestigious

    Wow what an awesome surprise
     
  5. Deathco_019

    Drummer

    Last album was great. Here for this
     
  6. Ben

    BLEDSOE CUZ I SAID SO Prestigious

     
  7. really into this song.
     
  8. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Just realize that it's the closing track. Poop. Wish I didn't listen.
     
  9. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    new song is really cool, high hopes for this album now
     
  10. christsizedshoes

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    Whoa, nice surprise, really quick turnaround time compared to the last couple albums.

    I've had concerns about this band's future since Bo left in 2015, but new track is killer. Actually, I'd even say it has that over-the-top weirdness from NMS that was largely missing on the last record, so I'm pumped.
     
  11. Jim

    Trusted Supporter

    sweet
     
  12. Horrorca

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    I'll listen later today, but pumped for this oh yes
     
  13. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    This feels super soon, ha. Still interested.
     
  14. Horrorca

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    was that a saxophone when the tremolo picked guitar part begins? p cool
     
  15. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Great track!! Decided to randomly check this after barely ever listening to them before, phenomenal stuff.
     
  16. Horrorca

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    anyone who is reading this thread that hasn't listened to Mew has to go listen to Glass Handed Kites

    now
     
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  17. Horrorca

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    also, and I say this because there seem to be many fans of Coheed and Dear Hunter in this board: this is how you do prog rock/pop without becoming a caricature of yrslf or a Rush/Yes parody
     
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  18. Horrorca

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    also, bonus cool kid points for having J Mascis as a guest in yr album

    doing vocals

    because you have enough shred in you that you can have him guest without playing guitar
     
  19. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Both those bands are fantastic and pretty different from what I've heard of Mew, I don't see the need for reaching for a comparison.
     
  20. Horrorca

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    need? there's no NEED to discuss anything

    I just like contrasting and comparing

    Coheed's been on my mind as of late (because of the Coheed thread) and I've been thinking about what makes a good prog rock/pop band and how the line between ridiculous and prog-tastic is so thin, and then this thread came up and it was like "aha, that's it"

    that's all

    at the end we're all here for a bit o mental masturbation ; )
     
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  21. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    go listen to Glass Handed Kites asap
     
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  22. christsizedshoes

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    GHK is epic in its own right - but actually, I was going to recommend beachdude go straight for No More Stories if this new track blew him away. GHK and NMS are quite different stylistically despite their shared brilliance.

    "Carry Me" sounds like a completely natural evolution from NMS, even more so than most of +/-.
     
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  23. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Fair enough haha, wasn't trying to bash you or anything I just felt like it was kind of a random comparison lol. Personally I think Coheed frequently falls on the right side of that prog "line" you're talking about, they have a lot of really hooky and memorable tracks for me.
     
  24. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    I went to Frengers first because I don't do what I'm told lol... that and another online friend of mine had told me that was the best to start with, and I'll probably just listen to that and the albums after it chronologically. Really loving this so far.
     
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  25. christsizedshoes

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    Every one of their releases is fantastic, despite the band constantly reinventing themselves. Frengers is an excellent, tasteful pop-rock record with a dream-pop tinge to it. After that, though, they went in a drastically more eccentric and surrealist direction - with GHK being a guitar rock take on that idea, whereas NMS is pure dream pop and heavily electronic.
     
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