Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by OhTheWater, Sep 20, 2018.
Seeing the gang tonight
Damn they’re good live
Yeah they were great. Always good live. The Wolf is their best song
I'm looking forward to seeing them in February. This album is finally starting to click with me.
do they still play with all of them standing up in the front of the stage, or do they play like a regular band now?
A regular band I guess
My friends sending me pics of the show right now at MSG and the set up looks pretty cool. Looks like the stage is in the center of the floor with platforms leading near the seats on the side.
Also I still haven't listened to this album aside from the first single. I gotta get around to this.
For me Delta shook out to be a LOOONG album with about an EP's worth of good content.
I really still like or love about half this album. Unfortunately the other half is mostly just competent background music. I really think with a shorter tracklist and more refinement to some tracks, this could've gotten a lot of acclaim, because at its most interesting this album really does take the band in some cool and unexpected new directions. But as it stands, it's definitely a case of potential not fully utilized for me.
I really do think if this album was more consistent and concise, it could've gotten considerable critical acclaim. There really is the potential for a GREAT album in here, and it's a shame it doesn't consistently reach those heights.
I agree with all of your points in the last two posts. My only thought is on the refinement thing, because I get the feeling listening to this that they overworked it in the studio. Like they were victims of their own mega success in that I think spending months and months and months in the studio with a superstar producer hurt these songs and this album. I could be dead wrong on this, but most of these songs strike me as over-refined. The biggest example of this would be the change from when they first started playing "Forever" to the wet fart of a song that ultimately ended up on the album.
It sucks, because I think there is a massive amount of musical space between just playing acoustic stringed instruments and making the kind of pop music that Paul Epworth specializes in that they leave unexplored. I still think they took a lot of the criticisms that people lobbed at them after their early massive success too much to heart.
Last summer we made a film for the new record and only just realized it's gone up on YouTube. It was a fun adventure getting the band to Clingstone House in the middle of the water in Rhode Island.