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Owel – The Salt Water Well (January 21, 2022) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Leftandleaving, Dec 21, 2021.

  1. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter


    1. End
    2. We All Get Lost
    3. Play
    4. So It Goes
    5. Beneath the Static Haze
    6. Good for You
    7. Time Will Make Children of Us All
    8. Gala

  2. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter


    beneath the static haze is one of their best songs I’m so stoked

    not listening to the rest until I listen in full
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  3. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    very first impression is that this is very possibly their best record. the shorter runtime helps, and it is much more lively than i expected
  4. Kmil


    Just got through this. Favorite song so far is the first one. I need time to digest, but I'm not 100 percent into this one.
  5. Elder Lightning

    Too old for teen angst, too young to be washed Supporter

    Listened to this this morning, but was distracted discussing racial and economic injustice with my kids. I need to revisit it, but I loved all the singles and really enjoyed the opening track.
  6. Matt Metzler

    [ ;✶ >✮< ✶; ] Prestigious

    I've never really been able to latch onto this band but I try each time they release something. The opening track on this one has me hooked.
  7. Friendjamin

    Regular Supporter

    I like this! I like how it’s shorter than all of their other albums. I like their other albums but they’re just so long. Owel always reminds me of Deas Vail and I love(d) that band.
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  8. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    I agree I think the shorter runtime and pop elements work well for them
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  9. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Yeah this is awesome I’m really enjoying this
  10. I really liked Paris so I'm excited to dig into this!
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  11. m9tt

    heaven knows what i am

    Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this record after not really vibing with some of the singles!

    "So It Goes," "Good for You," and "Time Will Make Children of Us All" are early standout tracks for me
  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    This is fucking excellent.
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  13. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    We All Get Lost is their best song hands down
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  14. Elder Lightning

    Too old for teen angst, too young to be washed Supporter

    I love this. It's become the thing I put on when I don't know what else I want to listen to.

    "So It Goes" dropped the day after I had to put my dog down and that song still wrecks me every time.
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  15. Kmil


    Yeah I love all of this now, I wasn't too hot on it the first listen.
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  16. The_Pioneer


    So I didn’t really listen to any singles and spontaneously decided to download the album before a big trip last weekend and… uhh… this is like absolutely fantastic?

    I wasn’t expecting this kinda RnBish vibe in a lot of the songs, but it fits them really well. Production and mixing is just top notch too (“We all get lost” is a prime example). I also think Jay really stepped up his game lyrically on this one.

    This album kinda came out of nowhere for me and I’m super impressed.

    Also, I could maybe listen to that guitar part in “Play” on repeat forever.
  17. Friendjamin

    Regular Supporter

    I really like this album but haven’t been returning to it too much for some reason. Maybe because I’ve been listening to Big Thief and BCNR so much.