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Remo Drive - A Portrait of an Ugly Man (June 26th, 2020)

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by ImAMetaphor, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. ImAMetaphor Apr 27, 2020
    (Last edited: Apr 28, 2020)
    ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious



    Not even a year since the last one and they’re already back with more!

    Remo Drive
     
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  2. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Hopefully this is better than the last one, which was a big step down from everything that came before it. Short turnarounds like this can go either way but always have me concerned.
     
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  3. ItsAndrew

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    Agreed! The last one was just okay but hopefully this one is better!

    I’m all for bands changing up their sound and experimenting with new sounds but...this band went from a killer poppy indie rock sound to something so much more generic. It wasn’t a good transition in my opinion.
     
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  4. Allhailburnzy

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    Single makes me think this will be a continuation of the last album
     
  5. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    I’m not really sure GH holds up that much for me anymore tbh. I hope this one gets even weirder.
     
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  6. VanMastaIteHab

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    Single doesn’t do a great job of getting me excited. Band has lost a lot of their unique energy IMO.
     
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  7. ItsAndrew

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    Greatest Hits is their best album and nothing will top that, unfortunately.
     
  8. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Stephen looks a lot like John krasinki

    new song is alright – never listened to the last LP, is this what it was like? this sorta indie rock / post punk revival kinda sound?
     
  9. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Finally got around to actually listening to the new song and yeah it unfortunately sounds like they're doubling down on the last album's sound. Shame. Hopefully they do it better this time.
     
  10. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    GH has a couple of good songs, but the last album is such a massive step up song writing wise. Dig the single , so down for whatever comes next
     
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  11. ItsAndrew

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    Hopefully they don't act childish on Twitter and attack people respectfully giving their opinions on the new music like last time. That was so embarrassing.

    Also, forgot to mention earlier, I am not a fan of the song.
     
  12. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    If you like the new single you’ll probably like at least parts of the last album
     
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  13. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    The Grind is still the best song the band has done
     
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  14. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    What lol
     
  15. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    It really wasn’t that big of a deal. Some fans were complaining that the last album didn’t sound like Greatest Hits and they clapped back. Ha. Not the most professional look but they weren’t attacking anyone haha
     
  16. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end



    this shit is miles above anything on GH.

    my hot take is that this band was stuck with a terrible fanbase ever since the Ronald McDonald hype. Theyll never be able to appease those peeps so fuck em.
     
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  17. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Disappointing - I thought I was gonna get s funny story out of it
     
  18. ItsAndrew

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    Nah, they were definitely attacking people at times. For example, calling people who were once fans of yours "teenagers" and "not really fans of us" is not a good look.

     
  19. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    All I really remember is someone implied the album was shallow or phoned in or something like that and they just replied “read the lyrics”
     
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  20. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    I mean tbf erik was also a teenager when that album came out lol
     
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  21. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    That person said the record was “generic pop” and accused them of selling out which I’d also call an attack but
     
  22. ItsAndrew

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    He was, but that doesn't mean he gets to belittle others by calling them teenagers. Sure, it's not much of an insult but still it's not professional. It just rubbed me the wrong way personally.
     
  23. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    It’s not professional but I guess I don’t expect guys in their early 20s in a rock band to be professional? Ha. Lindsey Jordan drinking underage during an Instagram live also isn’t very professional but like... I don’t expect the artists I like to be beacons of professionalism
     
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  24. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    I swear some people don't actually have a sense of hearing but like to pretend they do. How is the last album "generic pop"? How is it "pop" at all? Like, what?
     
  25. ItsAndrew

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    I feel like that comparison is apples to oranges. Lindsey drinking on her own time (and doing what tons of other people her age are doing) is different than a band attacking and getting angry at people respectfully giving their criticism on the bands music. Sure, Lindsey may have been underage while drinking in the past, but I wouldn't call it unprofessional. She does it in her own house and (at least when she was underage) technically under her parents supervision. It's not like she's getting blackout drunk and doing crazy stuff while drinking.