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The Almost Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by mattsayward, May 4, 2016.

  1. mattsayward

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    I'm revisiting Fear Inside Our Bones and quite enjoying it.

    The chorus of the first track 'Ghost' reminds me of something so much, might be an older Foos track or something. Does anyone else get a vibe like that from it?
     
  2. Benjamin Lee

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    I used to really like The Almost, the only album that has stuck with me at all is Monster Monster though. First album feels very unfocused, and unsure. And Fear Inside Our Bones just never really connected with me, the production could have been done a lot better, and most of the songs don't really have much I feel like returning to.
     
  3. bodkins

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    Ghost for sure reminds me of Foo, not sure if I could pinpoint a specific song, but general vibe, totally. Wore the crap out of my copy of Southern Weather when it just dropped. Monster Monster was solid, but I just leaned into diggin SW more. FIOB failed to connect as well, as much as I admire the approach to the album.
     
  4. Benjamin Lee

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    Sadly, I believe Aaron mentioned FIOB failing to connect with anyone as the biggest reason he's kind of discontinued the band. It's been a few years since I played it, so maybe it's time I gave it another shot.
     
  5. bodkins

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    Yea I believe he said something along those lines in the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast. Couple of gems on that record. Almost bought the vinyl the other day, it's like 12 bucks or there about on Amazon.
     
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  6. Benjamin Lee

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    That's actually kind of tempting with my free prime shipping.
     
  7. bodkins

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    That's what I'm thinking. I may snag it in honor of this thread ha.
     
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  8. Garrett

    just looking for a little hope Moderator

    Southern Weather still has some jams.
     
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  9. Colin Your Enthusiasm

    It's nobody's battle but your own. Prestigious

    I would totally get Southern Weather on vinyl. That album still rules 10 years later.
     
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  10. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    YES!! I’m playing it now
     
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  11. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Southern Weather has a few good songs but some very average ones too.
     
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  12. DesolateEarth

    Birb

    Southern Weather and Monster Monster are still solid. FIOB didn't connect with me either.
     
  13. HelloThisIsDog

    Hail yourself Supporter

    With The Almost being on the new Punk Goes Acoustic, does this mean it's being brought back? I'd love another album from them.
     
  14. Rowan5215

    An inconsequential shift as the continents drift.

    I hope so, this project had some absolutely fantastic tunes

    "Monster" (the six-minute one) still gives me chills
     
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  15. Yellowcard2006 Aug 3, 2019
    (Last edited: Aug 3, 2019)
    Yellowcard2006

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    Southern Weather would have been really great as an EP.

    Monster Monster feel more of an "album". I remember when it came out I bought a pre-order at hot topic I think that came with a blank CDR and a download code so I could burn the album months later when it came out. Never saw that again done again.

    It also had a "Monster EP" with a few tracks from the album and b-sides.

    As with others Fear didn't connect with me at all. I tried to revisit it multiple times and just can't get through it. I'd be up for more music though.
     
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  16. Rowan5215

    An inconsequential shift as the continents drift.

    some of those Monster Monster b-sides absolutely slap, especially "Birmingham" and "Me and Alone"

    I think all three albums have great individual songs and filler. FIOB definitely has the most filler but "Ghost" is still an absolute jam
     
  17. bodkins

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    New album “Fear Caller” coming out October 18th via Fearless. Opening track is streaming.
     
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  18. Micool1

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  19. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    I dig this a lot
     
  20. mattylikesfilms

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    This is pretty good. I would love to hear another album in the vein of Monster Monster since I wasn't really a fan of FIOB but I doubt that is happening.
     
  21. Micool1

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    Is he back to being alone in the band? That's what the facebook account picture seems to be suggesting.
     
  22. Ronald.

    Buck Dancer

    I bet he had a batch of songs that he presented to Fearless and they wanted him to put them under “The Almost” instead of his solo project. He said he had a batch of songs ready a while back for his solo work. All the comments on socials are very positive that The Almost is back. Looks like they made the right choice.
     
  23. Ronald.

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  24. That was quite unexpected!
     
  25. mattylikesfilms

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    Really debating getting this vinyl or not... damnit