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The Lawrence Arms - Skeleton Coast (July 17, 2020) Album • Page 2

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Drew Beringer, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. JaytotheGee

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    It is horrible, quite possibly the worst tasting thing but I also love it
     
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  2. Elder Lightning

    Forever a Lake Effect Kid Supporter

    I'd rather drink Malort than gin.
     
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  3. JaytotheGee

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  4. jpmalone4

    Stay Lucky Supporter

    OK yeah it's always been pitched to me as a kind of joke, but I assumed it couldn't still be around if that was the case.

    That said, I wasn't a fan lol
     
  5. JaytotheGee

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  6. kupe

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    This album fucking rocks
     
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  7. rbsfeatures

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    initial (over)reaction is that this isn't as good as Metropole, at least on Brendan's side of it. Nothing as good as Seventeener, Acheron River, YMCA.

    BUT I will keep listening.
     
  8. xmilesross

    Regular

    Always happy to see TLA , a long time favorite band of mine, releasing new music. Lots of great memories with this band.

    This isn't my favorite album and the Chris songs feel significantly better than Brendan's. I definitely need some more time with it but overall a decent album. It doesn't come close to Greatest Story or Oh Calcutta for me but that was never expected.
     
  9. TomG

    Regular Supporter

    I agree with the above 2 comments. TLA albums always grow on me. I had the same reaction with Metropole and I love it now! The Chris songs stand out more on first listen
     
  10. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    On about my sixth listen and it’s probably going to be my album of the year. It’s so dang good.
     
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  11. Gallhammer

    Angry Lesbian / Music Lover

    I have listened to this album far too many times and while it is probably too early to rank it, I am genuinely in love with it. It has a sense of urgency that, while I love the album, Metropole did not have. The lyrics are as clever and poignant as ever, as expected from these guys. Top stuff!
     
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  12. VanMastaIteHab

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    Somehow never listened to this band until now. This album is good!
     
  13. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Hell yeah! Welcome. You have some really good records to dip into once you have played this one out some. Truly excited for you haha!
     
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  14. Dog Fish

    soups up

    As another new listener, which singer is which?
     
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  15. jols

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    Brendan has two styles he uses - the high rasp and the low rasp (lead on PTA)
    Chris is the smoother voice (lead on Last, Last Words)
     
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  16. TomG

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    Brendan is typically the gruffest/gravelly voice (PTA for example), Chris is the cleaner tone voice in the intro track.
     
  17. spreadthehummus2321

    wanna go for a ryyyde

    1st listen loving it. i will be crushed if i miss out on their next tour whenever it is
     
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  18. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Welcome to any and all new Lawrence Arms listeners. You all have made very wise decisions. Hopefully once you all have played the hell out of skeleton coast you take the fun journey of going through their other records!

    Just a heads up for anyone that does plan to go back through, their first two records were unmastered due to running out of money, so those are basically recorded demos. The songs still rock to be sure, but something to keep in mind for A Guided Tour and Ghost Stories.
     
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  19. thewmaynes

    http://johnnymainstream.bandcamp.com

    Chris songs are really strong on this. Metrople was good but didn’t click with me like Apathy, Greatest Story and Calcutta did. After 2 listens I am really enjoying this one!
     
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  20. .K.

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    I find myself enjoying the Chris lead vocal songs.
     
  21. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Like this a lot
     
  22. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Listening to the first two records tonight for the first time in forever. Man, how they've grown. Mostly Brendan songs, super raw, some straight up high school ass lyrics on some of them, lol.
     
  23. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Present Day Memories definitely starts off more like a typical TLA record
     
  24. MacbethSin

    Regular

    Loving this, but is anyone else finding it VERY derivative of their past melodies? Like Tom Delonge level of recycling, not just similar vibes
     
  25. TheBaroness

    a burst and I'm awake now Supporter

    This is the most immediately a TLA record has grabbed me since Greatest Story Ever Told