The Wonder Years Stream New Album

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  1. Melody Bot Apr 3, 2018
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    Melody Bot

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  2. bloodinthesand

    Regular

    AMAZING!!!
     
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  3. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    Is the link broken for anyone else? Dying to listen!
     
  4. CMilliken Apr 3, 2018
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    CMilliken

    Trusted

    Trying to hold out until Friday!

    Edit: actually been listening all morning thanks to the band for sending out digital downloads early!!
     
  5. xapplexpiex

    the past is a grotesque animal Supporter

    This is one of the only times I’ve streamed an album early.
    Holy shit this is good.
     
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  6. danskoldberg

    Newbie

    hmm.. these melodies and vocal patterns are getting pretttty repetitive. Was hoping for more experimentation on that front.
    Solid production though, might come back to this for 'Flowers' and 'We look like lightening'
     
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  7. ViTO

    @vitopagano It Must Get Lonely

    LOVE IT !!!
     
  8. defmytones

    Regular

    This is just. Wow. Incredible.
     
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  9. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    resist ryan resist
     
  10. Gallhammer

    Angry Lesbian / Music Lover

    This sounds pretty nice. First time I've listened to this band in a while.
     
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  11. summertimejesus

    Wordplay all day. Supporter

    It's wonderful. Deep, poetic, and heart-breakingly wonderful.
     
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  12. Spencer Young

    Don't ask me why.

    The album was also emailed to those who pre-ordered the album. My current thoughts:
    Raining in Kyoto is not their best opener (can't beat There, There), but it's a gut punch.
    The only "gang vocal" in the whole album can be found in "It Must Get Lonely" - this is something I'm perfectly okay with. They've almost completely dropped their pop-punk influences here, IMO. Outside of a few guitar chords that are reminiscent of the "suburbia-era" (I can't believe I'm creating a vocabulary for this band), they've fully embraced an alt-rock sound.
    Other standouts include "Flowers Where Your Face Should Be," "We Look Like Lightning," "The Ghosts of Right Now" and "The Ocean Grew Hands to Hold Me." Musically, I'm especially impressed with "Ghosts", as it plays like a huge arena rock song with substance. Guitar solo and everything. Good shit. Lyrically, the line from Lightning is sticking with me: "What song do you want to die to?"
     
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  13. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Think I'll hold out for Friday. Hoping this leaves a more lasting impact on me that their last album, which I really enjoyed but quickly forgot about and hardly return to listen through.
     
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  14. Stevie

    Newbie

    My love/hate relationship with this band continues. Love this album. I like the fact it draws on the darker sounds of bands like Jimmy Eat World and The Cure and mixes if with classic Wonder Years melodies.
     
  15. LosManosFuertes

    Love This Place Supporter

    Just went through this last night and gotta say I'm digging it. I felt it to be a little repetitive as well, but I also just had it on in the background. This is also driving me to go on a Wonder Years kick haha.
     
  16. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Hmmm, I should check it out!
     
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  17. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    Damn...I'm going to hold out till its release as tough as that may be.
     
  18. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

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  19. thevastminority

    Newbie

    Sick!
     
  20. Jared Luttrell

    Regular

    Holding out for the official release. I hope this one sticks with me as much as Greatest Generation.
     
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  21. oneeightytwo

    Regular

    Wonderful record. This band continues to grow.
     
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  22. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

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  23. daldalian

    hopelessly yours, Alabama

    This album is amazing and a perfect step forward from the No Closer to Heaven sound.

    I've probably listened 6 times since I got the e-mail and I'll probably listen 4 more times today. No band hits me like TWY.
     
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  24. fredwordsmith

    Regular Supporter

    Holding out until tomorrow.

    General question: is this record closer sounding to the title track, No Closer or TGG? Or a mix of all of them?

    No Closer is maybe one of the most disappointing records overall that I've heard in years, even though some songs are incredible - that's just my bias showing. And it's their own fault for having such an amazing peak catalog that I hold them to a higher standard than most other bands. But while I was more impressed by "Sister Cities" as a song, I still feel like it falls short of TGG.
     
  25. ArmsLikeTeeth

    Trusted Supporter

    For whatever this is worth, most of us over in the album thread agree that the title track is the worst song on the record.
     
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