The Wonder Years Band • Page 109

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Melody Bot, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    So I’m really loving the Burst & Decay II arrangements. I don’t think anything here is as much of a change up as Washington Square Park but everything sounds amazing. I wasn’t sold on Hoodie Weather as a choice at first but I think I may listen to this version more than the original.

    I think the burst of the vinyl is a little inconsistent (A side is super light, b side looks better) but I’m sure that will vary for each copy.

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  2. CAC3


    How do you feel like it stacks up to the first Burst & Decay? i'm particularly curious about I Wanted So Badly to be Brave and Cul-De-Sac. Excited to get my hands on this.
  3. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    I think they’ve definitely perfected the burst and decay formula with this one. I wish they took more chances like they did on WSP but I think I like most of these songs more than the ones from the first volume. They sound brighter and have a little more life to them.

    The B side is an amazing run. cul-de-sac is still very much a top TWY song, and while PTSD doesn’t take many chances it sounds great. It must get lonely is lovely and will surely win over some people who didn’t like the production on Sister Cities.

    Hoodie Weather surprised me the most. It starts moody and just really swells by the end with the strings. I haven’t gone back to the original version very often but this one is beautiful.

    With all of that said I still think You in January is my favorite burst and decay song so far.
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  4. Rawrz


    This is really good.
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  5. KidLightning

    Sometimes robots just like being robots Supporter

    Really enjoying this. I think WSP and Hoodie Weather see the biggest improvement from the originals, but everything is quite good.
  6. j0nnymarrzbar


    Passing Through a Screen Door is next level
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  7. J12


    Got my vinyl earlier today. Giving it a spin now. This thing is incredible, and quite a marked improvement over the first (which was also very good.)
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  8. Mister Lyrical

    Forging Clarity Prestigious

    Stream of their radio performance today
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  9. ECV

    Digging through garbage Prestigious

    This is so much better than the first one. This version of Hoodie Weather is stunning. Also Cul-De-Sac is still one of if not the best Wonder Years song
  10. what


    Really enjoying this. My favorite so far is It Must Get Lonely, but that’s easily a top 5 TWY song for me so that’s not surprising. Hopefully they keep making these. I did a discog run recently and there’s a lot of songs I would love hear reworked.. bar bands, now I’m nothing, thanks for the ride, bastards, don’t open the fridge (or really anything from the old splits/eps). Excited to see them in a couple weeks.
  11. rbsfeatures


    Couldn't have asked for a better list of songs to choose - Cul-de-Sac, Hoodie Weather, It Must Get Lonely, WSP all in my top 10 - but I don't love the whole format in general. Not complaining as no harm in having a few different versions, but not something I'll listen to a lot. In a way I wish they were a bit more experimental, reworking some lyrics etc, a bit more like with Logan Circle: A New Hope
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  12. SamLevi11

    Trusted Prestigious

    Feel like people here didn't vibe with Hoodie Weather much but that song has always slapped.
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  13. pauljgreco

    hello. Supporter

    Starting my day listening to this and it's great. Hoodie Weather is probably my favorite on here, but WSP and Cul-de-sac aren't far behind.
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  14. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    I think people vibed hard with Hoodie Weather when it came out (and even before that the forum was buzzing about the track title) but as they started to release more music and it started getting dropped from the setlists it kind of fell by the wayside a little bit.
  15. terps12


    I haven't revisited Sister Cities since it came out. Listened again recently as I'm seeing them in a week or two and still found it borderline unlistenable.
  16. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    I can’t imagine calling Sister Cities borderline unlistenable lol
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  17. terps12


    NCTH was just a significantly better version of everything on Sister Cities.
  18. pauljgreco

    hello. Supporter

    To me, I think Sister Cities is a better version of NCTH
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  19. Micah511

    A higher lonely power sits at our side

    I'm not the biggest fan of either, but this is an absolute wild take.
  20. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Loving this whole EP, but these versions of “Cul-De-Sac” and “Hoodie Weather” are especially wonderful.
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  21. arewehavingfunyet


    Digging this Burst & Decay EP more than the first, probably just because I like the tracks they picked more.
  22. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-aggressive Prestigious

    I think this band does penultimate tracks incredibly well. WSP, Hoodie Weather, Cul De Sacs, Palm Reader, and The Orange Grove are all top tier and it’s nice to have 4 of those songs reinterpreted as acoustic songs. The acoustic version of Palm Reader that came on the NCTH deluxe is underrated.

    think I’ll end up liking this more than the first B&D but they’re both phenomenal and show how diverse the band can be
  23. jordalsh

    never let them see the scales Supporter

    omg washington square park
  24. jordalsh

    never let them see the scales Supporter

    this is absolutely lovely
  25. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Much better than the first