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Steeeve Perry 10/18/12 03:10 PM

I listen to a lot of different sounding music, and quite a bit of this style -- City and Color, etc. So I'm not saying this as some hardcore kid or a pop-punk pogo-child with no peripheral vision. This album is boring.

syntax omitted 10/18/12 03:46 PM

What's with the hate on Codes and Keys? It was one of my favorite DCFC albums!

schlotty 10/18/12 05:50 PM

album is a 6.5 imo

wanielledalsh 10/20/12 10:21 AM

I thought this album was going to be awful, but it's actually awesome. I love the way he starts and ends the album, it's perfect. Great review by the way!

wanielledalsh 10/20/12 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Steeeve Perry (Post 114355902)
I listen to a lot of different sounding music, and quite a bit of this style -- City and Color, etc. So I'm not saying this as some hardcore kid or a pop-punk pogo-child with no peripheral vision. This album is boring.

You listen to City and Colour and you think this album is boring? How?

Brett9 10/20/12 11:18 AM

Went into this album anticipating a boring, sad sound (based on a lot of reviews and comments)...and ended up really liking what I heard. I think this review pretty much sums it up. I might have rated it differently, but I think this is ultimately a really enjoyable album.

blinkeatworld 10/20/12 02:27 PM

I probably like at least 6 Gibbard releases more than this but that said it's still better than I was expecting after hearing that it was basically just an accumulation of songs written over a long period. Pretty good.

SlappedActor 10/20/12 06:24 PM

6/10 tops. Really bland.

Steeeve Perry 10/21/12 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by wanielledalsh (Post 114409552)
You listen to City and Colour and you think this album is boring? How?

It's lyrically uninspired, melodically underwhelming, full of filler songs and just doesn't captivate me.
You could say the same for plenty of City and Color but I prefer Dallas' songs to most of the ones found here. I just used C&C as an example, instead of a less-AP.net artist.

Also, the songs rip on the Beatles hard but without much success. If I want to listen to someone sound like the Beatles, the new Tame Impala record is amazing.

wethedrowned 10/28/12 11:51 PM

I can't say that the best records were'nt written when artists were at their lows