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Forum: News 03:58 PM - 03/09/15
Replies: 47
Views: 4,956
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Wow, thought for a brief moment during the ambient opening that I was listening to the first track on The 1975's album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLjmOXUF7Pc). Same key and everything.
Forum: General 05:10 PM - 11/21/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Yeah, re-amping's definitely not the issue, it's all the compression, chopped up recording, tuning, and bad guitar tones. That being said, I do prefer mic'ing an amp while recording because you can...
Forum: General 11:26 AM - 11/05/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I feel the same. It's a great song, but for whatever reason I never get as moved by it as I expect/hope to. Also, discovering the last line was "you look so cool" instead of "you look so cold" really...
Forum: General 02:32 PM - 10/30/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I love their atmospheric and slow stuff ("Me", "Anobrain", "Undo", "Facedown", etc.), but I think this is less effective than those as a standalone song. It sounds like they really did score to the...
Forum: General 12:45 PM - 10/30/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
It was ok, definitely can see it being effective in context, but wasn't very enjoyable on its own because it doesn't go anywhere. Nice atmosphere, kind of like "Me" and "Woman", but brighter. Also...
Forum: News 01:39 PM - 09/09/14
Replies: 31
Views: 6,271
Posted By Me & My Arrow
To add to that, they're also in the same key and the melodies in the chorus are almost identical (particularly if you swap the first and second lines in "Cautioners"). I wonder sometimes if the band...
Forum: News 10:09 AM - 09/08/14
Replies: 41
Views: 5,412
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Well, I do think that Matty's vocals have taken a hit, whether it's because of the non-stop schedule, drinking, smoking, whatever. And I agree, they don't seem to have dipped at all energy-wise, but...
Forum: General 10:27 AM - 08/15/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,148
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Ellipse is my favorite album of hers. First Train Home, Wait Out, Tidal, and Half Life would all belong on her best-of album, in my opinion. SFY might be more consistent overall, but I don't think...
Forum: General 05:54 PM - 08/12/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,148
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Her songs tend to fit in four categories for me: ones I love, ones that have novelty/experimental appeal, ones I find somewhat bland, and ones that do nothing for me. Sparks is no different; I'd...
Forum: General 01:55 PM - 08/11/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,148
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I only saw one video in which she talked about using the heartbeat and showed the main piano chord progression for the first time. It was much slower than the song turned out and I liked it much more...
Forum: General 10:15 AM - 07/25/14
Replies: 979
Views: 45,458
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Two band members have now expressed that they didn't like the production process and recording everything separately, and production seems to be a consistent and major complaint from reviewers and...
Forum: News 10:10 AM - 07/25/14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,843
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Life Will Write the Words was heads and shoulders above anything else he's done, so it's a bummer that didn't get him more attention. He sounded so much more mature and in control. Optimistic for the...
Forum: News 02:59 PM - 07/22/14
Replies: 137
Views: 12,368
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Wow, swap vocalists and that song could have been on either The Used's In Love and Death or CIWWAF's Rotation without anyone noticing a difference. I'm all for a producer having a distinct style, but...
Forum: General 05:09 PM - 07/02/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,148
Posted By Me & My Arrow
I've had a similar response to several of the new tracks. She's messing around a lot with the production and song structures, and she's one of the best at doing that, but it's definitely detracting...
Forum: General 04:57 PM - 07/02/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,148
Posted By Me & My Arrow
It covers a lot of ground, so I only love parts of it, but I appreciate the song as a whole. The chronological journal aspect of it is neat, but it's also interesting as a stylistic career...
Forum: General 04:42 PM - 07/02/14
Replies: 179
Views: 8,148
Posted By Me & My Arrow
She is a genius:

http://time.com/2943431/imogen-heap-listening-chair-sparks/
Forum: News 05:12 PM - 06/17/14
Replies: 698
Views: 26,542
Posted By Me & My Arrow
As a former member of a band (Rescue Aurora (http://rescueaurora.bandcamp.com)) that was knocked several times for being "like Paramore" but with a "less attractive singer", this part really...
Forum: General 11:51 AM - 06/06/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
When I show them to people that haven't heard them before and that respond well to catchy music, I generally go with these tracks in something like this order: "Settle Down", "Chocolate", "Sex",...
Forum: General 02:31 PM - 05/30/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
The verses of Undo are among my favorite parts of any of their songs. Other favorites I don't see mentioned a lot are the intros of the 3 EPs: Facedown, Intro/Set3, and Anobrain. They set the themes...
Forum: General 03:01 PM - 04/21/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Honestly, I haven't seen any live video where I felt Matty's vocals were particularly strong. The band puts on a good show, but I think his vocals are the weakest part (unlike their albums, where his...
Forum: News 02:09 PM - 03/31/14
Replies: 27
Views: 3,475
Posted By Me & My Arrow
This might be my most anticipated upcoming album, and I almost couldn't even bother finishing that. These guys are crazy talented, so I really hope this super bland song isn't indicative of the...
Forum: News 12:34 PM - 03/28/14
Replies: 34
Views: 4,954
Posted By Me & My Arrow
No Goo Goo Dolls? Don't know if they count as "partially forgotten", but they seem about on par with Matchbox 20 in terms of visibility these days.
Forum: News 07:29 PM - 02/15/14
Replies: 22
Views: 4,079
Posted By Me & My Arrow
They use a ton of backing vocal and instrument tracks live (you can especially hear it on "think we better go"), but they're also definitely all singing/playing their parts. Matty has said in...
Forum: General 02:44 PM - 01/30/14
Replies: 4,084
Views: 298,803
Posted By Me & My Arrow
Honestly, this is one of the few things they've done that misses the mark for me. Feels like they had a cool idea for a video and a single to release and just combined the two. Even with the...
Forum: News 11:33 AM - 01/28/14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,518
Posted By Me & My Arrow
They are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozGdQKFpiNU#t=56


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