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Old 06-05-15, 08:34 PM
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Looking forward to the new album.
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I know it's only two songs, but my expectations are lowering for the new album. I loved the mix between electronic and rock that Fantasies and Synthetica had. These songs have no rock elements, pretty much all electronic.
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I know it's only two songs, but my expectations are lowering for the new album. I loved the mix between electronic and rock that Fantasies and Synthetica had. These songs have no rock elements, pretty much all electronic.
Yeah, that's worrying me a bit. I like the two new ones, but I hate to see them going totally away from how they started off.

Cascades sounds like its off Chrvches album.
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Old 06-06-15, 01:16 AM
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I'm really digging the electronic aspect of it. I wouldn't be surprised if it's a 50/50 indie rock/electronic album.
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Old 06-07-15, 08:04 PM
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Yeah, that's worrying me a bit. I like the two new ones, but I hate to see them going totally away from how they started off.

Cascades sounds like its off Chrvches album.
They've already gone totally away from how far off they started. Have you never heard Grow Up And Blow Away?
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Old 06-07-15, 09:29 PM
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They've already gone totally away from how far off they started. Have you never heard Grow Up And Blow Away?
Yes. That is why I said "totally". I still felt there was some of that on the last two albums, but it was more of an evolution. I don't hear anything other than synths on the new tracks. Where's the guitar?

That being said, I will still be getting the new album.
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Old 06-09-15, 02:47 PM
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Yes. That is why I said "totally". I still felt there was some of that on the last two albums, but it was more of an evolution. I don't hear anything other than synths on the new tracks. Where's the guitar?

That being said, I will still be getting the new album.
I'll give you the lack of guitar aspect, but that aside, I don't think it sounds all that different.

Like you, I'll still be getting it, too.
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Old 07-16-15, 05:40 PM
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Seeing them in 2 weeks!
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Old 09-18-15, 02:54 PM
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Just spun the new album and it's terrific. Granted, if you're a fan of the indie rock stuff this has more electronica in there. Since I love electronica it's all good for me. I was surprised, in hindsight, that they played a ton of the new material at the Imagine Dragons show I saw them at 2 months ago. Of course, those outside of a few songs, had less electronica embedded to the live tracks, but still.

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Old 09-18-15, 07:14 PM
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Disappointing compared to the last two albums. I don't have a problem with the sound, but the songwriting feels weaker.
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Old 09-18-15, 07:35 PM
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I might be the odd man out who didn't care for Synthetica. Waiting for Pagans in Vegas to show up in the mail, but from the reviews floating around, I'm not as optimistic as I'd like.

The next album is coming really soon -- they basically recorded a double album but decided to release them separately -- and there are no electronic elements at all. Wondering if that might veer too far towards the other end of the spectrum.
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Old 09-18-15, 09:41 PM
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The next album is coming really soon -- they basically recorded a double album but decided to release them separately -- and there are no electronic elements at all. Wondering if that might veer too far towards the other end of the spectrum.
I did not know that. Hmmmm, that's a possibility.
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Old 09-19-15, 12:22 AM
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Disappointing compared to the last two albums. I don't have a problem with the sound, but the songwriting feels weaker.
I'd agree in the songwriting. Musically, though, it's a bit too synthy for me. Barely a guitar part to be heard, unless it's way buried in the mix. The fact that the last two tracks are instrumentals doesn't do much for me either. And does anyone else think that "The Face, Part 1" sounds like some sort of homage to John Carpenter? It almost could have come off the Escape From New York soundtrack, of some other work by him.

On first listen, I was pretty disappointed in it, but it is starting to grow on me now.

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I might be the odd man out who didn't care for Synthetica. Waiting for Pagans in Vegas to show up in the mail, but from the reviews floating around, I'm not as optimistic as I'd like.

The next album is coming really soon -- they basically recorded a double album but decided to release them separately -- and there are no electronic elements at all. Wondering if that might veer too far towards the other end of the spectrum.
Sounds like I might for enjoying that second album more, myself.
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I think you're right, this is synthy to the point of being inaccessible almost. And I love me some straight up synth pop and lots of electronica, so it's not like the genre isn't to my taste.
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Old 09-19-15, 01:20 PM
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I think the live versions of these songs have that added "oomph" of guitars during their live shows as opposed to the mix. Jimmy Shaw is a fantastic guitar player and really shred on some of the more synth tracks live, which surprised me as to the mix of this album. Granted, I'm not complaining. Fuck, i want to see them live again!
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Old 09-19-15, 01:37 PM
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Even better, they are super nice after shows - that's always welcome.
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Old 09-22-15, 01:19 PM
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Pretty let down with this one.
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Old 10-22-15, 10:00 AM
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This is growing on me. After 5 spins or so, I like most of the album - particularly the first half. Second half seems kind of boring
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Old 11-17-15, 09:53 AM
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They announced some new dates for next year.

Fri Feb 12 Chicago, IL House of Blues Chicago
Sat Feb 13 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
Wed Feb 17 Denver, CO The Fillmore Denver
Sun Feb 21 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
Tue Feb 23 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
Thu Feb 25 San Diego, CA House of Blue San Diego
Fri Feb 26 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium
Sun Feb 28 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim
Fri Mar 04 St. Louis, MO Pageant
Sat Mar 05 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Sun Mar 06 Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom
Fri Mar 11 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Sun Mar 13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
Tue Mar 15 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore Philadelphia
Wed Mar 16 Wallingford, CT The Dome at Toyota Oakdale
Thu Mar 17 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
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Old 11-17-15, 10:36 AM
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Yup, I'll probably be going to the Hollywood Palladium show.

Here's the link with corrections: They're playing UT on 2/17/15 - Denver on the 16th.

http://www.ilovemetric.com/tour/
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Old 11-19-15, 07:51 PM
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Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning.
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Old 12-02-15, 10:55 AM
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This new album is a major letdown after the last two AMAZING albums. Maybe it'll grow on me, but it's my biggest disappointment of the year in terms of new music.
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Old 12-03-15, 12:41 PM
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This new album is a major letdown after the last two AMAZING albums. Maybe it'll grow on me, but it's my biggest disappointment of the year in terms of new music.
I feel pretty much the same. The album has grown on me some, but overall, I still consider it a disappointment. It's not that I think the music is bad, per se, it's more that I just don't care as much for it in comparison to all their previous work. In that regard, this one ranks at the very bottom for me.
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Old 12-03-15, 03:34 PM
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It's one of my favorite albums of the year. "For Kicks" is the most fun I've had listening to a single song all year. It's so infectiously addicting.

This record is clearly influenced by Depeche Mode and New Order. Growing up in the 80's, it appeals to me.

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