streaming here - http://amok.atomsforpeace.info/#
one track in, it's pretty great so far
one track in?
What on earth is the point of offering an opinion when you are one track in to an album? Fuck me.
and not simply an aside to accompany the link you utter bellsniff
I maintain that comments like `sounding good so far!` when people have clearly just started listening to an album are pointless and inane, though to be fair to fitzcarraldo I'm projecting a longstanding pet peeve onto this one thread.
Next time: heading, link, fuck off.
not really sure what's so baffling about that?
It was more a comment about the `first!` culture of wanting to get an opinion in on something as early as possible, no matter how uninformed. But obviously it was just meant to be some nonsense text to accompany a link, so no biggie.
i only listened to the first track on a high-quality legal stream and that's enough for me to assess its merits and declare it a good record.
that's not good to form an opinion on tbh
but i don't yet have a fully formed opinion on it.
I had it up and it started automatically, but then i paused it and when I went to reload all i get now is a black page.
Now none of the others will load.
DAMN YOU THOM YORKE
...sound exactly the same. Same tempo... same vibe... same structure... same type of beats...
Very middle of the road. Just goes to further show how important the other members of his day-job band really are.
I enjoyed his last solo album..
going to wait until physical release before i lsiten to this one.
his first one too. The first one at least had a couple of standout tracks with great chord progressions. Just imagine the weaker half of his first one... that is exactly what this one sounds like.
like listening to Radiohead and watching Seinfeld at the same time.
and i've already heard both singles more than once
The singles gave me the impression that it was going to be more of Yorke's middling attempts at IDM but the full album has quite a bit of influence from the other Atoms for Peace members, which is what I was hoping for. Still could've gone further in that respect and have the record sound more like their live sound but yeah, still enjoying it more than I expected. Doesn't carry any huge standout songs like the The Eraser or Black Swan tho.
there isn't anything that particularly stands out. It just ticks along in a 'generic Thom Yorke' fashion. Not bad, but nothing that tears up any trees.
it doesn't leap out at you, but there's a helluva lot going on.
doesn't seem to crash as often as the XL stream
they either put something else on or start having conversations or leave the room
Haven't listened to Kid A in ages so it's been quite a good album in that sense, if not in any other.
I like what I've heard so far - the electronic flourishes are quite noce although I'm hoping that the thing kicks a beat or too at some point otherwise it'll be a slog.
No real strong feelings about it so far. Perhaps I won't have a any strong feelings about it.
Absolutely nothing stuck with me. Very disappointed. It sounds nice enough, but they forgot to write some actual memorable tunes to go with it.
I imagine this must be what it feels like to be an old Radiohead fan who doestn't like anything they did after OK Computer...
Thom doing the whole dance thing again, except this time he has a friend. I quite like it. One of my favourites from the album too.
finally, he can get back to writing real songs for real people.
if Moby was collaborating with them
On my third listen-through, and I have to say it's really goddamn compelling. I haven't felt like I want to listen to anything else yet. Kind of surprised really; what with the negativity or fair to middling reviews I'd seen I wasn't expecting much, but it's bloody good. The three track run of Ingenue, Dropped and Unless are my standouts so far.
So much going on, and I haven't even listened with headphones yet.
bits of it are nice and all but a lot just sort of goes by without really catching.
After having it on my mp3 for a bit I'm slightly dissapointed. Ingenue and Judge Jury are 5* tracks but it all merges together a bit averagely, think I agree with most reviews of it.
Maybe it's down to expectations. After all the comments, I was happy with a pleasant hour, without yearning for any ANTHEEEEMS!
That I have listened to one song and can confirm this album is absolute shite. Cheers.
I'm sure your opinion is going to be taking very seriously after one listen of one song. Ta.
Pretty much exactly what you'd expect, but some good stuff on there
I'm rather confused about the fact that my copy of this hasn't turned up yet.
did get an email saying some were tunning late though