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Old 02-01-2021, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tame Impala is liked by so many artists and every album is full of great songs. The album has a trance-like feel where you can just vibe from track one to the end of the album. I was listening to Tame Impala’s “Currents” album in 2014 when mining bitcoin but just thought of that since this new album “The Slow Rush” came out. With streaming services it’s hard to do that nowadays because you have to click the next track but this album vibes through it. “Lost In Yesterday” has a nice vibe to it, I woke up in the middle of the night to type more about this album and this song and album has song titles that fit the theme. “Tomorrow’s Dust” also is a reference to time, and now that I am thinking of it; lots of the album is time-themed. Even the cover of the album has sand collecting in this room and that is a reference to time and how sand would if there were to be a house in the desert. The cover of the album is sand collecting and that is time symbolism, the sand will collect. “Breathe Deeper” on this album is a nice because it reminds of the most important thing going on, breathing.

Tame Impala is a band that started out with drumming sounds with a 1960’s vibe, then to 2014’s “Currents” where it was way more electronic. Their “Lonerism” album is another album like a lot but has that 1960’s vibe still on that one also. That album was getting lots of plays when I stayed in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, then “Currents” album in Des Moines. When the band released “Currents”, that was the album that expanded them into more mainstream, I think. The album was released in 2020, and probably one of the top albums of the year. It was 5 years from the release of “Currents” album to this new one here, and “Currents” was more of a genre-changing album. The bands lead singer, Kevin Parker, blends the older type of singing into more psychedelic type songs.

The album is 57 minutes and is nice having longer songs in an age where everyone is making 2 - 3 minute songs is different. The song “Glimmer” is sort of instrumental and is the shortest song on the album. The Japanese bonus track title “patience” is pretty good, fits on theme with this disco or dance vibe the whole album has. Did Kevin Parker just create the album himself? The bouncing drums on “It might be time” probably take it for the best song on the album.

New Musical Express says about the album "This is a 57-minute flex of every musical muscle in Parker’s body. Crunchy guitars are largely absent, but we're left with something far more intriguing – a pop record bearing masterful electronic strokes. If Currents soundtrack the glorious come-up, The Slow Rush is the wobbly morning after, with everything and everyone under question." according to the wiki page of this album. I completely agree with that quote, this album blends genres and seems timeless to where it could be listened to in 20 years and still give off positive vibes.
7 Song Album:
  • One More Year
  • Tomorrow’s Dust
  • Breathe Deeper
  • It Might Be Time
  • Posthumous Forgiveness
  • One More Hour
  • On Track

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Old 08-24-2021, 11:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I personally did not like the album, but I will say that I respect Tame Impala for making original music in respect to most of the other main stream stuff that is coming out these days (such as making a 10 minute track). However, for me the whole album sounds the same, after the third or fourth song I get bored, however I can see how that is part of the vibe or as you said "this album vibes through it". But for sure not a bad album, probably just not my taste though.
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"It Might Be Time" is great, even if it is a Supertramp pastiche. However I agree with Tubeileh - most of the album gives me the feeling that I have heard all this before, either from Parker or from someone else.

Inexplicably, the excellent song "Patience" was left off the album.

Personally, I do not think any other Tame Impala album is as good as the debut, Innerspeaker.

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Thanks for the info, Patience is indeed very good!

I'm a TI fanboy, I love all of their albums and as a pop whore, have also welcomed their gradual move towards pop and dance.

I liked Slow rush also and it was probably my most played album last year but do recognize Parker is probably on a downward creative spiral.
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When I heard that album when it came out I truly hated it.

I felt like there’s not even one „true song” on it. Like nothing that would stand a test of time or something. I couldn’t get immersed in it, because the sound of it was always distracting me - like Parker had become just one more pop star out there (just a bit more interesting musically - but not enough to make me actually enjoy this stuff). I couldn’t stop thinking „what had happened to the guy who wrote stuff like It Is Not Meant To Be?” (my favourite song for a time).

I even liked Currents better, even though I disliked that record already - but at least it had some memorable tunes (like Let It Happen or The Less I Know The Better), here there was no song that I could remember the melody of or even the ambience; they all seemed to blend together in
Blandness.



I like the album cover though. Even though I think it’d be better as a single cover, and not an album one
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Personally, I do not think any other Tame Impala album is as good as the debut, Innerspeaker.
Truth right there



When I've first heard it I thought "damn...there's still absurdly solid rock and psychedelia out there"
The rest of his work was just one, big let down for me
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