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Old 01-10-2010, 07:40 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I like it! I can definitely tell the Shins influence, but I don't know Danger Mouse, are they worth checking out?
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:05 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Danger Mouse is just one guy. I don't know an awful lot about him myself. Just from what I've read, he's produced albums for the Gorillaz and others. He collaborated with MF Doom and is part of Gnarls Barkley too. Not to mention being responsible for the Grey Album which mixed Jay Z's vocals with Beatles songs. (Got all this from wiki I admit.)

So yeah, I'm not too familiar either. Seems like a good pair though, and I know I'm really looking forward to this release.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:03 PM   #153 (permalink)
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For those who want the new Broken Bells album, I got my hands on it, so PM me if you want it. I am a huge fan of The Shins but not so knowledgeable as far as Danger Mouse goes, but for the most part I am looking forward to where this collaboration will go. I would love for The Shins to release some new material but I think I remember hearing some of the band members leaving or something.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:36 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Listening now...pretty cool! I sure will miss The Shins if he's done with that project for good (based on having fired the band, pretty much) but I'm looking forward to hearing this album. Thanks for posting this, Cheez iT and Dieselboy. This is the first I've heard of this project, and was anxious to see/hear where Mercer was going next.

This Broken Bells discussion probably deserves its own thread...after all it's a new band/project.

Edit 2: never mind, looks like there's already a new thread.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:04 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Best Shins album for a noob who knows relatively nothing about the band?
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:05 PM   #156 (permalink)
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I started with Chutes Too Narrow and was pretty happy with that. I'm not sure what other people might think...
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:09 PM   #157 (permalink)
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I started with Chutes Too Narrow and was pretty happy with that. I'm not sure what other people might think...
Hmm, they don't have many albums out do they? 3 or 4?
What's their sound like? I know they're an Alternative/Indie band, but I'm looking to find out more specifically.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #158 (permalink)
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Best Shins album for a noob who knows relatively nothing about the band?
Chutes Too Narrow, although all 3 are to some degree good.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:25 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Chutes Too Narrow, although all 3 are to some degree good.
Chutes Too Narrow x2, I will get a copy and give it a listen. Cheers guys, I hope it's a good listen only ever heard a couple of songs from this band
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:54 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Well, after listening to Chutes Too Narrow, I don't really know what I think. A lot of the melodies were nice enough, I expected the production to be more lo-fi but no big deal. The lyrics, I found them to be strange. They used a lot of imagery and weren't very literal, I find it hard to like the music when I don't understand what they're singing about. I find it quite strange how people can like music without understanding it, like a few chavs who listen to Arctic Monkeys. Arctic Monkeys lyrics are taking the piss out of chavs, yet they don't seem to grasp that.. So yeah, I'd like to understand the lyrics before I really made a judgement but it sounded like the potential had some nice melodies on it.
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