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Old 04-22-2010, 12:20 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Heaven Is Whenever is a fantastic album, it's less anthemic, more mellowed and relaxed, but it doesn't detract from it at all, Hurricane J and the Weekenders are early standouts, and this is the album in which Craig Finn gets closest to actually singing, and it's awesome.
Definitely Finn singing is an improvement, the lyrics seem to be evolving also. I listed to stuck between stations and chip ahoy, then The Sweet Part of the City and Hurricane J and to me the lyrics are a little more generalized and relate able.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:43 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I'm currently doing work experience at Rough Trade, so got to hear the new album yesterday. didn't grab me whatsoever, but I'll give it another bash.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:52 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I'm currently doing work experience at Rough Trade, so got to hear the new album yesterday. didn't grab me whatsoever, but I'll give it another bash.
It took me quite a few listens to get into it. Which seemed odd, because past albums I loved at first listen..
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:05 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Did anyone catch the Rolling Stones review of Heaven is Whenever? I thought it was pretty exciting that they were featured on the cover.
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Whats the appealing element of this band for people? It sounds like they took forumalic rock songs and Springsteen lyrics and then made them intentionally messier.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #46 (permalink)
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For me it's about Finn's lyrics, and I also just happen to like his voice. I just love the stories he tells. I admit it is very Springsteen influenced, but it's not like Finn hides his love for Springsteen. You also get references to his punk influences too.
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For me it's about Finn's lyrics, and I also just happen to like his voice. I just love the stories he tells. I admit it is very Springsteen influenced, but it's not like Finn hides his love for Springsteen. You also get references to his punk influences too.
I don't care for the instrument change-outs they made. We don't need any more 3-guitar bands, and a piano and a sax were ballin'.
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Well the instrument changes were more due to their keyboardist leaving the group and their decision to not try and replace him rather than any particular stylistic choice. The group's first album was (sort-of) keyboard free so there's certainly a precedent for them to return to that style.
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