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Old 01-01-2015, 01:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What were your first impressions of the album?
I was enjoying it at first, the drums were a lot of fun.

Did those first impressions change as you listened?
Not really.

Did you prefer the opening 2-3 tracks or the closing 2-3 tracks?
I liked the opening 3. I felt like the album had sort of used up all it's tricks by the end.

Did you enjoy the album more or less upon repeated listens?
A lot of the songs sound similar, but on repeated listens I started to differentiate them in my mind. So more.

Favourite track?
Shelter song is an excellent track and a great way to kick the whole thing off.

Least favourite track?
There are a few tracks that could've been cut, not because they're bad but because they don't really add anything to the album.


What did you think of the variety of tracks presented?
Variety was definitely the weak point. I think that all of the tracks here are pretty good when you get them on their own, but they're too similar to each other.

How would you describe the album's overall mood?
Pretty up beat.

Will you listen to this album again for purposes other than this club?
I might listen to a few songs, but I don't think not really works all that well as an album.

How well do you know this band/artist?
First time listener. I also think this is their debut.

If you're familiar with them, compare this album to their other work.
N/A

How would you improve this album?
Cut two or three tracks and replace them with something a little more outside the box.

Would you recommend this album to a friend?
I might send an individual song to someone who is a fan of the genre.

Will you be checking out this bnd/artist's other albums?
Probably not, but it's their debut, right?

What sub-genre would you classify this album as?
I don't know, still new to psych.

What did you think of the vocalist?
He did a good job, but nothing really extraordinary.

What did you think of the instrumentation?
The drums sounded nice, but again, noting really extraordinary.

What did you think of the production?
I didn't mind the lo-fi-ness of the whole thing. It worked pretty well.

Rate the album out of 10. No decimal places!
5/10
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What were your first impressions of the album?
They sound a lot like Tame Impala.

Did those first impressions change as you listened?
My first impressions were based on my first listen, so, no.

Did you prefer the opening 2-3 tracks or the closing 2-3 tracks?
The last time I played the album, I feel that it got stronger toward the end.

Did you enjoy the album more or less upon repeated listens?
It's tough to say, I first listened to it back in January 2014. I've only listened to it a couple of times though, so it could grow on me some more with repeat listens.

Favourite track?
I haven't paid attention to track names.

Least favourite track?
I haven't paid attention to track names.

What did you think of the variety of tracks presented?
The sound was pretty consistent throughout.

How would you describe the album's overall mood?
Mildly psychedelic, positive, slightly playful.

Will you listen to this album again for purposes other than this club?
Yes, I will eventually listen to it again. But after 3 listens in the past year, it hasn't really grabbed me that much - mainly because of the Tame Impala similarities.

How well do you know this band/artist?
This is their debut album and I learned of it before the official release date. I know they're from England. That's about it.

If you're familiar with them, compare this album to their other work.
N/A

How would you improve this album?
A bit more variety in the tracks, a more unique sound.

Would you recommend this album to a friend?
Sure, if they asked me for recommendations in the genre.

Will you be checking out this band/artist's other albums?
Sure, I would listen to a follow-up.

What sub-genre would you classify this album as?
Neo-psychedelic.

What did you think of the vocalist?
Not bad but he sounds too much like the guy from Tame Impala.

What did you think of the instrumentation?
Well played but again, there are too many similarities with Tame Impala's sound.

What did you think of the production?
Clean and not over-produced. Ideal to my ears.

Rate the album out of 10. No decimal places!
7

Any other thoughts?
As I've mentioned throughout my answers, the biggest reason I don't like this album more than I do is their similarity to Tame Impala. I enjoy Tame Impala, but without any members in common I would prefer this band have their own sound.
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