Got the vinyl too. This is great.
Got the vinyl, waiting for my WAV files to finish downloading . . .
Knee-jerk reaction after first listen:
The first three tracks are insanely good. But then it kind of lags and merely holds serve until the wonderful final track. It will obviously be listened to tons more, so I'm excited to see how I feel after several solid listens.
I think it's very solid throughout. Wouldn't be surprised to see this on year-end lists.
Nov 6th - Deerfhoof at the Echoplex
Nov 7th - The Red Krayola at REDCAT
Nov 11th - Kendrick Lamar at the Wiltern
Nov 13th - Yo La Tengo at the Ace Hotel
Dec 10th - Kamasi Washington at Club Nokia
Dec 11th - The Bug Feat Earth and Liz Harris at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Just finished it. Fuck yes, that was great. I thought for sure Loveless Shields was gone and that's why he kept scrapping these albums, but shockingly, they made the album you would've expected had it come out 20 years ago. Also, Bilinda's voice has completely retained its Loveless sound.
purchased the vinyl. now on to the listening.... woohoo!
That said, you shouldn't expect Loveless; that was a once-in-a-lifetime record. This one is definitely more subdued, and meandering isn't the right word, because that would imply that there's wasted space, which there absolutely isn't, but compared to Loveless, it feels a little less sudden -- if that makes any sense. These are nitpicks, and I've only had one full listen, so this is just my first impression as well. Also, the last track is possibly the most sonically striking thing I've ever come across. Call me crazy (one probably should), but I'm saying it may come close to "Tomorrow Never Knows" in the pantheon of album closers.
It's not the huge step forward Loveless was. It's a refinement of that sound, a step towards more direct songwriting. The drums are a huge difference: the fact that they are played live gives this one much more of a strong bottom-end. I feel like the songs are more straightforward, in a good way. And yes, Wonder 2 is a truly jaw-dropping closer.
that was pretty great. last song felt like a wind tunnel
I really liked it on first listen. It's beautiful and very MBV. The last track seems like it is leftover from the jungle-sounding stuff that Kevin Shields had mentioned in past interviews.
The album feels like he is refining Loveless and, bit by bit, pushing things forward again. The last two tracks are amazing.
Im super excited to see them live for the first time.
They get mailed out on the 22nd.
I can't even imagine the last song live. They should integrate the holocaust into it (even though it basically already is one).
They really aren't that loud. Also, find another name for the "holocaust", it's such hyperbolic faggotry.
I've said it before I will say it again. MBV has nothing on Boris, and with this "Flood" tour, they will never compare. They are loud, but I just think it's a bit of hyperbole
Seen them in a venue, very close to the rail and by the soundboard
AZ has laws against good