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Old 10-08-2018, 02:26 AM   #21
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Beach Ball is better than a lot of songs on here.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:50 AM   #22
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I like the spirit of this album. It left me rooting for DMB. Considering what they'd been through in the decade leading up to 2008. The loss of Roi in the middle of all the conflict and pressure must've really been decimating to the group dynamic. They seemed to regroup out on tour and found a way to honour their friend by using his work. This album is very much so a mournful celebration of LeRoi and shows his passing as sparking some genuine creativity and emotion. This is one instance where I look at the production as part of the art. The fractured style almost captures what it must've felt like for them making the album. I wasn't crazy about all of the songs but they each expressed something primal and honest. It plays well opposite Busted Stuff's vacant depictions of excellent songs. I give this one an 8 for being honest after a decade of "losing their way". Also, the NOLA feel, bonus disc and art make it an experience.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:57 AM   #23
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I just wish someone would've said, "David, don't mess with the garden hose thing, Dive In isn't really a song and 27 and Beachball can sub for Alligator Pie and Timebob-bomb. Use Alligator Pie on the bonus disc and play it every few years with improv lyrics and people(Typsitch) will scream for it."
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:23 PM   #24
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I like the spirit of this album. It left me rooting for DMB. Considering what they'd been through in the decade leading up to 2008. The loss of Roi in the middle of all the conflict and pressure must've really been decimating to the group dynamic. They seemed to regroup out on tour and found a way to honour their friend by using his work. This album is very much so a mournful celebration of LeRoi and shows his passing as sparking some genuine creativity and emotion. This is one instance where I look at the production as part of the art. The fractured style almost captures what it must've felt like for them making the album. I wasn't crazy about all of the songs but they each expressed something primal and honest. It plays well opposite Busted Stuff's vacant depictions of excellent songs. I give this one an 8 for being honest after a decade of "losing their way". Also, the NOLA feel, bonus disc and art make it an experience.




Was Beach Ball this era of tunes?
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:09 PM   #25
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Was Beach Ball this era of tunes?
Yeah, the 'b-sides' were:

Beach Ball
Write a Song
Little Red Bird
#27
Corn Bread

and we also know they recorded Sugar Will during these sessions.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:15 PM   #26
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With better sounding production, this would've been a pretty great album:

Grux
Shake Me Like a Monkey
#27 (Hope You'll Be By Me Then)
Funny the Way It Is
Lying in the Hands of God
Why I Am
Squirm
Alligator Pie *
Seven
Beach Ball
You & Me
Spaceman
Corn Bread


* - Instrumental

Bonus EP:
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Baby Blue
Time Bomb
Sugar Will
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:28 PM   #27
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:35 PM   #28
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Weird album for me. It was my first new album release as a big fan of the band. Loved it when it came out and it definitely seemed like it was a shot in the arm compared to the terribleness of Stand Up. But it hasn't held up very well imo. Too much cut and paste in the production, which I get in some instances due to trying to fit in Roi but it's just very noticeable. The flow is bizarre, especially the last 2 songs. Plus as mentioned the bonus EP is arguably full of songs that would rank in the top half of the album. That said I love the studio cut of Squirm, and SMLAM and LITHOG are also really good tracks here. In the 5/6 range for me. I also feel like getting hammered over the head with these songs for years made me sour on them pretty considerably.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:38 PM   #29
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I also feel like getting hammered over the head with these songs for years made me sour on them pretty considerably.
I think this is definitely influencing how some people see this album.
Comparatively, I bet AFTW will be praised a lot higher because the songs have not been played much live.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:31 PM   #30
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With better sounding production, this would've been a pretty great album:

Grux
Shake Me Like a Monkey
#27 (Hope You'll Be By Me Then)
Funny the Way It Is
Lying in the Hands of God
Why I Am
Squirm
Alligator Pie *
Seven
Beach Ball
You & Me
Spaceman
Corn Bread


* - Instrumental

Bonus EP:
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Baby Blue
Time Bomb
Sugar Will
I'd prefer an instrumental Alligator Pie to an instrumental KKJ. AFTW following this album seemed like such a great next step after overcoming the impossible.
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Of the 5 best tracks off this "album," 4 of them are on the bonus disc.

This is the album they should've made:

Grux
Shake Me Like a Monkey
#27
Funny the Way It Is
Little Red Bird
Beach Ball
Spaceman
Why I Am
You & Me
Squirm
Lying in the Hands of God
Write a Song

BONUS / B-SIDES:
Alligator Pie
Time Bomb
Dive In
Seven

"Baby Blue" should've been left off entirely, since it's just a shitty rework of an equally shitty song.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:51 AM   #32
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Horrendous mastering by Ted "Death Magnetic" Jensen and only a couple tracks that have had legs for me (Dive In, Funny, LITHOG, Baby Blue); 5/10. Don't mind the mix, wish I could have rated it much higher for Carter's phenominal performances throughout but even that isn't enough to make me listen to Squirm, Seven, etc.
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Horrendous mastering by Ted "Death Magnetic" Jensen and only a couple tracks that have had legs for me (Dive In, Funny, LITHOG, Baby Blue); 5/10. Don't mind the mix, wish I could have rated it much higher for Carter's phenominal performances throughout but even that isn't enough to make me listen to Squirm, Seven, etc.
Very true, love listening to him on LITHOG.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM   #34
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I think Squirm is easily one of the better songs the band has put out in the last 15 years. To me it's musically pretty awesome and a decent lyrical effort overall.
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I think Squirm is easily one of the better songs the band has put out in the last 15 years. To me it's musically pretty awesome and a decent lyrical effort overall.
I agree. I also think the way it sounds on the album completely wrecks it for me. I just don't like the way BW sounds whatsoever.
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I'm thoroughly "mehhhhhhhh..." with BW. It was probably the album that needed to happen after the loss of Roi, but it continued the departure from the classic DMB sound to stuff that was more guitar-driven rock.
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