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Rate Binaural
5 Stars: A top tier album 49%  49%  [ 63 ]
4 Stars: A very good album 37%  37%  [ 47 ]
3 Stars: Average 11%  11%  [ 14 ]
2: Stars: I expect more 3%  3%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Thu July 20, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Listened to this on my walk last night. Good god, what an album. The Of the Girl through Sleight of Hand run is as good as it gets.


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Listened to this on my walk last night. Good god, what an album. The Of the Girl through Sleight of Hand run is as good as it gets.

Every time I go back and listen through Binaural after a long time away from it I gain more appreciation for it. It sounds fucking fantastic, and I never really feel like I've heard every little bit. There's always more to unpack.

And yes, that run from Of the Girl --> Sleight of Hand is wonderful.

Light Years remains the one song on this album that has never "clicked" for me. Well, that and Soon Forget, I guess.

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PHATJ wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
Listened to this on my walk last night. Good god, what an album. The Of the Girl through Sleight of Hand run is as good as it gets.

Every time I go back and listen through Binaural after a long time away from it I gain more appreciation for it. It sounds fucking fantastic, and I never really feel like I've heard every little bit. There's always more to unpack.

And yes, that run from Of the Girl --> Sleight of Hand is wonderful.

Light Years remains the one song on this album that has never "clicked" for me. Well, that and Soon Forget, I guess.

Bwah ha ha Light Years is amazing!

But this exact album is dead to me; I only do the Deluxe Version now.


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PHATJ wrote:
Monkey_Driven wrote:
Listened to this on my walk last night. Good god, what an album. The Of the Girl through Sleight of Hand run is as good as it gets.

Every time I go back and listen through Binaural after a long time away from it I gain more appreciation for it. It sounds fucking fantastic, and I never really feel like I've heard every little bit. There's always more to unpack.

And yes, that run from Of the Girl --> Sleight of Hand is wonderful.

Light Years remains the one song on this album that has never "clicked" for me. Well, that and Soon Forget, I guess.

Bwah ha ha Light Years is amazing!

But this exact album is dead to me; I only do the Deluxe Version now.

I went through a long phase where I only listened to the original (alternate) sequence, which I love. Actually doing that made me fall in love with Binaural. And in doing that, it made me more interested in listening to the official release again. I used to rank Binaural at or near the bottom of PJ's albums (this was before Backspacer and Lightning Bolt), now I have it second only to Vitalogy, and I could see it passing that too. I obviously get the love for the alternate sequencing, but after many years of listening to both I think the official release accomplishes exactly what it wants. And it is brilliant in its own right.

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Monkey_Driven wrote:
Listened to this on my walk last night. Good god, what an album. The Of the Girl through Sleight of Hand run is as good as it gets.

I'd include Insignificance

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chewm wrote:
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Listened to this on my walk last night. Good god, what an album. The Of the Girl through Sleight of Hand run is as good as it gets.

I'd include Insignificance

Hell, you could go with NAIS-->SoH.

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breakerfall -> parting ways.

Entire thing, baby. Perfection.


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breakerfall -> parting ways.

Entire thing, baby. Perfection.

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PHATJ wrote:
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breakerfall -> parting ways.

Entire thing, baby. Perfection.

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I still feel like I haven't gotten a proper closer on this album. Parting Ways will always feel like a Long Road re-tread to me -- and their very first retread at that; and Education, from the original tracklisting, is just a song that I sort of hate for its hammy, on the nose approach to enlightenment. Sounds not too far from Jesus Christ Superstar...


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Education as the original closer must have been a gag.


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Education would have fitted wonderfully as a closer. It has a "hidden track" ish thing to it.

Also, Parting Ways is the best song from this album.

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Education would have fitted wonderfully as a closer. It has a "hidden track" ish thing to it.

Also, Parting Ways is the best song from this album.


Agree with point A, strongly disagree with point B.

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Parting Ways is a total snooze, one of my least favourite songs the band had released at that point. Education makes for a much better closer.


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chewm wrote:
Education would have fitted wonderfully as a closer. It has a "hidden track" ish thing to it.

Also, Parting Ways is the best song from this album.


Agree with point A, strongly disagree with point B.

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Anyone got a link to Ridleys super ultra deluxe version of Binaural please?

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I love the feel and atmosphere of Binaural. Can anybody recommend any other albums that have a similar feel to them?


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Leatherhead wrote:
I love the feel and atmosphere of Binaural. Can anybody recommend any other albums that have a similar feel to them?

Like, non PJ?

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Sgt. Crackpot wrote:
Leatherhead wrote:
I love the feel and atmosphere of Binaural. Can anybody recommend any other albums that have a similar feel to them?

Like, non PJ?


Yea.


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Leatherhead wrote:
Sgt. Crackpot wrote:
Leatherhead wrote:
I love the feel and atmosphere of Binaural. Can anybody recommend any other albums that have a similar feel to them?

Like, non PJ?


Yea.

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Sgt. Crackpot wrote:
Leatherhead wrote:
I love the feel and atmosphere of Binaural. Can anybody recommend any other albums that have a similar feel to them?

Like, non PJ?

I think Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind has a similar feel. A warm, evening feel of humidity. I know TooM was all recorded at night to specifically get that feeling and songs like NAIS and Of The Girl certainly match it.


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