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 Post subject: Re: Kids Will Be Skeletons (the Mogwai thread)
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Less than a month until "Every Country's Sun."

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run2death wrote:
First two songs are killer.

"Party In The Dark" reminds me of a "Hardcore Will Never Die..." track.


I try to avoid listening to singles, especially from bands that I still consider album oriented, but since you mention it sounds like something from hardcore, I'm having trouble resisting pushing play!

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Leaked.

I can't access it yet but will get to it in a few days.


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Just through once. More cinematic than their last couple of studio albums and more "emotive" than usual. Several songs with the loud/quiet dynamic of their early stuff. And two or three that feel like "Hardcore will Never Die..." tracks. Two tracks with vocals. Some "electronic" (Rave Tapes-like) noodling on a couple of tracks.

Last 4 tracks are all killer.

"Crossing the Road Material," "Don't Believe the Fife" and "Every Country's Sun" are the standouts for me. "aka 47" is cool. "Old Poisons" is fucking balls out like "Batcat."

"Every Country's Sun" is just... wow.


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I'm ready to say this is their best since "The Hawk is Howling."

Seriously, the last 4 tracks ("Don't Believe the Fife" through "Every Country's Sun") may be their best sequence of songs since... since... ever.

The title track is perfection.


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this sounds fascinating.


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"Battered at a Scramble" is really grabbing me now. Love the guitar tones. Parts of it remind me of Gish/Siamese Dream-era SP.


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Those descriptions are making me antsy, now, R2D. I just ordered Every Country's Sun and Atomic from Temporary Residence the other day. Now to just wait a few weeks and then bliss out on two Mogwai albums for a while.


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another pleasing effort by mogwai. not ready to rank it / compare it to their other work but it certainly is a throwback to their earlier work. it actually reminds at times of 90s alt rock records. I will say that the leaked version I listened to sounded muddy so I'm hoping it was just the rip, maybe even a transcode.

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This reviews sounds very promising.

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diesel wrote:
another pleasing effort by mogwai. not ready to rank it / compare it to their other work but it certainly is a throwback to their earlier work. it actually reminds at times of 90s alt rock records. I will say that the leaked version I listened to sounded muddy so I'm hoping it was just the rip, maybe even a transcode.


Yeah, the FLACs are sketchy. I uploaded it to Google Play Music and the 320 MP3s it spit back at me are considerably better.

I'm guessing streaming services already have the "real" files.


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this youtube version sounds pretty good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3xqRjtjdfQ

btw, does anyone hear mercury rev during Party in the Dark?

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I'm guessing "Don't Believe the Fife" is an "Atomic" holdover that they developed more.


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By the way, Im loving Party In The Dark.

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Wow. That was a nice listen. Party plus the last 4 tracks are tasty indeed. Need way more listens but this one is a keeper.


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how does this band keep getting better and better? and without the dimension and variety that vocals brings to pop music? its fucking impressive.

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After about 30 listens.

Happy Songs for Happy People
Mr Beast
The Hawk Is Howling
Young Team
Every Country's Sun
Come On Die Young
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Rave Tapes
Rock Action

* Not including compilations or OSTs.


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 Post subject: Re: Kids Will Be Skeletons (the Mogwai thread)
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dude you have hardcore way too low.

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“Eternal Panther,” the B-side to "Party In The Dark."

Glad they left it off the album.



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