View Full Version : New album thoughts?
10-21-2006, 06:09 PM
What does everyone think of it? I've only heard Backward Masks, should I invest in the old stuff?
[Edited on 10-22-0606 by jlaird]
10-23-2006, 09:09 AM
Summer Hymns are so dispicably underrated. Buy all of their records in chronilogical order. I've only heard two new songs from Backwards Mask, and they seem pretty great.
10-23-2006, 11:17 AM
i agree. older stuff is excellent.
new album is very good indeed - looking forward to the release party at the 40 watt 11-11-06.
10-26-2006, 10:17 AM
I'm guessing it has leaked?
10-26-2006, 10:29 AM
yeah, few weeks back
10-26-2006, 10:51 AM
so, what's your opinion...where does it sit among their other albums
10-26-2006, 10:53 AM
i haven't really heard there older stuff much, but i really like this one. I'm looking forward to listenin to it more when winter comes.
10-26-2006, 03:07 PM
I think it's a natural evolution for Summer Hymns from their last. Personally, I think it's their best album...just one great song after another.
I think this album is more accessible than their early psychedlic stuff and less southern than the last two records -- an amalgamation of both, perhaps? Then distilled so as to attract (and if not attract, then at least appeal to) a larger audience. I don't think there's an obvious single. There isn't an overall theme. It's a solid collection of songs - a very nice album that may get lost when folks write the Best of '06 lists because of the late Novemburr release date, as most lists are written by then.
10-30-2006, 06:36 PM
it's not immediate. it only hit me when I was playing it over some house chores, and then I was like...woooosh. It's subtle, but real kind.
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