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Old 08-06-2009, 12:00 AM   #31
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Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

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It seems like the more I listen to the album, the more mediocre I feel it is. Other than Squirm, Baby Blue, LITHOG, and Shake Me, I really don't listen to much of it anymore. A lot of times it takes a while to really make a judgement on an album, and I think with more listens BW is settling into a position just above Everyday for me and miles behind the Big 3... Not trying to flame, just my thoughts...
Eh, just take a break from it and give it time. Every album I get, no matter who the band is, always stays playing for a straight month or 2...and then I stop listening for a while....It's not that it starts to suck...I just need a break. You'll end up liking it again.
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I have taken a few breaks, and it actually makes me realize how good the album is. I love the album -- and it continues to grow on me. Seven just hit me for the first time this past Saturday.

    If the fans here on AM.org all begin to turn on this so that it becomes like everyday or stand up, I will leave this site without looking back. I understand that feelings differ and that reviewing music and anaklying it is good and I respect opinions, but some of the negativity here destroys what made me love this band. Not to mention the sheep mentality (both ways -- the love and the hate) is just fucking annoying.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:08 AM   #33
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    It's a good album. Nothing great or special. The songs are not good live, though, other than a few exceptions. The song "Baby Blue" is horrible. One of their worst studio songs. I don't care that it's supposedly about Roi. If it is, then Dave should have written a better song about him to honor his life.

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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:09 AM   #34
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    If they stick with Cavallo, they will never make a great album again. I can promise that.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #35
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    i agree with the op.
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    Disagree. Great album live. Time will only tell which songs stick and which ones go. I'd say Gator, LITHOG, and SMLAM will be the winners from this album 5 years from now.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:23 AM   #36
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I put it away for over a month and I think it got better, actually. It's not groundbreaking, but it also took me a long DMB break to figure out that BTCS isn't all that great in the grand scheme of things, either.

    It's a fun listen with some catchy songs. I like it.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:31 AM   #37
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I have to agree with the OP as well. I think I was a little blinded by the sheer hype and adrenaline that follows a DMB release. It's a solid album, but it hasn't aged as well as I initially thought.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #38
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Disagree. I still enjoy it quite a bit. The one thing i do like is that a majority can all agree that its a solid album and that its good. Where on the good meter most of us place it, is apparently at the user's discretion.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:36 AM   #39
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I enjoy it more on every listen.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:40 AM   #40
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Yeah, I don't see myself listening to it again for a long time. I have no desire to hear it.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:42 AM   #41
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    its basically good songs: shake me, lithog, squirm, alligator pie, seven
    and bad songs: funny the way it is, dive in, spaceman, you and me
    decent songs: baby blue

    i skip the bad songs and listen to the good ones.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:45 AM   #42
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Seven sucks. Dive in is much better IMO.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:46 AM   #43
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

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    Seven sucks. Dive in is much better IMO.
    Dive In is probably in my bottom 10 for DMB songs. Seven is my third favorite song on BWGK.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 12:46 AM   #44
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

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    Dive In is probably in my bottom 10 for DMB songs. Seven is my third favorite song on BWGK.
    im the exact same way. dive in is sooooo boring even more so live.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 01:07 AM   #45
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Disagree with the original poster. I absolutely still love Seven, LITHOG, Squirm, WIA, Baby Blue, Shake Me, Alligator Pie and Grux. And I really like Dive In, Time Bomb, and Spaceman. I enjoy Funny and You and Me for what they are, don't dislike them by any stretch. It is not as good as the Big 3 + Lillywhite, but I put it a lot closer than those who think it is pretty solid but nothing special. And it is WORLDS better than Everyday AND SU.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 01:09 AM   #46
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    its basically good songs: shake me, lithog, squirm, alligator pie, seven, why i am
    and bad songs: funny the way it is, dive in, spaceman, you and me
    decent songs: baby blue, time bomb

    i skip the bad songs and listen to the good ones.
    yes i did fully ignore two songs on the album theyre added in bold.
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

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    Seven sucks. Dive in is much better IMO.
    yep.
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    i really dont get what about dive in WOULDNT make you want to take a nap.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 01:21 AM   #49
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    i really dont get what about dive in WOULDNT make you want to take a nap.
    ...and never wake up from that nap because of the chance that Dive In might still be playing when you do.
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    Old 08-06-2009, 01:49 AM   #50
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I disagree. In fact for me anyway, it's gotten better with "Age". I have my favorites...Shake Me, Why, Squirm, Time, Space...but now, I find myself digging AP more and Dive In is starting to grow on me...so is Seven (altho, I always liked Seven). Hell, I even find myself listening to Funny again...

    I think Stand Up lasted two weeks, before it become a coaster...I can say without a doubt it's better than SU...but I still think it's way too early to compare it to the Big 3...
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    I still love Stand Up...
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    Old 08-06-2009, 02:08 AM   #52
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I was actually talking with Jared about this, and him and I are on the exact same page it seems.

    I think this is a mediocre album. The more this tour goes on and the further away from the release date we get, the less I like this album. It's weird, some songs (Alligator Pie) have grown on me and become favorites, while others (Dive In) are fallen way off the chart. I think there's only a handful of songs that will have any lasting power for me (Shake Me, Time Bomb, Squirm, Baby Blue, Spaceman, LITHOG) and the others I really don't give a shit about. Some of the songs (Why I Am, Seven), I just think flat out suck.

    The day after this album came out, I was ready to give it a 8.5/10, now I would give it a 7/10...maybe.
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    Shake Me Like a Monkey sounds akward live.
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    Shake Me Like a Monkey sounds akward live.
    On recordings, I agree.

    In person, it's a lot of fun. I didn't really notice either of the two times I saw it.

    Dave's voice really kills it live. His voice is getting so bad.
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    That song being mediocre at best is what hurts that song.
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    On recordings, I agree.

    In person, it's a lot of fun. I didn't really notice either of the two times I saw it.

    Dave's voice really kills it live. His voice is getting so bad.
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    That song being mediocre at best is what hurts that song.
    The bridge is what kills it for me on the live versions. It's not a good song by any means, but the transitioning to "Cigarettes and coffee..." is so awkward live. It's sang so low compared to the rest of the song and just sounds like a bunch of mumbling.
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    The bridge is what kills it for me on the live versions. It's not a good song by any means, but the transitioning to "Cigarettes and coffee..." is so awkward live. It's sang so low compared to the rest of the song and just sounds like a bunch of mumbling.
    Which is hilarious, because that's the only part of the song in studio that matters.
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    The bridge is what kills it for me on the live versions. It's not a good song by any means, but the transitioning to "Cigarettes and coffee..." is so awkward live. It's sang so low compared to the rest of the song and just sounds like a bunch of mumbling.
    Agreed. I think it's a bit awkward on the album as well. But I do love that song.
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    I love it still. The only ones I skip (occasionally) are Spaceman and Baby Blue.
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    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I still like it but it will be easier to judge in the grand scheme of things when they are not playing 8-10 BW songs a night.
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