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Old 09-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Broken Things

Havent seen a thread started yet about this gem, but this is undoubtedly the best song this band has put out in years in my mind...blown away, the album itself is really incredible but this song is the stand out track for me
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  • Old 09-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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    Re: Broken Things

    I have been all over this website today saying the exact same thing. BT's rip in the middle of the song is the most DMB sounding moment since 1998. Absolutely haunting. I seriously had tears welling up in my eyes at work this afternoon when I first heard it.
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    Old 09-04-2012, 11:53 PM   #3
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    It's a fresh sound.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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    Re: Broken Things

    Favorite song on the album, for now.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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    Re: Broken Things

    Rashawns one note at the end is AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:27 AM   #6
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    Re: Broken Things

    Boyd's solo at 2:10 not only gave me chills, but is the moment I realized that this album was going to be amazing. I've said this already, but Boyd in Broken Things sounds no different than Boyd going crazy during a Blue Water solo from 1992-93.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:29 AM   #7
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    Boyd's solo at 2:10 not only gave me chills, but is the moment I realized that this album was going to be amazing. I've said this already, but Boyd in Broken Things sounds no different than Boyd going crazy during a Blue Water solo from 1992-93.
    cant wait to hear him really go off on this thing when they finally play it live
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #8
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    This is the best song on the album. Definitely the most conducive to the "casual fans" and "hardcore fans" Boyd's solo definitely creeps into the aforementioned Blue Water territory. And Dave's vocal structure on the chorus while he sings "oh my love, my heart is set on you, set on you" will definitely appeal to the casual audience. Way to go Steve/DMB.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:33 AM   #9
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    cant wait to hear him really go off on this thing when they finally play it live
    I'm sure Boyd will have some room to let loose on this song live and it will only make this song so much better. On the studio track, there's an echo on his violin I think - something that makes it so similar to Blue Water - but either way, here's to hoping that effect is there when they play it live.

    Frankly, this whole album is going to let Boyd shine on stage and I cannot wait.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
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    Re: Broken Things

    I keep trying to catergorize this song and say its a (Billies, WWYS, Beachball, etc) type song, but I can't find a spot to put it. At the same time it is quinessential DMB. It does have a bit of an 04 feel and a much older feel too. I'm going in circles now.

    Anyway, I love it more with every listen.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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    Re: Broken Things

    probably my favorite song, so far at least.



    boyd does sound like blue water there a little bit, just dont go expecting it to become that. the solo will probably stay fairly short, like funny and gator pie length, not the 5 minute blue water special.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #12
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    I keep trying to catergorize this song and say its a (Billies, WWYS, Beachball, etc) type song, but I can't find a spot to put it. At the same time it is quinessential DMB. It does have a bit of an 04 feel and a much older feel too. I'm going in circles now.

    Anyway, I love it more with every listen.
    Lol, I found myself doing the same. This is exactly what DMB 2.0 should sound like. Definitely different, but still the same!
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #13
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    This song was a genius way to start the album.. I love it.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #14
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    anyone else hear some devil in the vocals on this one?
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    Old 09-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #15
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    I have been all over this website today saying the exact same thing. BT's rip in the middle of the song is the most DMB sounding moment since 1998. Absolutely haunting. I seriously had tears welling up in my eyes at work this afternoon when I first heard it.
    Oh YES!!! Truly great. "How could we know that our lives would be so full of beautifully broken things"
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    Old 09-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #16
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    Re: Broken Things

    This is so far the favorite for me. Followed by Drunken Soldier.


    Love everything about this one
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    Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 AM   #17
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    Great opening Track!
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    Old 09-05-2012, 01:21 AM   #18
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    Fantastic opening track. Sets the tone so well.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #19
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    my jaw dropped right when i heard this, this is epically beautiful
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    Old 09-05-2012, 01:46 AM   #20
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    My itunes store won't load this! Can anyone give me some help! I want to listen to this!
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    Old 09-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #21
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    Oh YES!!! Truly great. "How could we know that our lives would be so full of beautifully broken things"

    that might be my favorite line from the entire album
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    Old 09-05-2012, 02:44 AM   #22
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    love the little guitar part at 2:44
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    Old 09-05-2012, 03:47 AM   #23
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    Interesting. On first listen, kinda thought it was a bore. Will need to listen again and again, as obviously I missed something.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #24
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    definitely my favorite track on the album so far.
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    Old 09-05-2012, 08:01 AM   #25
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    MVBoyd..
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    Old 09-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #26
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    Re: Broken Things

    Half way through this song had had tears of joy..so beautiful...classic DMB and just may be my favorite on the album!
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    Old 09-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #27
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    I heard the first 15 seconds and I knew this was going to be a great record

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    Old 09-05-2012, 10:46 AM   #28
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    Re: Broken Things

    This is currently my favorite, and as I said in another thread:

    Broken Things is superior to Rooftop, and in the conversation with Snow Outside and Drunken Soldier. Not to be dramatic, but Broken Things is in the conversation for best album opener. At this point, anyway, I feel it ...

    Slightly behind BOWA, but with each listen, it gets closer.
    Superior to SMTS.
    About the same as PNP>Rapunzel
    Superior to I Did It
    Superior to Busted Stuff
    Superior to Dreamgirl
    Superior to Monkey
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    Old 09-05-2012, 11:04 AM   #29
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    The verse guitar riff is a fricking beast..much be a bitch to play/sing at the same time
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    Old 09-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #30
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    Re: Broken Things

    Broken Things and BOWA will constantly be in a fight in my mind for best opener on an album. Can't wait to hear it live.
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