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Old 08-14-2021, 01:48 PM   #91
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I mean 90% of the people in here that didnít like it explained why, your post just kind of condemned discussion because we ďshouldnít be negative.Ē

There are groups out there for nothing but positive discussion
And Iím done with it even talking about it after this post. The person who posted in here that they are damned if they do damned if they donít are spot on. They will never win unless they travel back in time and write an album that sounds like the big 3 which they havenít even attempted to do since those albums by changing their sound as time has gone on. The big 3 wouldnít be the big 3 if they didnít try different things each time so itís a losing battle at this point.
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    And Iím done with it even talking about it after this post. The person who posted in here that they are damned if they do damned if they donít are spot on. They will never win unless they travel back in time and write an album that sounds like the big 3 which they havenít even attempted to do since those albums by changing their sound as time has gone on. The big 3 wouldnít be the big 3 if they didnít try different things each time so itís a losing battle at this point.

    You seem to be making things up and then arguing against them
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    Old 08-14-2021, 01:53 PM   #93
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    And Iím done with it even talking about it after this post. The person who posted in here that they are damned if they do damned if they donít are spot on. They will never win unless they travel back in time and write an album that sounds like the big 3 which they havenít even attempted to do since those albums by changing their sound as time has gone on. The big 3 wouldnít be the big 3 if they didnít try different things each time so itís a losing battle at this point.

    Except this is totally untrue cause I (and a lot of people who didnít like this song) like a lot of new songsÖÖ..

    The point of this forum is to discuss what we like and donít like, donít really understand not being able to handle difference of opinion on here
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    Old 08-14-2021, 01:53 PM   #94
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    I like the new songs...

    Man I just like this band. I don't feel the need to pick it all apart. It's not Bach. But it is extremely close to my heart and I'm happy they are energized and playing these new tunes with some interesting parts. That's really all I have to say. If you don't like them I understand, but I do. Can't wait to hear the studio versions.
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    Was lukewarm on first listen. Subsequent listens and I'm loving it. It's not old DMB for sure, but this is fun.
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    The opening 5/10 seconds of guitar riff / drums sounds like Beasties Sabotage to me
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    Old 08-14-2021, 02:05 PM   #97
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    I like it. The thing people need to remember is modern DMB is not, not will it ever be, Big 3 DMB. For what DMB is now, this is pretty solid. Laid back summer tunes.
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    this is like rooftop and she got together and had a baby that's twice as good as their parents
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    Except this is totally untrue cause I (and a lot of people who didnít like this song) like a lot of new songsÖÖ..

    The point of this forum is to discuss what we like and donít like, donít really understand not being able to handle difference of opinion on here


    It's just a fake argument, made up really, there's many recent examples of DMB coming up with songs that don't sound like the big 3 that have been absolutely loved for the quality of music itself independent of resembling anything in the past. Virginia in the Rain would be a good example of this, Death on the High Seas, Again and Again studio version, etc. Conversely the main reason certain songs don't go over well is the music itself, for example people don't hate "free the beast inside of me" because it doesn't sound like the big 3 they hate it because it's weak lyrically. The jam they got rid of on Can't Stop was something fans liked because it sounded good regardless of anything else. People hate the "you" on Louisiana Bayou because it gets annoying, not because it doesn't match things they did 20 years ago.

    There's very very few people on Ants who are looking for them to stay in one lane and write music exactly as they did during the big 3 era, artists evolve over time and their instrumentation is different. Should be able to comment on what we like or dislike as they go.
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    Putting this as a lead single
    Its a better radio song than Moon or Ocean. DMB isn't going to have a big hit regardless in 2021. But this one is much better for the radio than the other two we've heard.
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    Old 08-14-2021, 02:36 PM   #101
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    Not unique. A song that is all recorded and evidently ready for the album to be described as having potential and a little rough lyrics is not a good portent to the awful album that is sure to come between October and never.
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    Old 08-14-2021, 02:51 PM   #102
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    Not unique. A song that is all recorded and evidently ready for the album to be described as having potential and a little rough lyrics is not a good portent to the awful album that is sure to come between October and never.
    Some of Daveís best songs never had set lyrics. DIDO for example
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    It's awesome to see the band sonically experimenting in such an unexpected way. I never thought I would get to hear DMB channeling artists like: Aerosmith, Edgar Winter, Dream Theater, etc. I have no idea if this new record will be good, but it's clear it's going to be interesting and unlike any album that preceded it. I would much rather the band fail attempting to create something eccentric than to deliver another ballad fest like CT. My greatest fear was that the new album was going to be a boring "Jack Johnson playing soft ballads about how much he loves his kids and wants to improve the world on his porch as the sun sets in Honolulu" affair; the new songs are quelling that anxiety. None of the new songs are Last Stop Pt. II but, more importantly, they aren't Samurai Cop Pt. II either. I don't believe Dave will be able to consistently deliver pristine vocal performances of WATM or TOT in the live setting but I think they will both sound outstanding in the studio and they're imbued with great jam potential if the band decides to extend the improvisational sections.

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    Old 08-14-2021, 03:12 PM   #104
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    Not unique. A song that is all recorded and evidently ready for the album to be described as having potential and a little rough lyrics is not a good portent to the awful album that is sure to come between October and never.

    It has ďpotentialĒ live meaning it can stretch out. Rough lyrics meaning those people donít like the lyrics, not that theyíre rough sketches and unfinished or anything
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    Old 08-14-2021, 03:22 PM   #105
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    I'm really digging this on my first two listens. Catchy chorus, cool jam/bridge breakdown bit.
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    It's awesome to see the band sonically experimenting in such an unexpected way. I never thought I would get to hear DMB channeling artists like: Aerosmith, Edgar Winter, Dream Theater, etc. I have no idea if this new record will be good, but it's clear it's going to be interesting and unlike any album that preceded it. I would much rather the band fail attempting to create something eccentric than to deliver another ballad fest like CT. My greatest fear was that the new album was going to be a boring "Jack Johnson playing soft ballads about how much he loves his kids and wants to improve the world on his porch as the sun sets in Honolulu" affair; the new songs are quelling that anxiety. None of the new songs are Last Stop Pt. II but, more importantly, they aren't Samurai Cop Pt. II either. I don't believe Dave will be able to consistently deliver pristine vocal performances of WATM or TOT in the live setting but I think they will both sound outstanding in the studio and they're imbued with great jam potential if the band decides to extend the improvisational sections.
    100% accurate, well said.

    If Johnny Cash kept playing Cry, Cry, Cry we never would have got Hurt.

    Artists grow, change, and experiment more over time. Some like it, some don't.

    But this is modern DMB.

    For those who don't like American Recordings, there's always the old Sun Recordings to listen to.
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    Gut says The Only Thing will be a really good studio track. So far the new tunes are solid. Thankful for new music from our boys.
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    I dig it, sounds like a theme song to a tv show for some reason lol
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    Old 08-14-2021, 06:26 PM   #109
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    I like it. But itís got a mix of ďI Did ItĒ and ďSheĒ to me. Not a bad mix, but thatís the vibe I get. That probably makes some of you panic but I actually like this.
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    There's very few people who fit into that category, seems odd to be so frustrated or upset by people not liking songs, it has no bearing on you or your connection to the music


    Iíve noticed with this go around of new music that thereís WAY more Family-type defenders. Itís not a personal attack on someone who likes the tune when others suggest they donít think itís great. And I donít think anyone down on it is seeking to convince anyone that likes it that itís bad. Itís a discussion board, weíre going to haveÖdiscussions?

    Imagine if Be Yourself and Plastic Girl debuted this year - itíd be WWIII here!

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    They will never win unless they travel back in time and write an album that sounds like the big 3
    Not really - VitR is a great example of a newer tune that doesnít sound Big 3 that is pretty well regarded.

    Lots of good post Big 3 music. Most of it rarely has been laid down and released on a studio effort, which is a shame.

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    Its a better radio song than Moon or Ocean. DMB isn't going to have a big hit regardless in 2021. But this one is much better for the radio than the other two we've heard.
    Do You Remember should have been a radio single - probably the best suited song theyíve released on an album for the radio, and of course they didnít go with it. I donít anticipate anything from this album getting radio play either, but I will assume that there will be a tune more suited on the album that will get neglected again.

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    If Johnny Cash kept playing Cry, Cry, Cry we never would have got Hurt.
    WellÖI think we owe that more to NIN, right?

    Maybe DMBís I Need a New Drug is their Hurt moment?!?
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    ^ there very will might be a better radio song on the album and it might get passed over as a single. I was talking strictly about the 3 songs we've heard. TOT is the best radio song of those songs
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    Old 08-14-2021, 06:55 PM   #112
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    third listen and I'm starting to dig this one
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    It's awesome to see the band sonically experimenting in such an unexpected way. I never thought I would get to hear DMB channeling artists like: Aerosmith, Edgar Winter, Dream Theater, etc. I have no idea if this new record will be good, but it's clear it's going to be interesting and unlike any album that preceded it. I would much rather the band fail attempting to create something eccentric than to deliver another ballad fest like CT. My greatest fear was that the new album was going to be a boring "Jack Johnson playing soft ballads about how much he loves his kids and wants to improve the world on his porch as the sun sets in Honolulu" affair; the new songs are quelling that anxiety. None of the new songs are Last Stop Pt. II but, more importantly, they aren't Samurai Cop Pt. II either. I don't believe Dave will be able to consistently deliver pristine vocal performances of WATM or TOT in the live setting but I think they will both sound outstanding in the studio and they're imbued with great jam potential if the band decides to extend the improvisational sections.
    Can't emphasize enough how perfectly said this is.

    I'm also back to totally digging this song.
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    fuggin SUCKS.

    they shelved Bismarck for THIS?!? ��
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    On first listen, I didn't like it. Read some comments about people digging it so I gave it another listen today. Yep, still don't like it. At all. Third listen.... I get the Rooftop/She reference. Still don't like it. I'd rather hear a run of Stand Up, Can't Stop, and Seven than catch this at a show. This sounds like they are trying to be Van Halen. It's so bizarre.

    This is clearly a love it or hate it song. For the record I hate She. I love Walk Around the Moon. I've listened to the Raleigh version of Walk Around the Moon more times than I can count.
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    Do those who dislike this song dislike DIDO? Not the same songs but main riffs are in the same fam

    I sense they are going to bang this one out w a jam. I like the song. What can I say
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    Do those who dislike this song dislike DIDO? Not the same songs but main riffs are in the same fam

    I sense they are going to bang this one out w a jam. I like the song. What can I say

    I've always felt DIDO is overrated but it is light years better than this song
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    So far I get an earlier DMB vibe from Walk Around the Moon, Ocean and the Butterfly and Singing From the Windows. If we get a couple rock tunes with a catchy melody I think I’m alright with that experiment as long as it’s good. Not the first rock song they’ve done. In this case I think I’m digging this one. At this point it’s time to drop the hope for a return to form and enjoy the fact that if released by anyone else it would be a kick ass rock song.

    Definitely catching the Aerosmith, and whoever said the All the Young Dudes, YES!
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    Iíve noticed with this go around of new music that thereís WAY more Family-type defenders. Itís not a personal attack on someone who likes the tune when others suggest they donít think itís great. And I donít think anyone down on it is seeking to convince anyone that likes it that itís bad. Itís a discussion board, weíre going to haveÖdiscussions?

    Imagine if Be Yourself and Plastic Girl debuted this year - itíd be WWIII here!

    Not really - VitR is a great example of a newer tune that doesnít sound Big 3 that is pretty well regarded.

    Lots of good post Big 3 music. Most of it rarely has been laid down and released on a studio effort, which is a shame.
    Ok couple things here. I am definitely not a family type defender. In fact I hate the person that says you canít be critical of the band and have to love everything. That is not what I was trying to portray.

    I was in attendance for Plastic girl. Shocking Dave could think that was a good idea. Same with be yourself really but not on such a level with plastic girl. (Studio bkbkbkd did sound amazing tho).

    VITR is one of my favorite studio tracks since 03.

    And the big 3 comment wasnít meant to be taken literally. I was playing off another post. People donít have to like everything I get that. I certainly donít. Itís just every song I donít like I also donít necessarily think is bad it just doesnít do it for me is all (I realize I called the other 2 above garbage lol) and I see some people say as much here but I feel like more than most just are in the hot take culture we find ourselves in. Not complaining and Iím over it. I certainly am not trying to defend ground on a song I think is just alright haha.
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    I like it. Very catchy. Sounds like She met BOWA (right after the chorus).
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