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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 18 August 2019 - 06:12 PM, said:

As far as I'm concerned I'm totally behind on this band, so I'll be getting all three albums in one fell swoop! The first album has apparently been remixed, or there's a remixed version and the band found out about it and so they recorded a few bits, added some more vocals and guitar etc. That's the version I'll be getting of that one on Ear Music.
Yes, the self-titled debut album has the European version with the remixed/added guitar.  I bought that version.  I think the Japanese release has an extra track also...but it's an expensive cd.

Their second album "Scatterbrain" is just killer...can't recommend it enough.  The debut might be just as stellar.  Lynch's solo on the song "I'll be OK" is one of the greatest things I've ever heard.
Yeah I heard both the first two albums on youtube and yeah there's no weak songs, great riffs and amazing guitar solos, great vocals, and killer drumming.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 11:58 PM

I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:47 AM

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I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG
Just to be clear.  Are you looking for a physical copy or mp3?  The actual euro copy cd I bought was off eBay so that's what I'm familiar with   You want to make sure "UK" or "Import" is in the title description.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:05 AM

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View Poststoopid, on 20 August 2019 - 11:58 PM, said:

I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG
Just to be clear.  Are you looking for a physical copy or mp3?  The actual euro copy cd I bought was off eBay so that's what I'm familiar with   You want to make sure "UK" or "Import" is in the title description.

I prefer CD, but would settle for FLAC (which most services don't offer).  I refuse to pay $10 for a MP3 album.  :P

I was mostly wondering how to tell it was the remixed version.  Are you saying the import is 100% guaranteed to be the remix?

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:10 AM

View Poststoopid, on 20 August 2019 - 11:58 PM, said:

I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG
Just make sure the record label is Ear Music.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:32 AM

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View Poststoopid, on 20 August 2019 - 11:58 PM, said:

I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG
Just make sure the record label is Ear Music.

The import is also a soft cover.  Not positive, but I'm guessing the original US is a jewel case.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:35 AM

View Poststoopid, on 21 August 2019 - 11:05 AM, said:

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View Poststoopid, on 20 August 2019 - 11:58 PM, said:

I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG
Just to be clear.  Are you looking for a physical copy or mp3?  The actual euro copy cd I bought was off eBay so that's what I'm familiar with   You want to make sure "UK" or "Import" is in the title description.

I prefer CD, but would settle for FLAC (which most services don't offer).  I refuse to pay $10 for a MP3 album.  :P

I was mostly wondering how to tell it was the remixed version.  Are you saying the import is 100% guaranteed to be the remix?
If it's an import...100%

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 21 August 2019 - 11:10 AM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 20 August 2019 - 11:58 PM, said:

I haven't bought the first one yet.  It's on my radar, just looking for a good source.  Can anyone confirm if the copies of their first album on Amazon are the remixed version?

https://www.amazon.c...m/dp/B00I7YGVNG
Just make sure the record label is Ear Music.

The import is also a soft cover.  Not positive, but I'm guessing the original US is a jewel case.
It looks like it yeah.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 21 August 2019 - 11:10 AM, said:

Just make sure the record label is Ear Music.

View Postrocket ignites, on 21 August 2019 - 11:35 AM, said:

If it's an import...100%


Awesome thanks, I'll begin the hunt.  The amazon listing is Rat Pack records or something, so likely not the remix (and nothing mentioned in the couple more recent reviews).

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:22 PM

Well shit that was easy, and the price was fair...

https://www.ebay.com...EW/132833242753

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:42 PM

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Well shit that was easy, and the price was fair...

https://www.ebay.com...EW/132833242753
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Posted 23 August 2019 - 05:15 PM

Bought the new album.  I went with the autograph cd cover bundle $29 w/ship...nice that they take Paypal.   Hope it gets to me on release day.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 07:51 PM

Circle of Dolls just arrived.  Signed with some extra stuff (pick, stickers).  Came at a perfect time, been immersed in the new Big Wreck album (which I'm thoroughly enjoying), so I can turn my attention to KXM until the new Opeth drops.  :)

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:21 PM

View Poststoopid, on 12 September 2019 - 07:51 PM, said:

Circle of Dolls just arrived.  Signed with some extra stuff (pick, stickers).  Came at a perfect time, been immersed in the new Big Wreck album (which I'm thoroughly enjoying), so I can turn my attention to KXM until the new Opeth drops.  :)
I'm waiting for mine.  Did it arrive by regular mail?  UPS?  Fed ex?   Never got a shipping or tracking notice, which is rare these days.  I ordered the same package deal you did.

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:02 PM

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View Poststoopid, on 12 September 2019 - 07:51 PM, said:

Circle of Dolls just arrived.  Signed with some extra stuff (pick, stickers).  Came at a perfect time, been immersed in the new Big Wreck album (which I'm thoroughly enjoying), so I can turn my attention to KXM until the new Opeth drops.  :)
I'm waiting for mine.  Did it arrive by regular mail?  UPS?  Fed ex?   Never got a shipping or tracking notice, which is rare these days.  I ordered the same package deal you did.

USPS

I was surprised, I wasn't exactly sure when I was going to get it.

So far mixed feelings on the music.  It's going to take a few more spins to sink in.

Then after Opeth, I'll be digging into KXM's first album which I've only heard a few tracks from Youtube.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:15 AM

View Poststoopid, on 13 September 2019 - 11:02 PM, said:

View Postrocket ignites, on 13 September 2019 - 05:21 PM, said:

View Poststoopid, on 12 September 2019 - 07:51 PM, said:

Circle of Dolls just arrived.  Signed with some extra stuff (pick, stickers).  Came at a perfect time, been immersed in the new Big Wreck album (which I'm thoroughly enjoying), so I can turn my attention to KXM until the new Opeth drops.  :)
I'm waiting for mine.  Did it arrive by regular mail?  UPS?  Fed ex?   Never got a shipping or tracking notice, which is rare these days.  I ordered the same package deal you did.

USPS

I was surprised, I wasn't exactly sure when I was going to get it.

So far mixed feelings on the music.  It's going to take a few more spins to sink in.

Then after Opeth, I'll be digging into KXM's first album which I've only heard a few tracks from Youtube.
They released a video for the song "Time Flies" on youtube a few days ago.  So far, with the three songs I've heard so far...I'm not overly impressed.  I have my hopes high because Lynch states it's the best album they've done!  Hell, no way they're reaching Scatterbrain status, but I just want them to keep making music and hopefully do some live shows someday


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:10 PM

There's a bit more variety in styles on this one.  It's growing on me, but I also doubt it will rank higher than Scatterbrain.  But I am liking it the more times I listen.  I think Dougs vocal harmonies, when he uses them, get monotonous and I think there might be a better way to get those notes into the music than him basically humming in the background.  Later Rush also got criticized for similar backing vocal use, instead of say keyboard parts.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 10:28 PM

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There's a bit more variety in styles on this one.  It's growing on me, but I also doubt it will rank higher than Scatterbrain.  But I am liking it the more times I listen.  I think Dougs vocal harmonies, when he uses them, get monotonous and I think there might be a better way to get those notes into the music than him basically humming in the background.  Later Rush also got criticized for similar backing vocal use, instead of say keyboard parts.
Got my copy today.  Now I need to make time to give it a proper listen.  :D :haz:

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:10 PM

Fully caught up, and JUST in time - Opeth has arrived.  :)

The new album (Circle of Dolls) is good.  There's a healthy mix of style and a couple standout tracks.  I'll return to it in the near distant future for some more earbud/headphone time to really absorb properly (so far have only listened in the car, and I know from past experience sitting with full attention to the music is required for full appreciation).

Their first, self titled album, is a lot of fun.  That funky instrumental at the end is great.  "Stars" is a really good track but there are several ("Faith is a room" is another that comes to mind).  Really solid debut album.  I'd put it right behind Scatterbrain on my favorites list.  Circle of Dolls is likely to remain third of the three, but that's by no means a bad measure - it's just a reflection of how good the other two are.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 02:11 PM

The new one hasn't grabbed me like the other 2 did. The earlier records had some serious hooks vocally. Not feeling that with this one- the melodies meander a lot more.

The production has a sameness too, where the record sounds just like the other ones - the drums have this loud compressed sound that gets annoying. The snare is mixed to sound like this blob of loud white noise.




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