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Poll Question: Which is your favorite song?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
6 [37.50%]
1 [6.25%]
0 [0.00%]
2 [12.50%]
0 [0.00%]
3 [18.75%]
4 [25.00%]
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    Posted: July 15 2012 at 17:50
For those who have listened to Echolyn's second eponymous album, I invite you to vote for your favorite of the octet.

For those who have not, what are you waiting for?  Stream it all here for free and let us know what you think!  Big smile


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Ah man, this is killing me, a five-star record for sure, hard to single out a particular track.

I'll say When Sunday Spills but that might change.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2012 at 19:27
"Island," so far.
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Speaking in Lampblack is not bad
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2012 at 21:24
Sooner or later, I'll be checking this album out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2012 at 22:04
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Speaking in Lampblack is not bad
What do you think of the album ?
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Speaking in Lampblack is not bad
What do you think of the album ?


I've never been really fond of Echolyn.  It's okay but doesn't stand out much to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 02:56
Great 5-star album, 2012's masterpiece so far (and one of the best of the 21st century until this day, I think).
 
1. Some Memorial
2. Island
3. When Sunday Spills
4. Locust to Bethlehem


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 09:23
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Speaking in Lampblack is not bad
What do you think of the album ?


I've never been really fond of Echolyn.  It's okay but doesn't stand out much to me.

Glad i'm not the only one. It really bothers me that a band that i respect for their lyrics didn't include them in the liner notes. Normally i could care less about lyrics but there are certain bands who write such good songs like Echolyn where i do pay attention to them. And i know i can probably find them on the internet but that's not the point. I think it's a good album but maybe it's just been overhyped i don't know. I'll keep listening though because they say it's a grower.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 10:32
Will have to listen to it at least one more time before I can make up my mind. Perhaps I'll do it later today. Anyways, I'll be back.

Edited by The Bearded Bard - July 16 2012 at 10:32
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 10:34
Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Speaking in Lampblack is not bad
What do you think of the album ?


I've never been really fond of Echolyn.  It's okay but doesn't stand out much to me.

Glad i'm not the only one. It really bothers me that a band that i respect for their lyrics didn't include them in the liner notes. Normally i could care less about lyrics but there are certain bands who write such good songs like Echolyn where i do pay attention to them. And i know i can probably find them on the internet but that's not the point. I think it's a good album but maybe it's just been overhyped i don't know. I'll keep listening though because they say it's a grower.


Just in case you're curious, you can go here, mouse over the song title, and the link for the lyrics will appear.  But I get your frustration.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Runei Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 10:58
A very pleasing album. The ending to "Island" is perhaps the best thing they ever did, it's a shame it fades out too early.

Island, Past Gravity and Some Memorial are my favorite for now, but I should listen to it some more.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mellotron Storm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 11:24
Originally posted by Epignosis

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Speaking in Lampblack is not bad
What do you think of the album ?


I've never been really fond of Echolyn.  It's okay but doesn't stand out much to me.

Glad i'm not the only one. It really bothers me that a band that i respect for their lyrics didn't include them in the liner notes. Normally i could care less about lyrics but there are certain bands who write such good songs like Echolyn where i do pay attention to them. And i know i can probably find them on the internet but that's not the point. I think it's a good album but maybe it's just been overhyped i don't know. I'll keep listening though because they say it's a grower.


Just in case you're curious, you can go here, mouse over the song title, and the link for the lyrics will appear.  But I get your frustration.
Thanks Robert. Like i said with most bands i wouldn't care but these guys know how to write a good song. I'll check it out.
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Man ! See, just reading the lyrics ups my appreciation for this album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Morsenator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 14:27
I'd say Some Memorial, I've had the line "Take a headful of seeds/ and a mouthful of dirt/ lie down/ become a garden" playing in my head for weeks now Big smile It's such a great song in many ways. Island, Speaking In Lampblack and Headright are very very good as well. Strangely the other songs don't hit me nearly as well as those, so I gave it 4 stars.
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(Speaking in) Lampblack
 
Best album of 2012 so far -  for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Epignosis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2012 at 22:41
Two lines keep resonating with me:

One is Ray's hopeful negativity:

"Don't give another day to this."

And another is Bret's hopeless positivity.

"Love will make you wait till you're found; it carries you home."


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This album is much more laid back than The End Is Beautiful--I wonder if it reflects their maturing over the intervening seven years. The slower tempos are much more prominent on this one. 

But my favorite track is Island. I love the melodic part at 13 minutes. And this lyric:
To me you are an island; a line where the sky meets the sea. 

I think about the sea as a symbol of chaos, the sky as heaven--and the island as the meeting point between the two. Nice!



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 19 2012 at 17:57
Still need to listen to this.
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This is such a beautiful record. So much going on, yet the melodies stick in your head.

I voted Lampblack. It moves me like no other. That will change.

Did I mention how great this album is?
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