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PostSubject: Re: The Hold Steady   Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:18 am

shredderrrrrr wrote:
Hombie wrote:
I'm a pretty big fan of The Hold Steady alright, love the storytelling. I actually got into Sep Sunday first through 'Your Little Hoodrat Friend' being on the THP8 soundtrack ^^

I think I just got into different songs through youtube after that, then started listening to the albums in order, properly. And as has been mentioned before, there really doesn't seem to be a lot of love for Teeth Dreams, both here and with the THS crowd itself...

I dunno, took me a while to get into as with pretty much all their albums, but I like it fine now, and it definitely has a few standout songs (Spinners, The Only Thing, Oaks, I Hope This Whole Thing...)

I think my least favourite album is still Heaven is Whenever, and even that has The Weekenders and Hurricane J...

For those that have seen them live (they don't seem to play in Belgium all that often exactly >.>), are they as good as they seem live?

No matter how many times I listen to it, I can't get into HIW. At all. Made me lose interest for years.

But Teeth Dreams. Holy fuck. I love this album.

HIW is easily the worst THS album, I think all of the other ones are great. HIW produced some strong tunes, "The Weekenders" comes to mind, and some stuff that thumps live, but the record itself just feels like poorly produced, watered down THS. I was very disappointed with it when it came out and it's never really grown on me. It doesn't have that pull that makes you want to come back to it like Boys and Girls or Sep Sunday. Very happy with Teeth Dreams. I think it's a slight notch below the first 4, but feels more natural and the 2 guitar attack yields some awesome results.
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PostSubject: Re: The Hold Steady   Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:23 am

I think A Slight Discomfort is one of their best songs
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