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The National - Sleep Well Beast

Discussion in 'music' started by Whaleblue, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    Listened through twice now. Very promising, although a step away from the dark warm pool that was Trouble Will Find Me.
     
  2. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    Another truly great album.

    Five listens to get into it. That's generally about right for the good stuff.
     
  3. barryb

    barryb pfm Member

    Also enjoying this. Production values divergent from previous releases, though I had a soft spot for the messy values of High Violet etc.
     
  4. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    I think it's my favourite album of the year to date. Shame it has so little competition, mind.

    Or am I having a grumpy year? Yeah, probably that.
     
  5. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Not in my top ten for the year so far, not a patch on previous efforts - High Violet being their high water mark - but still a damn sight better than some of the guff released this year.
     
  6. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    Tell me your top 10 if you have a moment? - I seriously hope I've just been missing stuff!

    I'd reinforce that Sleep Well Beast needs a few spins...
     
  7. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    In no order as I haven't given it any serious thought yet:

    Fleet Foxes - Crack Up
    Aldous Harding - Party
    Sampha - Process
    The Charlatans - Different Days
    Thurston Moore - R&R Conciousness
    Slowdive - Slowdive
    Bonobo - Migration
    War On Drugs - Deeper Understanding
    Tinariwen - Elwan
    Hannah Peel - Mary Casio
     
  8. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    Thanks, I'll give those a listen over the next few days. Appreciated.
     
  9. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Boxer for me.
     
  10. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    Thanks for those, I’ve finally got to listen through the list, or at least a couple of tracks from each, and there’s some good stuff there. Stand out for me would be the Fleet Foxes, but I’ll go back to all of them for another listen.
     
  11. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio Trade: Amber Audio

  12. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Box-swapper extraordinaire

    Thanks, listening now and liking it. I think! Perhaps too close in style to The National for comfort, if you know what I mean? I’ll listen through a couple of times though.
     

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