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30 days ago
JMac
It's pretty simple, really. The guy has tons of energy and charisma, in spite of being kind of a whacko, but the songwriting was never at top-tier level. He's just another competent rocker with a few good tunes.
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6 weeks ago
JMac
I hate GNR. All of their songs. Well, November Rain is alright. The problem? Axl is an awful, awful vocalist. His voice always sounds so whiny and strained. No, thanks.
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2 months ago
JMac
I really like the tune for what it is - catchy and fun. But it ain't at the level of Songs for the End of the World. While it's a well-done, fun tune, its effect wears off soon and it doesn't demand repeat listens. I don't mean to damn it with faint praise, but if this song had been released by the likes of Kenny Chesney, nobody on this board would care one bit.
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2 months ago
JMac
Wow, that's a seriously terrible crowd.
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2 months ago
JMac
Caught them opening for ACDC a couple of months ago -- great frontman!
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3 months ago
JMac
Total nonsense. He has no clue what he's saying...it's almost as if he had a lobotomy or something. What's hilarious is how he told his manager that "Go Down Rockin" was his response to the request from the label to do that horrible covers album last year. He didn't want to do it, but said - if I have to, I'll go down rockin! And that covers album is quite possibly even worse th
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3 months ago
JMac
After seeing everyone mention Keith Semple so much, I went on YouTube and checked out his Voice audition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLx92OxoiKQ I mean, he's a tuneful, competent singer, but not much more. Hate to go against the grain, but I don't see what the big deal is. His voice is just-ok, not super distinctive or textured or rich, and actually a little sort of...whiny. Nasal.
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3 months ago
JMac
If I remember correctly, Euphoria entered the US charts at around 9 (not rock charts, general Billboard) for the first week and sold about 100,000 units the first week. Considering that Euphoria came out roughly 16 years ago and the CD has gone the way of the dodo, I'd say these are pretty decent numbers.
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3 months ago
JMac
Both rock covers are pretty lousy, though the Halestorm one is obviously better than the other monstrosity. The arrangement isn't very good, though, in spite of Hale's great pipes. Like Joe, I prefer Lissie's version.
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3 months ago
JMac
The album has some great moments, but I don't see how an album with 5 or 6 filler tracks can get a 95%, far less a 91. The main issue is that it's not consistent enough all the way through. I'm not talking about stylistic differences or being experimental, I'm talking about weak tracks that don't hold up to the Lep standard.
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3 months ago
JMac
Yeah, the album has some really great songs and is a decent effort, but it's also about half filler. Not experimental - filler. Not the best Lep album by a long shot. People make too much about how poppy or rocky songs are, or what previous album they sound like, or how varied the record is...but the standard of Lep songwriting is not there for about half the record, regardless of style.
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3 months ago
JMac
Even past Left of Self-Centered, there have been great moments in The Spade and other albums. But lately...snooze. Not just in this last album. He also released, I forget the name, Peach something, Peachtree Battle? something like that. Just plodding, depressing, and somewhat self-indulgent.
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3 months ago
JMac
I only had 2 thoughts watching the video: 1. What a shame this was the first single...wasted opportunity. 2. When I'm pushing 60, would love to be able to take my shirt off and glisten up my bod like Phil Collen.
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3 months ago
JMac
Agree with the poster above...it's somewhat similar to Slang, not because it shares the same vibe, but because It's also really experimental. The big melodic hooks you heard on Dangerous aren't present in the rest of the album, with the possible exception of We Belong and All Time High. The rest isn't as immediate, but that doesn't mean it's crap...just means I'll need some more spins to fi
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3 months ago
JMac
Yeah, it's a fun play on words, it's like - do you have the balls to handle me, baby?
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3 months ago
JMac
Well, y'know...I'm bagging on everything new: new Urban, new Leps! I'm becoming cranky in my old age. No, I'll wait until it comes out to comment, just wanted to share my initial impression. But yeah, I dig Fuse.
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3 months ago
JMac
New song out, Break On Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op_tfo1PPAU The other advance track before this was that John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 track, which didn't resonate with me...I mean, I get that it's country and that sometimes means pandering to the southern & heartland folks. After the excellent "Fuse", which I think is the most consistent album of his career
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3 months ago
JMac
I know everyone says that it makes no sense to judge based on samples, and that one has to give an album repeated spins, etc. And I agree. That said, I'm going to give my snap judgment on the samples anyway - cause this is a music message board! I mean, this isn't about a fair & balanced assessment like we would expect from Andrew - if you can't be opinionated on the internet, something
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3 months ago
JMac
For us starving mongrels who didn't get the record early: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBYufsCRZLA
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3 months ago
JMac
The one thing I HATE about Lep's new record...and I'm a Lep fanboy...is the drum sound. I'm tired of the dated, lifeless, electronic drums. The guy has played on a real kit before, as in Slang. Why must they stick to the colorless drums? They need an organic, punchy, drum sound. Something crisp and powerful. Doesn't do the songs, justice, man.
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3 months ago
JMac
Where is everybody hearing this? Are these just illegal leaks? No judgment; just wondering.
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3 months ago
JMac
I think that comparing the films makes little sense - all three have their charms, and are pretty consistent in quality overall. The way everything repeats itself structurally across the films is done on purpose, and is part of the charm of the story - the "playing out the conventions in a different setting" has a reason for being. It's showing a circularity in the history of Hill V
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3 months ago
JMac
By rights, it should have been a blazing record. Vallance was back on board, Jeff Lyne has a lot of heritage, Bryan had expressed a desire to rock again.... Even his quotes before its release were about how the tracks were blinding, how it was "definitely rocking", and how it would fit side by side with his 80s records. It was the best material of his career, he said. You have t
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4 months ago
JMac
I'm relieved! This is SO much better than the blah single...bring on the full album.
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4 months ago
JMac
I'm an Adams fan and honestly don't care how long the album is. But yeah, this record sucks. The fact that it's just nine tracks long adds insult to injury. It makes "11", which was already very hit-and-miss sound like a masterpiece. The problem is that it's not a Bryan Adams album...it's a snoozy Jeff Lyne album. Adams left his personality and signature behind. "Br
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4 months ago
JMac
Yeah, I love Henley, but hear this one's country. Not Keith Urban or Faith Hill country, but real old school super-twang country.
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4 months ago
JMac
Disagree with Joe. Some tracks I really dislike, like Welcome to New York or Bad Blood. But others like Style, Wildest Dreams, This Love, and Clean are really solid pop tracks. Better than most of the derivative stuff released in AOR circles, anyway...
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4 months ago
JMac
Swift is a genuinely talented pop songwriter. Much is made in the media about her persona, who she dates, and other gossipy factors, but the girl has songwriting chops, even if her voice is just ok. The only snippet I had heard from Adams was 'Welcome to New York', which I really didn't like at all on Swift's album, but Adams gave it an awesome Springsteen vibe. Looking forward to this!
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4 months ago
JMac
Well, it's not so much that Leppard doesn't want to put their music up because they don't like the streaming services....their beef is with their (ex) label. The label doesn't want to pay them the chunk they want, so they're blocking the release. As for streaming services like Spotify...I agree they're underpaying artists, but Spotify isn't making any money either, so unless they crack the b
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4 months ago
JMac
If it's true that this will be out 30 days before the CD is released, that's an incredibly stupid move. In this interconnected, digital, instant gratification world, fans everywhere will have it and will have played the hell out of it by the time the other release date comes around. Total nonsense.
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