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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #175 on: November 22, 2014, 07:53:51 AM »
Since SW himself said that the album will be a bit all over the place, with some prog, some use of electronics, some ballads, I'm curious to see how some of the more recent fans will embrace the album. What SW did on Grace and especially Raven was something that resulted in a lot of new fans. Fans who might not have been much into PT or SW's earlier works, but fans of a more classic Progressive Rock style, who really loved what those albums were going for. Now it seems SW is letting go of that part a bit and doing some other things as well, hopefully with a good result, and maybe people who "only" fell in love with SW because of Raven/Grace will appreciate this new side, and be able to get into more SW/PT stuff from there.

He's an incredibly talented musician and without a doubt one of my favorites, and I'm always excited when he goes a new direction. I know Prog Rock is essentially his wheelhouse and he will forever be associated with the genre and hailed as one of the most important figures of it, but any time he gives us any indication he might be putting that aside in favor of another music style, no matter if it's pop, electronica, noise or drone, I'm even more excited than I would be normally.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #176 on: November 22, 2014, 08:05:44 AM »
It to me has a rock opera feel.  I am very interested in the flow of this album.  My ears are ready.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #177 on: November 22, 2014, 08:13:09 AM »
I'm atonished how he hasn't released a single bad, awful album since Ths SkyMoves Sideways, or even from Up the Downstairs. His discography is not perfect, as some albums are not that great (The Incident) and other have fillers, but musicians of his age don't normally keep releasing great album after great album, in whatever project he's involved into. I think Wilson will continue making music till he dies, and it'd probably still be awesome then.

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« Reply #178 on: November 22, 2014, 08:49:31 AM »
I wonder how Steven feels about Spotify. :lol

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #179 on: November 22, 2014, 09:01:56 AM »
In terms of consistency he does have a great track record, maybe one of the best. While not all albums are amazing or mindblowing, it's amazing when even the worst albums of the discography are still genuinely enjoyable. I think most of us would agree On the Sunday of Life is his weakest album, and even that album has redeemable qualities, and despite some not-so-successful experiments on that album, it's still fun. It's not a superb album, but it has some stand-outs (like Radioactive Toy, Nostalgia Factory and Nine Cats), and it's also a fun and quirky album to listen to. Pretty much everything he has done since has been way better, but even the duds like The Incident or Welcome to My DNA (which I know some people weren't keen on) are still far from being bad IMO.

While he only has maybe a handful of album out of all his projects that I would consider flawless or perfect from start 'til finish, the most impressive thing is the large chunk of albums below that quality threshold, that are all really good to great. I'm not as head over heels with his music as I once was, and I think several of the PT albums have clear duds, the quality as a whole is excellent. I think albums like In Absentia, Deadwing and Lightbulb Sun all have weak moments that prevents them from being perfect albums, but the high points are so strong that the albums are still very good. SW takes risks and puts a lot of effort into his music, and for every average or slightly disappointing track, he has at least 2 that hits it out of the park.  :hat

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #180 on: November 23, 2014, 02:04:47 AM »
Have you tried to erase something with your hand?

I have some weird birth marks in my penis and I try to erase them at least once a day. Maybe that's what the album is about? Hand *heavy breath* cannot *heavy breath* erase.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #181 on: November 23, 2014, 06:54:31 AM »

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #183 on: November 23, 2014, 08:27:24 AM »
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« Reply #184 on: November 23, 2014, 12:26:45 PM »
The Hand That Refused to Erase (and Other Stories)

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #185 on: November 23, 2014, 12:33:31 PM »
You know you guys can name the album whatever you want on your music playing devices, right?
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #186 on: November 23, 2014, 12:41:08 PM »
I'm gonna name it

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #187 on: November 23, 2014, 12:55:47 PM »
I'm gonna name it

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Sounds more like a Devin Townsend song title  :lol
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #188 on: November 23, 2014, 06:49:19 PM »
" The Latest in a long line of SW albums i'll never listen to ! "

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #189 on: November 23, 2014, 06:59:08 PM »
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #190 on: November 23, 2014, 08:08:02 PM »
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #191 on: November 23, 2014, 08:52:26 PM »
wut

I'm atonished how he hasn't released a single bad, awful album since Ths SkyMoves Sideways, or even from Up the Downstairs. His discography is not perfect, as some albums are not that great (The Incident) and other have fillers, but musicians of his age don't normally keep releasing great album after great album, in whatever project he's involved into. I think Wilson will continue making music till he dies, and it'd probably still be awesome then.

I agree about his track record, but I think he'll eventually just go to mostly producing and remixing (maybe with some "guest" type stuff like Blackfield), as he's said that is the direction he wants to keep moving in.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #192 on: November 24, 2014, 06:21:08 AM »
" The Latest in a long line of SW albums i'll never listen to ! "

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #193 on: November 24, 2014, 08:43:44 AM »
Not sure if this is the new "official" SW thread or if this has been posted yet but UK/European tour dates have been posted on his site (and I'm extremely happy he's comming to Train in Denmark again!)... :tup
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #194 on: November 24, 2014, 02:43:02 PM »
Have you tried to erase something with your hand?

I have some weird birth marks in my penis and I try to erase them at least once a day. Maybe that's what the album is about? Hand *heavy breath* cannot *heavy breath* erase.

I think it's another thing that can't be erased...

" The Latest in a long line of SW albums i'll never listen to ! "

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #195 on: November 26, 2014, 08:12:31 AM »
Just bought 2 tickets for the Gothenburg show, ~110 dollars, so steep, but I think totally worth it. There are only a few artists with the power of making me throw myself over the ticket-buying process, and SW is one of them. If a ticket is 30 dollars or 60 dollars, it won't matter, I'm going either way. So I'm really excited, and I hope the album is great, because seeing him on the following tour will always be better if you love the new album.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #196 on: November 26, 2014, 07:37:40 PM »
" The Latest in a long line of SW albums i'll never listen to ! "

:tick:

I'd like to thank you in the name of the participants in the thread to not like Wilson's latest output. It fuels our smugness and superiority, as we can only really feel that way if we have sorry sods to look at who can't perceive the awesomeness of Wilson's albums.
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #197 on: December 01, 2014, 09:08:55 AM »


So there's the artwork. I like it a lot :)
and here's the Tracklisting:

1. First Regret (2.01)
2. 3 Years Older (10.18)
3. Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
4. Perfect Life (4.43)
5. Routine (8.58)
6. Home Invasion (6.24)
7. Regret #9 (5.00)
8. Transience (2.43)
9. Ancestral (13.30)
10. Happy Returns (6.00)
11. Ascendant Here On…(1.54)


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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #198 on: December 01, 2014, 09:12:42 AM »
Nice cover.
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« Reply #199 on: December 01, 2014, 09:13:59 AM »
Oh yes! It looks amazing! 2nd March can't come quickly enough! Total time is around 65 minutes, so it's a solid, full album.
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« Reply #200 on: December 01, 2014, 09:18:25 AM »
Oh yes! It looks amazing! 2nd March can't come quickly enough! Total time is around 65 minutes, so it's a solid, full album.

65:44 to be exact, given those track lengths above.

Not bad. I wonder if there were any non-album tracks that didn't make the cut? He always seems to have a few of those every so often (most PT albums do, some No-Man albums do, The Raven had a couple, etc.). Interesting cover. Not his usual style but I think it'll be well received. It certainly is different, so I wonder how different the musical content will be for him this time around.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #201 on: December 01, 2014, 09:21:03 AM »
Yeah, I'm sure this will be a pretty different album from what we are used to expect from the man.

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #202 on: December 01, 2014, 09:27:09 AM »
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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #203 on: December 01, 2014, 09:52:23 AM »
I remember when the Raven cover was announced and most people were pretty disappointed and frustrated over a pretty meh album cover (I didn't care for it myself), but my initial feelings towards to this one is better. It's something different.

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« Reply #204 on: December 01, 2014, 09:53:05 AM »
Yeah, I'm sure this will be a pretty different album from what we are used to expect from the man.

Personally I've learned to expect the unexpected from the man. But he is reliable though. Everything I've heard from him, I've loved, so I am more than up for the ride this time round.
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« Reply #205 on: December 01, 2014, 09:57:28 AM »
Very unpredictable.

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« Reply #206 on: December 01, 2014, 10:09:01 AM »
Hand. Cannot. Fingerpaint. Either. (Apparently.)  :lol

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Re: Steven Wilson v. Title. Annoys. Many.
« Reply #207 on: December 01, 2014, 10:12:57 AM »
Very cool cover.
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« Reply #208 on: December 01, 2014, 10:13:09 AM »
Yessssssss..........
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« Reply #209 on: December 01, 2014, 10:46:50 AM »
Love the cover. I don't really want to comment on the song titles until I hear them, but I'm liking the balance in song lengths. Nice to see more short-medium tracks.
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