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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #245 on: October 21, 2018, 11:36:58 PM »
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #246 on: October 22, 2018, 09:03:14 AM »
 :lol album really is fantastic.  Tommy shines so much on it.  But I do feel like vocals and bass are really buried in the mix which is sad since those are two of the best instruments of SW.  Regardless, it doesn't really hold the songs back, they are great.  I'm still digesting as I've been listening to a lot of other music at the moment as well, but this is up for there album of the year for sure.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #247 on: October 22, 2018, 09:30:41 AM »
My SW t-shirt and a copy of Tiara just arrived. Gonna be sporting the T-shirt at work tomorrow. :metal

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #248 on: October 24, 2018, 02:18:16 PM »
Interview with Seventh Wonder.... in Swedish. However, at the end they play Tiara's Song acoustic, lovely!

https://www.radioplay.se/rockklassiker/intervjuer?episode-id=38605 Starts at 10:17.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #249 on: October 26, 2018, 10:09:49 AM »
Awesome album, SW through and through. Tommy’s vocals are still essentially unparalleled, and the musicianship is as fantastic as it was on TGE. I just hope that the next album won’t take quite as long to release!

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #250 on: October 26, 2018, 11:44:20 AM »
Awesome album, SW through and through. Tommy’s vocals are still essentially unparalleled, and the musicianship is as fantastic as it was on TGE. I just hope that the next album won’t take quite as long to release!

Same.  Looks like they got some chart success too from the album.  I hope that Tommy's time in Kamelot has brought more fans to SW which will in turn motivate the band to be more active.  Tiara destroys the last two Kamelot albums.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #251 on: November 04, 2018, 01:35:59 AM »
So while this doesn't reach the heights of TGE for me - something there is no shame in; very few albums do - it is a great album still.

I really like how "personal" it is, not in the sense of personal to the members of the band, but more like in how it relates the events of the end of the world so strongly to seemingly mundane points in life. Case in point: Beyond Today (which is fantastic holy shit  :hefdaddy ), which frames the end of the world against stuff like graduating from school. I think this helps the whole story feel a lot more grounded, which I like.

Musically, I felt that the bass was doing more cool stuff on MF and TGE, which was the only thing I missed. The melodies and overall compositions are still sublime.

Now if the next album comes out before 2028 I'll be a happy camper. :P
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #252 on: November 06, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »
With a few more listens now under my belt, I can comfortably say that the Farewell trilogy is the high point of the album. All three songs are just perfect.
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #253 on: November 06, 2018, 09:39:58 AM »
Probably going to be album of the year for me.  I'm still digesting but there isn't a bad track here and agreed, the Farewell trilogy is fantastic.  Tommy's voice just brings a tear to my eye at some points on this album, he's so good and I'm so annoyed he isn't louder, but I won't let that hold back my enjoyment of these songs.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #254 on: November 06, 2018, 01:10:45 PM »
Yeah, it is a stellar album. Not sure which track I love the most as of yet. I still really don't enjoy the mix though. I have relatively high tolerance for bad sounding albums, but for some reason this one bothers me quite a bit. Probably because the elements I love the most about this band are placed akwardly in the mix (rather than the elements themselves sounding bad, if that makes sense). I can hear them just fine, but it sounds very off to me.

The Japanese version also has an acoustic studio version of Tiara btw (it is on youtube).

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #255 on: November 07, 2018, 04:51:10 AM »
I keep seeing this thread title and think it's about the 1980s Patsy Kensit fronted one-hit wonders, and then I remember that they were called Eighth Wonder.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #256 on: November 07, 2018, 06:08:01 AM »
I keep seeing this thread title and think it's about the 1980s Patsy Kensit fronted one-hit wonders, and then I remember that they were called Eighth Wonder.



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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #257 on: November 08, 2018, 05:18:47 AM »
I took the plunge today and picked up Tiara. I like what I've heard so far; sounds right up my street. I'll look forward to spinning it later.
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #258 on: November 08, 2018, 07:03:49 AM »
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #259 on: November 11, 2018, 03:40:17 PM »
Just listening to this album for the first time now, and the first song was cool, but 4 songs in and I've tuned out.  Heard it all before and all just blurs together for me.  Pass.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #260 on: November 13, 2018, 04:09:18 AM »
Just listening to this album for the first time now, and the first song was cool, but 4 songs in and I've tuned out.  Heard it all before and all just blurs together for me.  Pass.

Exactly the same! coming from a big fan of TGE. Pass.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #261 on: November 13, 2018, 04:30:20 AM »
Just listening to this album for the first time now, and the first song was cool, but 4 songs in and I've tuned out.  Heard it all before and all just blurs together for me.  Pass.

Exactly the same! coming from a big fan of TGE. Pass.

I'm a very casual fan of SW anyway.  I own both TGE and MF and both are decent but they never really blew me away.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #262 on: November 13, 2018, 05:24:06 AM »
Just listening to this album for the first time now, and the first song was cool, but 4 songs in and I've tuned out.  Heard it all before and all just blurs together for me.  Pass.

Exactly the same! coming from a big fan of TGE. Pass.

Me too. Been a huge Kamelot fan for like 17 years now. Tommy's work there inspired me to check out his band. Music is decent.... but nothing that stands out in my opinion, well, other than Tommy of course! 

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #263 on: November 13, 2018, 06:01:41 AM »
Y'all are crazy. :P True, this is not as good as TGE, but there are plenty of memorable melodies throughout that I find stuck in my head quite often. Especially the Farewell trilogy is stunning.
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #264 on: November 13, 2018, 09:46:59 AM »
Y'all are crazy. :P True, this is not as good as TGE, but there are plenty of memorable melodies throughout that I find stuck in my head quite often. Especially the Farewell trilogy is stunning.

Yea true.  I'd say the downfall is that maybe it sounds too much like TGE, but TGE is great and it feels more like a continuation of where they left off.  There's also tons of memorable melodies so I guess it's just different tastes then.

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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #265 on: November 23, 2018, 01:00:37 AM »
Tiara may very well be my album of the year.
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Re: Seventh Wonder Appreciation
« Reply #266 on: November 23, 2018, 06:38:09 AM »
My main takeaway from the album so far....they certainly like E flat minor...
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