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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1295 on: November 07, 2023, 01:14:27 PM »
The album came out in 2007... we've had a lot of time to think about this lol

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1296 on: November 07, 2023, 01:38:53 PM »
Just popping in to say Luke, you were right. Vaxis II is right up my street.

I haven't changed my mind about their earlier albums and I tried Vaxis I as well and it was pretty good but still lacking in punch and engaging melodies. Vaxis II is so much more enjoyable.

Was it an intentional shift in direction by Claudio? But why for act II and not the first album in this new series? Or did he just suddenly learn how to write good hooks?

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1297 on: November 07, 2023, 01:41:54 PM »
Just popping in to say Luke, you were right. Vaxis II is right up my street.

I haven't changed my mind about their earlier albums and I tried Vaxis I as well and it was pretty good but still lacking in punch and engaging melodies. Vaxis II is so much more enjoyable.

Was it an intentional shift in direction by Claudio? But why for act II and not the first album in this new series? Or did he just suddenly learn how to write good hooks?

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1298 on: November 07, 2023, 02:14:30 PM »
Just popping in to say Luke, you were right. Vaxis II is right up my street.

I haven't changed my mind about their earlier albums and I tried Vaxis I as well and it was pretty good but still lacking in punch and engaging melodies. Vaxis II is so much more enjoyable.

Was it an intentional shift in direction by Claudio? But why for act II and not the first album in this new series? Or did he just suddenly learn how to write good hooks?


Yea, get the fuck outta this thread with talk like that. Coheed have more hooks than DTF has objective vs. subjective debates.

But yea, glad you're digging it. It is such a satisfying album and one that has shot up to become my most scrobbled, in short order.
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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1299 on: November 28, 2023, 05:42:43 AM »
Following the Record Store Day release on vinyl Live at the Starland Ballroom is now on all streaming services...

https://open.spotify.com/album/0jznSbE2RDsFDR0cgccWtH?si=yeuU45jjQgWiEzG2SJ2Nyw&context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A0jznSbE2RDsFDR0cgccWtH

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1300 on: November 29, 2023, 09:50:50 AM »
Following the Record Store Day release on vinyl Live at the Starland Ballroom is now on all streaming services...

https://open.spotify.com/album/0jznSbE2RDsFDR0cgccWtH?si=yeuU45jjQgWiEzG2SJ2Nyw&context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A0jznSbE2RDsFDR0cgccWtH

Oh thats cool they have a live album from my local venue, Starland.

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1301 on: April 28, 2024, 07:59:04 AM »
Apparently new single The Joke is coming out on May the 8th. Nothing official by the band yet but there are murmurs.

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1302 on: April 28, 2024, 11:59:47 AM »
I'm ready!

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1303 on: April 28, 2024, 12:07:54 PM »
I'm kind of hoping for another direction change for the band. I haven't really loved anything they've done since the Afterman stuff. The Color Before the Sun was awful and the last 2 albums, while OK, just didn't capture the same magic.....In my opinion, of course.

I don't really want them to rehash anything, but a change is needed, I think.
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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1304 on: April 28, 2024, 01:28:27 PM »
I don't think a change is needed personally, but I'd welcome it all the same. I adore the last album, mainly due to my personal connection to the lyrical content. It was able to put into words a lot of my feelings (and fears) since becoming a dad to a neurodiverse child.

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1305 on: April 28, 2024, 06:27:23 PM »
I feel like the Vaxis albums are the best releases since GA1. Catchy songs along with some more expansive, complex songs is all I need from this band.

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1306 on: May 07, 2024, 05:31:31 AM »
You can hear Coheed's new single The Joke on Daniel P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show, at 1:28:50...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001yn20

I'm not sure after two listens. It has that same production from the previous album where something feels 'off' and some parts are just too loud and imposing. Something about this sound reminds me of The Color Before the Sun (which I don't hate, for the record) meets Vaxis II.

I'm sure it will grow, like most Coheed does. The single is officially out tomorrow.

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1307 on: May 07, 2024, 07:26:22 AM »
I really need to hear how this fits in with the whole album. It's hard for me to judge, first gut is ... huh

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1308 on: May 07, 2024, 07:33:40 AM »
First impression, it sounds like a b-side from the last album. Very similar production, which I agree sounds off. Doesn't stick out to me much.

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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1309 on: May 08, 2024, 07:27:16 AM »
https://store.coheedandcambria.com/collections/all-exc-music/products/the-joke-deranged-7-single-coke-bottle-clear-blood-splatter-vinyl

Looks like I was right, it is a leftover track from Vaxis II

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This is a special release for Coheed and Cambria, a very rare standalone 2 song release. The Joke is a track that came from album sessions but felt better paired with the re-release and remix/remaster of the fan favorite, yet hard to find 2012 track, Deranged, which is a homage to the synergy between Batman and the Joker, and how every hero needs a villain. The Joke lives in its own lane with this other rare track, and we felt it was a great bridge between the bandís most recent album, Vaxis 2: The Window of the Waking Mind, and their yet to be announced follow up album coming soon on Virgin Music.

Music video: https://youtu.be/-E7gNsy-OoI
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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1310 on: May 08, 2024, 07:48:45 AM »
It's grown on me, which is pretty normal for me regarding Coheed really. Few things....

Claudio said the video has an easter egg for NWFT
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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1311 on: May 10, 2024, 06:58:01 AM »
These two songs are probably the most I've enjoyed the band since the Afterman era. Great stuff. Not to say I don't like the last three albums, there's songs on them I like, but nothing's hit me the same way their old stuff used to (I did think Vaxis II was a big improvement over the first, though. And "Ghost" is a really pretty song.)
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Re: Coheed and Cambria v. Second Stage
« Reply #1312 on: May 10, 2024, 04:07:27 PM »
The Joker laughing at Teal'c from Stargate?