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I honestly can't wait for this record. And I haven't listened to an AVA release the first day its come out since WDNTW.

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47 minutes ago, JarJarBlinks said:

ToM iS sO cReAtIvE

He is, same as Mark, Travis, and Matt. That's why we listen to their music and love what they do.

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5 hours ago, JarJarBlinks said:

ToM iS sO cReAtIvE

Wonder how many woah ohs are gonna be on the album. O wait wrong band

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Wasn't that site run by some kid and some strange middle aged woman who was never a fan of blink but absolutely LOVED AVA? 

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I feel like I'm double posting, but it seems like not every reads both of these threads:
 

I'm guessing a single and a music video to kick all of this off.

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I think I'm finally becoming a big AvA fan. Just something about Tom's uniqueness and guitar playing that draws you to his music regardless if it's not blink.

I've been scrubbing through their catalogue to make a super playlist and I have to say Chasing Shadows might be my favorite stuff from them.. Wasn't this not received that well? 

Rebel Girl is definitely top 5 song.

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12 minutes ago, RebelGirlsUnite said:

I think I'm finally becoming a big AvA fan. Just something about Tom's uniqueness and guitar playing that draws you to his music regardless if it's not blink.

I've been scrubbing through their catalogue to make a super playlist and I have to say Chasing Shadows might be my favorite stuff from them.. Wasn't this not received that well? 

Rebel Girl is definitely top 5 song.

Most people didn't rate the EPs but I loved them. preferred Of Nightmares though. View From Below just gelled with me loads, Home is quite cute, Parasomnia is great background music and I used to hate Into The Night but then I had it on in the background when reading a book and it just sort've struck me and now even though I should hate it (because theres so much wrong with it) I just like it anyway. I really like the Chasing Shadows EP but I think the Of Nightmares songs stand out a bit better. 

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The two EP's are great. But i also prefer ..Of Nightmares.

 

I'm known for bein a blink geek in my band, and i always share the new shit with them. One of my best friends isn't really obsessed with blink and ava but  likes a lot of their stuff.

He loves the dreamwalker though.

I showed him rebel girl the other day and he didn't really like it that much, but was amazed about how how recognisable toms songwriting still  is in every regard, and he admires that quality of him. Nobody can truly copy his style regardless if you like what he does or not, he has a distinct sound and you immediately know if he is involved

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8 minutes ago, Neal said:

The two EP's are great. But i also prefer ..Of Nightmares.

 

I'm known for bein a blink geek in my band, and i always share the new shit with them. One of my best friends isn't really obsessed with blink and ava but  likes a lot of their stuff.

He loves the dreamwalker though.

I showed him rebel girl the other day and he didn't really like it that much, but was amazed about how how recognisable toms songwriting still  is in every regard, and he admires that quality of him. Nobody can truly copy his style regardless if you like what he does or not, he has a distinct sound and you immediately know if he is involved

yeah I've really come to appreciate that, as the years have gone on. I still maintain he's not an "amazing" guitarist but he is recognisable and has his own 'sound' that is discernible in a lot of his work. I've never loved the majority of AVA but I can still see the building blocks in a lot of it - my issues with AVA has never been Toms guitar work or even necessarily his songwriting, it's been lyrics vocals and synths. 

I never truly appreciated the importance of his influence as a songwriter until they tried to be 'blink' without him. +44 worked because Mark wasn't trying to be blink and it's a solid record (although not a favourite of mine) but Tom has always been a little bit better at standing out on his own, BCR showed that before AVA was even on the scene. 

it's a shame he's a fruit loop really. 

I still don't like Rebel Girl though haha

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Can't wait for this trainwreck to hit the stage! Will Tom rehearse new dance moves for the tour? Will he talk to the crowd about how they're going to change the world together? Also looking forward to all the completely non-ironic "Tom sounded so awesome last night!" comments.

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Hmm Of Nightmares wasn't really for me but it's exactly what I expected, basically Tom doing weird shit in his bedroom after watching 6th Sense

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Tier1:

It Hurts

Secret Crowds

Rebel Girl

 

Tier 2:

Distraction, The War

Flight of Apollo

Wolfpack

Overload, Voyager

 

Tier 3:

Adventure, A Little's Enough

Sirens

Surrender

 

Tier 4:

True Love, DIFMN

Saturday Love, Anxiety, Young London

Teenagers & Rituals, Mercenaries

Into The Night

Artillery

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...Of Nightmares was supposed to be a true companion to the Poet Anderson book, when Tom had his grand idea of intertwining all of his media projects. Neat idea in theory, and I enjoyed it for the experimental EP it was. Chasing Shadows was *supposed* to be like this to go along with the Chasing Shadows book, but just seemed more like an AVA EP, I still listen to it pretty often and I remember tons of positive reviews when it came out. Most people seemed to love the title track the most, I was more into Overload/Artillery.

When I need my Tom fix I'll fly through AVA's discography, and even though Love/Love2 are pretty repetitive I dig both those albums and recommend them. "Inertia" is my low key jam. That being said, Rebel Girl is nowhere near my Top 5 AVA though. Probably not even Top 25. 

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