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2 hours ago, Smaug said:

This. 

And after hearing that 'Automatic' snippet it's getting to the point that it's actually starting to worry me.

I mean I've been down with Angels & Airwaves since day 1, I've been with this band since the wdntw leaks days, the 'can't wait to get home and check ava news' days. 

I remember the days when those first I-Empire songs leaked (Secret Crowds, Magic, Lifeline and Sirens), or when that CD with 'My Only Fear' and 2-3 other Empire tracks (there was a demo of Breathe on it if remember correctly) was put on eBay before the album even came out.

Those really where some magical days..

The music was good but it always was and always has been about that feeling you'd get from listening to Angels.

I know some of y'all know what I'm talking about, Tom always intended us to get so passionate about this band and what it stood for. The extremely epic and uplifting music that made you feel as if you could conquer the world was only just a (small) part of that, movement.

So I'm getting older and the years go by but this band always pulled through, always kept me waiting for that next new project to be passionate about and the unforgetable moments that go with it.

But that's up until now, and I'm getting worried.

Honestly, I really don't like any of the songs beginning with Rebel Girl and anything that came after that.. But it didn't really bother me too much 'cause it's only 3-4 songs and the album had 12 right? So big deal, I've disliked so many of Angels' singles before (Secret Crowds, Epic Holiday, Hallucinations, etc.) so again, BIG DEAL.

 

But this Automatic snippet, the lyrics immediately suggest this is yet another 'about a girl' song once again..

So after digging through this thread trying to find out WTF is going on because imo this really isn't Angels & Airwaves anymore and figured the divorce/his new flame obviously must be at the center of this my fear has been confirmed.

I'm not saying anything but it APPEARS, I mean it SEEEEEEEEMS like... after years of marriage Tom fell in love with this Marie chick and apparently fell so bad that he divorced his wife. 

None. Of. My. God. Damn. Binnez. but I just need to say that this shit is drastically changing the direction of the band and imo not for the better.

I don't want to hear Tom fall in love all over again.. I mean you can write 'All The Small Things' and 'There Is' about your wife, cool. And sure you can then divorce the wife and write a poppy lil' love song about the cute new crush I mean who cares? But it's beginning to look like this dude is so head over heels he's writing a whole god damn album about this chick.

 

I mean damn guys...

WDNTW, I-Empire, L ) V E and this is what it's coming to?? 

The music was never epic, let alone extremely epic. Sheesh. You just have extremely low standards lol. Tombot!

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19 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

The music was never epic, let alone extremely epic. Sheesh. You just have extremely low standards lol. Tombot!

trump energy

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3 minutes ago, ye. said:

trump energy

Nope. If you knew me you’d know I am one of the most vocal anti-Trump people out there. Realizing that Angels and Airwaves is not epic doesn’t take much self-realization. Tombots only say that because that’s how Tom tried describing the music, not because it actually is. Get your head out of Tom’s ass. 

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6 hours ago, Russel Coight said:

I’d wager decent money that in a years time 75% of the current members won’t renew for another year.

I'd say there's a good chance that the site is down and the whole thing abandoned after year 1.

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46 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

It’s already been 2 years foolio. That wack ass song was released April 30, 2019

 

42 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

No shit. I still standby the fact he could literally just make an album of his farts put together for an hour and they would act like he’s changing the world with his new fart album 

 

41 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

Songs about girls seem weird for Tom? Oh. 

 

40 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

The music was never epic, let alone extremely epic. Sheesh. You just have extremely low standards lol. Tombot!

 

26 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

Too much effort 

Not hard.

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8 hours ago, Kay said:

Random side note - Euphoria, Kiss and Tell, Rebel Girl and now potentially this other new one = they're all songs about Girls. 

Seems kinda weird for AVA and for Tom in general really. Is the whole album gonna be one long "Omg I got a new woman and it's all I can think about"? 

i'd be fine with all of the songs being about girls. i can't really relate to the essay posted on the last page. i never cared for the lyrics about landscapes and omnipotence. 

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2 hours ago, Texas Toast said:

The music was never epic, let alone extremely epic. Sheesh. You just have extremely low standards lol. Tombot!

Meh, subjective.

45 minutes ago, wannabe corn dog said:

i'd be fine with all of the songs being about girls. i can't really relate to the essay posted on the last page. i never cared for the lyrics about landscapes and omnipotence. 

I read this as "lyrics about landscapes and impotence" first 😂

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1 minute ago, twentytwenty said:

Meh, subjective.

I read this as "lyrics about landscapes and impotence" first 😂

Find one person who isn't a Tom Bot that describes AVA as epic. Most of society considers it MEH. And that is what it is. 

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48 minutes ago, wannabe corn dog said:

i'd be fine with all of the songs being about girls. i can't really relate to the essay posted on the last page. i never cared for the lyrics about landscapes and omnipotence. 

I'm fine with songs about girls. Like you said, way better than his alternative selections which are just straight up lame.

But if all the songs are specifically about Bird, that kills the vibe

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2 hours ago, Texas Toast said:

Songs about girls seem weird for Tom? Oh. 

Not career wide, but AVA wise a little, yeah. Some songs about love but others about... Toms grand stupid nonesense and other stuff. 4 examples from this record are all about a girl, it's weird for current Tom, that's all. 

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15 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

Find one person who isn't a Tom Bot that describes AVA as epic. Most of society considers it MEH. And that is what it is. 

What you're describing right now is the definition of subjectiveness.. 

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12 minutes ago, Kay said:

Not career wide, but AVA wise a little, yeah. Some songs about love but others about... Toms grand stupid nonesense and other stuff. 4 examples from this record are all about a girl, it's weird for current Tom, that's all. 

that's fair, but you did say, and I quote, "Tom in general." Lets look at last song on neighborhoods, "Even if SHE Falls", or DED - "Pretty Little GIRL." I don't think he's ever stopped singing about girls, he just also became obsessive about aliens and shit. 

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3 minutes ago, twentytwenty said:

What you're describing right now is the definition of subjectiveness.. 

Maybe the last part of my statement. But the FACT remains there are not normal people in society going around talking about how epic AVA is. That comes from Tombots and Tombots only, because Tom drilled it in your head that it was going to be epic and Tombots eat up everything he gives them. This is not subjective lol. 

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2 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

Maybe the last part of my statement. But the FACT remains there are not normal people in society going around talking about how epic AVA is. That comes from Tombots and Tombots only, because Tom drilled it in your head that it was going to be epic and Tombots eat up everything he gives them. This is not subjective lol. 

Tom had people buying shares in a fake company claiming to be inventing hyperspace travel.

They will LITERALLY buy anything he sells lmao.

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6 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

Maybe the last part of my statement. But the FACT remains there are not normal people in society going around talking about how epic AVA is. That comes from Tombots and Tombots only, because Tom drilled it in your head that it was going to be epic and Tombots eat up everything he gives them. This is not subjective lol. 

And music you find to be "epic" is not epic for others = Subjectiveness 

People finding AVA to be epic while you don't, tombots or not = Subjectiveness 

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7 minutes ago, Texas Toast said:

that's fair, but you did say, and I quote, "Tom in general." Lets look at last song on neighborhoods, "Even if SHE Falls", or DED - "Pretty Little GIRL." I don't think he's ever stopped singing about girls, he just also became obsessive about aliens and shit. 

Well, on Neighborhoods he also had songs about other stuff - Up All Night, Natives, Wishing Well, This Is Home aren't about girls. Snake Charmer is about Adam and eve and not necessarily a relationship song either. On that whole album there's literally only After Midnight and Even If She Falls. 

On DED Disaster and When I Was Young were also not about girls. My point still stands. 

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Just now, twentytwenty said:

And music you find to be "epic" is not epic for others = Subjectiveness 

I'm saying you and Tombots who call it epic only say that because Tom described it as such. If he had described it as "experimental," that is what you would call it. If he said it was sex music, that's what you'd call it. If he said it was space jams, you would call it that. You aren't thinking for yourself, there is nothing epic about AVA. What is he doing that hasn't been done much better by someone else? Ripping off U2, singing out of key sounding like a dying cat, and dancing around like a fairie is not epic lol. 

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