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2 hours ago, _Kyle_ said:

i remember liking mdl a lot when it came out and now it's hard to listen to. it kind of seems empty and almost self-aware in a strange way. like JP was channeling himself rather than being himself. Go is under-rated. 

That's...an interesting take. Really not sure how you got there. Go is totes underrated though. 

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Why is Justin tweeting about pizza instead of the new song? lol Here's the song btw:  

These guys are amazing. I started listening a few months ago and I can't believe I've missed out on them for so long.

i'd argue criminally underrated. MCS is easily one of the strongest, most consistent, and most prolific bands in the genre over the last twenty years.

6 minutes ago, Kay said:

That's...an interesting take. Really not sure how you got there. Go is totes underrated though. 

let me put it this way, Justin seemed to be still in his recovery and seemed to still use his vices as a muse that had been romanticized to death by him. he feels burned out and still trying to write songs about being a wreck. 

What if there's nothing more to me?
I'm just skin and bones.
There's no mystery.
What if you're just an empty shell?
All your spare parts were used up by someone else.
What if there's no way to explain things like deja vu and acid rain?
What if we're all just broken shelves, full of someone else's thoughts?

That and it has way less emotional punch to the earlier records. it's like he's writing about 2002.. still. Deja vu! 

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13 minutes ago, _Kyle_ said:

let me put it this way, Justin seemed to be still in his recovery and seemed to still use his vices as a muse that had been romanticized to death by him. he feels burned out and still trying to write songs about being a wreck. 

What if there's nothing more to me?
I'm just skin and bones.
There's no mystery.
What if you're just an empty shell?
All your spare parts were used up by someone else.
What if there's no way to explain things like deja vu and acid rain?
What if we're all just broken shelves, full of someone else's thoughts?

That and it has way less emotional punch to the earlier records. it's like he's writing about 2002.. still. Deja vu! 

Wasn't dinosaur life written only after he was going into recovery? 

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28 minutes ago, _Kyle_ said:

i think he relapsed over and over

If that's the case, then surely it was still current feelings for him? Like yes, it's not treading new ground lyrically for him but I don't really see it as inauthentic. Dissappear, Stand Too Close, Her Words,  Weakends etc they all feel very real in regards to his issues at that time. 

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50 minutes ago, Kay said:

If that's the case, then surely it was still current feelings for him? Like yes, it's not treading new ground lyrically for him but I don't really see it as inauthentic. Dissappear, Stand Too Close, Her Words,  Weakends etc they all feel very real in regards to his issues at that time. 

Well, I didn't say it was inauthentic. it just feels like Justin had been doing this recovery-vent-through-music cycle for so long that it didn't have the urgency or the originality that it used to. his self-destructive behavior basically becoming its own cliche and I think that is even reflective in the songs in a meta way (i view it as intentional to a point). you kind of go through the songs and pick up a lot of past references, the same themes over and over, nostalgia being a huge thematic element, etc.

Instead of Twin Peak afternoons, you have Veronica Mars sleep ins. Instead of New Years alone, you have Christmas alone. Instead of believing in medication, you swim in pharmaceuticals. 

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On 8/21/2020 at 12:14 PM, _Kyle_ said:

it just feels like Justin had been doing this recovery-vent-through-music cycle for so long that it didn't have the urgency or the originality that it used to.

i consider it a persona and it's one of my favorite things about the band.

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So not sure if any of you know but Justin has a solo EP out soon.

I didnt like his solo album 'In The Drink' much but I got a review copy of this EP and it's actually pretty good. Comfortably familiar, honestly sounds more MCS than Panic Stations did haha

first single is already out - 

 

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1 hour ago, Trainwreck said:

Tony is back playing drums on this, yeah? I reckon that’s a big part of it

I'm not actually sure, to be honest the drums didn't stick out much to me but to be fair I only listened through a few times for the review, I want to enjoy it later on without the critical mind whirring lol

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