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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby LifeRiot » 3/3/2018, 1:57 pm

If OLP doesn't release 'Let Me Live Again' as a single, they're nuts. That song is incredible. The whole album has different structures I'm not used to hearing from them.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Kicker774 » 3/3/2018, 8:45 pm

Took a listen on Youtube to the album and nothing grabs me.

Too mellow for me. Seems like too much is forced and overly dramatic.

Drop me in the water is about the only thing with a good rock/guitar lick but Raines sloppy emphasis on *BOAT* ruins it for me.
(And I don't get the video at all)

The drum line intro on Head Down is good but once again Raine ruins it with the hooting.

The majority of Curve was pretty meh for me. It doesn't get any better with Somethingness.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby johnpeterson » 3/3/2018, 9:52 pm

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well that's a depressing post.... you didn't even like "let me live again"? raine's happiness-level falsetto?
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Hugh23 » 3/4/2018, 10:25 am

I like so many things about Somethingness. I'm glad to see so many other fans are enjoying it, too. I like the direction the band took with this album. Raine really does make great use of his vocal range throughout and the emotion he gives in writing the lyrics and his vocal delivery seal the deal for me.

My early attraction to OLP was Raine's falsetto and the alternative, modern rock sound of the entire band which fit so well with the 90's & 00's music scene.

Raine uses his falsetto in so many different ways on Somethingness. He uses it in ways which fit the slightly deeper octave/tone he sings in today. The combination of Raine's voice, the lyrics & delivery, along with the newer, modern sound the band has made is so satisfying to me.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby carleiu » 3/4/2018, 1:27 pm

LifeRiot wrote:If OLP doesn't release 'Let Me Live Again' as a single, they're nuts. That song is incredible. The whole album has different structures I'm not used to hearing from them.


I agree, but OLP has a rich post-SM history of choosing bad singles. They seem to put way too much emphasis on writing the poppy, fast-paced rocker with most albums (Where Are You being released as a lead single instead of Angels Losing Sleep was probably the worst idea in the history of the band, aside from leaving Lanni in favor of Bob Rock as a producer). In fact, their obsession with poppy and upbeat lead singles is definitely a Bob Rock-inspired obsession that the band has unfortunately not stopped doing since that era.

All You Did Was Save My Life.....barf. Why co-write a song with a guy from a 90s-era band that was the epitome of a whiny, one-hit wonder? Why Paper Moon or even Dreamland wouldn't have been chosen as a lead single for Burn, Burn is unfathomable.

At least they got it right with Heavyweight. So maybe there's hope with Somethingness...
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Driven » 3/5/2018, 10:55 am

LifeRiot wrote:If OLP doesn't release 'Let Me Live Again' as a single, they're nuts. That song is incredible. The whole album has different structures I'm not used to hearing from them.


I really like this song. Not sure what Raine was thinking with the "ooh oh"s in this song though.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Flynner » 3/5/2018, 3:10 pm

Driven wrote:
LifeRiot wrote:If OLP doesn't release 'Let Me Live Again' as a single, they're nuts. That song is incredible. The whole album has different structures I'm not used to hearing from them.


I really like this song. Not sure what Raine was thinking with the "ooh oh"s in this song though.

Maybe I'm in the minority but I like all the ohhs and other sounds that he is doing throughout this album, it is reminiscent of what he used to do
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Driven » 3/5/2018, 7:28 pm

I like the vocals in the rest of the song, and I agree that it’s sort of a throwback. But those “oh ohhs” are just brutal to me. I’d rather just listen to the power of the music itself.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Kicker774 » 3/6/2018, 9:10 am

johnpeterson wrote:^

well that's a depressing post.... you didn't even like "let me live again"? raine's happiness-level falsetto?


I took another listen to it. Feels like the entire song is off key from the guitar to Raines voice.

Doesn't grab me at all.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Matt. » 3/6/2018, 11:20 am

Kicker774 wrote:Took a listen on Youtube to the album and nothing grabs me.

Too mellow for me. Seems like too much is forced and overly dramatic.

I feel the same. There just isn't anything about it that sounds particularly surprising.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby titanMAX » 3/21/2018, 10:20 am

Has anyone who ordered through Pledge gotten anything yet? I think a month after fulfillment date is really weird to not have anything. Even one of the last updates said CDs were pretty much good to go.

Are they selling the record on tour? If they are then that's a little annoying to be honest.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby xjsb125 » 3/21/2018, 10:58 am

Nothing. They are selling the CD and vinyl on tour. On Pledge's site they are really passing the buck on to the companies handling fulfillment. I agree, it is very annoying to be this far removed from the release and still not have anything.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby myownsatellite » 3/21/2018, 11:09 am

They did mention that the vinyl took longer to press or something, but still, like you guys said, it's been a month. I want my stuff! I spent quite a bit on my pledge and was expecting it a lot sooner.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby Long Jonny » 3/21/2018, 11:43 am

I received the vinyl on Wednesday last week. It was mailed from Coalition (based in Toronto) so that’s why I received mine so quickly.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby matt292 » 3/21/2018, 12:09 pm

Got my CD in the post a couple weeks ago?

I'm based in the UK if that makes a difference.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby myownsatellite » 3/21/2018, 8:34 pm

I do remember seeing something about the CA fans getting theirs, with a delay to the US (for whatever dumb reason). Don't know why they'd send to the UK before US though... (not knocking you UK folks, we're just a heck of a lot closer! haha)
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby faninor » 3/26/2018, 12:57 pm

Received the vinyl today in California. Shipped from Texas.

Something else is showing up in my USPS Informed Delivery notifications, also coming from Texas and shipped on the same day. Most likely the CD which I ordered separately. That one is coming via DHL's slow, budget option where they deliver the parcel to the recipient's local post office and USPS handles final delivery.
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby myownsatellite » 3/26/2018, 6:10 pm

The DHL-USPS way is how mine is coming too, but mine was the vinyl and t-shirt, and was also shipped from Texas. Hmmm. It says it won't be here until Thursday but I have a feeling it might be a little sooner because it's already in my state, and shouldn't take another three days to arrive...
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby titanMAX » 3/28/2018, 10:11 am

I finally got my stuff yesterday. CD, LP and shirt. Not too crazy about the shirt but it's just a shirt so who cares i guess. I really dig the art direction they went for. The juxtaposition of the front and back covers being this vast, beautiful horizon and the inside being dingy, dirty properties.

Also, it sounds way way better on vinyl. :duncan:
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Re: Somethingness Volumes 1 and 2

Postby xjsb125 » 3/30/2018, 10:46 am

Finally received my stuff today.
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