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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #160 on: Jun 28, 2018, 05:47 PM »
It is career spanning, so I could see it being fairly light (handful) on the new songs.

"I am looking forward to exploring all sorts of songs stripped down as they first occurred in their natural habitat, just voice and guitar"

I'm picturing what Vedder did when he went on tour after Into the Wild. Or Cornell's solo act.

I think that sounds like a cool idea.

I'm looking forward to hearing a lot of Jacket tracks in their early stages. On the other hand, I think the new Jim record is just so heavy and part of me would rather see those songs live with a band.

I caught Jim solo last November in Louisville and while it was neat hearing stripped down versions of Throwback, State of the Art, and I'm Amazed, I found myself wishing it was a full band experience.

I'm thinking maybe we'll see some of these new solo tracks in future My Morning Jacket shows?


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« Reply #161 on: Jun 28, 2018, 09:24 PM »
No Secrets is probably my fave after first listen.

Jim doing his best Stevie nicks? This track screams Fleetwood Mac to me. And Iím actually ok with that.

Yup, totally agree.  The wife & I were listening to the album last night in the jacuzzi and we had the Fleetwood Mac conversation when we heard this one. 

Wow, I can definitely see that.
Itís weird too... I have been on a Fleetwood Mac binge kick the last 2 weeks

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #162 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:03 AM »
Ok just got through a few listens and damn his album has some fun guitar elements to it.

"Out of time" is so damn enjoyable, I need to hear this live with a full band.
"No Secrets" is top notch and yeah the Fleetwood Mac comparison is undeniable which I'm completely cool with.
I'm digging "Yes to Everything" especially his guitar work at the end, "No Use Waiting" needs to be played out on the road with MMJ please!
 And "Too Good to Be True" is gorgeous and really brings a nice close to the album. Definitely my favorite of all of Jim's solo albums. I am a little bummed his upcoming tour is only acoustic after hearing this album, but damn the thoughts of some acoustic rarities is cool. I'm sure we will hear some of this album with MMJ in the future.

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #163 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:10 AM »
Loving it more with each listen. Sounds like Mont De Sundua meets 60ís garage/beach music. Favorite song is Yes to Everything; I just canít resist the goofy fun and that face-melting solo.
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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #164 on: Jun 29, 2018, 06:42 AM »
Finally gave it a full listen through this morning.  First impression is this is my favorite JJ solo album yet! 

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #165 on: Jun 29, 2018, 07:50 AM »
Gave it my first listen on the way to work, and hate to be critical on such an exciting day, but i'm just not a fan. The distorted vocals are not for me, sounds like he is singing in the shower, and while the album shreds it just comes across as sloppy guitar playing. I kind of get a garage band had a $1000 to spend to cut a record at their local studio kind of vibe with it.
It actually got to a point where I was just waiting for it to end so i could throw on Circuital and get a familiar sound back through my head. I kept thinking throughout my listen that 'outta my system' would have fit well on this new album, and maybe if the songs were produced similarly to outta my system I would have dug it more.. but I don't think that's what Jim was going for.
All that said i plan on listening to it over and over again and i'm sure it'll grow on me, but off the bat it just doesn't do it.. but i guess i've never really been a fan of basic 2-3 minute rock songs in general from any artist. The album kind of screams The Clash to me which is certainly not for me.   
Of the three solo releases this is dead last, but I REALLY enjoyed Eternally Even and Regions of light and sound.. they still make it on my frequent playlist so they are certainly tough shoes to fill.

Hopefully it grows on me, because I was really excited for this release.


 

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #166 on: Jun 29, 2018, 08:21 AM »
I personally love the ďLiveĒ feel
I love that it is butt naked and not over produced
I love that itís not tight and meticulous
I love seeing Jim having fun and letting loose
You can tell he really missed his guitar, and its like a love letter to ďMahgeetahĒ   :wink:

In my opinion Too Good To Be True is one of his most beautiful songs, and that guitar solo at the end, just when you think the song is over, is PERFECT!

Not only is this my favorite Jim record, I already put it above The Waterfall.

PS- I NEED to see Yes to Everthing live!!!





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« Reply #167 on: Jun 29, 2018, 09:20 AM »
the relisten factor of this one is skrong. I had not planned on getting this on vinyl, but I'll be at the local shop for a copy this weekend lol
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« Reply #168 on: Jun 29, 2018, 09:26 AM »
Jim does it again. I cherish Eternally Even -- I really feel it's the What's Going On of our times.

But this is a rocker through and through and exactly what I needed for the mayhem of 2018. The world's in an uproar but Jim just wants to laugh a bit and play some rock and roll like "when we were young.". All good by me.



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« Reply #169 on: Jun 29, 2018, 09:34 AM »
Gave it my first listen on the way to work, and hate to be critical on such an exciting day, but i'm just not a fan. The distorted vocals are not for me, sounds like he is singing in the shower, and while the album shreds it just comes across as sloppy guitar playing. I kind of get a garage band had a $1000 to spend to cut a record at their local studio kind of vibe with it.
It actually got to a point where I was just waiting for it to end so i could throw on Circuital and get a familiar sound back through my head. I kept thinking throughout my listen that 'outta my system' would have fit well on this new album, and maybe if the songs were produced similarly to outta my system I would have dug it more.. but I don't think that's what Jim was going for.
All that said i plan on listening to it over and over again and i'm sure it'll grow on me, but off the bat it just doesn't do it.. but i guess i've never really been a fan of basic 2-3 minute rock songs in general from any artist. The album kind of screams The Clash to me which is certainly not for me.   
Of the three solo releases this is dead last, but I REALLY enjoyed Eternally Even and Regions of light and sound.. they still make it on my frequent playlist so they are certainly tough shoes to fill.

Hopefully it grows on me, because I was really excited for this release.
 

you're not even being critical, you're just sharing your opinion while still leaving the door open for it to grow on you. It's funny, for all of the reasons you don't like it, it's endearing to me. And for the opposite reasons, I've only listened to his other proper solo albums like 5 times total. But, hey that's the reason they make chocolate and vanilla! I'm just happy our guy likes to sample a lot of flavors.
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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #170 on: Jun 29, 2018, 10:09 AM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HVTzgnlVLjQ

Jim on the Illuminated Man, and meets the man (Duane Michals)

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #171 on: Jun 29, 2018, 12:52 PM »
I love Regions and Eternally Even so will be tough to top.  Such good mood albums

I've just skimmed this so far and agree the vocals will be tough to warm up to.

Plan to give a couple full spins today

New Jacket days are certainly great days!

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #172 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

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« Reply #173 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:18 PM »
Count me amongst the fans.  I love it on first listen.  I love all of Jim's stuff.   I love all of the Jacket's stuff.   No doubt new release days are the best days.   Consider myself blessed to be along for the ride with Jim and Tom and Pat and Carl and Bo and everybody else.       

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« Reply #174 on: Jun 29, 2018, 02:38 PM »
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

Surprised by the Waterfall hate around here, I absolutely loved The Waterfall.

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« Reply #175 on: Jun 29, 2018, 03:27 PM »
Wow I love this album! Favorites - Out of Time, Yes to Everything, Over and Over, Too Good to Be True. The album finishes so strong.

I know most of it is pretty straight forward but does anyone have the lyrics?

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Re: New Jim Solo Album
« Reply #176 on: Jun 29, 2018, 04:43 PM »
Loving the new record! Great guitar work and the background chickletts are fuckin' awesome! :thumbsup:

Unfortunately the production makes this a strong negative for me. I know that was done on purpose but I just don't think I can get use to a shitty sounding record.  :undecided:
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« Reply #177 on: Jun 29, 2018, 05:05 PM »
Just swung by my local store to pick up a copy and they had 3 of the "Just A Fool"/"Yaki Soba" 7" still left. Went ahead and grabbed one of them for someone who wasn't able to get one. I know there's a few of y'all out there. Let me know and I'm happy to send it to you. And if anyone wants me to go get the other 2, I'm sure they'll still be there tomorrow. Can't wait to give the record a spin tonight!  :beer:

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« Reply #178 on: Jun 29, 2018, 06:15 PM »
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

Surprised by the Waterfall hate around here, I absolutely loved The Waterfall.

I definitely donít hate the waterfall. Half of it just doesnít click with me. The other half I really like. Live I like it more. This one is better start to finish though.

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« Reply #179 on: Jun 29, 2018, 07:31 PM »
Getting better with each listen. This will get played in my house a lot more than The Waterfall did.

Surprised by the Waterfall hate around here, I absolutely loved The Waterfall.

I definitely donít hate the waterfall. Half of it just doesnít click with me. The other half I really like. Live I like it more. This one is better start to finish though.

Ditto this

I didnít mean I hate The Waterfall
I just put this a step above
I like that I have been able to press play and walk away and not feel like I have to skip a song