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UD or UC?
« on: Oct 30, 2018, 12:35 AM »
The jury is still out for me but both keep growing on me.  I love his heart and soul!!!
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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2018, 08:08 PM »

For me it's without a doubt- Uniform Distortion, such a " fun" album. I love Jim's commitment to his muse, and I feel like this is a great period in his career output ( I keep feeling that way! for nearly 10 years now!)

That being said, Uniform Clarity is definitely growing on me.

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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2018, 08:45 PM »
Clarity I think might be the first thing to occur in the MMJ universe that I genuinely don't like and find painful listening to. First of all I can't stand 90% of acoustic music and then you throw in dry, strained vocals and it's just a hard no from me. Every time I try and give Clarity another chance (and lord knows I've tried!!!) I have to cleanse myself with Distortion again. No Secrets is easily in my top 10 jams from this year, a song that can't be bettered! I'm just someone that needs a full band and production values.
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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 31, 2018, 06:55 AM »
Clarity..  Jim with an acoustic guitar has always been the pinnacle for me.  His voice isnt what it used to be and his recording method isnt doing him any favors but the emotion is still there.  I love a lot of the electric stuff he does with Jacket but ive been waiting for this for a long time. I totally get the feeling of Clarity being a hard listen, though.  It is, i still really like it. 

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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 31, 2018, 11:53 AM »
 I think I would love an album like Clarity if I didn't have the full band versions to compare to- If Jim were to release a solo acoustic collection of new material I would be all over it.

I understand the vision, of showing the songs as they were originally composed, and how that aligns with the Fall tour- but I can't help but to compare. That being said, there are a few songs I prefer on Clarity ( Just a Fool, Get to Rome,  Over and Over)

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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 31, 2018, 02:28 PM »
Distortion. All. Day.  :cheesy: :cheesy:
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 31, 2018, 02:40 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 31, 2018, 03:46 PM »
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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 01, 2018, 12:40 AM »
I still can't decide....I Love them both!  Kudos to him to him even doing it!!
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 01, 2018, 12:42 AM »
Clarity I think might be the first thing to occur in the MMJ universe that I genuinely don't like and find painful listening to. First of all I can't stand 90% of acoustic music and then you throw in dry, strained vocals and it's just a hard no from me. Every time I try and give Clarity another chance (and lord knows I've tried!!!) I have to cleanse myself with Distortion again. No Secrets is easily in my top 10 jams from this year, a song that can't be bettered! I'm just someone that needs a full band and production values.
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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 01, 2018, 05:46 PM »
Distortion. Favorite album of the year.

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 01, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Clarity I think might be the first thing to occur in the MMJ universe that I genuinely don't like and find painful listening to. First of all I can't stand 90% of acoustic music and then you throw in dry, strained vocals and it's just a hard no from me. Every time I try and give Clarity another chance (and lord knows I've tried!!!) I have to cleanse myself with Distortion again. No Secrets is easily in my top 10 jams from this year, a song that can't be bettered! I'm just someone that needs a full band and production values.
You haven't heard the right acoustic music

I don't dislike it all, I'm just someone who prefers a full band. I thought the acoustic album that Lucius did recently for example was really well done, really beautiful and atmospheric. But with most acoustic stuff I switch off, it's just not for me.
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Re: UD or UC?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 03, 2018, 04:30 PM »
I can't lie, when I first started reading about 'Uniform Clarity' I got so excited thinking it was going to be versions of the songs with better production.  It bums me out that I am not on Jim's wavelength anymore when it comes to the kind of music he's making.  He used to be my absolute favorite artist. 

'No Secrets' is an absolutely incredible song.  Unfortunately for me, as time has gone on, it's the only one from the entire endeavor where the production and sound of what I am hearing doesn't actively work against my enjoyment of the song.

I honestly do think I would greatly enjoy the album 'Uniform Distortion' with the songs as they are written and performed but played by MMJ and recorded by say Tucker Martine in the style that the Waterfall songs were recorded, or Joe Chiccarelli Evil Urges style.  John Leckie Z style would be a dream come true for me.