Started by murph468, Oct 27, 2008, 08:23 PM
Quote from: capt. scotty on May 10, 2011, 07:38 PMAfter one listen, Im torn but positive. On one hand, all the negativity had me waiting for the worst, so the low expectations I think helped my first thoughts. On the other hand, the production really adds nothing to their music, in fact takes away from it, and at times sounds silly. I dont think their "sound" has changed, this album is just really overproduced for a band who needs no production in the first place. The opening song sounded ridiculous on first listen (and is BTW the most popular song from the album on itunes currently ???), but after hearing the whole album and listening to the opener again, what fails it is the terrible production and 8 year olds yelling in the background. Otherwise, that song is probably the next Penn Station or Run Chicken Run.I definitely need to give it a couple more listens, but its nowhere near as bad as I expected. I definitely wouldve preferred the F-Bros to stay raw, but I can live with this. "Oliver Stone" sounds like the step-brother B-Side of Marlboro Man, and Ponzi sounds like new-age Leonard Cohen (see below), but besides those 2 I really liked pretty much the rest of the album. "Back In The Dancehalls" was the one track I thought the production actually worked, and thats the 1 F-Bro whose songs/singing I think repeateadly suck, so maybe it isnt all bad ;DLeonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Quote from: Sidus on May 30, 2011, 02:15 PMI also read (on wikipedia ::)) that one of the Felice Brothers left the band some years ago and started "The Duke and The King". As it happens they'll also play in my hometown this year. I've heard one song (Shaky) which sounded a lot like Ben Harper imo. Are these guys also worth checking out? I believe it's a free show, so I'll probably go anyway.
Quote from: Sidus on May 30, 2011, 02:15 PMJust listened to "Celebration, Florida" for the first time. Never heard anything from these guys before (except "Whiskey in my Whiskey" :coffee:), but they're coming to my hometown (in December, so I'll have to wait 6 months...) so I gave it a try. After the first listen I think I like it. There are some weird moments I'm not sure about, but I appreciate the mix of styles. "Dallas" really sounds like Bob Dylan. But I'll have to give it much more listens. Which album should I listen next? Just work backwards from here?
Quote from: Ruckus on Aug 05, 2011, 09:22 AMI hope some people have warmed up to this album a bit. Is this their Z or EU? I've read some criticism of the children's chorus on Fire but I love it! Think it works perfectly. Ponzi is one of my favorite tracks of the year and Dancehalls continues to age well. The only complaint I may have is that the tracks sound boomy and bass heavy. I know that's what they were going for but a little more high end would have helped for me.
Quote from: Jon T. on Aug 05, 2011, 09:33 AMQuote from: Ruckus on Aug 05, 2011, 09:22 AMI hope some people have warmed up to this album a bit. Is this their Z or EU? I've read some criticism of the children's chorus on Fire but I love it! Think it works perfectly. Ponzi is one of my favorite tracks of the year and Dancehalls continues to age well. The only complaint I may have is that the tracks sound boomy and bass heavy. I know that's what they were going for but a little more high end would have helped for me.I've listened a couple times (listening right now). I love the first track. Some of them kind of lose me, but some I like a lot.
Quote from: wolof7 on Aug 27, 2011, 12:43 PMGREAT!http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2011/08/live-from-newport-ian-felice.html
QuoteBeginning today, we'll post a free MP3 of a new song each Wednesday for the next five weeks. When combined, the five tracks will comprise the Poughkeepsie Princess EP, with all songs recently recorded at home in Catskills, NY. The first song, "Among The Missing," is now available as a free download here: www.thefelicebrothers.com/poughkeepsieprincess