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Battles

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Re: Battles

Postby J_Temperance on Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:03 pm

Just wanna temper my impressions somewhat. I may have exaggerated a bit after listening to the first few tracks. New album is exciting until about, oh, track 4.

Listening to the entire album my thought process went something like this: "ooh, they're taking their style to cool new places, first song is a trip, second song is such a sick beat, hey track 3 is like that caribbean/asian music thing they had going on the last album only catchier, cool but let's hope they don't do it over and over again for the rest of the album, track 4 is, ok let's skip that, track 5 is a bunch of noise, track 6...hmm. Track 7...oh, I see".

In the end it ends up being a bunch of pleasant sounding, samey instrumentals, like a non shitty Ratatat or Tycho or something with John Stanier drumming. A shame, as I've always thought Battles have the potential to become a This Heat/Camberwell Now of sorts (just obviously way less apocalyptic). It's still the EP's for me...
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Re: Battles

Postby Isabelle Gall on Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:47 am

Heavily into La Di Da Di, had high expectations and dudes did not disappoint. The 2nd half is going to piss a lot of people off though as it's so slippery and elusive and sort of gradually atrophies mysteriously across its duration. Beautiful stuff but it's the opposite of the bold full-tilt thing that people seem to be into with this band. As a whole it kind of reminds me of latter-day Stereolab as it's super lush but everything is considered and buffed to a sheen to an extent that turns some people off who would potentially be into it.
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Re: Battles

Postby enframed on Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:11 pm

Isabelle Gall wrote:Heavily into La Di Da Di...As a whole it kind of reminds me of latter-day Stereolab as it's super lush but everything is considered and buffed to a sheen to an extent that turns some people off who would potentially be into it.


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Re: Battles

Postby skoz on Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:03 pm

I'm pretty into the new record. I didn't like Gloss Drop very much particularly the tracks with guest vocalists. La di da di sounds like the product of much effort but also fun and unforced.

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Re: Battles

Postby goatlord on Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:49 am

Today I realized that the reason why I dislike this band so much is that they sound like the magazine Vice. Not even the mysoginistic awful early vice, just the decaf-clickbait-coke-party version they have going right now.

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Re: Battles

Postby Facundo on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:08 pm

They are to me the perfect explaination of the word hype.

The bad thing is that they came from making decent music.
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