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Old 09-07-2014, 13:10
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Seeing as a thread exists for all the other songs on the album, I'm surprised that no one's started one for this yet!

Great song, like it a lot. Having heard the song a number of times now, the tweeting/facebooking line doesn't appear to be about us (the fans) but instead about the residents of Newport, of which the subject matter is about.

Not sure how everyone else feels on this?? Discuss!
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Old 09-07-2014, 13:32
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Seeing as a thread exists for all the other songs on the album, I'm surprised that no one's started one for this yet!

Great song, like it a lot. Having heard the song a number of times now, the tweeting/facebooking line doesn't appear to be about us (the fans) but instead about the residents of Newport, of which the subject matter is about.

Not sure how everyone else feels on this?? Discuss!
As a Newport lad myself I find a lot to this song. I don't mind the facebook lyric at all. It could be a great song to sing acoustically at Newport if they play there again.
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Old 09-07-2014, 13:33
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It's one of the weaker songs for me to be honest. Maybe it just hasn't clicked yet, but It's probably the song that grabs me the least.

I initially thought that SPLAM was the weakest song, but it does at least have the decency to be really fucking funny
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Old 09-07-2014, 13:52
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the tweeting/facebooking line doesn't appear to be about us (the fans) but instead about the residents of Newport, of which the subject matter is about.
Can defiantly agree with this. A lot of newporters do seem to facebook a lot of daily mail nonsense!
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Old 09-07-2014, 14:16
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Listening to Nicky on XFM last night has improved this for me a bit. It's growing on me, but it's still my least favourite on the album by some distance. But for me even the poorest track on Futurology is not bad, such is the quality of the whole album.
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Old 09-07-2014, 21:56
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I like it. Sounds very KYE. A bit royal corrispondant esqu.
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Old 11-07-2014, 23:20
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I like it. Sounds very KYE. A bit royal corrispondant esqu.
Wholly agreed. Royal Correspondent was the first song that came to mind when I heard this.

I like this track a lot more than I thought I would. The melody is beautiful.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:07
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Stow Hill is surely in the upper echelon for me. For a massive Lifeblood fan, this sounds like a more U2 "Solitude Sometimes Is", with even nicer production than Lifeblood. (Loved the way that record sounded). I even like the misguided tweets / sad facebooking part - oh boy does that melody soar. Best vocals of the record I'd say.
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Old 12-07-2014, 00:18
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This one didn't impress me so much initially, but it's quite a grower. Sounds like parts of Lifeblood and KYE only with better production values. I've got no problem with the "Facebooking" line either.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:21
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It's grown on me too and the tweets/Facebooking line doesn't bother me so much now either.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:49
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The tweeting/facebooking thing is the first time Nicky's referenced modern technology in a way that isn't bothersomely cringy. It jumps out initially because it's so direct but it's not a bad lyric in itself.

Anyway, yes, wonderful song and gorgeous production/sound design. Would be an excellent closer for the album, shame about Mayakovsky popping up right after it. Based on the demo, I'm pretty sure this was originally a part of the acoustic sessions until they decided to flesh it out.
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I like intro. Cold air, bullet holes, hope and stuff. Nice track, sounds like it came from Lifeblood era.
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Old 12-07-2014, 21:02
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I like this song. I too don't mind find the social media lines - the mood of the song and the vocal delivery for those lines means that they don't sound clunky to me. Had they been in SPLAM though, then perhaps they would have, no not quite as bad as in that N-Dubz song.
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Old 12-07-2014, 23:30
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I like intro. Cold air, bullet holes, hope and stuff. Nice track, sounds like it came from Lifeblood era.
Reference to the Chartist Uprising I'm guessing?
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Wouldn't have been out of place on The Great Western this one
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