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Old 01-11-2011, 23:26
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YLAINE is FABULOUS!!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 23:40
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Made a National Treasures playlist of my own and been listening to it tonight. Two thoughts:

1) Feeling overwhelmed by nostalgia and love for this band because they have such a gorgeously fantastic and brilliant singles run...

2) ... until YLAINE which is such an insane drop in quality from all the 30-odd songs before that it's just tragic. It's an alright song and admittedly I'll always have a soft spot for the chorus and the Nicky cameo but going from a gigantic run of excellence to just alright is such a clumsy drop.

Bah bah bah.
i'd say the drop comes with autumnsong. Have a bit of a love/hate thing going on with YLAINE.. most of the time i think its grrrrrrrreeaattt and others i think *meh* and skip it
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Old 01-11-2011, 23:43
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Made a National Treasures playlist of my own and been listening to it tonight. Two thoughts:

1) Feeling overwhelmed by nostalgia and love for this band because they have such a gorgeously fantastic and brilliant singles run...

2) ... until YLAINE which is such an insane drop in quality from all the 30-odd songs before that it's just tragic. It's an alright song and admittedly I'll always have a soft spot for the chorus and the Nicky cameo but going from a gigantic run of excellence to just alright is such a clumsy drop.

Bah bah bah.
This, listening to Grace of God followed by TLORN followed by Empty Souls then comes YLAINE
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Old 02-11-2011, 00:18
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watched the music video for YLAINE on NT dvd, had completely forgot how good it is!
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:08
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i'd say the drop comes with autumnsong. Have a bit of a love/hate thing going on with YLAINE.. most of the time i think its grrrrrrrreeaattt and others i think *meh* and skip it
Agreed on both counts. I have to say I really disliked YLAINE as a song before I really thought about it as a concept, then I gave it another listen and loved it. Sometimes the chorus still grates on me though, and I have to skip it.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:08
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I found my Gen Terrorists cassette in my brother's room.
Since when was he allowed to have good taste!?

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Old 02-11-2011, 14:13
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I found my Gen Terrorists cassette in my brother's room.
Since when was he allowed to have good taste!?

Ha! Ha! That's just the beginning...........................!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 15:09
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Boxes and Lists would have been a better single than YLAINE
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Old 02-11-2011, 15:29
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For me the most dramatic drop is Robeson. That one's just really bland while YLAINE is at least meaningfully poppy.
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Old 02-11-2011, 15:46
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YLAINE was the first one I heard so I have a massive soft spot for it, but it's not brilliant.

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Old 02-11-2011, 18:51
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And the random CD I found shoved into the Manics section in Birkenhead's HMV today is... JETHRO TULL THE COLLECTION. If I had the cash (it'll probably be gone by tomorrow) today I would of bought it myself.
But I wonder what the significance is? Does the person who put it there think Jethro Tull are more 4 Real? Was it placed there by a mentally ill person?
Or is it a private joke that us lower mortals are shut out of?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR "JETHRO TULL IN THE MANICS CD SECTION" JOKE WITH THE REST OF THE CLASS? *end Headmaster role.
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YLAINE is so difficult for me to define. I think it's their most bland single, their cheesiest, their most desperate. It's just a paint by numbers song. That said, it's why they're here now, it's why I started investigated them, cos I'd heard they used to be better than they were
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Old 02-11-2011, 23:12
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YLAINE is so difficult for me to define. I think it's their most bland single, their cheesiest, their most desperate. It's just a paint by numbers song. That said, it's why they're here now, it's why I started investigated them, cos I'd heard they used to be better than they were
Yeah, but like Jeff Lynne once said..................................
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Old 02-11-2011, 23:32
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YLAINE...you are the audio equivalent of a lump of turd on a clean white marble floor in this CD. I wish they'd released some JFPL as singles now to balance out this latter dross.....
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Old 03-11-2011, 00:02
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YLAINE...you are the audio equivalent of a lump of turd on a clean white marble floor in this CD. I wish they'd released some JFPL as singles now to balance out this latter dross.....
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