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Old 19-08-2020, 22:28
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Loved it from the start, but I’m enjoying this album more and more with repeated listens. Quite the trick to have such atmospheric pieces of music amongst such catchy, hooky bits that get lodged in your head.

Maybe this has been screamingly () obvious to everyone already, but I just realised Patrick Jones’ poetry on GT formed the intro for... Love’s Sweet Exile.

I really like that, that there’s a nod to the Manics in the choice of title for this album (PJ&JDB’s work), that has a connection to Patrick on a Manics record. It’d be a pretty large coincidence if not an intentional additional meaning.

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That new track on the pod is lovely. Some very weird breaks in it where it sounds like the mp3 is corrupted but i like the rest. I really wish we could legitimately get high quality downloads of this and atacama dust though.
Yeah... ‘Versus Echo With Tear Flow’ is yet another member of the wonderful-yet-128kbps club! Make yourself at home with your new friends, the likes of ‘untitled_instrumental’ and ‘Vision Blurred’!

It reminds me a bit of Moonlight Shadow (not a bad thing in my book).
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Old 19-08-2020, 22:30
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His comment was more tongue in cheek about how she likes to take care of the economic side of things...re the whole spotify thing and something else she did that allowed artists to claim royalties owed....He's a fan from what I can remember.....he definitely didn't mean she would have loved nothing more than tea and scones with Pinochet....
Ahh i see. Well then, i do agree she is a savvy business woman but given how predatory the industry is and now that music has been devalued to the point of essentially free you have to be really. And of course she has some bangers...
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Old 20-08-2020, 00:52
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Yeah... ‘Versus Echo With Tear Flow’ is yet another member of the wonderful-yet-128kbps club! Make yourself at home with your new friends, the likes of ‘untitled_instrumental’ and ‘Vision Blurred’!
Yup. Such a shame because i absolutely adore vision blurred, a cover i know but i don't think i've ever heard the original so it feels like a manics track to me now.
I'm falling for these two new tracks and verses echo, with tear flow deserves a high quality release.
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Old 20-08-2020, 09:04
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so, I've bought physical copies already from HMV and the official store, and as they didn't arrive in time for my trip north on Friday I ended up streaming the album in full twice on the drive... if I stream it a few times more today, is that going to add anything to those sales numbers and final chart position?
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Old 20-08-2020, 09:57
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so, I've bought physical copies already from HMV and the official store, and as they didn't arrive in time for my trip north on Friday I ended up streaming the album in full twice on the drive... if I stream it a few times more today, is that going to add anything to those sales numbers and final chart position?
Apparently "100 paid streams will equal one sale, as will 600 free streams". I can't see how anyone makes money out of music nowadays unless it's through advertising or gigs obvs. I remember the band Shame joking as they had racked up a million streams (or something) they could now afford to buy a Twix and share it.
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Old 20-08-2020, 10:51
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I naturally assumed a paid stream was worth the same as a physical sale, it's the same price isn't it, more or less?
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Old 20-08-2020, 12:27
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Apparently "100 paid streams will equal one sale, as will 600 free streams". I can't see how anyone makes money out of music nowadays unless it's through advertising or gigs obvs. I remember the band Shame joking as they had racked up a million streams (or something) they could now afford to buy a Twix and share it.
ah well, he got a further 11 this morning, might even get that up to 22 streams by the end of the day!
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Old 20-08-2020, 14:42
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Even In Exile deserves to be a No 1 but unless Biffy fans go and buy a copy of it as well I'm not hopeful it will end up on top. Top 10 would still be epic though! Go James and Patrick!
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Old 20-08-2020, 14:52
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Can someone remind me please, where folk were getting the version with the demo disc from? Was that a pre-order special somewhere?
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Old 20-08-2020, 15:01
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Can someone remind me please, where folk were getting the version with the demo disc from? Was that a pre-order special somewhere?
You had to preorder any format of the album from the official store in order to receive a link to download the five demos on release day. They haven't been released physically.
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Old 20-08-2020, 15:02
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You had to preorder any format of the album from the official store in order to receive a link to download the five demos on release day. They haven't been released physically.
Ah, right. Ta!
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Old 20-08-2020, 15:47
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I try and listen to all the interviews with James but this one was a bit too much for me thanks to the interviewer's lack of warmth.
As a total bookworm my only gripe with the interview was that she didn't prompt James for some titles when he mentioned he was reading books when he felt he needed something escapist. Now I'm wondering.......

It was fine tho, she asked good questions, polite and professional rather than the banter you get from some others that are used to interviewing him.
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Old 20-08-2020, 16:02
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I streamed the album all the way through today on paid Spotify, will do so again later, not that will make a single bit of difference haha.
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Old 20-08-2020, 16:31
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Last update before tomorrow's decider:

1 Biffy Clyro - A Celebration Of Endings (24.6k) *
2 Taylor Swift - folklore (8.4k)
3 Sea Girls - Open Up Your Head (8.0k) *
4 Pop Smoke - Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (6.4k)
5 James Dean Bradfield - Even In Exile (5.5k) *

Damn you "Pop Smoke" whoever ye are!
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Old 20-08-2020, 17:04
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Damn you "Pop Smoke" whoever ye are!
"American Rapper" Tch! It would be some nonsense like that. "Who died in February 2020" ooh oww... Well I don't follow that scene. No idea who's who.
Of course it'll be the second week drop off that'll be interesting to watch.
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