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Thread: Unrepentant Geraldines: your reviews and impressions

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    Quote Originally Posted by RisingPhoenix View Post
    I do wish the "turns" weren't on it and at the very least tamed down.
    *gasp* But the "turns" are the prettiest part! I do think they're shrill on the album though. In some live versions they're gorgeous.

    Honestly I don't really care about the lyrics in "Oysters" at all. I just think it's a beautifully melodic song. I'm too concerned with compositional stuff to let words bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyrus658 View Post

    Honestly I don't really care about the lyrics in "Oysters" at all. I just think it's a beautifully melodic song. I'm too concerned with compositional stuff to let words bother me.
    I'm the complete opposite. I'm a lyrics boy.
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    I honestly don't know how people who find Oysters shrill can deal with the EEEEEEEEEEEs in Little Earthquakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I honestly don't know how people who find Oysters shrill can deal with the EEEEEEEEEEEs in Little Earthquakes.
    I personally don't. LE is my least favorite "golden age" record because of the shrill quality of her voice and the mix.
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    The remasters mostly fix that, particularly for UTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The remasters mostly fix that, particularly for UTP.
    Yes, true!
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    I typed up a longer post, but it didn't take. I feel like "America", "Trouble's Lament", "Promise" and "Giant's Rolling Pin" don't belong on the album, though I love the first two songs; not so much the latter two.

    Edit: My original post did appear:

    A nearly perfect album. I love all of the songs minus the infamous two: "Promise" and "Giant's Rolling Pin". I appreciate the former and simply can't with the latter. I consider them b-sides. Also, as much as I love "America" (beautiful but too political for a non-political album - especially as the opener) and "Troubles Lament" (fun but the style and sound don't gel effortlessly with the other songs), I don't usually include them on my edit.

    I do include all of the b-sides, though:
    My go to edit. Don't @ me, lol.

    1. Wild Way
    2. Wedding Day
    3. Weatherman
    4. 16 Shades of Blue
    5. Maids of Elfen-mere
    6. Dixie
    7. White Telephone to God
    8. Selkie
    11. Unrepentant Geraldines
    12. Rose Dover
    13. Invisible Boy
    14. Oysters
    15. Forest of Glass
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    I have this UG playlist that divides the album in two parts. One with the "band" songs, and one with the solo songs. It goes like this:

    16 Shades of Blue (i think it's nice for an opener - unexpected and gives the age message)
    Wedding Day
    America
    Wild Way
    Unrepentant Geraldines (Vicar's wife segment as a link to the second part)
    Forest of Glass
    Dixie
    Selkie
    Weatherman
    Oysters
    Invisible Boy

    I get that it can feel too mellow or same-y, but i listen like this sometimes and it flows nice.

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    My second post disappeared after I.deleted my.first one, lol. I give up stating why.

    My edit:
    1. Wild Way
    2. Wedding Day
    3. Weatherman
    4. 16 Shades of Blue
    5. Maids of Elfen-mere
    6. Dixie
    7. White Telephone to God
    10. Selkie
    11. Unrepentant Geraldines
    12. Rose Dover
    13. Invisible Boy
    14. Oysters
    15. Forest of Glass


    No explanation needed.

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    I adore the story and imagery in "Weatherman" - it's straightforward but so poetic and lovely. I think it would make a beautiful animated short set to music.

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    Was listening to Tori on shuffle and "Unrepentant Geraldines" the song came up among some older material; apart from the fake drums that have no bite, it sounded really really good. Great atmosphere, melody, vocals, backing vocals... very good.

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    I was listening to Dixie today for the first time in forever, and I realized why I don't really care for the piano intro: it sounds like she was playing the Selkie riff and just slowed it down, reharmonized it slightly, and called it a new riff. Having both songs from the same album throws me.

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    Can someone who does not like Invisible Boy explain to me how they could possibly not like the song? I am absolutely baffled by the fact that there are people out there who would remove it from the album given the power. I think it’s the best song on the album without a doubt.

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    She slips into a bit of saccharine baby voice on the album version. It was a lot better when I heard it live. On the album I don't care for it.

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