The War On Drugs

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  • joe159 said:
    Finally seeing this band live for the first time tonight, in Bloomington, IL.  First time going to this venue too, excited it's small.  Can't even remember last small venue show I've been to.
    Headed there now, can't wait to see these guys live!
    What did you think of the show?  I liked TWOD a lot, the end of the show was sort of weird though.  They've been playing a short encore every show but didn't last night.  It seemed like the stage manager was telling them they had to stop and signaled sound board show was over really abruptly. Other venue staff told me they had another 20-30 min to play easily if they wanted to.  Oh well, very good show anyway!
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  • joe159joe159 Decatur, IL.Posts: 96
    joe159 said:
    Finally seeing this band live for the first time tonight, in Bloomington, IL.  First time going to this venue too, excited it's small.  Can't even remember last small venue show I've been to.
    Headed there now, can't wait to see these guys live!
    What did you think of the show?  I liked TWOD a lot, the end of the show was sort of weird though.  They've been playing a short encore every show but didn't last night.  It seemed like the stage manager was telling them they had to stop and signaled sound board show was over really abruptly. Other venue staff told me they had another 20-30 min to play easily if they wanted to.  Oh well, very good show anyway!
    I thought they were excellent and I really liked the opener Lo Moon as well. Yeah, I thought it ended weird too, was surprised they didn't come back for encore especially since it was their last show of the year and this leg of their tour. Under the Pressure really blew me away. Only 2 complaints: 1. This teenage kid next to me farted a lot and it was bad. 2. Walked under a tree on the way to the car and a slug fell down the back of my shirt. Lol!
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 1,968
    Just getting into these guys. Just bought A Deeper Understanding and really like it. Took it on a day drive with my wife and daughter. Look forward to delving into it further and cranking it up a bit. Hadn’t really heard a lot of their stuff to be honest. Basically bought it off reviews, word of mouth, and reading this thread in the board. Top album! 

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 29,646
    Grammy award winning The War on Drugs
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,486
    Grammy award winning The War on Drugs
    :clap:
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 1,968
    Grammy award winning The War on Drugs
    Nice! Didn’t see the news today, what award did they receive? Alternative release or something? 
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    Saw they won a grammy and read this entire thread so decided to listen to preview tracks and some youtubes of their music.
    It all seems the same to me, each song has the same sound. Not sure if I can get into them.
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,088
    Saw they won a grammy and read this entire thread so decided to listen to preview tracks and some youtubes of their music.
    It all seems the same to me, each song has the same sound. Not sure if I can get into them.
    Cool.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    vant0037 said:
    Saw they won a grammy and read this entire thread so decided to listen to preview tracks and some youtubes of their music.
    It all seems the same to me, each song has the same sound. Not sure if I can get into them.
    Cool.
    lol, what?
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 1,968
    Fourth or fifth listen of Deeper Understanding and really starting to get into it. That’s what I find appealing about great music / albums....they don’t jump out at you at first. The best ones burn away slowly into your brain. 
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,486
    Grammy award winning The War on Drugs
    Nice! Didn’t see the news today, what award did they receive? Alternative release or something? 
      best rock album
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  • maynardsuxmaynardsux Posts: 747
    added more shows today, stoked that they are coming to Michigan! 
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 1,968
    Grammy award winning The War on Drugs
    Nice! Didn’t see the news today, what award did they receive? Alternative release or something? 
      best rock album
    Wow! That’s pretty cool! I’m really digging this album with each and every spin! 
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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,486
    Grammy award winning The War on Drugs
    Nice! Didn’t see the news today, what award did they receive? Alternative release or something? 
      best rock album
    Wow! That’s pretty cool! I’m really digging this album with each and every spin! 
    yeah especially considering they were up against metallica and queens of the stone age
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    Listening to Lost in the Dream. I like Red Eyes and Burning.
    Can't really get into this album or their new album as every song has a very similar sound to my ears.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 29,646
    Listening to Lost in the Dream. I like Red Eyes and Burning.
    Can't really get into this album or their new album as every song has a very similar sound to my ears.
    Didn’t you say this before? Like three days ago?
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,088
    Listening to Lost in the Dream. I like Red Eyes and Burning.
    Can't really get into this album or their new album as every song has a very similar sound to my ears.
    Didn’t you say this before? Like three days ago?
    Hence, my initial "cool" comment!  I'm all for freedom of expression, but this is a thread of fans of the band.  If your only comment is that you're not really into it, why post here?  I'm not offended or upset, but it's just odd.  Or, "cool" that someone would take the time to comment on a band they're not really into.
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,088
    In other news, I just got tickets to the show in Milwaukee in July!
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 29,646
    vant0037 said:
    In other news, I just got tickets to the show in Milwaukee in July!

    Planning on seeing them at the xpn fest in Philly this summer. 3rd time seeing them I think...
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,088
    vant0037 said:
    In other news, I just got tickets to the show in Milwaukee in July!

    Planning on seeing them at the xpn fest in Philly this summer. 3rd time seeing them I think...
    I suddenly have a lot of tickets to shows...
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    edited February 3
    vant0037 said:
    Listening to Lost in the Dream. I like Red Eyes and Burning.
    Can't really get into this album or their new album as every song has a very similar sound to my ears.
    Didn’t you say this before? Like three days ago?
    Hence, my initial "cool" comment!  I'm all for freedom of expression, but this is a thread of fans of the band.  If your only comment is that you're not really into it, why post here?  I'm not offended or upset, but it's just odd.  Or, "cool" that someone would take the time to comment on a band they're not really into.
    Because I am trying to get into them but can't. I'm not putting them down just saying I gave them a shot.
    Sorry. Didn't mean to come across as putting the band down.
    Sorry for any offence caused.
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,088
    vant0037 said:
    Listening to Lost in the Dream. I like Red Eyes and Burning.
    Can't really get into this album or their new album as every song has a very similar sound to my ears.
    Didn’t you say this before? Like three days ago?
    Hence, my initial "cool" comment!  I'm all for freedom of expression, but this is a thread of fans of the band.  If your only comment is that you're not really into it, why post here?  I'm not offended or upset, but it's just odd.  Or, "cool" that someone would take the time to comment on a band they're not really into.
    Because I am trying to get into them but can't. I'm not putting them down just saying I gave them a shot.
    Sorry. Didn't mean to come across as putting the band down.
    Sorry for any offence caused.
    Well right...thats sort of my point.  You can’t get into a band we are into?  Cool.  Unless youre asking us to make a case to convince you, Im not sure why youd bring it up here.  Just strange.  No offense taken, so no apology needed, but you told us twice that you couldn’t get into them.  Not rude, not hostile, just...strange.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    vant0037 said:
    vant0037 said:
    Listening to Lost in the Dream. I like Red Eyes and Burning.
    Can't really get into this album or their new album as every song has a very similar sound to my ears.
    Didn’t you say this before? Like three days ago?
    Hence, my initial "cool" comment!  I'm all for freedom of expression, but this is a thread of fans of the band.  If your only comment is that you're not really into it, why post here?  I'm not offended or upset, but it's just odd.  Or, "cool" that someone would take the time to comment on a band they're not really into.
    Because I am trying to get into them but can't. I'm not putting them down just saying I gave them a shot.
    Sorry. Didn't mean to come across as putting the band down.
    Sorry for any offence caused.
    Well right...thats sort of my point.  You can’t get into a band we are into?  Cool.  Unless youre asking us to make a case to convince you, Im not sure why youd bring it up here.  Just strange.  No offense taken, so no apology needed, but you told us twice that you couldn’t get into them.  Not rude, not hostile, just...strange.
    Okay. Sorry for being 'strange'.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    And sorry, I didn't realise only positive, I love the band posts were accepted here. Silly me.
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  • vant0037vant0037 Posts: 5,088
    And sorry, I didn't realise only positive, I love the band posts were accepted here. Silly me.
    Look, don’t take it personal. But unless you wanted to be convinced to like the band, what would be the point of sharing that information?  To let us know that you don’t like them?  As I said, cool.  Thanks for sharing.  But your comment was sort of the equivalent of walking up to strangers at a table in a bar, all wearing the same band shirt, telling them that “you tried to like band but cant get into them,” and then being surprised when no one really wants to talk with you.    If there was a point, other than just sharing your individual opinion, Im failing to see it here in a thread about a band people like.  I dont really want to debate this anymore.  It was a strange thing to say in this context and thread.  Im not mad or offended but you should be equally unsurprised why some found the comment odd.
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  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 11,501
    vant0037 said:
    And sorry, I didn't realise only positive, I love the band posts were accepted here. Silly me.
    Look, don’t take it personal. But unless you wanted to be convinced to like the band, what would be the point of sharing that information?  To let us know that you don’t like them?  As I said, cool.  Thanks for sharing.  But your comment was sort of the equivalent of walking up to strangers at a table in a bar, all wearing the same band shirt, telling them that “you tried to like band but cant get into them,” and then being surprised when no one really wants to talk with you.    If there was a point, other than just sharing your individual opinion, Im failing to see it here in a thread about a band people like.  I dont really want to debate this anymore.  It was a strange thing to say in this context and thread.  Im not mad or offended but you should be equally unsurprised why some found the comment odd.
    What can I say. I am an odd person.
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