This is not Riot Act related really, but Binaural had so many cuts (in my opinion) because songs like Fatal, Sad, Sweet Lew, and Education wouldn't have fit in the album. The mood for those songs isn't Binaural if that makes sense. That also explains Down. That wouldn't have fit on Riot Act (in my opinion) because of how upbeat and happy it sounds. Not like the album at all. But Riot Act had two more songs than Binaural so it just means they wrote more "Riot Act" songs during the recording sessions. I could be wrong though.
there really isnt that much to talk about...
the album wasnt that good.
cant keep had great momentum but went nowhere
lbc is prolly the worst song for eds singing. he sounds completely off key for most of the song. cmon that pre-chorus
bushleaguer is an overrated jumble of pollitical crap
the only songs id salvage of this piece of plastic would be 'thumbin' and 'half full' anddd maybe all or none. great mike solo there.
the rest are mostly forgettable
it is pretty evident from this album that Eddie's songbook has runneth dry.
This is what Riot Act should and could have been:
1. Can't Keep
2. Save You
3. Love Boat Captain
6. I Am Mine
7. Thumbing My Way
8. You Are
11. All Or None
now that is a good album!
Wow. That was an amazing review. Its too bad that not as many people see this album for the brilliance that the reviewer does. Thanks for the awesome, awesome read.
Anyway, I think my point is basically this: Riot Act frickin ROCKS!!!!!!!
Always happy to share something positive about Riot Act. I know it's never going to be to everyone's taste, and I stopped trying to change minds about it a long time ago. But it's always good to read a review like that and feel as though the person who wrote it really dug in and gave it the kind of listen it deserved.
I was listening to it this morning, and I never realized, but I love the three in a row of Cropduster, Ghost, I Am Mine. You start out with Cropduster, which is a little bit of a wierder tune, but has a good riff, and is totally a solid song. The you have Ghost, which is a good rocker, but as the song keeps going there is this kind of sense of panic that reverberates throughout the song, and it keeps building until this sort of breakdown, and then it gets even more panicky, and I just get the feeling of kind of being swept out to sea. And after this kind of panicky hard rocking song, you get totally anchored down with a straight rocker like I Am Mine. I think its fucking brilliant.
They didn't play a single Riot Act song between Albany and Hartford. This disturbs me greatly. I mean come on? I don't even need to list the gems from that album...we all know what they are. they deserve to be played and deserve recognition. PS. I've posted this before but how could Sad be left off of Binaural, but Evac and Rival be included? It's a mystery for the ages, i guess
I know. I'll be on Chicago "Riot Act Watch" tonight -- hoping for maybe Can't Keep or Thumbing to make an appearance.
P.S. I've always actually really liked Rival. But yeah, swap Evacuation with Sad and things start looking better.
Can't Keep is a long shot, a large long shot...but thumbing is a definite possibility. I want I am mine, Ghost, LBC, Save You (heard it a few times live, but still love it), Thumbing, or of course the all mighty All Or None!
I loved Riot Act the first time I heard it and I still do. Binaural and Riot Act are so underrated! They're fucking awesome albums.
yeah, right now i think i prefer Pearl Jam as well...but I think it mostly depends on my mood.
Well, only one Riot Act song last night: Save You. At least it finally got played. Hopefully we'll get more Riot Act as the tour goes on.
Side note, no Binaural at Chicago I last night. So fucking wierd that these two albums are getting so left out. Oh well, I know that I still love all the shows I go to, just be a little peeved if Riot Act doesn't show up.
At least we know riot act is on their radar. i love down!
My fiance and I were trying to compare the Avacado to any other albums, but I insisted that the new stuff was unlike any album to date, however the more I listen to Riot Act I could see songs like "you are", "save you" and "green disease" blending well with the new sounds.
1/2 Full and Down make their tour debut tonight! And a second showing for I Am Mine! Not too shabby.