Greta Van Fleet

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  • RNDMARNDMA Blackpool, EnglandPosts: 14
    Is anyone from uk going to see GVF when they are over in March? 
    Got tix for liverpool but going solo 
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,991
    Listened to the new album.   I like it, not as much as I like the EP's, but it's decent.  Will listen to it more to see if it grows on me more.   Not too many albums hit me over the head on the first listen (although from the fires did).
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,368
    They are better then Pitbull.
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 1,827
    I'm liking the new album. Sounds like they're refining their own sound. Not quite as much obvious LZ influence.
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  • chitownp76chitownp76 Posts: 1,092
    I dig the new album. Seeing them in Chicago 12/15
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 3,325
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 4,310
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Came here to say this.  They didn't pull any punches.

    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/
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  • The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious

    Wowza.

    At a minimum, there's a hint of truth in the review. I like the band, but it seems as if they are more 'in character' than they need to be.

    I like The Darkness (unfavourable) comparison. The Darkness is one of my guilty pleasures- loud and fun music that has not grown old for me.
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,239
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious

    Wowza.

    At a minimum, there's a hint of truth in the review. I like the band, but it seems as if they are more 'in character' than they need to be.

    I like The Darkness (unfavourable) comparison. The Darkness is one of my guilty pleasures- loud and fun music that has not grown old for me.
    agreed....I saw them live last year and was impressed, but they won't get far by just sounding like LZ.  They will sell out a tour and then fade away.
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,352
    CM189191 said:
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Came here to say this.  They didn't pull any punches.

    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/
    Ouch! I personally don't find them that good, but that is scathing!
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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 2,833
    CM189191 said:
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Came here to say this.  They didn't pull any punches.

    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/
    Ouch. But it is a rock critic.
    Here's Rolling Stone on Zeppelin's first album:

    Jimmy Page, around whom the Zeppelin revolves, is, admittedly, an extraordinarily proficient blues guitarist and explorer of his instrument’s electronic capabilities. Unfortunately, he is also a very limited producer and a writer of weak, unimaginative songs, and the Zeppelin album suffers from his having both produced it and written most of it (alone or in combination with his accomplices in the group).

    and this:

    “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” alternates between prissy Robert Plant's howled vocals fronting an acoustic guitar and driving choruses of the band running down a four-chord progression while John Bonham smashes his cymbals on every beat. The song is very dull in places (especially on the vocal passages), very redundant, and certainly not worth the six-and-a-half minutes the Zeppelin gives it.




  • buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitarPosts: 8,322
    eddiec said:
    CM189191 said:
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Came here to say this.  They didn't pull any punches.

    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/
    Ouch. But it is a rock critic.
    Here's Rolling Stone on Zeppelin's first album:

    Jimmy Page, around whom the Zeppelin revolves, is, admittedly, an extraordinarily proficient blues guitarist and explorer of his instrument’s electronic capabilities. Unfortunately, he is also a very limited producer and a writer of weak, unimaginative songs, and the Zeppelin album suffers from his having both produced it and written most of it (alone or in combination with his accomplices in the group).

    and this:

    “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” alternates between prissy Robert Plant's howled vocals fronting an acoustic guitar and driving choruses of the band running down a four-chord progression while John Bonham smashes his cymbals on every beat. The song is very dull in places (especially on the vocal passages), very redundant, and certainly not worth the six-and-a-half minutes the Zeppelin gives it.




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  • RNDMA said:
    Is anyone from uk going to see GVF when they are over in March? 
    Got tix for liverpool but going solo 
    I'm going next week in London but I think my 10c friend is going to Liverpool, I'll ask him 
  • eddieceddiec Posts: 2,833
    Saw them in London on Monday night. I have to say, it was really great. I'd say there were definitely way more over 35's than under but that was expected. They busted into Highway Tune for the second song and the place went bananas.
    Lead singer came onstage at start of show and threw roses into the crowd which was super cheesy but other than that it was highly enjoyable.
  • pjfaninindianapjfaninindiana Northeast IndianaPosts: 298
    Attaway77 said:
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    So maybe just listen to the music and not worry about what they are wearing? It's a cool band, young dudes making cool jams. Good on them for having the talent to rewind into the past and sound great instead of stuck in the present sounding the same as everyone else.
    So how is it "talent" rewinding the past instead of stuck in the present sounding like everyone else? Both situations suck, really. Especially when you offer nothing new to the equation. GVF are terrible, plain and simple. 
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,991
    Attaway77 said:
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    So maybe just listen to the music and not worry about what they are wearing? It's a cool band, young dudes making cool jams. Good on them for having the talent to rewind into the past and sound great instead of stuck in the present sounding the same as everyone else.
    So how is it "talent" rewinding the past instead of stuck in the present sounding like everyone else? Both situations suck, really. Especially when you offer nothing new to the equation. GVF are terrible, plain and simple. 
    Music is subjective.  You find them terrible, but lot's of other people like them.  Personally I try not to disparage other people's music taste's just because it's something I don't appreciate.
  • Attaway77 said:
    rgambs said:
    If they didn't try to dress and act like Zeppelin I'd have an easier time accepting them.
    So maybe just listen to the music and not worry about what they are wearing? It's a cool band, young dudes making cool jams. Good on them for having the talent to rewind into the past and sound great instead of stuck in the present sounding the same as everyone else.
    So how is it "talent" rewinding the past instead of stuck in the present sounding like everyone else? Both situations suck, really. Especially when you offer nothing new to the equation. GVF are terrible, plain and simple. 
    So offer something unique or you suck?

    I'll disagree with that. They're a good young band in an era where good young rock bands are becoming scarce.
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  • The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Fucking gold!!  I hate Pitchfork as much as the next guy, but they kind of nailed it here.  It's not that they're not talented, but they've gone so all in on the classic rock genre, there's just zero originality.  I guess the fact that they're doing so well is pretty indicative of the state of modern rock.  No wonder we're all clinging on to the remaining 90's artists.
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,239
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Fucking gold!!  I hate Pitchfork as much as the next guy, but they kind of nailed it here.  It's not that they're not talented, but they've gone so all in on the classic rock genre, there's just zero originality.  I guess the fact that they're doing so well is pretty indicative of the state of modern rock.  No wonder we're all clinging on to the remaining 90's artists.
    They are good but they lack the raw energy.  
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 20,235
    The album review on Pitchfork today is hilarious
    Fucking gold!!  I hate Pitchfork as much as the next guy, but they kind of nailed it here.  It's not that they're not talented, but they've gone so all in on the classic rock genre, there's just zero originality.  I guess the fact that they're doing so well is pretty indicative of the state of modern rock.  No wonder we're all clinging on to the remaining 90's artists.
    They are good but they lack the raw energy.  
    I’d say they lack authenticity..
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  • chitownp76chitownp76 Posts: 1,092
    If anyone in the Chicago area is interested, I have an extra ticket to GVF's Saturday show at the Aragon Ballroom for Face $62.68
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  • manitoumanmanitouman In My HeadPosts: 844
    Any reviews of the Chicago shows so far. Aren't they playing like 3 nights?
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  • NamiNami NewfoundlandPosts: 5,685
    slowly liking these guys... some awesome tunes at a young age already. 
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  • Steven Wilson shit on these guys tonight at his show lol.
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  • Steven Wilson shit on these guys tonight at his show lol.
    He is just unhappy that he is irrelevant in the music world now. 
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  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,577
    Steven Wilson shit on these guys tonight at his show lol.
    He is just unhappy that he is irrelevant in the music world now. 

    Respect for his skills, but he seems like a douche. 


  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,577
    edited December 2018
    Nami said:
    slowly liking these guys... some awesome tunes at a young age already. 

    I dunno, they’ve taken a lot of time to “write” some fairly lackluster music. Look at somebody like Marcus King who younger and leading a band of far superior musicians with 3 albums under his belt.
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  • ski-bumski-bum Posts: 842
    I hate to say it but I liked the EP way more than the LP

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