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I hope All for you is a JANICE cover :wow:

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1 hour ago, Supernatural said:

new single/ video

omg the thumbnail

 

 

Love it! It’s gonna be my fire island summer album for sure! 

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sadly, i do not like the two new songs or videos. 😞

and i really loved all their stuff before.

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1 hour ago, tuckeye said:

sadly, i do not like the two new songs or videos. 😞

and i really loved all their stuff before.

This is Olly living out his pop star fantasies with little involvement from "the other two". They wrote on other tracks on the album, those likely sound more Years & Years.

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Here for the new song. Loving the era.

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I might get a signed album from their website to be QUITE FRANK!! 

 

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17 minutes ago, Suedy said:

I might get a signed album from their website to be QUITE FRANK!! 

 

How much is it for a signed copy.?

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Ugh that last note before the chorus is awful. He should’ve done what M and what almost everyone does if they know a note will be risky live and just sing it differently. 

 

Anyhow, the album tracks are all sounding like more conceptualized envisioned stories of the first album which is exciting cause the first record was so strong 

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Saw them on Sunday in Brooklyn. They were fantastic! They only played for an hour but it was so worth it. I hope they come back to nyc again for the new album since they only played a few songs from it. 

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2 hours ago, Mistachristopha said:

Saw them on Sunday in Brooklyn. They were fantastic! They only played for an hour but it was so worth it. I hope they come back to nyc again for the new album since they only played a few songs from it. 

I was there too, fun show! They are announcing US tour dates soon.

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They only played one hour at Brooklyn steel? I’m so glad I didn’t go. That’s not a full show. I was gonna go but the night was chaotic so I just decided not to. Love them but a one hour show would’ve annoyed me. 

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Yup from 930 -1030 lol. The energy there was great tho. And yea I can't wait until.they announce usa tour dates. Have to see them again 

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It was the usual show they put on in the US so I wasn't really expecting more. New songs replaced Communion album tracks.

 

 

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Years & Years – Palo Santo

A one-take greatest hits in waiting.

‘Album’ of ‘the Week’

Years & Years - Palo Santo

Label: Polydor Records
Released: 6th July 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ + ★

It’s not as if Years & Years were previously slouches. Their debut album marked them out as one of the breakthrough acts of 2015. It had actual radio hits, and introduced the masses to a genuine pop star in the form of frontman Olly Alexander. And yet, when compared to follow up ‘Palo Santo’, they may as well have been playing obscure Bavarian parlour jazz. Here, Dear Readers, be bangers.

In truth, it’s hard to remember an album that’s so packed, front to back, with potential singles. Not just standalone, cynical strikes, either. Each track is joined by a thematic thread, and yet every single one sounds bigger than the last. First taster and opener ‘Sanctify’ has teeth, jerking like the undead as it marches forth, eyes glinting with genuine soul, but that’s quickly blown out of the water by ‘Hallelujah’ – a track which takes one glance at the metaphorical roof then blows it straight into the upper atmosphere. Think that’s the high point? Then you’ve not accounted for ‘All For You’, all snapbacks and euphoria, or ‘Karma’, with it’s dripping, syrupy sugar mixed with bitter lemon zing. By the time the accelerator is lifted for ‘Hypnotised’, we’re as bewitched as we are exhausted. In a good way.

So much, so ‘we don’t need a track by track run through, mate’, but it’s that dizzying rush that best encapsulates the majesty of ‘Palo Santo’. There’s no accusing Years & Years of being too cool for school, and yet they’ve remained true to themselves in their crowning glory. There’s no skipping to the beats of another’s trend, or painfully pulling apart what’s reacting from an avalanche of numbers and streaming statistics. This is the same trio, with the same ideals, but supercharged.

In a time when we’re still being told the album as a format is dead, ‘Palo Santo’ presents the perfect solution. A stunning, complete work, it’s also packed with playlist ready moments – each of triple A-list status. From the tropical bounce of ‘If You’re Over Me’ to the intriguing alt-pop burn of ‘Lucky Escape’, it’s a one-take greatest hits in waiting. By the old ways of doing things, it would be enough to keep them in full on ubiquitous promo mode for a good two years. As it is, it’s an almost unheard of motherlode that sets a new high bar. These kings are under nobody’s control now. Stephen Ackroyd

 

Pop Emergency (Or ‘how can you get six stars out of five?’)
Everyone else is boring, Dear Reader. They claim that if your scoring scale is out of five, then five is the most you can award. Some even say you can’t really give that, because nothing is perfect. They’re usually the type of eejits who think half stars are things too. Us Dorksters know better. We know there’s no point in five stars if you don’t give it out. Scores are about excitement – not scientific assessment. We include them because this is supposed to be fun. But what do you do when there’s a record that’s better than a five? The once in a blue moon Pop Emergency that stands out above the crowd? Reserved for the most exciting, banger-iffic records – we’ve got the answer. Six out of five. Yes, we’re doing it. Shut up. Don’t be boring.

 

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On 7/3/2018 at 10:25 AM, Supernatural said:

Years & Years – Palo Santo

A one-take greatest hits in waiting.

‘Album’ of ‘the Week’

Years & Years - Palo Santo

Label: Polydor Records
Released: 6th July 2018
Rating: ★★★★★ + ★

It’s not as if Years & Years were previously slouches. Their debut album marked them out as one of the breakthrough acts of 2015. It had actual radio hits, and introduced the masses to a genuine pop star in the form of frontman Olly Alexander. And yet, when compared to follow up ‘Palo Santo’, they may as well have been playing obscure Bavarian parlour jazz. Here, Dear Readers, be bangers.

In truth, it’s hard to remember an album that’s so packed, front to back, with potential singles. Not just standalone, cynical strikes, either. Each track is joined by a thematic thread, and yet every single one sounds bigger than the last. First taster and opener ‘Sanctify’ has teeth, jerking like the undead as it marches forth, eyes glinting with genuine soul, but that’s quickly blown out of the water by ‘Hallelujah’ – a track which takes one glance at the metaphorical roof then blows it straight into the upper atmosphere. Think that’s the high point? Then you’ve not accounted for ‘All For You’, all snapbacks and euphoria, or ‘Karma’, with it’s dripping, syrupy sugar mixed with bitter lemon zing. By the time the accelerator is lifted for ‘Hypnotised’, we’re as bewitched as we are exhausted. In a good way.

So much, so ‘we don’t need a track by track run through, mate’, but it’s that dizzying rush that best encapsulates the majesty of ‘Palo Santo’. There’s no accusing Years & Years of being too cool for school, and yet they’ve remained true to themselves in their crowning glory. There’s no skipping to the beats of another’s trend, or painfully pulling apart what’s reacting from an avalanche of numbers and streaming statistics. This is the same trio, with the same ideals, but supercharged.

In a time when we’re still being told the album as a format is dead, ‘Palo Santo’ presents the perfect solution. A stunning, complete work, it’s also packed with playlist ready moments – each of triple A-list status. From the tropical bounce of ‘If You’re Over Me’ to the intriguing alt-pop burn of ‘Lucky Escape’, it’s a one-take greatest hits in waiting. By the old ways of doing things, it would be enough to keep them in full on ubiquitous promo mode for a good two years. As it is, it’s an almost unheard of motherlode that sets a new high bar. These kings are under nobody’s control now. Stephen Ackroyd

 

Pop Emergency (Or ‘how can you get six stars out of five?’)
Everyone else is boring, Dear Reader. They claim that if your scoring scale is out of five, then five is the most you can award. Some even say you can’t really give that, because nothing is perfect. They’re usually the type of eejits who think half stars are things too. Us Dorksters know better. We know there’s no point in five stars if you don’t give it out. Scores are about excitement – not scientific assessment. We include them because this is supposed to be fun. But what do you do when there’s a record that’s better than a five? The once in a blue moon Pop Emergency that stands out above the crowd? Reserved for the most exciting, banger-iffic records – we’ve got the answer. Six out of five. Yes, we’re doing it. Shut up. Don’t be boring.

 

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I WAS gonna say this review was absurd but the album is filled with really great fun pop songs. My least fav is if you’re over me. I liked it for being a cute pop song but I don’t really go back to it to listen to it at all. I did love the video and song. 

 

The album itself is great. Not 6 out of 5 stars but lots of fun and all songs are pretty strong 

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Very good album. Better than Communion.

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Solid effort! A

Can't wait for USA tour dates!

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Great album, red vinyl for me.

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I was hoping this album would be half as good as Communion. But I think it may be twice as good?? I still await my special edition box set in the mail. It really is a miracle though as they seemed the text book example of the sort of band that releases a terrible 2nd album, but I think they were self aware enough to combat that. All they need is a fun, colorful video for any of the best songs on the album (Hallelujah, All For You, Rendezvous, or Karma) to get this project the worldwide attention it deserves. The two lead singles are like they are from another album and they really need to get the good stuff out there.

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North American tour dates (presale starts tomorrow)

10/5 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON

10/6 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

10/8 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY

10/10 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA

10/11 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC

10/12 – Paradise– Boston, MA

10/13 – MeTulus – Montreal, QB

10/15 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL

10/16 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN

10/17 – The Truman -– Kansas City, MO

10/19 – Canton Hall -– Dallas, TX

10/20 – Emo's – Austin, TX

10/22 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO

10/23 – Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT

10/25 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA

10/26 – Warfield Theatre – San Francisco, CA

10/28 -– Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

10/29 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

10/30 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA

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