OK, three days later and a few more times hearing it, in the right frame of mind.... and loud.... I dig it. Its not a passive listen tune, and I see how some may not get it with a general listen, but now I do.
I gave it another listen and I actually like it less. :lol:
All this time has passed and the best they can come up with is this snoozefest? Nope.
The more I listen to it the more I like it, though I can see why people might not care for it. It took me a while to get into Ď10,000 daysí but I eventually grew to really enjoy that album and again I can see why people didnít like it...
I guess weíll see when the album is out, but if this is a representation of the general feel of the album I expect itís going to a divisive one. I do wonder how different the reception might have been had they not left it so long.
It may require a certain altered mind-set. Not that I would know anything about that. :zepp::ck:
I was a bit underwhelmed and kept waiting for the four-on-the-floor part to happen. Might work better in the context of the whole record, which has changed my opinion on songs in the past. It's the first song on the record, so I'm hoping everything following kicks it up a notch.
Maynard is in his 50's now so I very much don't expect to hear the same kind of angst that was heard on the first 3 records. For the past 10 or so years, he's been relying on the megaphone sound through entire sets, which is a big bummer. The last few shows they played, though, he started rippin' into it and actually screamed without any filtering/megaphone BS, which gives me hope that next time I see them, they'll be in good shape. I know when I go a while without screaming or singing aggressively, it takes me a couple weeks to get back into it....and I don't have to worry about saving my voice for continuous gigs.
Dug the mix on the new one, the drums were so up front, especially towards the end in what's probably the catchy part of the song.