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TigerFanInSouthland
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New Isbell album has dropped
Doing a first listen to it right now. I think it’s alright, nothing special. Only on the fourth song.


Kvothe
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
How much of it would you label as sky screaming so far?


TigerFanInSouthland
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
I haven’t really noticed anything too bad yet. But I try to not get too upset when an artist spouts his or her liberal ideals. I know it comes with the territory.


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The Seaward
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
I enjoyed it on my first listen, but obviously need more listens.


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CaptSpaulding
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Overall I like it, but I have a feeling it’ll grow on me more, especially after hearing them live. This album seems to capture how they sound live more than some of the others (more rock and roll). The guitar tone on Overseas is incredible.


Pettifogger
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I agree on Overseas

But overall it strikes me as a very well done but somewhat bland effort

Nothing political/cheesy that I found annoying on TNS. But I also think the high points on TNS are better than the equivalents here.


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The Spleen
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After 2 listens this morning, it strikes me as a typical Isbell album. 2 or 3 really good songs, and a bunch of just okay songs.

Overseas
It Gets Easier
Letting Her Go

All good songs. The rest didn't make much of an impression on me after 2 listens, but perhaps they'll grow on me.


NachoReb
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Pitchfork gave this album a higher rating than Southeastern and Something More than Free. This tells me this album is probably meh


Hat Tricks
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
How much white guilt do I need to enjoy it? Not sure if I'm woke enough.
This post was edited on 5/15 at 12:09 pm


Kvothe
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So far “what I’ve done to help” and “be afraid” have annoyed me.

I like the sound of dreamsicle


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PJinAtl
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
I have listened twice so far, and both times have just been meh.

Nothing really grabbing me and making me want to go back and listen to any specific songs again. With the last three albums there were standouts on the first listen.

So far Dreamsicle and Overseas are probably my top two tracks.


monsterballads
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
It’s honestly great production but to me the song just aren’t that interesting. Nothing really grabs me like previous albums of his.


The Spleen
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the song just aren’t that interesting.



I listened while working so didn't pay much attention to the lyrics. Overseas has some really good instrumentation. Letting Her Go is clearly about his daughter, and having a daughter myself it resonated. That wsa the only one I paid much attention to the lyrics for.

I'll give it another listen tonight after work. Often times after I listen to and process the lyrics I gain an appreciation for it.


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Kvothe
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have listened twice so far, and both times have just been meh.

Nothing really grabbing me and making me want to go back and listen to any specific songs again. With the last three albums there were standouts on the first listen.

So far Dreamsicle and Overseas are probably my top two tracks.


Pretty much my take as well.

Wtf kind of shite is St. Peter’s Autograph?? I’m working as well, but is he talking about his lovers ex ghost???


el Gaucho
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
“Orange man bad” and “My wife’s son” are my favorite two tracks so far


Hat Tricks
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PJinAtl
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Wtf kind of shite is St. Peter’s Autograph?? I’m working as well, but is he talking about his lovers ex ghost???
I had to look that up. Apparently the inspiration came from the fact that one of Amanda's good friends, a guy who had worked on a couple of her albums, committed suicide in 2019 and it hit her really hard.

Going back and listening, it makes sense. Especially the lines
quote:

Sometimes it’s nothing but the way you're wired
And that's not your fault
We're all struggling with the world on fire
And the fear we're taught


LoneStarTiger
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
Only Children is a beautiful song


monsterballads
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Neal casal. Friends with Amanda and used to play with Ryan Adams in the Cardinals.


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tilco
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re: New Isbell album has dropped
It’s mediocre. If it was released by John Asbell it wouldn’t be mentioned on this site. That’s not to say there aren’t a few gems.

Dreamsicle, River, Only Children, and Letting You Go are good if not great songs.

The rest is very meh to bad.


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