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The Gutless Wonder 31-10-2011 15:13

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Originally Posted by pingu (Post 2377422)
one of my best friends lives in Canada and she loves TIMT. I'm not from the UK either - Ireland - and I don't find myself feeling excluded by the lyrics.

Thanks for replying to my post! :D Interesting to get thoughts from fans outside the UK and all that!

Manualex16 31-10-2011 16:31

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Originally Posted by The Gutless Wonder (Post 2376396)
A comment someone posted in another thread made me want to ask this question -

What are Manics fans from across the pond's thoughts with regards to This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours? Do you feel you are able to connect with the album? (Just thinking with regards to the lyrics being more 'insular' as it were. Hope that makes sense! :lol:

Well it was the first album that i bought of the manics and i love it when is a rainy day or when i feel down, i dont listen to it that often because it might take me to depresion(the same you could say of Holy Bible). I would put it only behind of Plague lovers and bible, but i dont play it all the time

gallafield 31-10-2011 16:46

"Rock & roll genius" would have been better if james had sang it.

meganslastwords 31-10-2011 17:20

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Originally Posted by gallafield (Post 2377541)
"Rock & roll genius" would have been better if james had sang it.

where can i hear this song?

gallafield 31-10-2011 18:11

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Originally Posted by meganslastwords (Post 2377578)
where can i hear this song?

It's on the bonus cd that comes with the hmv pre-order. Not sure if it counts as commercially available. I'd have no problem uploading it if it's allowed, but one of the mods will have to tell me if I'm allowed to or not.

Parma Violets 01-11-2011 13:34

If there was a way to physically hug a song, the first song I would do it to would be 'Born a Girl'.

The Gutless Wonder 01-11-2011 13:44

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Originally Posted by gallafield (Post 2377541)
"Rock & roll genius" would have been better if james had sang it.

Not heard it but totally agree! :D

The Gutless Wonder 01-11-2011 13:45

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Originally Posted by Parma Violets (Post 2378158)
If there was a way to physically hug a song, the first song I would do it to would be 'Born a Girl'.

Mine would be Askew Road, I think.

Parma Violets 01-11-2011 13:59

Just listened to that for the first time. Why the shit wasn't that on the album?

The Gutless Wonder 01-11-2011 15:14

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Originally Posted by Parma Violets (Post 2378174)
Just listened to that for the first time. Why the shit wasn't that on the album?

Could say the same for The Soulmates and Antarctic!

nsebastian 01-11-2011 18:54

This is actually the most praise I've ever seen of TIMT, from the reviews I've read it seemed the majority were disappointed by it. But not surprising there are differing views, music being as subjective as it is.

Oddly enough, considering everyone here seems to find it a very emotional album, that's exactly what I'm finding it to be lacking. It feels more.... mellow than melancholic, personally. Maybe because if I were to relate my melancholic days to an album, they go straight into Holy Bible territory, and EMG and SATT are pretty much my happy, uplifting choices.

hummingbird 01-11-2011 18:57

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Originally Posted by Parma Violets (Post 2378158)
If there was a way to physically hug a song, the first song I would do it to would be 'Born a Girl'.

oooh that's a good 'un

*wanders off to ponder*

Blixa 01-11-2011 21:05

Just thought that Fearless Punk Ballad would be a pretty good intro to Motown Junk.

The Gutless Wonder 01-11-2011 22:09

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Originally Posted by nsebastian (Post 2378390)
This is actually the most praise I've ever seen of TIMT, from the reviews I've read it seemed the majority were disappointed by it. But not surprising there are differing views, music being as subjective as it is.

Oddly enough, considering everyone here seems to find it a very emotional album, that's exactly what I'm finding it to be lacking. It feels more.... mellow than melancholic, personally. Maybe because if I were to relate my melancholic days to an album, they go straight into Holy Bible territory, and EMG and SATT are pretty much my happy, uplifting choices.

For me I just connected with Truth cos the year it came out there was alot of stuff happening in my life and also there was the bombing of Omagh in August a month before Tolerate came out. Seeing the video for Tolerate for the first time just really grabbed my attention and I spent the rest of that year trying to locate the song but failing apart from hearing it once on the radio! Caught a brief glimpse of the video for The Everlasting but didn't really connect the two songs together. Then saw the video for You Stole The Sun in March on one of our music shows at the time and that was it. HOOKED! :D
But as you say everyone has different views and what is emotionally connecting for one person can be totally different for another. So glad I discovered them when I did though! :)

Flint 01-11-2011 22:24

Made a National Treasures playlist of my own and been listening to it tonight. Two thoughts:

1) Feeling overwhelmed by nostalgia and love for this band because they have such a gorgeously fantastic and brilliant singles run...

2) ... until YLAINE which is such an insane drop in quality from all the 30-odd songs before that it's just tragic. It's an alright song and admittedly I'll always have a soft spot for the chorus and the Nicky cameo but going from a gigantic run of excellence to just alright is such a clumsy drop.

Bah bah bah.


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