Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

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Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Post by Parish » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:42 pm

pitkin88 wrote: There is a huge difference in sales size. Going after Alice would cost more in legal fees.
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Post by evil syd » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:35 pm

I give it a 6/10. This album has some really cool songs, but on a whole, most of them feel like fillers. I keep playing it to see if I will change my mind and it hasn't. The creativity of Alice's of brilliance is just not there....I like W2MN much better!!!!!!!!! In fact I happen to love W2MN.,,,,sorry.
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Re: Thoughts On And Ranking The New Album

Post by patrick » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:43 pm

To me this is one of the beter solo efforts and it is still getting better...could do without rats however..
And i even like the cover..far better than the w2mnm2 cover imo.
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Post by schinkengott » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:21 pm

According to Amazon.de there will be a Tour Edition of paranormal. Release Date is November 10.

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Post by Si » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 pm

schinkengott wrote:According to Amazon.de there will be a Tour Edition of paranormal. Release Date is November 10.
Oh.. what a surprise.... :/

Nuclear Blast are listing this as 1CD for less then the normal 2CD edition... Can't find anything else though. Wonder what the selling point on this one will be.

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Post by Daggers & Contracts » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:57 pm

Si wrote:
schinkengott wrote:According to Amazon.de there will be a Tour Edition of paranormal. Release Date is November 10.
Oh.. what a surprise.... :/

Nuclear Blast are listing this as 1CD for less then the normal 2CD edition... Can't find anything else though. Wonder what the selling point on this one will be.
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Post by padre_sliprat » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:33 pm

Now that we're down the road a piece from the release of Paranormal, there's three or four songs I still listen to. Maybe releasing an EP every year would be a good idea. In the course of the past 6 years since W2MN, we would have gotten 24 songs instead of 12. And the quality would probably be much higher, because the focus would be on making those 4 songs their very best. With his busy schedule, this seems much more do-able.
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Post by wind_up_toy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:01 am

If anyone is interested, then my review of Paranormal can be found here:

http://welcometomynightmare.co.uk/reviews/paranormal/

In short, I gave it a solid 8 out of 10.
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Post by Babysquid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:32 am

Parish wrote:I don't know how George Harrison was sued for "My Sweet Lord" sounding too much like "He's So Fine" by the Chiffons but Alice walks away scot-free from "his" "Paranoic Personality" not sounding exactly like "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour?

:bam: Turrible song and album...

Probably because it doesn’t sound “exactly” like it

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Post by Devon » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:18 am

Si - Will you be doing an official review for the website? I was eager to read your thoughts.

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Post by Si » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:37 am

Devon wrote:Si - Will you be doing an official review for the website? I was eager to read your thoughts.
Not sure. I suppose I should, but I was partially waiting to see what others thought first. I did the initial impressions thing on the news page after the press release.

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Post by padre_sliprat » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:53 am

Paranormal has a simpler arrangement of instruments, and sounds much better than, W2MN - I really like Alice's voice, the drums and the guitars for the most part.

There are 4 songs I don't care for at all - GAG being the worst of the bunch, followed by HW, SOA and FIL.

New rating: 5/5 (When compared against any rock album released in the past 35 years). Paranormal is easily his best overall solo record - and that's saying a lot.
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Post by patrick » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:08 am

I agree with Padre
his best solo effort whatsoever imo. No fillers (except perhaps Rats).
Recently read another review stating that Alice made a "shockingly good record" , and a comment from a buyer stating that "should this be the last album ever made by Alice" , he could live with that !
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Post by cooperrocks » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:24 pm

Wow, that shows how subjective music is.I think the new album is okay but I don't love it. I am a bigger fan of his solo work than the original band (though I love it all) but I can think of a ton of his solo albums I prefer over Paranormal and that includes its predecessor W2MN.

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Post by padre_sliprat » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:06 am

patrick wrote:I agree with Padre
his best solo effort whatsoever imo. No fillers (except perhaps Rats).
Recently read another review stating that Alice made a "shockingly good record" , and a comment from a buyer stating that "should this be the last album ever made by Alice" , he could live with that !
Agreed. Rats is filler-like to me, although no tracks are unlistenable, there are some that just don't catch my ears. Again, the sound of the recording is more in my wheelhouse than anything he's done in decades. Kinda hope he's got a few more albums in him at this rate.
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Post by pitkin88 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 am

Rats is one of the best songs on the album. Thunders along.

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Post by wind_up_toy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:23 pm

pitkin88 wrote:Rats is one of the best songs on the album. Thunders along.
+1 from me.

I personally thought Private Public Breakdown and Dynamite Road were the only real weak links on the album.
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Post by While Heaven Wept » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:38 pm

pitkin88 wrote:Rats is one of the best songs on the album. Thunders along.
I have to agree, it's a great rocker.

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Post by SickThings » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:58 am

:) "Dynamite Road" is one of my favorite tracks on the album.

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