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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM
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I love the intro to TMWWBK. Too bad the rest of the song isn't as good.
I didn't think it was too good at first either. While it's far from the best on the album it's still a decent song. Give it a few more tries.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:29 PM
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Mother of Mercy and Starblind are classics.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:53 PM
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Thanks for the positive words people! I actually am now noticing quite a few typos in the review that I'll probably start to correct.

For those curious about how much I listened to the album prior to writing this: At least 15 complete listens, plus a few random listens to individual tracks. So we were pretty past the "first reaction" stage when I wrote this.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:24 AM
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I gave it my first "proper" listen last night (with lyric book in hand), and I think that Starblind has the best lyrics by a mile. Also, I think the slow intro on The Talisman really serves a good point: the lyrics during that part sort of describe calm anticipation about the journey ahead, and then when the heavy part kicks in he's singing about the violent storm. Great stuff, if you ask me.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:44 AM
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Nice review!

My impressions after the first listen were easily summed up as WTF?

Second listen was a bit better.

There is just something about they way the lyrics are "sung" on most of the tracks that is just, I don't know how to phrase it, like Bruce is doing a poetry reading or something. I can't quite put my finger on it but I am not liking it as much as the more "melodious" style I am used to from him.
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Presently I would rank the tracks as follows:

1. Starblind
2. When the Wild Wind Blows
3. Coming Home
4. El Dorado
5. Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
6. Isle of Avalon
7. The Alchemist
8. The Man Who Would Be King
9. Mother of Mercy
10. The Talisman

EDIT: Also, the album cover has grown on me a lot. Probably their best cover since the 80s.

EDIT2: I think the top 7 of those are absolutely fanfuckingtastic, by the way. 8 through 10 have their moments, too. Not one song on this album sucks.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:58 PM
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Presently I would rank the tracks as follows:

1. Starblind
2. When the Wild Wind Blows
3. Coming Home
4. El Dorado
5. Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
6. Isle of Avalon
7. The Alchemist
8. The Man Who Would Be King
9. Mother of Mercy
10. The Talisman

EDIT: Also, the album cover has grown on me a lot. Probably their best cover since the 80s.

EDIT2: I think the top 7 of those are absolutely fanfuckingtastic, by the way. 8 through 10 have their moments, too. Not one song on this album sucks.
This list makes my head hurt. My take:

1.Starblind
2.The Talisman
3.Coming Home
4.Isle of Avalon
5.The Alchemist
6.Mother of Mercy
7.El Dorado
8.When the Wild Wind Blows
9.The Man Who Would Be King
10.The Final Frontier
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:01 PM
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Oh, what the hell.

1. The Alchemist
2. Starblind
3. The Talisman
4. Mother of Mercy
5. Isle of Avalon
6. El Dorado
7. When the Wild Wind Blows
8. Coming Home
9. The Final Frontier
10. The Man Who Would Be King

The first three are pretty interchangeable, though.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:05 PM
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Since we're making lists....

1. Coming Home
2. The Talisman
3. When the Wild Wind Blows
4. Starblind
5. Mother of Mercy
6. The Final Frontier
7. Isle of Avalon
8. The Alchemist
9. El Dorado
10. The Man Who Would Be King
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1. Mother of Mercy
2. The Talisman
3. Starblind
4. Isle of Avalon
5. The Alchemist
6. Coming Home
7. El Dorado
8. When the Wild Wind Blows
9. The Man Who Would Be King
10. The Final Frontier


great review btw!!!!!
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