Years & Years - Communion

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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:31 am

Yoshie wrote:has something to say. This doesn't. I'm alone in this opinion, but it's true.
You must know you're not alone because this thing about it having nothing to say is lifted straight from the awful(ly written) NME review. :lol:
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Postby grooveboy » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:35 am

This is a perfect summer album! The timing couldn't be better to release it 8-)
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Postby Eeeeternal » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:56 am

gay music

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.Not the good kind.
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Postby mattsky » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:59 am

Eeeeternal wrote:gay music

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What kind of comment is that? :o You should be ashamed,
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Postby JimJim » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:01 am

I had a quick listen yesterday and nothing really caught me, for now 'Shine' & 'King' are still clear standouts, but I'll need to give it more listens.
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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:12 am

Eeeeternal wrote:gay music
Define "gay music". :roll:
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Postby Serby » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:29 pm

Brad wrote:
Eeeeternal wrote:gay music
Define "gay music". :roll:
Cheap dance music that was somehow always popular in gay community? lol

hmm, have to check this out!
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Postby Biebz » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:36 pm

All kind of sounds the same after a while...
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Postby Hermes » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:04 pm

Apart from Shine and Border which feels imo a bit weak compared to the rest, the album is A+ material. The vocals and productions are on point, and they have their own sound without being annoyingly repetitive.
"Ties" is absolute gold, it has to be released.
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Postby Wayne » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:22 pm

Ties has grown on me so much.
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Postby Thriller » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:44 pm

On first full listen I would say...

- "Real" is a serious standout, I love the clapping effects throughout it.
- "Shine" has overtaken "King" as my favourite but they're both 10/10.
- "Take Shelter" could do well as a re-released single, underrated.
- "Worship" is also a potential single but I wish they'd kept it under wraps until the album release.
- I love the slight R&B influences on "Eyes Shut" and it's well catchy.
- "Ties" has a nice early-80s electro mood running through it.
- "Gold" and "Border" are strong album tracks.
- I like "Without" and it stands out as different.
- "Memo" and "1977" are both good ballads.
- I could do without "Ready For You".
- "I Want To Love" should be further up the tracklist, bop!

Overall, a really solid album and I think the reviews are too harsh. I think it has a fair balance of tempos.
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Postby Tansike » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:37 pm

After the first listen, this is solid album. I always thought they were overrated, but i'm actually starting to get into them as well now.
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Postby Wayne » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:11 pm

Okay, so I am actually obsessed with Communion.
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Postby Brad » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:14 pm

#1
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Postby ArmyOfMe » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:50 pm

I gave the album a couple of spins after neglecting them for no apparent reason, I'm glad it's really good.
Shine, Ties, Memo and Take Shelter are my faves.

Also, congrats to them for the #1 album :D
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Postby jszmiles » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:32 am

Just received my vinyl version of this.
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Postby arab » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:57 pm

Can't stop listening to this album. It's a perfect mix of electronic and pop music. Shine is defo one of the best songs/singles that have been released this year. Feel ashamed that I decided to check their music out when Communion leaked :lol:
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Postby Thombus » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:27 pm

Listened to this finally - incredible debut, each track is very strong in its own right and his voice is just gorgeous to listen to. Great effort - more of this!
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Postby arab » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:59 pm

The beginning of 1st and 2nd verse on I Want To Love is a rip-off of Mother's Love (Queen). Love it though. Defo one of my fave track on the album :)
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Postby Benjamin » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:42 pm

'Desire' is the next US single.
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Postby Perzy » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:51 pm

Love this album :D
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Postby arab » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:50 pm

Benjamin wrote:'Desire' is the next US single.
So they decided to skip Shine or it just totally flopped there?
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Postby martinnolan49 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:15 am

Desire is in the trailer to the new Zac Efron starring 'EDM' movie. Is this why Desire is getting released?
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Postby LongingHeart » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:06 am

It's not really my type of music but I really like this album!
Eyes Shut <3
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Postby arab » Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:56 pm

Me as well. I did not fancy listening to them at all, but decided to give it a listen after the leak and now it's my fave album released this year (till new Coldplay arrives :lol: ) :D Truly incredible group and album
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