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Postby Brad » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:23 pm

It's released on the 10th.
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Postby RichyRich » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:19 pm

A low quality version has leaked
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Postby RaFanatic » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:36 pm

Damn, it's very low. Not sure what to do.
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Postby RaFanatic » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:11 pm

Higher quality is out there too. Listening! 8-)
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Postby Brad » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:51 am

I pre-ordered it so I can wait a few hours to hear it in full. :lol:

The Super Deluxe Box Set (everyone is doing these now, ugh) has Breathe and Desire (BBC Live Lounge Version) as bonus tracks as well as an additional limited 7" picture disc vinyl with Eyes Shut (Live in London) and Don’t Save Me (BBC Live Lounge Version). Its booklet contains handwritten lyrics by Olly.

I would've loved Don't Save Me as the CD bonus track on there but I'm sure it'll be on the BBC's Live Lounge 2015 album anyway.
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Postby Brad » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:14 am

This is interesting! Three music videos on Channel 4 tomorrow at 21:45 that viewers can control live with three hashtags.

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Olly did a great interview. :lol:
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Postby Serby » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:11 pm

omg, just discovered this, didn't know they were offical about them :o



cjkdhishcl too cute <3 olly's hair is god dam AWFUL, his old hair was better
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Postby Loveguru » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:29 pm

This is shaping up to be one of the best albums this year
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Postby littleblackheart » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:43 pm

Listening to this now...loving Ties
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Postby spiritboy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:37 pm

Not impressed on first listen.
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Postby Era » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:25 pm

Serby wrote:omg, just discovered this, didn't know they were offical about them :o



cjkdhishcl too cute <3 olly's hair is god dam AWFUL, his old hair was better
Awww <3 And yes Olly's hair is awful :lol:
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Postby Supernatural » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:58 pm

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Postby Wayne » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:30 pm

^ OMG! :o I cannot cope with your keyboard! :cry:

Giving this album a listen right now! 8-)
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Postby Wayne » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:21 pm

Foundation is dark and beautiful. I don't normally go in for intros but this has a pretty wonderful aura.

There's something retro about Real - not sure if it's the structure [which is odd] or the vocal delivery - love the last 40 seconds or so.

I have few words that can describe how much I love Shine - I think it's my favourite song of the year, it's outstanding.

Take Shelter sounds like a hybrid of Disclosure/The Weeknd/what I have come to expect of Y&Y - it's pretty addictive, a quality song.

I've loved Worship since the day I heard it.

What a revelation Eyes Shut is - wasn't hugely keen on it before, but I pretty much love it now for some reason. This will be a single eventually, I think this is something he could nail in a live setting.

Ties has a killer beat, I love the middle 8.

They already have a modern-classic with King - speaks for itself. Amazing song.

I really love Desire.

I think Gold had a promising start and I love the verses - you can really hear the qualities in Olly's vocals. However, I'm not sold on the chorus. First blip.

Now wait. :lol: I never expected something like Without - absolutely amazing. I'm a sucker for a good ballad, and this ticks all the right boxes.

Border - running out of superlatives now. this is amazing.

Memo is beautiful.

I thought 1977 was forgettable.

I Want To Love will quickly become annoying I think, but at the moment - I love it. :lol:

Overall, I wanted to love this and I do; I suppose it shouldn't be too surprising given the quality of what I'd already heard, but not only is Olly a great vocalist, the group are immense producers and writers. Some of these songs are absolute poetry. One of my favourite [Electro] pop albums in a long time.

Highlights: Shine, Without, King, Worship, Real, Eyes Shut
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Postby Yoshie » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:30 pm

Oh God. Let me start with the positives: Olly is an absolutely OUTSTANDING vocalist, and the most talented of any young male star today. After the first five songs I got extremely excited and was ready to call this a fantastic album, but after that there's an abundance of filler: Eyes Shut; Ties; Without; Memo; 1977; and Ready For You. Ten great songs out of sixteen is not what I expected with this at all, and the problem with it is that there are too many atmospheric ballads, whereas the area they excel in, I'm sure most will agree, is anthemic pop tunes. A very generous 6/10.
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Postby Brad » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:39 pm

You did not just called Ties and Memo filler. :o

There is no filler.

You'd be better sticking to the standard edition.
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Postby Yoshie » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:47 pm

They do nothing for me and I don't want to hear them again.

7/10 for the standard, which is fine, I suppose, but what I really wanted to give it was 11/10.
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Postby arab » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:50 pm

I'm surprised this album is so good tbh, cause I'm not a big fan of electronic music. But on the other hand, I have not heard their songs before - even King :lol: For me, the only filler is 1977. There are also few weaker songs like Without and Real, but overall it's a very solid electronic album :) Just adore Shine, Worship, Eyes Shut, Ties, King, Desire and Ready For You
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Postby Cless » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:28 am

^ Real - a filler!? :o

On my second time playing the album in full. His voice is unbelievable - it's so immense it can make anything sound good! :lol: The "atmospheric ballads" (as someone here said) are actually my favorite in here. The electronic uptempos (minus the singles) need to grow on me.
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Postby RaFanatic » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:51 am

I can't believe people calling 1977 a filler. It's their best non-single on the album.
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Postby arab » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:51 am

I just find 1977 boring tbh. It's not horrible, but there's a big gap between 1977 and other 15 songs (not counting acoustic version of King).
@Real - not calling it a filler, but it's not among my top 10 songs :wink: Overall, this album is a musical communion for my ears :)
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Postby Ruthymon » Sun Jul 12, 2015 5:34 pm

This is an outstanding album! Well done!! Image Image
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Postby Yoshie » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:13 pm

Upon second listen only Without really grew on me, mostly because of the chorus and Olly's vocals. I also now find Ties passable. The record as a whole is so monotonous and just falls apart when listening to it all at once. Olly and his band need to give their strengths to better songs than this.
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Postby Wayne » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:15 pm

Yoshie wrote:Upon second listen only Without really grew on me, mostly because of the chorus and Olly's vocals. I also now find Ties passable. The record as a whole is so monotous and just falls apart when listening to it all at once. Olly and his band need to give their strengths to better songs than this.
Just no, Josh! :lol:

The album is absolutely outstanding! Without just blows my mind, it's so good.
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Postby Yoshie » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:16 pm

Lol, whatever. An outstanding record is interesting and has something to say. This doesn't. I'm alone in this opinion, but it's true.
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