Post by flyingswordfish on May 28, 2010 2:18:17 GMT
I dig them all. I think the Fight Fire sample is just one small section that doesn't give us a clear view of the whole. That said, the second is definitely my favorite - incredibly cool and infectious. Third sounds very Deus, and the "million lives" sounds straight out of The Intention Craft, but it's just a small part of the line, so it's not a big deal.
I'm very excited about this album, and really hoping they play that second one especially in London next month.
It all sounded a little off to me. I think the 2nd/3rd could be growers but I'm not sold on the first one at all. Instrumentally I'm all over it. I'm just not loving the vocals. I'm hoping it's bad sample choice.
Yes, they sound off. And it's absolutely brilliant. ;D
I'm actually hoping they won't change at all and there will be more surprises like this on the new album. I don't want TDT or AVO clones; the new stuff really rocks!
Yeah, it has Tom 'Rhysmix' Bellamy's mits all over it. Having listened a bit more, I think 1 COULD be good if it's building up to something but if not a radical change it also might be for me the only thing they've ever done that I don't like. 2 is sweet for the later vocals/harmonies particularly after the breakdown, though the programming stuff is cool. 3 just strikes me as riff wise to be a worthy successor to Deus, but with the sleekness of Malheurs and pop nous of Nimos. Could really be stunning.
#1 reminded me a little bit of Ladytron at their rockiest (kinda I'm Not Scared or They Gave You A Heart, They Gave You A Name-ish). But maybe that was partly due to the fact they both have lead female vocals. I dunno.
I really don't think with the new electro approach they've taken, they should either nominate Chloe or Jon as a lead vocalist. I don't think the harmonies work with this style at all.
The second album sampler was a bit of a dissapointment, and i think it was representative of the album. I'm not sure if this is worse than the album 2 sampler, but I'm just not getting anything from it, and I've been watching these guys since before the Apprentice single came out! mabe they've run out of ideas, that 3rd track just sounds like intention craft being sung over deus ex machina!
I don't want to be negative, but it's just not very good! of course, I hope the full album proves me wrong! guess we'll see!
Post by the dark fourth on May 28, 2010 15:59:34 GMT
But AVO was electronic and the Jon/Chloe/Jamie vocals still worked awesomely. I do think we'll see some new vocal styles in this album - Chloe on the first sample was almost unrecognisable, for example. I'm sure the lovely proverbial harmonies will still be there in force too though!
The vocal harmonies are what make PRR so special IMO. If anything I think they've shone more against the electronic sound, as they're nicely played off and yet ingrained into each other. The use of vocals are one of the few things I'd be distraught to see the band change, it seems they could do slow cooked reggae music if they wanted, but providing the vocal harmonies are present, it would still sound like PRR.
for me all is amazing! 1st- surprising 2nd- what I expected 3rd- gave me thrills sticky vocal harmonies is what PRR are! nominating 'lead vocalist' will make them ordinary. Their power is in vocals and in amazing development they do with each record!