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Re: A Walk With Love and Death
« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2022, 12:08:49 PM »
Gave this another listen and though I like a few songs on both discs, it's a pretty meh listen. Bottom Tier Melvins for sure.
Interesting take. It's definitely not fantastic but i wouldn't say it's terrible either. In fact i find the Death half pretty good on the whole. Although there are a couple of songs i would eliminate. The Love side is a bit like COD to me - i don't really adore it but i am glad of it's existence and listen to them both occasionally. My main gripe is that the two sides were packaged together as a double album. I think they should have been separate releases. I think both would have benefitted greatly from that.

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« Reply #61 on: October 15, 2022, 04:51:11 AM »
Do you guys see this record as ONE album or TWO? I know it was marketed as two separate albums from the band but since it is all packaged together i tend to see it as one thing.

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« Reply #62 on: October 15, 2022, 05:06:01 AM »
Do you guys see this record as ONE album or TWO? I know it was marketed as two separate albums from the band but since it is all packaged together i tend to see it as one thing.

i tend to see it as one too!
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« Reply #63 on: October 15, 2022, 02:40:11 PM »
I don't doubt they're related, but since the soundtrack was packaged separately on vinyl I still think of them as a Melvins songs album and a separate Melvins TG type album.

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« Reply #64 on: October 15, 2022, 04:27:13 PM »
I don't doubt they're related, but since the soundtrack was packaged separately on vinyl I still think of them as a Melvins songs album and a separate Melvins TG type album.
The text on the back that reads "two goddamn records! One is a soundtrack!" does make me keep considering it as two albums. Two artistic statements. But then the fact it's all packaged together really throws me off and to be honest still to this day particularly niggles me. I just wish they had been separately released.

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« Reply #65 on: October 15, 2022, 09:48:24 PM »
I think LOVE would be useless as a singular release. Unlike Prick, it’s mostly found sound, with nothing much to latch onto. I think Love + Death would have been more interesting had the songs been mixed together into a double albums worth of material. I listen to DEATH a lot, but rarely find a head space where I want to listen to LOVE. I’d appreciate these “noise” songs more if they were intermingled with the more straightforward songs.

You know, kinda like the spirit of Stag where you had tape recorder experiments butted up against hard rockers or pop tunes.

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« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2022, 12:56:09 PM »
I think LOVE would be useless as a singular release. Unlike Prick, it’s mostly found sound, with nothing much to latch onto. I think Love + Death would have been more interesting had the songs been mixed together into a double albums worth of material. I listen to DEATH a lot, but rarely find a head space where I want to listen to LOVE. I’d appreciate these “noise” songs more if they were intermingled with the more straightforward songs.

You know, kinda like the spirit of Stag where you had tape recorder experiments butted up against hard rockers or pop tunes.
I agree. I never play love. I was completely excited when I heard Black Heath. That album sounds like black velvet to me because of those bass tones. I'm not sure how else to articulate it. Dark and warm?   

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Re: A Walk With Love and Death
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2022, 03:08:55 PM »
I think LOVE would be useless as a singular release. Unlike Prick, it’s mostly found sound, with nothing much to latch onto. I think Love + Death would have been more interesting had the songs been mixed together into a double albums worth of material. I listen to DEATH a lot, but rarely find a head space where I want to listen to LOVE. I’d appreciate these “noise” songs more if they were intermingled with the more straightforward songs.

You know, kinda like the spirit of Stag where you had tape recorder experiments butted up against hard rockers or pop tunes.
I agree. I never play love. I was completely excited when I heard Black Heath. That album sounds like black velvet to me because of those bass tones. I'm not sure how else to articulate it. Dark and warm?

ah, so true.love that song! and the bass sounds great
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