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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:36 pm 
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This subject may have already been covered elsewhere but as I've not been on here for awhile and the forum seems quiet, I thought I'd post this.

Am I the only avid James fan who thinks the last album was vastly over-rated and nowhere near as good as claimed.

I know we all have our favourite albums and periods of the band so you can't please everyone all the time. I'm also pleased it sold so well, so that the members of James have a tidy bit towards their fund for old age !
It was also a bonus that the band have been discovered by a younger audience.

I'm not here to be negative towards a band I've followed since their inception.

Just wondered if there are other James fans out there like me, who weren't convinced by the album?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:56 pm 
No. It wasn't over rated. In fact I would go as far as say there wasn't a poor track on it but think the production lets it down a bit.
Every track sounded better live than it does on the album. Particularly nothing but love which to me sounds a bit slow and over produced compared to the more up tempo live version.

As with a lot of the more recent James albums it gets better the more you listen to it. Really enjoying the second half of La Petite Mort at the moment after really only rating the first half of it plus All I'm Saying for a long time.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:55 pm 
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No not at all. I loved it. For me it's the best album since the reformation. Great songs ! They sound so fresh and confident.
I also liked the production. It sounded for want of a better word - aggressive. I suppose live sounding. Which is ironic given what the guest said about it's production. Each to their own though and it's always interesting to hear other james fans thoughts. I totally get not liking albums and production on certain albums - I've never liked The night before as an album (mini) and never liked the production on Hey MA (Tim's voice in particular). So I definitely get what your both saying.
For me Girl at the end of the world is the album I hoped they would make since the reformation in 2007 and is any thing but over rated.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:26 am 
Great album,love it but she did take a bit longer to grow than usual,sounds even better live,songs like Attention,Feet of Clay and Dear John live are just stop and stare at the stage open mouthed songs,Nothing but love,GATEOTW,Surfers Song,Catapult are sing alongs as are To My Surprise and Move down South which are the two that i didnt get at first.Cant do with Alvin,waste of a song space.Overall a great album and even better live.
La Petit Mort still my fav since 07 but Girl is my second.Loved LPM straight away and still do.The band must rate it as afew LPM songs werae played on the Girl tour and they dont usually play songs from the previous album.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:27 am 
Great album,love it but she did take a bit longer to grow than usual,sounds even better live,songs like Attention,Feet of Clay and Dear John live are just stop and stare at the stage open mouthed songs,Nothing but love,GATEOTW,Surfers Song,Catapult are sing alongs as are To My Surprise and Move down South which are the two that i didnt get at first.Cant do with Alvin,waste of a song space.Overall a great album and even better live.
La Petit Mort still my fav since 07 but Girl is my second.Loved LPM straight away and still do.The band must rate it as afew LPM songs werae played on the Girl tour and they dont usually play songs from the previous album.


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