MUNA - Stayaway + Saves The World

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  1. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    They're BACK



    This is fucking fantastic. That chorus! Hooks for daaays

    "oh my god, like" :disco:

    album "Saves The World" in Sept, let's hope it can live up to the towering work of brilliance that is About U
     
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  2. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    Really good. Recognisably them but they've definitely moved their sound on. The album does have to to meet high expectations though.
     
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  3. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    Which other MUNA hunties do we have? @monsta I'd imagine?

    album tracklist
    1. Grow
    2. Number One Fan
    3. Stayaway
    4. Who
    5. Navy Blue
    6. Never
    7. Pink Light
    8. Taken
    9. Hands Off
    10. Good News (Ya-Ya Song)
    11. Memento
    12. It’s Gonna Be Okay, Baby
     
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  4. Beryl

    Beryl Boy stop, step awaaaaay.

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    Huge fan of I Know A Place so here for this
     
  5. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    YES HUN!

    Bloody LOVE this! I need to see them live this time around.
     
  6. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    no love for who?



    very hopeful for the album now. i miss a time when they could've actually had some success with these songs.
     
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  7. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    Oh I do like Who very much. It would fit in with the more downtempo moments on the first album.
     
  8. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    I like Who but don't love it and think almost all of the first album's emotional moments are bigger and better. Still very much into Number One Fan.
     
  9. Christian

    Christian GOOD BYE!

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    I found the first album but patchy but the highlights were spectacular. Quite liking the new songs I've heard so far but it's nothing mind-blowing.

    Their album covers are, by the way, quite horrible.
     
  10. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    The new one is absolutely sublime



    Seriously, what a vocal. Katy Gavin is so talented.
     
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  11. FetchFugly

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    Video for Stayaway:



    The best of the new songs. The build to that bridge and last chorus.
     
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  12. FetchFugly

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    Just noticed that there doesn't seem to be any CD release for the album. I know it might be old fashioned but when they are releasing on vinyl (and are on a major label) this can't help but put a bit of a damper on the album for me.
     
  13. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    stayaway has finally hit me. it's such a well written song and the video makes it even better. proper excited for the album now. whoop!
     
  14. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    the third verse is really something. absolutely fantastic. am i wrong in thinking their sound is not american at all? it has a very british sensibility to me.

    if i turn off the light then i might start thinking
    if i start thinking i’ll think of the time when
    you said that you loved me
    you said i was perfect
    you said you were sorry
    you said you were selfish
    if i don't stop it before i know it
    all the bad things never happened
    you never lied or treated me bad and
    if you leave then you'll wish you hadn't
    start believing you were right and
    i was being too dramatic
    so i gotta leave the light on
    for tonight
    just so I can stay (away)
     
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  15. Ozymandias

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    stayaway is song of the year material.
     
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  16. FetchFugly

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    Because why not chuck another fucking great song out the day before the album:



    The lyrical power (again)!
     
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  17. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    it's basically The Japanese House meets half the singer songwriter songs on any given NOW! compilation from 96-99 :disco:
     
  18. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    only halfway through but this album is already everything. so very muna up.
     
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  19. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    This album clearly needs some time to digest and 2 plays is not quite enough to declare it the kind of seminal work of art (pop) that pops up once in a generation, so for now here's a loon rate with in-depth analysis to follow

    07 Grow
    08 Number One Fan
    10 Stayaway
    07 Who
    08 Navy Blue
    09 Never
    08 Pink Light
    09 Taken
    08 Hands Off
    08 Good News (Ya-Ya Song)
    08 Memento
    10 It's Gonna Be Okay, Baby

    Never is fucking huge and very Robyn circa 05-10 with slightly more now production. Good News is late 90s singer-songwriter-goes-bubblegum-pop HEAVEN
     
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  20. FetchFugly

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    I'm still absorbing the album, but agree that it is very good indeed. Never and Pink Light standing out so far. Ya-Ya Song was a slightly WTF moment initially, sounding a bit Hanson musically, and it does provide a bit of a break to the emotional intensity. It's Gonna Be Okay, Baby is quite the closer (some of those lyrics)...

    I don't think there is anything here that gives me the euphoric pop feels of I Know a Place, but that was a bit of a one off. Suspect the album may turn out to be even better than the debut though.
     
  21. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    What an ALBUM

    Never is fucking me up in the best possible way
     
  22. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    other than the towering highs of Stayaway, Never and It's Gonna Be Okay, Baby, I don't think this album (impressive/consistent as it is) matches the debut.

    but that said, I am fairly obsessed with Navy Blue atm - what a gorgeous song



    :disco:
     
  23. northernlad

    northernlad all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    This album is quite enjoyable, if the lyrics at times somewhat overshadow the other aspects of their songs (not the worst problem to have really), and actually make me uncomfortable to listen to. Can't remember the last time that happened with a (non-French) pop album.
     
  24. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    this Normani cover is really quite spectacular once it gets going.

     
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  25. FetchFugly

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    It is really good. The bridge of the song has always been fantastic but they get more warmth from the chorus than I thought was there.
     
  26. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    I'm so utterly obsessed with their take on Motivation - it's the only "live" rendition of a song that's made into my 2019 playlist on Spotify.

    The "falling into the bed, why would we ever do something instead of" line is delivered with such emotion I actually find it quite overwhelming :D Katie's voice is everything.

    As for the album, it's not as enduring as the debut but a handful of songs are up there with their best. Stayaway and Navy Blue in particular.
     
  27. monsta

    monsta CAUGHT YOUR FEVER

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    One of the BEST gigs I’ve EVER witnessed tonight.

    The most insane setlist, they were utterly iconic.
     
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  28. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    I just thought that if I could take you from her, maybe then it would prove that I'm worth something

    Happy 1st b'day to this fucking fabulous album

    I still haven't given the debut a proper go but I adore this
     
  29. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    the debut is a better album overall. it's emotionally heavier and it sounds like a greatest hits. Loudspeaker still DESTROYS EVERYTHING ELSE EVER :disco:

    saves the world is really good too though.
     
  30. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    LOVING this new Stayaway remix

     
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  31. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    what they've done to the chorus is sublime :disco: the rest is a bit tropibop 2k16
     
  32. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    Yay new song coming soon

     
  33. Tisch

    Tisch One step forward. And zwei zurürck.

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    I have discovered these recently and they're great. They've filled a HAIM shaped hole the way HAIM's last album didn't really do so I'm happy to keep discovering them. :disco:
     
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  34. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    have you checked out both albums already @Tisch?

    Loudspeaker is so very great :disco:
     
  35. Tisch

    Tisch One step forward. And zwei zurürck.

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    I had the first album on in the background at work yesterday but it was on shuffle accidentally. I liked what I heard regardless. And the more recent one i listened to a few weeks ago and need to get to know better, but I liked it a lot.
     
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  36. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    I am giving the 2019 album a go @Jark
     
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  37. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    One of my favourite albums of the last few years. Hope you like it! :emoji_pray:
     
  38. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    This came out!

     
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  39. dUb

    dUb EXCITING WEIRD

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    Did you, @Iguana?
     
  40. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    Nihilist is great. especially for a soundtrack single. I would be quite happy with that as the sonic template for the next record. lovely lyrics too.

    nothing really matters
    'cos if it did, I couldn't handle it

    :( / :disco:
     
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