Paloma Faith - Infinite Things

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  1. Beryl

    Beryl Boy stop, step awaaaaay.

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    I don’t mind Gold... apart from the artwork
     
  2. Halli

    Halli With me Locky D girlies

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    Better than This has really grown on me. A canal walk in the sunshine this morning verified that.
     
  3. HeLikedTurner

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    I’m trying soo hard to like this album, but it’s just not happening so far. The melodies are so unremarkable and a lot of the production feels quite dated. Hopefully it’s a grower.
     
  4. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    But the album isn’t out yet, is it? Agree though that what we’ve heard has been uninspired.
     
  5. HeLikedTurner

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    It’s released tomorrow, but it’s “out there”...
     
  6. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    Oh. Disappointing to hear. :(
     
  7. HeLikedTurner

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    Maybe it'll turn out to be a grower! I'll give it a few more spins over the coming week.
     
  8. HeLikedTurner

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    It’s finally clicked with me. They weren’t instant at all for me, but really, really enjoying the album now. Phew!
     
  9. HeLikedTurner

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    Vaguely obsessed with this album now! Is nobody else partaking??
     
  10. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    I haven’t bothered (yet)

    but I have a 5 hour train journey tomorrow so I might give it a go then
     
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  11. Beryl

    Beryl Boy stop, step awaaaaay.

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    I’ve had it on in the background, I’ll put it on again today. I want to like it, we shall see!
     
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  12. Jark

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

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    all the singles feel about 5 hours long so I dont know if you'll fit it in hun
     
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  13. HeLikedTurner

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    She has a very cute Christmas song out today with Gregory Porter called “Christmas Prayer”. Cute Motown-y affair. Super catchy!
     
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  14. Jark

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

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    I dipped my toes into the songs being cited as highlights. Monster feels a bit too faceless and her vocal on the verses is quite irritating. Supernatural and Living With a Stranger are better - who chose the singles from this album?! These slinky disco cuts are much more palatable/interesting than most of what they put out.

    It still feels a BIT off though on balance. Everything is a touch generic, a problem The Architect did not suffer from.
     
  15. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    I gave Supernatural a go, and it was fine but not especially exciting as a song. I was pinning my hopes on that as the shiny eighties one too.
     
  16. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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  17. Jark

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

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    a documentary about a mum literally having a job (that she can take a year off from every 2-3 years)? groundbreaking!
     
  18. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    I hope they stopped filming over the Christmas period

    paloma is OOO then :kim:
     
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  19. funky

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    This was a very odd album - lots of contrasting styles and sounds that left me cold. But listened to individually, a couple of the more synthwave tracks (Beautiful & Damned and Living With A Stranger) actually grew on me, would never have thought her voice would suit the 80s trend but I really like them
     
  20. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    I've been listening to the album today and I really like Living With A Stranger especially. The eighties influences on the album have mainly been done very well, even if as a whole it is a bit of a hodge podge. Me Time is an absolute horror but after that the back end of the album is the most consistent part I think.

    If Loving You Was Easy is a Josef Salvat co-write (though mis-credited in the CD booklet) and you can definitely tell. I can imagine him singing it, though obviously in a less full on fashion.
     
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  21. funky

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    As it goes those two songs I mentioned have now really grown on me and made their way to the funky playlist. So the album not a total wash for me.
     

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