Islands - Vapours

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The first album was great, the second one was a lot darker and more difficult (but ultimately rewarding in my opinion). How's this one?

Mike Crandle, Financial Analyst, Bear Stearns, New York, NY 10185 (res), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 23:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Giving this a proper spin. In some ways, I preferred the second to the first. The arrangements and the tossed off afterthoughts made Arm's Way the calypso breakdowns in the middle of songs, the random codas, the Who quoting. It was a lot more enjoyably ramshackle than it was made to be.

Initial listen to Vapours was weird, because the palette is totally different - synthy and heavy on the drums and very taught, but the hooks didn't hit me at first. It's a foggier sound than the first album. Also, parts of "Switch On" make me want to start chanting I PUT ON FOR MY CITY ON ON FOR MY CITY. etc.

MTLiens (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 23:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

*than it was made OUT to be.

MTLiens (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, 29 September 2009 23:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Initial listen to Vapours was weird, because the palette is totally different - synthy and heavy on the drums and very taught, but the hooks didn't hit me at first. It's a foggier sound than the first album. Also, parts of "Switch On" make me want to start chanting I PUT ON FOR MY CITY ON ON FOR MY CITY. etc.

― MTLiens (Alex in Montreal), Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:33 PM (25 minutes ago)

omg i thought the same thing, i thought for sure he was going to say that eventually!

some brood (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i thought of put on too.

anyway i like "vapours," "switch on," and "heartbeat" but nothing is close to as good as "rough gem," "volcanoes" etc.

Jacques_Lamure, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

haven't gotten around to hearing this yet, but have you guys heard the Clues (alden penner's band) album? here's a thead i started for it.

samosa gibreel, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nick has a comic strip too.


Mike Crandle, Financial Analyst, Bear Stearns, New York, NY 10185 (res), Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

oops, that got screwed up.

Mike Crandle, Financial Analyst, Bear Stearns, New York, NY 10185 (res), Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mike Crandle, Financial Analyst, Bear Stearns, New York, NY 10185 (res), Wednesday, 30 September 2009 00:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I never listen to this.

Lazarus Niles-Burnham (res), Thursday, 16 December 2010 04:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2012 06:19 (1 year ago) Permalink


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