Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future (Coming March 18, 2016)

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (203 of them)

the new one is their shortest record so it feels weird for me to say i like it more than a hundred days off, which sort of takes its time doing everything at once, or oblivion with bells, which is maybe their most interior record and, of all their albums, the one i keep discovering new things in.

but i do :D

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:44 (two years ago) Permalink

barbara also feels more like underworld than barking did, which imo barking very deliberately doesn't feel like underworld and is instead a kind of experiment in maximalism that is perfectly suited for spring/early summer weather so i've been jamming it a ton

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Barking was full of bullshit collaborators. It wasn't really an Underworld album.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:49 (two years ago) Permalink

it's still really great imo

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

also "between stars" is evidence they should compose with darren price more often

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:51 (two years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:52 (two years ago) Permalink

+1 for Darren Price

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 10 March 2016 22:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Its a great album, but boy does it seem short. Like an old-fashioned LP. Needs another side.

Mark G, Sunday, 13 March 2016 11:32 (two years ago) Permalink

I didn't play '100 days off' that much, I guess I could dig that one out..

Mark G, Sunday, 13 March 2016 11:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Then you'll probably remember why you didn't play it that much

groovypanda, Monday, 14 March 2016 11:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh and album is officially streaming over at The Grauniad:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/14/underworld-barbara-barbara-we-face-a-shining-future-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=share_btn_tw

groovypanda, Monday, 14 March 2016 11:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Then you'll probably remember why you didn't play it that much

hey at the very least my last relisten revealed that "luetin" is one of their best songs and is totally buried on that record!

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

^^^^ I have been saying this for years

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:21 (two years ago) Permalink

ok, that can go on side three, what else?

Mark G, Monday, 14 March 2016 18:30 (two years ago) Permalink

IMO "No Move", "Two Months Off", "Twist", Dinosaur Adventure 3D"

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

btw I'm listening to the stream now and I think I'm going to really dig this whole album

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

righto, that's a side three wrap, ta very.

Mark G, Monday, 14 March 2016 18:37 (two years ago) Permalink

btw I'm listening to the stream now and I think I'm going to really dig this whole album

really psyched bc the first time i heard the record i was like "oh djp might be super into this"

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:38 (two years ago) Permalink

I am delivering Hot Takes(TM) on Facebook

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Luetin is great. Nice Peel Session version too. They opened the 2nd night in SF back in 07? With Luetin. So good.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 14 March 2016 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

so yeah this is pretty great; I'll figure out exactly how great once I live with this for a little bit

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 19:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I think Luetin is the only song from AHDO I've played more than twice

groovypanda, Monday, 14 March 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Mo Move is great. Trim is one of my favorites. Twist live was better than it was on the album, esp. the show with the live guitar (Spain?). Ansum is also pretty great if you love 16min ambient pieces.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 14 March 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah I listened to AHDO the other day and it's a lot better than I remember it. I love all the acoustic percussion on it and the overall sound is great, also now that I don't automatically associate UW with bangers and epics the way I used to (which is why I now love OWB so much) it's starting to sound better to my ears. strange that a song as great as "8 Ball" didn't wind up making the album, though I don't know how well it would have fit. As mentioned "Luetin" is great though it's occurred to me that "Holding the Moth", from OWB, is even better.

frogbs, Monday, 14 March 2016 22:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Holding the Moth was much better before they ruined it on OWB, in my opinion. They totally killed the rhythm of the track in the studio.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 14 March 2016 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

strange that a song as great as "8 Ball" didn't wind up making the album, though I don't know how well it would have fit

That was recorded/released not long after BF so it seems natural that it wasn't part of their next album almost three years later.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 08:52 (two years ago) Permalink

didn't know that - I always thought it was part of the AHDO sessions just based on the way it sounded

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 12:59 (two years ago) Permalink

It was on The Beach soundtrack which came out in early 2000 and I'm pretty sure I'd heard it before then (maybe via the old dirty.com forums).

Thing with Underworld though is that several of their tracks show up in live shows etc years before they finally make it to an album (if at all)

groovypanda, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 13:52 (two years ago) Permalink

well here was my logic. I know that The Beach was Leo's first movie role in the three years since Titanic, which I THOUGHT came out in 1999, thus 1999 + 3 = 2002 - now I find out that Titanic came out in '97!?

either way - Scribble and Always Loved a Film were "in development" for 5+ years before appearing on Barking, "All These Things (In Me)", "Biro the Leggy", and "Globe" were all around from 2002-2004 before getting retitled and placed on OWB. I really have no idea how they decide what goes on the albums and what doesn't.

frogbs, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:00 (two years ago) Permalink

my underworld ranking at this time (i want to give BBWFASF a few more listens)

STITI>>BF>DNBWMHM>>AHDO>>OWB=Barking

i might have to relisten to the last two but they felt like good 7/10 albums, barking had higher peaks, OWB is more consistent, but both had issues for me in the end. i agree that barking doesn't quite feel like a "true" underworld album in a lot of ways but it's enough of one that i don't mind it.

nomar, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 16:46 (two years ago) Permalink

If Barbara Barbara was just the last 4 tracks and released as an EP, we'd be talking about how UW were better than ever right now. The last 4 songs are among the best they've ever written.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 17:15 (two years ago) Permalink

March 18th, motherfuckers!

0 / 0 (lukas), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I think I'm currently at BF > DNBWMHM > Barking > AHDO > OWB > STITI

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 17:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Dubno > OWB, STITI > BF, AHDO, BBWFASF

Tier 1 > Tier 2 > Tier 3

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

If Barbara Barbara was just the last 4 tracks and released as an EP, we'd be talking about how UW were better than ever right now.

I mean ok but the first three tracks are also awesome

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:27 (two years ago) Permalink

yet another underworld thread that suggests everyone has really specific ideas of what constitutes a great underworld record

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:28 (two years ago) Permalink

karl hyde gives me real Muppet vibes in the 'i exhale' video, i love it

nomar, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 18:28 (two years ago) Permalink

STITI turned 20 this week.

Remember buying it on vinyl the day it came out then having a listening party at a mate's house that evening and everyone being blown away.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 15 March 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

stiti = bf > owb > dubno > barking > ahdo

barbara may be ahead or behind owb at this point. if i'm a big sister counts it's equal to stiti and bf imo

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 March 2016 22:04 (two years ago) Permalink

8.1 on Pitchfork - guess their critical reputation is finally coming back?

frogbs, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 13:19 (two years ago) Permalink

my god the last 4 really are something completely different but so beautiful

sexy dander (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

santiago cuatro is beautiful, love the guitar

nomar, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:53 (two years ago) Permalink

I just got the Japanese bonus track and that one is pretty great too. It's a shame they keep giving Japan these interesting tracks.

brotherlovesdub, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:19 (two years ago) Permalink

"nylon strung" is the most beautiful song

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:39 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda feel like "open me up/i want to hold you laughing" is kind of an all time hyde lyric too, his best stuff has always seemed to use odd juxtaposition to communicate something emotionally direct

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

more like underwearld

ienjoyhotdogs, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 21:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Twenty Three Blue is excellent

groovypanda, Thursday, 17 March 2016 10:50 (two years ago) Permalink

It's a shame they keep giving Japan these interesting tracks.

I think it's because CDs are more expensive in Japan, so they give extras to stop them buying cheap imports.

Mark G, Thursday, 17 March 2016 12:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Think this is easily the best album they've done since BF

groovypanda, Thursday, 17 March 2016 19:55 (two years ago) Permalink

I understand the reason they do it, I just think it's too bad they choose songs that are good to give the japanese market. They should just tack on some old live version of Crocodile so I don't have FOMO.

Also, last night in Berlin they played 8 Ball and Faxed Invitation. Pretty incredible.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 18 March 2016 16:23 (two years ago) Permalink

i’ve spent an unreasonable amount of time searching for a working torrent of tokyo ‘05

It's very easy to find on soulseek

20+ people sharing right now

groovypanda, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:22 (one year ago) Permalink

(duh - that link I found is only for premium users, isn't it? sorry) :(

StanM, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:27 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

http://thequietus.com/articles/24344-underworld-brilliant-yes-that-would-be
Nice 'n moody - Fenneszy guitars in the last part

willem, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:56 (eight months ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.