I was at the record shop this morning and saw two versions of the box (one is plastic and the other one is like made of carton).
I bought the one with the carton cause whenever I buy a plastic box I always smash it.
So...erm, dont know if anyone is interested in this... this is like my little review of the CD. Your opinions are, of course, always welcome and that is the point of this thread, anyway.
01. Come With Us - nice intro, you can clearly see their Trade Mark in this one and that is something I can't say about...07/10
02. It Began In Afrika - this is a huge hit in my country (Croatia). I'm not surprised cause most of the youth here would dance to anything that has bass in a track. Anyway, this is, IMHO, the worst track they have ever done.
Very minimal and so not them. Altough I really like the cuting end of the track that leads into... 02/10
03. Galaxy Bounce - kinda remind's me of the "DYOH" era. 08/10
04. Star Guitar - a little boring, like the vocals though. Very simillar to the sirens.... 05/10
05. Hoops - very nice. Chill With Us. 08/10
06. My Elastic Eye - also very good. New sound. Nice perfect beats and mixed with this 18-th century sound. A surprise to say the least. 08/10
07. The State We're In - well, we all know the state they're in. This track goes by the classic formula that appears on all of their albums and suprisingly enough, the formula still works. 06/10
08. Denmark - This track is kinda cool. But only kind of. There is nothing new in this track that I havent heard before. It's just empty. It doesnt have any energy. It's funny, really. Very amusing. 05/10
09. Pioneer Skies - Tweakers Delight to say the least. This is what they want to sound like. This is their essence but there's only one problem: they had the inspiration but not enough time to develop it. 07/10
10. The Test - Ah, excellent. Really good. Setting Sun without the distortion. Very bluesy, country, mixed with trip's, chicks, and wild hips
My favourite on the album. Note: this is the first time I preffer the last track on the album more than the others. 09/10
This album is a journey and I truly believe they always wanted to come to this level and it looks like they finally made their dreams come true.
IMHO. this is not their best album. DYOH & EPD are the deep ones while Surrender IMHO still remains their worst album.
NOTE: This is only my standpoint on the album. Dont start dissing me cause you think that this track rulez, this doesnt..etc.