Wonky Album Review

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Wonky Album Review

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Is anybody who is fortunate to have got hold of a copy of "Wonky" ready to review it yet?

You know who you are!!

I am very eager to listen to it (as is everybody else!) and I have read Loopz' review a few times already.
I think we need a thread for the fans to review the Album too...
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I will post a review tomorrow once I've had time to listen to it a few times and to sober up as I went round to a mates house tonight (who has an AMAZING sound system) to listen to the promo) and have had a few drinks.

I definitely get a lot of what Loopz said in his review though and will make mention of this when i post tomorrow.
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Good stuff Badger!!

Cant wait!! Really excited about the imminent official realease of the album...
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one thing i would say is that "Stringy Acid" sounds a lot like early 808 State. Like something from their "90" album..it's brilliant. Great nod to where it all started. Can't wait to hear this live.
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Badger wrote:one thing i would say is that "Stringy Acid" sounds a lot like early 808 State. Like something from their "90" album..it's brilliant. Great nod to where it all started. Can't wait to hear this live.
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I would like to know what the track lengths are too please if somebody is wiiling to comment.
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Memly - it's at the bottom of my review - here

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1). One Big Moment (6.16)
2). Straight Sun (5.28)
3). Never (4.43)
4). New France featuring Zola Jesus (4.47)
5). Distractions (7.04)
6). Stringy Acid (5.19)
7). Beelzedub (4.54)
8). Wonky featuring Lady Leshurr (6.13)
9). Where Is It Going? (5.50)
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ahh Loopz posted the link as i posted lol
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Thanks guys!!!
I forget about the rest of the blog... my web browser just loads up the forum everytime.

I should know better I know.. :?
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Badger wrote:ahh Loopz posted the link as i posted lol
Shouldnt you be sleeping off a squiffy head?

Isnt it 12.46 am in Sydney? On a school night??

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I was..yes...now it's just finished...and i must say another gripe I have about this album is that several tracks seem to end abruptly. This is especially true of Wonky and Where Is It Going? (which ends WAY too sharply for a closing track.) And yes it's now 1am and i really should get to bed for a school nite...lol
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been too excited all day with Orbital new albumness
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Once I've heard it a few more times, I'll give a more detailed review of it :wink:

For now I will say this. Stringy Acid is absolutley amazing!!! Wonky vocal mix is a lot better than I thought it would be (it works well with lyrics) then beat is alot better than the DJ version and I think Beelzedub is great too (I know there are going to be a few out there that think it isn't).

And I agree with Badger that some tracks end far too quickly especially Where is it Going? (Something more like Styles ending would have been better, a bit more drawn out). The other being Wonky, which shouldn't have faded out IMO.

The album flows really well right from beginning to end. I can see why they called it Wonky. It has that feel running all the way through it.

Overall, this is a fantastic album that is up there with the best. :applause

Stand out tracks for me are:

Stringy Acid [The best on the album]
Distractions
One Big Moment [Such a great feel to it]
New France [Really like this]
Never
Wonky [Better than I thought it would be. Smiled to myself while it was playing]
Beelzedub [ :twisted: ]

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Now I am overexcited. :) I can't wait for the album!!!!!

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