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boyd
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I'm sure we'll get some not-so-good reviews but - since these are the first, thought I'd post them. Some of you obviously already found the Boston piece. If you have the time, leave a comment on any site who goes to the trouble to review the band. Even larger entities sometimes rarely get comments. Or at least, click "like" on the fb button on the Boston review if u like it Smile. Thanks

The Melodic.net 4.5 out of 5. I especially loved Hendrik's last line.

The Phoenix (Boston). This guy (Luke O'neil) seriously knows how to engage an audience. I freaking love his review. "Eisley are a bunch of damn hypocrites". So brilliant.

Also - don't forget about this tomorrow http://on.fb.me/fOoCSH (More radio)

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I really, really enjoyed the Boston review.
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The_Paronomasial_Mattoid
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Here's a LC thread I made with a link to one that hasn't gone up yet.

http://www.eisley.com/laughingcity/viewtopic.php?t=38274

The site put "The Valley" at #9 for their "25 Albums We're Plain Stoked For"...

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inorbit
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The good press doesn't surprise me a bit. It's probably going to get a lot thicker. Some really good stuff on that album

And they don't have a negative label association working against them any more (in fact, their label seems to be doing the right things, and more importantly, letting them do the right things).
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olimario
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That melodic.com review looks like 3.5/5.
I can't wait to use these reviews to promote the album to friends.
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The_Paronomasial_Mattoid
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Found this today:

http://www.kansan.com/news/2011/feb/03/q-sherri-dupree-bemis-eisley/

It's not a review, but an interview talking about the new album.

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kulvir wrote:
I bet R. Kelly approves of peeing in the shower.

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Nowhere Man wrote:
mr pine wrote:
is there a difference between dubstep and techno?
you know besides the name?

techno: uhnd chik uhnd chik uhnd chik uhnd chik
dubstep: BOOM Chik.. Boom Boom Boom Chik.. PEOOOWWwwww BOOM BOWowoWOWoWOWow zipzipzipzipzipwoowooowoow EEEEEeeeeeerrr BOOM BOOM BOOM Splat!
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The_Paronomasial_Mattoid
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http://www.newspressnow.com/st-joe-live/26736017/detail.html

A review from News Press of St. Joseph, MO.

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kulvir wrote:
I bet R. Kelly approves of peeing in the shower.

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Nowhere Man wrote:
mr pine wrote:
is there a difference between dubstep and techno?
you know besides the name?

techno: uhnd chik uhnd chik uhnd chik uhnd chik
dubstep: BOOM Chik.. Boom Boom Boom Chik.. PEOOOWWwwww BOOM BOWowoWOWoWOWow zipzipzipzipzipwoowooowoow EEEEEeeeeeerrr BOOM BOOM BOOM Splat!
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inorbit
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^^^^
nice in that it's complementary, but to suggest that the new stuff is a move in a gothier direction for Eisley is stretching it a looooooong way. Maybe if your starting point is If You're Wondering?

1) Don't hear so much of that in the new stuff in the first place- if there are those shades in there I'd say they tint Mr. Moon a lot more than Better Love. If anything, mr moon and better love sound proggy to me- sad and smarter are straight up new wave revival, and the valley and ambulance, nice though they may be, are straight ahead pop (complete with canned strings).

2) More importantly, it reveals a complete unfamiliarity with Eisley's back catalogue
viz, Marvelous Things/OTM/etc. have WAY gothier/darkwave/neopsy kinds of influences than anything they wrote while at Warner.

...not to mention some of their earlier stuff (Dream for me/Sleepy Head/Blackened Crown) that go further than "influence" - more like self-conscious genre adherence.

By today's standards it seems anything that both ever modulates out of a major key and has a beat is automatically "gothy", I guess.
Maybe the current batch of young music journalists should try actually listening to some music one of these days.
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The Man In The Moon
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hahaha it's like my idea that the only thing that is remotely punk about pop punk these days is the fact that whoever's singing the song is in a band. other than that, most things considered pop punk are really just straight up pop music marketed towards the underground scene to seem alternative and edgy.
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Mystic210
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Yeah, I have no idea what this site/blog/newspaper is, I just did a quick search on the Valley and I found this.

This one is pretty good (good as in positive and good explaination wise):

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/dailyloaf/2011/02/10/cd-review-eisley -the-valley/
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inorbit
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Not a bad one at all that...

It occurs to me that an advantage of having one of the more compelling cover designs in the history of popular music is that everyone loves to post pictures of it. Can't hurt!
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Kit
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I have the new Under the Radar and they only gave it a 5 out of 10...

Eisley's third album is pegged as their breakup album. In the four years since the band's last album, the DuPree sisters have endured three failed relationships - four if you count the split from their former label, Warner Bros. The Valley is often angrier, with heavier guitars in place of the airier soundscapes of the band's past work. Such tracks as "Smarter" and "Please" blister with the ire of love gone bad. The lamentable part of this is that often the amped guitars come off leaning a bit too close to Evanescence territory. But the tunes are imminently enjoyable and the interplay among the DuPrees' voices is always thrilling. Here, the good thing for listeners was the bad thing for band members; the breakups lend a lyrical and affective heft to the proceedings. And "Ambulance" may well be the best breakup song of the year, equal parts fragility, grace, pain, and resilience.
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olimario
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Glowing text review but lackluster score.
Wish the reviewer would elaborate.
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Mystic210
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^^

Exactly, that's kind of weird. Unless he/she REALLY doesn't like Evanescence, it almost seems like a positive review!
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tahruh
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Well, Evanescence were/are pretty horrendous... That said, if I read that without the foreknowledge of their score, I would have definitely expected at least a 7/10. Bizarre.
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