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shane_b 06-03-2015 08:49 PM

My view on the album now
 
Not posted here in a while, but upon the album release I was straight on here to slate it and say how different it was to his old stuff and also that I wasn't keen.

Months on of listening on and off, it's really grown on me and feels like a genuine step in the right direction for Damien especially with the clarity and closeness of the tracks.

Anyone else feel the same or has your opinions gone in the opposite direction ?

damien lisa 06-03-2015 09:22 PM

i heard someone who's a huge fan of damo then gave up on his music after I dont want to change u

o has grown on me. This album go the opposite direction. First, i was amazed by "8 years factor". Then, it's just "another" not "favourite faded fantasy"

cookienator 06-03-2015 11:04 PM

I think that's the beauty of his music. The more you listen to it, the more you understand and relate to it. I remember when I first heard his album I didn't care for Long Long Way or Trusty and True that much, but now after listening to them a bagillion times, I can really feel his emotion and his struggle to understand life. And that in turn makes me think about my own and how real everything he's singing about is. I know a lot of people said this whole album was about Lisa, but I don't agree. I think she influenced it for sure, but to me every song is about himself and his own self-discovery, which makes it even more powerful. Every song on that album is a masterpiece because of it's honesty, it's just a matter of how long it takes you to feel it.

And I agree that it's the right step for him, not because of the miniscule amount we know of his baggage, but because he is an individual trying to figure out his life like the rest of us. And by creating an album about that, it shows his growth and maturity as an artist and a person. I can't wait to hear more.

verenita 06-03-2015 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by cookienator (Post 382772)
I remember when I first heard his album I didn't care for Long Long Way or Trusty and True that much.


lol. those were the songs that i liked the most from the very beginning :D i couldnīt decide which one i liked better. i loved and felt the record back then and i do it know... and iīm happy for that :)

damien lisa 06-04-2015 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by cookienator (Post 382772)
I know a lot of people said this whole album was about Lisa, but I don't agree. I think she influenced it for sure, but to me every song is about himself and his own self-discovery, which makes it even more powerful.

"just another phase of finding what I really need". I think damo is his muse himself. All the song is abt him, or his willy:smiley12:

carrroline 06-04-2015 10:15 AM

interesting question… I don't have a definite answer though.

To be honest, I hardly ever listen to the album, but then again I hardly ever listen to o or 9 either.

Some songs have grown on me.
Change you, for example, I really didn't like that one at first, but my phone's shuffle mode decided to play it last week, and I loved it. The falsetto in MFFF as well.

In general, I still prefer his live stuff to any record.
And the heartbreaking, angry and nasty unreleased stuff… (I think I would have loved the album that he didn't finish :D )

verenita 06-04-2015 02:17 PM

i prefer live versions too, especially because he doesnīt rely on what has been proven to work for a song. he always push himself further and he keeps the awesomeness of the songs. however, i love the studio versions as well. i think they show how they sound in damienīs mind and all the work and care he thinks they diserve.

carrroline 06-05-2015 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by verenita (Post 382780)
however, i love the studio versions as well. i think they show how they sound in damienīs mind and all the work and care he thinks they diserve.

:) I love your point of view on this. (and I can see how mine sounds a bit ungrateful towards the hard work in the studio —sorry damien :p )

verenita 06-05-2015 02:04 PM

lol :) not ungrateful at all. liking something better doesnīt mean to dislike the rest of the stuff, does it? ;)

acquadigio 06-07-2015 06:24 PM

Song that grew the most on me is I don't want to change you.
And Long long way has become one of my all time favorites. Best song of the album for me.

I only listen to live footage after each show but rarely play them again later. In some way I prefer album versions, 'cos O and MFFF are still on my everyday playlist. It's hard to explain but I just love the emotion in Damien's studio voices, the deep and complex inner feeling such as love, hate, frustration, hope, anger ... he has put into the songs through his voice and music, which makes me strongly moved everytime

borneoman 06-09-2015 07:29 AM

Iīm still listening to the album a lot... mostly cos I bought it on vinyl, then I bought a record player but I got like 3 records only, so MFFF gets played a lot, has little competition :)

I loved the album since day one, and still love it now, even a little bit more... after the live shows Iīm totally addicted to Long Long Way, could listen to it on a loop, just this song, all day every day

The one song that has finally clicked is It Takes a Lot, still not a 10 for me cos some of the lyrics are too banal, but almost there... same for Change You, still a bit too Delicate-esque and some lyrics are cheesy (the manger part) but the rest of lyrics are great (I can wait without waiting)

I also watch a lot of youtubes together with the album versions. What Iīm a bit tired of is listening to the bootlegs, not doing it much anymore, prefer the youtube videos...

amyyhc 06-09-2015 06:28 PM

I've loved this album since its release, and my favorite is a tie between Colour Me In and Long Long Way.

Colour Me In really grew on me after listening to this album on repeat for a few weeks. I love how simple yet beautiful this song is, and the lyrics really drew me in as well.

I enjoyed Long Long Way but it truly touched me after seeing it performed live at the Beacon Theatre this past spring. The whole experience was dramatic and haunting, plus the combination of the two instruments was brilliant.

mikerennie 06-09-2015 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by amyyhc (Post 382809)
I've loved this album since its release, and my favorite is a tie between Colour Me In and Long Long Way.

Colour Me In really grew on me after listening to this album on repeat for a few weeks. I love how simple yet beautiful this song is, and the lyrics really drew me in as well.

I enjoyed Long Long Way but it truly touched me after seeing it performed live at the Beacon Theatre this past spring. The whole experience was dramatic and haunting, plus the combination of the two instruments was brilliant.

Agreed wholeheartedly.

Amy- Have you heard the Boston version of Long Long way where he did a snippet of Cold Water? ...Chilling.

amyyhc 06-10-2015 12:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mikerennie (Post 382810)
Agreed wholeheartedly.

Amy- Have you heard the Boston version of Long Long way where he did a snippet of Cold Water? ...Chilling.

Yes! I believe someone linked it on another thread in this forum. LOVE that live performance as well.

eskimoeason 06-11-2015 06:32 PM

I myself did pretty lot in writing, art and design with a huge passion for music and friends in these fields, I have also got knowing really heaps of artists, designers, writers, musicians of the late as well as the alive, everything all comes down to what one really thinks and does accordingly, all these forms of self expression are no more than just media through which one's thoughts are realised and the communication with the external is done. It is about one's bigger inner world of being who they really are.

To do what Damien does, completely being honest, genuine and true to himself, really very few people can achieve, let alone his talent in translating all his thoughts, emotions along with many other things into subtle music consistently and with extremely indentifiable personal identity and the more beyond that which i eventually figured out is humanity.

people always say we should not judge others based on their physical appearances and their wearing, that is a very naive view, everything about us either visible or invisible frankly speaks who we really but it does need skills and experiences to develop a better understanding which should be not a problem if art and similar kinds have accompanied you through your past lives. Because of this, with every move Damien has made as well as many other things about him, he is truly a remarkable human being.

I myself definitely do not worship him but admiration to him is for sure. If we had some more human beings like him in other so called creative fields, the world would be way much better.

cille 06-13-2015 08:16 AM

I still haven't been able to listen through the whole thing yet :smiley24:
It just doesn't do it for me, and some i siimply can't stand to listen to. I hope seeing Damien live in August will change my mind. Still, just glad to have him back in the game.

damien lisa 05-01-2016 09:37 AM

how different the third album is. O and 9 have strong connection between songs http://www.eskimofriends.com/forum/s...t=14876&page=7

Mahesh 05-05-2016 04:02 AM

Personally for me, I think I always will like any music he would put out simply because of the kind of the artist and singer songwriter Damo is. He isn't like many. He's not afraid to be vulnerable and give it all away in his music. So every song has a genuine story, usually of pain, behind it. Only a few artists have moved me so much like this to be able to listen and relate to anything they put out, Damien is one of em. I hope he stays that way.

Another Fool 05-05-2016 12:21 PM

I liked the album when it came out, but wasn't in love with certain things.

Over time I've come to love the entire album. The only thing I wish was that "It Takes a Lot to Know a Man" had some aspects of the live outro included, and for Mustard Seeds to have made the final cut.

Bjerreskov 05-06-2016 04:27 PM

I felt and still feel like this is his weakest album. The only song from here I would put in a Damo top 10 is The Box. On the other hand, I would probably put Mustard Seeds at the top of that list (or maybe 2nd after Elephant). So I'm frustrated that it got cut from the album, and we have to settle for YouTube recordings with poor audio.


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