Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder

Tonight I'm seeing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Fun! I'll be leaving within an hour or so since I'm taking a greyhound bus which takes about 3x as long as it would to go directly. This entry will feature a track that was subject to much confusion, the title track to CYHSY's newest album Some Loud Thunder. Two versions of the album leaked, the only difference being the first track. One had the same "Some Loud Thunder" recording that was on the tour EP with Architecture in Helsinki though there was some additional guitar overdubbing. The second was a version at a slower tempo and with so much vocal distortion it made the Knife's vocals sound unproduced. Once the cd hit stores it was clear that the second version was retail, but as far as I'm aware, it's still a mystery regarding the first version of the song. This version is much better in my opinion. I can barely listen to the album version honestly. With the horrendous production and general presentation, it's like tossing poop at a great painting. Live though- I'll be happy to hear it tonight.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder

To comment on the rest of the album, some of it is fantastic and on the quality of the first record, namely "Satan Said Dance" and "Yankee Go Home." However as a whole it isn't nearly as consistent as it's predecessor with some tracks that feel like just mere filler. Some people are loving this record. Some hate it with a fiery passion. I say it's okay, nothing more. Maybe a 7.6 out of 10 on the ridiculous pfork scale.

Now for a wonderfully crappy fan video featuring the album version:

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder @ Amazon.com

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