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[–]GracelessBeast 15 points16 points  (2 children)

As someone who often suffers from inability to communicate with people in “normal” ways and who gets exhausted from seemingly ordinary social interactions, I was also deeply touched by this album. It seems like it was made for people who suffer from fear of being alone, but at the same time feel themselves uncomfortable around other people, and that’s exactly my situation. I admit that it’s not the best album, but it’s probably the most relatable and touching for me, at least at the moment.

[–]chs234Avalanches in my mind[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing :)

[–]Final-Appointment112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for sharing. I can totally relate. I use artwork and writing to communicate in the most effective ways. I’m the quiet loner in the corner lol. I love this album. But you’re bang on. I can totally relate. I am fairly alone. I’m afraid I always will be…..but not being alone is stressful…

[–]Margrave75 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Rapidly becoming my favourite album of theirs.

I really CANNOT. WAIT. to hear the new songs performed live in Dublin in September.

[–]SugarMouseOnReddit 14 points15 points  (9 children)

The new album is wonderful. As far as The Alcott ... I love the song, but don't love the decision to include it on this album. Sounds out of place here. To my ears, it plays like a business decision (which I understand) rather than a creative decision.

[–]thereverandbishop 3 points4 points  (8 children)

This seems like bait. How is it the only song worth mentioning. It very much ties in to the theme of the album. Especially if you think of the Alcott as a rehab or ward and not some classy joint...

[–]SugarMouseOnReddit 6 points7 points  (7 children)

I hear you on the theme. That fits w the album. I guess it’s the Taylor vocal being so dominant that makes it feel out of place here to my ears. Maybe a better fit on IAETF which had loads of dominant female vocals. Here we have Your Mind and This Isn’t Helping where the female vocals are harmonic and not lead. Just my opinion.

[–]tomsprigs 2 points3 points  (4 children)

i agree taylors voice is dominant and she’s trying to show off her vocal range, she’s doing too much and it takes you out of it

[–]thereverandbishop 0 points1 point  (3 children)

This seems like a personal dilemma, not an opinion nor criticism...

[–]tomsprigs 0 points1 point  (2 children)

yes. listening to music is a personal experience.

i was not criticizing at all. i’m sure a lot of people love that song and i’m happy for them they have it.

[–]thereverandbishop 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ahh I guess you used the word you in the me sense..

[–]tomsprigs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah whoops. by “you” i meant me when i am listening to it . not “you” as in you specifically or everyone who listens to it.

[–]thereverandbishop 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How did you feel about I am Easy to Find?

[–]SugarMouseOnReddit 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I love IAETF. It’s one of my favorite albums ever made by anyone.

[–]Full-Atmosphere-4818 5 points6 points  (0 children)

TFTPOF is already out of my listening rotation. But "Your Mind Is Not Your Friend" is a really great song that appeals to by Buddhist sensibilities about "mind." I also really like Ice Machines. I am glad a lot of other people are getting a lot out of the album! If you look at YouTube, there are some people (many actually) who feel the same about "I Am Easy To Find." It got them where some of their other works did not.

[–]thereverandbishop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How can a lyricist be a good lyricist and not say things that appear insignificant...

[–]Fluffy_Juggernaut_15spinning and quiet 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fan to fan, it genuinely makes me glad that you feel that way, really, so don’t take what I’m about to say the wrong way but.. this album just doesn’t do it for me, at all. There are still a couple of really great moments - like the intro to Alien and then the guitar part later in the song.. I’d still kill to see them on this tour - even if they only played songs from Frankenstein. I’m glad they released it, they were on the brink of calling it quits and now it’s a ‘permanent piece’ of their history, which at this point is my own life’s history.. I’m still excited to see where they go from here.

[–]pohlished-swag 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The more I listen to this album, the harder it hits. Especially alcott, never thought I would say that. Why do I keep thinking that alcott, is about their relationship as a band and how they will be stronger than before, by remembering what brought them together in the first place. I just love it, and this can be applied to any relationship worth saving❤️