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« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2018, 10:12:01 AM »

I don't think there's an out and out stinker on there really, but it just doesn't coalesce as a whole. Not a satisfying listen if you play the whole thing. The tracks on their own are better suited to adding to your own playlists.


I think this could be used as a blanket statement for every post Holland Beach Boys album.

Are you really not satisfied when you complete your listening of TWGMTR? I mean, there may be some duds on there (though Iíve grown to like the duds) but as a whole it is a pretty satisfying listen...in that I donít take off my headphones and feel negative thoughts about the album. Overall itís a happy/good listening experience. But thatís just my opinion.

Personally, I love TWGMTR, but I think its partly due to my really getting into the catalog in the summer of 2012. It seems as the album approaches its sixth birthday, fan opinion isn't as positive. 

What a shame if thatís the case. Itís not perfect, but it certainly has really top-notch music on it. I wonder what itís reputation will be in 30 years.

Unfortunately, I think its rep will continue to decline as the novelty wears off.  That tends to happen with one off reunion albums.  Van Halen released a solid album earlier in 2012 that's been all but forgotten.  Fun fact, both the Van Halen and Beach Boys comeback albums missing hitting #1 on Billboard due to Adele.

For me, its one of my favorite BB albums.  Especially from a consistency standpoint. 

Ha ha, couldn't  stand it from the first listen. Yet again Hickory V is ahead of the curve  Razz
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« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »

I don't think there's an out and out stinker on there really, but it just doesn't coalesce as a whole. Not a satisfying listen if you play the whole thing. The tracks on their own are better suited to adding to your own playlists.


I think this could be used as a blanket statement for every post Holland Beach Boys album.

Are you really not satisfied when you complete your listening of TWGMTR? I mean, there may be some duds on there (though Iíve grown to like the duds) but as a whole it is a pretty satisfying listen...in that I donít take off my headphones and feel negative thoughts about the album. Overall itís a happy/good listening experience. But thatís just my opinion.

Personally, I love TWGMTR, but I think its partly due to my really getting into the catalog in the summer of 2012. It seems as the album approaches its sixth birthday, fan opinion isn't as positive. 

What a shame if thatís the case. Itís not perfect, but it certainly has really top-notch music on it. I wonder what itís reputation will be in 30 years.

Unfortunately, I think its rep will continue to decline as the novelty wears off.  That tends to happen with one off reunion albums.  Van Halen released a solid album earlier in 2012 that's been all but forgotten.  Fun fact, both the Van Halen and Beach Boys comeback albums missing hitting #1 on Billboard due to Adele.

For me, its one of my favorite BB albums.  Especially from a consistency standpoint. 

Itís beginning to grow on me that way too. Years back I really disliked the inclusion of ĎDaybreakí but now I think it really fits, and probably has the most ethereal sounding harmonies on the album. Same with ĎBeaches In Mindí - Iíve found its really just a fun harmless song.

Shame there wasnít a second reunion album. But Iím really glad we got this one.
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« Reply #152 on: February 10, 2018, 11:12:04 AM »

I don't think there's an out and out stinker on there really, but it just doesn't coalesce as a whole. Not a satisfying listen if you play the whole thing. The tracks on their own are better suited to adding to your own playlists.


I think this could be used as a blanket statement for every post Holland Beach Boys album.

Are you really not satisfied when you complete your listening of TWGMTR? I mean, there may be some duds on there (though Iíve grown to like the duds) but as a whole it is a pretty satisfying listen...in that I donít take off my headphones and feel negative thoughts about the album. Overall itís a happy/good listening experience. But thatís just my opinion.

Personally, I love TWGMTR, but I think its partly due to my really getting into the catalog in the summer of 2012. It seems as the album approaches its sixth birthday, fan opinion isn't as positive. 

What a shame if thatís the case. Itís not perfect, but it certainly has really top-notch music on it. I wonder what itís reputation will be in 30 years.

Unfortunately, I think its rep will continue to decline as the novelty wears off.  That tends to happen with one off reunion albums.  Van Halen released a solid album earlier in 2012 that's been all but forgotten.  Fun fact, both the Van Halen and Beach Boys comeback albums missing hitting #1 on Billboard due to Adele.

For me, its one of my favorite BB albums.  Especially from a consistency standpoint. 

Itís beginning to grow on me that way too. Years back I really disliked the inclusion of ĎDaybreakí but now I think it really fits, and probably has the most ethereal sounding harmonies on the album. Same with ĎBeaches In Mindí - Iíve found its really just a fun harmless song.

Shame there wasnít a second reunion album. But Iím really glad we got this one.

I've grown to.appreciate Daybreak more as well.   I've always liked Beaches in Mind. 

A follow up would've been nice, but I couldnt imagine a more fitting studio swan song than Summer's Gone. 
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