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McFly - Young Dumb Thrills

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by D.Jay, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. MB


    So stellar and so much better than these last 2 mcfly releases.

    the BGT performance was ok, doesn’t seem to have done much for the song or album preorder on iTunes though.
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  2. Tonight Is The Night out Thursday.

  3. Not holding out too much hope these first 2 songs have been a bit meh to me. I think they’re possibly the worst songs in the entire McFly back catalogue.

    Wish they would of actually released The Lost Songs as an album now, the songs a much better even though they aren’t fully finished. Danny released a great EP and had an album recorded which was better than these song as well that they could of used.
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  5. Such a shame I’m not loving any of these songs. The Lost songs were SO good and these just feel like a real step down in terms of quality. Its all a bit... muddy. It’s like they’re struggling to find an identity this time around.

    My husband is their biggest fan and he is so disappointed.

    They really should have gone with that stadium sound seen on tracks like Red and particularly on Touch The Rain. They could’ve ascended to man band with that type of sound I feel.
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  6. Growing Up is my favourite of the three we've heard so far. This one sounds like a sombre sequel to Happiness, and I'm not a fan. It's a shame because the early descriptions from the press previews made it all sound very good.
  7. I actually quite like Tonight Is The Night!
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  8. They're releasing limited edition cassettes of each member (500 per member).

    Get them here if you want:
  9. It's probably my favourite of the three but nothing is making me excited for the album to be honest. I really liked some of The Lost Songs but I'm not sure what direction they're going in with this, it all seems a bit of a hotch potch.
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  10. "Tonight Is The Night" video.

  11. I don't know anything about this group, but they covered my favorite band Jellyfish, so that's weird and cool.
  12. Dougie wearing much too many clothes in that image.
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  13. Looks like they're taking a leaf out of Kylie's book, and will be "hiding" song titles from the album's tracklisting across the internet over the next 48 hours.

    Reckon there must be a bored intern at BMG this week.

    Titles that we know/have been found as far as I know:
    1. Happiness
    2. Growing Up
    3. Tonight Is The Night
    4. Head Up
    5. Special
    6. Young Dumb Thrills
    7. Not The End
    8. Wild And Young
    9. Like I Can
    10. Another Song About Love
    11. Back To School
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2020
  14. Remember, this is released Friday. I know we're all VERY excited! He says with more than a hint of sarcasm.

    They've also released some new merch, if you're into that. Some of it is kinda cute:
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  15. I received my signed copy in the post today and in two minds whether to play it or sell it.
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  16. I didn’t buy it because I didn’t like any of the songs so far... if I were you, sell it
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  17. Listening now (so you don't have to!)

    Thoughts behind the spoiler so I don't take up your screen with my rambling.
    "Another Song About Love" and "You're Not Special" are nice, but given the album opens with "Happiness" which we were all lukewarm towards upon its release the only way was up...

    Dougie has some lead vocals on "Head Up" I think, and while it's always nice to have him pop up from time to time, his vocals are rarely as strong as Tom's and Danny's and usually serve better in the background, and that's true here too. If the album as a whole was stronger I probably wouldn't mind this so much.

    "Young Dumb Thrills" includes a feature from RAT BOY - seeing that name I assumed it would be James Bourne(!) - but as it turns out, it's not. This is probably the most surprising track on the album, and my immediate favourite. Its placement in the tracklisting works well coming before "Growing Up" which has a similar sound and is one I liked a lot when it was released.

    "Like I Can" and "Not The End" are both a bit of a slog to get through. "Like I Can" picks up a bit about a third of the way through with a little synth bleeping away in the background which is a bit of a cliche production trick, but it's nice to hear something like that on a McFly song. Both are probably my least favourite on the album though.

    All in all, a bit disappointing given their potential, and I hate to say I prefer "The Lost Songs" as a collection compared to this given that its made up of discarded material. I guess a problem for McFly with this album is that they've tried to mature (which is expected) while maintaining a link to their past and the result just isn't great. ":("
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  18. Do we get to hear more Danny, so far it’s been Tom heavy and I think Danny is by far a better vocalist... I think it’s strange they went from The Lost Songs where they wanted Danny to be lead vocalist to so far barely having him on a song!
  19. Are they still on a major label?
  20. I don't quite remember from my listen earlier, but I feel like it was more Tom than Danny overall.
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