new tortoise album is streaming.
whats your guys opinion on it?
i for one absolutely love it
I like it much more than i was expecting to. A couple tracks drag it down but there are some real jammers too. Especially yonder blue, i was not excited about the guest vocal tracks at all and that was a nice surprise.
Been listening to it since the leak. It's grown on me but I'm still finding it uneven and slightly disappointing. Then again I'm a huge fan so I was a little too hyped for my own good.
Also, Beacons is criminally underrated and is their third or maybe even second best album (obviously nothing tops MNLWND)
Gesceap is definitely a top 10 Tortoise track. Yonder Blue would be really nice if the vocals weren't buried in the mix. Rock On is weird, it sounds like a parody of shitty hard rock except it's played completely straight
I'm in my late 30's and got the self-titled record shortly after it came out. It makes me a bit sad that this is the first new stuff from Tortoise many of you are hearing. This doesn't sound fresh at all. Just a bunch of friends getting together to jam. No interest in presenting a cohesive or ambitious vision.
That being said, some of the tracks are pleasant. I'll still listen to this and enjoy it. Maybe it will grow on me.