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#541 ThaiNoodles

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

I really don't think Nocto is better than Octahedron. I'd put them about equal. Neither album even comes close to touching temulant through bedlam. Actually, if you took twilight, SWBW desperate graves, and copernicus off of octa and replaced them with In absentia, lapochka, noctourniquet and Zed and two naughts, it would be better than either album. Just call it Noctahedron.


Maybe one day I can come over to your house and show you how to burn CDs with the songs you want and in order that you want them in.


Maybe one day you can quit being such a little dick sucker.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Maybe one day...

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

I like The Mars Volta.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

I like big gay black guys with boners




EDIT: My bad. That wasn't supposed to be quoted. :whistling:

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

I really don't think Nocto is better than Octahedron. I'd put them about equal. Neither album even comes close to touching temulant through bedlam. Actually, if you took twilight, SWBW desperate graves, and copernicus off of octa and replaced them with In absentia, lapochka, noctourniquet and Zed and two naughts, it would be better than either album. Just call it Noctahedron.


Maybe one day I can come over to your house and show you how to burn CDs with the songs you want and in order that you want them in.


Maybe one day you can quit being such a little dick sucker.


No seriously. You can take songs and put them in order you want it's so cool I do it all the time.

You could merge your favorite tracks of Noctourniquet and Octahedron to make the "Noctahedron" album you have always dreamed of!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:34 AM

I like The Mars Volta.


Get out of here, this thread is only for butthurt fans who want Jon Theodore back.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:29 AM

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

I think that there were a lot of B-sides on Nocto. It would have been a better album if it was shorter. I feel that it had a lot of dead weight. I think an EP of 6 songs would have been fantastic.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

The rock album (with some ballads)

1. "Teflon"
2. "Cotopaxi"
3. "Desperate Graves"
4. "Luciforms"
5. "Dyslexicon"
6. "Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound"
7. "Lapochka"
8. "In Absentia"
9. "Molochwalker"
10. "Noctourniquet"
11. "Zed and Two Naughts"


The "acoustic" album (with some rock)

1. "Since We've Been Wrong"
2. "Halo of Nembutals"
3. "With Twilight as My Guide"
4. "Copernicus"
5. "The Whip Hand"
6. "Aegis"
7. "The Malkin Jewel"
8. "Imago"
9. "Trinkets Pale of Moon"
10. "Vedamalady"

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:32 AM

can we get angry about this like people get angry about Frances the Mute?

WHY ARE YOU CHANGING THE MASTERPIECES WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

I think that there were a lot of B-sides on Nocto. It would have been a better album if it was shorter. I feel that it had a lot of dead weight. I think an EP of 6 songs would have been fantastic.


You're not one to criticize, David.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:45 PM

So much mad in this thread.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:16 PM

...still?

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

I think that there were a lot of B-sides on Nocto. It would have been a better album if it was shorter. I feel that it had a lot of dead weight. I think an EP of 6 songs would have been fantastic.


That's how I listen to it:

1) The Whip Hand
2) Aegis
3) Dyslexicon
4) The Malkin Jewel
5) In Absentia
6) Zed & Two Naughts

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:48 AM

Surely Phil you have to admit that Noct is much better than Octa, yet (as far as I'm aware) still sold worse somehow. So there's definitely a problem there.

And even besides that, the band was "cursed" with a surge of popularity surrounding the release of De-Loused, partly due to ATDI's legacy. They were more widely known than any prog band should ever be by the laws of pop culture, so their album sales were doomed to dwindle over time. As Alderetism said, they had a huge momentum back then and it could only go downhill from there. Every single album has had less sales than the last, with the exception of Bedlam. So by your logic, De-Loused was better than Frances which was better than Amp, but Bedlam was also better than Amp etc. And Noct was worse than Octa which... just isn't true. Surely you don't believe an album's sales are an indication of how good it is. And let's be honest, Frances most definitely sold that well because of marketing (The Widow, as iamisandisnt said). I mean, half of the album is ambient noise.

Noct may have better songs, but Oct sounds better.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

Octo sounds like a compressed compression pedal going through a compression effect with compression filters on it set to compress.

Also, it sounds compressy.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

I think that there were a lot of B-sides on Nocto. It would have been a better album if it was shorter. I feel that it had a lot of dead weight. I think an EP of 6 songs would have been fantastic.


That's how I listen to it:

1) The Whip Hand
2) Aegis
3) Dyslexicon
4) The Malkin Jewel
5) In Absentia
6) Zed & Two Naughts



Yes, these are the same 6 I would pick as well. I think that they make a strong statement. The rest of the album, though it does coincide in style does not coincide in strength. It may be hackneyed but that does not mean that it is not true: Less is more.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

Nocto sounds like a compressed compression pedal going through a compression effect with compression filters on it set to compress.

Also, it sounds compressy.

FTFY

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

Nocto sounds like a compressed compression pedal going through a compression effect with compression filters on it set to compress.

Also, it sounds compressy.

FTFY

DID YOU WRITE THAT IN ALL CAPS ON PURPOSE?




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