The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You [2020]

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Tracklist:

1. The Avalanches - Ghost Story (Feat. Orono)
2. The Avalanches - Song for Barbara Payton
3. The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You (Feat. Blood Orange)
4. The Avalanches - The Divine Chord (Feat. MGMT & Johnny Marr)
5. The Avalanches - Solitary Ceremonies
6. The Avalanches - Interstellar Love (Feat. Leon Bridges)
7. The Avalanches - Ghost Story Pt. 2 (Feat. Orono & Leon Bridges)
8. The Avalanches - Reflecting Light (Feat. Sananda Maitreya & Vashti Bunyan)
9. The Avalanches - Carrier Waves
10. The Avalanches - Oh the Sunn! (Feat. Perry Farrell)
11. The Avalanches - We Go On (Feat. Cola Boyy & Mick Jones)
12. The Avalanches - Star Song.IMG
13. The Avalanches - Until Daylight Comes (Feat. Tricky)
14. The Avalanches - Wherever You Go (Feat. Jamie Xx, Neneh Cherry & CLYPSO)
15. The Avalanches - Music Makes Me High
16. The Avalanches - Pink Champagne
17. The Avalanches - Take Care of Your Dreaming (Feat. Denzel Curry, Tricky & Sampa the Great)
18. The Avalanches - Overcome
19. The Avalanches - Gold Sky (Feat. Kurt Vile)
20. The Avalanches - Always Black (Feat. Pink Siifu)
21. The Avalanches - Dial D for Devotion (Feat. Karen O)
22. The Avalanches - Running Red Lights (Feat. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu)
23. The Avalanches - Born to Lose
24. The Avalanches - Music Is the Light (Feat. Cornelius & Kelly Moran)
25. The Avalanches - Weightless


I'm on my first listen, and so far it's fucking amazing. This might go straight to my top10 albums of this year.
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Just gave it a listen today. First impression was good- not as much my cup of tea as Since I Left You, but at a glance probably equal to Wildlfower. It'll take more than one spin to sink in for sure, though.

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I was a big fan of Since I Left You, and a HUGE fan of Wildflower, but none of the pre-release singles for this new one seemed to float my boat, however I listened to the full album a few times over the weekend and have concluded that it's actually pretty good. I mean, all in all it's probably my least favourite Avalanches record, but it's definitely not as weak as I'd anticipated.

I think my main issue with this new album is how they've traded some of their arrangement chops for guest vocal spots. In my opinion, Wildflower hit the perfect balance of including guests without putting them on a pedestal - it felt like the vocals were another instrument being used to drive the composition forward, whereas on WWALY, it feels like the guests own the songs.

But yeah, overall, I like it more than I don't. My personal highlights are We Go On, Music Makes Me High, Born to Lose and Music is the Light.

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Hot dog, thanks for the heads up! Totally missed this. Wildflowers never really grew on me, but I barely gave it a chance so gonna revisit that too. :mrgreen:
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Listened through once - I'm really digging it. I skipped Wildflower so I probably need to revisit that here soon, but SILY is still a top album for me. So damn good!

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Born To Lose and The Divine Chord are my favourites, gems, , but the entire album is a great experience.

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