Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by Sussex Boy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:33 pm

1. Love Ire & Song
2. England Keep My Bones
3. Poetry of the Deed
4. TAPE DECK HEART
5. Sleep Is for the Week
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by Tension Head » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:11 pm

1. Sleep Is For The Week
2. Love, Ire & Song
3. EKMB
4. Poetry of the Deed
5. Tape Deck Heart

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by DieselBenz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:22 pm

I think Tape Deck Heart might actually be my favorite ... though, as a couple others have said, it's hard to rank an album that hasn't had time yet to fully mesh into your life against ones that are built into a lot of memories. Plus I've flipflopped on favorites in the past and could do again. Right now:
1. TDH
2. EKMB
3. Love, Ire & Song
4. Sleep is for the Week
5. Poetry of the Deed

I hate ranking albums from my favorite artists, because it's always painful to put one "last." I.e., my least-favorite Frank album is still one of my favorite albums of all-time.
2011: 8/26, 28, 11/4(x2); 2012: 2/21, 22, 23, 24, 3/9, 11, 12, 18, 9/8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 28, 29, 30; 2013: 6/5, 6, 7(x2), 8, 7/26, 31, 8/1, 2, 10/4, 5, 11/16, 19, 29(X2). 2014: 6/4. 2015: 3/8, 9(x2), 5/12, 13, 14, 15. 18

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by haveaparade » Wed May 01, 2013 11:40 am

1 - Love Ire & Song
2 - Campfire Punkrock
3 - England Keep My Bones
4 - Poetry Of The Deed
5 - Sleep Is For The Week
6 - Tape Deck Heart .... Not that it's a particularly bad album, it's been on repeat for me.. But just lacks something that was in the others.

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by Tomasz » Wed May 01, 2013 1:59 pm

1. Love ire and song
2. Poetry of the deed
3. tape deck heart
4. England keep my bones
5. sleep is for the week
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by Tomasz » Wed May 01, 2013 2:00 pm

haveaparade wrote:2 - Campfire Punkrock .
It's not an album, it's an EP. Real damage is a better EP too :P
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by ShirkHorse » Wed May 01, 2013 8:40 pm

1. England Keep My Bones
2. Tape Deck Heart
3. Love, Ire and Song
4. Sleep is for the Week
5. Poetry of the Deed

The top 3 are VERY close - I think Tape Deck Heart arguably edges Love, Ire and Song in terms of its lyrics, and overall sounding like an even more 'mature' album (which is high praise - Love, Ire and Song will always have a special place in my heart).

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by SpyKi » Thu May 02, 2013 12:24 pm

1. Love, Ire & Song
2. Sleep is for the Week
3. England, Keep My Bones
4. Tape Deck Heart
5. Poetry of the Deed

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by KangarooAlice » Thu May 02, 2013 4:40 pm

1. Love, Ire & Song
2. Sleep is for the Week
3. England Keep My Bones
4. Poetry of the Deed
5. Tape Deck Heart

It's not familiar enough to be anything other that no. 5 yet. It's really strange, I've suddenly gone from completely disliking this album to absolutely loving it. My little sister will be born in 5 days, and although fantastic, it certainly counts as a fairly significant change in life! TDH, especially Good & Gone seems to represent change frequently - it's been helpful and oddly comforting to hear songs this these. Without sounding like a complete loon, I always seem to discover FT albums just at the right time, when they can be of the most use! I shall make sure my sis listens to Tape Deck Heart (whether my long-suffering of FT Mum approves or not ;))
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by KangarooAlice » Tue May 07, 2013 7:28 pm

I know i've gone on about before, ah well! My little sister was born today, and although one of the loveliest things that has ever happened to me, after 19 years as an only child it is a fairly surreal feeling! I've had TDH on all day, and it perfectly suited the situation :) I really did think the album was about sadness, but turns out it's about change too? :)
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by Blonde » Tue May 07, 2013 9:30 pm

Hmmmm it might go something like this:

1) Love, Ire & Song
2) England Keep My Bones

~~~~~~~big void~~~~~~~~~~~
3) Poetry Of The Deed
=4)Tape Deck Heart
=4) Sleep Is For The Week

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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by smige2 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 am

At the moment I think Tape Deck Heart might be my least favourite. I feel bad saying this because it's clearly a good album - it's Frank's best in terms of production and musicianship, and the music and lyrics are all very good. The problem I have is that there are quite a few songs I can't really relate to. Frank's music is all about inclusivity, which is why songs like Photosynthesis are so great, it's hard to imagine anybody not relating to them. Whereas the songs on TDH seem quite specific to a certain situation so lack that universal appeal - I feel a little alienated when I listen to some of them. That said, there are some songs I really love, such as Losing Days, Four Simple Words and Polaroid Picture. Maybe one day I'll relate to the others more, I don't know.
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by norelation » Wed May 08, 2013 12:27 pm

Frank's music is all about inclusivity, which is why songs like Photosynthesis are so great, it's hard to imagine anybody not relating to them. Whereas the songs on TDH seem quite specific to a certain situation so lack that universal appeal
Seems a bit surprising. Father's Day (to take one example - there are plenty of others) is pretty specific to a certain situation and (although admittedly I've only seen Frank live 10 times) I've yet to see no one singing along to it. Have you never loved (and lost)? If you haven't, then I can understand you not relating to some of the tracks on TDH, but ten zillion purchasers of 21 can't be wrong, surely.

I find the whole notion of ranking music in this way slightly odd. If there is music that suits your particular mood at a particular time (as others in this thread have pointed out), then surely that can be true of parts of a musician's output, too? Sure, you can say that X or Y was a stand-out (and few could disagree that LIS is a benchmark album), but does it make much sense beyond that? And even if it does, what will you do with the information? Input it into your iPod listening frequency algorithm? Thought not.

TDH fits into our sound space. What more is there to know?
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by smige2 » Wed May 08, 2013 12:45 pm

norelation wrote:Have you never loved (and lost)?
Depends how you define losing - you have to gain first in order to "lose" in the sense I assume you mean. Personally I do relate to Father's Day, along with 95% of the songs Frank released prior to this album. I would like to reiterate though that I do think TDH is a really good record - it's just personal preference, really.
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Re: Where does Tape Deck Heart fit in?

Post by Sam Weston » Thu May 09, 2013 10:52 am

1. Love, Ire and Song
2. Tape Deck Heart
3. England Keep My Bones
4. Poetry of the Deed
5. Sleep is for the week

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