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    I just bought Bauhaus' new album yesterday, I'm listening to it right now.

    It's their first new studio release since 1983 I think, but there have been several recorded concerts, and all band members have made quite a lot of other albums in the meantime. It should also be the final Bauhaus album.

    I really like Bauhaus and I've also got lots of Peter Murphy, Love & Rockets, David J, etc. albums so I'll certainly appreciate this one too, but I'd be interested in opinions from other people here.

    After one listening, it seems to be good, though (of course) not as good as the original albums. But I suspect that some tracks will quite grow on me...

    Between this and the My Bloody Valentine concert in july, I feel like a gravedigger these days :).
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      CommentAuthoraduckworth
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2008 edited
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    Yeah, I'm pretty hesitant with these reunion albums and stuff, but Throbbing Gristle's surprised me, and the Bauhaus one is too. I wasn't originally going to pick it up, but I was told it actually wasn't too bad, so I went ahead and picked it up. Good stuff. Not brilliant or totally mind-blowing, but a solid record no less. I also think I noticed that there is only one song in a minor key, and that song happens to be a cover of one of their older songs. I'm happy to say my money was not poorly spent. Let's hope the MBV follows in this tradition...
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      CommentAuthortekende
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2008
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    Just picked this up a little while ago. I've listened to a little over half of it so far. I like it, I think, but I'm having trouble forming a solid opinion. I think what's bugging me is how it kind of seems like regression, given what the members of the band have gone on to do since Buahaus broke up twenty-five years ago.

    I really like "Endless Summer of the Damned." Beyond that, I'm going to have to listen to the whole thing a few times before I can really solidify my opinion.
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    I've listened to the record at least 5-6 times now, I really like it.
    It likely won't be my album of the year but a it's a good record nonetheless. There are a few very good tracks, Black Stone Heart and Adrenalin for example.
    So all in all, it could have been far, far worse and I'm quite happy with this album :).
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      CommentAuthorRudi
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2008
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    I like it and I think it's a worthy final album. The first part of it you can almost just see Daniel Ash in your head just going crazy with Hendrix's wah wah pedal. The last half has the dark and moody tracks. I like how they used the first takes of each song and it feels a little raw in this age of polish and protools. The part on the Mirror Remains where Peter says.."Solo...There's a guitar solo of some kind there..", and Daniel answers back "This is the Solo!" is classic.
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      CommentAuthorRudi
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2008
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    from the usual official sources, www.danielash.org, www.loveandrockets.org, and www.coachella.com :

    Love and Rockets Reunites for Coachella, April 25,26th and 27th.
    More details as they become available

    I hope a tour develops out of this. It sounded like the guys were bummed out they weren't touring as Bauhaus after they recorded Go Away White, so hopefully this is the next logical step, minus Peter Murphy, of course