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Thread started 04/07/17 5:26am

Shawy89

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Harry Styles - Sign of the Times

Ok before you go on a rant just listen to it at least, you neva know cool

I like it, nice production.

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Reply #1 posted 04/07/17 6:32am

Identity




Passionless and overwrought. No thanks, Harry.

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Reply #2 posted 04/07/17 7:02am

RicoN

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it's shite

Yes, I've probably made a spelling mistake, but I can't be arsed to go back and correc tit.
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Reply #3 posted 04/07/17 11:21am

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It's Sunni too.

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Reply #4 posted 04/07/17 4:16pm

avajane

It's really good. Took me by surprise.
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Reply #5 posted 04/07/17 5:39pm

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It sounds good.

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Reply #6 posted 04/07/17 6:44pm

bluegangsta

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This is pretty great! I very much look forward to the album.

I get a Pink Floyd vibe from this.

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Reply #7 posted 04/12/17 4:40am

maplenpg

I want, with all my heart, to hate this, but it's not bad at all!

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Reply #8 posted 04/12/17 8:35am

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It's not bad. That said it isn't very good either.

The lyrics are vague, one-dimensional and underwhelming given the song's name. Also it's very repetitive. The production is crisp but there's nothing about this song that can make it stand out from the mess of other similar sounding down-tempo ballads that dominate the charts.

Nothing special about this at all.
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Reply #9 posted 05/09/17 5:00pm

PennyPurple

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Lovin the Pink.

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Reply #10 posted 05/10/17 9:51am

scratchtasia

Maybe he is taking lessons from Rick Springfield.



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Reply #11 posted 05/10/17 10:28am

PennyPurple

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Maybe he is. LOL. I had forgotton how cute Rick Springfield was back then. LOL

scratchtasia said:

Maybe he is taking lessons from Rick Springfield.



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Reply #12 posted 05/10/17 11:31am

Identity

I was wondering if Harry actually plays the guitar at all, or is he using it as a prop?

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Reply #13 posted 05/10/17 2:26pm

NorthC

MotownSubdivision said:

It's not bad. That said it isn't very good either.

The lyrics are vague, one-dimensional and underwhelming given the song's name. Also it's very repetitive. The production is crisp but there's nothing about this song that can make it stand out from the mess of other similar sounding down-tempo ballads that dominate the charts.

Nothing special about this at all.
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I have to thank you, Mr. Motown, because it was your comment that made me listen; I first though it was a cover of the Prince song. I can't imagine why someone would use a title like that. It's as if I started a band and named our first self written single Satisfaction. confused As for the song, I agree with you.
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Reply #14 posted 05/10/17 6:04pm

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NorthC said:

MotownSubdivision said:

It's not bad. That said it isn't very good either.

The lyrics are vague, one-dimensional and underwhelming given the song's name. Also it's very repetitive. The production is crisp but there's nothing about this song that can make it stand out from the mess of other similar sounding down-tempo ballads that dominate the charts.

Nothing special about this at all.
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I have to thank you, Mr. Motown, because it was your comment that made me listen; I first though it was a cover of the Prince song. I can't imagine why someone would use a title like that. It's as if I started a band and named our first self written single Satisfaction. confused As for the song, I agree with you.
I'm glad I could help lol

I too thought it was a cover of Prince's song which is what got me interested in giving it a listen though I noticed the name is "Sign of..." and not "Sign 'O..."
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Reply #15 posted 05/11/17 8:26pm

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Writing as I listen...

Meet Me In The Hallway - I'm presently surprised by this, I'm not sure what I was expecting from the opening song, but I'm gad it's this. It sounds very Chris Bell with some Pink Floyd affectations here and there.
Sign Of The Times - After MMITH, this sounds like part 2 in a suite, although the narrative might be a bit of a jump, depending on how you interpret it. The Pink Floyd affectations are still there, but the vocal is more of a Bruno Mars-style. It's a great song and a perfect first single. The strings and choir are a real highlight.
Carolina - A pretty great progression from the first two tracks. This one is a bit more Rolling Stones-style in the lyrics. Very classic-rock with a modern production.
Two Ghosts - Something I would expect from Bic Runga. And that's a great compliment. Emotionally, this is a metaphor that just about anyone can relate to and feel a dichotomy of emotions.
Sweet Creature - Not essential to the album, which doesn't make it bad either. This would go nicely on a chill mix-tape.
Only Angel - The beginning had me listening intently right away. And then the song starts and was totally not the direction I thought it was going! This is another Rolling Stones-like track for me and it sounds like a track that would absolutely kill live.
Kiwi - While I'm not exactly convinced by the lyrics, this is a great track. I'm just not sure what to say about it.
Ever Since New York - A nice little wind-down from the previous track. Give me a real melancholic feeling. A little too repudiative for my liking, but interesting enough.
Woman - Now THIS is interesting!
From The Dining Table - This is a tad confronting, in that I feel like it's an insight into Harry's mind/ life. Given the overall tone of the album, this is a perfect closer. Really great vocal melody too.

Other notes
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- The album sounds great, sonically. Very analogue sounding, the overall warmth doesn't cloud the clarity on the instruments.
- The background vocals are far more engaging than what's on most pop music nowadays.
- I want bonus tracks. I want single remixes. I want them to milk everything possible from this album.
- I look forward to seeing all the musician credits for the album.
Always cry 4 love, never cry 4 pain.
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Reply #16 posted 05/12/17 4:27am

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Harry Styles even as a member of 1D was The Beatles and The Rolling Stones child to me. Not only style-wise, but he has the charisma, kind of Mick Jagger semi-conscius, semi-natural, not manufactured charm. This boy has IT.

When I first heard 'Sign Of The Times' I thought it was really solid song. Really. And I like the way he goes musically. This rock n' roll'ish vibes which come from him are strong and I'm glad it has its reflecion in his music. I hope this boy will progress to be a great artist.

bluegangsta¤ Thanks for the review, it makes me wanna listen to whole album.

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Reply #17 posted 05/12/17 6:30am

PennyPurple

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Karo548363 said:

Harry Styles even as a member of 1D was The Beatles and The Rolling Stones child to me. Not only style-wise, but he has the charisma, kind of Mick Jagger semi-conscius, semi-natural, not manufactured charm. This boy has IT.

When I first heard 'Sign Of The Times' I thought it was really solid song. Really. And I like the way he goes musically. This rock n' roll'ish vibes which come from him are strong and I'm glad it has its reflecion in his music. I hope this boy will progress to be a great artist.

bluegangsta¤ Thanks for the review, it makes me wanna listen to whole album.

Yep, out of all the guys in 1D, Harry has always been the one to stand out to me for some reason.

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Reply #18 posted 05/12/17 3:36pm

rdhull

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This song made me a fan of him. Its an awesome song imho. Dramatic and somewhat schmaltzy and thats just fine. Its like the PRAYING FOR TIME of now.

The Russians killed Prince and he also had alzheimers (and worshipped da debil)-The Org
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Reply #19 posted 05/14/17 5:18pm

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I love his live performances so far, but i don't like the video that much, it looks like a Harry Potter's scene.

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Reply #20 posted 05/14/17 5:22pm

CynicKill

I like it, and on a totally superficial level, I love that he cut his hair. The long hair thing...

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