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RE: I hope the new Idaho record is a departure | from FentonJan 25 2001 - 13:33

As a long time fan(since Palms ep), I understand this line of thinking. Hearts of Palm does contain such moments, and it did take a while to hear them. I simply love this record now, especially "This cloud we're on", "Dum Dum" and "To be the one".
One of the signs of a brilliant band is to not repeat the same album over and over. RHP have moved in similar fashion. Jeff is incapable of anything but purely pleasurable musical experiences.

RE: I hope the new Idaho record is a departure | from adamJan 22 2001 - 13:57

In my experience, the most lasting records in my collection have always taken some time and patience. "This way out" is one of them, as is "Hearts of Palm". Patience is a virtue.....

RE: I hope the new Idaho record is a departure | from Seth HowardJan 22 2001 - 13:23

I think the reason the first records seem to stand out more is that Idaho is a very unique sounding band. When they first started putting out records, there wasn't another band in the world that sounded anything like them.

Now, not only are there many other bands exploring similar territory, but Idaho itself has a formidible back catalog to which every new release can be compared.

I'm not too surprised to hear longtime fans say that Hearts of Palm doesn't live up to their expectations, but I think that says as much about the expectations as it says about the record. I can remember getting the Forbidden E.P. and thinking "What's this? This doesn't sound anything like Three Sheets to the Wind!".

If it takes weeks, months, or even years to fully appreciate Hearts of Palm, so much the better.

RE: I hope the new Idaho record is a departure | from christianJan 21 2001 - 14:55

i know what you mean. i will even go so far as to admit that hearts of palm disappointed me initially, but of course i absolutely love it now. both alas and hearts really took time to sink in, whereas the first three records were more immediate. those little "hair raising" bits are all over the new album, they just take longer to reveal themselves.

Breakin It Down | from B.BridgesJan 20 2001 - 13:57

I enjoy all of the Idaho records especially the first three full length releases, but, I have to say that though I Like Alas and Hearts, I continue to feel teased by certain songs on those albums. For instance, on many songs on hearts I feel as if I'm waiting for one small interlude that makes my hair stand on end, but yet the rest of the song kind of drops off.
The first three records have songs that build and sustain the whole way throughout the song. Just a little constructive breakdown nothing more here, keep up the good work. Lastly, bring a little more groove back in the mix.
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