Field Music - Making a New World
Making a New World
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TreyLikesBands
53
Okay

Thank you @MikeOwen for the suggestion!! Always appreciated my man!

I guess I didn’t enjoy this as much as some others. While I really like the concept behind the album, I couldn’t see any correlation anywhere (besides maybe a song title or two). I love how each track fades into the next, too. The only thing that irks me so much is the production / mixing. The drums are too fucking loud and overbearing to hear anything else as clearly. All in all, pretty cool concept, but I ... read more
MikeOwen
89
I had never heard of Field Music before a few weeks ago, when I reviewed the Wikipedia article for the band's 2012 release Plumb to see if it was eligible to appear on the main page. After getting some issues sorted, it eventually made its appearance in the DYK section one the day before New Year's Eve 2019. I didn't think too much of it afterwards, although I was slightly intrigued by the article's description of the band's music. Soon after, the article nominator asked me whether I wanted to ... read more
eedeltoro15
68
Nice concept for an album. Unlike some other reviewers, this actually does kinda work for me. Some of these songs remind me a little of the Beatles, who I love. The production is mostly great, yet overbearing in relation to the vocals at times. Some of these tracks are actually pretty good, but for the most part they're are a little boring and repetitive. Very few that are actually bad. Vocals are decent but sometimes they slip up and just don't sound right, like on A Change of Heir.

Favorite ... read more
Yaysuz
54
Making a New World is the seventh album of Sunderland-based rock band Field Music, a band that I was not familiar with before the release of this album.

And honestly, for a band seven albums deep into their musical career, I really expected something better than this. To me, Making a New World is as boring as art pop can possibly be. Perhaps the lyrical themes can sometimes be intriguing, but for me this album is perfectly flat. Only a few of the tracks stick out as sonically interesting, ... read more
51
I feel like this album is just a husk. And where the emptiness is, that's where the ideas are supposed to be.
mbart2
40
The concept is interesting in principle but it is explored so subtly that it is unnoticeable without prior knowledge. Concept aside, the songs barely hold up on their own. There aren't any bad songs, but equally none of real note. The record meanders along without much ebb or flow, leaving the listener unfulfilled by the end.
Favourite track: Coffee or Wine
4/10
JayCrackers
44
I can see what this album tried to do but for me it doesn't work and it just makes this record completely forgettable for me.

Track Review

Sound Ranging 4.5/10
Silence 4.5/10
Coffee or Wine 5/10
Best Kept Garden 5/10
I Thought You Were Something Else 4/10
Between Nations 4.5/10
A Change of Heir 4/10
Do You Read Me? 4/10
From a Dream, Into My Arms 4/10
Beyond That of Courtesy 4/10
A Shot to the Arm 4.5/10
A Common Language, Pt. 1 5/10
A Common Language, Pt. 2 4/10
Nikon, Pt. 1 5/10
Nikon, ... read more
69
Overall a pretty solid album! Most of the tracks are pretty good but a few that are very underwhelming and completely forgettable. There might be a song or two that I come back too but after two full listens, I probably won’t come back to this one again. Give it a listen to see how you like it! Again, this was not a bad album just didn’t completely grab my attention.
jkpyg
57
Lyrics - 11/20
Instrumentation - 13/20
Originality - 13/20
Enjoyment - 12/20
Production - 13/20

Best Track - Wasn't Paying Enough Attention
Worst Track - ⬆️

Best Thing About It: Concept
Worst Thing About It: How it tried too hard to Rigidly stick to the Concept.

Note: Eh.
STW
20
BOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG
currentjoyys
50
FAVORITE TRACK: Best Kept Garden

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Only In a Man's World

Field Music wears a very obvious influence of Talking Heads and Arcade Fire on their sleeve on this one to produce some mediocre prog rock
jatedisse
61
Não é tão memorável como o álbum anterior "Open Here", mas é ok. Apenas ok
LeftTwix
3
boring, but better than jpegmafia at least
NTTR
58
Genre: Progressive Pop
Origin: UK

Final Verdict:58% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly ranking: 10th / 20

Highlight: Beyond That of Courtesy

Made me think of:
The Who
Maximo Park
The Divine Comedy
Guillemots
Danko
80
A very continuous song from this UK band that I can’t help but ode to the works of Pink Floyd. It’s very sporadic but the transitions are perfect. The actual content though is decent and enjoyable but nothing crazy. Yet the band seems to have a synergy together and that can be felt through this album. I very much enjoyed it but wish there was a little more to explore.
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