AOTY 2022

Rough Trade Session

Weyes Blood - Rough Trade Session
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Based on 128 ratings
2019 Ratings: #75
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Toasterqueen12
67

This is my 500th review! Probably should have used this on something big..... Eh, this is related to Titanic Rising. Good Enough!

Titanic Rising remains my favorite album of the year, in fact I'm listening to it right now! I'm dedicated to this Titanic Rising lifestyle. So when I heard there was some alternate versions, I was excited. And for the most part they're pretty alright! But like, nothing better than the original. A Lot Has Changed adds new instrumentation and this "Plantasia ... read more

cfreemon
NR

These stripped back versions of Titanic Rising songs offer another way to appreciate their beauty. The lush arrangements you're used to have been turned into simple pianos melodies. By turning it into something smaller, these versions allow Natalie Mering's voice and lyrics to shine brighter than before. One of the few complaints you could make about Titanic Rising is that the arrangements overtook Mering's voice, but that's not the case here. She sounds so confident and willing to push forward ... read more

GarethA
80

Well I went into it knowing I was going to like it, and I really really liked it! The version of Something to Believe here is downright heavenly, it might even be more powerful and moving than the already great studio version. Really have nothing to complain about here, even without the lush arrangements of Titanic Rising these songs are so good and Natalie's vocals are so chilling that they're great regardless. If you liked Titanic Rising, you really can't not vibe with this.
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nighttimemytime
80

a decadent collection of live recordings of songs from the titanic rising album. what more could you want?

Nexus
87

I Want to keep this one pretty short, it’s a very complementary EP, mostly consisting entirely of different versions of songs of the album Titanic Rising, and, considering that i really liked this album, i really liked everything here a lot too, the songs here are more acoustic and have a more stripped down sound than in the album, and i really liked that. There are no new songs, with the exception of the instrumental intro “A Lot Has Changed”, it’s not very essential, ... read more

EthanW
75

This was a nice, but short-EP. It has great vocals, nice lyricism, and the more folky instrumentals work really well with said vocals. There's pretty good song progression and layering on here, and it's overall enjoyable. No huge critiques for this project, but it's hard to be very passionate about something when it's so short. It's good, but it doesn't hang around long enough for me to be super passionate about it. It also doesn't help that I haven't heard Titanic Rising, or this would ... read more

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Track List

  1. A Lot Has Changed
  2. Everyday
  3. Something to Believe
  4. Wild Time
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Added on: October 22, 2019