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Younger Brother — Shine
Album: Vaccine
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 2736









Released: 2011
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 3
be there when I need a shoulder
when I need a heart
when I need to feel the beat
beat of my heart
let the road give me
.. to know it's the way
said I know it's the way
don't worry ..
don't worry too much
there'll be another day
you see some things still remaining
a lot of changing
don't dare stop changing

sometimes you shine
sometimes you fall
sometimes you know
sometimes you need
someone to hold
something that's real
never alone
until you can feel
the life in your soul

be there when I need a stranger
when I need the beating of my heart
beating of danger
take you the way you want to go
I don't want to show you
you can find your own way
find your own way
there's nothing written down
nothing here to tell you
nothing to tell you to turn around
I see you hating
don't want to see you hating

sometimes you shine
sometimes you fall
sometimes you know
nothing at all

want to see you shine, shine, shine like I know you can
want to see you shine, shine, shine like I know I am

sometimes you shine
sometimes you fall
sometimes you know
sometimes you need
someone to hold
something that's real
never alone
until we can feel
life in our soul

want to see you shine, shine, shine like I know you can
want to see you shine, shine, shine like I know I am
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 wildmanfromSB wrote:

this was posted 6 years ago and nobody has yet bothered to say UTTER NONSENSE?   Jeez.  everybody is welcome to post here and maybe non-musicians especially.  

 
I could be wrong, but I believe RDO was trying to mock the absurd "electronic music doesn't count because they don't play real instruments" trope.
 be4con wrote:


The original album release was hardly electronic at all and was really poorly received by YB fans when it was released. I know fans have no right to 'expect' anything from their artists but a lot, including me, complained that it was a complete divergence from the previous 2 albums and was a rock-lite effort, essentially made by a different band, riding the coat tails of the YB back catalogue. If they had released it under a different band name as a side project then it would have been wholly appropriate.

It was made worse, for many, by the fact that they launched a big crowdfunding campaign to fund it, meaning that a lot of fans invested based on their previous experience of the band's electronic roots. I bought it expecting more yummy electronic madness and I was hugely disappointed with what I actually got. I've only played the original version a few times and it has never really grown on me.

To their eternal credit they listened to their fans and released an electronic version, which is far better, but I have to agree with you, this pales in comparison to almost anything else Simon Posford has been involved in.
 
This is a pretty damned good song, one way or another.
 Darsaka wrote:


Of course it's OK!
It's frankly uninteresting, though... 
 
Lol
 rdo wrote:
I dont play an instrument but i like this song.  Is it OK to post that comment here?Someone told me that cuz I do not play an instrument that i should not comment.

- confused iN DC 
 

Of course it's OK!
It's frankly uninteresting, though... 
 rdo wrote:
I dont play an instrument but i like this song.  Is it OK to post that comment here?Someone told me that cuz I do not play an instrument that i should not comment.

- confused iN DC 
 
this was posted 6 years ago and nobody has yet bothered to say UTTER NONSENSE?   Jeez.  everybody is welcome to post here and maybe non-musicians especially.  

good solo dance tune at a wedding
Good lyrics.
Enness: I discovered YB here on RP... the first one I was turned onto was Train... I still love that song!  Pretty sure I googled to see if it was on the soundtrack for Snowpiercer... it wasn't but would of been a great fit!  Anyhow, Shine is another great song in my opinion.  Thanks Bill!
 be4con wrote:
The original album release was hardly electronic at all and was really poorly received by YB fans when it was released. etc
 
Thanks for that info. I discovered Posford here on RP with Vaccine (I think it was "Train" I heard first), which was just interesting enough for me to go expore further. I'm glad I did! It put me in the fortunate position of going from the lesser to the greater, rather than the other way round.
2 nights in a row Bill is killing it.
thank-you.
Vaccine is the antidote for the COVID19 angst and fear... Well played, Dr. Bill. 
 Enness wrote:
I can certainly see the point of doing a more commercially viable project with other musicians, but I find this effort from Simon Posford too tame. It loses the vitality of his other (mad) work as Younger Brother, Shpongle and also Hallucinogen. Variety is good, but I hope he doesn't abandon the madness completely.  
 

The original album release was hardly electronic at all and was really poorly received by YB fans when it was released. I know fans have no right to 'expect' anything from their artists but a lot, including me, complained that it was a complete divergence from the previous 2 albums and was a rock-lite effort, essentially made by a different band, riding the coat tails of the YB back catalogue. If they had released it under a different band name as a side project then it would have been wholly appropriate.

It was made worse, for many, by the fact that they launched a big crowdfunding campaign to fund it, meaning that a lot of fans invested based on their previous experience of the band's electronic roots. I bought it expecting more yummy electronic madness and I was hugely disappointed with what I actually got. I've only played the original version a few times and it has never really grown on me.

To their eternal credit they listened to their fans and released an electronic version, which is far better, but I have to agree with you, this pales in comparison to almost anything else Simon Posford has been involved in.
I can certainly see the point of doing a more commercially viable project with other musicians, but I find this effort from Simon Posford too tame. It loses the vitality of his other (mad) work as Younger Brother, Shpongle and also Hallucinogen. Variety is good, but I hope he doesn't abandon the madness completely.  
 Hasan wrote:
I tend to want to give this a 9 for that wonderful eerie intro, but then back it off to a 7 for the rest of the song for not living up to the beginning.
 
it is 9 to me  
 Matyx wrote:
Liked it up to the point he starts Screaming " ...Shine.!..!...! "
 

I doesn't ruin the song for me, but I get you.

That bit sticks in my ears like the violin screeches in the shower scene in Psycho.

But somehow it kinda fits the intensity of the rest of the song? *shrug*
Thank you again, Bill, for finding really great music and introducing it to us!
I love this album so much that I bought it on CD on Bay for £20 last week. I had been looking for ages too. Try finding a copy...rather than rocking horse poo! 😉
Positive comment.
 Matyx wrote:
Maybe it's Just Me; I just Wanted to drown 'em out with Better Noise,
  Like a Duck Frog on a Rainy Night!
 
I hope it's safe to assume that that's just you.
I found this band when I first started listening to RP and got hooked. I enjoy the whole album. Sounds great with earphones and tuning out the rest of the world when I'm running on the elliptical trainer. So, yeah, I like it a lot.
song is annoying!!!!!
Liked it up to the point he starts Screaming " ...Shine.!..!...! "

He doesn't have an angry enough Voice for such repetition...

Maybe it's Just Me; I just Wanted to drown 'em out with Better Noise,
  Like a Duck Frog on a Rainy Night!
whine is all some people do, oh great anointed one.

thewiseking wrote:
more incessant Cold Play style whining

 

 really?
thewiseking wrote:
more incessant Cold Play style whining

 


 Last days of Gravity seems like a winner..I may have to get that disc  westslope wrote:

Agreed.  Enjoy the CD but don't reach for it like I do other music.

 


more incessant Cold Play style whining
Check out the regularly bumped ISS video if you have not.  Also checkout the Super Moon tonite :)
 1wolfy wrote:
This song starts out strong but becomes monotonous by its end

 
Agreed.  Enjoy the CD but don't reach for it like I do other music.
Hmv don't stock it{#Frown}
 unclehud wrote:
OK, I should probably buy these guys' music.  This album cover art is an obvious nod to Abbey Road and their other one on RP (I'll look it up in a minute) reminds me of Wish You Were Here even though it isn't as blatant an echo.

I've liked everything I've heard by them — and you can bet I've only heard them here; who else plays these guys?  (Buying through the RP 'buy' linky thing.)

 
This was one of Storm Thorgorsons last pieces.  there is a youtube interview with Storm and the band.



 Hilbee wrote:
Got to love the cool beats from this one!  Exceptional.
Just what's required to get a Sunday morning going.
 

 
And the lyrics are ethereal..,   shine, shine, shine, shine  
This song starts out strong but becomes monotonous by its end
Second time I've heard this on RP - and I changed my 8 to a 10.
last song to this one.
.
Bill you are as smooth as silk 
Got to love the cool beats from this one!  Exceptional.
Just what's required to get a Sunday morning going.
 
Love the whole album! Yeah! {#Sunny}
 ChrisVIII wrote:
I have no memory ^^ Everytime I hear the song, I have to click on the page to check who is singing and what is the title... And then I see that I've already rated it. No idea why I keep forgetting, it's not as if he wasn't saying "shine" often enough LOL{#Bananajumprope}

 
I have the same problem. I think it's that so much of this music, good or bad as it is, is ultimately so derivative as to be forgettable, IMO. I still listen to RP nearly every day, and enjoy it. But it's more like a project or study on the state of contemporary music. I'm still waiting to hear the group or groups that will open new pathways of music appreciation in my brain, the way my favorite bands used to do. So far not yet.
i bet their dancing in that hotel room that they're always dancing in. I'd be dancing too. damn fine song
 fredriley wrote:

Ooh, I really, really don't think so. Younger Brother come out of the trance electronica scene, Coldplay from anthemic rock. Chalk and cheese.

 
Wherever they came from, they met in the middle - the whining and squeaking result is the same... Sorry, can't hide the fact that I can't stand Coldplay. This is a bit more bearable I think.
 Frenk wrote:

Mine toooo 8 -> 9 :)

 
I'm with ya. Last Days of Gravity is brilliant.


 calle01 wrote:
Why so many drum machine.. bedroom musicians on RP? I will never understand?
 
These guys are not "bedroom musicians", but rather well-established trance artists. See the Wikipedia entry.
I have no memory ^^ Everytime I hear the song, I have to click on the page to check who is singing and what is the title... And then I see that I've already rated it. No idea why I keep forgetting, it's not as if he wasn't saying "shine" often enough LOL{#Bananajumprope}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

bump (definitely worth a look)

 
bumping again. Works so well to this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_9Bt6MG-3Y

I love the intro to this.


 calle01 wrote:
Why so many drum machine.. bedroom musicians on RP? I will never understand? 
See you when this is over :(

 
Accoustic drumers are so overrated
What Coldplay might sound like if they weren't wusses...
 pvcnote wrote:
A new or another Coldplay... -1

 
Ooh, I really, really don't think so. Younger Brother come out of the trance electronica scene, Coldplay from anthemic rock. Chalk and cheese.
A new or another Coldplay... -1
Nice..has a modern sound.
 NeuroGeek wrote:
7 --> 8

This band is one of my absolute favorite finds here on RP

 
Mine toooo 8 -> 9 :)
Starts off strong and goes downhill quick
IMHO, this band gets way too much airtime on RP.  Good thing there is the PSD feature{#Cool}
 rdo wrote:
I dont play an instrument but i like this song.  Is it OK to post that comment here?Someone told me that cuz I do not play an instrument that i should not comment.

- confused iN DC 
 
your friends comment is just funny. pay no attention.
I dont play an instrument but i like this song.  Is it OK to post that comment here?Someone told me that cuz I do not play an instrument that i should not comment.

- confused iN DC 

Not really my song of choice,

but a good new band - without doubt!


 jeanloulou wrote:
Merci Radio Paradise de m'avoir fait découvrir ce groupe. Tout l'album est génial !

 

Completement d'accord
Haunting.
very clean and clear
{#Chef} A good song to cook your breakfast to
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Y'all really should watch this.

The scenes with the Earth sliding underneath while the solar panels rotate - the visual equivalent of rubbing your head while patting your stomach.

 
Watched......Liked....Thanks,
7 --> 8

This band is one of my absolute favorite finds here on RP
Merci Radio Paradise de m'avoir fait découvrir ce groupe. Tout l'album est génial !
 unclehud wrote:
OK, I should probably buy these guys' music.  This album cover art is an obvious nod to Abbey Road and their other one on RP (I'll look it up in a minute) reminds me of Wish You Were Here even though it isn't as blatant an echo.

I've liked everything I've heard by them — and you can bet I've only heard them here; who else plays these guys?  (Buying through the RP 'buy' linky thing.)

 

Just bought this through the RP buy linky thing today
If a bit, a very small bit. I like both songs :)

PaoloManana wrote:
sounds a bit like the Cure, play for today
 

sounds a bit like the Cure, play for today
 coding_to_music wrote: 
Y'all really should watch this.

The scenes with the Earth sliding underneath while the solar panels rotate - the visual equivalent of rubbing your head while patting your stomach.
 hiorgos wrote:
The rhythm section of the last 4 playlist songs sound exactly the same. Same studio precision and perfect filling, same perfect backing stomp... A tad boring.
  PROBABLY NOT REAL......


The rhythm section of the last 4 playlist songs sound exactly the same. Same studio precision and perfect filling, same perfect backing stomp... A tad boring.
 LizK wrote:
Ah RP.  Where would Younger Brother light the air if not here?  And the cover is so cool.

 
....isn't that inspired cover art.
Ah RP.  Where would Younger Brother light the air if not here?  And the cover is so cool.
It is transcendant!  my son stopped describing the awesomeness of Monster Hunter 3 to dig Shine, that takes alot dude
Very nice. 
Cool tune! Thanks RP!
 
Cool....i've been humming this since the last time BG played it !

Sometimes You Shine !!!
 coding_to_music wrote:

Thanks for the shout-out Bill for tipping people off to this youtube — such a great merging of video with music !
 
Wow. Stunning space imagery with stunning music.  Kinda like how iTunes visualizer makes you "see" the music through its algorithms and reminisce about that acid trip 20 years ago when you had the "a-ha" moment of yes, yes you can see music ;-)  I love Younger Brother but would never have known about this video without Bill's suggestion on the air.  Gratitude for posting/sharing/enlightening.
Thanks Bill for the information to check out the time lapse video of the ISS in orbit {#Arrowd} truly amazing!
OK, I should probably buy these guys' music.  This album cover art is an obvious nod to Abbey Road and their other one on RP (I'll look it up in a minute) reminds me of Wish You Were Here even though it isn't as blatant an echo.

I've liked everything I've heard by them — and you can bet I've only heard them here; who else plays these guys?  (Buying through the RP 'buy' linky thing.)
 coding_to_music wrote: 
Thanks for the shout-out Bill for tipping people off to this youtube — such a great merging of video with music !
Liked the intro, not completely won over by the rest of the song.
I think I must have missed the transition from the intro...it felt like the end of one track and the start of another to me. I'll have to pay more attention next time.
 That is very beautiful - thank you for the video link!
coding_to_music
 


 jnesser wrote:
Wish I could find this CD without having to pay top dollar!! Love this band!
 
I got it for $14 on Amazon. Not too bad a price. Worth it, if you can remember CDs being $20-plus dollars back in the late 80s.
First time listen for me. Gave it a 6 but it could grow on me.
First listening, I'm already a flying banana singing


 oldsaxon wrote:

Wherefore art thou?
 

I be here!  Hope all is well for you...

this song is cool...
 
Wish I could find this CD without having to pay top dollar!! Love this band!
 coding_to_music wrote: 
Oh.           My.           God.
 coding_to_music wrote: 
Wow. Just wow. Thanks for the heads up.
Posford is great at everything that he does.
 (former member) wrote:


very very groovy...  love it...


 
 
Wherefore art thou?
 lkovathana wrote:
I'll like what they're trying to say ... I think being afraid to fail holds a lot of people back from living their life
 
i'm with you.
6...-....7...
 Rockit wrote:
Everyone in my pool is synchronized swimming to this!
 
So there's a Maple Leaf on everyone's swim cap. {#Cheesygrin}
Everyone in my pool is synchronized swimming to this!
I'll like what they're trying to say ... I think being afraid to fail holds a lot of people back from living their life
With regards to this album and younger brother, I found that the first album was much better... There were more instrumental arrangements and more compelling and unique compositions, what I like to call soundscapes. This album seems to try to shift to a more pop sound, it has too much vocal work from this off-key and grating nobody... Worthy attempt at mainstream music, but it's not for you Younger Brother
Bought this album and I love it more every time I listen to it.  I wish it wasn't so difficult to find their other albums.
Mmmmmnn, if they are sweet notes & beats being repeated, I do not mind repetition....  {#Bananasplit}
I like the sentiment in the song, but low marks for repetition.

{#Rolleyes}
Good tune from a great album, Vaccine. Good find, RP. Never heard it being played anywhere else (and it's a British band!) & now listen to it all the time.
I tend to want to give this a 9 for that wonderful eerie intro, but then back it off to a 7 for the rest of the song for not living up to the beginning.
Love this song!
like it more each time i hear it.
 bookie wrote:
please stop playing this unpleasant music so often!
 
Press "PSD >>" and spare us the drama!
Barely worthy of a 1.
 aziakut wrote:
Less self indulgent than Coldplay. Far more melodic and interesting. Good harmonies too.
 
Agree completely.  you'll not hear this on the regular radio stations.  i like it that way.  {#Angel}
Less self indulgent than Coldplay. Far more melodic and interesting. Good harmonies too.
Liking this band a LOT...seems like every time I hear something new that catches my attention, it's them.....{#Yes}
Sometimes album covers should come with explanations. That's a cool tune. It's a 7. A more melodic Coldplay.  
6 —-> 8     Mostly because I have New Order /Joy Division on the brain today with the unearthing of those master recordings!  The music at the beginning & in the background of this song reminds me of New Order >> and that's a GOOD THING!  
This band is quite good..i think i need this cd soon
 wenatchee wrote:
Cold Play Cousin?
 
s'what I thought.  mebbe even kid brother...


very very groovy...  love it...


 

 tutakea wrote:
absolute crap
 
 I feel your pain.

absolute crap
I think the intro to this song is used in a television PSA that encourages you to have a severe weather plan. Anybody else notice that?
Cold Play Cousin?