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Of Monsters and Men — Six Weeks
Album: My Head Is An Animal
Avg rating:
6.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 798









Released: 2011
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Slow, slow me down,
Her blood, on my bones.
Let go, lay to rest.
We fall, we fall, we fall,
We fall to the ground.

Sleep, sleep all night,
While the young, they wait alone.
So get up, shake the rust.
We crawl, we crawl, we crawl,
We crawl on the ground.

Alone, I fight these animals.
Alone, until I get home.

A wolf, wolf and I,
We share the same cold meal.
I float on, float on down.
We ride, we ride, we ride
We ride it all out.

We ride, we ride, we ride
We ride it all
We ride, we ride, we ride
We ride it all
We ride, we ride, we ride
We ride it all out.

[Repeat: x4]
Alone, I fight these animals.
Alone, until I get home.

Coming back, I'm coming back.
Coming back, I'm coming back.
She follows me into the woods,
Takes me home.
She follows me into the woods,
Takes me home.

[Repeat: x2]
Coming back, I'm coming back.
Coming back, I'm coming back.
She follows me into the woods,
Takes me home.
Comments (95)add comment
Not me Cup o' Tea is all you should say... if that's the case.  We are hear because we love music... some we know... others we learn to love...or dislike... and Hobbit or Ewok music... LMAO... that would be more wooden music... Hey Frodo... where can I plug in my amp?
 ick wrote:

I wonder how many songs you have written, recorded, sold or played in front of stadium-sized crowds?  
 
All those non-existent negative comments you don't see? - they're from the musicians listening. 

According to wiki: Chamber pop, indie folk, folk pop.

I think their categorization is more accurate.


 
Skid_Mark wrote:
More anthemic wuss rock.  Oh my gawd this is horrible.

 Sasha2001 wrote:

Some poster on another song called it "Bearded Folk" or something to that effect. To me it all sounds like something you would hear in the Hobbit or Ewok villages - take your pick. Also, what I hear in a lot of these bands is a generation of musicians raised on the music of U2 with their attempts at soaring chorus' and grandiosity. At their best U2 was able to pull off this high-wire act, at their worst the music was pretentious and navel gazing which is why all these U2 disciple bands hue more towards the latter quality than the former.  
 
I wonder how many songs you have written, recorded, sold or played in front of stadium-sized crowds?  
 Skid_Mark wrote:
More anthemic wuss rock.  Oh my gawd this is horrible.
 

The gawd really ups your credibility.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Some poster on another song called it "Bearded Folk" or something to that effect. To me it all sounds like something you would hear in the Hobbit or Ewok villages - take your pick. Also, what I hear in a lot of these bands is a generation of musicians raised on the music of U2 with their attempts at soaring chorus' and grandiosity. At their best U2 was able to pull off this high-wire act, at their worst the music was pretentious and navel gazing which is why all these U2 disciple bands hue more towards the latter quality than the former.  
 
Wow.  Talk about broad generalizations and pretentiousness.  You might just be stuck with your eye locked on your own navel.  Any lint in there?
Nope.
More anthemic wuss rock.  Oh my gawd this is horrible.
Redefines average.
There's much better stuff on this album.
Meh.
Alo ....oo...o...this track moves along so well....I like it
 msymmes wrote:
Their best tune to date!

 
That's just sad.
great band!
 Krispian wrote:

Hipster Folk for the Beard Set

 
Are there present-day hipsters who don't have shaggy, faux-lumberjack beards?
 Oh...I guess maybe some of the female ones don't.
hipster guy hipster girl
I really don't like these crowdsourcing, flash mob chorus kind of tunes.
 Krispian wrote:

Hipster Folk for the Beard Set

  
You mean these guys? 

Pictures of bearded Boston Red Sox players


 Frater_Kork wrote:
 helgigermany wrote:
Agree! What genre should it be?

Hipster Folk

 
Hipster Folk for the Beard Set
 helgigermany wrote:

Agree! What genre should it be?

 
Some poster on another song called it "Bearded Folk" or something to that effect. To me it all sounds like something you would hear in the Hobbit or Ewok villages - take your pick. Also, what I hear in a lot of these bands is a generation of musicians raised on the music of U2 with their attempts at soaring chorus' and grandiosity. At their best U2 was able to pull off this high-wire act, at their worst the music was pretentious and navel gazing which is why all these U2 disciple bands hue more towards the latter quality than the former.  
 :+:_DL wrote:
Is this really what we need more of?

 
indeed, just recovered from another com cast glitch to find no air was better, however it ain't squeal young so i'm staying on the best.....{#Dance}
{#Yell} yo BILL you have stuff in your library you havn't played on air in 30 years DO IT !!!
Is this really what we need more of?
 dwlangham wrote:
Mumford and Sons, Boy and Bear, and Of Monsters and Men. Different piles of the same shit.

 
Whilst I don't agree with you your comment did make me laugh!
 helgigermany wrote:
Agree! What genre should it be?

Hipster Folk
 dwlangham wrote:
Mumford and Sons, Boy and Bear, and Of Monsters and Men. Different piles of the same shit.
 
Agree! What genre should it be?
Their best tune to date!
Mumford and Sons, Boy and Bear, and Of Monsters and Men. Different piles of the same shit.
This band's time has come and gone...six weeks seems about right. Bye now.   {#Wave}
{#Bananapiano}
Don't know how to say it, but the large-scale voice thing is certainly all the vogue these days
 lmic wrote:
New Pornographers + Decemberists + Arcade Fire
 
Good get.
 Stingray wrote:

Many of the new beard-bands sound very much alike!

Music for whistle-pigs!

 
Careful Stingray, WhistlePig is some of the tastiest whiskey I've ever had!
https://whistlepigwhiskey.com/home.php
{#Yes} 
 nicknt wrote:
Arcade Fire cloned ...
 
Absolutely Arcade Fire cloned, speaking of which - here comes Arcade Fire with Deep Blue!


Many of the new beard-bands sound very much alike!

Music for whistle-pigs!


 shellbella wrote:
Mute.  That is my comment.  {#Nyah}
 


Best to just not comment then
Mute.  That is my comment.  {#Nyah}
 nicknt wrote:
Arcade Fire cloned ...
 
why anyone would want to clone them I have no idea...
 nicknt wrote:
Arcade Fire cloned ...
 
Or the band Fun.
 nicknt wrote:
Arcade Fire cloned ...
 
Does not work for me....
Arcade Fire cloned ...
OK, I've heard this a few times now and it is resolutely failing to grow on me.

Just a 4 at the moment. The next time I hear I expect it'll still be flatlining there for me.

Ho hum.
Moar pls
Of Monsters and Son?
 Grammarcop wrote:
(i've successfully infiltrated the 1% without being detected!)
 
When I read that, I had an image of someone sneaking into a posh hotel and using the pool....  {#Cool}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Hey!

Oh. Wrong song. Sorry. 
 
i love this comment.

and i like this song in spite of myself.
Hey!

Oh. Wrong song. Sorry. 
Very sweet !

 
I like it.  I like it better every hearing.  Anything that cheers me up and gets me rockin' is worth a 6 to start, and then add toppings.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Too much like Mumford and Sons....Not good
Everytime I hear this song I have to raise my rating.  Its growing on me like a cancer—but in a good way.
New Pornographers + Decemberists + Arcade Fire
3 −> 6 it's getting better
 zink wrote:
This song has grown in me, I put up with it but just now I got excited when I heard it I had to give it a good score. It reminds me of band of horses.
 

EXACTLY
I think that BROADSIDE of the harmonica screech in the first bar of the intro is actually the hook... {#Lol}
 Foot wrote:
Arcade Fire-lite, and not terribly appealing.  PSD...

And 11 plays in the past month?  It's not that good.
 
Hmmm, I don't think so personally.  Like the previous commenter to you said, this song has "grown in me."  (A misinterpretation of the idiom I know, but perhaps it's actually more apropos).  I'm not sure why, it's just a simple but well put-together song.
 
Too much shouting; too much fuzz guitar; too much echo.

Too much.
Arcade Fire-lite, and not terribly appealing.  PSD...

And 11 plays in the past month?  It's not that good.
This song has grown in me, I put up with it but just now I got excited when I heard it I had to give it a good score. It reminds me of band of horses.
 timkern wrote:
With a seven minute drum solo ;^) 

{#High-five}
 toomanyollys wrote:

Yes, because music in the 70s was all about being tight & succinct.
 
{#Lol}
M U T E  {#Yell}
sounds a lot like Arcade Fire - this track is getting a lot of play
 toomanyollys wrote:

Yes, because music in the 70s was all about being tight & succinct.
 
With a seven minute drum solo ;^)


 Sasha2001 wrote:
In the old days would a band have recorded something like this song? A song with a few wrinkles of creativity wrapped in a 5 1/2 minutes slog? I feel like 40 years ago this would have been a much tighter, more succinct piece of music. What should be counted as bloated excess is considered creative license.
 
Yes, because music in the 70s was all about being tight & succinct.
 horstman wrote:

@Seven7, watch your mouth!

 
Seriously?  I'd like to think that we are all adults here.

@Seven7, watch your mouth!


Me too!
well, I fucking like it.
In the old days would a band have recorded something like this song? A song with a few wrinkles of creativity wrapped in a 5 1/2 minutes slog? I feel like 40 years ago this would have been a much tighter, more succinct piece of music. What should be counted as bloated excess is considered creative license.
 sparticus wrote:
Maurice Sendak meets Steinbeck.
 
{#Clap}
nothing especially unique.  easily forgotten.
Song—7ish. Album art—10. And with the album title—Maurice Sendak meets Steinbeck.

 Dalebarely wrote:
The absence of banjo makes it automatically better than Mumford. (The charming female singer is also a plus)
It's good stuff, but this thread will be a flood of negativity a few months from now, when these guys have become as overplayed on U.S. alt. radio as Mumford has.
 



And used in a commercial or two.
{#Frustrated}   

Sounds like David Grey & The New Pornographers.
The absence of banjo makes it automatically better than Mumford. (The charming female singer is also a plus)
It's good stuff, but this thread will be a flood of negativity a few months from now, when these guys have become as overplayed on U.S. alt. radio as Mumford has.
Not nearly as good as Lionheart
Cool timing on this....I heard this band from Iceland earlier and didn't rate it.  KIDDING.....I gave it a 8........duh


 sandpebble wrote:
Sounds a lot like Mumford and Sons......Not a compliment {#Frustrated}
 
At the beginning of the song I thought you were being needlessly abusive by comparing this to M&S.  But eventually I had to agree.
{#Frustrated}
Iceland, eh? That opening sequence did put me in mind of a Viking longship full of hairy-arsed warriors bashing away at drums made from the skins of their vanquished enemies :o)
is the cover art Grendel from Beowulf??
{#Lol}
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
AMG search button for "Of Monsters and Men" returns "Chuck Berry."
 
????  {#Roflol}  I just bumped this from 7 to 8 - it's growing on me. {#Dancingbanana_2}
AMG search button for "Of Monsters and Men" returns "Chuck Berry."
So getting this album when it's released stateside next year.
7 —-> 8.  Got to listen to the whole album and liking it.  Thanks for playing this Bill!!

{#Puke}{#Puke}{#Puke}
What is to not like?
This band is shooting up my list of favorites.
I see a lot of Edward Sharpe comparisons, but I think they're a lot more focused. Less hippie and more pop as well.

Sounds a lot like Mumford and Sons......Not a compliment {#Frustrated}

Really like it!  Yet another band from Iceland.  Thanks again, RP, for introducing us to something new.
...edward sharpe meets blitzen trapper?..

Love it! Not an easy album to find in the states :s
Their songs are not leaving my head....
What a strange album title!  Still, I like the vitality of this song - it has a passion that makes me want to do something valid and meaningful.  Like cleaning up a park or teaching a kid to knit. 
Nice, this band has talent, and much more! A SOLID EIGHT.