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Slowdive — Sugar for the Pill
Album: Slowdive
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1762









Released: 2017
Length: 3:47
Plays (last 30 days): 3
There's a blizzard of gulls
Travelling in the wind
Only lovers alive
Running in the dark

And I rolled away, said we never wanted much
Just a rollercoast', our love has never known the way
Sugar for the pill, you know it's just the way things are
Cannot buy the sun, this jealousy will break the whole

Cut across the sky
And move a little closer now
Lying in a bed of greed
You know I had the strangest dream

And I rolled away, said we never wanted much
Just a rollercoast', our love has never known the way
Sugar for the pill, you know it's just the way things are
Cannot buy the sun, this jealousy will break the whole

And I rolled away, said we never wanted much
Just a rollercoast', our love has never known the way
Sugar for the pill, you know it's just the way things are
Cannot buy the sun, this jealousy will break the whole
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I have appreciated all of slowdive's incarnations...
This is so good I can't help staring at my shoes? I guess just a little Shoegazing.
The more I hear this, the more I like it!!  Thanx RP!

I know it's not important, but Rachel Goswell sure is purdy
I really like the tranquility of this song.   It kind of has a Durutti Column vibe
Good tune! I never heard of them before. Thanx RP!
10 from me.
A great song, from an amazing album, by an outstanding band. 
Reclining into a state of aural paradise with this track😊
I'm unabashedly loving this song.   Maybe because I'm part weasel

A furry creature sits down in a restaurant.
"What kind of varmint are you?" asks the waitress.
"I'm a weasel," he replies.
"Well, what would like to order, Mr. Weasel?" 
(wait for it). . . .
"Pop!" goes the weasel.
 molson wrote:
I could listen to this 20 times in a row...really loud!! Especially just for the breakdown alone😀
 
I have done that like 50 times.....wish it never ever ended!!! The wine you have, the more I hit repeat!!


 Webfoot wrote:

I started at 8, but I will have to agree with you.  9
 
Ditto, just upped from an 8 to a 9...something about the rhythmic  flow just does it for me!
It's a 10 from me. 
I would like this better if I could hear the vocals.
Drifting into paradise with this song,nice 10😊
"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down."  - Julie Andrews, 1964
I'm staring at my shoes... they look good enough.
Love the Shoegaze!
 Everywhere where nothing is written, read that you're loved. 
i rate this song with an 8
 CHuLoYo wrote:
Direct 9 for me
 
Direct 9 for me, too.
This is a great song, it's part of one of my Radio Paradise playlists. I've made several comprising of the most favorite songs RP has played over the years I've been listening. I work from home so having good background music is important. 
I could listen to this 20 times in a row...really loud!! Especially just for the breakdown alone😀
 Grayson wrote:
Bill must really like this band if he said the name of it on-air. I guess it's good he did, 'else I'd have thought it was Neil Halstead but with a better band. 
 
Well, it *is* Halstead with another band. Or rather his first one. They were amazing in concert. 
oh no not Beck.  I survived Cohen and Nilsson, but this is getting close to disaster. Brilliant music, but...
So much better than Coldplay :)
My Favourite tune when driving far through the night.
My rating will stay at 7  but I do not Skip (yet) 
Hard to articulate just how much I enjoy this piece. Posting as much will just have to suffice. Thank you, Bill and Rebecca!
awesome tune!! Thanks again RP!
 CHuLoYo wrote:
I really love it on first listen. Direct 9 for me
 
I started at 8, but I will have to agree with you.  9
I really love it on first listen. Direct 9 for me
 Mugwump wrote:
Reminds me of Guillemots - Walk The River. Nothing wrong with that, I like dreamy songs.

 

 
I was thinking early OMD....
Yep Bill, that did work!  {#Clap}
@ Bluedot2018 in Manchester.... Get there if you can.... Good line up.... Cannot wait to enjoy myself there :)
Bill must really like this band if he said the name of it on-air. I guess it's good he did, 'else I'd have thought it was Neil Halstead but with a better band. 
 Mugwump wrote:
Reminds me of Guillemots - Walk The River. Nothing wrong with that, I like dreamy songs.

 
Maybe a little Moody Blues as well?
Best cut from that new album
Romantic, dreamy, visual, flowing. A new candidate for ear worm.  And good drinking music. I believe I will pour meself a Scotch from a Xmas bottle on a snowy day. 
I am obsessed with this tune!! Whole record is very good also.
Reminds me of Guillemots - Walk The River. Nothing wrong with that, I like dreamy songs.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Bit Stone Rosesy bass start off.  Initially sounds neat but some more listens would be great to tell the differences from Catherine Wheel.

 
Catherine Wheel = awesome
Slowdive = awesome

-> No problem there... :-)
{#Clap}
The whole album is near perfect. 9.
You can hear Neil Halstead talking about how the song came about and was constructed here: https://songexploder.net/slowdive
Nice and dreamy.  I thought this group had disbanded - apparently they're back together.  Neil Halstead is a pretty talented guy.

Sugar for the pill - is this a birth control pill reference?

The tune is pretty chill, I like it, a 7 for now.  Thankfully, lyrics aren't my #1 priority when listening to music, otherwise this would be a 4 at best!


Bit Stone Rosesy bass start off.  Initially sounds neat but some more listens would be great to tell the differences from Catherine Wheel.