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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 07:35 PM
Just got this cd yesterday. I've listened to it twice. It reminds me of their last effort. Do any of you like it better than deja voodoo, about the same or what?
 
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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 07:47 PM
I LOVE THIS ALBUM! Probably one of my 5 or 6 favorite albums ever.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 07:58 PM
I think they are two distinctively different records, and I love them both !!!!!!!!

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 08:51 PM
agree with Pete---both great but very different---yhr sonic production on high & mighty is not the best but still a fine album...

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 09:14 PM
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I think they are two distinctively different records, and I love them both !!!!!!!!

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agreed...

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 09:51 PM
This is definitly my favorite record by them. i love how it can be hard rock at times, Straight blues at times, and Reggae at times. My favorite track is probably Urning The Bell or Like Flies.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 10:15 PM
It's my favorite album of songs but I think the drums sound like crap, especially the bass drum. Hey, that's just one man's opinion. It flows really well. It's easier to listen to all the way through w/out stopping than any of their other albums. I keep one copy in my car in case I don't have anything else to listen to.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 10:41 PM
I like High and Mighty and Voodoo, but prefer the earlier releases Dose and Mule.
 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:12 PM
Great album! I enjoyed it from the first listen.

Deja Voodoo took me a few listens but now I really like it too. It really caught me off guard being so different from older Mule.

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:15 PM
I dont care for Deja VooDoo all that much. I do like H+M alot more.

But then again, I am a DTB freak so what do I know?

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:17 PM
funny you bring this up. i bought the album the day it came out. i listened to it twice. and i apparently lost it. just today i went out to my pool shed and found it in my "white album". just downloaded it into my ipod and i'm ready to "study it"

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:23 PM
I can't really get into very much of it... 2 or 3 songs I like but I've never been able to listen to the whole thing... a SMALL portion of that maybe the bad mastering job...

 

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  posted on 2/28/2007 at 11:56 PM
It could be just me but Deja VooDoo seemed to have some really moody songs, kind of like Pink Floyd. The new one will have to grow on me a little more. I'm more fond of the Mule's debut album than any of their new stuff. I like the three piece extended jams!
 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 12:12 AM
Live @ Roseland Ballroom for me please........

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 02:07 AM
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It's my favorite album of songs but I think the drums sound like crap, especially the bass drum. Hey, that's just one man's opinion. It flows really well. It's easier to listen to all the way through w/out stopping than any of their other albums. I keep one copy in my car in case I don't have anything else to listen to.


I agree about the sound. The mix just doesn't seem quite right, and the drums sound a little tinny. I like the production better on Deja Voodoo. The songs all rock live though and sound awesome on Muletracks.

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 02:34 AM
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It's my favorite album of songs but I think the drums sound like crap, especially the bass drum. Hey, that's just one man's opinion. It flows really well. It's easier to listen to all the way through w/out stopping than any of their other albums. I keep one copy in my car in case I don't have anything else to listen to.


I agree about the sound. The mix just doesn't seem quite right, and the drums sound a little tinny. I like the production better on Deja Voodoo. The songs all rock live though and sound awesome on Muletracks.

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The CD version is highly compressed, sounds crappy.

However the LP version sounds pretty good.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 06:29 AM
Fantastic album.

Although I do love Live with a little help from our friends....."Derek Trucks on the 5 string guitar!"

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 07:37 AM
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This is definitly my favorite record by them. i love how it can be hard rock at times, Straight blues at times, and Reggae at times. My favorite track is probably Urning The Bell or Like Flies.


Could not have said it better myself. This is probably my fav Mule and I think probably there best,IMHO. So diverse and they really show alot of thrre strengths on here.
This is so much better than Deja Vodoo. I really was not impressed with it at all and it rarely finds it's way into my CD player. Like someone mentioned above, it's kinda moody like a Floyd song, who I can't stand. I like a song with a little more of a groove and swing to it. Floyd,IMHO, is more of a thinking man's band and to drop alot of acid to and sit in a chair all night type of thing.
The only thing about GM's earlier stuff compared to the new one is that they would seem to get stuck in this slow to mid tempo style , which to me seems kinda to repeat it self. I like the diversity of the new one. They kick it in the ass a little more and put the hammer down on a few more tracks compred to the past releases, a little more straight forward and direct , which is nice for a change.


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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 08:57 AM
I know how ill-received any form of criticism is around here...but anyway, I'm a huge Mule fan, but High & Mighty kind of left me flat. I think Deja Voodoo is the better of the two efforts by the four piece version of Mule. To me, High & Mighty is a two-track album ( Endless Parade and Child of the Earth ). Deja Voodoo on the other hand is a balls-to-the-wall rocket ride.
 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 09:26 AM
My favorites are Mr. High and Mighty, Brand New Angel, Streamline Woman, Million Miles from yesterday. I think those stand up with the best work the Mule has done.

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 10:33 AM
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I agree with Pete. Both are great albums. Seems like High & Mighty might be a tad bit heavier.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 11:04 AM
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I know how ill-received any form of criticism is around here...but anyway, I'm a huge Mule fan, but High & Mighty kind of left me flat. I think Deja Voodoo is the better of the two efforts by the four piece version of Mule. To me, High & Mighty is a two-track album ( Endless Parade and Child of the Earth ). Deja Voodoo on the other hand is a balls-to-the-wall rocket ride.


WOW..You must have a different Deja Voodoo than what I have. The only songs that I know that have a "balls-to-the-wall rocket ride" like you said is Lola and Jezebel . Those songs would fit it in better on High and Mighty. High and Mighty has much more " balls-to-the-wall rocket ride" songs compared to the last,IMHO.

 

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 11:36 AM
Let me begin by saying I'm amazed at how different everybody's opinions are. I think its a great thing. I've chimed in about this on other posts months ago. I like H+M alot more than Deja Voodoo, but that's not saying much. I'm stuck in the past and miss the trio for sure. But I really feel the last 2 albums are lacking lyrically. In my opinion, Warren's lyrics have taken a nosedive and become corny. Even the songs I like on High & Mighty have lyric or two that makes me cringe. I LOVE the lyrics on Dose. Warren's finest hour IMO.
 

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I know how ill-received any form of criticism is around here...but anyway, I'm a huge Mule fan, but High & Mighty kind of left me flat. I think Deja Voodoo is the better of the two efforts by the four piece version of Mule. To me, High & Mighty is a two-track album ( Endless Parade and Child of the Earth ). Deja Voodoo on the other hand is a balls-to-the-wall rocket ride.


WOW..You must have a different Deja Voodoo than what I have. The only songs that I know that have a "balls-to-the-wall rocket ride" like you said is Lola and Jezebel . Those songs would fit it in better on High and Mighty. High and Mighty has much more " balls-to-the-wall rocket ride" songs compared to the last,IMHO.


What about Mr. Man?

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  posted on 3/1/2007 at 01:29 PM
Aside from "Like Flies" it's a pretty good album.
I like them both.

 

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