It’s like an album of Ocean Colour Scene covering Grizzly Bear songs.
so did the second one. They weren't that unlikable.
Simply this - music isn't football matey, with four champion's league places and the rest 'also rans' surely it's much more subjective and complicated than that? I saw Dodgy supporting Blur at Mile End stadium at my first gig and they stormed it, as good and even as well recieved as Blur on the day.
Equally, I love 'Staying Out For The Summer' (and 'In A Room' - other poster) but was never so enthusiastic about 'Good Enough' but then by all accounts neither were the band.
makiing up my own mind on this one - checked out the new single, presumeably from this album on YouTube and it's bright breezy and fresh just how I like my Dodgy - in many ways this reviewer seems to like the music on this album but the fact that it's Dodgy that have made it clouds his judgement. It would be sad if musicians made music speciically for what they thought the cool mags - Pitchfork, wanted to hear but somehow I can't believe that happens - can you - really?
I was always a big Dodgy fan, but could understand why not everyone was - the silly band name, the kiddie artwork, some dreadful videos (by their own admission), but above all this they were capable of turning in a tune far better than many of the bands they were unfairly lumped in with.
But this time round, the new album has been greeted with extremely positive reviews pretty much everywhere, and a slew of articles along the lines of "who knew we needed another Dodgy album, but..." - the most notable one being in the Guardian. On its merits alone, for me it's a really lovely record, and not just one for people that liked them last time. In fact it may have more appeal to people for whom that's not the case, because it's a decidedly melancholy affair...
Northern Uproar album out? No Year Of The Dregs Of Britpop would be complete without new material from them.