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I love this song so much
that is all
the worst things ive seen in ages
just caught glimpses, looked quite crap, although the scottish girl from Extras seems to be doing alright for herself
lack luster record.
Ten Silver Drops is a croker of a record. I love it long time.
'You missed your dad's birthday party to work.'
*soft piano music*
'We saved you a piece of cake, to make you feel even more guilty.'
*end scene with shot of guilty face*
It was sooooooooooooooooooooooooAmerican.
And a few of the other songs on that album. It's spoilt by Daddy's In The Doldrums. Seriously, if they'd left that off the album, they would have had a masterpiece. And I'm normally a fan of long-winded songs, but that is just lifeless.
Was anyone else really pissed off at the second Secret Machines album?
I LOVE the first one. To call it 'energetic' is to call Sgt Peppers 'good'.
Second one seemed... not energetic. Apart from LBE.
just a lot more mellow
Did you see them at Leeds?
They were amazing at Reading
I saw them in Manchester in an absolutely TINY venue last January.
One of the best debuts of this decade...
The new one is....7 out of 10. For the reasons above.
i think 10 silver drops is far more mature and refined. but live every song is just so fucking good. even daddy's in the doldrums (which i can't stand on the album). although last time i saw them, first wave intact was not as epic as it's been before. it made me sad. )=
But with perseverance and repeated listening it gradually became one of my favourite records of 2006. Ten Silver Drops is not as vast, expansive and jaw dropping as Now Here Is Nowhere but then again it's not trying to be. It's aiming for a different tone, a far more mellow and introspective one and with that their sound becomes far less immediate yet more rewarding. Ah this is turning into a review, fuck this.
Now Here is Nowhere is overrated. If anyone here thinks Ten Silver Drops is "mellow" then you have never paid attention to the album. It is probably the most intense record released in 2006. If you don't get it, turn it way up and listen straight through. It's a classic space rock album, and I can't believe that it is apparently so underappreciated. And by the way, Daddy's in the Doldrums is my favorite things they've ever done. In ten years, a bunch of critics will be singing TSD's praises and talking about how they were one of the only people who truly "got" it when it came out, and everyone indie who likes anything remotely psych-rock will claim they got it too.
this is true...
I think someone's yet to grasp the idea of 'opinion'.
You remind me of me about two years ago. So maybe you should take my advice. Grow up.
I grasp that you have the wrong opinion. Some things are black and white.
Not energetic? What's wrong with brooding, nightmarish, and poignant? And moreover, What do you care about energy for? You listen to Death Cab for Cutie. They've got about as much energy as a sloth after a gallon of Nyquil. You know, prior to your comment it was doubtful at best that any sixteen-year-old could truly appreciate My Bloody Valentine, but now it's quite obvious that you are just a pathetic poser.
Your post above is flawed in so, so many ways, I don't know why I'm spending time typing this.
'What do you care about energy for? You listen to Death Cab for Cutie.'
'...brooding, nightmarish and poignant?'
Nah. The praise for their masterpiece debut went straight to their heads. They're very rude people, and they really have gone up themselves with their latest record. Its like Now Here Is Nowhere on sedatives. It doesn't do anything for me.
Take this sixteen year old's advice, and don't let musical discussion tick you off so much, you pathetic nipple.
If it doesn't do anything for you, it's probably because there is something wrong with you, not the band. And for the record, in the few minutes I spoke with them, they seemed like nice, normal people. And while they were friendly to me and other people who spoke with them after the show, they seemed to me to be more comfortable chatting with Josh Pearson (their friend from their Texas days) than with soaking up the adulation which was in no short supply that evening. They're real artists and really serious about making music they feel is worthwhile. TSD was probably career suicide from a commercial standpoint, but they really weren't concerned with pandering to fans of the first album. The very reason they weren't afraid to make TSD the way they did was because they felt they had nothing to lose. Their personal lives basically imploded while they toured for Now Here is Nowhere, and TSD was all about catharsis. I don't really know how art can be any purer or exciting than that. Maybe you are the one who is sedated.
Furthermore, my ability to get annoyed with people's (faulty) ideas about music, to care that much, is something I take pride in. The very reason that so many great works go unnoticed in the first place is because most people are dessensitized or deliberately detach themselves to "survive" day-to-day-life...completely missing that art gives back so much more than it takes and is one of the primary things that makes life bearable. And really, if you can't get pissed off about someone's views on music on a music board, then why the Hell post at all? Presumably (if you're not a poser), you're here because music means SOMETHING to you. Right?