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A Song To Ruin, one of the best albums of...ever, discuss...
I love how this thread consistently comes up every couple of months. fantastic album, never get bored of it. I only saw them once just before they split and was a bit disappointed by the newer stuff, but the tracks off this album blew me away.
I think I've been responsible for a few of them...
It's just brilliant though, every single track
watching the crowd singing along to this on the big(ish) screen at the cinema on friday was excellent.
really wish i'd gone to see md play a 'proper' gig while i had the chance.
whilst wearing headphones. it annoys people. i enjoy it.
great album. never got the chance to see them, but i've seen frank turner and he has been good, even though it's hardly the same.
I found these WORDS! In my bedrooom. UnderNEATH. Old magazines.
You found this SONG! But you didn't question. Swallowed my words but did not seeeeee myyyyy tongue, insiiiide myyyy CHEEEEEEEK!
I AM THE PARTY!
TONIGHT, BECAUSE I ALWAYS HEARD BETTER IN THE DARK!!!!
I BRING THE RHYTHM BACK TO THE HIPS
AND AS ROME IS CONSUMED
I FIDDLE THIS WHISPERED TUNE ON THESE STRINGS
It's as simple as that.
cos my friend said they were awesome. i had a few coins spare in a record store in brighton and it seemed like a good thing to do.
never looked back. that album is AMAZING.
my nipples are erect
saw them basically play this whole LP for the record release in 93 feet east. happy memories.
Excellent album, there's nothing not to love about it. It's just, gah, can't even describe.
If you're reading this and haven't got it, sort it out kid!
I was meant to go to their last London gig, but was ill...
4 times. They were amazing each time.
Thinks the lyrics are too complex to take in. My reply:
"You've got to go away and do a bit of research."
"What a load of shit!"
His loss. Yes, the album of my (late) youth. Near flawless and eye-opening.
And I'd like to take this opportunity to say:
THAT YOU WEREN'T SO FAR AWAY
THAT YOU WEREN'T SO FAR AWAAAAAAAY
I COULD'VE ROOOOOOOOOOOODE
This album is more close to perfect as anything else I own. True.
is that little bit closer to perfect?
It took me a while to get to that view point, but now HNH is my definite favourite of the two.
and seeing as people are talking about seeing them live, i managed to see them twice. Once around the time of Breaking the Back, then i forgot all about them for a while until i managed to blag my way into their last ever gig. Put simply, they blew me away and i felt like a fool for forgetting about them - it was only after that gig that i bought HNH.
I can't bring myself to pick between them. They're by no means part of the elite section of records I own where I like every single track, but then the high points are very, very high indeed.
And then you have the lyrics, which I pretty much consider the best I've ever heard from any artist ever.
just wondering what those elite records might be?
OK Computer - Radiohead
Catch 33 - Meshuggah
Envy - A Dead Sinking Story
The Mars Volta - DeLoused In The Comatorium
There are a shitload of amazing albums that got left out of that list.
I don't, no. ASTR has so much angst, frustration and honesty in it. I like HNH, but not in the same league for me.
for the fucking money
Seriously though, ASTR has so much anger/angst...plus that brilliant quality that comes once in a band-time; when a group clearly thinks they'll only ever make one album and put everything into it.
It goes to the extreme in every possibe direction.
EST THINGGGG TOOOOOOOOOO DAAAYYYY
- pretty much the album that changed my life
going to million dead gigs, just such a ridicilously good vibe and crowd movement/s + everyone knew all the words
haven't experianced anything like it since really. apart from perhaps when i saw brand new
a record could be described as 'changing my life' then it would be astr.
i saw them 4 times: underworld (their last london gig) goes down as possibly my favourite gig ever.
also, being in the video for living the dream was possibly the 'best day ever', mainly because i seem to remember meeting bob in the toilets, and he had a whip.