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but then lost all interest, and you arent sure why
sorry for doing another negative outlook topic
Though I still really like Always Your Way.
for about three quid in some record store and when I listened to it I really couldn't remember why I ever liked them
Sums up my feelings entirely...
Me too, sadly. I think it was the new single that turned me off them. Hopefully the album can reverse that.
Loved them live but think they're soooooo boring on record
thought they were awful live
Then you should definitely stay away from them on record
I was going to say Franz Ferdinand, but I know why. Nothing was as good as Darts of Pleasure and Shopping for Blood.
but seeing them at truck reignited it. i think it mainly because they are great live, but don't come across that well on cd
Thought they were great live, enjoyed the tracks I found of theirs. Cannot summon any enthusiasm for them now.
Maybe I should give the album another chance.
that was the first band that came to mind when i heard Battles.
They had someone from Wire in them. I was really excited when I heard they were supporting Coil, but they sucked live. And on record they're evn worse.
You can now pre-order 'Read & Burn 3'.
If they have then ignore my last thread.
never split up
That's even better!
Newman left for a couple of years after their Pink Flag shows.
i loved '...and they obey' single and thought the bsides were good too. i bought the album and it quickly dawned on me that they were quite, quite poor.
I liked their other single though. It sometimes comes back into my head randomly, but I couldn't hum it for you now.
then you hear the album tracks and they're all filler. Seems to be the more successful bands that do this (i.e the ones dubbed as "ones to watch")
...didn't work too well live either. It's a cocking shame.
At first I thought they made perfect, twee indie-pop, but then I got the album and it's utterly unmemorable.
that time when everyone on the internet got excited about CYHSY????
MIA buzz died down despite Kala arguably being a better album (except for the rapping Aborigenes). Wolf Parade are seemingly stuck in side projects.
I can only think of Arcade Fire as having really pushed on from the Pitchfork buzz band label.
both their records, but thought they were shit when all the hype was going on.
- then i went to see them play and i thought it was the most over-indulgent dross I'd seen for ages! the lead singer looked like yr man from Cold feet and was so self-obsessed...Ooh it's making me riled just thinking about it again!
not Arcade fire
They really grind my gears these days.
I also thought of Los Campesinos stright away.
Liked a couple of songs, listened to Citrus, listened to Souvlaki Space Station, haven't gone back to them since.
Laika and Power Out were really good....then they got played too much and I got bored of them
as in, everyone got so excited I got put off, and when I listened they were actually alright. Alright, nothing more, nothing less.
Have to be seen live to be fully appreciated. I could take or leave the recorded stuff, but they were fucking brilliant live.
came to mind straight away. Also CYHSY.
Oh and the new Kanye West album.
because they aren't anywhere near as 'rockin' as they could be
Boris + Battles because they are nowhere near as good as the internets makes out.
really not good in the end.
are a band you need to see upclose in a small venue. then it all makes perfect sweaty glorious sense.
i've been thoroughly enjoying them of late and i reckon album 'i want you to know there is always hope' will be a goodun'
Briefly thought they had redeemed/pinned down the essence of indie-pop. Then just realized they were the same old overly-compressed hacks. With 'Lets Dance To Joy Division' basically. Still hold out hope they might be dropped and get good again though! (its always the same, why do major labels hire such awful producers?)