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possibly my favourite album cover ever. Why the black eye? Nobody can ever answer that question.
Have you noticed? In terms of people talking about it, putting their end of year lists together, etc.
It's PERFECT for that band.
Haven't heard the Bloc Party record, the other bullshit indie breakthrough band of last year. Heard the single... well done for trying something out, but no cigar for writing yet another blustery, tuneless dirge.
you hate bp we know we know !
Don't you have junkplanet3 stuff to be working on or your label or something
kaiser chief hate however is fine by me.
just shut up about bp, it's almost as dull as you're constant jagging.
Listening to people complaining about about Bloc Party is nowhere near as dull as, say, listening to Bloc Party.
I feel certain that they will slide slowly into the forgotten realm of massive-but-ultimately-insignificant bands that are remembered fondly by fans but become pretty much a footnote in musical history. You know. Shed Seven style.
Is that enough though?
It's not exactly life changing fire and brimstone or simmering psychotic beauty or brain melting noise or heartbreaking poetry or grassy sincerity or undermater majesty or crisp, cosmic soundlight or any of the wonders the musical universe has to offer.
It's a few lads churning out obvious music about boring things with no guile, wit or discernable talent at all.
I WANT MORE.
out of interest?
sounds like The Bravery.
If you don't like it, don't click.
i open a thread, which i presume to be about kaiser chiefs, and offer an opinion.
Was in the Guardian's 1000 albums to hear before you die thing though.
Which made me laugh, because Company Flow, Raekwon, Les Savy Fav, Life Without Buildings, Subtle, Animal Collective, Liars and many more beside were not and its like: WHY WOULD YOU NEED TO HEAR BLOC PARTY OVER THEM?
Lists like that make me unreasonably angry. Still, cLOUDDEAD were in it, which even makes up for the fact they chose 'The Bends' over Kid A.
Charlie Brooker makes the point well here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2213278,00.html
But, unreconstructed nerd that I am, I actually really like lists. I like making them, I like reading them, I like trying out what they say. And no they're not infallible, but on a list like the Guardian's 1000 one, at least some of it was really good, and I've already explored one or two excellent albums as a result of it. So there, Brooker. Suck on my opinion, you hilarious misanthrope you.
Kaiser Chiefs last night. He had a choice of seeing them or Queens of the Stone Age. Oh. Dear.
will be one of my albums of the year. Probably in the lower reaches of my top ten.
Were always shite, in my opinion chancers who stumbled upon a vaguely popular forumla. The second album is arrogantly shite beyond belief(Think the Great Escape times a million) and shows them up for the bunch of clueless idiots they are...
What makes me laugh most are the ammount of people who are willing to think of them in a sympathetic way just because they had that hit about a Riot that they vaguely remember. So they had a few vaguely passable tunes they were never anything special. In the same way that Travis got luck in the mid nineties filling the post radiohead/pre cold play bland void with drivel before fading back into obscurity...
I like them, they are undemanding unpretentious pop.
I can get why people don't like massive indie bands that are poseurs etc, but they seem pretty straight up.
indie though are they? They just have this vague vaneer of "indie" about them.
They are a bunch of lucky gimps who took the early blur formula and bashed it to death...
That's what makes them even more discpicable in my opinion, they got successful and didn't have anything to say or produce anything of note once they got there.In fact worse than that they moaned about it all... But I respect your opinion and I guess we could argue about that all day.
Oh and I have no problem with pop persay its just the conceit that they are anything special or different was truly laughable and mainly built upon media/radio hype. See also Lilly Allen, Kate Nash, Klaxons, Kasabian et al.
I can see a flicker of a point, but no, lumping in the Klaxons with Lily Allen and Kate Gash just shows he's against success.
they are just examples of over hype over the quality of their music. In my opinion of course.
I have absolutely no problem with bands becoming successful/big I just happen to think a lot of "successful" bands don't deserve the amount of coverage they receive.
contains some very good tunes and circa 2005 they were consistently one of the best live acts in the UK.
However, they ran out of ideas, inspiration, time etc and succombed to second album syndrome. YTAM is a truly awlful album, and they couple of performances of theirs that I have witnessed this year have been incredibly lacklustre as well
deal with that one brainlove
Obvious one liner bounced right off.
this is a bit like going to a football forum and talking about tennis.
...Kaiser Chiefs have gone full circle in the same way Razorlight have. They're now such an easy target I'm inclined to say 'ahhhh bless' and pat them on the head. And even their less offensive dirges seem to make me smile in the same way that finding one of the edible ones in a box of Roses that aren't your favourites but, you know, aren't orange creams or something, does.
So sod the haters.
They aren't profound, they seem good humoured and they write catchy songs. I'm not expecting anything more from them.
However, I do accept that in the court of public opinion they have been found wanting and that this year's album has not been particularly well received. They are on the downward slope and the next record will either revive them or kill them for good.
sold 1/4 of what Employment did.
I don't mind them. They just suffered from i predict a riot being played to death.
... people would have got sick of them a few days later.
they were always shit, always.
Ripped from the just updated Planet Sound pages:
"Certain indie websites slag you off for writing hits, but if they thought about it they'd see it's tough. It's pretty radical to write a hit single that's good."
You can almost certainly add your own punchline.
which I would love to dance and sing along too drunk, the new album doesnt have this & is Kaisers attempt at a more serious record.
Where as I consider Employment mostly average with the odd good pop tune in there, TRAM is just forgettable durge threw out, the only memorable song 'Ruby' is annoying and only memorable for that reasson.
Truley Rubbish Angry Mob :D