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..is pretty funny.
i've already said this but, it's just good clean pop fun, it's enjoyable and deserves at Least more than half marks.. like.. srsly?!1
it's pretty accurate.
a little harsh on the scoring side of things, but the sentiment would be pretty accurate if it was put a little more tactfully, no?
it's quite clear if you've seen him or spoke to him that he doesn't think he's believe he's any kind of musical pioneer. it's nice music, doesn't need such harsh criticisms, take it with a pinch of salt and enjoy.
Cliff Richard makes *nice* music.
but he is a nice guy.
for just saying "Looks like I got owned" and taking a bad review like a man.
at least he didnae kick up a fuss.
Not a fan of his music at all, but at least he wasn't a a bitch about the review
he's a nice guy and he seems to work pretty hard on the 'scene' which is admirable but his own stuff just isn't that inspiring.
who have registered just to have a pop.
i don't personally give a flying fuck whether he gets a good review or not, I have nothing to do with him, I just merely stated he was a nice person.
I understand what you mean though.
-"they have X number of friends on Myspace"
-"they can play their instrument to grade X standard"
you clearly have too much free time on your hands. go start your own fanzine and give it the review you think it deserves.
are an angry young man
I'm very grateful for the review purely because of the stir it's caused. I'm sure it's gained me a couple of album sales, so Daniel; thanks!
In all seriousness, it's not surprising that my album grates on Mr Ross. Having checked out his music tastes, we don't really share anything beyond Sigur Ros (and everyone likes Sigur Ros, right?). However, he's still entitled to his opinion whether or not we like similar music. If we all liked the same stuff it'd be boring and we couldn't get to argue on the internet.
My only gripes would be that the list of artists that Daniel cites as rendering my music pointless aren't really appealing to me, and if I haven't listened to their music (with the exception of McCartney, Wilson and Nash obvz (but literally - Nash - what the fuck?)) I can't really rip them off. Or maybe Daniel wasn't accusing me of ripping them off. Whatever the point, I don't like them.
And Daniel, you certainly got me with the arrangements point! None of them are complex, but I didn't want complex arrangements. I study music and have numerous friends who could have arranged something more intricate or demanding had I wanted it (the players could have coped easily!), but that's not what the record's about, and that's not how I wanted it to sound. And some of those solos are fresh to death, non?
Anyway, I don't want to sound petty because I'm fine with the review. One expects a certain bite from DiS. Thanks for all your opinions. Rest assured my next album will feature similarly average vocals, similarly turgid arrangements, sickly sweet lyrics, and ten (or maybe eleven) songs that sound pretty much like this record.
don't sound petty, I don't think he was accusing you of ripping anybody off with his list, just citing bands/artists he thinks hit a spot for him that you don't.. or something.
All the long words confused me. Thanks!
but you seem like a nice boy.x
and less should do what tom smith from editors did that time
did he do? Piss himself?
My favourite response is "something i've alway wanted to know: what type of disease DOES someone need?"
Tom really is not a great speller, huh?
That is taking it too far.
If you want to celebrate my shittiness, you could always buy one of my new novelty t-shirts / sweatshirts emblazoned with the slogan 'Luke Leighfield makes poo music' which features a drawing of me sticking my hand up my arse and out of my mouth, holding a poo which has a flag stuck in it saying 'Lolz'.
Make sense? http://lukeleighfield.bigcartel.com if you want to see it.
Daniel, if you're reading, would you like one? It's on the house seeing as you took time out of your day to write the review. Srsly.
Get one Daniel, she has a cool style
that the order of tee's couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
welcome to DrownedinSound
i'm now going to listen to your music
*gets his personal one by mistake*
what a cruddy snare sound!
so you've hounded editors, luke leighfield and los campesinos off the boards, who's next?!
like Cats x 3? Loads of people I know hate them but I think they're top notch.
i'm not massively into the type of thing they do, but they do it pretty well
the only reviews i have something truly against is a) reviews where the reviewer clearly has an axe to grind and consequently makes needless assumptions and assertions about the artist's intentions or integrity, or b) reviews where the reviewer clearly has very little interest or knowledge of the style of music he's reviewing (this is irritating even when it's a positive review...hip hop or reggae reviews from indie writers are the fucking worst). i dont think either of those applies to this review. reviews where the reviewer clearly wants to go against the popular opinion on the artist just to be "edgy" are annoying as shit too, but that's not really applicable here (and actually, 95% of those type of reviews are bashing artists i hate and consequently i actually enjoy secretly them)
far too many of the reviews on dis are mediocre, dull 7 or 8/10 cop-outs anyway.