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I don't disagree with the overall mark out of 10, but what a shit review. Really, are they fucking serious?!
Those are the most bizarre comparisons ever.
that's NME in a nutshell
Butthole Surfers: WUT!?
you don't read the NME very often then?
Was linked to this by a friend.
is pretty spot on...
"Rebecca - try listening to and reviewing the album rather than fantasizing about the floppy haired boy in Form 4b. Lazy, lightweight and failing to say anything relevant, pertinent or useful about a challenging and emotional record. Try doing your job."
It automatically makes me think it's been written by a 7 year old (which might as well be the case, sometimes I guess)
that the worst reviews are more likely to be positive ones* because it means someone, rather than let all sneering/cynical guns blast fruitfully, is instead struggling to comprehend how this music could have happened and attempting to compare it to something, anything else.
Here's three good examples on one page, the penultimate sentence of the first one possibly my 'favourite' line of music criticism ever: http://www.adultcontemporary.co.uk/index.cfm?d=19/08/2007
is really confusing. it's like it was written by a clueless primary school teacher, who likes listening to Keane in her car, who has suddenly found this crazy New York band on the curriculum for the school year.
A new reason to hate the NME.
I had to swallow it afterwards as there are people in my room.
pants? sex? really?
But I'd been in those pants before, so I don't like to make that judgement for Buckley.
Anyway, back to the matter. If someone has used Avery Island to get into someones pants then they think what they could do with Aeroplane..!
I'll stop drinking soon.
really make someone want to sleep with you?
I did hear 'In the aeroplane over the sea' described as "catnip for indie girls" once.
i think it is!
bonus point for that.
when i read this.
everyone knows that.
But you want a worse review? Read Christgau's Fabulous Muscles (one of my favorite experimental albums) review:
i love that. classic christgau really.
...was from an ex-flatmate who used to write for Melody maker. His review of the Corrs MTV "unplugged" album was something like..."The Corrs are unplugged. Now they've got no chance of electrocuting themselves. Great."
and I read that review.
Yes, it is undeniably a terrible terrible review. Unfortunately, this is what the rest of the magazine was like.
Didn't it used to be good at one point?
that from 1997-1999 NMEs albums of the year were Spiritualized, Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips.
Was that the last time it was good or was that a bizarre island of decency in the late 90s, and it became shit long before that?
the moment they put the 'genius' tag on Pete Doherty.