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Album of the year?
I reckon so
what do you reckon?
and is a banger in places, there's more to that band than their indie-twat image would have you believe... There's a couple of stinky songs IMO but it's a very good album, no doubt.
Whitesnake is the only track which I'm not really into but it's a pisstake anyway as are the first 2/3rd's of The Enemy Are The Future but the rest of the album is sick
But it sounded alright yeah. By far the best Erol Alkan produced album he has done for a band this year. I got a bit bored of a few of the singles as I accidently went to an indie club and they got played to much.
I first came across LOTP in a local student bar - the DJ put this totally wacky yet strangely captivating track. I never approach DJs to ask for names and artists to be fair but I felt compelled and found out it was called The Bears Are Coming. I downloaded the album immediately and after about three listens I was hooked. What an inventive collection of tunes with such jittery energy? Then I saw a picture of them and they're basically a bunch of scrawny young lads. Doesn't seem possible but there it is.
I frankly can't name a track I dislike. But it's some of the little touches of mania which make me listen to it over and over again.
"Cabbage! Do you smell snacks?"
if the best record, the ROTY, has the most ideas, then this is it
well 2nd to of montreal
if however the ROTY has to have good ideas then this fails almost totally
and if the ROTY has to have ideas, even just 2, that combine to make something bigger than the sum of its parts and work together in a pleasing/catchy/clever/inventive/good way
then this record is so far from being good that,
if it put itself in a cannon
aimed itself toward good
and fired itself in that direction it would not have a cat's chance in hell of ever getting close
but it is really good and very suprisingly enjoyable.
Microcastles is the album of the year.
Animals is the album of the year.
Alopecia is the album of the year.
dis fooled me
I think that, accidents calamities and breakdowns aside, those boys have a long and glorious future ahead of them
but very close, top 3ish for me!
Is possibly the song of the year though.
it's way better than Friendly Fires
it makes me so happy. Every track. Epic.
singles are pretty good, and focker is really really great, but overall? its a pretty average album, its better than i expected but i don't think i'd give it more than a 7/10, and i could never listen to it all the way through. too much filler.
which tracks are filler?
probably. at very least in the top 3.
yeasayer's album did not come out this year.
or am I going mad????/
album is very good, not the best this year though.
I think 2 or 3 albums down the line they'll be doing absolute killer albums. Unlike a lot of the bigger bands at the moment (Klaxons, Kaiser Cheifs, The Enemy) i think they'll still be around in 10 years making brilliant and inventive pop music.