That's all I wanted to say.
I assure you that its not for the want of trying.
Pretty pointless thread right?
Second half is zzzzzzzzzzzz.
I don't dislike it or anything. I just think its fairly nice but yet utterly forgettable.
I've listened to it about ten times and I can't recall any of the songs on it at all.
Its the blanket adoration which has left me a little bewildered.
I'm sure they're lovely guys though and all that.
from what I've heard!
because of the subjectivity of taste...Long shot though. If not that then I can't really help you.
But what I mean is that its been a while since there has been a band that everyone raves about it and I can't see why.
For example, I don't like Pink Floyd but I can understand why they are critically lauded and are so important.
Do you get what I mean?
But as I mentioned pretty pointless thread, I just wanted to get it out there y'know? I'm pretty bored at work...
and don't understand why they are critically lauded.
I really like wild beasts though eh.
I do hear what you're saying though, just don't agree with you..
Two Dancers is the 31st best album of the year.
gotta nuke something
same thing. there has to be SOME hype band. currently its these average chancers, and the xx.
also theyre above average, nothing more, and generic and boring enough that most indie fans can agree that they're good.
Trying to be as objective as possible: Hayden Thorpe has quite a unique vocal style for male pop/rock singer and his delivery displays an exceptionally poetic and musical cadence. Both singers' lyrics exhibit an intelligent and unusual turn of phrase (using interesting lexis and complex rhyme schemes/alliteration/assonance/consonance). The music echoes the lyrical themes and atmosphere stylistically. The album is cohesive; themes and motifs are reiterated throughout (one thing I find particularly clever is that if you listen to the melody in the last 30 seconds of 'Hooting and Howling' it actually foreshadows the main vocal melody of 'Two Dancers (i)'). Whether you like it or not is subjective, but I think it's hard to refute that it's a well crafted record.
...a band that I can see have some quality about them but nevertheless, I cannot get past the singers vocals. I have tried and would love for it to 'click' for me as it has for others and it's not as if I am averse to falsetto delivery, but I cannot stand the voice.
Shame really but my loss at the end of the day.
The real puzzle is why '93MillionMilesFromTheSun' won't be at the end of most people's end of year lists on account of it being a significantly fantastic album and yet being almost completely unknown.
'This is a booty call, my boot, my boot, your arsehoooole'
They are lyrics. Granted, that particular example is somewhat crude, but I'm guessing crude and crass is what he was angling for in that instance - it's direct and unsubtle (like a boot to the arsehole, don't you think?) and obviously not an attempt at flowery lyricism. And as a counter-point:
"And how, in our first and lasy years, we are the most needy, least greedy, most grateful, least hateful. How we die as deeply doe-eyed as we start."
That IS sensational.
since they were third (opener) on a Domino night headlined by Clinic.
Thought they were interesting then, think this is a stunningly good record. Sorry you're all so nonplussed by it.
they were shite both times, in my opinion of course. Plus they came on to a blast of The Knife, which was a bad idea as The Knife are actually good and interesting and stuff.
The reason it will be in main best of lists is because it's one of the best albums of 2009 it's incredibly simple. It's number 5 in my list. Them and The xx are basically the only good new British bands this year which is quite depressing really.
The fact that they are not "new" this 'year' is ridiculous. Get a grip.
They are only a couple of years into their public existence as a band. And are a damn sight better than almost any of their peers.
No bloody wonder you are called grouchland.