Is the DiS Music Board's finger NOT on the musical pulse of the nation?
Thread-killing quote!!! Deserved more than a standard ^this
I have NO IDEA WHAT YOU MEAN!
Los Campesinos!: Utter shit.
They really really aren't utter shit. In so many ways.
You're from Portsmouth and as such, easily pleased.
and the music industry pays my rent and as such am very easily displeased.
Just my own humble opinion of course.
I'm in agreement with Ciderland. Awful, awful rubbish. And hands down the worst band I've seen in the last 10 years.
DiS hasn't done an end of decade list yet? We're saving all that to coincide with our 10th Birthday.
And to be honest, I just fancied poking a stick in the hornet nest one last time.
is that most of the people making these lists are 30+ (40+ in a lot of broadsheet cases) and a lot of 'our bands' haven't really registered in their worlds. As per my blog about lists, they're mostly just marketing exercises to make clear how close the editorial team is to the writers, with a few 'oh i've not heard that' exceptions. Plus as big as some people feel these bands are, in the grand scheme of things they're playing similar sized venues to small emo, r&b and pop acts, which sadly is just the way it is. Like, I think You, Me & Six on paper, are bigger than Los Camp'... you won't see them in any end of decade lists either.
nobody would claim that 'Antidotes' or 'Hold on Youngster' are masterpieces, but that doesn't mean all the praise for the bands was meaningless
Today has reminded me exactly how much I love that album. ABOUT <---------------------------> MUCH. Possibly more, depending on the time of day.
i reckon silent alarm would be top 5 in most people's list if bloc party didn't release anything else
I fucking hate them. I remember seeing them play that gash song about graffiti on TOTP and being infuriated at how close they were to being a good band, but fundamentally failed at everything. And then he went all boo-hoo because he lost his lyric book full of sub-Morrissey witterings. And then they all hung out together at Dirty Three ATP hoping people would recognise them but no-one did because they're shit. And that accent sounds put on.
Everything about Maximo Park is fucking brilliant. EVERYTHING. It it were made in 1995 you'd be going on about them all ruddy day. You year fascist.
You've lost me completely, so I'm heat free.
Is it hometime?
b) They're still shit.
What I don't understand is how that occured. You're like 20 years old or something. At least I'd have an excuse for freeze-drying my taste in that period.
b) What's that got to do with anything in this thread?
c) Oh theo
(I secretly like your thread. Shhh.)
DAT DIS IS DIS!
but live they're actually fucking incredible. i saw them on my own. i was sober. i still danced alot. it was amazing.
And fuck, what a debut, you just know there is so much more to come from them.
Agonising over it at the moment, but Los Campesinos will almost certainly be on there. Not sure about the Foals though.
Post War Years do something similar and I think they're a better band.
The Foals have nice moments, but the album is just not consistent. They left some of their best tracks off it for a start.
antidotes is a really awful record and los campesinos are just a bit wank.
I remember when you used to send us really nice messages on myspace. You bought our 7"s when you didn't even have a record player! I thought that was really cute.
So what you're saying effectively is "Why are Foals and Los Campesinos! all over 'The Best Of The Decade' Lists?"
And that, my friend, would be a far greater ponderer...
Why has nobody else noticed that?
You've all been tricked by a well-placed double-negative and managed to answer the opposite question.
fourth post down.
"my year in lists" is just a floppy-haired embarrassment.
if these are supposed to be our indie "champions" then im fucking off to Kiss FM never to return.
used to read a book onstage.
Does that change your opinion?
WHAT A INTELLECTSUAL!
are such twee-hugging smug fuckers that they deserve little from this industry - that's half of your answer right there.