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you have to love the way he takes the piss out of Will Self here
and a moron to boot.
" It didn't so much play as hang listlessly about, like the bloke inexplicably still on your sofa three days after the party: it was an album that, metaphorically speaking, just lay there, occasionally weakly suggesting you to go up the 24-hour garage and get it some Rizlas and a raspberry Yop."
That's a terrible sentence, whichever way you read it.
He has this horrible habit of pretending to be one of the lads and has to always make music sound somehow mundane.
It's the journalist equivalent of ''...and then I got off the bus.''
gill, the 1st paragraph of this piece always makes me laugh: http://tinyurl.com/nyjsqe
Plus he gave Around the Sun five stars, a candidate for most bewildering review ever.
except that Will Self is a better writer still.
please make your case.......see, I'm quite a good writer too............................................................................ahem.
he's consistently hilarious. I like the way he described grime as a "music so startlingly innovative and abrasive it occasionally resembled community support officers trying to break up a fight in a Dalston kebab shop". Arf arf.
Given it's about being unable through animal lust to quantify what you find so attractive about a new partner, I'd play This Is What She's Like at a wedding.
with Kevin Harley of The Independent. Andy Gill can be a bit hit and miss, but he's still better than most.
usually just once in a review, but he does come out with some great lines.
I never pay attention to his opinion of the music though.
and a nice voice. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/audio/2010/feb/03/music-weekly-hot-chip
He likes the Glee soundtrack too, so he is obviously amazing.
but at least he's a bit different. And he can be very funny too http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2007/feb/02/popandrock3
In which he admits having deliberately steered clear of them on reputation up til then, and clearly wrote the first two paragraphs expecting to hate it only to be proved wrong: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/mar/14/popandrock.shopping
but i don't really love mr p's stuff. plus he always looks slightly embarrassed in the fashion photos
her other articles are alright usually, but i just think she's terrible at writing about music she loves. it's always gooey, hyper-precious and sentimental. and it usually bores me at the same time as making me cringe. i really don't like it.
is a brilliant bit of mainstream reviewing.
Really funny too:
I like him a lot because he had a genuine love and understanding of proper inventine inteligent pop (Girls Aloud, Rachel Stevens etc) in the early to mid 00's when no-one else could give a toss and thought it was just silly kid's fluff. He was bang on the money about Girls Aloud right from the get go and way ahead of the curve.
I am not him by the way.
convey emotion and was faceless. Durrr don't think so.
Considering that he made his name at Mixmag, and is a massive dance/electronic music fan, I'd be surprised if this was the case.
when he said it, on a radio programme on 6 music a few years back. I e-mailed the DJ ripping in to him. They mailed me back saying he was reconsidering his position. Probably not but yeah, he did say it.