Anyone had a chance to listen to this yet?
...and this is winning. A really inventive and 'pop-tastic' romp of an album. It manages to be both comfortably familiar in it's melodies, which hook you, and at the same time, mess around and do things to raise your eye brows. That's quite an achievment - it's very easy to listen to and get into but it has rewards for those revisiting it.
There's a bit of dissent from what I can see from other forums, as some don't seem to rate the second half, which seems barmy to me as it's strong all the way through.
It's been a good month for music, if you ask me.
theyre essentially the same though, and both very good
i disagree. the ruby suns sound so cliche indie, whereas yeasayer is something totally to itself. for both of their albums.
Can't wait to hear this album.
such a stonker
especially love me girl.
this, along with i remember and O.N.E, forms a killer sequence
and it's bloody marvellous. Early contender for album of the year for me.
and last.fm keeps recommeding this band to me. Worth a download?
was 'bollocking time' :D
haven't really got into it 'as a whole' yet, but have just about fallen in love with four of the tracks already.
chugging on through it right now, i'm digging it. i had my doubts coming in to it, but it's turning out to be a great sophomore effort. like it a lot.
I'm a fan of this review though...
even after 5 listens now. After the magnificence of Tightrope I guess I was just expecting more. Why have they gone so mainstream and 80's? I can't stand Ambling Alp it is extremely cheesy even though I can understand its a good song, just wouldn't choose to listen to it. The album sounds a bit like Culture Club in places.
I don't hate it - The Children and Love Me Girl are great, its just not what I was expecting after All Hours Cymbals.
mostly because i wanted it all to be as incredible as Ambling Alp
and forget about it after a week or so, but this has really stuck. I haven't gone mad on it, but it's been a staple for a while. Really good.
but it's short, sweet and great fun. just what I'm feeling in the winter months.
Sounds a bit like Howard Jones? (You young'uns may have to look that one up.)