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The subject says it all really.
Deserve more recognition, probably would get it if they were American.
Although they wouldn't sound anything like they do if they were American so that's a stupid thing to say.
especially the last bit.
But kudos to you for owning up to your quite outrageous idiocy.
good to see em in the cluny too. chack out school of language and the week that was too
that the new album gets them the mass-scale love they've deserved the whole way through. What a back catalogue (inc. the b-sides album, which is on Spotify).
It's about time my stupidity got the recognition it deserves.
but part of me wishes it was 20minutes shorter, because then it would be a certified classic. This generations XTC
Their music is just so damn 'pleasant' and 'nice' to listen to that you kind of miss the complexity that lies beneath it. Tones of Town was a real gem and the new one seems to be as good after just a few listens.
I respect them for trying something new, but after a few listens it feels like some of the automatic four star reviews (c) all newspapers have been a bit over the top.
I'm not a big Wire fan though either - which may be a pretty heretical thing to say as a snooty music fan - and this record seems quite heavily influenced by them. I think I need to spend some time listening to it when I'm not commuting. Maybe I'm missing something.
All their albums take a while to really appreciate how incredible they are and most people don't have time to put that kind of effort in when there's so much music out there to listen to. I can't wait to see them at Green Man.
Damian - make sure you pick up The Week That Was album as well if you haven't already, it's every bit as good as their other stuff. School of Language is pretty good too, the single version of Rockist is one of their best songs.
I actually heard The Week That Was first and that led me back to Field Music. I quite like the School of Language record but essentially I'm a pop music man so it's not quite as big a deal for me... still good though.
The only one who perfers The Week That Was over Field Music? Every song on the self tiled album is brlilliant and instantly enjoable unlike the previous Field Music LP's.
last.fm similiar artist list plz (those rankings are typically bollocks)
...too, got the recent album other day and its hardly been off me stereo....fortunatly they are playing up the road from me in oxford in a few weeks so i will go see um live.
Despite having been sat on a few of their albums (not literally, although that might have provided a better excuse) for about a year.
They were great, really tight. It was a shame they broke a bass string half way through, they were just getting some momentum but it can't be helped. We were first in the room when they opened the doors and it was freezing in there!
what I'd read about them hadn't sounded particularly appealing, but a friend had a spare ticket for the Scala so I borrowed the new album from him, loved it, went to the gig and bought the album myself ... now wondering what to buy next
Not that the new album isn't great either but as a double album it meanders more. Tones of Town is a concentrated, focussed, concise album, where every minute and second has its place and contributes. Theres more piano on it, which I like. In my opinion a really classic album that.
Not mad about Tones Of Town. Love the new one and loved School Of Language and The Week That Was. I want to get stuck in to the older stuff next. Missed them at the Scala, saw The Antlers, but need to see them soon.