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choose as album of the year.
As in an average album many people will choose as album of the year?
is the most avrage indie record I've heard this year. So avrage it hurts. Mega bordom. I can't really bring myself to listen to Arcade Fires new one after even Wolf Parade made a even more forgetable record than the last shit one. So I've pretty much given up on big-ish-a-few-years-ago indie bands at this point, they once felt kinda solid but turns out they're the new britpop-international-jetset, file alongside Shed 7... Its not worth the time anymore. New blood needs to come thru quick or its all gone to shit with bands in general as a concept.
but some people will put them in their lists, mainly because of the band names more then anything.
I've dug all these bands in the past too, so I'm not hating for the sake of it if anyone was wondering haha.
They're just that bad that its getting stupid. Which I kind of expected both DiS and P4k to say about them all but that didn't happen and I dunno why... The only thing letting DiS and p4k down right now is the shitness of indie and its comitment to sill cover it cos it has a foothold and cash around it with promotion and all that. When they both veer from that they're preety cool.
or the first 3rd anyway, then it does lose it a bit, except Sweetest Kill, and admitedly it's not as good as the You forgot or s/t. They were still briliant at ATP though
As for the Suburbs, i've only heard it a couple of times but after the title track, it just irritates me. can't understand why just about every review i've seen has been positive. I will give it a few more listens but on the 2 times i've listened to it so far, i've just been compelled to turn it off and listen to something else.
Yes, so disappointingly average. Listened to it three times, and that's about as many turns it'll get.
yeah just bland
The Dead Weather
I found all of these dull, sorry.
of people" will pick Autolux, seeing as I'm yet to find a single person (other than myself) who rates it.
One Of The Dullest Records I Have Ever Listened To, But All The Critics Pretend To Love It. In 18 Months They'll All Be Going On About Foals Having A "Difficult Second Album", I Bet.
Is the new typing all caps every other couple of words or so
Just thought I'd put that out there...
The Suburbs, must have listened to it about 10 times now and it still does nothing for me.
an album that did nothing for me 10 times! must have done something if youve persisted to put it on 10 times! haha
the suburbs, I still can't hear what's good about it
to make my own mind up. I think I owe them a good 5 listens but I'm scared that 16 tracks of mid-tempo/identical songs is gona put me right off!
i would say Suburbs as the mania is already here...the songs i've heard so far were really weak compared to their previous stuff, but still - need to hear the whole record properly in order to judge.
The Suburbs (for me) feels very sprawling and hasn't quite clicked as a whole just yet but clearly has at least five classic Arcade Fire tracks on it already. It's anything but average surely?
but as a whole it leaves me feeling flat and eh
I'm getting frustrated at people saying this. There's Month of May, Ready To Start, Empty Room for starters. These are very pacey and un-mid tempo.
if The National are anywhere near the top of the end-of-year lists. pretty dull stuff
does anyone else think its basically the middle ground between Kings of Leon and Coldplay? I mean, Boxer and Alligator were definable National albums, and although not hugely original they had that quality that set them apart from most of the shit that inhabits a similar space. But High Violet... doesn't. I mean, the lyrics are really bad- nowhere near the standard of boxer, which was awesome, especially tracks like Apartment Story.
i was a big fan of the two previous albums. the new one is missing that extra edge that songs like Squalor Victoria had
I really loved High Violet, yeah maybe not as good as Boxer or Alligator but don't think the lyrics are really any worse. I can't stand it when people throw Coldplay as criticism at bands that don't sound anything like them, laziest criticism in the whole world.
Having said that, no they're not going to set the world on fire by being drastically world changing weird, almost all they do is gorgeous. Conversation 16 has got to go down as a track of the year. Lets not forget that Boxer had the line "they're going to send us to prison for jerks" which I think is far worse than anything on High Violet.
These New Puritans album i thought was terrible rather than just average and very confused how it's turning up on so many lists of best album of year so far
Or both. I for one enjoy the Arcade Fire album in addition to liking really crazy shit. I don't feel like this is a compromise or a contradiction in any way. Honestly I don't see what makes a record 'average' or how this even works as a description, seems pretty lazy to me.
suburbs is a top album.
is my inclination, sadly.
Barricade is the worst single they've ever released and I'm told there's at least one track on there that's notably worse in terms of lyrics, music and chorus.
Bright Lights is a classic, likewise Antics imo (at the very least tightly written and performed pop by focussed and passionate musicians). OLTA was a sometimes-attempt at progress hampered by stadium aspirations that yielded a couple good songs and singles if not a satisfying listen or cohesive statement of intent overall.
But any album by a band who talks about their 'art' and 'pushing boundaries' and making 'their' Kid A that has Barricades as a lead-off shows a group of men deluded at best and dishonest at worst.
High Violet was a bit ponderous and flat, pretty average, but made with good intentions I'm sure. I'd like the national to redsicover their cocks at some point though. Suburbs has far more life in it.
I really like it. Looking forward to the album greatly.
Vampire Weekend, Foals, The National... Pick any one you like. It's a sea of mediocrity out there which the music press/the man/whoever keep whipping up to create waves of hype. Was The Horrors album really so good as all that? I haven't heard anyone mention it in a while now... The Vampire Weekend album is about as good as an average Super Furry Animals album - fair bit of inventiveness but it's not a 'fantastic!' album...
I just played it quite a lot back then (I never LOVED it though)
Delorean or Mount Kimbie or whatever
What album, which you think is actually quite average, will nevertheless be picked by lots and lots of people as amongst their favourite AOTY?
I've heard them only a few times. I hated the new Vampire Weekend. All the criticism against the band I didn't get the first time around is suddenly very valid.
The Foals after an exciting first listen fell flat. That Drake record is pretty awful. Whatever I've heard of Interpol is pretty disappointing too.
what has tempo got to do with one finding a piece of music exciting?
always The National.
My more oddball choice would be These New Puritans: it's really not that good, despite having some decent tracks and being inspired by basson, Philip Glass and Wu Tang Clan as every bloody blogger ever tells us. Concept over execution, massively.
yes, even that, so don't even try it.