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Helmet - Seeing Eye Dog - Turgid drone from start to finish.
I shouldn't really have been surprised.
Root for Ruin which was disappointing for Les Savy Fav and the new Interpol which was just disappointing for music...
In this day and age we have Spotify, We7, Hype Machine and goodness knows what else so if I'm unsure about something I'll give it a listen first. Even pretty obscure stuff from Boomkat has decent preview samples of a few tracks.
it's easy to buy things that disappoint you. e.g. buying things from established bands you love that turn out to be not to their high standard.
besides I really like impulsive purchases. sometimes, these are disappointing, however.
Albums can take half a dozen listens or so to reach a feel for it. I've often listened to something once or twice and thought that it sounded quite good, only to discover a handful of listens later that it's a bit shallow, or becomes stale quickly etc.
and really liking the song First Big Weekend of the Summer, I picked up 10 Years of Tears to try and get an overview. I've found it a bit underwhelming - it's not really a great selection of their tracks, there are a lot of B-sides, acoustic reworkings, that kind of thing. I should probably just have jumped in with Philiophobia or something, now I probably won't bother.
i'd say start with philiophobia, my personal favourite is elephant shoe and mad for sadness (which is a truly stunning live album!) they were pure brilliance!
It sounds like Kazu Makino is whispering in your ear.
I just can't get into it
I understand that no one will agree.
That's him trying to come up with a new idea for mid-way through a track and not being able to
Makes it that much more intriguing.
I must have listened to it at least 10 times in the last week or so and just can't get into it, such a shame as I am a big fan, think they may be past their best........
As a 34 year old who grew up with the Manics, hearing ANYTHING new from them, makes me smile, thus my twitter comment, posted the day the new lp was out. | need more time before I rate it properly.
Matthew Dear on the other hand I've had for over a month now. I've persevered, as I loved some of his previous stuff, but, it's just not very good. Uninspiring, soulless, too minimal, resting on past plaudits. If that was a new act that lp would never get signed and released.
You want absorbing and interesting in 2010? Try: Four Tet, Lindstrom, Pantha Du Prince, Radio Dept, Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics and Gold Panda. Although I've probably contradicted all of this for you on Twitter.
I didn't buy it but its largely dissapointing :(
It's a shame, the single seemed to herald a return to form.
youll be glad to hear. not the hold steady one tho.
..... I bought 'everything all the time' as an impulse buy and love it. Shame the new one is so weak.
Starts off really well, but I lose interest after that.
album by Feeder is absolute cack. But I really should've known better... Took a chance and boy did I get burned.
have pretty much stripped out the most interesting parts of their sound for the new record.
As someone who grew up loving the Manics I can honestly say that the new album is amongst their worst despite the false hope that is the lead single.
one is pretty tame, yeah. Pretty disappointing.
Next time I'll remember not to help to fund the career of an artist whose output I generally enjoy and who has generally served me well over previous albums. I certainly won't put this one down to experience as 'a bit of a disappointment' in the Manics's pretty-respectable-actually-back-catalogue. Note to self: don't buy rubbish albums. Ever.
"Don't buy rubbish albums, pal"