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I guess neon bible is the classic one.
I don't have a clue what the original poster is getting at here.
That may clarify this.
that Neon Bible was a disappointing and rubbish album until the Suburbs was being reviewed. I've been so wrong all these years...
right from the start, don't like suburds either. maybe its just me but the first album was just too good so the other two hae never been able to live up to that.
positive reviews. although oddly i think Great Escape was really disliked THEN anyway by a great many fans (me for one) it was just hyped up ridiculously by journos. if anything time has been .. kinder to it and fans (and the band) have warmed to it. it's stil a nasty piece of work lyrically; Fade Away is one of the coldest songs ever to feature on a Number 1 pop album.
Everyone still likes This Is It
Sounded really dull, hasn't aged well to my ears.
Where it all started going really wrong. Got nearly universal acclaim including a 9.1 on Pitchfork at the time.
in fact... most Eminem stuff.
got 9/10 in the NME.
And the universal and entertain me are good.
But it's a long long way short of a great album.
Wore the tape out as a kid though.
which between 2003 and 2007 was just about every single british album released
As if Q have ever given a single album any more or any less than 4 stars.
Then gave two in one issue.
Meaning their top-three albums from 1997 - 2001 were Be Here Now, Reveal and the second Semisonic album.
I think they gave that 5 as well. I think we'd all agree that was too many.
one star, "hideous", "unlistenable" Silent Shout is calling.
Muse: Black Holes and whatevers and Razorlight's self titled 5 stars in the same issue.
they were right about that one.
It always provoked disdain from me in any case. Has everyone else joined in yet?
Pretty much all of the UK based print press went crazy over them. They weren't the next Nirvana.
they were overhyped, and then very quickly underappreciated.
Bag o' shite.
Agree on Klaxons too.
Not sure if the reviews were glowing, but I think there was a lot of EXPECTATION - Virgin Megastores changed its name to Head Music for the day, everyone assume She's In Fashion would be a number one, Melody Maker did some sort of fawning retrospective where they basically disowned their scathing review of Coming Up... And then, y'know, meh.
In that it kind of went "great album", "hang on, no it's not". But if you listen to it again years later without thinking of it as a Suede album it's actually pretty damn good.
So I might be going out on a limb here.
NME's number two album of 1999 (behind The Soft Bulletin). You don't hear much of that "Michael Head, Britain's great lost songwriting genius" talk any more.
whilst hms fable may not get talked about so much, this is simply becasue it is underappreciated, rather than procducing feelings of disdain, horror and disgust
Shack would produce feelings of disdain, horror and disgust in most people.
They have quietly released some fantastic albums. More recognition, if anything, is required.
On that, what are they up to?
seemingly not much at the moment as Shack, but both Mick Head and his brother John have solo albums in the pipeline i believe.
I'm pretty sure got good reviews when it was released.
It was released on the same day as Youth and Young Manhood. Didn't buy that. I still quite like The Darkness, but I don't think it's an album many people look back fondly on.
than kings of leon. so permission to land wins. also for the number of ridiculous innuendos they managed to shoehorn into it
to a kickabout on london fields. still got the tache. quality bloke. not so good as a left back mind.
I quite like 'Knocked Up' off the third album. And nothing else I've heard before or since.
at first. that album's shithouse
It's still Incubus' best, most varied record.
not much else to say other than lol.
Like it now
or is it just that i've always hated it and thought it horrifically overrated
by the Manics was seen as a "return to form" - it really wasn't.