I only started listening to them lately and I think they're well good.
not sat by him, I felt so silly.
Really, REALLY like a lot of their stuff. Find a lot of it really meh. Quite often think both within the space of the same track.
Even if they do have only a few good songs, those songs are WELL good.
In St Albans. The only thing that saves them is his dancing.
Oh and the drummer.
I don't know what a lot of bands look like. I thought Tame Impala were short-haired officemen for some reason, until I saw them recently.
I just watched their new video. They look like what I imagine cliche guevara of The Social Board looks like.
His akward dancing is hot.
Still shit though.
but apparently it's because I am too old to get them but then my friend pointed out that they have turned into Duran Duran and I am unfortunately old enough to remember that they were rubbish too
Abe Vigoda and Wild Beasts leave me unmoved too.
Is it the fact that it's just our early teens rehashed or am I alone on this?
Until I heard them do an acoustic set on 6 music and it was really beautiful.
The problem is that it is the crap eighties stuff that is being rehashed now and whilst it was just throwaway school disco pop back then, now for some reason and in desperation it is seen as cool and cutting-edge. Just actually listening to the new Memory Tapes album on Spotify and....it's forgettable synth-pop rubbish, ditto Metronomy. Actually Memory Tapes is worse than rubbish.
was invented in a Radio 1 meeting room after Golden Skans blew up. It was probably the same committee that invented K-bands, and post-Bloc Party (which they lucratively sold to soundtrack FIFA 10).
could it not just have been that some of those bands got influenced by klaxons, played a load of gigs and were signed by the record labels trying to cash in on their success?
the most humourless place on earth.
...if you didn't get it, no.
Just didn't think it was very funny, and felt like being a bit of an annoying cock so decided to ignore the fact that it was a joke.
That probably sounds like im making excuses now.
I don't know why I even remembered that
The synth rush thing on the new album has been done a million times befoore, but it still sounds great, and songs like Chimes are really nice, well written songs.
but saw them at glastonbury again this year and they couldn't have looked more desperate to plug the gap LCD have left. The singer may swell have been dancing around in a tshirt saying 'i am the new james murphy'.
having said that, theres still too much hate for them on this thread
LCD? Friendly Fires? What?
but now and again members remind me exactly why I don't talk about music or politics with people at parties.
Go and see them live, and still tell me you cant see it.
and pointing out that your link between two bands is utter bullshit is not pretense, it's pointing out that your link between two bands is utter bullshit.
for the record. like most of their singles, neither album has grabbed me.
I didn't realise they were so disliked. Paris, Jump in the Pool, Skeleton Boy, and Live Those Days Tonight are all great songs. I like Hawaiian Air but that line about the dog is a bit jarring.
they add their own flair to it of course, I couldn't find a bently rhythm ace remix of klaxons you see, cos thankfuly it doesn't exist.
If I was being flippant I'd say they sounded like the bossa nova setting on those keyboards at school played at double tempo with a 'landfill indie band' trying to do a Foals (remember them?) cover on top of it
If I was being obviously-deadly-serious I would say its a sinister reappropriation of highlife done in a colonists mindset.
wearing your guitar really and playing as if you're really moved by the music and the only way you can express it is buy jerking about like a prick and waving your fringe from one side to the other. Can't believe I liked that band when I was like 16.
Foals, Klaxons and Friendly Fires have nice taste in dance music. Pretty sure they've all done nice DJ sets with a load of quality stuff in. It doesn't translate into their bands work for me though. Foals and Klaxons were kinda fun and raw at one point though, don't think I've seen that side of Friendly Fires.
but have always thought Klaxons and Foals were/are awful. I don't personally hear much of them in FF- I hear Thompson Twins. This is a good thing.
Jonny Greenwood is the worst for it. Looks like an absolute dickhead and the least cool person ever when he's arsing about with his head.
but really don't think the second one is nearly as good. Still think the world is a better place for having them around.
but Wham had better tunes
he's a dole boy
he takes pleasure in leisure
he believes in joy
and I reckon they`ve moved up a gear with Pala. I doubt there`s been a better produced and enjoyable pop album released this year.
I "hate" homophobia, the Nazi's 'Final Solution'and Animal Cruelty (oh, and possibly cheese and onion crisp.
I don't "hate" bands, artists, or musical genres and and neither do you. If you did you've got some really warped priorities but you haven't so you don't.
There's always some smug bastard (I'm not smug but I am a bastard) who talks about "hate" being a really strong word that's used inappropriately and they're bigger bastards because they're right.
from Pala is one of the best songs I've heard in ages
the rest of the album I can take or leave
I really liked the first album too for about a fortnight until Late of the Pier released Fantasy Black Channel and ploughed part of a similar furrow with a much more bountiful yield
Having said all that, I like what they're doing and the fact that sometimes it doesn't quite come off doesn't bother me so much because when it works it's pretty great
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