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been listening to this non-stop. really into it!
given it about 6 listens now
its just a bit lame
it's very instant compared to Primary Colours.
Not sure if this is a good thing.
but further listens have dampened my spirits. However I reckon Oceans Burning is the best song they've ever done.
wouldn't say great but certainly pleasant
we're all cool here
Fair play Horrors.
Here we go.
actually seems awesome to me.
Might have a listen, cheers
not so much the first two!
fuck da h8ers
seeing them around time of the debut doing their awful goth shtick melodramatics is a hard image to erase
but I have liked each of their records and this one sounds great too after a solitary listen - I'll probably buy it
best 'indie' type rock band in the uk right now. although oddly this album isn't really 'rock' at all i guess.
You Said is a bloody brilliant bit of work.
'Skying' seems less immediate than its predecessor but it is probably going to end up besting it by a good bit. I'm enjoying it more each time I hear it, as the layers reveal themselves. It's a big spacey, sci-fi shoegazey thing isn't it? Very appropriately titled, I think.
This album sounds a bit more 80s and is therefore shitter
I'll forgive you for not understanding that.
I liked the first album, it's silly and fun, and light; it's not bogged down by a strenuous effort to try much too hard to craft deep music which they can't pull off yet (Primary Colours). It had an energy to it, and it's naive and genuine, genuinely awful to some maybe, but there's no pretension to be anything more than what it is. I liked tracks like A Train Roars and Gil Sleeping as well, they're more convincing 'experiments' than the soft, po-faced, turgid, often trite (especially Still Life) dirge they offer now. Skying is an album they should have made ten years into their development, not just 4. They can't really go back now. They've softened the edges of their sound to such a degree that the original qualities they had kind of cease to exist in their sound (spread with zero variety over the ten tracks), it's not like they're just buried and can be brought to the forefront again.
And as much he tries he's a terrible singer, actually, the more he tries the more insincere he sounds.
I dunno, I suppose I don't think it's bad, but it's like they're making mid tempo music that needs something to ignite it and make it come alive, and that isn't happening if it's being made in such a conscious way. Like the last track, there's moments where I think; this is really good, but it's like they've sat down and tried to make an epic closing track rather than it just happening naturally and thus coming from a genuine place. His voice hits all the right notes but I don't believe a word of it..
Anyway, the next day I thought I heard the riff from Endless Blue in a Psychedelic Furs song on the radio, except it was more buried in their song.
He should shout more
given their outfits and stage names and general twattery at the time.
despite having obviously excellent influences and references all 3 albums the Horrors have done so far just seem souless to me. They obviously have great taste in records and I think some of the sounds and production are very NICE but it just doesn't sound genuine to me at all... Its bordering on pastiche and I just can't dig it maaaaan, as much as I'd like to
they obviously love Neu and Can and MBV, and whenever they list records they like, they're all amazing, so i should theoretically like them, but they are absolute toss. his voice is pathetic, one of those singers that sings in the same key no matter what key the song is in. the footage i watched from Glastonbury was dirge too, they really can't pull off the big sounding records live, and i've never seen a guitarist miss the mark so badly at attempting to do the whole Kevin Shields tremolo arm bending thing, it just sounds like he's playing an out of tune guitar
not out in America till next month
it's ok, quite nice, will probably listen again. First impression score: 6.5/10
through my headphones, even with my output volume at 1 click, it's way too loud. Why don't they have a volume huilt into the widget?
Good record this. Wasn't really a massive fan of their previous work.
but wasn't too ken on Faris' voice singing it at Glastonbury. Was underwhelmed by their performance
Number 3 in the midweek charts apparently.
they deserve it. hats off to 'em.
Absolutely incredible song.
Sounds pretty good. You Said, endless blue, Still life are favourites so far.
Don't think it's as good as the last one though.
Endless Blue and Oceans Burning are just amazing.
Liking it better than Primary Colours actually, Sea within a Sea or not. I think Faris sounds a lot better on this one.
fewer stand-outs i think, but then again the "poor" tracks are better this time around.
than it is to listen to the album.
You've spent ten hours on the Horrors in the last week?!
I think I caught it off Bon Iver, but maybe even earlier, from some of the spacey effects on the 2nd Black Mountain album, but i'm finding that I'm digging the perceptibly retro productions in a non-ironic, slightly guilty sorta way. I know it's stupid but sometimes I see a record cover and it triggers something, and if the music happens to mesh with that something in my imagination then I can't leave the record alone. Been dropping Skying in playlists with Dungen, White Hills, White Denim, Wooden Shjips, The Byrds, and hitting the songs from different angles - Moving Further Away is just epic, and Still Life too. Who'd a thunk it? Gave Primary Colours a listen, and honestly, couldn't give a toss for it.
Stop it please.
That is exciting? You seem like such an enigmatic DiS'er.
they really were shit cunts.
what a bellend.
But yeah, How?! he doesn't really do anything there, they're clearly playing a show where no one gives a shit about them, playing loud/abrasive/punk music and he's wearing all black and skinny, looks like he's sweltering in that heat, I'd be pissed too.
The only time I saw the horrors live was way back at leeds festival, 2007 maybe, it was one of the last shows they played before disappearing to write primary colours, they were fucking hilarious because you could tell none of them wanted to be there playing that shite to a bunch of 12 year olds. Totally looking forward to saturday
...but after Primary Colours, and one spin of Skying so far which I liked (plus Cats Eyes) I now like them/him. That video is just hilarious, I'd like to watch him watch that video back sat with his grandma and granddad explaining it to them...
only band i can think of to pull off a similar sound overhaul in a few years is Blur. i'm sure there are others..
and it seems a bit bland. The first 2 tracks reminded me of Candy Flip, which can't be a good thing can it.
Light baggy drum-beat with breathy vocals!
Compare & contrast Changing the Rain with this:
I Can See Through You' starts off just like the Human League's 'Mirror Man
Sounds like Lull by Radiohead.
reminds me of Chapterhouse. Beginning to wonder if there's an original note on this whole bloody album, though it is growing on me. Endless Blue rocks.
Only one person? Hmmm.
My friend sent me an email saying she was obsessed with the track Still Life. I replied it was like a forlorn Simple Minds (baring in mind I only know the upbeat Simple Minds singles).
Not sure it's for me really. But respect for them and how they've progressed.
to avoid the words 'skying' and 'simple minds' on any page in the world, anywhere.
after listening to it through headphones. The (slightly OTT) production really reveals itself in that format. Still prefer Primary though, just
the album is good as well
MOVING FURTHER AWAY
a 2 minute ambient instrumental intro. i'm sure that's the band having a little joke at our expense because when you first hear the start of it you think "hang on didn't The Horrors used to be a *rock* band?" and then...
and having listened to it about 4 or 5 times, I can now give it a "s'okay".
Moving Further Away is a monster. The bulk of the album, though, is pleasant but forgettable.
It's alright but not worthy of all the gushing praise/hype. Can't see me listening to this album many more times.