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you going to get some nice free traffic from metacritic sean, look forward to it :D
I heard it on the radio this morning
I thought; this isn't so bad, drums are nice, bass is cool, guitar & reverb are pretty sweet ... and then Liam starts singing
FUCKING HELL KILL IT KILL IT WITH FIRE
please, please, no one correct this - the finest typo in Distory
... he does look like a lama though. Maybe it is a fusion of the two
implies there was no album to review. You know like how you get a point in exams for writing your name on the paper? Well I think an album has to get 1/10 for the simple fact it exists.
if you believe its existence to be of no, or even negative consequence
for inducing such a reaction from a reviewer as to give it 0/10.
I myself once gave the second Scouting For Girls album a score of minus infinity out of five. truth spoke to power that day
not that it is completely without merit;
just as a score of 10/10 should imply that it is in the top 9%, not that it is completely without flaws.
And on that basis there should probably be a lot more 0s and 10s.
where as a 10/10 can ONLY be 10.0
a 0/10 is 0.4 or less
and a 10/10 is 9.5 or greater
Done by Royter
if we have reviews then all marks should be allowed
"We've made a great rock and roll album but sometimes I feel there’s a lot of people just f**king boycotting what Beady Eye do just for some stupid f**king reason.
"We'll boycott that s**t no matter what they do because it ain't Oasis and we want Oasis and all that kind of thing. Well f**k you! We've experimented or whatever it is, what more do you f**king want?"
WE'VE EXPERIMENTED OR WHATEVER IT IS
'The album literally chugs into life, like a Northern Rail train complete with clogged toilet, spitting teenager and faint stench of piss in the carriage.'
THIS ALBUM IS LITERALLY LIKE THIS TIRED METAPHOR.
Well, well, well ... How the mighty have fallen.
Would read again
you can just imagine Dan Lucas' stupid little face, grinning as he emails whoever sorts the reviews out asking for the Beady Eye CD. before the album has even arrived he was probably coming up with shitty little one liners, chuckling to himself as he pieces the Northern Rail simile together. i imagine he posted on facebook or maybe twitter or probably both saying "listening to the Beady Eye album lmao it is fucking #shit" as he listened to once, while sniggering to himself and writing this review. i guess he probably asked them to put "load of fucking shit / 10" instead of 0 but had to be informed that the site's low-tech architecture couldn't handle that so we will just have to go with 0, but Dan Lucas still snickered as the email came in informing him(he was probably listen to, idk, The Postal Service, as it arrived). and then sean's heart probably racing, they had to call sean in because this would be a big moment for the site, a real 'gorilla pissing in the mouth' moment, sean is sure, this will be a big one with the advertisers and if he can just surpass 10+k hits on a single article he might be able to convince Brothers Toffee Apple Festival Cider to run an infopiece on the site which would give him enough funds to carry on with the continued reconfiguration of the image servers.
but you sound genuinely annoyed.
Sean probably didn't even know we were reviewing until it went up this morning - I'm honestly flabbergasted people care so much about a Beady Eye album.
I'm in no way privy to the site's finances, but I strongly doubt that the couple of extra thousand pageviews that might have been generated over, I dunno, a 4/10 review are going to turn Evil Sean Adams into a gazillionaire.
I suspect there's a lot more to being a pageview whore than occasionally slagging off an album that nobody was expecting to be good in the first place.
People getting their knickers in a twist about an album review in this day and age, mental.
It's not a very good review, IMHO, but still, this is way over the top. My problem is it clearly reads like he knew he was going to hate it before writing it. Like one of those ironic vice reviews
Was Sean ever sued by Rev. Maker?
lmao, look at this cock's top artists on last.fm
Radiohead? pretty fucking futuristic, maaaan
i don't see why it matters, i'm not a hack on some two-bit indie rock review site posting attention-seeking rants, taking special attention to draw attention to the fact the band is question is Northern.
anyway, i'm not gonna do a Paul Hawkins re: The Knife here mainly because the thing above only accidentally ended up so long and i don't really care about it that much.
you sure about that pal?
(apologies if you actually gave it a shot)
always a classic.
criticising a band for making "derivative, nostalgia-inducing rock music"...
What a shit review. What a shit writer. You can almost see him sitting back smugly at his computer with his hands behind his head saying to himself 'Yeah, I've nailed it. I'm a hard hitting reviewer who isn't afraid to tell it how it is."
No, you're just another bad music reviewer who uses reviews to try and score personal credibility points. Pathetic, and the sort of review that means people don't take music journalism seriously.
LMAO Y U SO ANGRY NRGGHHHH I HATE BEADY EYE U GOT TROLLED
How do you think it comes across?
‘You can almost see him sitting back smugly at his computer with his hands behind his head saying to himself 'Yeah, I've nailed it. I'm a hard hitting reviewer who isn't afraid to tell it how it is."’
Well there’s absolutely no indication the reviewer thinks his opinion is unique or hard-hitting, is there. There are some bizarre presumptions flying around about the author’s personality.
sucking up the over-50-reply outrage thread
what an absolute bastard, i hate him
No. That's why I said "you can almost see him". That's how it come across. Which is the point of what people are saying. People are saying how bad it is and how bad it makes the writer seem, which, in my view, it does. It's lame music journalism.
But there's no need for that review.
I do actually really enjoy this bonus track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PzIhk9_3Vo
as it has a bit of melody.
There's about 3 or 4 passable songs on the new record, the rest are just really sad to listen to, as they're so devoid of ideas. Or at least, any good ideas.
That vocal is horrific.
That's one of the most bearable vocals on the whole thing.
regardless of how accurate it is relation to the actual music
that pulls the class-zealots and conspiracy theorists out of the DiS woodwork to choke on their own impotence is a GOOD review.
Namely, what does the music sound like? Essentially, I learned the author believes it sounds like crap, but I don't know the guy personally so I have no frame of reference for that. I'd like to know what's actually on the disc, and maybe some particulars instead of so many generalizations.
it was like christmas had come early
You realize, of course, this review & it's comments will do nothing to stop that asshole from foisting his rath on us all. His brother's probably choking on his laughter.
For contrast, here's a different view on the album....
It's like something someone would write for a school project.
Lazy Journalist Scum
If I ever see dan Lucas I'm going to punch him in the fucking brain.
and even Oasis get away with too much for past merits. yet he can't bring himself to criticise Sitek for his contribution to the album?
I told sean it would bring in traffic.
I knew fuck all about this review, and it was just Dan being Dan. We never tell our writers what to write. Perhaps it should have been a 1/10 or 2/10... I was on tour with Ed Harcourt at the time and woke up to a shit-tonne of abuse from journalists and magazine editors, and it took me a while to work out what they were even angry about.
why would actual music writers and editors care enough about this to write abusive messages? incomprehensible