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but yeah, they bore me.
lumpen dirges with Pam Ayres vocals
I've never been in to them, but I think they're improving & the riffs are pretty catchy in the new songs.
the band themselves are p boring
Just Alex with an acoustic for the most part and it really sounds good. His singing is especially good. I didn't really care for Arctic Monkeys until then but I do like Black Treacle and She's Thunderstorms.
for seeing them instead of Portishead at Glastonbury on Friday but I didn't want to make a fuss and sound like I was slating his personal preferences so I didn't mention it. He was basically completely wrong to do so, though. I watched some of their set on TV and it was indeed a very boring affair. I hear nothing compelling in them.
From watching TV, Arctic Moneys looked like a much more fun band to actually watch live. Portishead did look amazing, but if I was at a festival I think I'd probably prefer a band that I could dance and shout along to, rather than just stand there and be mesmerised by the set.
I imagine they'd bore the shit out of me live.
See also: Vampire Weekend.
505 is a lovely song
but like fuck would i have watched them instead of portishead
No added excitement, dunno why. Might be cos Alex Turner's voice is boring. Or maybe the songs are just dull.
dull band. used to do shoddy scally pop now do shoddy queens of the stone age rock. they've changed genres without ever altering in quality ie very very low.
as you all well know. And not too sure about the 'scally pop' tag - I saw the early incarnation of the band as being more a direct descendent of late 80s indiepop like The Wedding Present. An ability to write conversational lyrics whilst jangling at speed.
I was thinking about AM whilst reading that in-depth piece on social media and how it's ironic that they will go down in history as the first (and last?) 'Myspace buzz band' yet, actually, on the ground and it was more of an organic word-of-mouth thing. In Sheffield certainly, there was no escape from those early demos - they were played in every pub and at everyone's house. And how did they play them? From copied CDs and tapes. I've never encountered anyone who ever downloaded the demos.
It's been said before, but maybe they were the last tape-traded band rather than the first internet sensation...
That's a long-winded way of saying, there was once a genuine buzz and unboringness but now they're what the Broken Family Band would call 'haircut kids on the indie-rock overground.'
first time I'd ever downloaded a song, I think. Possibly did so after they were mentioned in a small piece in NME.
Then I saw them at their 'breakthrough' gig at Reading, where the Carling tent was packed at the seams (I genuinely thought I was going to get crushed). I loved the first album.
Then I grew up and my tastes changed and there modern stuff sounds like crap to me. But oh well.
kinda gutted I didn't see Portishead, but the played good versions of some great songs.
Got bored of the new single after the first minute and turned it off.
but Humbug is really great.
Very boring but very successful... people obviously want boring!
Some pretty cool gig posters nonetheless, boring or swagga?
I think the latter...
I brought this one last weekend.... better colour and has good looking girl.
I'm happy with it :)
for such a "raw" and "real" band
I was astonished how good their third single was, the one that followed "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" (forgot the name of it). There was real speculation that John Cooper Clarke was penning them witty / acid lyrics (unfounded). They have gradually gone downhill and I imagine they would have been great Live in their early days. They are the epitome of a rock n' roll excess band (not a bad thing) but they seem removed from doing anything with real fire / purpose (which they could do very well if they out their minds to it. Potentially wasted talent.
u wot m8?
with Jo Wiley where she said "it's great to see you guys looking so lively" I'm not going to slander but, ahem, again not a problem but lets just say they are enjoying elongated moment in the spotlight.
and they're perfect for driving along to. but their recent stuff just lacks any real energy.
i liked most of their last album. cheers.
Getting a bit too cool for his boots. Don't get me wrong he has some of the coolest boots in the world! I think it's good for the superbands to have a character and style but I saw them at Finsbury park last month and as good as it was, couldn't help but get slightly annoyed by him..
because they are basically the Domino cash cows that help fund all the stuff on the label that I love such The Pastels, The Amazing Snakeheads, Francois & The Atlas Mountains, Quasi, Julia Holter etc.
i mean, they're not monumental but I can't think of another band that massive who i find so listenable. There's something kinda camp and glam about them of late too, I like it.