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itt: excuses people make for bands that were good but are now shit
itt: they didn't make the exact album "I" wanted once so now they are shit.
He's just "now retired".
Inspired 'I Believe In You', I believe
Translation: he keeps churning out albums, but every one of them has been shite since Rust Never Sleeps.
Thanks for the shit albums Bloc Party, now where's Silent Alarm 2?
or you've not listened to Silent Alarm recently.
Silent Alarm did
but the new album really is a return to form
Never seems to be true
people would be singing its praises."
from a live review I wrote of Bob Dylan's piss-poor 2011 gig in Vietnam - I think they fit into this thread perfectly:
"You do realize the man is 69 years old don't you? What do you think you'll be doing when you're that age?"
"I wasn't even there and I know for a fact the person who wrote this is a dim witted bitter loser. With bobs timeless songs,thunderous voice and one of the best backing bands in the history of rock and roll even their most uninspired performance would be spine tinglingly untouchable by the standards of mere mortals. Grow some ears and stop writing about things you don't understand."
"Dylan's been getting reviews like this for nearly 50 years so that journo wannabe's can get their 5 minutes of fame basking in his genius .The words and the sentiments are always the same, the lack of understanding of the man and his music pathetic"
"If he won't fit in your box, feel free to ignore him."
And my favourite...
"he's an older guy doing what he does. you media cunts have still not gotten it. you're a cunt."
Was he thinking of the right Bob Dylan?
'there may still be life in this band if it focuses in the future less on recreating its sound and more on recapturing its soul.'
Read: They're finished.
read: steve got paid to play xbox in the same room as the band for three days
''Yeah, in a minute, just gotta kick Dagoth Ur's fat head in''
while eating a two-day-old Domino's while Cloud Nothings play behind soundproof glass is, by the way, a beautiful image
wake up, sheeple!
something about how it was the purest reflection of their band yet and if you don't like it you don't GET the band
if that bloated mess was the real band i'd say they were doing better when they didn't know
seems really insecure, it's like when bands slag off their old material when promoting new stuff. i hate that.
and is pretty much a perfect combination of all their styles.
but the songs just aren't as good. absolutely nothing on there is as remotely enthralling as the first half of waited up.
... and that statement of his sounds pretty apt to me. For chrissakes it's got 'Johnny Foreigner vs You' on it.
transition from what now? they haven't released a good album in like 14 years.
but we have contractual obligations, yknow
that a self-titled album late in the band's career is "clearly a statement of intent" rather than a complete lack of ideas.
taking the name of their classic album and adding 'part 2' or somehow expanding on the theme
weezer - the red album
so all these different influences come together to create our sound"
- we all just listen to indie and so we are an indie band
If this was the debut thread from a new poster, people would be singing its praises
To me it's just people engaging in some cynical moaning
feel free to ignore it
And if anyone else likes it, it's a bonus.
And if anyone else likes it, it's a bonus
'things no-one ever actually says' territory
the cliche was based on bands actually saying this. Can't think of who, but I've definitely seen bands say it in the NME (probably some indie crap like Kingmaker or something).
To be fair, Googling the phrase mostly gets people disagreeing with it, without saying who they're disagreeing with, although I did see this:
/needlessly defensive Googling
''it's a grower''
if you listen to it enough the boring forgettable songs become familiar, and that's almost the same as being good!
but it is used that way
I'm sure the same is true for most people with an attention span greater than that of a gnat.
it's an excuse
not a universal truth for all albums that aren't immediate
I ate things I disliked until I liked/ accepted them. It worked for me with olives, capers, anchovies, offal etc. Still think Okra is vile though.
has allowed them to take some risks this time around.
is a sort of self-imposed critical castration whereby you (or your publication) can 180 on your opinion should the critical tide work against you or by the time the end of year lists hit and you want to save face.
read: 'I'm not really sure if it's as good, what do you other guys think?'