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All year I've been like, Archie is a TUNE.
Let's be honest though - it's one all-time banger after another isn't it?
It'll be nice at least to have one* of my top 5 having had some critical rec in list season. My top 5 used to be broadly in line with DiS, p4k, the rest... but this year I've hardly rated any of their hyped stuff.
*maybe two if Todd Terje makes the cut.
which is somewhat odd as it's not too far from vocals I otherwise enjoy. It kind of sounds like someone straining to sing outside their range.
It's a bit of an odd tone to my ears but I love it.... not that she gives a fuck.
Plus they make me really miss Land of Talk http://youtu.be/StEIcx9YY2g
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God I love Land of Talk
in a small pub in montreal once, they had some bloke painting a picture on stage with them
was well pleased they were playing there whilst we were in town (for osheaga)
been two of the best straightforward indie records this year. Alvvays win out as being the better live band.
probably the first 'straightforward indie' album I've enjoyed in an age, lead me into enjoying the Fear of Men album too.
Her voice reminds me of Laura Veirs, especially on some of the tracks later on the album. Feels like an album that should run out of momentum but pretty much keeps strong right to the end.
I really should investigate this then.
I tell them 'Shut up, this is infinitely better than Real Estate'
considered themselves upstaged. Alvvays are doing a full UK tour in Jan in case anyone wasn't aware.
Put it on in the car on a long journey and my daughters now both know all the words to all the songs after a few listens. Great stuff.
but have not felt compelled to check out the whole LP
judging from this thread I ought to correct that
It is very good in a Best Coasty/Camera Obscura way but with better song writing I reckon. Not sure if I totally love it though, might buy it next pay day if it holds attention till then.
but i have found myself enjoying it more and more nonetheless
guilty pleasure vibes
ticket for Real Estate at Shepherds Bush Empire purely to see them supporting a few months back. They're now playing their own gig albeit in September next year. Hopefully, they'll have an album or at least an EP out next year as it'll be quite a short set otherwise they'll have to play more covers of The Primitives like they did at the Bethnal Green gig. Anyway, easily my debut album of the year.
For you London folk there's a Scala gig, might be sold out though ?
It's indeed sold out. I was on holiday over summer when they played The Visions festival and Birthdays. Did anyone see them at The Bethnal Green Working Men's Club? Great gig, weird venue. Very Phoenix Nights. I liked the big pink heart backdrop.
Love the tunes, love the don't-give-a-fuck vocals, love the whole thing. Best indie pop album since My Maudlin Career.
like a lot!
and i don't really liek indie pop at all
but much more brighter, but not brighter like Veronica Fall's second album. Just good twee.
Must be getting old.
really, really grown on me. Great stuff.
That I only pick up on in list season that goes on to become one of my favourites of any given year (previously been the likes of The ArchAndroid and R.A.P Music) and this is the one this year.
Stuck it on at work the other day and the bloke who only seems to like what I put on when it's either classic rock or soul had a peek round to see who they were, which made me smile.
one of those albums that sounds a bit innocuous the first time you hear it and then a few listens in you realise it's wonderful. Party Police is my favourite apart from Archie I think.
Shows a lot of promise but isn't quite the all out spuff-fest that you all seem to think it is.
its a bit...lazy innit? made me want to listen to Joy Zipper.
last few songs on the album that sound more Camera Obscura-y are the best I rekkin.
Starts well, end is boring