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Band on the Run by Paul McCartney and the Wings is a corker
came out but it just didn't click for me. Gepetto and Feed The Tree were great songs from Star and it's a terrific album but King is the one I go back to far more of the two.
but the first half of King matches it.
Underrated at the time but better than most of its imitators, Wolf Alice and No Joy included.
relistened to it recently. fuck that album and Horror Head is a terrible song.
not getting the comparison to either Wolf Alice or No Joy.
were it not for your unnecessarily foul language.
A bit samey, but solid from start to finish.
Nice that their still remembered though
No need to bother with anything they released after that
I wouldn't say you don't need anything else, but yeah the first few EPs aren't too different from Doppelganger, but much better.
kind of already happened, but it got a bunch of weirdly negative reviews when it came out.
nah, I think it's their most aggressive and ominous.
all the reviews seemed to be tackling the politics of the group. While it was a more explicitly political album, that was mostly just limited to the artwork and songtitles so it was a bit of a fruitless endeavor to take an instrumental band to task over said politics.
goes absolutely nowhere for 15 minutes. How is that not tedious?
The production is awful too. I like to hear the guitars and strings as distinct entities.
not exactly foreign to the band and I think the payoff is worth it.
I can sort of get behind the production complaint, though I think more polished production would've neutered it a bit. (see: Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress (remember that album?))
Whatever its merits (and it's not a terrible record), it's absolutely nowhere near as good as the two albums and EP that preceded it.
but not by *that* much. So it's like an 8/10 instead of a 10/10.
though I've always thought Slow Riot was really over-rated.
if they were attractive females you'd all love them
The last 3 albums (since they stopped being run of the mill pop-punk) have all generally received very positive reviews across the board, and have sold massively, but they are pretty much considered the antithesis of "acceptable" music by people with supposedly "discerning" taste. Which is odd, because musically they're by far one of the most interesting pop bands currently operating.
It's magnificent, and don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
it has nowhere else to go but up, but I don't even see it getting to MMM-levels of appreciation. It doesn't really bring anything new to the (iamthe) table.
There I said it. Some of the most imaginative and bizarre rock music ever made. And bloody brilliant too.
but Sheer Heart Attack is a beast! One of the best rock albums of that era!
I always loved their second album. Side 2 was all Freddie Mercury and sounded like a mini concept album. I knew it was all over for me and Queen when "News of the World" came out and there were no references in the liner notes to there not being any synthesizers, which had been a running gag since the first album. Kind of hard to believe they never used electronics in the early days…the music was so ornate and colorful.
No idea why it isn't rated amongst Morrissey's best work.
It's a great companion piece to 'Vauxhall' and has more variety musically, not to mention some of his best words.
The song 'Southpaw' is one of the best closing tracks to an album I've ever heard, with that haunting 'now there is something you should know, the girl of your dreams is here all alone' refrain.
OK, it's not as good as the albums that preceded and followed it, but Closer and Power, Corruption and Lies are two of the greatest albums ever made.
Movement is, in its own way, a discreet little masterpiece. Dark, cold, brilliantly cavernous sounding and with at least four or five killer songs. If any other band had made we'd all be re-discovering it and acclaiming it an 80s dark wave classic.
Really fascinating lost classic. I love the drums in Denial, very austere sounding. Chosen Time is the best New Order song most people don't know, very fast, hypnotic and futuristic.
I think Power, Corruption and Lies is a little bit overrated and could also do with reevaluation. Age of Consent is one of their best songs but I quickly get bored after that, which is probably my fault.
not his best, but never really got the really negative reviews the album got.
on the same note, I don't get why Hesitation Marks got the accolades it did.
Obviously they have done a lot of bad stuff since but that album holds up. Amazing drums, really complex but light skipping all over the place, nice mild overdriven guitar playing really simple melodies that just fit with no superfluous notes, his voice is fairly toned down and it all just melds together really nicely. shame they didn't follow any of the possibilities they touched upon in favour of making the same song over and over ever since.
Misunderstood weird, interesting album that didn't skimp on the pop songs but added elements to make them more interesting. A really honest confessional album too, dark themes with some beautiful moments. The songs sounded even better live. I'll never understand why people turned on these guys. Great stuff.