Either way, I quite fancy some of that haul, so mine are:
Orbital - The Girl With The Sun In Her Head
Kashiwa Daisuke - Requiem
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
or, perhaps, just a bit more indie-worshipping of Reich and Glass. But this is great. And I agree 100% that Beethoven's symphonies are the best place for anybody to start with "classical" music. The couple of centuries since them may have seen dozens of symphonies I love as much, but it all goes back to Ludwig. And you can get a box of great performances of all nine for a tenner pretty easily.
Just two issues: 1) your line about the last movement of the 13th String Quartet being a middle finger to those who couldn't take the Grosse Fugue might be lost on those who don't know the Grosse Fugue was originally meant to be the last movement of the 13th (which I don't think you explained), and 2) everyone involved is already dead? Really?
I meant C) McCarthy
Has any other band ever gone from a 10/10 album to a 3/10? Alient Ant Farm maybe? I dunno. Fact me up!
Might have to make the trip down to Leeds...
It only marks the halfway point where the noughties die and the teenies begin. We'll still have another ten years before a respectable date comes around.
Glad to see it getting praised though, looking forward to it even more now...
whether you'd given it a good review or not. But I'm glad I read this anyway, cos I'd not realised it wasn't entirely new. So now I'm prepared.
I was also gonna make some snide comment after reading the first paragraph about how Buck hasn't been on Anticon for about a decade. But then you're ahead of me there, too...
I preferred Haven...
I don't care if it wasn't the loudest they can go, being outside in the dark and looking up at the stars with THAT going on = epic win.
And, y'know, it was still pretty loud.
I wasn't aware anyone rated Mike Skinner's lyrics.
That is all.
Unless all the music on here was made by record shop clerks? Rather than just liked by them?
To say nothing of Gregg Wallace's career path...
Richter's 'Shadow Journal' has the BEST bass of anything ever. Factoid.
I'm glad to see this reviewed on here though.
doing "Walk This Way". Shoulda been awesome.
It's nauseating, isn't it?
I'm not sure I've ever heard Lords playing Lords' music, but I was VERY impressed when they backed Damo Suzuki, so I might have to track this down...
I wasn't saying "YOU have a username that is tenuously linked to a throwaway reference to millions of deaths, therefore how can you judge someone else using one", I was just wondering if you thought MBV had justified it. And maybe I was being a bit facetious as well.
But yeah, think it was just to do with their volume - in particular, the volume of a specific ear-bleeding part of their set - and I couldn't tell you whether it was a name they adopted or just one that was slapped on 'em. And it may not have been that name anyway (see above). Ah, I should stop rambling and get me dinner...
maybe it was "the apocalypse". As you were.
this is a review of a *record*??
Coulda fooled me, I thought it was a few vague thoughts about a genre unfamiliar to the writer.
However, only_shallow, I must ask (out of idle curiosity) how you feel about being named after a band who were/are infamous for a live show known as "the holocaust"..?
I just can't WAIT to see how many rants you get about your use of "jumping the shark".
it wasn't a joke: http://www.drownedinsound.com/label/view/822
DiS used to LOVE the Kaisers.
This is really, really bad news for my bank balance!
Have you been listening to Frank Turner by mistake..? Or is your only knowledge of the T-T world the (admittedly one-dimensional) 9 Red Songs, which has very little to do with Chris' main back catalogue?
You can throw many accusations at a man who's penned such hits as Eminem is Gay ("Lipstick all over his chainsaw
Dancing around in dungarees
And did you see where Dr Dre put his hands
When he stood behind him on kids TV?"),
The Headcold Bit Of The Winter("lucozade nurofen benylin lemsip anadin hot milk
n n n n n night nurse"),
Dreaming Of Injured Popstars ("it only took one match to burn down Kelly Jones")
but 'over-earnest' isn't one I'd go for myself...
he's not really a "political" artist, is he? He's done *one* "political/protest" album (which acknowledges its own lack of worth in the final song's first line) on top of a whole back catalogue of songs about hedgehogs, flying giraffes, turkeys with guns and Cliff Richard being nailed to a cross. What's not to like??
In fact, I only read down this far to see if ol' fiddy had posted. 'Fraid I'm with Chris on this one...
How indie am I???
(it's on a compilation)
(it's not very good)
(I'll go now. Sorry)
Not to mention Millions Now Living...
must be something to do with that "1,000,000" word ;-)
It's not a Friday already..?
If I was only to have Kimono, where should I go next?
Except I got to 3:20.
Also, "shine" is a fairly well-known verb last time I checked...
Way to stick to your roots, guys!
Must be "dance" then.
I've often wondered how many clubbers have been left staring at their stereos in bemusement after taking a punt on Autechre simply because it was between Basement Jaxx and Apollo 440...
Hasn't stopped legions upon legions of indie kids thinking they're cool though
where c) is "DiS journalist Kev Kharas has read the words 'African tribal beats' and arrived at 'Afrobeat', in the process etc etc etc..."
B) That's rich coming from a music reviewer.
A) How long it took you to mention the words "coffee table"...
Disappointed, Diver, I'd expect more from you...