I think this point ties in with the Yuck album too. Originality is essential in new, exciting music but something with obvious reference points shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. F&THS are an amazing gateway band, hopefully many of their fans will go on to discover Orange Juice, Billy Childish et al in the way that Yuck fans might pick up Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr records.
*Note, this point does not apply to whatever The Enemy decide to rip-off next.
No, just kidding. Any list with Perfume Genius, Yeasayer and LCD is a good one by me. Now for the real purpose of these lists, new music. I'm off to spend the afternoon with Deftones and Emeralds.
the two words I had in mind were "You're crazy" ;)
Egyptian Hip-Hop = a poor mans Late Of The Pier.
Someone explain it to the slow and stupid?!
It's not like I didn't enjoy the records from Grizzly Bear, Pains of Being Pure @ Heart, Bat For Lahes, FOTL, Dananana, Sky Larkin, Fever Ray and Girls too.
1. The XX- xx
2. The Horrors- Primary Colours
3. Yeah Yeah Yeah's- It's Blitz
4. The Maccabees- Wall Of Arms
5. Jamie T- Kings and Queens
6-25 are on here- http://itsgettingboringbythesea.blogspot.com/
it's essentially a pointless record.
and are working class in every sense (Background, fan base, musical style).
not a grand claim per se but it's way better than Red, Make Believe and Maladroit.
although he looks a bit like Minty's girlfriend on Eastenders atm.
It's like something off Crystal Maze. HELP!
Also, you need to change to video for Implosion Quintet. HTM-HELL.
The Horrors won't win, they'll be like Burial- tipped by all but falling at the end to *PUTS NECK ON LINE* Glasvegas or La Roux.
Can someone explain Speech Debelle to me?
some of the production is a bit busy but there's a lot of passion in the songs and her voice sounds great throughout.
this was a good piece and to a lot of people the likes of Lightspped and Emmy will be gateway artists leading young kids into the 'proper' stuff the purists above me sit in their room being boring too.
it seems to suggest everything that defines her as who she is needs stripping away. Obviously Taylor Swift is superior to Regina. Haha.
not so great singer.
My slightly less vitriolic version: http://www.gigwise.com/reviews/albums/51157/Kasabian---West-Ryder-Pauper-Lunatic-Asylum
and promote his album pretty nicely? No such thing as bad publicity etc etc.
a) Saint Dymphna
I might get my Mum to blog about Michael Ball and Donny Osmond.
appears to be missing.
this and Eugene McGuiness clawing back the credibility The Wombats ruined.
he's done it with Kyp from TVOTR and I think Ed Droste is a fan too.
only not including tracks from albums already released in 2009. So singles, remixes, b-sides and free downloads mainly.
I bet they *Love* that question. A true original! On a serious note though, I'd like to know about Karen O's proposed solo album.
my favourite album of the year so far.
not by the disco stompers but by the balldy type tracks. However 'Hysteric' is possibly my favourite YYY's song now and Runaway and Skeletons are not far behind. It's an astoundingly good record imo.
I saw him driving his car at Leeds Festival last year- he looked like a Thunderbird.
hence the 3 days needed to get to London from Manchester.
That is all.
I think it will be excellent.
However I hate the word 'Tweet'so much. Also I don't think anyone really cared that much about the day to day activities of Philip Schofield, Rob Brydon, Danny Wallace and Graham Linehan before so why do they now?
I await Judith Chalmers arrival with baited breath.
or is he just a floating pair of lips these days?
1. Santogold- You'll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden)
2. Passion Pit- Sleepyhead (Landau Wake Up)
3. Friendly Fires- Paris (Aeroplane ft Au Revoir Simone)
4. M.I.A- Paper Planes- (DFA)
5. White Lies- Death (Crystal Castles)
6. Lykke Li- I'm Good I'm Gone (Metronomy)
7. Mystery Jets- Hideaway (Diplo)
8. MGMT- Electric Feel (Justice)
9. Ladyhawke- Back Of The Van (Van She Tech)
10. Kid Cudi- Day 'N' Nite (Crookers)
11. The Kills- Cheap And Cheerful (Sebastian)
with a nice contentious winner to stoke some debates. The Kills deserve that #9- it's a brilliant album.
It's weird how Foals seem to have fallen out of favour to a degree. Compare Januarys hype and reviews to now; I haven't seen them do very well in any of the lists so far. It's my number 1 thoug so maybe I'm biased.
The year Florence & The Machine enrages a million internet nerds on her way to the top of the charts. :D