That is all.
Will.I.Am though? Urrgghh
I got it for Christmas last year. :)
Hot Chip- Ready For The Floor
Foals- Red Socks Pugie
Those Dancing Days- Hitten
Wild Beasts- Devil's Crayon
Elbow- Grounds For Divorce
Dananananaykroyd- Pink Sabbath
1. Foals- Antidotes
2. Lightspeed Champion- Falling Off The Lavander Bridge
3. Late Of The Pier- Fantasy Black Channel
4. Eugene Mcguiness- s/t
5. Johnny Forigner- Eyes Wide Terified
6. Friendly Fires- s/t
7. The Kills- Midnight Boom
8 Bloc Party- Intimacy.
you knew what was coming? I am going to assume you have enough intelligence to deduce from the headline what the article would entail, therefore knowing in advance of reading it whether you would like it or not. Quit moaning.
I liked this. It's good to have people like LL on TV.
Is it near the Isle of Man? On a less sarcastic note, I want to see this tour badly. :(
Vegas themed strippers and car crash fireball extravaganza?
gave quotes like that. It'l be good to have Franz Ferdinand back. Live dates before the end of the year??
Blackpool DVD is pretty special.
how excited I was over Long Blondes a few years ago. It's a seasonal curveball but 'Christmas Is Cancelled' would be great alongside the rest of these songs.
When I was emailed the list of upcoming album reviews I asked for Iglu & Hartly as I knew it was terrible. As childish as it sounds I thought it would be fun to lay into the album and would make for an entertaining review. Not every review can to be a sparkling recommendation and personally I'd rather read an amusing slating than a 6/10 or 3 star review of an average band.
This review was not a proper negative review like if, for example, 'Dear Science' had been awful. That, with the expectation and reputation surrounding it, would need a long structured breakdown criticism. A worthless major label stop gap band producing an awful album really doesn't. Would the review have been better if I described why the middle eights didn't work? I think not.
I'm under no illusions as to how trivial the 400 odd words on display are. I didn't sit back post writing with a cigarette in hand and think "That is amazing, take that Mercury, Radio 1 and Topshop" I just wanted to make some people laugh. I wrote it at the same time as a glowing Eugene Mcguiness review, an album I genuinely believe to be outstanding and one I wish was getting as much attention as this.
Drowned In Sound (in my opinion) is not a personal shopper, people shouldn't come here solely expecting to be advised on what to buy. It's brilliant that you can discover amazing bands here however I feel the site acts predominantly as a community of discussion regarding the musical landscape we live in. I opted to review that album as the band were gaining large amounts of press attention, radio play and popularity which riled me. I wouldn't just lay into a nameless bad band, there are too many to even begin.
Music journalism in the year 2008 certainly finds itself with less authority than in previous decades however it is still important. Writing is an art form, I knew I would like Late Of The Piers album having been to gigs, downloaded the demo’s and buying the 7”s but I still want to hear what other writers think of it and how they formulate the sounds into words. Perhaps over negative reviews are redundant to an extent but at the same time if I convinced one person not to purchase ‘& Then Boom’ (There were a couple of positive threads on the Music Forum) then quite frankly I feel I have done the job I’m not paid for.
I put it on there last week when I wrote the review.
but nothing good either. Hard to criticise it but VERY hard to praise it. 5/10 it is.
If you want iron fist you should see my... Iglu & hartly review.
As far as I can see they are as hyped up as any band I can remember in recent times.
I'm not a fan of the album but I will reserve total judgement until I see them live. Might be in for a long wait though.
Bed time now. x
to say tunes as many times as possible?
In the space of a few sentences has made my day.
There is the barrell of fish.
up the 2rd prize for albums that missed the Pluto list? :D
how big are Death Cab in America? Ben Gibbard is slowly morphing into a chubby Jarvis Cocker also.
so 'rapey' about that dance move Dizzee does when he says 'backbone'. Shudder.
hang out in playgrounds?
on AndrewViolets reply. I don't think anyone who reads Dis regularly give a damn about chart positions.
might have done OK with the critics but sales wise it's bombed hasn't it? Correct me if i'm wrong but didn't it debut at number 48 in the charts? In the current climate Long Blondes should easily be able to break the top 20 album chart.
physical copies is it? The 3678 downloads contributed too.
The power of Skins though, 'Hometown Glory' got back into the top 40 last week after being on there.
Shame nobody picked up on LCD Soundsystem in that bizarre New York segment.
will be gutted that their attempts to host the worst 'festival' ever have well and truly been blown out of the water.
do a live lounge Jo Whiley thing on TV over Christmas. It was in their own homes and they were at one of those scrotes houses, a reasonable big semi detached new build on a fairly middle class looking housing estate.
Add to this the fact they not only signed to a major but actually refused to sign to a smaller, more interested label purely for the money they haven't got a leg to stand on when accusing people of trying to be something they are not.
They really should be on the next Disband.
The Line Of Best Fit review calling the album 'Midnight Bloom' above a picture of the cover 'Midnight Boom'
in a squat?
NME started to pay attention when Tim Jonze started a label up to release 'Daddys Gone'?
students only? Or is that a vicious myth my girlfriend has made up to avoid going?
'Cassius' and then 'Red Socks Pugie' apparently, they are going to eat 2008 whole aren't they?
THE look of 2008. Believe.
WAS ALL IN CAPS SUCH IS HIS STYLE.