When The Haar Rolls In is a fantastic record.
Looking forward to this new one.
All his others are great too.
Just write a structured article that the rest of us can understand.
go and read the article on the Libertines movie.
What is that review on about exactly?...
I think a bit of an edit would have have made it a bit easier going for the reader.
around the early/mid 80's. Even the vocals.
are both fantastic guitar power pop albums. Love them both.
However, as you have said in the review, here is no need for this collection at all.
Some new material on the other hand would be nice.
Everyone always jumps on this song and it wasn't even written by Newcombe, it was written by Matt Hollywood.
That's just a passable mark, the album is far better than that.
because no one will read it at that length...
Love the tune Peeping Tomboy.
and think it's really good.
The opneer Discoverer is brilliant.
and not incredibly dull like some have said.
although the constant media references claiming it was a return to their "old sound" were wide of the mark.
The songs I've heard from Collapse sound good and are possibly a bit more like their "old sound". I'm looking forward to getting the album. As previous people have mentioned any songs in the form of E-Bow the Letter and Country Feedback are very welcome!
album is fantastic... beautiful songs.
Some things in life just meet all the expectations you have...
Can't beat a bit of boy/girl vocals and strummy indie guitar tunes...
with a few dull tunes then picks up strongly.
But the much repeated manta that this resembles "seminal works by the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young..." is just wrong.
Let's be honest, it isn't in the same league as any "seminal" album by those 2 artists, as good an album as it is.
Seems a bit bland and ordinary on the first listen.
that your looking for and not LA?
The level of hate from some quarters is a bit OTT...
of the first album so I hope that it hasn't been "smoothed" out on the new one.
Constellations and Radar Detector are defintely the best tunes, but I think the rest are pretty good too.
but I bought it from one of the companies on Amazon sellers for £8 in October last year.
I like the artwork.
Loved the last one.
Between this and the Dinosaur Jr tour announcement I feel like I'm living in a bit of a time warp.
I bought Dinosaur Jr tickets months ago and this was purchased in October last year.
Hopefully a Scottish date.
I've made my points.
Like I say, it is easy for me to sit here and criticise, you are the one who puts up his work on public show. I respect that.
You say - "So if you want to know what the music is like, read a review of their actual albums. If you know what the musics like, why the hell do you want someone else to tell you what its like?"
Well that covers all bases. So why bother reading any "review" of a Best Of. Why write one?
I agree with your last point howveer, not 'a review' in the traditional sense.
Or at all.
"i'd want to read a review to make me see the music in a different light..."
You barely mention ANY MUSIC in the article. There in no review of any kind happening in your piece, whether you accept that or not.
I appreciate it is easy for me to criticise, but you actually say more incisive points in your replys to me than you do in the article.
You haven't "reviewed" anything. That's the point that I and a few others have made.
You have written an article on a band.
Big descriptions weren't really necessary.
Don't get me wrong, I find many Best Of albums pointless, but despite owning all their albums I clicked on the review to see at least what music is considered their "best".
I'm none the wiser. And had to go to another website to at least get an idea of what is on the album.
You obviously thought the idea of a Best Of was a waste of time before you even started, so it seems pointless you even trying to review it.
"...and if you're new to the band, you can get two of the albums for the same price as the best-of."
You could probably write that FOR ANY band that releases a Best Of. Totally silly and unhelpful comment. Of course, if you wait a few weeks you will probably be able to get the Best Of cheaper too.
But what has that to do with a review of the album? A Best Of isn't aimed at people who own/want the other albums.
Not too much about the music in there.
Quite a confusing and ultimately pointless read really.
Latino, mid tempo, bland. I preferred it when the tunes where weirder than the videos.
Just the type of tune that would fit nicely into the American pop charts no doubt.
Where has that air of mystique and abandon went?
As people have stated: definitely better than the first album but not as good as the last. However give it time and it seeps in slowly.
p.s. If this is a 2/10 record then god help us with other album releases this year.
Nothing outstanding, but hopefully the next Low record will be.
but I'm not convinced BJM have ever been about musical evolution. They are named after a 60's rock star, they have named albums after 60's albums (more than one), named songs after 60's rock stars etc.... you get the drift.
Like I said before, I'm a big fan, but the new album seems to sound like something from the early 90's where beats and guitars were the way forward. Again not really a case of evolution.
What I want are good tunes, of which the last 2 albums seem lacking. Maybe Matt Hollywood rejoining will bring the best out of Anton again.