'A lot of people might suspect that the traditional world of indie-pop – that is, boys writing about girls, set to lop-sided melodies and jangly guitars – is a extinct beast, killed off or at least fatally wounded by more modern musical trends.'
Indie pop has never followed musical trends, has it? I suppose it was one in the mid-late 80s. Your tone is a mite patronising here.
Also i think you missed the melancholy vibe of the record, it's not really a great place to be, is it?
Beautiful and lilting and honest.
no you c'mon
About You Now before it was released and being very pleased...
for me for the last few months expansive tech/house has been lost to me for a long time, i'm welcoming this with open sweaty arms.
My parents got a dose of the album when i was on holiday and both enjoyed it.
plus these guys have been trying to make it in various different guises for the last 5 or 6 years and i applaud them for their tenacity and scoring a duet with Kylie.
It's better than Westlife but not as good as Depeche Mode, as expected, MOR.
all you Kate Nash haters...
Yeah she's a bit leightweight and fluffy but this year at Glastonbuty i caught her set and she was actually very good, entertaining and funny. The new album is leaps ahead of the shitty first one.
wasn't talking backwards. It was 6 Billiaon People.
was in Electrelane who are more indebted to Stereolab and krautrock but didn't really fit a genre outside of "quirky femme band".
I think the way that women are perceived in music and as musicians is pretty abhorrent.
Saying "then we'd be on to a definite winner here" and "to surprisingly satisfactory effect" doesn't really galvanise that they've made a pretty diverse album with post punk, surf rock and indie-pop.
Three "boys" probably wouldn’t have made this album but if they had they wouldn’t be met with such a biased gender viewpoint.
That review, i'm afraid, is pretty shockingly derivative. Unless it's a clever linguistic ploy to demonstrate that the album is too?
i got my tickets for this weeks ago.
much better than the satrurdays
but not on the comments?
Trendy, yeah its the Mercuries, but electro poppy.. who else on that list qualifies as electro pop other than La Roux..?
Surely we all lost faith in the Mercury Music Prize years ago, its a way to get underperforming albums to sell better.
I honestly don;t care who wins ,the only reason i was pleased when Elbow won was because they've been grafting for ages and appear to have won from merit.
Kevin Barnes sounds like that annoying bloke with the crazy hat on at festivals...
*pop* goes my bubble about him.
It's gash country rock balladeering.
New Hole woudl eb amazing but it isn't really going to be Hole now, is it?
and it was the best and worst festival experience in my life, being maimed and robbed was a low, but the random who took pity on me and brought me booze and drugs was a high, so was finding my friends when i was wandering wround drinking vodka from the bottle (in the days before you had to put yr spirits in plastic bottles). REM and Skunk Anansie were Glastonbury momnents for me that year, truly phenomenal. Other Glastonbury moments include watching Amy Winehouse on Jazz World in 2003 (or 2002, i don;t remember) in the pissing rain and her saying "Ah, it's raining, i'll sing this and make the sun come out" and low and behold a rainbow appeared over the stage....
I've been to every Glastonbury that has taken place since and it has changed for better and for worse in plenty of different ways. The reason we all go is because it is so vast and varied. I'm gonna have a day of techno and a day of pop this year, no other festivals offer me that option.
i loved Dead Disco, esp You're Out.. this is good but not excellent or promising.
Didn't court controversy in quite the same way did they? Nor did they really get embraced by the skinny jean wearing masses quite like Crystal Castles...
So who stole who's sound now? Does that really matter? The amount of soundalike bands fronted by guys is myriad, whereas punked up electro bands fronted by females aren't so much.. Crystal castles and Kap Bambino can exist at the same time and are quite vastly different if you actually listen to their albums
Lazy misogynistic jounalism, i salute you.
it was fucking amazing, i don't think is topped dancing or smiling the whole time (apart form the numerous trips to the bar, more reasons why such a small venue is amazing).
I was totally underwhelmed by the SLTS cover but think that they did it well i just think they should have played The Past Is A Grotesque Animal last instead.
That aside best gig i've seen for moons and moons... i agree Re the festival season, i thought they would be at Reading last year and then they didn't play... maybe chuck em on at whatever curious glade of madness Glastonbury throws at us this year..
did EVERYBODY start listening to and debating Girls Aloud? 2 years ago i was slapped in the face for doing so..
already ahve my ticket.. this is gonna be amazing.
are you on crack?
Every year i cry because none of my friends will ever want to go... this year is worse.. this line up makes me moist..
haven't heard it but everything i've read seem positive. A departure from the sound that made you is gonna loose them fans though and will it win any new ones.. critical success but a commercial failure?
Still i'm looking forward to it immensely.
is on Gish... blergh
Most of the lyrics are trite at best, laughable at worst..
Background music for sunbasthing in yr urban concerete garden
i thought they might decide to wqait an age to release a new album... i'm a bit gutted they're not playin manc so i can get a preview of the stuff, though "here comes the serious bit" was fun at reading this year
I <3 Sufjan
It's record industry fun used to increase sales or to celebrate them.. no?
and a manchester date too!!!!
so they won't have to bow to much record company pressure to make a shitty and convoluted followup...
did they stick with KRS in the states? i heard they did the major label sign..
ever in dispute?
They wrote a raido friendly stomper by some kind of fluke and now they get compared to it constantly.. it is a great song but should we judge all their others the same.. the knives out for GOXXIP.
I agree, their back catalogue is amazing, and Movement stands head and shoulers above SITWOC..
Also they're being treated like they're some new phenomenon who've got no staying power whatsoever..
Riot grrl was never ment for the mainstream, was it?
review, someone buy that man a drink... i read it this morn and have only just got round to commenting.. good man.
some of these comments are very similar to,....
as live they're fucking stunning