so apologies if it's a double post and I look like twice the tool. If it doesn't come through, I just wanted to say that, while I didn't deny he played some guitar ;), my apologies to you and the writer for overly harsh criticism.
the quality of some of the reviews on this website have begun to slip over the last decade. I'm not speaking in defence of the album, just trying to make observations.
Apart from a few basic issues such as grammar and the odd typo or missed word in editing, there is a lack of research and comment on the actual music. Klinghoffer was the drummer in Warpaint - a fact that could easily have been researched. Making a point like this would be perfect for contemplating whether his time behind the kit has had anything to do with the occasionally quirky time signatures and rhythms on the album in the guitar work and keys, which are a relatively new thing for this band, along with a few other new features on this album.
A good review needs more than just a good writer.
the stupidity of being an all time great... of their time.
Why is it so difficult to get a hold of in shops these days? I remember seeing it fairly commonly back in the day.
Jurassic 5 should be hailed among the all time greats of their time.
The first grinderman album, I see there is another one now.
and makes a point of reviewing new releases only after they have been out to air for 6 or 12+ months.
Obviously, it probably wouldn't work in as much as - the record buying public want reviews of new releases, but it might attract business as a source of interest to music fans interested in debate. Could also attach links to reviews written by other journos when it was a fresh release for comparison.
At the end of the day, you could have completely different opinions on something that everyone else seems to agree on. I loathed that Grinderman album when it came out and slated it, and yet I didn't see many other people give it a bad press.
Back on track - I look forward to this. I found Antics to be the let down. OLTA on the other hand I thought was solid when it came out, and still give it a spin from time to time. Hasn't diminished at all in my eyes.
i dont often find something worth commenting on here, but that comment is genius. the "pigs" who were (unfortunately) stopping the gene pool from being cleansed by having a number of lower lifeforms obliterated on the tube platforms. lol lol
proceedings of the Copenhagen summit? Might want to rethink that statement about it being one of the most important and serious events in world history.
Also, not that I dislike Radiohead, but let me know when Thom Yorke does actually do something about it. Like persuade a decision to be made by someone in power about controlling populations in developing countries.
Don't expect a high and reasonable answer if you are going to sink beneath it and call people retards.
I reckon, both personally and perhaps by the level of praise in the review? In fact this is perhaps my fave album of 2009 and my second favourite doves album.
Very good review though. Very well thought out and nicely phrased. Apart from the baseline typo. I think there is hardly a weak track on there. I love the penultimate track, so not so sure I agree about the last two songs comment.
made national newspaper reviews - it wasn't as underground as everyone has been liking to make it out as. I've had it for a couple of weeks. It is a very nice album. Is a good sign for all those that would have DiS be more indier than thou and always know the next cool thing too.
Unauthorised Biography of Thom Yorke to get release. Hardcore fans expect no surprises.
song with slap bass.
the real best duo ever... ladies and gentlemen, i proudly give you:
aka Wyclef Jean and The Rock
it is pendulum youre slam ming (see what i did there) above? it must be.
because i agree wholeheartedly that prodigy were amazing because (as well as being reasonably original and hugely influential) they can make awesome tunes and hooks for the masses and really deep satisfying music too.
pendulum, so called dnb, make shitty dance for emo rock kids. the only song that was any good was their remix of...
voodoo people, and even that was just a rehash with those horrid drums loaded on top.
than Oasis any day, but I can't help but notice that most of the comments in the film advocating Noels view, were directly relevant to Glastonbury...
At least half of the pro-Jay Z comments must have been completely random soundbites...
Maybe I've missed something...
article has been a bit selective...
glasto this year isnt very helpful and there are certainly a fair few bands that have headlined festivals of recent that perhaps didnt have the clout to pull it off/deserve it.
but there were the chili peppers at reading/leeds last year. may have been an awful performance but definitely a stadium band who have played stadium shows consistantly since californication. Foos, U2 and Muse have all been doing it for the past few years quite regularly too.
Look at Reading this year... Perhaps The Killers are a weak link in back catalogues but Metallica and RATM reforming after 8 years is gonna be massive for a lot of people.
wub wub wub for feeder.
i think im the only person who thinks echo park is rubbash and comfort in sound is ok.
swim, polythene and yesterday are bestest though.
been 2 man band syndrome,
but i thought they were dull in numerous ways when i saw them live.
i want this album and i want to see them again. do they still finish with piece of crap?
but didnt particularly focus on a breadth of elements, only the morbid obsession which pervades his lyrics
swings and roundabouts isnt it. Just different passions I guess. Everyone has a band or album that they love and it seems that everyone else hates them i think, and it can be quite grinding.
it was clear that myself (and everyone else here) voices their opinion.
As I perceive it,
Homework is Daft Punk's best album.
Discovery (also good) is (in my opinion) unfairly credited by many to be their best though, and thus from my perspective, is given too much attention.
Quite simple really. No one claims to have the gift of complete objectivity.
quite exciting from the myspace songs
all the way. Much more (see: arguably more) influential than anything Nirvana did.
And Human After All was really good, just not in the same league as Homework.
Discovery was also great, but again not in the same league as Homework, and is way over hyped.
As they are an amazing live act (so we all hear) was their live album any good?
ten words is not nearly enough to do them...
cos it wasnt great in the mould of TOTBL, and it wasnt brain crushingly dull enough for the lowest common denominator like Antics,
so instead its just a good/average record that doesnt attract people...
sir, cannot in any way be associated with the same year as tubthumping by Chumbawumba.
review. i have some elbow albums (checks) asleep in the back and cast of thousands?
and i know this is a silly judgement, but ive always kind of just written them off as bland and dull.
but, based on this review, maybe i should force myself to focus.
i like the forget myself song, but, that isn't boring. so. is it bad?
and rhcp - a big obsession - especially for freaky styley which i owe so much for.
but also, ratm. the bluesbreakers' beano album (through my dad).
i used to come home from school and listen to my sisters blur, pulp and prodigy records cos, they were obviously the cool thing for older trendy kids.
then franz ferdinands first album?
i got songs for the deaf and elephant one summer and that was an important time i guess. think thats the big ones.
oh and i remember reading a newspaper article tipping the vines, the datsuns, the libertines and the strokes as potentials for 'reviving' guitar music or something. and i went into the datsuns (their first album).
and have never really liked the other bands (or other datsun albums) really.
i havent heard this yet. but ill get it, and their first album, i love it. really should have broken the charts a bit more.
and they did tour before the first record. they werent all over the place exactly, but saying they didnt work very hard is a bit unfair.
i hate seasick steve.
literally a poor man's Jawbone.
he gets everywhere, hes naff, and hes rapidly becoming thee cool thing.
my thoughts exactly...
what no interpol?
both albums better than, ooh. i dunno. say, a weekend in the city. coming from a bloc party fan.
nice one with lcd though.
i think the daft punk album (which is also absent) should have perhaps pipped it to number 1. daft punk dont make bad albums. they just make brilliant albums that are above everyone else. they know it.
it looks like an early flaming lips album cover. anyone else know what i mean?
this is actually quite sad. other local shops shut, and the fopp in cambridge replaced a local store which a lot of people were bitter about, but i think it won over. and the staff were always really great. take a hint hmv. i could lose myself in a fopp for an hour and not feel like i was unwanted or suspicious. dreaming of buying daft punk vinyls. i owe a great fraction of my collection to them. i salute you fopp. (camb store at least).
nah. i know its a difference of opinion, but i think that bands like iron maiden, even though i dont like any of their stuff, just became parodies of themselves. Whereas josh's gang are just cool cos they dont give a fuck and just do what they want. i think hes one of the best song writers at the moment, and they have a brilliant sense of humour. they were never trying to be monumental or OTT but they have a brilliant dark sense of humour. and how can you not laugh and dance at EoDM?!?
Maybe it will excite the indie boys, but i got into them with R rated (still my fave) and back then they were the band for losers who werent listening to linkin park and all the other numetal stuff. well. just what i think.
seasick steve. honestly? he does for blues music what every other guitar band at the moment does for indie. hes not even as good as the slightly better and more deserving jawbone. and yeah he can perform, but so can lots of tramps.
this is an alright song for a boring band, but it becomes contender for song of the year if you choose to mishear the lyrics as 'man sneeze, a pile of green.'
I heard no pussy blues a while back. personal opinion i guess, but based on that one song, i thought they were absolutely dire.
who cares? they make better music than GnR. end of.
I Killed The Zeitgeist aint that bad people. He's a character... i didnt think he could have done it before i heard it, especially with his live voice at manics gigs but its not bad. certainly better than some recent manics stuff
Not a huge fan of them but in fairness Patton did grab the mic and announce an impression of the band before he pretended to shoot heroin into his arm and mock kiedis's dancing style. Those 2 go back a long way, but i can see why they didnt take kindly to it. Since they were last on DIS much, people have become sloppier in their criticisms of them but much more vehoment. Come on people, put your backs into it! lol. i like editors and i follow this site. and music news shouldnt have an opinion. thats what post your comment should be for.
i like this band. it isnt quite the incredible single that was animal but its a good song / riff (albeit in a kinda kaiser chief way) and although not incredibly groundbreaking, it has a refreshing touch to it. i think it might do ok. or i think it deserves to do ok.