Well done that man.
But without Why?, Nick Cave, Los Campesinos!, Frightened Rabbit, Marnie Stern, Girl Talk, The Week That Was, the Futureheads, Hot Chip or Cut Copy, I'm a little stuck.
Lykke Li, Metronomy and Portishead I think.
Haven't had an album out this year, so that would explain their exclusion.
I'm massively surprised Frightened Rabbit and DiS favourites Los Cam haven't made it, but even if they did, Kala wins hands down for me.
That is all.
Is very Pitchfork.
I used it myself in a review the other week. I hated myself for it.
For being a bunch of cunts?
Or is he suggesting the Arctic Monkeys aren't working class?
Not that it matters like, I'm from one of the biggest shitholes in County Durham and I'd rather eat my own socks than listen to the Enemy.
Or is that supposed to be secret?
This will make him really happy tonight when the bastard finally pays for his ticket.
Long Blondes is a nice edition, ditto Pipettes provided they give them an afternoon slot and its nice and sunny. I like the Young Knives as well, so there.
Excited about The Shins but I knew that ages ago.
But stuff like this reminds me why I should.
I think much of the problem is that, yes, popular music has generally been very poor, but, except for Britpop, 'indie' or 'alternative' music has never been paticularly popular. Punk wasn't. Honest.
And its now that its 'our' music that is being bastardised by cretins like the Kooks and the Fratellis that it pains us so much.
It pains us to go to an 'indie' night and hear Fall Out At The Disco or whatever they're called. It pains us to say we like indie and hear some simpleton reply by gushing over the 'genius' of Milburn. And it pains me personally for people to decide I musn't like any music, because they assume I'm an 'indie kid', but then find it unfathomable that I despise Kasabian and Razorlight.
The bubble has to pop for the Indie Heat lads at NME. I can only hope that the straw-clutching flat-packed scene of 'Nu Rave' (cos it rhymes with New Wave, innit?) is its eventual downfall. I think them and the trendsetters at TopShop may have taken one it one focus group too far.
There won't be a punk revival. There won't be a revolution. There's no revolution anymore, see?
It'll just be that skinny jeans are replaced by combats again, and we can return to not being annoyed by the charts because it doesn't contain guitars.
And as for The Twang and The Enemy, I've become so disillusioned with 'indie' as such that I've never heard anything by them, based purely on their name and how they look. I wish I couldn't bring myself to do this, but the Kooks have left me no choice.
See, I never post for donkeys, then I cram a dozen or so into one big diatribe. And it was more than likely shite.
But I used to like Planet Sound.
They now like The Feeling and Razorlight though, so their opinion is void.
Are the band I saw on Jools Holland, the ones responsible for the line "Ludwig Van, how I loved that man, the guy went deaf and he didn't give a damn" then they should be shot, Britpop royalty or not.
Or is there some sort of irony in him playing the Malcolm X Centre.
"Yeah, man, equal rights, innit? Not for them bummers, mind."
Its 'arms race'.
I'm sure they censored it on the telly.
Regardless, its bloody horrible.
Obviously no Funeral or You Forgot It In People, nor as good as their work with their 'full time' bands, but a good album none the less.
I'd give it 7.5, but I'm not allowed.
They confirmed Panic At The Disco are cunts.
Great set as well as nice people.
That is fucking embarrassing.
Which I believe is nowt like ours, and rather downmarket Sun-style bollocks.
Except, of course, its true.
Fantastic, it was.
I use Notepad. :-)
I forgot about Planet Sound. Rather good, it is.
And Pitchfork, even though I hate it. Can anybody else remember This Is Fake DIY being good as well, before it became a billboard with one review a decade?
I have the odd flick through (somebody else's) NME and occasionally something grabs my attention, and usually the OMM.
6Music, very occasionally. I used to listen all the time, then all of a sudden I stopped. That was nothing to do with the quality, but when I try and listen now it seems to have gone massively downhill.
Personal recommendations from the odd friend I have who actually possesses taste.
And 120 Minutes, now that I have Sky+, cos I'm not sitting up until 3 so they can play the stuff they sould play during the day when they're fellating the Fratellis.
Another gig at The Sage. Miserable git.
Hopefully the Newcastle Arena (shit) will be more to his liking, and he may even bother to do an encore.
But what is it?
And its true they were the forgotten band of the NE music 'scene', unfourunately reduced merely to being that lot that go 'click click' on Thursdays in Diva.
Still, nice to see DiS has realised where Independent is.
I think are local bands, cos in Sunderland (thats SUNDERLAND) its a Woman Of No Importance (who are from up here and are really rather good) and somebody else whom I can't remember.
Do you mean 'Independent in Sunderland'?
Although it is in no way a step forward from The Lost Riots.
Herlihy however does give me faith I could one day make it as A Singer In A Rock And Roll Band, cos if he can do it, any bugger can.
That a lot of these songs seem to bait scenesters, when they're the only people who'll listen to such tosh?
The View do it as well.
Spot the bloke who's never heard Marquee Moon.
Quite fittingly, rocks.
!!! - Dear Can
Metric - Monster Hospital
The Roots - The Seed 2.0
The Fall - Telephone Thing
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control (Faint Remix)
Radiohead - Idioteque
Malcolm Middleton - No Modest Bear
Arcade Fire - Power Out
Patti Smith - My Generation
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
That's off the top of me head, like.
How artists take the credit for their videos.
Radio One continuing to employ those two mongs, or SPOONY ON FIVE LIVE???
And maintain it will be the reverse You Could Have It So Much Better, and everyone will realise its great.
However, this IS a shite choice of single.
Yet I got a thingy through my door yesterday saying I can now ring a new number for 'non-emergency' police as I live in 'Tyne & Wear'.
Even more bizarre as I live in County Durham.
I'm also in a pedantic mood. Great, innit?
I'd say no.
I've nothing against pop music like this (especially if it has a darker underbelly like this does. I love much of this LP).
But pop repackaged in trilbies for 14-year old girls and middle aged men who think they are better than people who buy Alright Still, I do have a problem with, yet they're allowed to do it?
Does that mean anything to you, hmm?
I know I'm only repeating whats already been said but I couldn't let it pass. This beggars belief. Fucking idiots.
Original beats and real live MCs and all that man. You love it, you know you do.
I knew it would be buying money.
This year? Not a clue.
Lily Allen or Isobel Campbell, with outside bet on Camera Obscura.
Ah, sod it, it'll be Arctic Monkeys.
To make sure a lass looked like I thought (hoped) she did.
I occasionally go through addictions to it, but ultimately its pointless, as I'm not one of those berks who adds people they don't know and therefore could just text anyone I want to 'comment.'
I wouldn't even say its good for music, simply because theres that many ultimately shit bands on it, and because of how its been proven it can be manipulated.
I wouldn't buy as much music.
I wouldn't go to as many gigs.
I wouldn't know as much about music.
I wouldn't be able to get hold of music from elsewhere in the world.
FUCK OFF BPI.
Like I said, I havn't got a bloody clue who they are. ;-)
Or indeed if I'd heard of The Voivods.
I expect to be made to feel an idiot after saying that.
I want a t-shirt.
Have to do with owt?
No Celine Dion?
Wolf Parade to win for me, like.