Also: yes, a tad harsh mebbe. But that's the Fabio method.
But this is not a brilliant review. Like Sean rightly observes, there's been some Genuinely Serious Shit in Uffie's life during this record's protracted gestation. To not acknowledge that as reason for its 'delay' is pretty poor form. Also, it's Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans - as in the dream is a sexy one. These are not independent of one another, but adjective and noun. So, like, yeah: the title is wrong throughout.
(Not my place to suggest this, but after the Dillinger review, which was also by this writer, may I recommend he be removed from the roster? Sorry David, sure you're a lovely chap, but you're dragging this site down.)
Esben and the Witch are playing twice at TGE, albeit on the same (Satur)day (double bang fer yr buck), should anyone be interested. (They're not on any o' these lists.)
...still terribly out of tune.
^ this whole album in three words.
(I like it. 7/10 is fair by me.)
But Revenge was AWFUL last time I was at TGE. Think No Pain In Pop had it... dank hole. But, heck... if the bands are good enough, WOOT.
But I await the song that screams with an identity of their own. (Great though Jela undoubtedly is, it IS Liars. NO BAD THING.) No doubt there's good stuff brewing... can't wait to hear it come to a head.
A mainstay in the ears since... whenever it was I got it. Some time ago now. IMHO, it's the game-changer needed after the last album left some a little colder than expected. And the closing brace = incredible.
As each to their own, of course. But something with a little more perspective, depth, and basic knowledge of what's being assessed wouldn't have gone amiss. Ithankyouplease.
...and I usually shy away from commenting along these lines, given my DiS past and continuing love for the site. But WTF? Is this work experience week? Seriously, The (note: The, and the absence of it in this review) Dillinger Escape Plan are one of these bands that borders mainstream appreciation but relies heavily on the coverage afforded by sites like DiS. And this review embarrasses the site immensely. I was looking forward to read a great review of this here, given the site's support in the past - granted, I might have led that support - but instead I see a review that wouldn't have passed the Gigwise bullshit filters. Delete this comment if you wanna, People In Charge Of Such Things, but while you're at it take this horrible review down, too.
And that's all I will say on the matter.
Lukowski, I salute you.
BAN THIS FILTH.
I like this. It's a good account of a festival experience, from an individual perspective. A little... zesty at times. But heck, if you can't say anything nice, SAY IT LOUDLY.
But each, their own, to. To me, this is among the best dance/electro (BBC genre cats-centric) LPs of 2009.
(Lion's share anyway.)
I love this album.
^ + audio previews
To echo my board sentiments.
I am a terrible bastard.
Since we're not having that argument.
I'll go pencil it in.
I hate today.
I'd bid, but the wife would want to come soon and I can't afford three diners.
Also out this week: http://www.dancetotheradio.com/news.php?newsid=44
this is a FANTASTIC record. Sadly it probably won't get the props it deserves, but so pleased to see it given a decent score/write up here.
Good review, too. As expected, sir.
(Great review James.)
Smile and Liam smiles with you.
Make it tomorrow or you and I are over.
only if you're very lucky.
Is all. (Well, it's not, but anything more will look silly once a sub looks at this review.)
*etc etc etc arguing over silliness etc etc etc*
Kudos for LOTP, Micachu, TWTW, Grammatics, Tomassi, Phantom Band.
I interviewed Matt Pryor.
Surely, surely something like this can be done here. And do not give me Field Day as an equivalent.
And for, rather than at, is the right word.
They were The Ace.