This Stumbleine lp is bloody ace!
I can totally relate to most of your sentiment. I heard a new track on radio 2 and didn't think much of it. I used to LUURRRVE Beth Orton, I thought Comfort of Strangers was a great lp, but, couldn't think why I'd want to hear this new lp. But, yeh, think I'll check it out next week now.
Royksopp - What Else is There? (Thin White Duke remix)
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence (Ewan Pearson mix)
The Knife - Heartbeats (Rex the Dog Remix)
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
used to be my favourite Melody Maker writer when I was a kid.
Seems a bit odd to confidently write about this being their second lp, without researching just a little. The albums and ep are all sat there on iTunes.
Incidentally agree with the review, disappointing lp, Fang Island - Fang Island was actually my favourite lp that year.
With Stuart Price, Azelia Banks and Boys Noize on board this had the potential to be incredible. At least they're trying rather than just embracing Radio 2.
from the review in today's Times. Which suggested it was a shambolic mess of an evening.
The greatest ever. 1997 was an incredible year.
My favourite lp of theirs, real smack beats!
...even though I couldn't have named the other 3. It just leaves a sour taste in my mouth. I'm not excited as this as a Shins record. It's a James Mercer record.
I' m a big believer in band being about a group of people.
sure reminds me of the last Teenage Fanclub cover. Shadows.
They should have been awful, but, in contrast to everything I heard that weekend actually sounded different, refreshing and fun. I loved other bands at Truck, bands that I would actually buy their lp. Tribes = Harmless fun. Good luck to 'em.
Glad you finally found them. Difficult artist to recommend where to start, there was a decent Greatest Hits released a few years back (just checked still available on amazon). The track Otis was included on the soundtrack to 24 hour party people and really is one of his best.
I finding this a great compilation, the Bill Brewster mix included with the vinyl is a real bonus!
Acquiescence has pretty much summed it up for me.
5/10 a fair score for me. A complete mess with some fantastic songs scattered arounnd. I cant stand that Rhianna song, terrible.
Best music was made when he was pissed though!
"I've heard the full cycle so I've kind of dropped out a little bit. ", I think Jim's got a good point here.
I was a big fan when I was a kid, for some reason never bought Munki, I'll make I sure I pick up this reissue!
Saw them at Reading festival a few years back. My excitement (being a big Fearless fan from the Social days) quickly faded as did the crowd!
Great to have him back though. Was worried this wouldn't seem relevant, but appears from the reaction to be quite the opposite.
I look at 'Community recent', please keep this visible on home page. Then latest lp reviews.
I look at features/interviews when I have more time. It would be nice if these were displayed like the Atlantic website someone mentioned earlier.
Agree that 'News' should be re-branded, unfortunately I still use NME for my general music news source. DiS news would be better as 'DiS-tinguished Notes' or some bloggy bits and pieces kind of thing.
This is a lovely website: http://www.next-gen.biz/games The drop down under the headings is nice, and you can customise homepage etc..
Thanks for consulting us Sean, sounds like we're all on a similar wavelength. Can't wait to see what it looks like.
Classic quality indie pop. I like it better than I expected too.
Had it since Jan, I must have bought an import or maybe this has been re-released based on that Vaccines slot?!
Wow. This has made my year.
Bizarre pre-sale. Says sold out on saddle creek but still working on that crowd surge link above ^^ Only let me use paypal though and kept randomly taking tickets away. odd
A pretty good one if you ask me. It was obvious it was going to end in 1 lp and not 3. The average mainstream record buying public have hopefully heard enough amazingness from Robyn to go and buy this now. The rest of us have just been part of the advertising of this.
Does make you deduce that De Luca is the weak link left. The other one has debuted some tracks on myspace as The Magician which sound pretty promising.
All in all the split, followed by this lp is one of the most disappointing things to happen this year in dance music.
Although I also loved Forward Russia, and look at them now...
Should be the reference point for this lp, as that's who Oberst has released his last 2 lp's under. Granted 2 lp's in a year (ish). But the whole 'gang of lad's together rootin' and tootn' out' style is similar to what Monsters of Folk is about.
This however, is much better than MVB in my opinion. If we were comparing it to Bright Eyes, we'd need a lot more space and time!
Better than Mystic Valley Band stuff and latest My Morning Jacket stuff. Somehow the combination of the 3 with Mogis producing has kept egos intact. They're having fun and making great music.
Can't wait to see them at the Troxy in November.
I think this kind of music breeds a sense of superiority it some, specifically the reviewer:
'Hey man, you don't understand ART'.
And @lukowski, why can't others review this lp? Are they not ART enough?
Ridiculous. This is about one persons opinion on music, not who can do a release 'justice'.
This is not the DiS I know and love...
Called Primary Colours I think?
but... the current line-up is the best since 97. At the end of the day Spiritualized is Jason Pierce.
I'm very excited by this! It'll be great to hear the full choir / orchestra arrangement again.
Can't decide how good it could be. Love his music but the title makes the book sound a little cash-iny.
Fucking hell. Where is there left to go to a good club night? Fabric is still awesome, East Village has definitely got the right formula and the line-ups are getting better.
I actually never enjoyed dancing at the End as much as Turnmills (dance floor to open, loads of pillars), but, it was a clubbers night club run by clubbers. Once you got past the notorious bouncers, who did generally manage to keep out the tourists/piss heads, you generally felt really looked after at the End.
The Bugged Out and Underwater nights always delivered and I’ll never forget the great sets I’ve seen there from Sneak, Derick Carter, Felix, Tiga, Steve Lawler and Layo and Bushwaka.
Best night ever was Wall of Sounds night of 1000 stars (fancy dress bash) at Christmas 2000. Les Rythms Digatales doing a live set dressed as Ronald Mcdonald (with Hamburglar on drums) is something I’ll never forget.
Happy, happy memories. Much respect to Mr C and Layo for doing such great job.
Good luck to London’s club scene!
Ps. Those of you complaining about drink prices. Most people who went to the End didn’t buy that much alcohol. Maybe it was just the music that energized us?
Totally captivating at Reading. I assumed he was going to play just stuff from the new lp and did not expect anything else. As mentioned by others the new lp sounds even better live.
Not once during the set did I yearn a bright eyes track. Interestingly I didn't hear anyone shout for any either.
After Rage my favourite set at Reading.
Not quite sure why I don't own it to be honest.
However, whenever I see him at the moment and await the next lp with baited breath I keep expecting something better.
Odd comparison coming: Like Johnny Cash (Rick Rubin) maybe he is just waiting for the perfect producer to grab hold of him and thrash that lp out of him?
I'd be pretty pissed if they were chatting that much stood next to me during the gig.
Does this suggest the volume at the Leadmill was too low?
Does anyone else agree that somehow Lanegan is YET to record his perfect lp (Bubblegum is by far the closest so far)
and not the happy mondays lp.
I was rude about Ryan.
Do you think he read mine?
Maybe it was me that tipped him over the (drunken) edge?
I'm going to be the one in the fight who jumps over the top to land a girly sucker punch!
I love this guy. But can hardly be bothered to read the ramblings he occasionally posts as they are so incomprehensible.
A full length book? No thanks.
Were excellent at Reading. I saw them at the 100 club show which was only slightly better imo.
Crowd wanted something like the Whip or Lethal Bizzle, they're never going to dance that much to Holy Fuck. come to think of it they weren't really dancing at the 100 club anyway.
I think they played a couple of new tracks at Reading, but not certain.
In my top 5 performances of the weekend.
Yeasayer had a surprisingly small crowd. Blood read Shoes went down really well!
is just stooooopidly good.
My only dissapointment with David Holmes is that I've seen him DJ about 4 times now and each time it's just been, meh.
I heard an interview somewhere where he said this whole lp is written about the death of his mother. not sure if she was into My Bloody Valentine and Chapterhouse, but I definitely think the shoegaze stuff works.
of the year?
I still listen to Let's Get Killed regularly. Bow Down to the Exit Sign & This Film's Crap (let's slash the seats, are also great lp's.
Can't wait for the lp.
Primal Scream headlined the dance tent with a set comprised of nearly all new stuff from the forthcoming Vanishing Point, Mani played his first gig with them, and every one was left gobsmacked by the new sound.
Sunday night Daft Punk headlined the dance tent, with the best festival set I have ever seen. The crowd was climbing every post, pills and amyl were flowing. It felt like we would still be partying the next week.
Nail hit squarely on it's head!
Sounds like a dodgy dance LP from Bristol from 1995.
I really think this is a case of people believing the media created hype. As if Thom Yorke knows anything about Dubstep!
It really isn't very good is it?
Good to see the Lara Marling LP recognised, my fave of the year so far.