Can i just add to the warm reception of this series.
Thank you for posting all of this topical, thought-provoking and informative content.
CSS are playing a festival??
I don't believe it.
just an amazing night
without sounding too lame, the end was just just an enthralling 'rock and roll'
moment that some people will never experience.
i was naturally 'high' after that.
songs have been ruined re-recorded.
the crappy surf sound that made it appealing has been lost.
but in case you hadn't noticed, anecdotal evidence is what the thread is based on.
remember hearing about that actually.
i wouldn't be too quick to take sides here.
Not that i'm taking sides here, but Kele seems to be a bit of an aggresive guy.
Saw him start a fight with security at V festival because they asked him to leave the front of the stage during Radiohead.
Saw him tell a couple of people to 'fuck off' who sang hunting for witches as him at glasto.
But rotten stuff if its true like.
get past 'once young, now not' as reference points, when a band decides to return to a sound after a few years.
lazy lazy lazy
what a useless article.
"I order the foie gras and I eat it with complete disdain"
Wouldn't it be nice if all journalism was condensed into nice bite-sized sound bites.
Then we'd have more time to.....fuck around on facebook.
as this is by hard-fi...
..even more annoying is accepting ridiculous statments because 'it's being ironic'
that somehow people can get away with being stupid, offensive or obvious because they are aware of it. ricky gervais makes a living out of it.
post-post-ironicism is where it's at.
I thought i was ready a shitty london freebie paper.
didn't mention saturate.
that is a CHEEEEWWWWWNNNN
The only thing old and tired about the manics is the laughable reviews they get from journos who are too fixated with motives and intentions.
We've seen it all before. Lazy hacks with a grudge not being able to see past their own bias, and the hardcore being OTT defending the band.
I'm happy to just enjoy another solid effort from the boys. Granted this record won't change my life, and it probably won't return to my CD player past 2007.
Fuck bowler hats, ties, haircuts and skinny jeans. JD Bradfield will blow your socks off live, without a hint of pretension. Roll on Astoria May 30th.
I found out what Wires was about, it turned into a very very good song for me.
He's actually singing about something personal.
I don't think Ash have released a bad album.
the shot themselves in the foot with the singles they chose to release from Lifeblood.
Though that may have been Sony's decision as opposed to their own.
but i really rated Lifeblood and the new single with nina pearson is pretty good.
so i'm hopeful.
return of the mac.
i get it. i get it. i understand!
burn baby burn was the only song that suffered, guitar-wise.
don't think the bass quite fills the rhythm like the guitar did.
having said that a life less ordinary, orpheus etc were still great.
i hope the new album has an 'album feel' like 1977 did, as opposed to a collection of singles.
1977 for me was a rainy afternoon spent thinking about the summer just gone.
well so does your mum.
not up to grey will fade standards in terms of song quality.
if she can develop the style found on this album however, there is certainly potential.
judging by ash's recent tour, their new album is destined for (relatively) big things.
'in hell' is their new girl from mars.
are you having a laugh?
a bollocks review.
Where'd i'd say no way the best on the album, but probably the best choice for a single.
I'm probably alone but i often think ash make good winter albums.
when you're in your bedroom and its cold and rainy outside and you reminice about great summers past.
i find 1977 good for that.
But i'm left feeling so empty.
The live shows over the past year have been disappointing but i thought maybe the band just needed to get back in its rhytm.
THIS ALBUM is such a let down. No tension. Tension used to be the very essence of TCTC to me.
'Same mistakes' was a song about struggling to write new songs for kick up the fire, yet it still contained a barrel more emotion and feeling than some of these 'love songs'
Didz left a big hole in my opinion
"It played a big part and I think the fact that he couldn't be around as much meant he was feeling slightly disaffected, slightly frustrated, and we were feeling the same thing. When we were working on a track, we'd want to get it going to the next level as soon as possible, without having to ring Didz up and say 'can you come in tomorrow to lay down a bass line'. We were forced to go on and put our own bass ideas down"
with the 'fuck coxon' school of thought.
ash have never released an album that is a complete stinker.
at the very least you'll get good singles i think.
about the manics, JD Bradfield is still an incredible front man on the live stage.
the nme willys vote for just?
that was my understanding
beautiful doesn't mean best anyway. i vote for pnchdrunk lovesick singalong for beautiful.
according to woomble
mmm yeah. idea track. very folky.
take cocaine like we do
seeing a band you kind of like live, when they're promoting a shit album is just not fun.
you just think back to glory days.
like i did with idlewild.
did they release this.
of all the songs.
glib YOU in a minute
some of its readership base their lives around it
what podcasts to download, where to eat, drink, what world issues to care about.
true of any weekend newspaper with a multitude of suppliments i suppose, but the guardian seems to influence a lot.
look at you getting annoyed at us getting annoyed.
i get annoyed about you getting annoyed at us but you dont hear me shouting about it.
is as much of a bible to some people as nme.
but will he still be writing 'pop songs' in his late 30s?
bye bye mr flowers.
is a 9 or 10 for me.