It's everything I wanted to say and more.
I firmly believe there's no shortage of career artists out there (despite there being a great deal more crap to wade through) but they just aren't being given the chance.
To get their foot in the door, new bands have either got to fit into "whatever the kids are digging" at that particuar time, or have a haircut capable of starting the next scene.
Looks pretty ace to me.
Just working my way through the DIS top 50 albums.
Is already one of my favourite ever Radiohead songs.
If an unemployed/young designer wants to do it for free and get a piece of their work used in a commercial market place (which is just about the most impressive thing you can add to a portfolio) and the band get good quality CD artwork for free, then everybody wins, surely?
So what's your problem with that?
Jeez, I swear the people on this board can find a reason to complain about just about anything.
with slating this years Glastonbury line-up, seems like a massive case of sour grapes to me.
Vincent Vincent & The Villains
Emmy The Great
The Electric Soft Parade
Cold War Kids
Im not worried.
There was a thread about this earlier in the week.
The main stages are always a bit gay. But there's a gazillion more acts than any other festival that aren't listed on here.
If you want to hang around the main stage all day then go to Leeds/Reading you thugs.
you smell of wee.
Where and at what point did Fell City Girl claim to be post-rock? Just because they have a few post-rock influences doesn't mean they want/intend to make post-rock music themselves.
Im a massive post-rock fan, but I still love this song. Yeah, ok it's had a few 'record label edits' applied to it to make it a little more radio friendly, but that's a small sacrifice that some bands have to make sometimes to be able to pay the bills. When they do it live they still play it the way it was intended, so fair do's to them.
And why oh why are people so intent on dragging down the vocal's because they are 'emotional'?! Maybe something large past over my head at high speed, but I always thought that was a good thing?
Here is a band with an extremely talented singer and people want to slag him off because he's good - Im just so confused. How many other of todays 'bands' (if you can call them that) actually have anyone with a shred of musical talent in their bones?
Oh and as for the Coldplay references - yes the chords and melody are very similar to 'fix you' that's obvious. But I know for a fact that this song was written before 'Rush of blood to the head' was even released.
Fell City Girl? Of Course.
When lots of people slag of Razorlight,
it fills me with hope.
If Matt Bellamy says that he is not and never has been a Radiohead fan then he's a big fat hairy liar.
So not only have Radiohead been a huge influence for so many other bands, they are most likely the main influence of another band that is a huge influence to many other bands. They have influenced the influencees...if your still with me.
Therefore, how do you argue Muse have been a bigger influence than Radiohead? That mekky no sense.
Aside...I think Muse are great, and fantsatic live. They've achieved main stream success while holding their credibility - something that sadly a very select number of bands manage to achieve. Cant wait to hear the new stuff, but Id bet my student loan that it aint better than showbiz.
"you and me forever,
we belong together,
and we'll always endeavour,
through any type of weather"
That is piss poor lyric writing. As in so piss poor that those lyrics wouldn't sound out of place were they being spouted by four blonde, irish men in white suits on CD:UK
Track 3 is cool and there have been some interesting moments, but on first listen, I don't think its great to be honest. Pretty Average.
Im not sure what to make of this review, it's the second one I've seen that references Keane - why is that? You could say that there's a SLIGHT similarity in Phil's voice but that's where it ends surely?
I ordered the EP as soon as it was out, off the back of seeing them live, because they were incredible. I think perhaps they have better songs than the ones on here, perhaps it was just a case of making a wiser selection.
I understand what the review is trying to say, and in most cases I agree whole-heartedly with drownedinsound reviews, but I gotta say Im enjoying the EP immensley, it's been near on repeat since it arrived - perhaps you gain an extra enjoyment from the recorded stuff if you've seen it live aswell?
Im assuming the reviewer hasn't seen their live show, but i suspect that if he had, then that score would be more like a 7 or 8.
And I thought the same as others when I saw the new tracks on Friday. Whenever Radiohead release something new, there's always such a weight of expectation, that the new stuff never lives up to it's promise at first.
To tell the truth, i don't think I've ever listened to a Radiohead album first off and thought it was a classic. I remember trying to give away my copy of OK Computer to my dad after I bought it because I thought it was dreadful. He told me to stick with it, and now it's my favourite album of all time, ever.
Similarly with Kid A, I'd had it well over a year before I started to enjoy it.
The new stuff everyone heard is just a preview, just rough versions of whats to come. You can't dismiss the new tracks yet, they've gotta have breathing space and be given time to become classics first.
I for one have full trust in radiohead to pull off another fantastic album. They certainly know how to do it, and they've never ley anybody down before.