1. Home Life - Shearwater
2. Underneath The Stars - The Cure
3. Graveyard Girl - M83 *Single of the year*
4. Harmonium - Rogue Wave
5. Slapped Actress - Hold Steady
6. Her Birthday - Popular Workshop
7. The Beautiful Light - Slow Down Tallaheasee
8. You Want The Candy - Raveonettes
This was harder than I thought it would be.
Which is the sign of a secretly bumper year, no?
Light brown card sleeve, album cover hidden behind the disc.
Some people might not vote for things they know can't win.
Also, can you check on one time voters? People who just register and vote, then never reappear?
Also, vote Rook!
A disappointing reissue. There's no point in shelling out £15+ for the second disc. Jeanne and Wonderful Woman are both brilliant, but it just isn't worth the money. You think that Morrissey and Marr would have done the decent thing and plundered the vaults properly. Maybe they're saving that for a cash-raking box set release?
Good article, Alex.
Very choice. I'm going to bed.
who claimed he'd jammed with Topper in Kent somewhere. I think I'd borrowed most of his Clash records by the time we'd finished the third year. So yeah, I've been fully schooled on them alright ;)
I'm not trying to say Topper was *bad* technically, because he could obviously play a few different styles very well. I'm saying the other guy had a much slicker feel to his drumming, and sounds almost like a session player in comparison. Looking up, I definitely could have phrased that better...
Sony should just release the all the Bonds Casino stuff next. They've definitely got the masters, because they put a couple of tracks on From Here To Eternity. The bootlegs are really good (and easy to find) but the sound quality is FM compared to the cleaner versions that make FHTE.
immaturely sniggering at his last name. Cox. Heheheheh.
Good read, that was.
Is that right? For four days? Holy shit!
Yes it is. Almost the worst album I've heard all year.
it's important to stay critical. Without real criticism out (including slatings) there you may as well just read the bands description of themselves on their MySpace page or a press release.
I know there are only so many reviews you can read in a day, and coverage of one album over another is an editorial decision. But people need to know if they're picking up a good album or a shit one. No-one should waste money on an Iglu & Hartley CD. But if someone heard the single on the radio, they might briefly think it was catchy, and buy the album. That's ten quid they couldn't spend on another, more worthwhile recording, money a good band isn't getting. If they'd read the beating it had gotten on here, they could have saved themselves the misery.
So DiS can't just tell people the good news, IMHO. It would be the moral equivalent of running a news channel that only ran stories on how lovely kittens are while a hurricane approached. Or something like that, but less.
I remember looking at this site back in the days of 1.5 and thinking 40 users online was busy.
That photo is what happens when goblins and humans breed.
but then you'd need the matching Link uniform to go with the shoes in the picture. And then you'd need a replica Master sword. And that's when it starts to get expensive...
<has no clubbing flashback>
It would be like Laputa.
they can make more money shoplifting, selling the goods on for coke, cutting the coke with baby powder (also stolen) and dealing it to kids.
It also gives them a chance to kick back and have someone unknowingly write their next album for them.
Probably. That's all just guesswork.
Ida Maria too. Just for the fun of it.
JoFo (saves the typing, doesn't it?)
Portishead or Wild Beasts.
Yet the poor Neon Neon album gets in, and a very average BSP album gets the nod.
Very weak. Betting odds aren't that hot either.
Radiohead FTW this time, I think.
Should be pretty tasty. The album is getting quite a few plays around my house.
Didn't know about the instore! Lovely.
A) Super Furry Animals
but this album is not a 8 or nine out of ten. It's a five or six at best. Compare it to any other of their records, and it pales in comparison. And that's hard to say, because I love the Hold Steady.
I've seen them three times and never seen them do Out of this World or Kyoto song. Bloodflowers was a rarity on this tour, too. Doing the unstuck and Push back to back, very nice. And you got the Faith/Forever encore. Lovely.
Not bad for a lucky break.
But at least he's confident he won't knock out a bunch of sub-Suede demos this time.
It's very nice.
But £60 for that bill? Who were they kidding?
and it's so bad I want it out of my house.
It's got no inspiration at all, it just sounds like Roxy Music gone Disco, with the occasional half assed Elastica stomp thrown in.
Easily the worst album I've heard in a few years, weak as a kitten.. Which is a shame, because the first album had promise.
It's their money now ;)
If two headliners have pulled, they'll be selling zero tickets unless they can replace them. And it's a bit late in the day to be scouting for new headliners you can only pay half the going rate.
Sadface for the people who've bought tickets to this one.
Those are some sweet shots.
The ones I took on Saturday are DUFF in comparison.
is a WWE style back and forth between these two to dial it up a notch.
Hopefully it'll end up in a cage match.
Shearwater, Nick Cave and the Hold Steady albums for me so far. Rogue Wave and Dodos records also worth a look.
Was Vampire Weekend this year too?
although technically, buried
That kid was all smiles until he got it in the kisser! Kapow!
and of the rest... Holly Golightly, and Lupen Crook maybe?
Last day isn't worth the money still, but I might go for the whole festival anyway. I'll just scarper when the coral go on!
It's a shame the Sunday is so shocking.
Bar the Bookhouse Boys, there isn't a band I'd pay to see on the Sunday.
A) The past is a Grotesque Animal
Which is almost approaching something like value. Makes you wonder if 50% of their ticket price was profit margin.
I bet they hugged afterwards.
Which cost about the same for a ticket, with a better bill.
The Neil Young ticket on the same weekend in Kent, about the same price, with a better bill.
They were always going to be the runt of that particular litter.
Definitely in the 8 or 9 category. Have been listening to it for a while now, and it's a grower and a half.
A: I talk to my cats as though they were my children.