This album was incredibly disappointing. The intro suggests something different than what you're about to get.
I listened to this one three or four times and shelved it.
Was a pretty good album. I don't know why the reviewer keeps using the word, "debut."
A 7 or 8 is probably fair.
OK Computer is almost a curse. It won't be topped, no matter how many times Thom bangs his head against a keyboard.
It's just the way life works.
So, then 2009 is going to be more shit than 2008? Fantastic.
Live cannot be topped. I don't think. At least after a ton of shows it hasn't been proved.
A copy of "Automatic" is what I want them to find on my person if the plane I'm on goes down, but Murmur is absolutely fantastic.
2. Dead Heart Bloom - Nothing Will Break Me Now
3. What Made Milwaukee Famous - Resistance St.
4. Gentleman Auction House - The Book of Matches
5. The Republic Tigers - Buildings & Mountains
6. Frightened Rabbit - The Modern Leper
7. Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
8. Innerpartysystem - Don't Stop
Actually, ignore the numbers. I don't like that order at all.
I can't remember the last time there were so few albums added to my "to buy" list.
Elbow and MGMT were decent. Liam Finn put out a good one.
Dead Heart Bloom - 3 EPs were pretty great
Gentleman Auction House - Alphabet Graveyard
The Autumns - Fake Noise From A Box of Toys (US)
I can't think of eight.
You can get an idea of his songwriting without hearing the man himself. I don't know if that helps. Sweet Relief II has Garbage, R.E.M., Soul Asylum, Dog's Eye View, Live, Smashing Pumpkins, Sparklehorse, etc. doing covers.
Makes my ears bleed.
I don't mean that in a good way.
to the website, there's a 30 sec (?!) clip of superserious. I like where it's going. Hope it's a sign of things to come.
Listened to that LCD Soundsystem stuff for the third time. Couldn't have been more lackluster (not necessarily true, I've listened to some pretty crap stuff in my lifetime). A big "MEH" to Sound of Silver.
one go any lighter than Radiohead's last album?
A pretty wild groups of lists I think. Sometimes I wish I could hear what other people hear in things.
Listening to Sound of Silver again. I like New Order/Bowie/Depeche Mode, but can't hear it as well in LCD as I do in other (probably more obvious) bands.
And what's with all the slighting of Neon Bible? Ties Battles for the top. Sorry Radiohead.
a British thing? I've tried to listen to that LCD Soundsystem stuff and it's indistinguishable to me from all the rest of its kind.
Unlike Battles, which is exactly where it belongs.
Panda Bear puts me to sleep.
No more pictures of Lily.
Then it's not a great album.
For giving me links to click on. You knew I'd do it and hate myself for it. I suppose worse bands exist, but...
is one of my top 20.
I didn't even bother buying "around the sun." I saw them on tour with the songs in Atlantic City and didn't care for it. I was saddened. They played fantastic, but the songs just weren't there.
Especially traumatizing after seeing them on the greatest hits tour in Philadelphia. That was transcendent.
I don't understand the hatred of "This Is My Truth..." I happen to like it quite a bit.
I tried "Everything Must Go" and didn't care for it much. Perhaps someone can educate me as to the great faults of the former?
By God better not be a map of the world. I liked that song until the chorus, then I tuned out. I'm sure this one will be on Fuse soon and I'll find it equally inspiring.
Really supposed to be pink at the bottom? Mine look more reddish.
Is way off on this one.
And a gay rapper is about as likely as an eighty year old swimsuit model. He won't be stepping foot in any ghetto.
But way to make enemies there, gay rapper guy.
Wow. How ignorant. Bloc Party is just okay and I can't stand panic...I won't finish the name.
Silent Alarm is way overrated. Although I do like the bits that sound much like what Blur has done a time or two before. And don't say you can't hear the Blur influences.
Still, I'll try this album before I come to any conclusions on the band.
Understand the critical response to Worlds Apart. I love the album. I thought it was appropriately bombastic and sounds amazing through a set of headphones.
Although, sadly, I have a very hard time getting most of the records you review.
America is by-and-large a wasteland full of Fergies and Timbalake proteges.
Is for those not left satisfied by the other daytime soap operas. All with a convenient primetime schedule.
I do like Wide Awake, though.
This could make me fall asleep in an elevator and probably will at some point.
His facial hair looks painted on. Surely, this is a mannequin or a gross wax figure?
No? I weep for these past couple of decades. Plastic surgery a go-go.
Made some good stuff a long time ago. But that was then and this is now.
He's been more concerned with being controversial with the Eminem thing and the gayness and all than he has with putting out another quality album as of recently.
The magazine is simply more entertaining than the mindless faces in most rooms? And if one knows that something is wrong, isn't that a form of awareness? Under his criteria, I too have Asper....screw it, I'm not spelling it out for the lot of you.
I imagine Mr. Newman spends much time in his car these days.
Lawlz. <--- Me trying to use 'net slang and failing, I think.
This song is catchy, but so was "You're Beautiful," or whatever it was called. Both songs make me want to throw my car stereo into the nearest gulch.
Is one of the finest songs I've ever heard. I'm not sure the rest of the album is so deserving, but oh well.
Frenger is perhaps my favorite album of the last six years.
About Thom's protesting the environmental standards here in the States while driving across country with TWO truckloads of gear for their shows. I think the writer actually called him out on it.
That DiS has severely overrated this song.
None of this is as crap as what MTV & Rolling Stone usually trot out here stateside for their awards. That probably says more about the States than anything else, though.
who doesn't understand the world's fascination with Sonic Youth. Seriously.
Can someone please explain to me why they are hailed as such geniuses? You can go 'indie snob' and pretend that I'm mildly retarded if it makes the explanation easier.
Saw them do this song live on "the MTV Awards for some nonsense." It was horribly derivative. Imagine if Queen were really bad at what they did. That will give you an idea.
You should spare two thoughts.
Jets to Brazil is emo? Say it isn't so. I'd like to keep the album, really.
Is an American? On behalf of my country I apologize. We don't want him either.
And Tom Morello is a has-been.
The Foo Fighters are awful and not in a B-movie guilty pleasure way. Just derivative.
1. Mew - Frengers
2. Muse - Absolution
3. Drugmoney - MTN CTY JNK
4. I Am Kloot - I Am Kloot
5. Built To Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future
6. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots