you can't put that song in a list of clunkers.
but yeah, looking forward to having the full set of these mini albums
i think it'll be regarded as a classic in a few years -- can only hope the next outkast album lives up to. the train pt.2 is musically brilliant.
Some bits of it remind me of the cocteau twins and I still listen to it occasionally -- disappointing to see the new album getting mediocre reviews as they've never come close to matching their first and it seems they never will. It's a shame 'cause they work really well live still
no real mention of what the band sounds like. also, does a "best of" really have to connect as an album -- i'd assume that most people buying this won't have the previous four albums and so will want an intoduction to their sound more than a flowing album.
it's bloody awful
What did the new songs sound like then?
same lyrics as jeremy's masterpeiece in peep show ...
DiS could really do with copy-editor though.
I bought this last night on a whim and am yet to listen to them (other than hearing 'Always Like This' a few times - which I enjoyed). Am hoping I like it more than the reveiwer!
lots of tribal drums. not that the old one was bad - just the new songs wouldn't have worked so well live without the change
I'll be chuffed - haven't got my hopes up though.
I thought it was a bit overlooked in the end of year lists.
For anyone who doesn't know, Idlewild are planning on doing some album shows in London this year according to Roddy's blog on their new website - hope it happens! I think it was April or May but I can't remember.
, it only sounds like will young on one song! but i just can't get into it and i don't understand the acclaim because it doesn't bring anything exciting to the table - it feels throw away - no sense of emotion or passion and it's not exactly heavy on melody either. just seems weird it's the same band that wrote wolf like me, blues from down here etc. i really wanted to like it - i don't download albums, so i take it disappointment more personally that i probably should because it's money that could be spent on better records.
i still don't get the love for the tv on the radio album. are people pretending to like it ... because it really sounds like will young to me - i didn't want a carbon copy of return to cookie mountain but i don't think this is what people really wanted? i don't know though - everyone else is enjoying it.
vessels (is fucking brilliant), drever, mckusker and woomble and kanye west, cut copy and elbow are definitely stand outs.
i know it wasn't released this year (or decade) but the best discovery has been eels- electroshock blues - fucking excellent album (thanks to the people on the boards that recommended me it).
felt like there was a lot of disappointments this year - errors, tv on the radio, even mogwai (although i did play it a lot around the release).
there was no moaning - i said it was a really cool article! what more do you want!!
it's this site that usually knocks them, past news stories have called them 'once good but not good anymore'! personally i love 'em
that's reserved for warnings/promises! it's definitely not as good as 100bw and the remote part though (my joint favourites). i like captain and maw equally - a lot.
really cool article; would be nice to have roddy speaking about each and every one on the albums. the glasgow gigs are gonna be great - wish i could have got more than a remote part ticket
getting excited about hearing new material. anyone know got any idea who's producing it?
very excited - april feels like too far away!
It has a cohesive feel and a sense of maturity about it - not sure a reformation with Coxon would be a good idea, it'd be a step back.
thus it is instantly saved from 'shit playlist' status!
i really wish DiS news wasn't so opinionated - leave that for the reviews and the board.
guitar skills can't transferred to guitar hero - the controller doesn't have frets or strings!
it's just a fun interactive computer game
a simulation of a guitar would be one of those virtual instrument things on a program like garage band or something?
will only get to play one night then if bob does play and they bring gavin up on the w/p night.
i'd be gutted after learning all those songs for the best of and b sides gigs!
that's hes playing the first 3 nights ...
they played a new song in bristol a few weeks back and roddy has said they're recording a new lp in jan 09.
no-one thought biffy would split after they did exactly the same thing.
think the 5day ticket is unavailable because it's sold out. i got a remote part ticket - would have loved 100bw to but was too slow.
i always thougth they were good but the album blew me away
just not sure i can trust the stills after the last album; biggest let down of my music listening life!
the first positive review of this album i've read.
hope it's as good as you say - can't help but thinking nas has had his time ...
he also picks the worst beats to work on out of any credible mainstream rapper so hope he breaks the trend here.
on the political hip-hop side of things the new big boi single (something's gotta give) is ace.
but i feel so uncool - everyone looks like they've walked out of a fashion mag!
i'll be at this though - vessels are so good live.
last time i saw them they played a song that passed the realms of epic - it just kept gaining momentum - at the end it sounded like a whole orchestra was playing with them.
at least they're trying to do something different.
first band i ever saw live so will always have a soft spot for them anyway!
the oakford is quite nice (if a bit too fashionable for the likes of me).
trip wires were quite good - did they used to be the enigma project or am i imagining this?
what did you think of elle milano? i'm undecided
i'll be going to this. does anyone know if sakura (where fez used to be) is still used as a gig venue?
also little_discourage, if you're from reading (and you clearly like idlewild) you might wanna see the race at the rising sun art centre next month - dave eringa produced their new album and they're about the only good band left in reading.
but thought everyone would call me a pedant!
walla does all the easy guitar bits these days
change the fucking record
words i never thought i'd read near each other
but i think that was the only high-point of the second half.
Room On Fire is their best album. No-one ever agrees but I hope that one day they will understand (like when people decided Costner's Waterworld was ok)
anyway, they deserve one more chance
when he's singing live?
other than that he's not a bad person
but yet again the production is cleaner than a fucking detox factory - it makes it hard to listen to. if coldplay just recorded their songs live of something they'd be an excellent band
some of their old songs and b sides are really good too so a compilation album would be ace
but delays are so much better live than on record - they're albums are always way too glossy.
Being Here is horrible - sounds like an editors song or something. snakecharming is ok though.