..this only intrigues me more. Really good list though - this is what all of this list lark should be about. DiS has been brilliant with it - dusting off some forgotten gems and long may that continue. NOW - to try and forget that Saturday Night Wrist even happened...
and I think that's where a lot of my thoughts were coming from. The point of the template being 'stale' merely stemmed from that as I was hoping that the three of them would concoct something more intricate due to the sum of their parts and their own histories. I understood the album more than I enjoyed it, I think.
But, please trust me - if you enjoyed The Idots Are Winning, then I'd go so far to say that this outweighs it..by quite a lot..
To look at the Four Tet artwork is fine by me. Shall check out those remixes POST HASTE ie. Now
sounds absolutely majestic. and probably has topped this bliss..
that it's a very good refinement of his sound, and i'd also agree that with a few more (guaranteed) listens then the rest of it will come to the fore.
it's strange as i would have had the same bias as you, sean. on the face of it, it's certainly what i wanted from the new stuff, but i think my own excitement over it has again left me underwhelmed by the lack of adrenalin created by actually HEARING the damn thing..
i've listened to it a good few times now and it hasn't been as engaging as i'd anticipated. certainly, ringer and the burial collaboration were FAR more interesting. but, if this straight forward angle for hebden is something he contunues with, whatever comes out next will hopefully be an improvement. an 8 for me, despite all that.
the whole EP is SMASHING
but, for me, that's always a good sign for an album. especially considering my agreement with the statement above. good write-up too!
les grand marches and no. 22 on the download are brilliant, but in general this has been one of my albums of the year.
20 - The Antlers - Hospice
19 - Memory Tapes - Seek Mahic
18 - Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
17 - Clark - Totems Flare
16 - Hudson Mohawke - Butter
15 - Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself and Another
14 - Noah And The Whale - First Day Of Spring
13 - Tyondai Braxton - Central Market
12 - Worriedaboutsatan - Arrivals
11 - The Field - Yesterday and Today
10 - Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
9 - Health - Get Color
8 - Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
7 - Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
6 - Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
5 - Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
4 - The XX - S/T
3 - Moderat - S/T
2 - Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
1 - Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Took a worrying amount of satisfaction posting this...oh the joys!
i won't delete the 'hash hash'. if i could use the symbol, i would. but the mac keyboard doesn;t have one. useful that.
wicked feature though. glad to see i haven't been the only one to put 'empire state of mind' in there!
but even the idea of them coming back over to do some live shows is massively enticing...cue discovery
really excited. sounds lovely.
audio's sound quality for live music is hit and miss at best, but agreed that the field's live show always feels a bit patchy. good review.
'the insider' has a lot of extremely valid points. it's more than just a valid point to say that championing 'bands of the people' has become somewhat of a faux pas these days, and the use of the phrase 'guilty pleasure' is, to me, also abhorrent.
if something is a pleasure, why should it be guilty? bands like paramore deserve the acclaim they get right now as they are spearheading a collective of accessible music that can cross boundaries without proviso.
as for within the journalism and industry circles, that is certainly where the class war resides. music is an art form, and in that, an ocean of opinion can be formed. of course it is self destructive, but music idealists will always want to be involved in music, whether that is detriment to it's business element or not.
this shall without a doubt be bought in my lunch break. can't wait.
and it does seem fucking brilliant. i did expect a 9, but that to me is a good thing. hurrah
and that just wouldn't be right
great review as well, greatly in depth. good work.
and one of the core things i really loved about this album, as mentioned in the article, was how they came about making it. it's a perfect example of community within music, not to mention an antidote for all things capitalist in music. while the band must have struggled in a financial sense, the passion and energy they exuded is going to be difficult to match.
i remember seeing toby in brighton when the band were supporting hell is for heroes. he said he was basically homeless and had the look of an 'into the wild' style nomad about him. i shall have to look into his solo stuff now as i imagine it's gonna be good. must get colour's anthology too, and now i can't wait to hear topics either.
emotion overload. thank you mmisl. you did us all proud!
will definitely invest in that. as well as some time on this sweetly compiled spotify effort.
it is a classic album, and if you can still appreciate the likes of promise ring/rival schools/JEW then you should love this!
that first paragraph encapsulated years 15-20 of my life. good job!
would be an interesting one live as well i'd reckon
now for the rest...
this excites me
the people who have put you onto gold panda are correct. 'tis great stuff.
having found bibio through his clark remix i was intrigued. and still am. but this review claims my negative feeling, a personal investigation may invite some positives...anyway, good stuff
i see that happening for sure
additional point, it really did all stem from pitchfork didn't it! maybe it is all their fault?
well not susan boyle herself (that wouldn't be 'on', obviously), but more the media's insatiable lust for breakdowns and obvious mental insecurities. ie let's laugh at the crazies! they'll make us feel better!
what should make us feel better is that wavves are pretty much toss
after seeing him liive with band at atp last year. was a good higlight of the festival for me but was kinda disappointed noone was really there
the curse of the re-release
it's definitely an annoyance
is a beautiful little touch!
and that video is something else too...
agreed tho, the 'cliched' faster tracks do stand out but think his obvious all round musical talent is better spread through these 12 tracks than the 18 of ultravisitor! winner! although, the 3" that came with it is....interesting
...is what it's called
got it the other day and had the headphones on start to finish. a wonderful work! good review too...
my friend bought t on the day of relesase and got a free 3" mini cd with eight other tracks on, much more like 'ceramics is the bomb' era (chris) clark...anyone know anything about this? i need those tracks....arguably on a par with the album itself but still a but more up-tempo and 'accessible' (first word that came to mind)....