but I like the name
I always enjoy reading your stuff. One of the first CDs I ever bought too - i never saw another sleeve which used that weird glossy texture. By The Sea is still my favourite track
Machu Picchu is great.
'ear' should read 'era'!
(as long as NONE of it sounds like Killing Lies or Ask Me Anything)
"alter ego derided from" should be "derived"
Anyway nice review looking forward to hearing this
also I think I Believe in You is a stand-out. That choir!
Also I happen to think Interpol/Interpol is great. I'm confidently predicting it will be a grower, and people will be raving about it soon.
I've worked it out - it's a screengrab of how their new logo falls together on the website.
If that's the actual cover art I'll go out of my not to buy it or listen to it in protest
that was an 11/10 if ever I saw one!
for this great album, and your choice of it as the best of the year.
Just what it deserves
Yep its a great album. Looking forward to Garage gig in Oct
and not Hayden?
And I was lucky enough to see them at Koko. Energetic, skilled, charismatic band at the height of their powers.
And stop mentioning them in the same sentence as Maroon 5. Please. Because it just isn't true and it makes you sound silly.
Now go away
No amount of of foul-mouthed lashing out and generalisation aimed at the DiS community can disguise what a pile of tosh this is.
Should not have written this. He.
"Obama is the first US president to genuinely be feted and adored by a generation of musicians; not only that, but he expresses an interest in what might loosely be called modern music"
It was actually in the text above... so it wasn't that hard to find
by Fleetwood Mac
not Everything In It's Right Place.
I wish it was enough for me that I thought she was horribly overrated, unpleasant and the beneficiary of superb media connections.
But it's not enough. I hate it that other people do genuinely seem to think that she's doing something groundbreaking here. Anyway, I'll have to get over it in my own time.
The best one I've seen in fact.
That is all.
you know in your heart of hearts that its not their weakest album. And that its also really quite good.
I could understand your gripe if it was Keane, or Newton Faulkner or someone like that, but just because Radiohead are popular doesn't make them "safe and populist" - the album still experiments and doesn't play it safe - its not exactly brimming with choruses. (Though obviously it isn't unaccessible!)
Super excited about this record!!!!
but you get the message
and bands do get (rightly) pilloried for artistic stasis.
But the problem is, the song is terrible.
I wish they were still doing stuff like So Here We Are!
Quite right, its hardly The National Anthem
You & Me
never fails to disappoint
Or does anybody else think that Guy Hands doesn't really exist?
He's just the 21st Century equivalent of "The Man".
Nobody is called Guy Hands, surely?
I was missing the point.
unless I'm missing the point, Mystery Jets would LOVE to be included in the company of such fine artists.
Just out of interest.
And I think Things Fall Apart is their finest moment. They will probably never better Act Too Love Of My Life.
Things do (ironically and hilariously boom boom) fall apart on Phrenology with Water -- the song which highlights the best (Part 1) and the worst (part 2) of The Roots. Nobody wants to hear the sound of drainage. We can all hear that just after we've had a bath. That moment on the album is pivotal and sums up The Roots dilemma. Sometimes they strive so hard to be serious that they become unlistenable, like their frustratingly Jekyll and Hyde live act.
That said, I've not heard Rising Down yet, and am looking forward to it.
very frustrating. Add Beth Rowley to that list.
Young, white, marketable. Utterly soulless.
Kate Nash may be unlistenable, but at least she is not described as one of the aforementioned "saviours of soul"