I find OF really interesting as an entity but Tyler's never grabbed me in the same way that MellowHype do musically, so I was never massively bothered about this record in terms of anticipation - nevertheless, I did expect it to be a bit better than this. It's essentially a mixtape that's had a major release - it suffers mostly from lack of quality control.
Exactly what I'm in the mood for today, loving MSOTT right now.
Incredibly hyped for the album now.
Hopefully Outlook will make up for it in September.
Cannot wait for this record, I can tell it's going to be one of my favourites this year.
'Reactionary This Town Needs Guns 5'. But there you go.
Seriously though, it was either gonna be this or a gushing 9/10. Never mind.
One thing I will say though is that it's not really necessary to even mention dubstep in this review, something I kinda hoped people would have cottoned on to over the past couple of months since it leaked.
Makes sense now haha.
But the record always reminds me of Godspeed, probably a pretty obvious reference though. Need to get hold of this bonus disc. To Google...
Fantastic review. This record is really serving me well today, curled up on the sofa nursing a hangover, watching my housemate build a kicker outside in the snow and watching the snow fall off the trees around him.
The 'More Than Ever EP' is one of my favourite releases this year. Also, can't wait to get my hands on the new Pariah.
but a lot more could've been made of this.
I've given it so many tries and it's just... bad. Haven't given up though, Crash Tactics is huge, haven't got round to streaming this yet as my internet is fucked but I can't wait to see it live next week... GS3 I'll see you there for a lil' argument about how OTFAT is the best!
Really looking forward to getting hold of this, Starkey's output over the last year has been pretty consistently amazing.
Easily the best indie/pop band around. I also have a massive man-crush on Keith Murray.
I really really hoped it wouldn't be. I can't decide whether to even listen to it or just wait for Tha Carter IV and just pretend this never happened.
this is becoming my favourite Pallett/Final Fantasy release pretty quickly, it's truly incredible.
If the launch was anything to go by it should be brilliant. Nice to see Hackman on there as well, I think he's gonna be one to watch this year.
Just got tickets to see Julian Casablancas in Manchester on the Friday of that week a well, what a week!
Still love this band.
The lyrics really stand out as a factor that stop the album from seeming like a bit too much 'fun' and not enough 'substance'. If Beirut can be lauded so much for basically playing gypsy music there's no reason The Bronx shouldn't get equal praise for making Mariachi accessible for most of us 'alternative' dwelling folk.
DJ KAHLLEEDDD YEAAAAH MAN IT'S ABOUT TO GO DOWN!
Seriously. I bet this is shit.
I was really impressed and then right at the end he had to go and say 'psychadelic' didn't he? Otherwise an interesting interview, he did really seem to be quite eloquent on their status at the moment.
And I am interested to hear this album, but I can't help but feel that the comment about Gallows being a sort of 'stepping-stone' for younger fans is exactly why I just plain don't like them - maybe if I was still young and unaware of anything vaguely heavy I'd love it, but to me Orchestra... just sounds like a sort of updated Sex Pistols. Plenty of Laandaan, plenty of punk, but just... not enough to interest me, or (IMO) to garner the massive fanbase and critical acclaim. Either way, I'll definitely be checking this album out to see if they prove me wrong this time around.
I think you mean if it's TWICE as good as its predecessor. Begin To Hope is pretty poor by her standards, strangely the Bonus Disc contained at least 3 songs that are better than anything on the actual album. Still, I'm incredibly excited about this.
Maybe it will grow on me in time, I just don't feel anything dragging me back to it like I used to with Cursive.
'Beyond The Visible Spectrum' deserves a mention though, probably my favourite song on the album.
Hopefully he'll play some festivals this summer (i.e. Dour, that would be amazing).
is that IWACS somehow made the top 50, really hadn't expected that. Couldn't care less about the rest.
2. Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies
3. Anthony Green - Avalon
4. United Nations - United Nations
5. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
6. Vessels - White Fields And Open Devices
7. This Is Hell - Misfortunes
8. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
The Pan I Am?
And all the 'great' songs on this album, of which there are at least a few, surely make up for the flaws as most people have said. Hence why this score is completely ridiculous.
If it was like a mental Mars Volta style mess of instruments then I'd understand, but it's not at all, I don't think it's too 'busy' and it gels pretty well, it's got to be a 7 at least. Well done for pretty much just lowering yourselves to the level of the NME though.
or old school Hella.
In fact it's probably the best video in the world, ever.
May he live forever.
Although I knew it was a bit of a lost vote to begin with. Nevermind.
I've never gone any further than Bows + Arrows but that's got to be one of the best songs of the last few years.
It'll be amazing. He played some Five stuff when I saw him solo but I'd love to see an actual reformation.