and then having read the review, still think it's a tad harsh, however the points you make are pretty accurate. The album I think is a bit of a....I suppose it just feels like a load of demos, and half thought out ideas, and since it's only 8 songs long, doesn't lead me to think JC has taken this all that seriously. Which doesn't bode well for the tickets I bought to see him next month.
I mean, its not really a trailer, when 80% is old news, is it?
Between this 20 secs. The other 20 secs they gave away last week, fuck....maybe this is how records will be released in the future, in 20 second bursts.
Julian Casablancas, 10th August 2003
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wasn't teh story that Noel saw it on a two pound coin, then wrote it on a box of cigarettes (who the fuck writes something they want to remember on a box of cigarettes) the instead of writing Album Title, he wrote A Bum Title, and thought that was so funny he thought it must be a sign.
absolutley shite video.
Songs a bit ***tilts hand from side to side***
...an obscure Seahorse B-Side?
I dunno how it happens but I keep falling for all the hype generated by the NME et al. about new bands. I seems that everyone wants to be riding the cusp of a great musical revolution all the time. They wouldn't be revolutions if they happened all the time, so you gotta waait 5 years or so for a new band to come along and shake things up a bit.
I've lost count of how many time I've been wetting myself over a release, then when it finally arrives, listen to it a few times, then back to the old favourites. The Twang got me really excited when I saw them in Proud last year, and the tunes we're great, but now I just can't be arsed. It seems when a band comes along there debut has to be a corker. Whatever happened to building things up. Best feeling in the world is when you find a band and realise they have a whole catalogue (well at least 2 albums) that have been out, and jsut gone unnoticed. Shamefully the last time this happened to me was with Weezer. Friend put on Maladroit, (actually not a great album but had something about it I liked) I'd always known about Weezer never really cared, went out bought the entire back catalogue, thought they were amazing.
Remember when White Blood Cells came out, how many people went out and bought De Stjil and White Stripes the next week, thats what I love. Falling fro the hype on a band with just one single means you're eventually going to get very bored it very quickly. My little brother, whose only 12, just got into the Dirty Pretty Things. Had to take him to one side and stick on Up The Bracket, and all the B-sides from round that time and I envied his innocence. Maybe I'm just getting old.
was last weeks release not download only with a physical release next week? isn't that how it's done these days.