doesn't warrant a mention?
Apologies if posted twice, my first reply doesn't seem to showing up
And the most relevant sentence in it is:
"But the real heart of TJF has always been captured on stage, where energy levels can run rabid."
'A Balloon Called Moaning' was fine and the new album is pretty decent, would recommend it to anyone who has never heard TJF. But the best way to experience TJF is definitely in concert.
That's right, April 20th for 'Detox'. Going to be huuuuuuge.
"As 2010 drifted by, January and February's releases either slid by the wayside (Hello Delphic!) or picked up airplay and plaudits aplenty"
So what you're saying is that unless albums from the early part of the year received good coverage as the year progressed, you'd ignore them from your list? Funny, because 5 of my Top 20 albums of this year were released in January or the first week in February. Time shouldn't really be a factor, should it? It's precisely now, at the end of the year, when you're conducting these polls and producing these lists that you should be revisiting stuff from the beginning of the year, stuff that you might have overlooked.
Oh, and the Delphic album is brilliant.
Some great lyrics - "got caught with 30 rocks, the cop looked like Alec Baldwin" is one of my favourites!
but I've got to agree. 'Word Gets Around' was an excellent album at the time. I think what we've seen from them since has probably suffered from overkill (they played at around 8 of the first 10 festivals I ever attended), and a band who began to believe their own hype (see Kelly's sudden transformation to leather jacket, slicked back hair and sunglasses as the band became hugely successful).
Everything afterwards disappointed, but 'Word Gets Around' sounded raw and bleak, and still holds up pretty well as a complete album, unlike many others of that era.
I actually quite liked Chase This Light and had high hopes for the new record, but it's really quite disappointing. Not sure I'd even give it a 5.
but I must pedantically point out that neither Rianna nor Rhianna are spelled correctly in the article. It's RIHANNA. And coincidentally, her first name is Robyn.
are always the best band on any bill they appear on.
Will you talk to me, Wendy? In all seriousness, I was wandering back from my tent towards The Big Pink whilst Mumford were playing, and the festival site was totally and utterley deserted. Everyone had gone to see Mumford. Why? It makes no sense.
Disappointed that neither of you saw Rodrigo y Gabriela, they were the highlight of the entire weekend I reckon.
That description of Crystal Castles is just perfect, you've hit the nail on the proverbial head. The set was so out of place amongst the rest of the Latitude lineup, and it was so chaotic and surprising (even to someone like myself who has seen their live antics on a number of previous occasions).
I enjoyed the set immensely, and I agree that, lost amongst Alice's tantrums/violence/aimless shrieking, was a phenomenal concoction of heavy electronic beats. Kath is a genius, Glass is the sideshow who tries to steal the limelight.
I was just pointing out that most people wouldn't even be aware of the existence of the first album. I consider myself a massive fan, and I don't believe I've ever heard any of the songs from that album, even at the 4 or 5 live shows I've seen them play.
So why did Albarn book a gig in the first place? So that he could then make a political statement by withdrawing?
'Brain Thrust Mastery' was a more mature album than 'With Love & Squalor'. How do you work out that it was record company interference which produced an album devoid of singles, yet which worked perfectly as a complete piece?
And it's a bit much to call it their fourth album when the first one has pretty much never been heard by anyone and was never available in this country.
This review reeks of preconceptions.
Have you seen the Kopparberg advert that's showing in cinemas starring them? It's excellent, if a little bizarre to see one of my favourite lesser known bands on a cinema screen.
imply support for decisions made by that country's government? Just wondering. Cos if I was a Pixies fan in Israel, and I'd been waiting all my life to see them play live, I'd be pretty disappointed that they've decided to put politics before their art.
the worst lyrics ever committed to record?
"Elastic love, everlastic love, ever lusting love, such a spastic love"
I kid you not.
it's not really a Hole album, is it?
The firstg album was stunning, and remains a huge favourite of mine. I bought OOOM yesterday, and on first listen, it doesn't quite match up to the same high standards.
They were awesome.
Nothing you've said in your review suggests to me that this isn't a 7/10 or 8/10 album. And personally, I love her "spinging" on 'Hollywood'.
I was at Wembley in '96. As soon as Southgate stepped forward, I began gathering my belongings to leave.
I still blame Gazza though. He had a chance to win it in extra time, and he was just too slow, too fat, too old to reach the cross for an easy tap-in.
Their highest charting UK single, and one of their best. Bizarre omission.
It's cute, Hayley looks genuinely chuffed to bits to be on stage singing with Weezer.
Cos my postie's got a kinky afro
They were the support for La Roux's Scala gig late last year and they were mightily impressive. Going out to get 'Acolyte' this lunchtime.
I think I'm solely responsible for the presence of Friendly Fires in that list. I reckon I've listened to the album around 2,144 times.
'Hysteric' > > > 'Zero'
No 'Son of a Preacher Man'? Nothing off 'Holy Bible'? Not even 'God Put A Smile On Your Face'? I'm disappointed in His Holiness.
I used to play football against Theo Bard. Had no idea he was launching a music career!
and yes, it was fantastic. Bit gutted that I haven't got tickets to go again tonight. 'Gold Lion' was the highlight for me. Support were rubbish though.
A new convert to Biffy around the time of 'Puzzle', and I'm liking what I've heard of the new album thus far, particularly 'That Golden Rule'.
I don't buy this "they used to be great but now they sold out" guff. I listened to the older stuff, and it's more experimental, more inventive, but nowhere near as catchy or listenable.
TBH, this competition was run very very poorly. Can you tell I'm bitter about not winning?
I'd quite like to know if I've won!!!
Will you be publishing a list of the winning tweets from each day?
spiritofjazz - aren't they already pretty damn mainstream? They sold out Wembley Stadium twice over... I'd hardly call them underground.
were outstanding on Friday. I was near the back of the tent, and by the end, even the casual observers were dancing like the future of the planet depended on it.
Kings of Leon, on the other hand, were not "better than given credit for" - a dismal, unenthusiastic set, culminating in them bad-mouthing the crowd and trashing their instruments. I missed all of this, having left and gone to bed about halfway through their set. But they were turgid.
but I've seen some fantastic shows there over the years... Pixies in 2006, for one. It's definitely got more cheesy over the years... at V2000, I saw Leftfield, Death In Vegas and Cypress Hill.
If you go to the official site and click on the band name, it tells you what time they're on. I really would like to see Lostprophets, but I know I won't be able to tear myself away from Radiohead. Ditto Gaslight Anthem, who clash with YYYs.
would have been great, but they appear to be clashing with both Lady Sovereign and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, so will probably get a much smaller crowd than they deserve.
I'm intrigued by the decision I'll face on Friday afternoon... will I be in the mood for Little Boots or Funeral For A Friend?!!
'Bombing The Gardener'
Benicassim have got the "bonus day" before the festival down to a tee - they actually charge extra for fans who want to start the party a day early, and they put bands on the main stage (but none of the smaller stages).
is an Early Beard scheme?
and although the 1st album is clearly the best, they're not just going to play that and ignore albums 2 and 3. So my vote for a career-spanning 10-track setlist would be:
Apply Some Pressure
The Night I Lost My Head
The Kids Are Sick Again
Girls Who Play Guitars
I'm disappointed, but not entirely surprised by this review. I thought 'Meds' was a massively underappreciated album, but I had a feeling that they were running out of ideas, and certainly the title track of this new album, which they released as a free download, was totally uninspiring.
That said, I'll still probably be down the front at Reading, if only to hear all the old classics.
All four parts of this have been fascinating. I'm the self-anointed 'Biggest Grandaddy Fan Ever' and I've never seen or read an interview where Jason seemed so relaxed and opened up so much. Well don DiS - great interview!
have already been made available on various compilations - 'The Broken Down Comforter Collection' and 'The Windfall Varietal' spring to mind, although getting your hands on a copy of the latter is easier said than done.
Best band ever. The quality of the entire back catalogue is second to none. Can't wait to see him playing solo on Thursday night.