"oh? you don't give yourself up to this and "get" it? well, you're kind of stupid."
I mean, I've never had a problem liking music I enjoy. I spent 99p on a Taylor Swift single last week. But for christ's sake, sometimes people moan about things because they really are just a bit shit/overblown.
Or, more pertinently, Muse's brand of hysterical theatrics isn't to everyone's tastes and to suggest that one feels sorry for not "getting it" is a little ridiculous.
You're giving this album a mark that is, by today's standards, a very poor indictment indeed, but also discussing how much you love some of the songs on it.
Then you're also saying that they didn't make an album of great singles (contradicting yourself).
I'm confused here. Yes, there's some duffers on this LP, but christ on an album in the post-iTunes wilderness, how many artists are producing albums that are 10/10 from start to finish? It seems naïve, is all.
This review is more obsessed with its analysis of Coldplay's own supposed self-analysis than it is the album itself.
You simply can't have an album with this many strong songs with a 5/10 mark at the bottom.
but is it not The Wolseley?
Really good! 'Hawaiian Air' is indeed fucking massive.
I'm not mates with the band. Interesting though that you seem to spend a great deal of your time on the board just slagging everything off. Your lack of positivity appears to reek of bitterness, like the bands you've been in have never really done anything maybe?
You make salient points in claiming that people will derive more "honest-to-god pleasure" from this record that Radiohead or PJ Harvey, you extol quite how much joy there is to be taken from the album, particularly to younger, less jaded ears than perhaps yours.
It's an excellently paced, perfect-length album for something of this ilk and often I think reviewers forget how important it is to put themselves in the shoes of those who perhaps aren't as well-versed in the history of music.
I believe you've done the album a disservice by taking it out of its context with the world it is being released into and personalising it too much. What Hunger might lack in genre-bending originality, it makes up for in consistency and moments of adrenaline-rush, unabashed pleasure.
I don't really know what you were looking for when you put the LP on, but to my ears, there are to be few more direct, fun guitar-led pop records this year.
and they're recording a new album.
apart from the fact it doesn't *quite* resolve itself. Everything it does on the level on which it exists is fucking amazing, and sonically it's fucking amazing. I just can't help but feel it needed to kick back at the end for maximum satisfaction.
Look at all the failed 90s boybands and 80s electro acts that had hundreds of thousands spend on styling, studio time, marketing, chart hyping and wages, only to amount to a single at 26 and then nothing ever again.
What are some examples of this happening?
They've done fewer than 150k!
Many are massive generalisations that would have been true three years ago, but are very much not 'the norm' today.
Also, using White Lies as an example of a "big seller" is an interesting one.
will have two of the hunkiest DJs in British history on the bill.
This could be amazing.
Its harder edge and maturity isn't gratifying in a gleeful way like the first two, but the longevity and depth on display as a result makes it so very worth putting in the hours on the first few listens.
You leaked the news. It wasn't supposed to be public knowledge. Just deal with it.
Are you that chihuahua?
Really quite surprised at how good it is.
AND PUT YOUR WILLY IN SOME OF THEM.
is about, that's about the most insensitive opening pre-amble of all time.
I JUST FOUND IT ON SOULSEEK.
but I certainly know of very few who have such unbridled passion for music as Mike Diver does.
Oh fuck seriously do some proper research on La Roux man. This is embarrassing.
Glad I didn't go.
*pukes on own shoes*
I'm not even going to touch this can of worms.
In a nutshell though, outlawing P2P, Rapidshare or anything of that nature is LUDICROUS. Both are use legitamately - for instance, last night I downloaded a new Linux ISO via a torrent and updated the software on my Popcorn Hour using Rapidshare.
Argh. No. I'm not going to do this. The stats from the IFPI are incalculable and bollocks and so are these 'methods' to save the music industry.
How often do you go to watch teams other than Forest play?
one of the good guys.
I mean, DiS has never bigged up Sufjan or TVotR.
Don't be so ridiculous.