They are hardly 'blasting' KOL, are they?
Manic Street Preachers - fleecing the fans since 1991
Why has the score been raised overnight?
listens to Tavares in the car?
Sunderland will be in the first division/Scoring goals in every game they play/Sunderland will be in the first division/It'll be red and white all of the way
since she hosted Have I Got News For You
that the problem could actually lie in your writing and interviewing? Just for once?
No, just blame your readers instead.
I don't like BFMV but the 'silly horror film' question did you no favours - it just made you look like a snob.
Best Bjork song ever. No contest. Sniff.
It looks like a Chris Rea record from 1987!
My life has found new meaning.
to re-investigate Electrelane. Haven't heard any albums since The Power Out, which was brilliant.
Supported them once and they were great people. This is a shame
I'm just not... getting this.
Just checked these out on myspace and they are astonishing. And their album is on emusic too. Happy days!
I can't be there for this... unless I catch a plane over. My favourite band of the last year.
He probably only managed to land a blow on his shin. Unless he was wearing stacked heels.
I prefer the Peel version of Spoke to be honest. A better vocal performance.
Forgive me if I sound a bit ignorant, but doesn't 'Saturday Superhouse' sound like a Foo Fighters track?
Well, a FF track that is actually GOOD, anyway.
This is the best music news of the year so far... can't wait.
And it has Spoke on it! One of the best rants to music ever.
My staggeringly beautiful Norwegian girlfriend just called it off with me.
So I'm very down. But this could my way to break the Norway jinx... it looks amazing!
I heart Norway.
is the best Bjork song. Period. And Homogenic her best album. Period.
Spencer McGarry Season rocks.
Sweet Baboo rolls.
Those two bands are worth the CD price alone.
This story has made me miss Cardiff even more...
He looks like Jim Smith, former Derby manager. With a ginger beard.
Just before I left the UK for Qatar, I transferred all my CDs to a hard drive. Took ages, but I was glad that I didn't drag all my records over here as I later found that the customs people impound CDs to check for their content. I could have kissed goodbye to my precious copy of 'Songs about Fucking'.
BUT - there is no romance with mp3s. I miss cracking open the CD case and reacquainting myself with the artwork and lyrics.
I especially miss that little wait for Sufjan's 'Vito's Ordination Song' to access from a CD, after I hurriedly press 'track advance' 16 times. Clicking onto the song directly in iTunes is not the same somehow.
Plus, I encoded my mp3s in 128kbps. Push the volume right up and the track's definition goes. Damn!
Incidentally, is anyone willing to send me some stuff on CDr, to my UK forwarding address? There are NO records shops here! And my house doesn't have a phone/internet line because the fuckers at QTel can't be arsed to fit one!
No Mew 'And The Glass Handed Kites'?
No Bonnie 'Prince' Billy?
That said, Q and not U is a nice surprise. I'm listening to Fever Sleeves now... forgot how great it was.
So I'll let you off. It must have been tough to make such a list
Mew's 'And the Glass Handed Kites' HAS to be top 5. Or even number 1, in my view
What is it with his voice?
'OooIEEEY know that she knooouuuuooowws' etc
The singer is only good for fertiliser
with the Scissor Sisters' song? The backing track sounds like reheated Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Jesus in a bun, it's awful.
They'll be namechecking Big Fun and Sonia next. The 80s is 'where it's at', after all. Isn't it?
with sex and wine?
"Put on a record, pour your girl some wine, get busy". Yawn.
I'm sure girls prefer to be handed a fish-and-chip supper prior to any carnal exploration. That shows REAL commitment.
Forgot to put down my magic SK moments:
* The end of 'Youth Decay'
* 'Start Together'
* Carrie's cute singing in 'Jumpers'
* 'A Quarter to Three'
* The mere fact that they always looked HAPPY to be onstage, unlike countless other po-faced indie bands
Ah, great memories.
My favourite band in the world.... damn!
This is seriously bad news. Someone, say something soothing...
I'm pretty astounded that this passed the editorial team - particularly as there are countless other writers out there who can write with verve, passion and elegance. And by that, I don't mean a writer who will automatically give a positive review to the Gossip - rather a writer who actually understands and FEELS what this band means to its fanbase.
I didn't understand a jot of this review - truly, truly awful.
Bland, pompous schmindie.
One of the worst records of the year, from a band that is nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is.