Definitely want to hear the new record. I was one of those people who loved Takk and liked the last one, but has gradually forgotten about them... I'm ready to be inspired again.
How people can get so upset at one person's opinion of a band that divides opinion is beyond me.
I'd never really twigged it was in so many other songs too.
Love that man.
We nodded at each other. Seemed like an alright guy.
It's a grainy of Lauren Laverne as the ceremony begins. 'A strong and diverse list,' says Lauren. That's not what I read in The Guardian
On a more serious note, cheers for the tix sean, we had a blast.
My DiS pick of the year would have to be sharp_yet_blunt's magnificent quizzes of sorts.
1. Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy
2. Queens of the Stone Age - Feel Good Hits of the Summer
3. Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand
Although I sort of wish you'd TRIED to say a bit more about the actual music.
but up close (well, closer), they were disturbingly like your average pub band backing a gaggle of amateur school girls dragged out of the nearest comp. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't exactly special.
BUT I did see Bright Eyes instead, so, *blows raspberry*.
Or a typo?
Second point: I know this is DiS and it's your baby and all, and you don't have a staffed news editor or anything, but is this news (remember that?), or a comment piece? I realise they aren't always entirely exclusive, but it's an odd note to strike when you're describing this as a "a disgusting thing to wake up to and read in your Twitter feed of a Monday morning" in what is ostensibly a news story.
I'm interested in the issue, and I'm interested in your take on it, I'm just not sure this is the way to launch it.
I'd say it's pretty likely...
And less sounding like White Lies.
Bright Eyes is by a long stretch my favourite artist, and after what I thought were disappointing efforts with the MVB and Monsters of Folk, I'm frothing at the mouth over the idea of another classic.
I think I'm going to hold off listening to the stream until I can buy the record, turn off the lights, pour a drink and really listen to it.
It's nice to know there's more good stuff to get into.
Because Lua and First Day of My Life had people switching off in their droves...
I do like the description of Hurts as: "Essentially the band White Lies would be if they dressed as Nazis and were properly popular."
So a belated single/video release of that?
and all decisions had to go through him.
Super review by the way, Wendy.
probably both - but I think it's still a cracking album. I don't remember it being hackneyed and cliched, I remember it sounding miserable and bleak, exactly like the valleys they came from (how may of the songs are about suicides of people he's known? Three? Four?)
The title track itself on WGA is stunning. Always was, still is. They never did anything as good as that first album again, true. But that first album is pretty classic in my eyes.
And I don't see how it at all links to what follows.
As regards EHH, I saw them at Latitude and thought their music sounded completely flighty and aimless, as you put it. They definitely had a buzz around them though...
Some of the lyrics on this album are incredible ("The world's got me dizzy again - you think after 22 years, I'd be used to the spin") - you could take a couplet out of any of the tracks here and find something to marvel at.
Nothing he's done since has matched it.
Hence the xx, Wild Beasts, Laura Marling et al were left out here.
Tarot Sport is a great album, but I still think it's a travesty Romance is Boring wasn't even nominated.
This is a structural catastrophe waiting to happen.
so I'll be interested to see how it works here.
After finally seeing them live at Latitude this weekend, the contrast between the strength and vulnerability of Matt and the songs really comes to life.
Would read again.
A "greatest hits" or somesuch would be beautiful.