to me it sounds, though, like they've gone for a shotgun "oh I hope this works" approach rather going for a considered attempt at pulling the array of influences together; it makes it a bit of a frustrating listen that it jumps about so much. Then again I can certainly understand why people would enjoy that. And stuff like 'Kids With Fireworks' is ace, I think I was hoping for a bit more of the same to be honest
when people use the 'have you seen them live?' argument. Sure you can compare live presence to studio output; but he's not reviewing them live, he's reviewing what's on the CD.
the point I probably haven't made very well though, is that for a group who have been so influential over time, it's sad that they seem to have run out of ideas when those they have influenced are coming out with some really great stuff. That's to these ears anyway..
Black Holes is to an album collection what a condom is to masterbation. You get told the added embellishments make for a thrilling and fulfilling experience, but when you actually get round to trying it for yourself you find it to be an ultimately hollow and vacuous experience, and probably shouldn't have bothered
just a bit of friendly banter which seems to be being taken a bit too seriously by some.
in my feeble defence my choice to see KOL was partly due to peer pressure from my companion for the weekend; a seriously bad call though I admit..penguinzz I'd have loved to have seen Twilight Sad but got my stages mixed up, how were they? I missed Idlewild owing to reasons explained in the review. Daryn apologies if you perceived there to be any racism in there, it wasn't intended as such.
I stand by my decision to see James, they were fucking excellent : P
truly my proofreading skills are sub-par.
that nothing from Grammatics made it, particularly Relentless Fours. Good list otherwise though!
if I pay one of them ITC £25 wristbands will I be able to get into the These New Puritans gig with it or do I need to pay the £6 anyway?
Sean I reckon in a few months you'll be laughing; a site back in the complete hands of its original loving creator; can't go wrong!
i'm all over that one
the Slovakian people were lovely and great to talk to. Brilliant array of music, top atmosphere for all the bands; I think the crowd really appreciate the larger more established acts taking the time to get across and play in Slovakia (last year it was Bassment Jaxx, Air, The Hives and Wutang Clan headlining) agree that it is RIDICULOUSLY hard to get off your nut in that heat, despite paying 70p a pint (which are pretty much half head admittedly.
Also found that if you go to slepe at 7am by 8am its too hot in your tent to sleep anymore and there seemed a general lack of things to do in the campsite during the day as you waited for the temperature to cool the fuck down and the music to start, was that any better this year?
I can relate to (some of) the christian stuff Cox is talking about; its impossible to ignore a christian upbringing, its always going to be a factor in who you are and that doesn't mean you're a Mr charlie church but at the same time it does sometimes give you another influence and starting point in your creativity and life whether you'd want to go the whole hog with it or not.
we got a taxi from the station and got stuck in a fair bit of traffic. To lighten the mood the cheerful indian taxi driver would stop to talk to tickets touts trying to sell tickets by the side of the road, bartering prices with them until the traffic began moving again at which point he'd tell them to piss off and drive on!
has he got a tattoo from a turd artist, he's got it of arguably their worst album
but his profile states differently
if had a pound for every time someone burnt all my clothes at a festival..
for a 2 year old
favourites, (too many options for 3rd choice)
and much better than my poorly cobbled together user review
Could somebody tell me where in Newcastle it is?
although when reading his myspace blogs, Rob's always bleating on about how they've moved on in sound and are glad they're not stuck in the past...which isn't quite right to be honest because most of Strength In Numbers is an absolute throwback to their debut days
I'm a big fan of them and reckon that whilst this album does get samey there's some moments which really give hope that they're on the right track again.
George Michael (judging by last year)
Oasis (that wouldn't good, but they'd sell it out)
errmmm...how many's that?
He's really into Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds so got him Dig Lazarus Dig. Plus he was grumbling on about how singer songwriters were all pretty average these days so I trumped him with Jacob Golden and Stephanie Dosen's albums. A resounding success!
but had no problem with the acoustic at Wembley for Muse at all either. I think like the article says, you've got to be right kind of band to be able to pull off a stadium performance, the line between a totally amazing stadium gig and an utterly utterly shit one is pretty fine, but its amazing it really is fantastic. Having said that festivals are still better because they're a bit more than just about the music aren't they. Re-creating a festival atmosphere in a multi-million pound grey bowl just can't be done..
..that is unless the Levellers headlined Wembley..
This would definitely be a pretty heavy one. Fucking ace mind:
Vocals: Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Lead Guitarist/backing vox.: Josh Homme (QOTSA)
Rhythm Guitar: Rob Flynn (Machine Head)
Bassist: Jess F. Keeler (DFA1979)
Drums: Steve Hewitt (Placebo)
great artist, fabulous live. I got to interview him too recently and he really does come across as a top bloke whose really into what he's doing too
no I bought it but for some reason unbeknownst to me didn't think to check the liner notes for who was singing. Many apologies for this oversight. Thank you for reading it though, all part of the learning process and that.
And yes, I do absolutely love the album : )
trying to defend DiS. im not sure if that came across very well.
I can really see that this piece if engineered entirely towards a bum love of LC! Surely DiS, like everyone else in the world, are allowed to have bands they like as well, or do they have to change their tastes every week?
mungo2 you remind me of statler and waldorf (the two old blokes on the muppets )
"S: That was the worst thing I’ve ever heard!
W: It was terrible!
W: Well it wasn’t that bad.
S: Oh, yeah?
W: Well, there were parts of it I liked!
S: Well, I liked alot of it.
W: Yeah, it was GOOD actually.
S: It was great!
W: It was wonderful!
S: Yeah, bravo!"
Great stuff : )
I think the album's pretty average with some second rate New Order stylings going on but I'd sooner listen to it than have to read something thats as half arsed, lazy and utterly gash on this site ever again. Sort it out DiS
They were fucking ace at MoHo in Manchester on Saturday despite the venue being utterly twat incorporating as it does a massive staircase right in front of the stage where the crowd should be standing.
please : )
The Enemy haven't worked a 9-5 job in their lives!
I think is a really good album, maybe worth an 8
they were really good, the new stuff sounded mostly good and it was great hearing the older stuff again- the crowd reaction was brilliant. Good to have them back.
you might as well have just come out and told him you thought he was shit
great to see this band getting some recognition
Derek's old band Eastern Lane, had the odd good tune they did. Anyone else? No? oh, ok then
thats a shame.