a news story about the Kaiser Chiefs that makes me think "what utter, utter cunts" about SOMEONE ELSE
and given the 4-CD format, it's a) obviously going to have greater extremes of sound, and b) a bit of a curveball to throw into a discussion of mastering on mainstream single albums.
I think he's right about At War With The Mystics. "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" was on XFM loads when the single was fout, and every time I heard the crescendo-that-wasn't-really-a-crescendo before the last chorus, there was something really disappointing about it.
There are plenty of shortcomings which could be sorted out with an overhaul.
As for the comment above that "the closure of the astoria will have pretty much no effect whatsoever on music in london" - I disagree. Unless it's an awful, awful venue (and I think the Astoria's just mediocre) anywhere closing is a bad thing. How many bands play the Astoria every year? If it closes, there'll be more bands jostling for slots at the larger venues, and less choice of who you can see.
I've always wondered what kind of drunken bam thinks it's a good idea to jump in that fountain. I'm surprised you haven't got Weil's disease...
but that Myspace looks facemeltingly bad.
Unsurprisingly, they have a number of dates lined up at student unions around the country.
You say that like it's a bad thing
What a name. Better than Trevor.
and says Chaplin's become a bit of a coke monster. That can be a good thing (Bowie) or a bad thing (Be Here Now)...
but I wouldn't mind hearing Willie Nelson's take on Hallelujah. Can't be any worse than Cohen's...
I feel like I've been waiting for this album for years.
made me laugh a lot more than it should have done.
I like that.
a best of for a band that only released two albums is a bit unnecessary, no?
An excellent example of a best of that's positively NECESSARY, as a way of getting into a band with a massive back catalogue of wildly varying quality.
I saw them last year at Wireless and beamed from ear to ear the whole way through. Great performances and a great live show with a sense that absolutely anything could happen next.
A different office, obviously.
The bumper goodness of the swanky new site is making people crazy. It's like Bedlam on the social board...
Is it because you're dead inside? Or are you allergic to leaves?
August 17th is a Thursday, and the 18th is a Friday
WHEN IS IT
but early reports suggest that the album is wank.
thanks for the tip.
I've got a woolly mammoth on a treadmill.
Oceanic remix record?
Camp Actor are GREAT. Might have to get this to check out the other bands...
which evidently fell flat.
That sounds amazing. Really wish I'd found the money for a ticket now.
that you're not cussing Springsteen
I expect this to be BRILLIANT
Thank got for that, the obtuse lyrics, ambient noise and meat-thwacking samples were getting too much for me...
I fucking love Clinic.
http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/reviews_express/0508.htm (skip to the end)
but that sounds quite a lot like when he played the Barfly just after Lycanthropy came out. It was all a bit too - um - cheery, if that makes sense, and a bit too like a PA rather than a performance. He even laughed at requests for "Childcatcher" and said he wouldn't play it as it was depressing.
The second time I didn't even know he was on - I was going to a club at Infinity, and when I got in he was just playing the piano and singing, totally unselfconsciously. It was almost like we were peering through the door of his room and he didn't know we were there. Perfect.
I've seen him twice - bit let down the first time, enthralled the second - but utterly awful doesn't bode well. Let's hope he was having an off night...
or maybe just half a million quid
Was he crap when you saw him, then? Why the unbothered?
I can't stop looking at that photo