This is turning into one of my favourite records of the year.
Wasn't at all what I expected on first listen (I'm new to the band) but Putting the Dog to Sleep is a lump-in-throat moment if ever there was one.
not least because I keep missing tube stops when I'm listening to it. 18 songs feels a bit like climbing a mountain but it hasn't put me off it yet.
Still one of my favourite REM records, probably as it captures a certain time for me. Begin the Begin looms large over it though.
was the worst thing they'd ever done. I couldn't believe it when they made it a single (and more recently included it on their Best Of).
This album was such a let down, especially after hearing Simon on their Lost in TV DVD, which has to be the last great Suede song.
I'm not attractive today
I'm not a sight for sore eyes
I'm not an adam or eve
I'm just a nervous young thing...
Man in thirties remembers lyrics from adolescence shocker. I only had this on tape so may well have to get this...
But not as good as the last one.
Wow, I should totally start writing reviews again.
I've got a full-on boner for Frightened Rabbit.
...and am hopefully seeing them in Brighton next month.
but you're also tempting me to get hold of Hidden World
Or would that have been a totally different Plugs..?
*scans listings for who was playing in London the day after Mogwai*
I've removed an 'of'.
OLTA bums all over Antics.
When I first heard it I though 'oh dear' but now I love it.
The album is pretty strong - for my money it's way superior to the second Franz album, for instance - but from the way the press has turned you'd think they'd recorded themselves throwing cats into pools of flaming petrol.
The mother album is rather good. And certainly can't be accused of being without wit and guile.
was alright. I was completely shocked.
Borrell was cackling in his gothic mansion muttering "now NOBODY will know I didn't write America...HAHHHAHAHAHAHA!"
hear the rumour that McClelland was ousted when he started questioning the terms of their management deal?
and a more boring time I've never spent.
...it would have been really easy to slag this record. So I'm glad you didn't, good review.
It's just a great album. Best lyricist since Jarvis, innit?
Saw him playing to a half empty room at Cross Central this year and he was fantastic. 'Shut up and listen you c*nts!' About time someone said that to a bunch of chattering Londoners at a gig.
Are they any good?
But it sounds like My Sharona by the Knack.
That is all.
I quite like it.
By which I mean in a decade's time Bloc Party won't be playing workmanlike sets of 10 year old songs to remind their audience of a time when they weren't going bald.
for three weeks it's been impossible to turn on ANY channel on a Saturday morning and not find this lot playing their teethgrindingly irritating single. It makes me want to EAT my own HEAD. And post about it IN CAPS.