dross released today
is a little peculiar.
The last one on the BFI festival was, what October? A quarterly column featuring 5 or 6 shortish reviews seems more logical.
fear of men
Electric soft parade
Rolling Stones T shirt
fairly open and unusual
Surprisingly eclectic, and I'm not too fussed with them dispensing with the dream pop too much as I think there are acts who are better at it than them.
Tamaryn is probably the most impressive shoegaze album of recent times. Minks is pretty good as well.
When it comes to reviews on DiS, the simpler the better.
I think this is around a 7 or 8 mark for me.
"Now, it’s only fair to admit that I’m not too familiar with these previous offerings. And though Fluorescence outstrips my initial expectations of a pleasant enough exercise in My Bloody Valentine-nostalgia, nothing compels me to plunder their back catalogue"
They were absolutely awful-the worst bits of Oasis. Lad rock, basically.
Second band sound good.
and they were mesmerising. Looked like they were gonna implode at the end.
I think my main problem is that this basically isn't a favourable review of the band (I know it's a review of the Best Of, but basically it's the band), where another writer might easily have written glowingly about the same tracks that you dislike. Just comes down to taste.
I do agree that Bohemian Like You has sadly coloured the opinions of the band for the majority, but I also see a couple of catty remarks about it in the review- which isn't really helping people decide whether to give it a go or not.
As for the '10 Downing Street' comment- it was more about associating the band with a quite unfashionable movement now-Britpop. I've always seen the Dandies as a primarily American-sounding band with shoegaze tendencies. I guess I just have a completely different viewpoint on their music and identity.
Finally, on the Wikipedia- the review is well written and a lot clearer than most DiS pieces. However, I don't like the mention of Wikipedia-it just seems overly informal and one of the reasons why I prefer Pitchfork to DiS.
But basically-nicely written review, just disagree with your viewpoint of the band.
Seeing as they're one of my favourite bands I guess I would be pretty defensive but....
I don't really care about using the ads for music that much. The fact that you had to wikipedia (good journalism skills there) suggests you weren't aware of that side either.
Does listening to the Dandy Warhols really make you think of 10 Downing Street? Or is that lazy conjecture?
Can't believe you dissed 'Godless' and 'Good morning' either. Incredible. The start of 'Good morning' is what makes it so good.
So glad you haven't written a catty review based on one song used for an advert. Good work.
But they don't sound like MBV. In regards to the Beach Boys, a lot of their sound revolves around vocal harmonies and echoey reverb, which is the same with Besnard lakes.
I've seen of them after Jordan 229 comparing them to Galaxie 500. They don't sound like MBV at all. Bit of post rock and the Beach Boys, and some sonic textures, but not really Galaxie 500 or MBV.
I've got a signed poster and drawing from Yuki- how much would that be worth £40?
Mogwai, Mercury Rev and Patti Smith, so yeah, the headliners have become a little mainstream this year.
I would so laugh if the original poster put the wrong name down as a laugh, then watched as everybody put down the wrong answer.
I had a brilliant time, even though I missed TPOBPAH, Jay Reatard, Black Lips, The Vaselines, The Horrors, Chad Vangaalen, Jeremy Jay and some others. I've been getting into all these bands music and it's kinda painful that I missed them. Same again next year?
to shoegaze? Hahahahahahahaaaahaaaa. Ahahahahahaha.
There's a couple of recent releases which I don't think deserve to be there.
Good to see Kitchens of distinction on there.
Iron and WIne
It's very good, a definite step up after Show your bones.
Bit of a rubbish review. Listing a load of band names doesn't make for good analysis.
followed by some LARPing.
"If the likes of Tom Smith and Paul Banks come closer to Ian Curtis sonically, Sketch was the only singer of that whole post punk revival who came close to capturing any of his monolithic presence."
That's rubbish. I like The Organ n'all, but really they're just ripping of The Smiths. To say that they carried considerable weight is laughable.
after Cryptograms. It seems more stunted and subdued, which I think is a bad thing in Deerhunter's case.
And it sounds alot like Atlas Sound.
but not brilliant. Might be a grower.
I haven't actually cheated on this one!