where they briefly turn into Hella!
Cloud of Stink, Shock Shock, Bubbles and TGR are also all very good. Many of Honour is utter torpor. the rest falls somewhere in between.
I like it more than Puzzle, I think.
Has anyone downloaded Sky Demon. It's a bonus track on the Itunes version of the album. And it should really have made the cut.
it's so, so bad. If you're Wondering... is the only thing of any merit on there. I'd take Green/Maladroit-era Weezer in a hearbeat over this shower.
Now actually record some new music
Future of the Left on there. Travels... is by far my favourite British album of the past 12 months.
Journal For Plague Lovers is a surprising omission
you're ever likely to see. Epic, sweeping desert shots to the sounds of... Keith Chegwin making armpit noises in a Union Jack tuba.
Times New Roman makes it look a bit amateurish. Too white as well.
A Headline ("it's hip to be square)
Miracle of Survival
Relief or Fight
Kittens, Cakes and Cuddles
Scared of Lots of Everything
all very good, esp Miracle of Survival
follow Ross round Northumberland Street HMV- unsettling
Mike,is your review based on the 8 tracks that have leaked, or the whole album?I notice that there's no mention of the two tracks that haven't turned up yet. I think it'd be a bit rich to review an album based on only 4/5ths of its content.
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived is tops, by the way. You're probably right about the rest of the album though.
the new album really is a disappointment
I enjoyed that, despite its brevity.
Roll on the next Weez record. It'll almost certainly be gash, but the thrill before you actually hear it for the first time is something else.
Someone accidentally registered the track 'Blood Bunny Larkhall' instead of 'Christmas is Awesome'. A shame as it's been selling pretty well.
"....rounded up by suicide squeeze"
I just listened to this track on a whim and it's fantastic! I've only known Pinback by name up until now, but I will investigate immediately.
I'm of the opinion that this lot are pretty overrated. For all the talk of progression and inventiveness I always feel that they come across as repetitive, especially vocally. There was a spark with Highly Refined Pirates, but they've never built on that and all their subsequwnt output has sounded very samey.
the review, I mean. Can't stand Nash.
not a bad thing by any means.
The Enemy are a wretched band. Their opinions count for nothing. In fact, I may now go out of my way to listen to the most opulent, upper-class music i can find. If the lead singer doesn't have a double barrelled surname I'm not interested.
(their second album) and move onto the new one. You wont be disappointed.
INWT is fantastic. My fave so far this year.
I can't love it just yet. Maybe with a few more listens....
Any chance we can have a review of Reuben-In Nothing We Trust in the next few days?
I despair, I truly do.
that they don't choose Folding Stars as the next single.
you're denouncing your review?
Well, anyway...I expected muchos negativity surrouding Puzzle. and this review has put forward every criticism i expected to hear....
Still really like it though.
personally I'm a big fan of it, but you're absotively right in your assertion that it's a bit stadium friendly in places.
However, "the midget is frigid, i put it to you" is solid gold!
Plus 'Who's Got A Match and A Whole Child Ago are excellent.
Poor thisgirl. They should have been huge.
but you can hear 'if it takes you home' on their myspace-
sounds pretty good. a fair bit like 'a modern way of letting go' off T.R.P.
from the tracks i've heard. Especially I am warm and powerful and House Fire.
i like 'back to school' a lot. shows how much i know.
good article though. It'll be interesting to see what sort of reviews SNW gets, seeing as they're now regarded by NME and their ilk as "the thinking man's nu-metal band". I'd imagine it'll get safe 7/10s across the board and that no one will actually listen to the vast majority of it.
I'm gonna investigate the album.
Not sure how well Annie Hardy's helium voiced tirade will fit into the scheme of things, but proof yet again of the invention and scope of the 'tones. I'm not sure why everyone's so dismissive of the self titled. Hexagram was the best thing they've ever done.
It's terrifying to think that one person can do that to another.
Get well soon.
I've had this album for a week and i still can't get my head around it. The tiger and the duke was a fantastic ep but i feel this e.p may be a little too progressive. 'horses in the sky' is a great track but elsewhere the album seems to lack any structure or cohesion.
Still, I got a free t-shirt with it so it's not all bad.
the fall of troy.they're fantastic live.Go watch.