new Veils > new National
Although, not really considering the Veils *are* underrated and the National have been on cruise control since Alligator.
Only I had no idea this was coming! Color me excited :)
They're a quality band. Howl, as you point out, was bold and brilliant. Debut, still brilliant... TTOOYO kind of underrated... That last one, really good...
That all said, this album is a bit flat.
Me = 9/10
Always liked the RS. Will investigate.
I enjoy certain songs, *loved* a fan-interaction live show..., I like YLT, never loved them. *shrugs* "It's probably more me than you!" Fade: 6.9/10
Didn't know it'd already come out...
Love BtD, love this ep*.
*enough music that it could be considered a full length...which kinda negates the ker-ching-for-Xmas theory.
back in the 70s. When they were on drugs.
There's a lesson here kids.
I kid. Anyway. If it wasn't for Jefferson Airplane/Starship...they'd have the widest margin of quality, good-to-bad albums-wise.
Sounds as if they went back to the energy of Madonna. Which, of course, is what we've been waiting for. :)
One of those records I admire more than love.
Still, wouldn't back away from the 8.5/10 I opined some time back.
Me likes it a bit more: 8/10
Will check it out.
I like this record a lot!
who're awesome, obviously. Was confused!!
Think I do have a 9 Black Alps record, too, somewhere... This review makes me think I'm OK as is.
Not a grower for me. From the first play, love every second of it. 9/10
And to have not really made a single song I've really liked since...is sorta astonishing. (Cease to Begin is very mediocre.) Still, on the great strength of EATT, I'll buy this record. But I suspect this will be it.
Patrick Wolf, Band of Horses, etc...god, so many acts I used to love...and now don't.
but gotta draw the line at this self-absorbed dross.
Highly enjoyable, yes, but without any real bursts of pizazz it fades from memory too quickly to be considered a great album.
Sun, for me, is a super fantastic record. (And I didn't even know about ex-bf, mental hospital, etc until Amanda PF's excellent article the other day) But not everything is quite as strong as Cherokee and Ruin, so I'd have dropped the score one notch, but hey.
Although Cat Power does stellar jobs with covers, I'm thrilled she's finally back to original material.
= amazing pop song.
than ITAOTS--by some stretch. And methinks w/out my Porcupine vote, it'd have been left off the list.
On the whole, though...ah, yeah, this is the music we listen to. :)
Me, a notch higher scorewise.
Have never understood all yous English who think this is the weak link in Blur's chain. Me loves it.
It's pretty good, and that's about it. I listened to it once and have no plans to revisit it.
the cover art, though, right?!
Though not mentioned in this review, it's probable Mr Lukowski's culled press release to the writers highlighted Nenah Cherry's career.
'Buffalo Stance' was a tune! Am curious; will check out.
then lost interest. Although hardly a rousing endorsement, I think I'll give this record a spin.
About half of 2.0. Will check out the new one.
Soaked it all up like an 8 yr old.
This record is awesome. Also: you missed the easy point she's in the cast of Boardwalk Empire, which I find sorta interesting.
Will purchase when I get home.
will check this out.
Ask her about feelings toward the BSS break up.
I put it on every other mix tape I make.
Score = disappointing. Still, must investigate myself.
but you/Futureheads lost me at "a capella". *shrugs*
I shall investigate.
Great band of my youth. Loved them! And then one day they had a horrific song in a John Hughes movie, sadly the one song you ever hear on the radio anymore, and I never gave them another thought.
Except to go back and listen to these first 5 records, obv.