Feels like an unfair review. Am enjoying this album, and as mentioned above, they're pretty good live. Better than a 4 out of 10 anyhow.
Slaraffenland, Tvarvagen, Fredrik, Husky Rescue, Efterklang, Alcholic Faith Mission, The Radio Dept., The Forest & The Trees, The Consulate General, Hjaltalin, Thus:Owls.
Lots of good stuff to choose from.
and can't wait for an album.
I did so-so on my first run-through of the game, but managed to complete it on my second attempt.
the The from their name now? Won't somebody think of my last.fm!
Halfway through it now, and quite enjoying it.
Their Weathervanes & Chemicals song is perhaps my favourite song from 2010 so far. Looking forward to them finally releasing an album. Will have to have a proper look through the rest of these lists at some point.
It was one of my favourite releases last year- and they're a great live act also. 'Away' was my favourite song from the album, but liked them all.
Glad to see Efterklang, Slaraffenland, Fredrik, Owen Pallett, Jonsi and Beach House there.
Bands that i do know/like that isn't in the playlist:
Musee Mecanique, Get Well Soon, The Kissaway Trail, Husky Rescue, Cars & Trains, A Weather
will be playing on the 14th.
that I like the new album- pretty much more of the same as the first album, but still good.
although I much prefer their Bodies Of Water incarnation, so I'm selfishly hoping that MGM don't do too well so that they can release some more BOW stuff!
which was a bit of a disappointment after seeing them live.
But at the moment it's not as good/catchy as his solo Sin Fang Bous album, but I still need to listen to it some more.
didn't know they had a new album out. I quite liked their first album, so will look out for this one, despite the average review.
but didn't find that much I liked about this one unfortunately.
Babybird : Ex-Maniac
Tis quite good!
but so far I'm not enjoying the new album, despite the all-round praise. It's just boring me. Maybe I should try and focus on one cd at a time, and not feel like there's so much of it. Where are the tunes??
well done hmv!
On my sixth listen of it this evening and I'm loving it. Some of it initially sounded a bit strange and un-Efterklang-like, but it just seems to get better with each listen. Their previous albums, whilst great, never seemed to match up to their live performances, but this one seems like it might just about be there.
not even bothered to read the review, and don't think I will now. Great album- listened to it repeatedly last year, so know that it just gets better with more listens. Looking forward to seeing them again next month, as support for Get Well Soon.
obviously just helping the comment section be as long...
Had no idea there was so much stuff out.
I probably won't get the Anna Kashfi album, as I've been underhwhelmed with them previously, but they've definitely got at least two previous albums.
The Magnetic Fields album is pretty good, although I'm still mostly spending my time on Owen Pallett's Heartland.
Loney dear- Dear John
Slaraffenland- We’re On Your Side
Tvärvägen- Sånger från Tvärvägen
Jong Pang- Love
Solander- Since We Are Pigeons
Mew- No More Stories Are Told Today…
Maia Hirasawa- GBGVSSTHLM
Existensminimum- OK Boys
JJ- JJ N° 2
Sin Fang Bous- Clangour
Egil Olsen- Nothing Like The Love I Have For You
Erik Enocksson- Man tänker sitt
Golden Kanine- Scissors & Happiness
The Electones- If You’ll Be Null, I’ll Be Void
Jesper Norda- We Have The Guts
Efterklang- Performing Parades
Múm- Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know
Gustaf Spetz- Good Night Mr. Spetz
Chimes & Bells- Into Pieces Of Wood
Lacrosse- Bandages For The Heart
The Deer Tracks- Aurora
shame it's not on spotify though, as I think I'd like to listen to the whole thing before deciding whether to buy it or not.
I am looking forward to:
Eels (I'm hoping it's less rocky/more quirky)
Get Well Soon (his 2008 debut was superb. Very much looking forward to his follow-up)
Stars And Sons (I really enjoyed his/their free ep and the gig I saw of them in 2008- an album should hopefully be good to)
Efterklang (I love these guys, but I'm still waiting for their first perfect album I know they have in them)
Shearwater (looking forward to that dual-xylophoning song they have been playing live)
Breathe Owl Breathe (a much ignored/unknown band from Michigan, who have probably made my favourite albums in 2007 and 2008)
It's looking to be a great start to the year for me. Generally the early months seem to take a while to get going, but 2010 looks cool already.
their album sounds quite interesting on spotify, so i'll give them a download on emusic.
someone suggested this to me a couple of weeks ago, and I quite enjoyed it. The album's out now in Denmark, but much too expensive to import from that crazy expensive country, so I'll probably wait til The Leaf Label's release.
not last year.
Wasn't too keen on it myself, but it probably would grow on me some more if I found the time to listen some more. Looking forward to new stuff though.
so am glad to see it's getting another release/ some recognition. Lovely little album.
looking forward to both.
Bought tickets at the much more reasonable ticketweb.
and it's then still less than two pounds a song, and I get to keep it forever too!
If it's some kind of swanky packaging, then that's okay, but if it's £2/£3 more than other cds for no reason then it's just a bit annoying.
but why's it so expensive to pre-order at the moment? £10.99 seems a bit steep to stingy me!
I liked the sound of the review, and decided to download it from Emusic, but it's just dull. The songs sound the same, from one to the next, and it's one of the rare records I buy that I struggle to listen all the way through to the end. Was a bit of a disappointment.
'With its soft harmonies, delicate acoustic guitar and mournful piano'
'song ‘Crooked Lust’, one of the few upbeat numbers on Upper Air, with its bouncy, finger picked guitar and catchy hook'
As far as I can tell, those two are the only sentences that even try and describe any of the album or songs. I don't mind if you don't like the album, but the review is just a bit pointless.
I was quite pleasantly surprised.
The Leeds gig was great, looking forward to seeing it again at the lovely Barbican.
the Soap&Skin album is definitely one of my favourites this year.
and also pleased to see My Latest Novel mentioned also. The album's growing on me more and more, and will probably continue to do so after their great gig yesterday.
this album is also in the new boomkat sale for about £6 I think.
I'm not too fussed with this album. I love Eels, and all of their albums, but this one is a bit too average. Maybe it's just the guitarry sound throughout it. Hopefully it may grow on me a little bit more, but I can't imagine it ever progressing past the honour of being my least favourite Eels album. Must get around to watching the dvd of it at some point anyhow.
I took a chance on it from emusic, and it just seems to have grown on me. Lots of catchy stuff. Must listen to their other releases also I think.
is the London gig likely to sell out?
I'm driving back from Ireland that day, after a two week holiday (so, technically really driving all the way from Wales), so I fear I may be a bit knackered. But Bush Hall is nice, and the ticket link says that Ohbijou are the support (although mispelt)- and I'll have missed all of their previous gigs! Would be great if I could buy tickets on the door, but they may be gone by then, hmmm.
Anni Rossi- Wheelpusher
Choir Of Young Believers- Action/Reaction
Clem Snide- Me No
Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modern- Compilation Cassette
Dear Reader- Dearheart
Loney dear- Under A Silent Sea
Riceboy Sleeps- Happiness
Sin Fang Bous- Advent In Ives Garden
Sufjan Stevens- You Are The Blood
The National- So Far Around The Bend
The Phantom Band- Throwing Bones
maybe after about 10 listens, and really loving it. It could be a contender for my favourite album of the year so far.
I'm a bit peeved that I will be on holiday when he's having a gig in London, grr.
more than I thought I would, with some really good songs on it.
Although I think it would have been better if it was snipped by 2 or 3 songs- it feels a bit too long for me.
Her first album is really great also- some brilliant songs on there.
I'm enjoying this album so far, although I think there are a couple of songs (including the last one?) which don't have the same spark/specialness that the rest of her songs have, but maybe they need a bit more time. Lovely voice, and great songs anyhow- especially the first track, and the single.
although the album cover is awful.
dear oh dear. If it's as good as previous years, it will likely be better than the above mentioned festivals. Looking forward to more bands being announced.
I don't think Sub Pop or Domino are on emusic either though are they? (two of the three Independent labels that DiS listed)
I had a few days of listening to spotify when I first downloaded it, but have barely gone back to it.
Does anyone know how good they are on getting new albums on Spotify- that'd be what would interest me most, being able to hear new releases that I'm curious about.