Is that okay? You people should try to read between the lines. I was just pissed at the terrible score. Shoot me
Do you have a view of your own?
The album is great and will almost certainly get 8+ BNM on Pitchfork next week. Kind of illustrates how irrelevant DiS is at the moment
and if they impress might even go see them in Derby. That EP of their's is a great listen!
Just go listen to 'This is my lot' would you and tell me it's not the album's number one jam! One song does not a second half make but the others, IMO, maintain the album's very high standards. This album is fucking cool.
Yeah this was a great gig and they didn't even play most of my faves - I was praying for an 'Instant Coffee Baby' encore. They really are a fab band.
AOTY for me.
and I don't wish to sound like a twat, but what was all that talk about Dis focussing on the music it loves? What with the staff leaving and everything else.
Also, reviews of albums like this, done like this, just leave a bad taste and serve little purpose, IMO.
Rubbish. I'd love to see your list of these albums. I agree with a lot of what you say, and it is all opinions of course, but, heck, 10 or more albums better than Pepper last year?! :-0
There were some great albums for sure and see your point about music moving forward. Albums today sure do sound more advanced in terms of production, sonic effect etc. and all of this is important, but I think what really makes a great album is intangible and hard to analyse. I'm struggling to explain my point but I think some albums just 'sound' special, like Pepper etc. From the past few years, of the albums I've heard, I think for example Bon Iver's album will be held up as a classic in years to come.
Anyway, mini-rant over. I'm off to listen to The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society :-)
I've heard so will probably get this. Strings on The Airport Line are nice.
Pretty much my three favourite bands at the moment.
Also, that 'Between An Erupting Earth And An Exploding Sky' song title is too good!
but I throughly care about a lot of the albums in this list (a lot moreso that than mercury list), esp FOTL, JoFo and TNP. Was tough call but Curses it is.
this is a fucking good list, and great idea so well done DIS.
SHOULD BE SHORT-LISTED (IMO)! But I would have voted for Future Of The Left anyway, so nevermind.
one of the funnest live bands i've seen this year, looking forward to hearing the album.
these new puritans - beat pyramid
los camp - hold on now, youngster
why? - alopecia
bon iver - for emma, forever ago
frightened rabbit - the midnight organ fight
no age - nouns
Strong start and finish but lagged a bit in the middle. They didn't come across as being super pumped to be playing either. I was really looking forward to seeing them but they didn't quite do it for me...think i'll still check out the album though.
sounds ace. can't remember if i've heard anything by this lot yet but i'll invest on the strength of this
can't stop playing it!
and they love fugazi
why everyone likes Neon Bibles, i think it's pretty rubbish. Also no Field Music upsets me.
I've seen so far - well done DIS!
Maccabees should be replaced with Good Shoes as the lists jangle-indie-pop representative. I really love their album.
If this is not a 10, nothing is.
Between Maps, BFL and Fionn. I wouldn't be surprised if Mr Regan scooped it you know, just got a feeling.
Did her career really take off when Lily top-8’ed her?
If so, that's not only a very interesting insight into how the music industry works these days, but it must make Lily one of the most powerful people in British pop!
I loved down in albion and apparantly they actually tried during the recording of this one so I'm fairly optimistic.
Alex James (of Blur) said what he'd heard of it was ace, for what thats worth.
On top of the 2 you mentioned, there's Spoon, Fujiya & Miyagi, Pole, Gruff Rhys and quite a few others I'm quite partial to. Overall, think lineup is quite good.
Would go but its Field Day that weekend.
unless you did of course.
They do generally seem like nice lads.
p.s. i was backhandedly suggesting new rave is not all that
p.p.s. but i still love klaxons!
but i bet you an nme new rave tour ticket their next album is the dogs
They're a breath of fresh air compared to the typical nme crap (enemy/twang/kasabian/kaisers/blah blah!!)
im a die hard libertines fan so am probably a bit biased, but c'mon, it's a choon, man!
They've got no chance of matching its brilliance so whats the point...
art of fiction is a great little album. Plus he's great live and hangs out with cool people like emmy the great.
isn't catastrophically terrible!
makes more sense then
but I prefer this list! Field Music is favourite album this year by a long way.
I might add the following:
Lucky Soul - The Great Unwanted
Good Shoes - Think Before You Speak
Gruff Rhys - Candylion
The Clientele - God Save The Clientele
The Bees - Octupus
All very nice pop albums.
compared to the canadian equivalent - http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/
To be fair to UK artists, the list could have been so much better.
the enemy weren't nominated as touted, but i agree, where the f**k is P Wolf, or Field Music for that matter, or Good Shoes!!!
Overall, quite a crappy list. Fionn Regan has my vote though.
and it even comes in one of those funky new cd cases. Plus the cover art is way cooler than the one shown above. Sort it out DIS!
in a way
because I heard they were described as the British Wolf Parade! I doubt that very much, but I reckon I'll still give this a shot on the strength of the singles and this review.
as I'm sure this is. Last time I listened to the editors album there was plenty of substance and it's certainly a very emotionally charged album - tug on my heart strings a few times anyway.
when I saw them live they weren't as bad as I expected (better than the fuckin' twang anyway!). But let's be honest, its the most generic/average/brainless music imaginable and it's bands like this that give British music a bad name.
because their band is better than yours!
They were awesome at glastonbury - I was right at the front! They did play twice though so maybe we saw different shows. I watched the John Peel one.
but not as good as the first. Worth a tenner though
if not decade!!
Besides that I've enjoyed:
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
The Clientele - God Save The Clientele
Gruff Rhys - Candylion