I'm sure if the band ever get the chance to read it they'll be pretty moved by it to say the least.
however Touched is a bit silly, i can agree with you on that.
Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.
You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!
Barack Obama, yeah.
What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.
You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.
I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.
it's always the way.
It'll be a band that win it this year as opposed to a solo artist, either Wild Beasts, Mumford and Sons or Foals.
Also in comparison to previous years not many debut albums on there bar the xx, Mumford, Kit Downes and Villagers. Compared to last year it had 7 debuts. I always saw this award celebrating on the whole new acts as opposed to established artists.
I had not heard any of the new album but I was surprised and how good his band was and how fantastic his voice still sounds. I thought it was very cool he only did new stuff and didn't play hits. Artistic integrity right there.
I really hope he sticks to doing stuff like this in the future, it really suits him and he should have started doing this sooner.
It's like a zombified Justin Timberlake track or something. That's the closest thing they have ever wrote to a "hit", miles better than Die Slow which never should have been the lead track off that album IMHO.
I've not heard that song since I was about 6. Brilliant.
that's not a bad thing.
I like the how the drums sound in particular, excited for the album!
because i was going to write this also too_alaskan.
paragraph 3 sums up what that album is, it's all about acceleration whereas what dance music is (to me) is about various states of tension and release (or "drops").
Much more immediate than the first record, too, which i liked but never truly loved.
one of the obscure entries will win this year.
i wrote an essay in uni dismissing that whole theory. just nice to see that name again.
also i got that copy of Bang. one of the clearest things i remember from it is a review rubbishing a Sonic Youth. I must of only been about 16 at the time but even then i thought something like that was really brave for a new magazine to do.
a lot of people walked out but i loved it, i think after about 10 minutes it became quite peaceful and ambient to me because i had grown used to it, plus my mind began to "hear" melodies that probably weren't there. it's a really physical experience too, i could feel the soundwaves almost pushing me back.
one of my top 5 songs of the years so far.
the song is called "Mother Sky". but then again Loop probably ripped off that Neu song.
we'll see how the year pans out but i think this is going to be in my top 3 albums this year. The first 3 tracks are greeeeeat
second favourite b-side next to cuttooth
except it would be as black as that "emily the strange" merchandise which seems so popular with the under 18 girls that frequent the place.
it would contain;
- the taste of britpop decadance (it tastes pretty rancid, it's been years)
- a hint of those punks in rancid tops and leathers at the lock always asking for money.
- a dash of "anyweedpillscokemate?"
- finished with a slice of Madness
seeing as it was a cover. I'm sure i read an interview with them where they were a bit pissed off with the situation.
i thought it was the end for them when the singer left, but they're actually so much better without him.
not as good as the Bergkamp WC98 where the dutch commentator sounds like he's having an orgasm. but still pretty pretty good.
i got the Pivot album a few weeks ago and i love it, Vangelis with Talking Heads is such a good description! Pretty sure i put it in my top 5 albums of the year list as well actually...
the new ones at the No Age gig sounded beautiful.
the first track could be the menu music off a Konami driving game or something :D
and yeah i'm with you on the Coral as well. I'm not their biggest fan but they were fantastic, i was shocked at how many of their songs i seemed to know.
I'll be going next year, hopefully it'll be sunny!
no Mystery Jets or Portishead?
It's so hard to predict with this award though, some years it will go to a complete outsider, and other times it goes to something like the Klaxons or Franz with lots of commercial success.
I'll go with the masses and say Burial though.
looking forward to hearing their new one.
Of the "new" bands i'm excited for Metronomy's second effort and the Late of the Pier debut.
i listened to it with a load of friends the other day, none of them had heard of them before. All genuinely fell in love with the record, especially the lyrics which jump from sweet, to angry to hillarious often within one verse. I will be very surprised if come December this isn't the DiS album of the year.
Bon Iver top 5 at least. Beautiful record. and i normally hate one man solo acoustic stuff.
Cut Copy deserves to be in the top 10. Nothing musically or lyrically brilliant sure, but there is a sense of fun to it and it is a great summer record, not nearly as good as any other dance-pop record released this year.
I don't get No Age. I thought they would grow on me but i just find them boring. Can't like everything though, eh? I'd be broke/have no space on my pc left. heh.
should all be in the top 10 of your end of year list i think.
Maybe obvious choices, sure but they are fantastic records.
The Past Is A Grotesque Animal
It's awful news. It happens to young people though, a 22 year old i worked with suffered a stroke last year. Horrible.
these are warm up gigs! i am willing to bet money that they'll fuck up at least once at these gigs, like have to restart a song or something. It'll be very messy.
By the time the Roundhouse rolls around they'll have straightened these things out. You'll get a better show, trust me.