but the travel will only cover UK mainland.
it took its time to bed in, took its pretty little time to infiltrate and saturate my inner monologue, but when it did, boy oh boy, did it.
hardly gonna shoot his entire load in the first column
this isn't as bad as Holy Fuck previewing their album on chat roulette *puke*
..so, yes, get it.
they really are. and incredibly hard-working, plus Steve is opinionated in the best possible way, and really wish DiS Records signed them, as they were an utter inspiration to work with.
it's the cache, it seems to take a while for things to appear
i really need to listen to this properly then, with headphones and everyfink as i've only managed 2 or 3 songs before turning it off the 5 times i've tried to listen to it whilst working...
however, more people would have read it in the column rather than as a stand alone review, judging by the stats on similar records.
scathing reviews of Friendly Fires, including 'Paris' on its initial release. Was really stunned when they ended up on NME tour. Same sorta thing with Maccabees too. Now they seem to be being nice-ish about a billion things, sticking their cocktail flag into every new band (I could 32 baby bands in one issue?!)
and i'll rant if i want to :)
was bound to make at least 1 mistake. i presumed, as the label Bad Taste always sent me their records, that they were Scandinavian.
there were only about 3 songs i wanted to put on which weren't on Spotify - and they were hardly little known things, like Grizzly Bear as Warp don't like streaming or something.
they're rare but they are immense!!
it's def one of the albums of the year
My personal album of the year is Paramore tho. Close second is St Vincent. I do love a bit of Phoenix tho ;-)
combining them both today. something got in the way.
he thing people don't quite get about DiS is that it's a collection of disperate individuals. the 10/10 was an individual opinion, not some comissioned and agreed upon party line. i've still not even heard 'Monoliths and Dimensions' - haven't bought it as I've not liked any of their other stuff, etc...
is their stuff even available digitally? Alternatively, rally together and 'Get Behind Me, Santa!' http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=196894760422&ref=mf - Sufjan FTW?
but it does mean it got its own chance to shine, rather than being lumped in at number 47 :)
Mostly due to a couple of staff putting it on their year-end lists and it's brilliant. A little bit Spirtualized meets The National if you wanna get populist about it but everso slight, in that way that creepy/chilling way that Shearwater or Maximillian Hecker give me shivers. More of my year-end discoveries here: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4209458
someone has changed that
10/10 but site has been falling apart this week
that's why there's an intro sentence caveat
150+ replies on this thread with an epic longlist of things people are looking forward to http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4204974
it's some issues with cache, and now you looks like a silly lolz
annoying it has to include a name for who has done photos and i uploaded them - first time we've used a gallery for something like this so a slightly technical oversight.
they're the same pictures?
when Rivers finally turns into Ben Folds and can leave the post-Pinkerton cave because I'm not sure it's possible to listen to a Weezer album fairly or at all objectively given how much they mean to so many of us. I wonder if this was put out under a different name, without the weight of expectation, whether it might be one of the debut albums of the year as, now, whenever they release anything it breaks my (emo) heart to even contemplate listening to it. Yet, I know I will listen to it and I'll feel like a orphan trying to love a social worker.
the Gothminister cover is incredible!
no rocky horror either. was trying not to be ridiculously obvious (apart from Count Duckula, obvs!)
Talk Talk are calling these plans a "breach of human rights" http://torrentfreak.com/isp-threatens-legal-action-against-uk-over-anti-piracy-plans-091029/
it'll treat both parties as criminals. why they can't just get the isps to block access to sites is beyond me, they say they don't have the technology but cuba and china have the technology, what they mean is they don't want to set a precedent of censoring the internet, despite the fact large swaths of horrendeous content is already censorsed.
i've never understood why some people feel the need or decide they have the right to upload and share entire albums/discographies. and those people who rip things from the tv, take the time to cut out the adverts, etc why do they do it? personally i think 'sharing is a healthy ecosystem and have been downloading music for a decade and without Napster i never would have started DiS and invested in the realm of £300k in releasing records. blah blah blah
Here's my suggestion which I gave to BBC at In the City http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/entertainment/8315873.stm
SEAN ADAMS, FOUNDER AND EDITOR, DROWNED IN SOUND
Licences to use music for digital services should be easier and cheaper to obtain from record label and publishers, Mr Adams believes.
Each new digital service should be given a two-year licence to sink or swim, he says.
"I think 95% of music that's downloaded illegally could be turned into music that's downloaded in legal means if things are licensed in the right way."
Drowned in Sound has stopped running a podcast because each episode would cost £20,000. "I don't have £20,000. But Laura Marling signed a record deal on the back of us playing her in a podcast. And various artists said they were selling hundreds of records on the back of us playing them."
He adds: "Instead of cutting people off the internet, I'd much rather they sent the worst offenders into studios for a week to do community service to understand exactly what goes into the process of making music.
"I don't think for a second they'd consider not paying something towards the creation of that content."
yep, we plan to do this in the near future - currently trying to stop the site from constantly crashing is a priority.
it's one of the albums of the year, easily.
now over on the music forum here http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4201338
i actually quite like her but she is the ultimate marmite artist.
probably a typo by guy who put it on there.
just really like what they do and think they've sensibly solved a big problem with web radio.
that was my original headline
maybe not but the volume of records they shifted in a day is pretty impressive. animal collective did that in a week in america and it was one of the hyped records of the moment, etc...
Stricken City ladies voice reminds you of Life Without Buildings via ol'-heroine-zit-faced Doherty's Albion?
and went for a different track for anyone who only knows OAS
just woke up to this mistake on the frontpage. fixed it now