most of the band reviews to the record seem to have come from an older and more mainstream demographic. it was an observation of the crowd reaction to their show. the groups of blokes in their 30s/40s all went to the bar when they played the louder new stuff, despite, you'd think, having bought/heard the new record a few times ahead of coming to Reading for the day to see them if my conversation overhearing and chat with people after the show are anything to go by.
Arctic Monkeys are slowly becoming a band that divides generations (and in some ways, from the mainstream to the alternative) and that in doing so, all the people in their 40s who still partake in youth culture, don't like them but then these are people whose favourite Nirvana album is the unplugged record. It's a much longer and indepth observation than writing a review on your blackberry with a cider in hand allows.
also no official times are out as yet - unless you know otherwise?
i couldn't work out whether the Libertines were a Reading band or not. it seems a little like they owe more to london that the festival but then pete's from so near by. hrm, def a silly omission on my part.
explanations often help get a point across. it's the summer, it's light and digestible content. and also it's been really popular so that's just your opinion.
which isn't on the list but like zero, noughties, etc
will be available to those who bought it. i assume there will be an email or details on idlewild.co.uk about it.
sadly wasn't on Spotify - i don't know why lots of stuff isn't on there
he gave it 8/10
1) our reviews are the opinions of individual writers (not some drownedinsound consensus opinion)
2) I refuse to give anything a 10, apart from maybe The National 'The Boxer', The Shins or anything that I know I'll still be listening to in 20 years time that is utterly era-defining. Least of all gonna say something is a 10 based on 1 listen.
sounds like it might grow on me.
you had to be out several weeks ago to qualify for the deadline for both but i know what you mean. hopefully they won't be forgotten.
to anyone voting and rating across the site
is average the same as "ok"? i might refine the above.
this page is getting a lot of hits and you'd at least make some impact on those looking at it
alternative acts being approached today.
get better soon.
we could only pick 12. can't catch them all.
score as many or as few as you want to (ideally only score them if you've heard them and you have quite some time to investigate them all). it should show the score once you've set it. if you're having any issues please let us know (we've spent the past few days testing it and eradicating bugs)
a list of 12 records no-one's ever heard of and none of the editorial team like, for the sake of making a list, would be a little childish and short-sighted. we want as many people as possible to discover some of the great records on this list which have only sold a few thousand copies.
because the bigger records will have been heard by as many people who don't like than as do like them. it'll be be a proportioned winner, however we'd hope in the next month and a bit people will take the time to listen to all 12 albums.
just so you know this list was compiled based on editorial choices, influenced somewhat by the records people were upset not to see on the mercury list, on threads on DiS, comments on our news story and comments on the guardian blogs, amongst other places.
we've got clever maths to work it all out. we'll reveal how we're getting our average at a later date.
if i had made everything bold
i just made a Best of DiS Records playlists http://seaninsound.blogspot.com/2009/07/drowned-in-sound-recordings-spotify.html
added it to the playlist - how did you find it?
just because a festival isn't populated with lager swilling idiots in football shirts and metallers burning plastic cups, doesn't mean the diversity isn't there.
if someone likes The Enemy and Television, they're probably a cretin?
well aware that a diverse range of people in the number of 20k-30k look at the frontpage everyday and you have made the only complaint. you are clearly offended but at the same time you seem to neglect the fact the letter started could be any vowel but you presume it's an i.
replace good with "fairies", "aliens" or "self" and it's just as ridiculous.
standards in society only slip when the idiots become the intelligentsia. the fact there's no magazine around in print that'd publish the above says more about the sorry state of print than it does of this piece.
of not obsessively reading every bit of content that goes up on the site and feeling the need to comment on it dontchaknow?
a separate review of Jane's Addiction is forthcoming. And am off to see Mew in a moment, so a review of them will follow too.
For 1 it accepts that God exists and that man can reach him to share what in 'heaven' may well be a delicacy. For 2, sensationalism is an artform, it's not like we've put THE LAST EVER PHOTO OF "WACKO JACKO" on the cover of our OK! Magazine tribute issue or spliced a picture of your mother onto the body of Hitler. It's simply a visceral statement and one which befits the content. I recommend you go and listen to some Derek & Clive, then come back and see if it's still offensive in context.
you'll love the fact we're going to be introducing a user rating system.
even tho I went too far and wrote a carpark rape soundtracked by Audio Bully's as an album review, which they didn't publish. I just presumed that it woulda all been written by Swells but apparently it didn't quite fit : )
it did however provide me with an opportunity to sit in a pub with many of the finest writer's of our generation and hear the fire pour from their mouths. looking back at it now, i'm not sure i've ever met a group of people before or since who had so many opinions on anything 'n' everything and a visual way with language. but i've seen glimpses of it in individuals and a culmination of a lot of it under the umbrella of theQuietus. but seems clear to me is that without having known or seen or felt this world of journalism/criticism/opinionated writing with such a visual prowess, i doubt there could be a next generation of it, inspired by it. the main reason for this week is the fact that the 16/17/18-25yr olds now, who start blogs, submit copy to sites like DiS for consideration, don't have these reference points. it's like bands who think sounding like new order or blondie is inventive, when in fact its been done long before. and i hope, despite the fact i've forgotten to capitalize any of this, that this week has shone a touch and invigorated and inspired some people to write about music. thatisall.
this is precisely why all DiS coverage of Bloc Party, Cut Copy, Friendly Fires, Phoenix and various others has been all positive. it's a conspiracy, i am the evil empire.
had i not spent the most part of this decade signing acts, managing acts, finding them prs and often doin some of the prs job.rather than post a twatty comment, why not tell us 10 albums we should be covering this week. anyone can be a negative ass.
this probably needed an intro. we just wanted to offer an insight to what a day in the life for an average journalist is really like.
that for next week we've teamed up with rocksbackpages.com to bring you some of the best bits of music writing of all-time and will be putting together a bit of a recommended book reading list :)
this was one of the other reasons we decided to do this week, seemed to be some pertinent points. i forgot to mention it in the intro. whoops.