'tis a lovely record
some people do it for food and mortgages and kids,
he does it for smack,
each to their own, oui?
paying £20 to see doherty, not to go to the rhythm factory,
and to be fair to the price, i'm pretty sure any artist as popular as he is would charge at least that,
(even if you hate him, he's still popular),
and it's commendable that he still bothers playing small venues, even if it is expensive,
and a lot of doherty fans would rather pay £20 for a rhythm factory show than a wembley arena show, which would be all bad acoustics, seated areas and middle-aged people,
instead they want sweat, whitechapel, and a 'spiritual home' kind of vibe,
"Whoever knows he is deep, strives for clarity; whoever would like to appear deep to the crowd, strives for obscurity."
Good advice to heed, methinks.
All you people ever do is complain,
That's the real challenge.
could've done with a mention
and Sir Richard Bishop
T Pearson in Sheffield eh? Blimey.
...that people still care probably.
...that's wrong. It's C) Uganda. Mmmm, Ugandan lager.
...http://planbmag.com/blogs/staff/2007/03/04/art-for-all/ At the bottom of this link (once opened) is useage of that very same quote about The Fall.
I'd never heard it in my life. Now i've seen it twice in two weeks. FUCK.
Also... good review.
...frank 'n' beans?
...which is definitely great
...a fine record. Yeeeah.
...have signor, these folk are S-U-P-E-R-B.
...realised that it was actually Des O'Connor, and not Des Lynam. Scoff.
...marketing genius, I would tune in FOR SURE. Maybe he's actually a well spoken, literary type and we've just been taken in by his 'public persona'. Maybe.
...album, he sounds a lot like Jack White in parts, I reckon, especially when he's singing about "ghosts" and "hosts"...
...amaaaaazing Mr The Big Music. Good post, bloody good post.
...BPB's a dude indeed.
I shall view at Shepherds Bush yes, was Scout Niblett supporting?
...patience too, Shooting At Unarmed Men = Euros Childs; Future Of The Left = Richard James. Athanku.
...says, are mainly brilliant. Fact.
...they'll probably love it. The masses that is. Maybe it;s good because it can be a default answer to the question "why dont you like The Killers/Razorlight". Yes.
...it means people like us have less and less to do in order to pursuade the masses that both those lot are waaaaaaaank.
... another string to your impressive bow... you greedy, greedy man... Yo La Tengo fan is it?!
...i'd even go so far as to say, i think it's rubbish.
...good on the front cover of nnmmee this week...to be sure
...66 albums of the last 6 years has been made by predominantly white indie guitar rock bands? (which it would seem that it has been).
Your point about the list being dominated by these bands is correct, but the only thing that that fact reflects on, is what their favourite albums are...and very little else.
Putting black artists in just because they are black is ludicrous, positive discrimination is still discrimination...if Saul Williams feels chucked in to you, then that it is fair enough and unfortunate...but it seems to me that you are making a point out of nothing...
...how could he possibly prove you wrong? In the way that you seem to be suggesting he should...i.e literally.
...Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Baxter?
Bit of trivia...
...will be the busiest place in the world...Jesus.
...we'll both taste gooooooooood
...Mr. Reckoning...well played us
...they have quite clearly inspired a lot of people to
a) listen to music (they were the first band I got into in a big way, back in the day),
b) play music,
c) and they are heroes to many...especially those that enjoy this kind of award ceremony...which kinda makes me think its fair enough
...Heaven Is A Halfpipe
...Pete you lovely, drug-addled mentalist. 'Here-here' to the debauchery and the hatred, these people don't even know...
...adman2001 about getting a music player, that would be AWESOME. Surely you could play stuff from DrownedinSound Recordings?
Also, perhaps more available downloads/videos would be grand.
...it Mr. Mike_Diver!
...about the site: the discussion aspect. This discussion an example, but mainly the discussion boards, that's what keeps me coming back every day.
Also, I think that the quick turn-overs of singles/albums/live reviews is excellent; the scope too is pretty reasonable, although obviously the more the merrier, as with any review site I guess.
The lists of reviews attracts me well enough; i'd rather see a longer list than a short list that had pictures.
The length of reviews is excellent, and many of the reviews are excellent.
But perhaps my one criticism would be that there are not enough people writing the reviews, most seem to be by the same people.
I don't know if this is because of a lack of quality reviewers, a lack of people willing to review, or a general un-willingness to get newies in 'just in case', but there you go.
The news aspect of the site is good, although perhaps a tad behind other newsy sites, NME.com for example, but then again, I guess that's always gonna be the way. Pretty good variety also, maybe not enough scoops dammit.
General lack of bias is good, lots of positives for lots of different types of music.
And the interactive link element within the site, I like a lot. For example, the information on labels/cities/venues, an excellent example of attention to detail indeed.
I personally have not written or read any user reviews, perhaps the little voice in my head is going "but surely it will be of a lower standard than the actual review", which is dumb, because there is every chance that user reviews could be of a high standard indeed, so a good feature of the site yes. Do you, DrownedinSound chieftains, browse user reviews looking for new talent?!
In general, I'm not gonna lie, I rate www.drownedinsound.com. Good people, young and old, good variety of music, good level of humour, bloody good profile contributors...
...did the NME review say?