though i think that it's not quite right to tar him with the writing-about-touring-means-yr-rubbish brush, as a lot of the songs on Not On Top are about that, and they rock (proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GUGG34h5aU). also giant is quite good imho (if only cos andre is still on it).
but yeah the new stuff is an atrocity, esp when you consider how great their previous records were, before andre left. also totally agree, for what it's worth, about shit comparisons between them now and j.richman, when richman's music has never been darker and more complex (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQmBW6kzpXU), and herman dune's has never been more shallow and dull.
I heard Richard Ayoade on The Film Program say it was meant to be non-specific, late 80s early 90s. But it seems more 90s to me.
'Is this album anything hugely original? No, but then what it is anymore etc.'
the vaccines kind of sum up everything that's wrong with the uk music industry. so over-hyped but with literally nothing to back it up. not an actual band, just a bunch of hired hands. music that has been done better a thousand times before that doesn't aspire to be anything new. not organically coming from a scene but put together and thrust into the spotlight. urgh urgh urgh PUKE
my spelling skillz are bad
read an interview with avey where he talked about the track so thought it was his. thanks for pointing it out, not pedantic.
impossible soul and nothing else. nice review though
it's just the writer's opinion, seriously. a review is supposed to be a guide, not scripture.
one of my all time favourite records
was so pretentious. having read it i thought the new single was gonna sound like beethoven or something. and then i heard echoes...just incredibly bland indie. at least ross robinson's 'motivation' methods sounded interesting.
it's pretty sick
the Zip Files is clearly the album of the year.
annoyed at how late she went on! it was like 10.30. i had to leave after two songs. grrrrrrr...
and i liked your review. but i did think the record was rubs. its just a pale imitation of something like after the goldrush. and the lyrics are awful. rant over.
this record is an absolute stink bomb. i could smell the whiff wafting out of the speakers.
is one of the year's best, no?
i don't think it's been mentioned at all, outside of blogs and stuff maybe
i was there and it literally bored my pants off, mostly.
in no particular order:
mt eerie - lost wisdom
the wave pictures - instant coffee baby
grouper - dragging a dead dear up a hill
dot rotten - rip dot rotten
lil wayne - the carter 3
trim - soulfood 3
times new viking - rip it off
arthur russell - love is overtaking me
this album is soooooooooooooooo good. a little long maybe, but really beautiful/amazing.
they played new romantic which isn't even on l.m.'s album. laaaame
elbow better than burial. apparently.
in the end, no
the community aspect should feed off that, not visa versa
just got arses on the brain
tres sorry for the label
doesn't play with them any more
to have seen this
to some extent (although maybe not in this case) the credit crunch is a valid excuse. definately a mixture of people having less money to spend (or feeling like that's the case) and oversaturation of gigs and festivals
why is it that average bands always use ridiculous hyperbole when they talk about the new stadium anthem they're writing
means cutesy and twinkly. like the diskettes or tiger trap. i don't think it's a bad thing, i just can't see how the wave pictures are it - for me tween means sort of cuddly rather than odd or esoteric
when i saw zane lowe bigging them up on the dreadful big weekend coverage, i actually thought he was joking. implausibly awful
not twee. i'm starting an official campaign against the misuse of this word.
are completely atrocious
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