that they can get away with playing something like Jaggy Snake to 10,000 people, who are all there for 'that one off X-Factor'.
But I'd day that by and large, Biffy haven't sacrificed who they are to get this big. That Golden Rule isn't exactly your standard lead single off an album, is it? All clattering riffs and orchestral stabs.
I get the impression that they are just enjoying it while they can, because they find it as bewildering as everyone else.
And I've ordered the super limited edition version of this, which should be epic ^_^
That's the only part of Exogenesis they've played live.
Great review though!
You can read that whilst listening to something.
When it's a video, you have to stop the music to pay attention to the video. And I'd rather keep listening to music.
Oddly enough, as I type this, I've just finished listening to Fly Yellow Moon.
Anyone else think the end of Dstryr/Dstryr sounds like Bulls On Parade?
Probably quite telling that they were Doves' support for their end of years gigs then, really.
There's some absolutely killer riffs on this album. Pretty much every song except God & Satan has some sort of heavy section.
...well written, and actually focuses on the songs. But God & Satan and Many Of Horror are my early favourites. I like the lyrics >_>
I think it's all in Simon's delivery. He sounds like he means it. It's not some empty sentiment married to some tedious words.
for all the talk of a new sound and all that, it's still remarkably similar to old Editors. They've just moved the guitar parts on to synth.
It's still unmistakably Editors. It's not a bold leap in to the unknown, more a tentative toe in the water.
The next album could be very interesting, though.
Also, I find this line in particular to be telling: "it’s an effective indicator of how Biffy’s rejection of awkward, angular ideas has let their songs breathe."
Surely that's a good thing? Now, I love old Biffy, but I also love new Biffy. The songs are just better, I think. More focussed.
All their best songs pre-Puzzle were largely the ones that weren't throwing everything at it. I'm thinking 57, Justboy, Questions & Answers, Christopher's River, Glitter & Trauma, etc.
Sure, there might be depths to them, but they're not dominating the song in the way that some of their more wilfully awkward moments do.
but possibly away from Muse, and without the pressure that brings. Just let him go off and do some sort of instrumental symphony for an orchestra.
The thing is, where once the idea of one thing 3 parts might have seemed pretty radical (outside of prog circles, anyway), now it almost seems a done thing. Even Snow Patrol got in on the act.
I would've expected Exogenesis to be longer, given how much time has gone in to it. But I suppose the time probably went on making sure there's not a string out of place. It's all very carefully orchestrated.
but if Black Holes didn't push them well and truly in to the mainstream, then what else will? They sold out Wembley stadium off the back of it. You don't get underground cult bands doing that.
You could even argue that Absolution did it. Headlining Glasto was definitely a moment when a lot of people sat up and took notice.
Map Of The Problematique... Enjoy The Silence
are all brilliant. They're the ones I've heard so far (plus Uprising and USoE, obviously). Brilliant live.
Resistance in particular has a killer chorus.
had descended on the 4Music Stage for Dizzee. It was rammed there. The amount it emptied out afterwards, too, was telling.
Cracking set, though.
Even though it's my least favourite festival, I've still been 4 times now (3 full weekend camping, once for the day). I think it's because they have a knack of pulling out big name headliners, and just about filling the lineup with enough decent stuff to make it worthwhile. That, and it's pretty local to me, so easy to get to.
This was probably my most enjoyable V to date, though. There didn't seem to be as many nobs out there this weekend, people seemed a lot more friendly than they have there in the past.
I would hope they're not actually stupid enough to rip off the actual fans.
then, inevitably, a year or two later an album appears.
I'm not reading much in to this right now.
you can order them online from shops based in those areas. So it's perhaps not as restrictive as it initially appears.
Still a bit of a shit idea, though.
Most people who want them will just hunt the extras out online, surely.
I thought they'd be nailed on for a nomination. They're basically this year's Elbow, aren't they? That's what all the press have been saying... ¬_¬
I'd have gone for Grammatics, too.
I'm sure it's no a popular opinion around here, but for me Kasabian have the best album on that list.
The comparisons to Oasis are tired, and as the band say, the product of lazy journalism.
I certainly don't know when Oasis have had an 'insipid riff' that sounds even remotely like Underdog. That just doesn't make sense.
I thought the new stuff fit in extremely well in the live setting. Then again, I really like the album too. It's a real grower.
We also had the other setlist that they've been playing on the tour, by the sounds of it (which seems better to me).
I've been looking forward to this for *months*! I've worked my arse off lately to get everything done to be able to afford the time off.
And now it's off :(
Nooooooo! I was so close to going to this instead of Birmingham as well! Argh!
List = Fail
but this made me think about having a listen, so I spotify'd it. It's pretty good. I can definitely see where the Matt Bellamy comparisons come from
I really wanted to go. I bet it was incredible :(
Consider me there!
but it really is rather good. I can understand why it's doing so well in these end of year polls.
the crowd there didn't give a fuck about them, except Hounds Of Love, which was a shame. As good as that is, the stuff off This Is Not The World is fantastic. For that to go largely ignored was criminal.
but I have seen them 3 times this year. Ace every time.
I ordered this the second the email appeared in my inbox.
when I do it's from 7Digital or War Child Music.
Generally, if I'm paying for it, I want a physical object. I want the artwork, the booklet. I don't want a pdf facsimile of it.
I only really download for a download-only release that I *really* want.
Until they all sort out the DRM-practices, it'll stay that way for me.
Didz has gone to hell in DPT. He plays crap basslines, and he grew horrible man tits. And still wore horrible skinny tee things.
I want TCTC back!
This designs has never been up for two years!
was initially released through DiS as well?
If you like.
Good enough for me.
I tend to take each episode of Later... as it comes, depending who they've got on, but it's usually worth a watch.
is so many kinds of awesome!
Just not as great as they once were.
I know I'd rather listen to Make Another World than most of the dross out there.
I quite liked Roddy's solo album though. So I'm interested in this.
Hardest Way... is a bit of a mis-step. But it's still decent. It's just nowhere near as good as the first two.
Original Pirate Material is one of my absolute favourite records. When I first heard the single, I loved it. Top stuff, that is. It still sounds fresh, even now.
Even if this album isn't much cop (and I've heard varying opinions so far), he'll always be a top live act.
I saw him at Roskilde (for the 3rd time), and he had the entire field jumping.
that Metallica had made them keep the volume down for everyone else, not Rage.
Mercury wants to be 'Everything In Its Right Place' so bad it hurts. How can you say it doesn't sound like Radiohead?
I can understand why Mike gave AWITC a 9. On first listen, it sounded amazing. It's only with time that it sounds a bit of a mis-step. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.
I would say this is an 8, bordering on a 9. It really is very good.
Just not 'Silent Alarm' good.
It was almost entirely off Puzzle.
I'm sure it was good being there, but it just looks really underwhelming.
It makes perfect sense. I feel it too.
they always are.
They say they've had the UFO made, and they're just going to save it for their own gigs in future, seeing as H&S won't let them at festivals.
that despite being a massive fan, their sudden ascent caught me by surprise.
They've not really had any massive singles to speak of, and only at the back end of Because Of The Times did they play any arenas.
They're definitely worth it though. I knew they deserved to be huge when they stole the show at Leeds last year. They're a worthy headline band, definitely.
And there's an absolute truckload of amazing tunes in their set. I want Ragoo and Red Morning Light back in there, though :(
they've never ruled out new material. Just said not to *expect* any.
They're just gonna see how it goes.
Unless they've got anything to say, it's not worth them doing new stuff anyway.
Last thing we want is a massively diluted view of Rage, from a substandard new album.
If they can do something great together again, then that's awesome. If not, I'm just happy that they're out there doing the old stuff. It's just as vital as it ever was.
it has an air of splitsville about it :(
I hope they do stick together and come back in the future though.
Give Me A Wall and Life Processes are 2 of my favourite albums of recent times.
Epic live as well.