Haven't heard the album yet though. Deathwaltz is brilliant.
Compared to other reviews I've read recently that have been 9s and 8s, this read like an album that was equal or better to those. Just my take on it of course. Haven't even listened to this yet!
Doesn't read like a 7/10. Scored don't matter etc, but it doesn't.
Work with the changes, stop fighting what is happening.
So special, no one can hear it.
Did BrightonB make that comment?
In fact his DJ Kicks mix shows another side to him as well.
A good read and I can see where you're coming from, but I don't think it's a "sell out" as such. In interviews he seems quite genuine about wanting to try different styles, make songs in ways that he hasn't before. See Moderat and the difference in sound from Walls to this. 8/10 for me.
was released as a free download too a few months ago
"it sometimes sounds like loads of music I actively avoid"
I don't know what it is about Gang Gang Dance that I like, but like it I do.
Moderat and Modeselektor to be my highlights. Good read though this article, cheers.
Although at times I can change my mind and think that "Kick Up The Fire..." is better. But granted, when this first came out, no one was doing noisy indie crossed with a little bit of electronics, which made it all the better.
That's one hell of a video!
Really?! I only found out about it through DiS a couple of weeks back and have found it pretty good for hearing new stuff. Bit of a shame.
It just seems like the perfect mix of everything they've done before.
And Scarecrows.. is stunning.
Sounds like a return to form to me. Ah well.
I'd give this a 9/10. 3 Minutes Of and Nasty Silence being my favourite part of the album. All of it just seemed to get stuck in my head. It's worthwhile getting hold of the download only deluxe edition as well as it has Les Grandes Marches.
I'm ashamed to say that I only really got into it about a year ago but it's been a regular listen since. I was into the whole Blur/Oasis thing at the time and I guess I just wasn't ready for this back then, hopefully this special edition will let more people discover it.
Definitely agree about it somehow generating positivity even though it's so bleak.
They worked hard for years but gradually turned more mainstream. It's not like he's bearing his chest in all videos and trying to sound all emo (Hello Biffy). I can't say I like their newer stuff all that much, but they got a bit of backing from a label and after toiling for a few years, who the hell can blame them?
It's not even in my iTunes...
I think I was so annoyed about it that it put me in a bad mindset for the whole album. Will try again!
Sun Hands was brilliant and it's a shame it's not on the album. The rest just sounds very safe.
Good link to the TCTC interview as well (from the archive)
They have to be seen live though just for the loudness. Probably depends on what you're after really but I think Forget The Night Ahead gets the balance right between songs and wall of noise.
Was really looking forward to this as I often give We Can Create a spin. I do like "I Dream Of Crystal" though so maybe I'll give it a listen and make up my own mind.
I like it. I think the new sound really suits them.
Made me :)
Glad it didn't disapoint. Had the album for a few weeks now thanks to the Slangstore pre-order deal. We Are Water is the highlight for me but it does keep changing. Whereas I agree it's not needed as much here as for the debut I'd still like to hear a DISCO version of Get Color made.
Oh and I do have a t-shirt....
clashes with Health at the Garage.
after initially not being sure. Saw them a couple of months ago at The Luminaire and they really got the crowd moving as well. Evil Dance and Repeated are my fave tracks.
I don't think they really sound like anyone else at the moment.
The review made me feel a little weary and excited about listening to the album both at the same time.
I did wonder about the Oceansize thing. I hope it doesn't mean that their new stuff is lighter as most of Snake Magnet is heavier than most Oceansize songs.
don't ask. I'm not even meant o be looking at screens for 5 days.
So I couldn't go last night. :( I'm going to regret this fact for ages and ages.
That's very scathing, but it makes me want to listen to it to see if it's right. Can't remember that many songs by them off hand but don't remember thinking it was THAT bad.
in London on Wednesday is going to be immense! They do have to be one of the most promising British bands around at the moment. Everything they produce is just class.
It's not as overblown or as in your face as I was expecting, especially after Empire. I think it's better than that, but still too many plodding moments.
I actually quite like Vlad The Impaler. Fast Fuse and Take Aim are the other two tracks I thought were better than the others.
download it and then they'll send the cd once it's released.
FOTL pushes it close, and I'm looking forward to seeing what The Twilight Sad and Maybeshewill come up with, but according to LastFm I've listened to worriedaboutsatan 125 times since last Wednesday. It's soooo addictive and not really like much else I've heard.
In every other review I've read it's been mentioned as a weak track, but that intro is brilliant.
I don't mind Tapes 'N Tapes though...
It's not for me either. I didn't say I disliked it.
I'm just suprised that this is the first 10/10 I've seen for a while, it was as simple as that.
I'm struggling to really understand how this can get 10/10.
"It pains me to even have to say this but this isn’t going to be for everyone." You're not wrong!
A LOT. Maybe because I'd never seen them before, but I thought the set worked well. Ah well, opinions and all that.
Can it be heard online anywhere?
I enjoyed reading this. Quite new to it all really.
It may be a little dusty mind. I can remember listening to it very heavily during my teenage years and seeing them at that Reading festival.
You've gone and made me feel all nostalgic now! Time for a bit of britpop....
Some there I haven't heard so will give it a listen
is better than the one on In Rainbows
I usually haven't got any time for Pete Doherty but might give this a listen based on the review.