Brian Eno - 2/2 (Music for Airports)
Kraftwerk - Die Roboter
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Leisure society, bat for lashes, British sea power.
1) Favourite Festive Song
Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimaka
2) Least Festive Song
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
3) Song of the Year
M83 - Midnight City
my favourite album of the year. I hope he progresses with more of the Irene/Niobe route on the next record. I love the 60's pop, but those two tracks are nigh on perfect. just found out he's playing leeds on saturday so must make the trip up....
awesome band! i assume you're taking the piss about the improv set with damo suzuki though right?
good band, fell prey to the anti-fashion fashion of your indie kids
but being in a rush this has got me excited. yes!
good to see this sort of stuff on dis. a top album, and an amazing talent.
I think pink cellphone is a great track, and I really appreciate the diversity that comes with it. I think it's pretty symbolic of what the deftones as a whole are about myself.
never got the first record, but 'forever lost' is on at my work (at a maize maze, fittingly), and it's a lovely track...i'd certainly rather hear the magic numbers when i'm trying to chill out at work than most of the bollocks in 'popular music'. ugh......
spot on review. don't rise to all this shit feedback, mr.reviewer.
your almost admitting to a weak review (which it's not at all) if you have to respond and explain
i gather he was done for sexual assault, not rape (?!). see wikipedia :
In December 1993, Shakur was charged with sexually abusing a woman in his hotel room. According to his account (given in a pre-sentencing interview), he was introduced to a female fan at a club called Nell's, who was described to him as wanting to "more than meet [him]". He claimed that she gave him oral sex on the dance floor before he took her back to his hotel room. The next night, she visited him before he was scheduled to perform at a show and gave him a massage in his hotel room. Some friends who were with him that night interrupted the couple, wanting to enjoy the woman's attentions themselves. Shakur claimed to have left the room disgusted and went to take a nap. The girl, disagreeing with his account, accused him of encouraging the three men, pulling her hair, and sodomizing her. Shakur vehemently denied her account, but on February 7, 1995 was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for sexual assault; specifically, his conviction was for "sodomy (forcibly touching the buttocks)."
so there you go.....
i don't know if this is automatic, or your license or what, but one armed scissor seems to be mono and missing out a whole channel. this normally isn't particularly noticeable but on that song there are two guitars, panned left and right respectively.
if this is me i apologise, but it'd be good in future to combine the stereo tracks into one mono track, as on some tracks it could really detract from the music. it's only cos i know the song that i notice i guess, but yeah, that'd be good.
anyway, excited about the show.....*continues to listen*
yeah, but with any artist, their sexual orientation and ethnicity/race blah, will change their listenership. it is an issue with most people for every record they buy, even yourself (as much as you'd love to deny it).
i won't lie - a big appeal for me is in his transgendered ways, and therefore lyrics, and i'm sure that's the same with a lot of people (i won't claim to know anything about the guy bar his lyrics, as i actually know nothing).
to try and claim that 'white liberals' would shun him if he was black is bullshit too. it would surely be the other way round. besides, he really does have a 'white' voice?!
oh, don't you just hate the world?
I saw the guy in York, and I had similar feelings. I was like a huge cheesy cliche from a soap opera with the phrases I was using to describe my 'emotions'. That's usually something the cynic in me is desperately trying to escape from.
After recently being far too involved in noise guitar/drum & bass and the like, stripping music down in this 'classic' manner really woke me up to my own priorities in music.