fun like terminal illness, i whole-heartedly agree.
bands like this make me sad. they look like 30somethings & dress like teenagers & make "songs" that sound like they've been composed by toddlers.
but it's john cage NOT JOHNS cage, and john cage is not in the same class as reich-- completely, utterly different. cage didn't influence math-applied musical sub-genres, he was all about open-space-applied arts, which is a whole different planet...
love pieces like this, can't wait to read another:)
was MY first thought!!! hhahahah
i am usually keen on the pretty nostalgic 60s sound but i am completely uninterested in this album. that video making russians look gypo in that video while the lads walk around in the snow, just winds me up
we're all going to be 30something someday & goldfrapp is a 30something woman, what the f*** do you expect?
don't hate just because it's accessible
nice one binstig
that i agree with danger's comment
I totally agree with you. BAM
define "deserve." how on earth can an inanimate object like an album "deserve" something or other? despite whether or not byop sounds like a pile of rubbish to people, it's important that they offer an snarling alternative to the scene
it's softer than the first. WAS are deceiving. their songs can sound like run-of-the-mill pop songs, but the lyrics & keith's vocals aren't actually shit, like most bands defining the genre...i'm super addicted to the 80s-sounding tracks on the new album. & brandon flowers has an awful voice & tries to hard to be mysterious, never compare keith to him...what an insult, ssshhhheeeeshhhh
they use the same, sweet musical sensibilities of bands like the shins & the little ones. it's all soft. just because it isn't directly angry doesn't mean it's weak. it's adorable, like a soft bunny toy.
you gotta put it all into perspective--it's more important what a band represents than what they actually sound like---byop are unapologetically loud and provide heavy kindergarten punk, which i find really honest, really funny, and really refreshing. giving it a 5 is a bit shallow
kylie like totally didn't wear hot pants in the "can't get you outta my head" video, she wore that amazing white hooded-jumpsuit/catsuit that basically didn't cover anything but her hair...
mr dobson, DiS needs more think-pieces! i'm glad that people are getting all hot and bothered! when someone actually sticks their neck out and asks provocative questions, it's obviously an attempt to promote discussion, get people talking, get people debating!!! yesss
when the bnp were in oxford some radicals put some cow poo in the street & my friend accidentally walked in it, that made me sad.
i just found out that vincent gallo is a republican, and i don't care because i don't look to him for political advice, i can enjoy his music without guilt!
ear gone to poo? i think this 'new romantic' deal is lovely
understand where you're coming from mr strang, but i am going to whole-heartedly appreciate the throwaway quality of this brightly-lit single until it is raped by a mobile phone company xx
that she is an incredible live act, but it's always really really really hard to translate that magic onto a recording. everyone should see her live then. i know she dropped her real surname for sake of international poor pronouncing of it, so elizabeth kinda filled in as a substitute surname...
seeing kanye whine when he doesn't receive an award, "a black man is tryin'..." is HILARIOUS. whatevs he's a wimp and HE does come across as someone that is just EAGER to please with the "look at me look at me pleasssseeeeeee" approach to things--and i appreciate all sorts of reviews that whale-off on tangents and social circumstances, because it's hardly ever about the music...scratch that, it's never been about the music, and it never will be! hip-hop experts or not, it's important to hear other's points of view
and it's important because it demonstrates consumer conscious, what's wrong with that? you always got to be suspicious of what's popular...just because they're not the WORST band in the world, that certainly doesn't make them any good by source of simple comparison...
has anybody seen it? tarantino is always good for a handful of kick-ass tunes...
hate to admit that i like sophia coppola's films *cough! i mean 2 hour music videos, but...ermm....marie antoinette does have a tasty soundtrack. agreeeed
excited that this article exists because most the time, the words written about a scene or a song are often more satisfying than the song itself, or at least provide suitable context for the song--Richard Meltzer's The Rock Aesthetic is both the best and worst book ever written about the subject
i think this track sounds so un-interpol-ic. it's the most rock-out with your c**k out--from the smooth, breezy chorus to the fuzzy guitar moves, which is a nice change from the icy Morse code work that kessler brings, which is nice, but change is nice once and a while...
gonna go buy this soon
but there were almost NO vegan/veggie options and food, wine, booze besides beer (wine and sangria) were running out at 6pm. one stage was entirely shut down the day of and the home fires tent was a tiny set-up stuck against a corner, so when it housed headlining acts like gruff rhys, four tet, and bat for lashes, the only people it satisfied were those in the first row--it was just too small of a space all together to house such a heavy-hitter bill.
where was the oxfam jumble sale? did you see any bands at the tug-of-war? what was with all the cops everywhere? how come we weren't allowed to bring our own booze or even water in, while people from backstage carried armfuls of booze out on to the festival grounds?
it was a friggin' zoo! so frustrating, we left early.
this song. what a piece of sonic gold; sounds like fluffy-bunnied meadows and the flight of melancholic butterfly fluttering...ahhhhh heaven
enjoying the fact that this headline exists here. well done kev
NO smoking, then soon it will be NO drinking, then NO TALKING!
goodness gracious, let us kill ourselves in peace. it's called free will and if you care enough about the effects of cigarette smoke (indeed not the only cause of environmentally-threatening pollution or human life decay) then don't bother with the nightlife, it's nothing but an opportunity for everyone to smear their filthy habits all over you, it's a contact sport!
...but then again, my eyes don't burn out of their sockets at gigs anymore due to the lack of the smoke, but the smoke clearance allows me to realize how unattractive everyone is. LAME
this review either...is this a 6 because snaith knowingly suffered through the album process (or that is what his record label would like us to portray him as, a romantic, struggling artist) and the suffering isn't well apparent enough in the execution? i know snaith wanted to make a no-fuss retro-pop album, and it's lovely and all...but does this kev think this is all a superficial act...?
is simply delicious
that this whole "news" bit may be a LIE? just a play on the whole subject itself?
did someone else already mention this and i just don't know how to read?
i love journalists, i love journalism. it's all about getting people talking. how boring would all this be if there were no forum in which everyone could freely express their musical opinions? journalism is really nothing more than a launching pad for discussion of popular issues, very rarely are they bona fide "fact."
ryan is someone i have been meaning to pay attention to but somehow has slipped through the cracks. sounds like i haven't really been missing much.
this band. they make me want to vomit.
you had to waste your time reviewing this poo...well done tho
who compares anyone to anyone? i wish people would stop name-dropping like that
it's a nice alternative to most of the poo we still categorize as 'music' but i completely agree with the reviewer, but perhaps amiina revel in keeping their distance & don't mind keeping your heartstrings intact
i love this lot. gorgeous gorgeous sounds.
sense of laziness, especially when old jacky boy throws away a lyric with 'la la la la la lalala...' as if he meant to stick some more confrontational, socio-political gems in there, but just didn't get around to doing it, but those lines about the americans/immigration/pimp/prostitute are amazing! and damn it, that fuzzy guitar gets me every time, i'm such a wimp for those bluesy breakdowns.
this is exactly how i wanted to spend my sunday afternoon: reading a bunch of piss-poor-excuse-for well-supported arguments of subjective preferences. how about we all think the EXACT same way & nobody voices their opinion! that would be ace, right? this is hilarious.
'rip it up & start again' so the reference made me do a little chuckle inside. be nice to kev, it's hard to be positive about anything these days, well done.
agree. clearly the journalists who compare foals to klaxons and arcade fire are mentally impaired. let's start a music journalism revolution where you are not allowed to band-drop &/or use different bands as a point of reference!!! WHO'S WITH ME???!!!
(maybe they call it 'math-pop' cause foals' tunes sound like counting exercises????)
a bit of this dude's latest music video & i wanted to vomit.
no offense to those who enjoy it, i'm just a snob
i have a plutonic writer's crush on you
indeed i sense most people will hate this tune because it is so easily marketable, i hear it everytime a football match goes to break on the tellie, and repeating a song WILL kill it. like OceanStorm, i think i prefer sensitive Bloc Party more than post-punk Bloc Party. don't give up on them just yet.
you were forced to review this nonsense.
is really lovely. people shouldn't be afraid of pretty music.
with his voice, but i think he has a crafty way with the words, & that's pretty impressive