(a) THE UNITED KINGDOM
Worst line - "But listen lads, look; northern rock is bust, get over it."
Really, this album ain't ground breaking, but it's got a few decent tracks and if you are someone who likes a bit of electro-pop-rock, this is alright. 6/10 imo.
Better than their first. Cut Copy, Presets and Midnight Juggernauts are three Aussie bands really at the forefront of this indie-dance genre.
I really hope I get a chance to see any of them live sometime soon.
Been listening to a lot of Get Up Kids recently funnily enough
But the insight into the industry is interesting. E&OS sound pretty similar to The Hoosiers, and my taste at all, but they seem nice enough guys and I hope they get some success with the album.
Couple of questions though -
Which DiS member is in the band?
How is the deal worth £1 million when all the band got was £60 grand?
in my book.
But then again I love Hot Chip.
DJ Unk entire back catalogue?!
And Young Knives will probably blow up massively (Bloc Party level) if their new album is any good.
If I can I'd liked to say this is one of my favourite albums of the year.
than there second IMO. Rage is an absolute beast of synth-elctro-pop greatness.
I'd probably say the album doesn't have many stand out tracks but 'House of Sin' IMO, is a great, dark slice of electro-pop.
its Glasto all over again.
except this time its one band.
And no floods.
I've registered so here's hoping I'm one of the lucky ones!
quite like 'I Believe'... am I the only one?!
Anyway, forget about Justice. Who thinks this is better than the new Chems album?
I agree that the new LCD album isn't as good as the debut, but its still pretty good and All My Friends, to me, is the standout track.
...what some of the DiS lot would make of this song if it hadn't featured in last weeks NME as the 'underground hit of the year'.
Either way, I think the wit of the song and his beard make this better than a 5. But its not going to last. Within a month everyone will be sick of it!
Change The Pixies for The Chemical Brothers as I've never seen em live.
but I don't think their following is enough to headline the major festivals like Reading and Glasto.
Just off the top of my head, I think my ideal headliners this year would be:
Friday: Bob Dylan
Sunday: The Pixies
It's a pretty good example of how money and fame have fucked up consequences.
On a related theme, I'm not a massive fan of Kiedis, but why such a hate towards RHCP on here?
It even got an oscar! Its so bad I didnt even watch it through to the end.
at the Koko NME thing?
"stop being so bitter and twisted".
It doesn't matter where they got their influence from. Its a little bit Arctic Monkeys, a little bit Futureheads, a lot of Sheffield, and in many eyes it sounds good and it certainly works as pop music. They aren't going to play stadiums, or appeal to the older generation of music listener, but put almost any of their tracks on at an indie disco and the place will go nuts.
Little Man Tate. Just because the Arctic Monkeys broke before them doesn't mean a thing.
They've got a back catalogue of great pop songs, and Sexy in Latin is a bit of a corker IMO. Oh well, I'm just of the opinion that some songs can't be witty, fun and about kebab shops and still be good.
Is closed for refurb now.
Best band the old Firestation has had in a while was the Bloc Party gig last Wednesday which I was at. Absolutely bloody incredible. Shared a drink with Matt Tong after the show too which was nice.
I've just read all the comments above and it definitely seems as though age has a bearing on your enjoyment of this album. I'm 22, a student, and have just moved to London to live and work for a year on placement. I love this album but its probably because it strikes a chord with my experiences over the past 6 months living in the city. This paragraph neatly sums it up for me:
"A Weekend In The City is the aural adaptation, a digital manifestation, of what it’s like to be a twenty-something in Britain, today. It’s dirty, dishevelled, unsure and paranoid; fearful, easily distracted, boisterous and ashamed; reckless, wild, nervous and terrified; graceful, thought-provoking, clumsy and contradictory. And it’s very nearly perfect."
PS. if you slag this album off because you think it's depressing indie bollocks for emo kids, then you really need to broaden your mind. Also, the reviewer obviously wouldn't have written a personal, thoroughly considered review like that because he likes sucking up to BP's label. Cheers for the good read DiS. 8 or 9 out of 10 from me.
Would be classic TV.
Did anyone read the Metro yesterday where they had an interview with Preston. He said it's really easy to make a great indie song, but very hard to make a great pop song. Problem is Prest, your indie songs were wank too.
Listening to the Ordinary Boys now, and comparing it to their early stuff, I find it hard to believe the rest of the band went along with it, unless of cause they've all been hypnotized by Chantelle's lost, chavvy Barbie face.
how about just adding people's names and require ID (as in what they did at Glasto). Then if you really need to change the name or cancel the ticket just have a way of refunding the money onto the card and being allowed to offer the ticket to someone else with a priority system (i.e. the original buyer can suggest a different person who may want the ticket)
This is one of the first proper rock songs in ages.
And I don't like Muse much either.
Quite liked that one, and Morning View had a couple of quieter songs that actually worked, but I wasn't impressed by their last album, and they have turned into looking like Popstars now, so the end is pretty near for them.
Back off Bournemouth,. Up and coming music scene I'll have you know!
I bet if Tenacious D didn't have Jack Black, but instead had some obscure Norwegian folk singer doing vocals, and they were signed to a label set up Thom Yorke, then most of you lot above would have a fucking cream-dream.
The D aren't trying to create rock genius. But they do create really-easy-to-sing-to comedy songs, and I laughed my arse off at their first album. It reminds me of all the good times of being 17-18, and the feel good factor of rocking out with your mates.
If you literally 'hate' Tenacious D, then you must be some of the most sour, bitter, dry people in this world.
But regarding this album. I've heard it a couple of times, and I agree its not as good as their first, but its got a few good'uns.
I know most of you lot will give me some backlash, but I fucking love this band, and when I get to see them in December, I'm going to sing a long like a loon, without a care for you miserable indie fucks.
is the definition of this non-descript, uninteresting, blunt-esque indie-rock 'revolution'. Absolute pants, and surely the worst track on the new album.
Ignoring my anger at how poor this song is, it seems that Borrell's arogance on Razorlight's first album has been numbed down so much, that the listener feels like he's been numbed by a general anaesthetic listening to this. At least during parts of Up All Night, you got the feeling there was some angst and grit to the album. This song is the opposite, and sums up how Razorlight have become.
mainly because it was a fiver when I was over in Malaysia, and that song America is terrible (probably the worst on the album). The albums pretty pish too - Borrell that arrogant prick!