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  • King_Cnut 19 Apr 2008 00:49:27 615 posts
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    ... Jools Holland tonight.

    What a bunch of crap. Somewhat pretentious.

    Radiohead ... all is forgiven.
  • warlockuk 19 Apr 2008 00:51:37 19,223 posts
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    Why is this under "Music"?

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

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  • Tomo 12 Dec 2009 14:21:26 13,980 posts
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    Bump...

    Wow, what a great thread this one used to be. Anyway, for people who appreciate good music unlike the above, Portishead have done a thumping new track for Amnesty: Chase the Tear.

    I actually clicked on a banner ad in Spotify for the first time as that's where I first heard it. Wonders.

    Enjoy.

    Wonder if that means there's a new album round the corner...
  • sargulesh 12 Dec 2009 17:41:57 3,281 posts
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    http://tinyurl.com/yar37lt
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    Cheers tomo.
  • Deleted user 12 December 2009 17:45:31
    What a great little track, a very non-portishead beat going on there.
  • shamblemonkee 12 Dec 2009 17:47:55 14,652 posts
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    Much better than their last album imo, that was extremely hard to listen too.
  • Tomo 14 Dec 2009 11:22:01 13,980 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    What a great little track, a very non-portishead beat going on there.

    Aye, that's what I thought. My only slight dislike is that it's pretty tough to make out her vocals.



    And their last album is amazing. I think it's my favourite Portishead. Give it a few more listens shamble.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:23:23
    Iím still getting into Third. Nearly like it now. Almost.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:23:42
    I tried, but I just couldn't get on with it :(
  • Tomo 14 Dec 2009 11:24:47 13,980 posts
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    Heathens!
  • nickthegun 14 Dec 2009 11:25:00 61,270 posts
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    Third is great but, yeah, it is hard work.

    Went to see the album tour and they did a good mix of new and old. Some of the newer stuff is really well suited to being played live, probably more so than in your living room.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Tomo 14 Dec 2009 11:25:42 13,980 posts
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    Also: I read that they're making a new album and if all goes well it'll be out next year \o/
  • sargulesh 14 Dec 2009 11:25:59 3,281 posts
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    I never even tried... need to go back to it and (an album I file alongside it mentally) Kate Bush's Aerial
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:26:53
    Aerial is great, I fucking love it.
  • smoothpete 14 Dec 2009 11:33:58 31,812 posts
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    If you don't have it, their live album at Roseland NYC is most excellent indeed, recorded with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
  • nickthegun 14 Dec 2009 11:38:17 61,270 posts
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    Its a fantastic album only ruined by retarded americans clapping out of time.

    I mean, fuck, put on your ipod and try to clap on the off beat. Its impossible, but these cunts manage it on nearly every song.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:38:58
    Nice, I'll check it out, cheers.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:39:43
    Oooh, £5.99 on itunes too.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:40:53
    Yeah, the live album is fantastic.

    Hadn't actually noticed the clapping. You may have now ruined it for me :p
  • Tomo 14 Dec 2009 11:41:37 13,980 posts
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    Agreed with pete. I'm not normally a fan of Live albums either, but that is fantastic. I even prefer it to the studio ones - Gibbons just goes absolutely mental on stage and the orchestra sounds great. I don't even mind the clapping.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:45:24
    Radiohead's "I Might Be Wrong" is also very good.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:47:37
    For a live album to work is has to offer you something beyond echoey and slightly badly sung replications of what you already have on an album with crowd noise in-between tracks.

    There are a rare handful of live albums which achieve this and the Portishead album is definitely one of them.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:49:12
    Yup, that's why the radiohead album works to, the songs are performed in a totally different way.
  • sargulesh 14 Dec 2009 11:49:35 3,281 posts
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    Nirvana "Live at Reading" is another.

    Listening to Third now. This is amazing. One thing though (and it may be because I'm listening on Spotify), the production seems very dirty? I guess all that R&B I've been listening to this past month has spoiled me with clean production.
  • Deleted user 14 December 2009 11:53:17
    Itís Portisheadís style. I donít know if they did it with Third, but they allegedly recorded Dummy onto DAT then played football with the tape on the beach to make it sound as dirty as possible.
  • sargulesh 14 Dec 2009 11:54:54 3,281 posts
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    Funny, I always thought their first records sounded pretty well produced. Certainly not muddy like this... I'd have to listen to them again (which I probably will after Third finishes) to refresh my memory. The lol90s were a long time ago :)

    Beth Gibbons' 'solo' record (with Rustin Man, 'Out of Season') is also amazing. (I always think of it as a companion piece to Mark Hollis' amazing s/t solo record.)
  • sargulesh 14 Dec 2009 11:57:05 3,281 posts
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    OK so the transition from Deep Water into Machine Gun... best thing ever.
  • corimi 14 Dec 2009 12:04:10 1,311 posts
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    Never got round to checking out Third before now (listening now on Spotify, sounds good so far :)), but this Datassette mix of the The Rip is good:
    http://www.datassette.net/?l=downloads&p=2

    Similar to the original but more synthy and longer.
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