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  • faux_carnation 29 Mar 2009 19:16:30 9,172 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    It's only a radio rip, and Zane Lowe talks over the end of it, but you get the idea.

    I wish I had Zane Lowe's taste in music. It would be awesome to LOVE EVERYTHING.
  • ecureuil 29 Mar 2009 19:46:07 76,649 posts
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    It's because he's not a miserable cunt like you, faux. :p
  • ecureuil 1 Apr 2009 15:08:09 76,649 posts
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    Track 2 from the album.
  • Merlinho 1 Apr 2009 15:21:41 5,909 posts
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    Look forward to a listen later...you always have to post when I'm in work ;)
  • Merlinho 6 Apr 2009 22:38:17 5,909 posts
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    I'm liking Jackie Collins Existential Question Time a lot actually. Even if it has got a ridiculous name!
  • ecureuil 15 Apr 2009 18:48:31 76,649 posts
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    I've stopped listening to the tracks as I don't want to burn out on them like I did with Your Love Alone on the previous album.

    I really hope it gets leaked to the internet soon. It's not due out for another month, and I'm certainly going to buy it (special edition seems quite tasty), but I'm craving for it now. Plus I need to learn all the songs before the gig in June! Supposedly they're going to open the gig with EVERY song from the album.
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 00:49:17 76,649 posts
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    New album is 'out' and initial impressions are good. Yay. Many of the songs are bookended by soundbytes/quotes from media, as was the case with The Holy Bible. It sounds like an album from a much younger group than the Manics. I wouldn't say they were angry, but they play with passion not seen for a while. Bradfield is in fine form, he's well up for every song, and I'm also glad Sean is given opportunity to stretch his arms a bit. It's impossible to say how this'll do after 10 playthroughs, but it's sounding promising so far.
  • Deleted user 28 April 2009 05:16:26
    Hmm.

    DM's new album is just awful so I'm hoping this will be good.

  • Deleted user 28 April 2009 06:02:40
    Peeled Apples is quite good but I got 100% bored at track 7. Meh.
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 08:54:44 3,465 posts
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    Looking forward to giving this a listen, apparently it has some of Richey's last material so worth checking out in my opinion, even though their last couple of releases have been really bad.
  • Dougs 28 Apr 2009 09:13:38 67,016 posts
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    /kicks Spotify
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 10:43:40 76,649 posts
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    Messiac wrote:
    Looking forward to giving this a listen, apparently it has some of Richey's last material so worth checking out in my opinion, even though their last couple of releases have been really bad.

    Send Away The Tigers was very good. So was Lifeblood for that matter, but it was too mellow for the Manics.
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 11:16:28 76,649 posts
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    N@ wrote:
    Peeled Apples is quite good but I got 100% bored at track 7. Meh.

    You are worse than Hitler.

    :)
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 17:34:21 3,465 posts
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    Just listened to this and I have to say it is a real return to form for me. I have to disagree with Ecureuil on the recent Manics releases, they were one of favourite bands up until Know Your Enemy but Lifeblood and Send Away The Tigers just didn't come close to what I expected from them.

    Some really good stuff on here.

    Press seems to be of a similar opinion - Q and Uncut both gave it 4/5.
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 17:37:03 76,649 posts
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    I dunno, SATT was considered a bit of a return to form for the Manics, no? I thought it was well received. There were a lot of good songs on there.
  • Deleted user 28 April 2009 17:39:36
    ecureuil wrote:
    N@ wrote:
    Peeled Apples is quite good but I got 100% bored at track 7. Meh.

    You are worse than Hitler.

    :)

    :p
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 18:07:51 3,465 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    I dunno, SATT was considered a bit of a return to form for the Manics, no? I thought it was well received. There were a lot of good songs on there.


    Yeah fair point, I think I have personal issues with the album more than it being a bad album I guess. It just seemed a real let down, but that's based on my very high expectations of the group I guess.

    Put it this way - JFPL is in my opinion the best they have sounded since THB and probably the only album that lives up collectively to the music they were producing at that time.
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 18:13:21 76,649 posts
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    I'd agree with that. Although oddly it doesn't really sound like anything from THB.

    I'm just glad they're back to playing proper guitar music.
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 18:21:18 3,465 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    I'd agree with that. Although oddly it doesn't really sound like anything from THB.

    I'm just glad they're back to playing proper guitar music.

    ditto - wonder if they are touring to support this?
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 18:23:44 76,649 posts
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    Messiac wrote:
    ecureuil wrote:
    I'd agree with that. Although oddly it doesn't really sound like anything from THB.

    I'm just glad they're back to playing proper guitar music.

    ditto - wonder if they are touring to support this?

    End of May, early June. I'd guess tickets have sold out my now.
  • M83J01P97 28 Apr 2009 18:24:43 6,570 posts
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    This is the album that was written by Richey right?
  • Messiac 28 Apr 2009 18:26:39 3,465 posts
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    It features lyrics left by Richey yeah, gah on the touring front - oh well.
  • ecureuil 28 Apr 2009 23:36:49 76,649 posts
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    This'll just be the warmup tour. I'd imagine they'll be doing a tour around Christmas as they usually do. Got my tickets for Wolverhampton on June 1st. \o/
  • ecureuil 29 Apr 2009 12:46:45 76,649 posts
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    Actually supposedly they're not touring in the winter because they want to get straight back in to the studio to work on a new album.
  • ecureuil 30 Apr 2009 15:07:40 76,649 posts
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    For the triple post - JFPL is brilliant, and possibly their best album since THB.
  • Messiac 3 May 2009 16:54:20 3,465 posts
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    Been listening to JFPL loads over the past few days and it really is brilliant. It has really great lyrics, what I had come to expect from Richey but coupled with some fantastic guitar and vocal work from James. On top of that it's produced by Albini, who has worked on some of my favourite albums and has a unique sound-scape in his recordings that I just love. A real sense of rawness and a loud factor, music to burst heads to is a phrase that comes to mind.

    Ecureuil is right in that it doesn't sound like anything from THB but I think thats just because the band have evolved, in essence however it is a spiritual successor to THB.

    It's also my album of the year so far.

    "Oh Mammy what's a Sex Pistol" - sheer genius and sorely missed.
  • ecureuil 3 May 2009 19:05:10 76,649 posts
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    I've listened to it tons now, there's not a track I want to skip. I've not been able to say that about a Manics album since EMG.

    Reviews have been coming in, and it's reviewing VERY well so far. 5/5 from Q, 4 in Mojo, 4.5 from thefly.com, but more reviews won't come until a bit closer to release.
  • Messiac 10 May 2009 15:55:17 3,465 posts
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    They were on Jools Holland this week - available from the usual sources on the Internet for download and iPlayer I guess. Three songs:

    Peeled Apples
    Me & Stephen Hawking
    Jackie Collins....

    and a short interview with Nicky.

    Really great to see them back to this standard - as Nicky himself said of the album

    "its as good as anything we have done.... we are only this good with Richey"

    Some good coverage on The Guardian website as well - guardian.co.uk/music - including a feature on the weekly podcast with an interview with Mr Wire -

    linky

    Loving the album more with every listen and can't wait to pick up the deluxe version on the 18th.
  • Merlinho 10 May 2009 17:03:53 5,909 posts
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    Been missing out on this conversation because I've had no internet moving flat!

    I'm very much enjoying the new album, listened through about 6/7 times so far, and gets better with every listen. Once I get the CD in my car, I imagine it will grow even more. I'm liking Marlon JD a lot at the moment, even if the lyrics are weird!
  • Azazel 14 May 2009 21:41:13 726 posts
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    Censorship FAIL:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8050110.stm


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