For the first 9 or so months I've been listening to music in 2008, I've found that most of it has been shite. Then I heard the new TV on the Radio album, and now my friends are going to have to listen to me going on about it until I put it on the stereo. Much like the way I've been going on about the Fight Like Apes album over the past month or so, it's excellent. Before I heard it wondered how they were going to make an album that would live up all of those great ep's and what not. I just didn't think they were capable of an album, I mean a proper album, not just singles and a few fillers. My oh my how they pulled it off, fantastic stuff.
Also, while I'm at it, I've been looking at a few peoples blogs going on about how they're beginning to be annoyed by FLapes, how "something global" is a real contrived single, and how they preferred the old versions of "Jake Summers" and "Lend me your face" how sad it is that as soon as an Irish band release something genuinely exciting that all the people "who preferred" the ep's go on about the glory days of FLapes circa 2006. Maybe we should just be proud of them because they're from our city and are sound and are absolutley fantastic.
Oh yeah, this year I've also been listening to Neon Neon and British Sea Power and then I listened to the new Cold War Kids album and then I didn't like it much.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008