Carl Barat, the Bluetones' Mark Morriss, and ...? join Lammo
1. Noah and the Whale - 'Tonight's the Kind of Night' - lovely! what a perfect piece of pop.
2. Tyler the Creator - 'Sandwitches' - next please.
3. Young Rebel Set - 'Lion's Mouth' - it's so scrappy...that's not the feeling I got from their previously released EP. I'll be deliberating on their new album for DIY soon.
4. Thurston Moore - 'Benediction' - the winner - do not like. zzzz.
5. Those Dancing Days - 'Can't Find Entrance' - I like this! it's poppy. not going to change any lives, but catchy.
6. Gomez -'Options' - it's ok but kinda surf poppy?
7. Fight Like Apes' new album 'The Body of Christ and Legs of Tina Turner' - I need to review this for TGTF this weekend. I think it's gonna be good. then again, I expect all albums I receive to be good!
Josie Long, Steve Mason, and Sean Forbes of Rough Trade join Lammo
1. Arctic Monkeys - 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I Moved Your Chair' - I categorically love it, compared to their regular fluff. review on TGTF here
2. Let's Wrestle - 'In Dreams, pt. 2' (currently in Rebel Playlist brawl with Art Brut's 'Lost Weekend' and Frankie and the Heartstrings's 'That Postcard' this week) - all right. wouldn't mind seeing them live.
3. Beastie Boys - 'Make Some Noise' - glad to see them back. good stuff.
4. Rozi Plains - 'Humans' - ok. but what makes it stand out?
5. Art Brut - 'Lost Weekend' - I like the whispering, nice touch. and as usual, great lyrics. (I guess I should point out that Eddie Argos is a friend so I'm biased!)
6. D. Veloped - 'Bring Em Home' - this is ok, but the whistling is kind of annoying.
7. new TV on the Radio including 'Will Do' and 'Repetition' - pretty good but not something I'd go out and buy.
I've listened to the end of this show 3 times and there is NO winner announced. that's odd.
Join Lammo as he welcomes his guests journalist Keith Cameron, Jim-Bob from Carter USM and Jim Dale from Goldheart Assembly into the studio to discuss the latest releases.
1. Friendly Fires - 'Live Those Days Tonight' - sounding very 'Kiss of Life', and that's not a compliment. too little guitar in the forefront. :( "a Duran Duran remix after they were good" - ouch.
2. Graham Coxon, Paloma Faith and Bill Ryder Jones - 'Desire' - nice guitars. don't like anything else. (Paloma has a hell of an annoying voice.) the combination is enough to make you ROFLcopter.
3. the View - 'I Need That Record' - not terrible, but man, what a zzzz....
4. Dells - 'Gob' - umm...
5. Kate Bush - 'Deeper Understanding' - the winner - I don't get the British love for Kate Bush (generally exhibited by the male half of the population). whenever I listen to Kate Bush, I don't know why, but I think of a singing cat. (I like cats, so it's not a total slagging off. it's just that the sound she makes doesn't sound human nor do I think we should be applauding her for it, especially since this one sounds like AUTOTUNE...hello...leave that to Kanye West, please!)
6. Alex Metric and Ian Brown - 'Open Your Eyes' - I don't know how I feel about Ian Brown becoming a dance music star! esp since last week's squashed Stone Roses reformation rumours (thanks ever so much Mani)
7. the Kills new album 'Blood Pressure', including 'Satellite' - I like this stuff, but not as edgy as Alison's work with Jack White in the Dead Weather. boo.
for the thinking music enthusiast. and making up for being born on the wrong side of the Atlantic. I live for music. I am Editor-in-Chief / owner of influential UK/US music Web site There Goes the Fear. I used to write for some others (UK print/online culture magazine This is Fake DIY, UK online magazine Click Music, and the American blog PopWreckoning). I play bass and write songs and poetry in my spare time. check out the 'publications' tag for more info on what I've written.
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