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The Others (UK Comm CD)

31 Jan. 2005 | Format: MP3

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2:51
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3:14
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2:55
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3:42
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 Jan. 2005
  • Release Date: 31 Jan. 2005
  • Label: Mercury Records Limited
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Mercury Records Limited
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  • Total Length: 44:33
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  • ASIN: B001MXU2KM
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,425 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dazman on 21 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Ah yes - The Libertines... Undeniably great pop songs, delivered with an attitude & refreshingly raw energy not heard in these shores for some time. In a year that The Strokes set a new benchmark for everyone else to follow with their class debut here was a UK band that had the songs and the delivery to match them.

It's inevitable, of course, that when a great new band comes along the music press seizes on a clutch of other 'similar' bands and in doing so create a new 'scene'. Fair play. Long before The Others' LP was released I'd read about how these rum looking punters were the best of the contenders. By the time the album came out I'd only heard 'Lackey' - and although it didn't blow me away I was still interested enough to want to hear more from them. When the reviews for the album in the likes of NME & Vice magazine were SO full of praise I thought my ten quid would be a good investment. How wrong I was.

Everything I'd heard about this band told me I should like them... but I don't. The sorry truth is they just dont have the songs. There's maybe 3 on here that are worthy of your immediate attention (the singles, natch) and 9 not very good at all fillers. The impressive quotes on the cover sticker claiming they are by turns; "Britains most worshipped new band", "Transcending the rules to create something extraordinary" & "music that inspires you and can change your life" are, frankly, laughable. The Others are a pub band and not a very good one at that. P**s Poor!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Knox on 13 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Having heard 'William' and really liking it - I decided to buy the album. The reviews from NME etc would imply it 'can change your life' 'Britains most worshipped band' but I found that it was fairly average. Not sure if it sounds like the Libertines but it reminded me of a poor mans Kings of Leon. Its not mince but certainly NOT life changing - bit over-hyped perhaps??
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "jollyroger853" on 1 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Clearly many of the single star reviews appearing for this album on this site were written without actually listening to the album, with dates such as Jan 22nd when it was not released until 31st. In fact it would appear that one of them says that apparently 'you know what to expect' because of Dom's sexuality - to be fair I don't even know why the reviewer was allowed to get away with it.
If they had listened to the album, they would find a great collection of songs which are 100% honest. It really doesn't matter that Dom isn't a note-perfect singer, this is punk remember?? What he does have is a real, human voice with a real genuinity to it, and if anyone reading this is ever lucky enough to meet him they can see for themselves this genuinity in personality.
The album kicks off with Lackey, a traditional set opener which shows the band in full flow, both musically (energetic punk-funk) and lyrically (simple but effective anti-wage slave anthem). William is another of the album's highlights, a dedication to an old friendship with a trademark 'ba ba ba' chorus. The perhaps confusingly titled Stan Bowles, really about Peter Doherty, has some great basslines rarely seen in punk, a feature recurrent through the album thanks to the talent of Johnny Others. However the real gem on this album is How I Nearly Lost You, which along with Johan, demonstrates the softer, sweeter side of the Others which is less documented by the press; it is possibly one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
Of course This Is For The Poor features, the first single which has caused so much fuss amongst the letters pages of NME. Brilliant though it is, this song MUST be experienced live for full appreciation!! In fact, I demand whoever might read this to get out to an Others gig ASAP - they're normally cheap, and often free, and have a habit of turning up in the most unusual places!
Ignore the ignorant, give these lads a chance.
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20 of 30 people found the following review helpful By "alexnash" on 24 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I have read three reviews from this website and all of them have been slating the album. I have also read fantastic reviews from the likes of NME, Times, Guardian and a 10/10 rating from Vice Magazine.
There has been much controversy surrounding this band and the difference in reviews just illustrates my point. Personally I think that everyone should have a copy of this album...if not two so you can give one to a friend.
Dominic may not sing like Freddie Mercury but he is good at what he does and that is sing lyrics that MEAN something and deliver them in such a way that it connects with the listener. During community 853 there is a moment where he sings 'I haven't got the answers I haven't got the key...' and you really feel like he's saying it to you. The music makes your heart race as you recognise the song by the opening bar. You can't help humming, tapping your foot or singing along.
One of the most honest albums I have ever heard.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Harry H on 30 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am an on/off reader of NME, as I believe it does tend to over-hype some bands, namely anyone who knows Pete Doherty, and a regular Q reader (a much less biased read). I went to see this band a few weeks ago when they played Newcastle uni, and they were a good draw live, energetic, personal with the crowd, and very intimate. They had some good songs, and no doubt many that would grow on you with time, and yet one fact calls an end to my praises. The support band were a group called the Ludes, who will probably never get the praise and acclaim that the Others have recieved, and yet were in my opinion a much tighter and more talented band. My point? The others are good, not great, but in my mind have recieved more praise than they merit, buy this album if you are a fan of the scene, but it is not one I would recommend to everyone. BEST TRACK: Stan Bowles
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