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Lack of Communication
Lack of Communication
Price: £8.45

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so good, i am listening to it while i type!, 16 Feb. 2006
This review is from: Lack of Communication (Audio CD)
this is an incredible album with such a variety of sounds, from blues, to garage, to rock etc. The standard of playing is what makes this really stand out as there are incredible things being done with the guitars and a relentless beat and rhythm section fully backing them up. It is because of this that the actuall vocals can be overlooked at first, and the lyrics ignored, however after acknowledged one can marvel at the intelligent lyrics and admire the diversity with the male/female touches. I cannot stress enough what an amazing album this is, with songs switching tempo and direction half way through and with such an edgy rough sound it is easy to immerse oneself in the music so much so as to forget that they are actual seperate songs, not one long continous blusey rock epic masterpiece. That being said the tracks to look out for are: lack of communication, going down, cass and henry, nite train, rock'n'roll nurse.


Don't Look Back (Enhanced) [Japanese Import]
Don't Look Back (Enhanced) [Japanese Import]

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best damn song from the libs ever!, 17 Jan. 2006
ok, i just said all i needed to say up there. but honestly, the riff, the lyrics, this song is just beauty and perfection. the roughness of up the bracket, with the advanced lyrical content of the libertines. yAY, buy it now if you arent silly...


Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek [2005] [DVD]
Spend An Evening With Saddle Creek [2005] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Clark Baechle
Price: £17.99

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars well its alright, 17 Jan. 2006
this aint anything special in my opinion. yeah it "takes you through the progression of saddle creek" and "the formation of many of its best known bands" and it does so with copius amounts of interview footage from these guys' sitting rooms etc. I can see that if you were a masive fan of one of the lesser known bands on the label that doesnt get so much coverage, than you might get a kick out of watching them practicing in some basement 5 years ago. However most of the bands that they give a lot of time to, have long since disbanded and aren't doing anything.
We do of course get the obligitory step by step guide through conor oberst's rise to fame; from the "water" cassette- which by the way is the funniest piece of "music" i have ever heard, his voice hadnt even broken!, to the actual marketing and packaging of fevers and mirrors.
Yet the fundamental problem with this DVD is that it rests solely on archival footage and interviews. The problem with this is that most of the footage from concerts/practice is pretty shakey and with real bad sound quality. but the biggie is that none of these people are paticularly charismatic, interesting, articulate, or -judging by some of the sh*t they come out with, intelligent! so you find yourself listening to some uninteresting man stumbling over his words for 5 minutes just to tel you that they 'made a few songs but they weren't too good, so didnt put out a record'. furthermore the bands they reminisce about like slowdown virginia etc. may well have been as "captivating" and "awe inspiring" as they say at the time, but they forget that the viewer has probably never seen these bands live, and certainly not in that small and as they admit elitist scene, and so dont really give a damn about what they remember from back then, "when there was so much energy".
Lastly, some of the bands like rilo kiley who have got quite big and well known since this was released, they give literally 2 minutes to. whilst this isn't their fault, it is slightly irritating when you go flicking through to see your favourites, only to find they have got literally a snapshots worth of footage. i think if it was a little more evenly distributed, and if they cut down on the 'poor us, look at what we had to form a thriving music scene in' shots of nebraska, then it would run much better.
* but i really wasnt joking about what i said aboout "water" because added with all the pics of conor looking all spotty and pubescent with glasses, it is the best laugh you wil have all day!


The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth Of All Time: 24 Short Films With Music By Radiohead [DVD]
The Most Gigantic Lying Mouth Of All Time: 24 Short Films With Music By Radiohead [DVD]
Dvd ~ Radiohead

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really interesting dvd, 6 Jan. 2006
this is a great dvd with some great videos from some fasntastic conceptual artists. It is very in tune with radioheads music as it is stimulating, different, and thought provoking, and yet also very funny and self-critical. There is some great footage of the band playing early demo's and Thom playing on his own which is amazingly good. There are also mock interviews were the band are asked ludicrous questions such as "do you know of any other celeb who has a crush on you" etc. which make the dvd worth buying for the laughs you can get out of those short few minutes. The only reason i gave this 4 stars is because some of the films either have no point and are just pretensious, or are slightly irrelevant and go on too long. However there are only a few like these, and the rest are fantastic pieces of art/film.


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