0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Groundbreaking. Heralding the dawn of a new age in critical journalism.
I'm tearing through the pages as I type, using it to write this review.
You see, what this marvelous book teaches you a fundamental truth; that to be worth anything in journalism, or any type of critique, you need to be ruthlessly damning of the paticular subject of your reviews. ESPECIALLY if it's popular. You need to polarize opinion. You need to stand out!
Kind of a 'How to...be like Smion Cowell/Richard Littlejohn'.
The book isn't without its flaws.
The cover is horribly garish. There's a spelling mistake on pages 23, 68 and 103. And it has that horrible pee smell that some… Read more
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Since 1st hearing this in November06, it was quite clear that this is a serious contender for Album of 2007.
Whereas it definately starts of strong- the 1st 5 tracks show Bloc Party have grown in every possible way as songwriters- the latter half of the album may take its time to grow on you as it definately slows down in terms of pace.
'Song for Clay (Disappear Here)' has a huge Muse-like guitar riff & really kicks off the album.
'Hunting for Witches' is one of the best tracks on offer here, with a scattered electronic intro which leads into a 'Helicopter'-esque guitar riff. Massive Chorus, and as with many of the tracks, a definite political statement is… Read more