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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Konked out of ideas! HAHA!+Indies dead, 24 May 2008
This review is from: Konk (Audio CD)
Well, well, well! How nice it is to see that these have finally been exposed for the third rate Indie band that they really are! Lets face it they've made enough money for their record company. So why does `konk' need to be pushed? Hence why it's flopped! The kooks have been left out to hang, I feel sorry for the lads, and they probably believed their own hype. I hated their first effort, but I gave this a listen!
Lyrical content is just so band, its like listening to lyrics of a 13 year old, Mr Maker is not fit to be a Menswear b-side. There's no intelligence in the song structures. It plods along, plods along, and plods along. Stormy weather? Down to the market??? Give us a break Mr Pritchard.
Well just like the Darkness, Kaiser Chiefs, Fratellis and Pigeon Detectives novelty factor has worn off and ITS BEEN EXPOSED!!!!
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Night Time Angel Candy
Night Time Angel Candy
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2.0 out of 5 stars Riot?More a back street fight!, 30 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Night Time Angel Candy (Audio CD)
Having heard early demos from this band via myspace I was quite excited, full on garage blues, and no nonsense Rock'n roll. Hearing good things about these boys live, I just brought the album!
However somewhere between the demo /final cut stage the metro riots lost their way. Its very disappointing and is clearly a result of a band rushed by their record company to put out an album to cash in the this Indie scene that's currently about.
The metro riots are clearly unsure of what they are trying to do, the blues/garage element is kind of there, however at some point its just sounds like a complete racket from a light heavy metal band or even worse and poor mans Jet! The guy's vocals get on your nervous and sometimes he sounds like he wants putting out of his misery. The guitars are too heavy and there's not much base on the record.
The albums one redeeming point is 'LOVE ME ASAP' and nice blues pop song, which shows some potential, however it's never out of the second league. I feel sorry for these guys, their heart is clearly in the right place, I sure they know their stuff, however they ve ended up producing an album that's really struggles to get any point across. Lacking in any form of originality. Honestly I was very disappointed!
If ya like blues/garage or filthy rock'n roll this is a second rate effort......... buy Icky Thump!!!!

Strange House
Strange House
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a Horror!Not A Classic, 10 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Strange House (Audio CD)
I always think that people are over generous with the star rating they give albums on this site! The Horrors album 'strange house' is by no means a classic! What it is however is 12 tracks of 60's garage psych, with a bit of Cramps and Birthday party thrown in for good measure. By no means oringal in its sound, what the horrors do offer however is a break from the everyday Indie band that's around now. It shows allot of b*llocks for a groups of young lads, which in its self deserves respect!
As far as the stand out tracks on the album go, they are 'Count in Fives' an obvious tribute to the 60's band Count Five. 'Gloves' possibly one of the best tracks of the year, a guitar riff that will cure a hangover and amazing Hammond organ by Spider! Excellent Choice (a tribute to the gift by velvet underground) and Death at the Chapel, which is possible as good as Gloves! It does contain a few duffers, the instrumental 'a train roars' is obviously to make up album time and 'thunderclaps' is a bit of filler!
The rest of the album grows you with every listen, tracks such as 'Sheeha is a parasite' She is the new thing' 'Little Victories', are t obviously stand out tracks, but the more you listen the more you'll realise that the lads are a talented group.
If you know your 60's garage bands, you'll know the horrors have been a bit check in ripping off a few obscure tracks!! The Horrors have got allot of potential, 'Strange House' could be the start of something good, or just another flash in the pan. If you wanna know what music played at 100 miles an hour, rammed full of Hammond organ, thunderous riffs and bizarre lyrics sounds like when played by a load of rich kids of Southend.... buy it... its good! If you like this try the 80's Matchbox and Black Wire!

These Are The Facts
These Are The Facts

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cant go wrong! Buy it!, 9 Nov. 2007
This review is from: These Are The Facts (Audio CD)
Bands such as the Kooks, Kaiser Chiefs, Wombats, Pigeon Dectives have really managed to get away with selling a shed load of albums due to clever marketing by record companies and backing by our wonderus music paper the NME!
Unfortunately that has left Millburn's incredible first effort 'well well well' low down on many peoples shopping list! A sad fact is that this second, equally as good effort 'These are the facts' has suffered the same fate! After a few listens you'll know once again these have produced an album containing 12 works of Indie pop genius! Crammed full of clever lyrics and intricate guitar parts

Lo and Behold- A very catchy first opener! Bring in Millburn's ska influences, basics lyrics that are meant to hook you in, does a good job at crashing in less than two minutes!

What Will You Do (When the money goes)-First single and a prime example of just how talented this band are! This is much more mature than anything off 'well well well'! A great floor filler! Crashing drums! Great lyrics and set the standard for the album.

Wolves at Bay- The sound of this track will always draw comparisons to the Artic Monkeys, and is a possible contender for a single! Once again lyrics are fantastic! Continues the albums catchy theme!

Summertime- slows the tempo down a bit for the first time, and as shades of the Corals first album in it! Bit of liverpulian swagger is always good thou! Possible single, but the slow tempo would count against it!

Lucy Lovemenot- This is by far my favourite on the album! Possibly as good as 'What will you do'. The lyrics about a girl who has a reputation for 'putting it about'. Despite its upbeat tempo, the cleaver lyrical content makes it a very sad song! The whole guitar, drums, bass and lyrics all work so well together! You can't help but empathise with the poor girl they sing about! Would do well as a single and worth buying the album for. Just over 2 minutes, always nice when a great song never outlasts its welcome

Sinking Ships- An acoustic effort! With a bit of angelic, yet distorted guitars working on this track! Possibly the bands view on the current trendsetters that hang onto every new band out. Slightly autobiographical maybe in the lyrics 'if you back the underdog, you may collect your winnings' a great track! Speaks allot of truth!

Cowboys and Indians- Carry's an air of slightly Beefheart/ Early Coral with its rhythm. A definite single!!!! Full of great instrumental work! Turn up the volume, you all love it

Being a Rouge-Could be described as a bit of a filler track, although not that bad its not up to the strength as all that has come before it, would look out of place on 'well well well'

Count to Ten- the most under produced track on the album; great stomp in its rythem. Distorion filled! Overlapping vocals, great lead and rhythm guitars working with each other.

Come away with me- a combination of Lucy Lovemenot and Lo and behold, another fantastic track, full of surprises. A romantic, poetic air. Good track for the end of the night, cigarette and ya other half!

Rubicon - The best acoustic track on the album. Again does remind me of the first Coral album. A beautiful track, with beautiful vocals by Joe, the singer! Although I have no idea what he's singing about

Genius and The Tramp- The longest song on the album over 4 minutes, typical of the album filled with brilliant guitar work, surprises round the corner. In no way predictable, unlike so much of the crap that's around now. Great song to finish off an album that may get lost in the Indie archives ;(

All Change
All Change
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Change was Cast, 3 May 2007
This review is from: All Change (Audio CD)
Over shadowed by the classic albums of the 90's such as urban hymes, defiantly maybe, stones roses, All Change is very much over looked. John Power emerged from he much troubled La's, to produce the first and best album by Cast. Although many of the tracks could be about the magic man himself lee mavers (front man of the La's) Back of Mind, Walkway to name two, Power provides catchy pop songs, with a message to be listened to. (Mankind/ History)

The opening track all right is pop perfection, the next ten tracks offer pure Beatles, and Beefheart influenced Liverpudlian magic. Four Walls, Sandstorm , Relfections are all songs you want to run out and show all ya mates!!!!! Don't listen to the cynics, buying this wont be something you regret!!!!

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9 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unstoppable, 18 May 2006
Muse are a definate love em or hate em. All three of their albums so far have been worlds apart , and all brilliant in there own way. Lets face it if 'supermassive black hole' and 'knights of cydonia' are anything to go buy we might as well all bow down to Bellemy and give him the king of British rock crown now .He's a genius and he put his neck out and does something risky, two songs i heard and i ve pre ordered my copy. Different again but jesus is he good.

First Comes First
First Comes First
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ploddy padds, 18 May 2006
This review is from: First Comes First (Audio CD)
After seeing the Paddingtons live a few times, i was very excited about this album . Live, they have an energy you cant ignore. Have this album is yet another album released by a band in the'indie revelution' post Libertines that it a complete let down. The opener 'Some old girl' is one of the few highlights on the album, catchy , raw, fast and a great way to open the album. 50 to a £ and 'worse for wear' are attempts at the Clash but come of more Green day. 'Loser' however is another highlight, written by the drummer, is again a catchy power pop song, however this seems to be a theme running throu the album and it gets very boring.

Lyrically and vocally they are limited, and the album begins to sound like a band tribute to the early punk era. The Clash's influnce is so strong over this band, they have even attempted and ska/reggae song in 'alright in the morning', but thats what it is an attempt. This ablums is nothing new, if you love the early punk sound of raw guitars, like songs about hangovers and getting hammered then buy it. Again a good attempt by a band , but its says it all then an album finsh's with a song called 'sorry'

Black Wire
Black Wire
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4.0 out of 5 stars Black is Back, 6 May 2006
This review is from: Black Wire (Audio CD)
Black wire are small ray of light that shine though as the British music industry is going through its massive post Libs hangover. While the Kooks, Artic Monkeys Razorlight continues to produce mediocre Indie songs. Black wire brings together The Cramps, Stooges, Birthday Party, The Dammed making there own sound. Hard to Love, The Face, Smoke and Mirrors, Promote the Happy Hour, God of Traffic are all stand out tracks. These are a band that is really doing something brilliant that is different to the trend. Hope on, buy the album and see them live you wont be disappointedlive you wont be dissapointed

The New Fellas
The New Fellas
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top stuff, 6 May 2006
This review is from: The New Fellas (Audio CD)
For all the indie freaks out there, this is a band that really do live up to the hype . This album has its own sound, its has something to say and it is full of sex , drugs and rock'roll. Martell, Mirror Kiss's , Hey Scenesters are three indie classics bound to get your dancing shoes on. Theyll be around for a long time judging by their two albums , so get in there early and get this album..

Inside In/Inside Out
Inside In/Inside Out
Price: £3.88

17 of 63 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 'you dont love me....', 6 May 2006
This review is from: Inside In/Inside Out (Audio CD)
The kooks are a band that have cashed in on The Libertines, Strokes and Artic Monkeys fad. This album is no more than a load of medicore songs that wouldt be fit to be b-sides for any half decent band. The opener seaside, seems to be an attempt at a Doherty inspired accoustic ballard. The album contains two indie anthems, Eddies Gun and You dont love Me. Its a good attempt at being trendy, and if you spend your life in topman these are the band for you. No more than another Menswear, Cast or Datsuns...buy at your own expense

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