Because I do.
― Nasty, Brutish & Short, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 21:27 (ten years ago) Permalink
I liked that one I kept seeing on 120 Minutes, with the woman in the playground. Then I heard another one and I thought 'meh'. Oh well.
― MacDara, Wednesday, 23 May 2007 21:43 (ten years ago) Permalink
This song still rocks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBb0zSmNevY
― Tape Store, Sunday, 2 September 2007 22:54 (nine years ago) Permalink
They're pretty sweet live.
― William Bloody Swygart, Sunday, 2 September 2007 23:00 (nine years ago) Permalink
cover art for new album : shit. really really shit.
the singles have looked pretty great making the choice of artwork all the more unexopected.
did they run out of money ?
[still figuring out if i actually like the band]
― mark e, Friday, 8 August 2008 21:43 (eight years ago) Permalink
'heart breaker' is a top tune
― Michael B, Friday, 9 January 2009 20:02 (eight years ago) Permalink
Album is so-so, with a few standout tracks.
― zeus, Friday, 9 January 2009 20:05 (eight years ago) Permalink
terrible, terrible shit
― dugong.jpg (jabba hands), Saturday, 10 January 2009 03:34 (eight years ago) Permalink
enjoying the new album, pretty good band imo
― sisilafami, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink
so this is like a genuinely good song btw
― plax (ico), Saturday, 27 August 2011 23:58 (five years ago) Permalink
this is also great, cant stop listening to it after seeing it posted on SR's blog
― Michael B, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:13 (five years ago) Permalink
new drummer is hot
― Michael B, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink
I'm surprised at how little coverage it has got here - to my ears, it's a classic!
― yugi ex, Friday, 23 November 2012 20:17 (four years ago) Permalink
― everythingsgross, Monday, 26 November 2012 19:18 (four years ago) Permalink
Listening again tonight, it's still a brilliant album. Looking forwards to the new one in the New Year.
― yugi ex, Friday, 29 November 2013 21:24 (three years ago) Permalink
New album is a bit more sparse and pared-back. A bit early to make my mind up about it yet but its certainly good. Kind of disappointed that ILM completely these guys.
― everyday sheeple (Michael B), Sunday, 9 March 2014 18:33 (three years ago) Permalink
I like them. Just started listening to the new album so I can't really say much about it yet.
― LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 10 March 2014 06:22 (three years ago) Permalink
I liked them in the beginning, but the first lp didn't do a lot for me and nothing I've heard from this one does either. Wasn't there a line-up shake up sometime before the first lp? Whoever left probably had some influence that's missing now.
― Johnny Fever, Monday, 10 March 2014 06:25 (three years ago) Permalink
The new one is actually their fourth album. I never heard the first one but I liked Nights Out and The English Riviera. They used to be a trio and then added a drummer before the 3rd one.
― LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 10 March 2014 06:40 (three years ago) Permalink
Oh right, I'd forgotten a bunch of the songs I liked were collected on Nights Out. Don't think of it as an album, so I blanked on it.
Wiki tells me it was the bassist who left (to pursue his side project Your Twenties, which iirc never lasted beyond two singles). Losing one member and adding two between Nights Out and English Riviera did something to the chemistry and approach, though, and nu-Metronomy isn't for me.
― Johnny Fever, Monday, 10 March 2014 06:50 (three years ago) Permalink
i meant to say that ILM completely IGNORES these guys
― everyday sheeple (Michael B), Monday, 10 March 2014 10:04 (three years ago) Permalink
I'm hearing a lot of Squeeze/XTC on this one.
― What is wrong with songs? Absolutely nothing. Songs are great. (DL), Monday, 10 March 2014 11:48 (three years ago) Permalink
"Love Letters" is one of the singles of the year for me, an earworm for sure. And I like the sparseness, too.
― agincourtgirl, Sunday, 16 March 2014 22:39 (three years ago) Permalink
Casual fan of the last album, particularly its singles. Gave the new one a go over the weekend and it seemed dull.
― all is fair in love and womp (monotony), Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:19 (three years ago) Permalink
I tried so hard to like The English Riviera, but I couldn't get into it. There are a few tunes on there that are nice.
However, I quite like the new album.
― ∞, Saturday, 22 March 2014 17:34 (three years ago) Permalink
New single is not bad.
― Camaraderie at Arms Length, Thursday, 12 May 2016 09:51 (one year ago) Permalink
i really like what ive heard of the new stuff.
theres just a slightly whiny quality about his voice, but i really like the songs.
― StillAdvance, Monday, 23 May 2016 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink
There's a strong Scary Monsters vibe to the new record, and it comes in at a tight 40 minutes or so.
― dinnerboat, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:02 (seven months ago) Permalink
Like it but slightly prefer the Fatima Yamaha remix of 'Old Skool' to the original, likewise the Cassius remix of '16 Beat'.
― nashwan, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:12 (seven months ago) Permalink
i've been playing the crap out of 'the english riviera' all week and i absolutely love it
― Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:13 (three months ago) Permalink
for years i tried on and off to penetrate this album but it's only last year that it took hold, and christ did it take hold. 'corinne' has been on repeat for the past hour.
― Autumn Almanac, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 13:17 (three months ago) Permalink
I dismissed this band completely when they appeared on the scene but having just discovered English Riviera, I gotta say its really a timeless classic. So different from everything that's out there
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink
So ten years after starting this thread, I finally went to see them last night (in Brixton). I don't know anything off the most recent album and only downloaded two tracks off the one before (The Most Immaculate Haircut and Never In A Month Of Sundays) (those might not be the names, but something like that) and they played very little of the earlier stuff so I had no idea what I was listening to most of the time.
― Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 20 May 2017 08:41 (one month ago) Permalink