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Aids
April 23rd 2013


24184 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

say fuck again (marvelous place for a page break)

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Sanders
April 23rd 2013


2396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

He played Four Simple Words last time I saw him and the crowd went fucking apeshit. Gimmicky or as cheesy as you may think they are, they take on a whole new dimension when played live.



I agree Jom, the band sound great. They're also fantastic live



As for future ratings, I imagine that mine might well settle on a 4 in the long term, but as there are songs still growing on me it'll stay this way for me for some time

JumpTheF**kUp
April 23rd 2013


2718 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Four Simple Words was really great live John. Went the fuck off here. I never thought I'd agree with Aids so vehemently but here I am doing it. I feel like adding the full band kind of took away from Frank's charm and that's why I've liked his releases post LI&S significantly less than his first two, but lyrically he's just so excellent that I can't help but love a lot of his newer work too. It doesn't have quite the resonance of some of his earlier material but stuff like Peggy Sang The Blues, I Am Disappeared, Broken Piano and The Way I Tend To Be are still all amazing songs.

NightProwler
April 23rd 2013


6915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love "Recovery". Rest of this album should be great!

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bodiesinflight57
April 23rd 2013


870 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Like Poetry of the Deed but without the songs.

Romulus
April 23rd 2013


8477 Comments


did he really name a song wherefore art thou gene simmons? that is the most frank turner song name ever

Sanders
April 23rd 2013


2396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Dude emailed me back personally again. So much respect.

Kris.
April 23rd 2013


12762 Comments


he emails everyone back apparently
from what i've read
cool dude

Sanders
April 23rd 2013


2396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah I read that somewhere too, it's what prompted me to try it out in the first place, it's refreshing

Kris.
April 23rd 2013


12762 Comments


was it like a long response or was he just lke yo wut up thnx for the email bruv

tmagistrelli
April 23rd 2013


749 Comments


i'm intrigued.

spongebob- this is my best friend squidward
squidward - hey frank

Sanders
April 23rd 2013


2396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

was it like a long response or was he just lke yo wut up thnx for the email bruv:



"hey jon,



thanks for the mail and the kind words in the review, appreciated, and never apologise, an opinion is yours to hold. see you on the road sometime, hope you're well.



ft"



(the "never apologise" bit was because I said I mentioned lyrics I wasn't a fan of)

wabbit
April 23rd 2013


7057 Comments


damn 5/5 human being

wabbit
April 23rd 2013


7057 Comments


henry rollins does the same thing I think

Kris.
April 23rd 2013


12762 Comments


brb emailing him

damn thats pretty cool doe

Sanders
April 24th 2013


2396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol6yaXaJzLw&feature=youtu.be



Live performance of The Way I Tend To Be tonight at Birmingham Academy

tommygun
April 24th 2013


25680 Comments


sweet reply way to go

bodiesinflight57
April 25th 2013


870 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Also, in case anyone is unaware, you can watch Frank playing live in London, erm, live here ( http://www.youtube.com/user/frankturner ) in five minutes time.

dimsim3478
April 25th 2013


6493 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Every time I listen to this I hate it more and more.

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Sanders
June 1st 2013


2396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Out of interest, this was the setlist when I saw him in April:



Four Simple Words

The Road

Peggy Sang the Blues

Reasons Not to Be an Idiot

Glory Hallelujah

I Am Disappeared

The Way I Tend to Be

Wessex Boy

Substitute



(Frank Solo)

The Real Damage

Anymore

Nashville Tennessee



Plain Sailing Weather

One Foot Before the Other

Long Live the Queen (Rock Version)

Recovery

If Ever I Stray

Photosynthesis



Encore:

Sailor's Boots

I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous

Try This at Home

I Still Believe



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