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mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2013


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

i honestly don't know how you can call music this earnest 'fake'

if you don't like it i totally get that but calling something fake is way more harsh than just saying it's bad

WeepingBanana
April 23rd 2013


10191 Comments


if i didn't particularly like four simple words and recovery, will i still get anything out of this?

InfamousGrouse
April 23rd 2013


3540 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

well the way i tend to be, tell sale signs and plain sailing weather rule hard but i dunno

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2013


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

it doesn't surprise me that people don't like 'four simple words' that much but 'recovery' is fairly indicative of what you'll
find here, i.e. catchy rock music that begs you to sing along

WhiteNoise
April 23rd 2013


3216 Comments


Thank fuck somebody else agrees that 'four simple words' is a great song...I was getting worried. I've also had plain sailing weather stuck in my head the last few days.

Treeman
April 23rd 2013


1223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

gonna go back and listen to this again

Romulus
April 23rd 2013


8443 Comments


"i honestly don't know how you can call music this earnest 'fake'"

'fake' is a harsh word that i personally would not use but i'd argue that almost all musicians give off some sort of persona. that's all well and good, but with turner it feels cheesy and forced and he's trying so hard to be EARNEST and UNIVERSAL and RELATABLE and ENGLAND and it just collapses in a pile of cheese.

and if you connect with that then man, power to you. but i think that's where the tag comes from

Treeman
April 23rd 2013


1223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dont feel like hes really trying to do that, at least from an American's perspective it just kind of seems like who I am. All of my brit friends love him and seem to identify with him too

SonofSnow
April 23rd 2013


689 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Even if Franky T was disingenuous, his music doesn't seem that way. Either way, its certainly entertaining.

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

this is a man singing songs about stuff he loves. i dont know what so fake abouthat

STOP SHOUTING!
April 24th 2013


631 Comments


yes fake is a bit harsh, but i used that word cos you were saying how real he is.

listening to 'england take my bones' i felt the opposite. despite all the passion, he actually seemed to me emotionally...evasive.

and he throws around these big concepts such as 'rebellion', 'punk' and 'england', but it's very vague and idealised to the point of sentimentality.

Wolfhorde
April 24th 2013


13649 Comments


" it's very vague and idealised to the point of sentimentality."
That's because musicians write music, not scientific dissertations.

Also, how is that being 'fake' or anything of the like? Especially if it reflects his beliefs/thoughts/experiences.

Owantjaaaa
April 24th 2013


3335 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm sorry Frank, but I'm not feeling it with this one

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Sanders
April 24th 2013


2353 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I also second the point about the Sleeping Souls coming into their own, they're class

bodiesinflight57
April 24th 2013


870 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Frank definitely isn't fake. If anything he's too real (especially when it comes to his utterly ludicrous libertarian politics).

Blaizend
April 24th 2013


647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Love, Ire, & Song is def his best album. Odd first paragraph.

Sanders
April 24th 2013


2353 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Frank definitely isn't fake. If anything he's too real (especially when it comes to his utterly ludicrous libertarian politics)."

If you're referring to the broadsheet interviews that totally took his comments out of context then I disagree, but I much prefer this album for lyrical content; I'm not a fan of politics in songs in general

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
April 24th 2013


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

see that's another thing i don't get: when people bring up his politics. who cares? he doesn't write political songs anymore and hasn't for years

wabbit
April 24th 2013


7012 Comments


also other than a few rare cases (gang of four kinda stuff) the huge majority of punk bands/ the culture is heavily rooted in libertarianism so I don't know how that was a big deal or a surprise.


Plus it's not like it's a poorly thought out political theory.


It probably just pissed off some sourfaced dyke at the guardian and then he found out that frank went to eton and I don't understand england.

Sanders
April 24th 2013


2353 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like that he's just a nice guy doing what he loves in the purest way



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