|Kaiser Chiefs release new album|
2011-06-03 by Dave Donnelly STAFF | 31 Replies | 3045 Views
Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs have made their new album The Future is Medieval available for paid download from their official website.
Unusually, instead of a pre-packaged release, the band are offering 20 tracks in all, leaving the customer with the decision of which 10 songs to choose and in what order.
Interesting way of doing things... & it pretty much came out of nowhere too. I know there was a new song floating around, but didn't know an entire album of sorts was ready to go.
Digging: Conditions - Full of War
hey that's awesome
you basically win if you sell 8... HMMM
It's too bad though, that out of the 20 songs, practically none are good.
I tought it couldn't get worse after Off With Their Heads, but they proved me wrong...
Digging: Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
NEVER MISS A BEAT
Well yeah, that was the only thing I liked about Heads...
RUBY RUBY RUBY RUBY
Digging: Lunatic Soul - Lunatic Soul II
I'll give this a listen.
I think this is a really interesting way of doing things but I'm not sure whether I like it or not.
The idea of being paid for someone elses music is awesome but I think it kinda undermines the band themselves since they dont actually choose what people hear.
OOOOOOOHHHHH I Predict a RIOT!
pretty fascinating, how do you review this
Digging: Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
Yeah I was just thinking that haha.
It's not so much an album as it is a project.
At the risk of sounding silly and pretentious...
Don't you guys think this obliterates a lot of the artistic integrity that goes into creating an album? I don't know... this irks me. If a bigger artist like Ke$ha or Coldplay or someone did this Sputnik would have their head on a platter.
Then again, Kaiser Chiefs are pretty horrible regardless.
Yeah I totally agree. I think it's an interesting idea but I don't know whether or not I like it.
If anybody's going to try something risky like this, I'm okay with it being these guys!
It's really interesting though, that's for sure.
Digging: The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
Kinda cool. Too bad they suck.
Credit where it's due, it's an interesting idea - but that doesn't necessarily make it a good one that I'd like other acts to pick up on. Goes against the concept of an album being a piece of art, where songs are supposedly sequenced for a thematic/artistic purpose. But then again the Chiefs always were a singles band anyway....
OH MY GOD I CAN`T BELIEVE IT
Digging: Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Slightly curious on how reviews for this will be accurate beyond "it's KC so it sucks."
I still don't understand how you can review it since there is no definitive album.
I've decided that the idea is utter shit.
Still intriguing, though.
really fun live band. pretty terrible album band.
'I still don't understand how you can review it since there is no definitive album'
True, but in a way it gives the band the ammunition to respond to a bad review:
"Of course you think the album's shit - you picked the wrong songs!!"
...Or they may have intended to release an unreviewable album so as to avoid the criticism altogether.
Having listened to the first three songs from this, I certainly wouldn't rule it out (and I have quite a soft spot for some of their previoys stuff!).
Suprised to find out today that the drummer wrote Bang Bang Bang for Mark Ronson last year. Great little pop tune - sounds nothing like the material he writes for these guys.
I think this is a pretty cool idea, and is a piece of art in its own form. But yeah, it's KC. Also not
being able to hear the full song seriously hampers your ability to create a good album.
everything else is crap by these guys
Looks like Dillinger's 'Option Paralysis' concept is coming true...
Idea won't work too well, this does come out of nowhere. Their first two were fun stuff back when they came out.
Digging: Razor - Evil Invaders
I think it would make more sense to give a 10 track album and let the consumer pick 3 bonus tracks or something
Bizarre that a band as bland and uninteresting as Kaiser Chiefs would so something like this
Shit idea, shit band though
Reviews shouldn't be too hard, it's going to be a shit album regardless of the combination of songs you pick.
And the "Of course you think the album's shit - you picked the wrong songs!!" argument is bullshit as well, a band shouldn't try some gimmick like this if they don't believe in all the songs on offer.
I actually really like this idea. Not sure why y'all are hating.