Real Estate
Days


4.0
excellent

Review

by kane USER (11 Reviews)
November 16th, 2011 | 99 replies | 6,154 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist


5 of 6 thought this review was well written

Feeling restless. Been harping on all day about going out to 'catch the buzz', whatever that means. Wanted to go and watch the fireworks in London and then see where the wind took me but this never happened. Instead, me and my pal Charlie shared a couple of beers and watched some Youtube videos - Eddie Murphy 'Raw' and 'Delirious', - man, that guy was funny in the 80's. Then we took off into London proper, catching one of those big red buses where I met this hot little thing Natasha. Any opportunity to strike up some decent conversation was ruined by the drunken mess screeching into my ear on the right. Yasmin's this kind of big buck-toothed bitch, think she's half-Moroccan. Whatever she is, she's always stinking drunk and repeating the same stories into my ear, pausing only to comment on how crazy she is or how nice I am. Personal space is beyond her understanding and I'm not sure that anybody actually likes her; could possibly like her.

We leave them at Canning Town and get the Tube, followed by the overground to Shoreditch High St. My friend Jim lives just off Brick Lane on the top floor of a 6 story block with his model girlfriend Nancy, best friend Louis and the Kiwi - Olaf. Olaf was out but 'Tribley' and 'Breger' were round instead. We sat around smoking and drinking for hours, conversations about things I can't recall. We were snorting line after line of cocaine and memory is beginning to get a bit hazy, but I seem to recall Louis and his lazy-eye swapping a too-big or too-small blue Ralph Lauren plain blue polo for Tribley's phone. When Oliver Cheatham's 'Get Down Saturday Night' came on everybody began to dance, it was something magical. Individually and instinctively it happened but it grabbed us all and swept us into a collective whirring of limbs and swing and ***ing dance man. I can't describe how beautiful a moment that was. We left Jim's by 2am - there was small argument over where to go - Louis was very insistent on Cargo, I don't think he'd ever even been before. He and Tribley took off in that direction whilst the rest of us dithered. I remember wishing I had followed, although it turns out they left pretty quick in their drug-fuelled madness.

Spirits were low, I felt like my search for the buzz had ended in complete failure (and it had). Somewhere along the line I had lost sight of my goal ...also, I missed her - my sweet darling. Me and Charlie took the bus back to uni at about 4 in the morning, following a trip to the bagel bar ('best bagels in london'). Poor guy suffers pretty bad with travel sickness and threw up chunks when we got off the bus and rushed straight up to bed. I grabbed a couple of friends and went back out into the cold to sit under the bridge and have a spliff. We sat enjoying the small hours of the morning, looking out to the lights at Canary Wharf but it wasn't long before our peace was shattered. Some scummy cunt saw fit to light and throw a firework directly at us, we ran and barely got out of the blast radius. Inside I was furious and begging for confrontation but didn't act. Effects of drink had long since worn off in the cold air, and slight paranoia was beginning to kick in. I do not sleep for hours and eventually drift off in the early morning sun.



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klap
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2011



10258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

who is kane cooper

AND WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS

Digging: The Bilinda Butchers - Heaven

gaslightanthem
November 16th 2011



5209 Comments


my nose is broken

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2011



14991 Comments


it's real fucking rules i also love municipality

clercqie
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2011



6367 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Loving this record, although in essence it's really nothing special

Digging: Shackleton - Deliverance Series No. 1

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
November 16th 2011



2714 Comments


I may be missing something here but... what?

gaslightanthem
November 16th 2011



5209 Comments


yeah it's real is fucking great but i kind of massively enjoy the whole record

cvlts
November 16th 2011



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

subtlety keepin a eye out for this on my record store visits. interesting review bro

gaslightanthem
November 16th 2011



5209 Comments


why thank you very much pal but i really have broken my nose

badkarma765
November 17th 2011



8 Comments


kerouac much?

joplinpicasso
November 17th 2011



427 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This has nothing and everything to do with the record. Nice!

This album is the most special release for me of 2011, whatever that means.

gaslightanthem
November 17th 2011



5209 Comments


i guess this is pretty kerouac in style, although the writing
isn't really of the same quality. it's a note form journal entry
and considering most of kerouac's novels are kind of like a journal ...

coneren
November 17th 2011



11111 Comments


you

gaslightanthem
November 17th 2011



5209 Comments


i think it's pretty obvious sammy

plane
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2011



6085 Comments


Lots of tense issues in this but I read it

gaslightanthem
November 17th 2011



5209 Comments


probably plenty of tense issues - the whole thing is all over the place, stream of consciousness notes more than a finished article and completely unedited. i haven't even re-read it yet and probably won't for a while

i would like to stress the importance of breaking my nose in writing this at all

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
November 17th 2011



14991 Comments


search "it's real" if you want an idea of the album's sound

gaslightanthem
November 18th 2011



5209 Comments


thanks pal, and yeah this is realll chill

Eons
November 18th 2011



447 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

1/5

Digging: C.A. Quintet - Trip Thru Hell

mvood
November 18th 2011



818 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^well that's just silly

lancebramsay
December 16th 2011



1585 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

1/5

clearly this is the worst release of 2011 according to moron



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