AliW1993
Ali
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Reviews 130
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News Articles 36
Band Edits + Tags 34
Album Edits 355

Album Ratings 2623
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Last Active 03-15-14 8:50 am
Joined 09-06-08

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  • zakalwe I moved onto that one and definitley dig. It's just that bloody 'something to believe in' tune hits me in the heart like nothing else. It's absolutely incredible.
    July 28 03:03 PM
  • zakalwe Thanks for reviewing that King Creosote album dude. An absolute classic would have passed me by otherwise. It's a stunner.
    July 27 01:49 AM
  • Arcade I'll see if I can find it today. Living in a crappy town in Australia doesn't serve well for my chances (I'm one of those weird people who don't pirate music)
    March 12 11:25 PM
  • Arcade Found out I was trying to put a .zip into my iTunes (don't ask...). But yeah, the singers voice is superb. Haven't checked any of their albums but today is my record shopping day so I might go get it, so far I'm only getting Television's "Marquee Moon"
    March 11 08:57 PM
  • Arcade that Twilight Sad album is a ****ing ripper
    March 11 01:39 AM
  • DaveyBoy LOL. I wish Big Sams style of play was as adventurous.
    March 2 07:36 AM
  • DaveyBoy I didn't know he called Pellegrini that. Definitely embarrassing, even if I chuckled a little. Although, I prefer Mourinho vs Big Sam in the stand-up comedy act department.
    March 1 11:27 PM
  • DaveyBoy Dunno about the player vs manager argument. Not that I have thought it through. But its just a really bad look. I think players are more likely to get caught up in the moment and physicality happens every moment youre out there. That's not the case for managers. It would be more - for want of a better word - predetermined for them. This may sound really harsh, but I think he could be gone for the remainder of the season.
    March 1 09:10 PM
  • DaveyBoy WTF Pardew. That wasn't good. I cant see him getting off lightly.
    March 1 08:18 PM
  • zakalwe Indeed it's all so trite and forced. However I've also found that as I've got older the ones that actually have a point still hit unbelievably hard and resonate to the bones. It's something that can't be ripped off and "faked" now let's start a band and prevent everyone's minds turning to mush!
    March 1 12:56 PM
  • zakalwe Despite me rant it does have it's moments :D Is it possible to grow out of albums? They always have a place. Incidentally when I was 17ish one of my faves was The boy with the arab strap, that led onto arab strap. Heady days indeed!
    March 1 12:39 PM
  • zakalwe I couldn't agree more. Yep TDAG. I take it it's one that holds something for you and as a result it's cool but you have a ridiculous amount of greats ranked and that album is laughably "try hard" in comparison, see-through and a rip off.
    March 1 12:26 PM
  • zakalwe Ha. The bafflement continues.Love Eels. Mark Everett is one of the greats. Belle and Seb are great as well, it could have been a brilliant career.
    March 1 12:15 PM
  • zakalwe What are the other contenders for your fave bands dude? I'm still baffled by that 5d bit of fakery by someone who has such impeccable taste.
    March 1 12:01 PM
  • tempest-- Thanks! :-]
    February 21 07:29 PM
  • tempest-- Ah, nice. If you don't post it here, could you please send me the link? I'd love to give it a read :D
    February 17 08:34 AM
  • tempest-- Are you going to be reviewing St. Vincent?
    February 17 12:45 AM
  • rapedbyelephants hey Alit, you're a girl right? do you want to have sex with me?
    November 28 06:43 PM
  • StrangerofSorts I haven't no. From a few minutes of a track on youtube they're reasonably similar, but FaR is less tropey (didn't want to use the word cliched) and way more personal. Deep psychological horror instead of spooky ghosts. Am liking this though so thanks for the shout - I'm surprised it passed me.
    November 14 08:33 AM
  • SgtPepper I missed his at first, but yeah it's right on. I doubt any of them even actually heard Lulu anyway. Most of these guys think no differently than sheep, just because the majority say it's a bad album, it automatically becomes a fact set in stone in their minds. Anyway, it's nice to see someone like you who actually honours the man and appreciates his music. I was thinking about writing a blog about Lou's career. I wanted to do the same with Ray Manzarek and The Doors, but I never had the time.
    October 29 12:33 AM
  • SgtPepper I loved your comment on Lulu. It's strange how everyone keeps mentioning that album, as if it were some significant career-shattering event that needs to be mentioned in their eulogies/tributes, as opposed to what it actually was - a simple project for the hell of it. Anyway, it's nice to see some maturity and respect in a group where it's so rarely found. Cheers, Ali.
    October 27 08:26 PM
  • LittleStranger Big fan of your writing. Good stuff
    September 20 09:13 AM
  • Days of Future Passed Thanks a bunch, I'll give them a listen.
    September 12 06:47 PM
  • Days of Future Passed I just re-read your Alt-J review, great work! Could you recommend any similar artists?
    September 5 10:17 PM
  • Adabelle Hey Ali, are you doing the fantasy football league this year? The code is 1661197-367139 if you're interested, no worries if you aren't
    August 16 08:26 AM
  • fogza Not really - to be honest I have limited funds and time to listen to new stuff (plus there's no good legal download service in SA) - I actually never even listened to their last album. Shocking, sad and shameful, but true.
    August 5 12:13 PM
  • fogza You should write a review for Philophobia, I think it would be interesting to see what someone else who loves the album has to say, especially if it's a different take. I was shocked to see no-one had ever reviewed it.
    August 5 04:50 AM
  • fish. weird, someone must've fiddled with the list. tbh, it comes out almost exactly when I'm off to university so I'll probably be preoccupied with other things. have it.
    August 5 04:15 AM
  • fish. claims list says you have the new chvrches. what's up there cos I'm preeeee sure I stamped my grubby paws on that back when I first caught sight of lauren mayberry's bum
    August 4 08:17 PM
  • DaveyBoy Yeah, just commented on your review. Dont take the redundant comment personally. Unsure when you posted the review on the other website, but felt that kind of review is best served nearer to the release date. Hope that makes sense.
    July 28 09:46 PM
  • Crawl I really dig that song.
    July 11 04:41 AM
  • Crawl Hey man, have you heard the new single by Manics? if yes, what do you think of it? Oh and thanks for the Graph Rabbit review, awesome album.
    July 10 08:19 AM
  • CelestialDust Awesome man. It's my most anticipated album of the year after hearing their single. Excited that you like it.
    June 8 12:51 PM
  • CelestialDust Got an advanced copy of the new sigur ros? noticed you rated it already
    June 8 11:05 AM
  • OmairSh Hey Ali where are you from? Random I know, I see a muslim name and I'm curious :P
    June 1 09:32 AM
  • fish. I may do that
    May 28 01:49 PM
  • fish. Agreed. They have that twing to their voices.
    May 27 05:11 PM
  • fish. I'm confused
    May 27 04:46 PM
  • fish. yeah
    May 27 04:42 PM
  • fish. I see you 4d savages. I don't know if you wanted to review it or not but I gave up my dib so it's there if you want it
    May 3 05:47 PM
  • breakingthefragile lol I bet. I actually wrote some movie/music reviews for my high school's newspaper when I was a senior. Some of them I ended up transferring over here to Sputnik in soundoff form. The college I'm currently attending doesn't have a campus newspaper as of yet, but I'd love to get my opinions out there more if they ever get one up and running.
    April 25 03:29 PM
  • breakingthefragile I think it's awesome that you listen to so many new weekly releases man, it's good to know another contrib that does so. It's always interesting to see what you rate certain stuff.
    April 25 04:15 AM
  • clercqie Haha nice. I'll be aqcuiring it soon enough as well.
    April 7 12:28 PM
  • clercqie I like the meandering length of most of these tunes. It's fitting with the dreamy atmosphere he's creating.
    April 7 12:15 PM
  • clercqie I'm just a sucker for that dreamy Americana sound. And his lyrics are just so good! Been on constant rotation here for the last couple of days. I can't get enough of it.
    April 7 10:25 AM
  • clercqie Way to pull the new Kurt Vile av rating down already :p
    April 3 10:36 AM
  • SupercolliderMusic Thanks so much for the It's A Wonderful Life album. it is one of my favorites. I thought about including it in the list in the first place, but i figured it wasnt quite acoustic enough.
    March 11 03:09 PM
  • fish. Really? I thought the opposite. Idk, I guess lyrically it's nothing special but if you treat it as a pop album it's pretty cool. It did take a couple of listens to click though
    March 8 04:09 PM
  • fish. I see you didn't like that new Bastille album, shame
    March 8 04:04 PM
  • Brostep An Awesome Wave was on sale for 3 bucks on the Amazon MP3 store so I finally broke down and bought it, in part thanks to your review. Enjoying it so far though, it's quite fun
    March 5 05:11 PM
  • omnipanzer I noticed you also rated I Am Kloot - Let It All In and just wanted to see if you had any thoughts on their previous albums.
    February 18 02:22 PM
  • ABjordanMM Same with me and beautiful freak. It's up there.
    February 8 12:25 AM
  • ABjordanMM Aha sorry. The lack of eels enthusiasm on this site hurts me.
    February 7 11:41 AM
  • klap yo please submit an application in the forum thread :0
    February 6 07:13 PM
  • InfamousGrouse Cool, look forward to reading your thoughts on it.
    January 18 03:41 PM
  • InfamousGrouse Are you reviewing the new Joy Formidable dude?
    January 18 03:36 PM
  • DaveyBoy I tell you the other album which has surprisingly snuck up on me over the last few weeks. Little Comets. Im with you on the rating, but Im starting to think its a touch better than their debut.
    November 15 06:19 AM
  • fender5 check out this band from nyc I found the other day, they got some decent tunes http://the-wives.bandcamp.com
    November 13 01:07 PM
  • insomniac15 Well, at least you had fun, that's important. The new album is good anyway, too bad they didn't play some of their past gems.
    November 10 08:35 AM
  • DaveyBoy I like most Welsh bands automatically for some reason, so definitely should give them a listen.
    November 10 08:25 AM
  • insomniac15 New songs played already ? Probably those will surface in 3-4 years, because Jason is quite slow with the records. What were the highlights of the show ? Did they play anything from Let It Come Down ? I love that album.
    November 10 07:53 AM
  • DaveyBoy Freaky. Im currently listening to that Maccabees album. Still undecided how much I like it. Its one of those so close, yet so far records. Look forward to their next one, put it that way. Thanks for the recos. Future of the Left was a maybe on my list, so that helps.
    November 10 07:10 AM
  • DaveyBoy Noticed your lowish rating for the Grizzly Bear LP. Any chance I might like it. Any other last minute 2012 recos for me?
    November 10 02:00 AM
  • insomniac15 Hey man. How was the Spiritualized concert ? I hope you were blown haha.
    November 9 08:07 AM
  • SowingSeason Willie or Jom. Although you may get featured without asking since you're a contrib now
    October 12 11:58 AM
  • iFghtffyrdmns haven't even gotten a chance to listen to it yet. between school/work being crazy and devoting the rest of my time to either applying for full time positions or finalizing my next semester study abroad program (in your country!) I haven't had the chance. is it awesome?
    October 10 10:03 PM
  • DaveyBoy Yeah, contracts mean stuff all these days. As for the Saints, ever the entertainers, so nothing has changed. The reason why I began following them in the first place.
    September 29 10:20 AM
  • DaveyBoy 8 years for a guy who couldnt get a team out of League One. Hmmm.
    September 27 08:26 PM
  • CrisStyles Hey man, really enjoy your reviews. I was wondering if you could recommend me some Scottish music since I just started listening to Meursault after reading your review and both albums I listened to (the most recent release and All Creatures Will Make Merry) are very good and I've been a fan of Frightened Rabbit for awhile now.
    September 12 03:00 PM
  • aok i was craving more vocalists and subtler beats. and so were a lot of other people
    September 9 11:58 AM
  • aok you gonna review that new xx album? would be intrigued to see what you have to say, esp if you were a fan of the debut as well
    September 9 02:17 AM
  • DaveyBoy Was gonna mention earlier to you, but doubt he will play any time soon so didnt bother. Played for the team I semi support. Long story, as theyre a new team. Big, young and raw. Initially looked clumsy, but it was more nervous. Consistently improved as season wore on. Good potential, but like all big and young centre backs, there is a fine line between success and failure. Coaching will be key, as will be his mental toughness. Surprised he got such a long contract, but what do they mean nowadays
    August 3 05:42 AM
  • Xenophanes Thanks, Ali. Super glad to have you on board ; ]
    July 20 12:31 PM
  • barcafan21 AND we both think american idiot is green day's best. the amount of hate that album receives here is ridiculous, first album i ever truly loved
    July 18 09:15 PM
  • Fugue No problem mate, I'm sure it'll just inspire you to do even better than you usually do. I'm always still around, I just go through phases of caring and not caring and I'm in the latter right now, probably because I haven't written for a while (something I'm trying to fix).
    July 18 08:12 PM
  • barcafan21 congratulations on the promotion. decided to look through your reviews, and we have the same rating for neighborhoods AND 21st century. i thought i was the only one
    July 18 10:30 AM
  • omnipanzer Gratz on the promo.
    July 18 10:16 AM
  • FelixCulpa I guess you should have had your hopes up ;) Congrats.
    July 17 05:12 PM
  • Sleaper grats on promotion dawg, my fellow wu lover.
    July 17 08:08 AM
  • SowingSeason Congratulations Ali. Long overdue.
    July 17 07:43 AM
  • Fugue Nice to see you get the credit you deserve with that promotion. 'Gratz and all.
    July 17 07:38 AM
  • robin so yeah. overdue my friend. x
    July 17 07:01 AM
  • Gyromania Awesome, we both got it =] Congrats!
    July 17 05:51 AM
  • Deviant. Sub Contrib
    July 17 04:36 AM
  • FromDaHood Congratulations on your promotion! Frankly, it should have happened a while ago but better late than never I suppose.
    July 17 01:06 AM
  • cvlts Obvious promotion is obvious [2] ;]
    July 17 12:51 AM
  • Omaha Dude, well-deserved promotion your way. Congrats! :]
    July 17 12:50 AM
  • Xenophanes Obvious promotion is obvious but wonderful none the less. Very pleased to have you on board and I look forward to reading even more of your excellent stuff. Congrats dude!
    July 17 12:43 AM
  • FelixCulpa "glad to see you applied for contrib, dude. best of luck to you." Ditto!
    July 8 11:31 AM
  • Gyromania glad to see you applied for contrib, dude. best of luck to you.
    July 7 06:22 PM
  • Recspecs Yeah me and some people pieced together a line-up without him and it actually looked great. It's going to be extremely weird not seeing him around, but I'm still buying a 125th anniversary RVP away kit.
    July 5 01:12 PM
  • Recspecs :((((((
    July 4 09:44 PM
  • foxxxy You should totally apply for a better rating for Perfect From Now On like wtf man
    June 20 12:28 AM
  • Xenophanes You should totally apply for contributor.
    June 18 05:59 PM
  • robin i don't know if i can take any more heartbreak with gbv after class clown, but i look forward to yer review... ;)?
    June 17 12:19 PM
  • DaveyBoy Nah, Joseph got to it before me. He scared me by also dibbing a new Foals LP, but I don't think it's a studio LP.
    June 12 05:43 AM
  • fish. ok cool. not really sure what I think of it
    June 6 04:31 PM
  • fish. Are you gonna review that 2:54 album?
    June 6 11:16 AM
  • DaveyBoy Hey Ali. Question. Has it come out or been rumoured what Cabaye said that made Tim Cahill lose his cool?
    May 19 08:02 PM
  • Recspecs If we blow a spot in Europe I sincerely might cry.
    May 5 06:00 PM
  • Recspecs Haha yeah I'm freaking out right now, I want Newcastle to get a Champions League berth but not at the expense of Arsenal. At least Liverpool lost the FA Cup.
    May 5 05:06 PM
  • DaveyBoy Haha. During his post match interview, I almost felt sorry for him. Almost. The fact that he couldnt get a premier league squad up automatically says something about him.
    April 28 09:04 PM
  • DaveyBoy We are going up, we are going up. Here come the Saints.
    April 28 11:06 AM
  • mallen- You had me with the first sentence of the review, haha. Will definitely listen man, thanks.
    April 23 09:52 PM
  • Fugue Awesome, will listen in a bit mate.
    April 23 12:15 PM
  • Electric City well link me baby
    April 23 07:08 AM
  • klap hah yeah their publicist e-mailed me a while ago and i was pleasantly surprised considering i'm usually too lazy to follow up on those. i actually like it more than wu lyf right now because i can actually understand what's being sung
    April 10 08:07 PM
  • FormerCritic Excellent review on Wrecking Ball.
    April 9 03:27 PM
  • DaveyBoy Yeah, being derivative is one thing. being derivative of one of the best albums of the past 20 years is another.
    April 8 11:12 PM
  • DaveyBoy Cool. Im certain you will like at least one of their albums, Im just not sure which. Definitely try to listen to them both and in order.
    April 7 09:37 PM
  • DaveyBoy Ali, I think u would really like 1 or both of the LPs from Fanfarlo. See my new review. Surprised you had yet to rate them actually.
    April 7 04:17 AM
  • fish. *Go hmmmmph predictive text :\
    March 12 08:45 PM
  • fish. In ahead and wallow in your misery then :p
    March 12 08:44 PM
  • fish. If it makes you feel any better, I got my face rubbed in today about england beating france (FOR ONCE) in the 6 nations
    March 12 08:19 PM
  • fish. 2-1 nyahnyahnyah
    March 12 06:15 PM
  • SowingSeason And if you could email it to sowingsputnik@gmail.com ASAP, i'd be absolutely thrilled
    March 2 08:33 PM
  • SowingSeason I'd love it if you could write a soundoff for your song. I'm going to try to get everyone to do just their own though, because separating the "submitted by" and "written by" credits would look too awkward
    March 2 08:11 PM
  • SowingSeason Yeah man that would be great. Email is sowingsputnik@gmail.com
    March 1 11:33 AM
  • fish. they give out promo copies of albums to local papers? lol, no wonder so many albums are leaked these days
    February 3 04:08 PM
  • fish. Where'd you get a promo copy for the Young Guns album? :sHope it doesn't suck, cos I loved their last one and the song Bones is pretty awesome
    February 3 11:31 AM
  • DaveyBoy Oh righteo. And LOL re VH. I try not to pigeon hole myself. Believe it or not, its actually pretty bloody good. There went my Lead Single Syndrome theory.
    February 3 05:07 AM
  • DaveyBoy Didnt know it had leaked. Staff roped me into reviewing new Van Halen which is released same day. So probably wont get to Young Guns until mid next week. Loved their first LP. Will probably like this too since its the kind of music I naturally prefer. Sad to hear you hate it though.
    February 2 06:25 PM
  • ProfessorVeerappan Neurosis is intense experimental artist.to start with neurosis you actually have to go through the chronological orderso you start with through silver in blood.Let me know how did you find it out.
    January 29 03:30 PM
  • Tom93M Nice one. That's often described as their finest; and objectively speaking, i'd concur. But my favourite is probably 'Pornography'.
    January 28 09:15 AM
  • Sgian Ah right, Leeds not in travelling distance? My geography is awful. Evolution or what? Couple of girls I know went down to that 2 years ago, reasonable value for money it seems.
    January 27 08:45 PM
  • Sgian sucks mate, where are you based? The recent reviews definitely suggest UK!
    January 27 02:52 PM
  • Knott- Yo dude. Glad you enjoyed it :) it really does depend - possibly Reconstruction Site or Left And Leaving, but Reunion Tour isn't bad. My favourite of theirs is actually Live @ Burton Cummings Theater but obv. that's not an LP. I would go for Reconstruction Site even though Left And Leaving is my favourite but if you liked his solo LP you should just get everything, even Fallow which is their worst but still brilliant.
    January 26 08:22 PM
  • Sgian bro thanks for bringing FAK to my attention, just the kind of music I love and they're in G'gow next month so win-win!
    January 26 05:25 PM
  • clercqie Nah it's ok, I'll wait 'till a link comes up then. Thanks anyways! :) That Franz Ferdinand rec on your review really got me interested though.
    January 26 04:12 PM
  • clercqie You wouldn't happen to have a DL link for that Black Taxi album, would you? ;)
    January 26 04:02 PM
  • DaveyBoy I had a read of the review when you posted it. You do know that folk is not my specialty.
    January 25 04:28 AM
  • Tom93M DL-ing now. Looking forward to hearing it.
    January 19 07:00 PM
  • Tom93M We'll see, eh? I've just picked up the new NME and they gave it an 8. We both know their scores have a tendancy to be on the overly-high side (Tribes, ahem!) but your score seems to correlate so this is one i'm defo gonna listen to soon (probs tomorrow). I'll report back, seeing as it seems this'll be one that Sputnik might overlook.
    January 19 06:20 PM
  • Tom93M Haha, it would seem we do! It's quite good that we seem to cover similar albums but with different views, for balance and thattt.
    January 19 06:04 PM
  • mallen- You're allowed to post reviews that you've posted elsewhere on the site and I'd say the workload is about 3-4 reviews a month. This is the site: http://thealtreview.net/
    January 15 12:04 PM
  • Fugue Cheers for the link. I've just finished my first playthrough and it's different to what I was expecting, and I can definitely feel the TLF vibe. It'll probably take a few plays to sink in, but I can see myself giving it a 3.5 or maybe even a 4 right now, Unknow and Forever I've Known are the only tracks that have stuck with me so far.
    January 13 02:21 PM
  • Fugue I haven't heard it yet actually Ali, I've looked but all of my regular places only link me tod file locations. I'm not going to pay for it because my brother will probably be buying it so I could always rip it off him sometime. I'm very interested though, do you know if it's streaming anywhere?
    January 13 09:58 AM
  • mallen- Are you interested in writing for another music site?
    January 12 09:39 PM
  • DaveyBoy Nah, Sowing dibbed it before I even knew it was coming.
    January 10 05:13 AM
  • robin yeah i'm reviewing it when i feel the energy to rip the s*** out of one of my oldest musical heroes haha
    December 23 02:29 PM
  • Dreamflight ehehe, I guess that sounds pretty good. FECK DRING ARSE GIRLS! Oh man, classic tvshow really.
    December 14 12:43 PM
  • Dreamflight lol. want me to add some xmas hat on good ol' father jack to mark the difference? :D
    December 14 06:32 AM
  • Xenophanes Done and done. Not sure why I didn't like this until recently. I guess the vocals sort of turned me off, but I love the instrumentation. It's sort of twinkly and charming and stuff. And the vocals actually grew on me a lot
    December 2 03:31 PM
  • Xenophanes alright wu lyf rules
    December 2 12:34 PM
  • Tyrael About the new Korn you said : 'This is just atrocious.' and then you rate it a 3? *confused*
    December 1 06:27 PM
  • PorkchopExpress Hey, I saw your question in the ASAP Rocky review. Check out Kendrick Lamar's "Section .80". I reviewed it here, actually. It's my favorite hip-hop album of the year (in a year that has been really good for hip-hop) and possibly my AOTY. I like it that much. And if you haven't heard "Black Up" by Shabazz Palaces, that's another great one. But I can't stress "Section .80" enough.
    November 19 09:42 AM
  • Knott- I most definitely have. I'll be reviewing it when I work out which ridiculously high rating it deserves.
    November 3 12:39 PM
  • DaveyBoy I really gave it time to sink in. At the end of the day, I am admittedly a sucker for the overblown. Thats why Im looking forward to listening to new Florence as well.
    November 3 07:46 AM
  • SowingSeason yeah I can, that is if I remember as well lol
    October 28 04:49 PM
  • SowingSeason Well this round of promotions came as a complete surprise to everyone (not even I knew about it!), but I heard that the thread to apply for round 2 is going up on Monday. Might as well throw a line out there and see if you get a bite, right?
    October 28 04:15 PM
  • SowingSeason hey I don't know if you are an aspiring contrib or anything, but I just wanted to let you know your good work as of late hasn't gone unnoticed. Keep it up, I hear they are having round 2 in January
    October 28 09:26 AM
  • iFghtffyrdmns i know i know, I've ****ed around and let you down, etc.
    October 18 02:38 PM
  • sehguh check out my mates band http://courts.bandcamp.com/album/no-knowledge-no-heart-ep sure youll like em
    October 15 12:00 PM
  • chambered89 you s.o.b.
    October 14 04:49 PM
  • lancebramsay Good rec's, pretty much downloaded every single one
    October 12 02:40 PM
  • DaveyBoy Smother is just too slow
    October 12 07:32 AM
  • DaveyBoy You were right about me and Wild Beasts. Im Really struggling with them. Although I thought Two Dancers was pretty good.
    October 12 06:59 AM
  • DaveyBoy On first listen, all your comments on The Subways are true. They are a critics nightmare really. Fun as, but can be picked apart on multiple levels.
    September 15 07:27 PM
  • RiffOClock Beautiful Freak = best Eels
    September 15 03:07 AM
  • DaveyBoy I like that word catchy. Hehe. Kasabian is Kasabian. As divisive as ever. This one is a bit more melodic and a bit more Eastern sounding. But less energetic than all previous albums. Sort of more Beatles than Oasis. Some will like it more, some will hate it more.
    September 14 08:06 AM
  • DaveyBoy God, you were quick on The Subways. Im gonna review it, but I have to get rid of Kasabian first. So its a step down huh?
    September 14 06:13 AM
  • DaveyBoy Me too tbh. There can be no in between with me and indie sometimes. If I find it catchy, I like it. If I do not, then I wont. An example of the latter will be something like Deerhunter.
    September 6 08:03 PM
  • sehguh I've had High Violet downloaded for a while, will listen to it tonight. thanks mate
    August 30 03:19 PM
  • sehguh what National album should I start with?
    August 30 03:06 PM
  • DaveyBoy Ur such a big softie. If I was to rate individual songs and then divide by 11 tracks, it would get a 3. But there is something very 2.5 about it.
    August 23 08:28 PM
  • DaveyBoy 2.5 or 3. Although I thought it was a 2 on first listen. Theyre clearly trying something different, but its just so uncomfortable at times.
    August 22 07:42 PM
  • DaveyBoy Hey Ali, just letting you know I am reviewing the new Hard Fi LP. Doesnt mean you cant as well, of course. What a strange beast it is.
    August 22 07:33 PM
  • Knott- 761564-411681 head2head league for sputnik
    August 17 06:07 AM
  • DaveyBoy A solid to strong 3.5 for Frankie. Really like the rock n roll vibe to it, with a little early 80s post-punk as well. Just needed that 1 track that floored me to get to a 4.
    August 13 12:02 PM
  • mothercountry aha, i vaguely remember that now. glad you liked it my friend, cheers--
    August 11 02:45 PM
  • DaveyBoy Battle schmattle. I will dismantle all before me once more.
    August 7 10:45 PM
  • DaveyBoy 369566-239495 - fantasy.premierleague.com
    August 6 06:03 AM
  • DaveyBoy Ironic you ask as I just put it on my MP3 player 2 days ago. Probably next week some time as I am on a Van Halen fix atm since Im seeing the old fellas live next month.
    August 4 10:36 PM
  • Eskate87 are you digging on that Japanese Voyeurs release as much as I am?? Really into it at the moment. I think it'll really catch on with other Sput users soon.
    August 2 12:18 AM
  • MrSenior Thanks for letting me know, man. If I can make it, I'll def plan to go. I'll let you know how it goes if I do.
    July 18 06:40 PM
  • PorkchopExpress Well it was a good review. That new Horrors album is awesome too, if you haven't listened to the stream. Like I said, I didn't write a review for months and then did a two reviews within two days. One was for a band I love that nobody on this site knows about (I've entered both of their albums into the database) and the other was that Cecil Otter "Wugazi" album, which is a Wu-Tang/Fugazi mash-up. I had honestly forgotten I planned on reviewing Cat's Eyes, so I was just glad to see someone had.
    July 16 10:15 AM
  • PorkchopExpress Glad to see you got to that Cat's Eyes review. I didn't write anything here for like 3 months, and just returned last week, but I had lost interest in reviewing it by then.
    July 15 11:36 PM
  • DaveyBoy Just about to post.
    July 12 08:05 PM
  • DaveyBoy I was shocked I had to add this month old album to the database. Band is Givers.
    July 12 06:53 PM
  • DaveyBoy Keep an eye on my new review. My AOTY so far from out of absolutely nowhere.
    July 12 08:51 AM
  • DaveyBoy Cool. I actually havent listened yet. I had both their previous releases as a 3.5, so I sort of know what you mean. For want of a better term, they need to stand out more. Will wait and see though.
    July 11 08:33 PM
  • DaveyBoy Ok, what didnt you like about War Paint?
    July 11 10:20 AM
  • DaveyBoy Will do. I will put aside a lot of time for both that and Wu Lyf.
    July 9 06:53 AM
  • DaveyBoy Frank is on the list. I was just looking around for missed albums that I might be able to review over the next few weeks. Just found one anyway. Also, do you think I would like Wild Beasts?
    July 9 02:22 AM
  • DaveyBoy Ali, is that Mona album worth a listen?
    July 8 11:39 AM
  • Sleaper Sup dude, is the new horrors the same sort of s*** as primary? i was a little worried after hearing still life.. it felt like i took a trip back to a 60s pop gig. Primary Colours was and still is one of my fav albums, so im praying they kept the same sort of sound
    July 4 07:27 PM
  • cinaedus don't mean to bother you, but if you have time could you check out/rate my new ep? http://bit.ly/mnmecx thanks
    June 15 08:34 PM
  • Xenophanes Ahoy.
    June 2 09:33 PM
  • Nagrarok I'm listening to Smother now and it's absolutely great so far, love the sound. Thanks for the rec.
    June 2 06:29 AM
  • muzikdizcovery You interested in writing for another site? I'm looking for staff writers, and you seem to have a pretty good taste, as well as knowledge of writing. If you want you can email me, caseywhitman@muzikdizcovery.com
    May 30 08:09 PM
  • clercqie Well, they're one of the best (punk) bands ever in Britain, so definitely look them up. All Mod Cons is their best according to many.
    May 30 07:02 AM
  • clercqie Thanks for the feedback :)Dunno it this interests you, but I'm working on a review of The Jam's debut album
    May 30 06:43 AM
  • PorkchopExpress Oh, OK. Yeah, I absolutely plan on doing one here in the next week or so. I just got the LP a few days ago, so I haven't gotten around to it yet.
    April 23 07:22 PM
  • PorkchopExpress I had planned on it, but if you want to review it yourself by all means go ahead dude. I didn't call dibs or anything.
    April 23 11:06 AM
  • Deviant. A 3 FOR SWARMS!!!!!
    April 21 09:37 PM
  • Blindsided So I'm watching The Joy Formidable live right now and you were absolutely right they kill it live!
    April 7 12:32 AM
  • DaveyBoy Seriously ended up liking The Joy Formidable LP. Probably number 2 of the 2011 albums Ive heard. Then again, Ive heard less than 20, so gotta get my butt into gear.
    March 28 07:41 AM
  • DaveyBoy Tbh, I have not listened to Little Comets as yet. Adams review made me think they were more pop rocky. Im hearing a lot of The Strokes myself. In amongst The Rapture, The Vines, Jet, etc. Maybe even hints of bands like Franz and The Killers.
    March 21 10:10 PM
  • DaveyBoy Now a question for you. I am about to review Funeral Party. I have heaps of points already, but since you are one of the few to rate it, anything you would like to add. They remind me of so many other bands. Who do they remind you most of.
    March 21 07:09 PM
  • DaveyBoy Oh Ali, you may be asking the wrong person because I am against the trend and think their debut is over rated. Many love it though. The difference between their debut and third album is huge. Umm, just for continuity, it may be best to begin at the start.
    March 21 07:08 PM

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