Monday, April 02, 2007

Getting better, worse, I can not tell

I think I am never going to be that excited about Neon Bible. Sigh. As NBK told me earlier today "Help Me Interpol, You Are Our Only Hope." And let's not forget Excellent Italian Greyhound.

While we wait, enjoy Pieces of the Sun and Starlight, which are new, and Pavement Saw, Ibi Dreams of Pavement, and In the Morning which are not. Re: Starlight, I'm really bummed I passed up Muse tickets.

4 comments:

Brack said...

My immoderate desire for the new Interpol album feels slightly shameful and wildly age-inappropriate.

Starlight has a pretty high play count on my iPod and both Kraftwerk and Devo are aces in my book. Accordingly, I got a chuckle out of Pitchfork's description of Muse as "three dudes in Hot Topic shirts advancing a vision of rock music that operates on three fundamental assumptions: 1) distortion is always better than no distortion; 2) every measure of music should contain at least one drum fill; and 3) the future will be dominated by robots. Muse leave no room for compromise on these points."

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/37142-black-holes-and-revelations

Brack said...

My immoderate desire for the new Interpol album feels slightly shameful and wildly age-inappropriate.

Starlight has a pretty high play count on my iPod and both Kraftwerk and Devo are aces in my book. Accordingly, I got a chuckle out of Pitchfork's description of Muse as "three dudes in Hot Topic shirts advancing a vision of rock music that operates on three fundamental assumptions: 1) distortion is always better than no distortion; 2) every measure of music should contain at least one drum fill; and 3) the future will be dominated by robots. Muse leave no room for compromise on these points."

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/37142-black-holes-and-revelations

Tripp said...

They can certainly raise a snicker in their negative reviews. I certainly snicker when they start waxing rhapsodic in the reviews. Bunch of fanboys.

Steve said...

One of the best one-liners of the year from NBK. You deserve some congratulations for not stealing that one. Neon Bible is not great but it does have its moments - Intervention is a terrific song. The pipe organ is a weird idea but it really works.

That Smiths cover from a few posts back made me want to stab myself in the ears.