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#1001 Posted : 05 May 2017 17:12:48(UTC)
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"As sure as sin, peace begins within
I'm never gonna try again
As sure as sin, peace begins within
The world is a place where the light gets in"


Yeah man,hic

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#1002 Posted : 07 May 2017 11:18:27(UTC)
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LCD Soundsystem,
Call the Cops and American Dream

Been anxious for new material ever since Christmas Will Break Your Heart (a brilliant return, dripping with wintery dejection) dropped in 2015.

Never expected the new tracks to actually surpass my expectations, but these are great.
I am especially loving American Dream. The synthesizers are superb, full of this wonderful, melancholic longing. And James Murphy's vocals sounds so painfully weary, especially toward the end as the synths grow in intensity and swallow his voice.

Man oh man I am so happy about this.
Cannot wait for the new record!

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ROCKET MICK on 13/05/2017(UTC)
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#1003 Posted : 08 May 2017 09:42:54(UTC)
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LCD Soundsystem ...
I am especially loving American Dream. The synthesizers are superb, full of this wonderful, melancholic longing.


About those synths. Have a listen to this from about 0.44.


Despite this, I am pleased that both tracks are at least reasonable, even if they don't blow me away (Call The Police sounds a bit like U2 trying to re-write All My Friends). There's always the expectation that these 'returns' will be amazing, but often they aren't. 7.5 out of 10 for me.


EDIT: The tracks first appeared on Spotify & download sites but I've just noticed they are on Youtube as well. For anyone who hasn't heard them:



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#1004 Posted : 08 May 2017 10:38:31(UTC)
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Call The Police at times, especially at the beginning, sounds like Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips singing a cover version Procession by New Order.


But yeah, i liked both songs and would play them again i think.
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#1005 Posted : 09 May 2017 01:49:28(UTC)
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Been listening to the remaster/re-release of Leftism by Leftfield ahead of their shows at Brixton Academy this weekend - mostly been listening to the new remixes rather than the original album: like most remix albums, its a bit hit and miss, but I'm really liking Skream's remix of Open Up.
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#1006 Posted : 09 May 2017 13:09:22(UTC)
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I'm really liking Skream's remix of Open Up.


And here it is. Would I trade it for the original? Nope. Would I dance to it? Yep.
Skream remixed The Chemical Brothers' Sometimes I Feel So Deserted in 2015 and he did a good job but, by the end I thought there would somehow be more to it. I think I feel the same about this.


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#1007 Posted : 17 May 2017 17:15:58(UTC)
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ROCKET MICK on 17/05/2017(UTC)
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#1008 Posted : 20 May 2017 12:18:43(UTC)
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Eh, don't knock it, I used to quite like this song back in the day 2005. Not the most innovative musically but I did like the lyrics and the mood and melody.



"The way you cheat
The way you lie
The way you want me to die
Over this
Over this
Over this town"


[YOUTUBE]http://youtu.be/qVOwgRO-tbg[/youtube]

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ROCKET MICK on 20/05/2017(UTC)
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#1009 Posted : 02 June 2017 17:50:05(UTC)
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Reminds of good times May bank holiday 1991 just after Electronic's first album was released and driving up to Blackpool for the weekend with my brother and a mate and looking forward to getting pissed (Guardian readers would hate that) Think it was actually the songs off 'Electronic' i had taped off Radio 1 a few nights before and the actual album was released a few days later....Anyway, a great piss up weekend n lots of working class fun in Blackpool (sorry,chin stroking Guardian readers)
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ROCKET MICK on 03/06/2017(UTC)
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#1010 Posted : 14 June 2017 08:32:40(UTC)
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10 interesting facts about the Spice Girls
1 Stop was the first Spice Girls single not to reach Number One. Stop Stopped at Number 2, putting a Stop to their run of number ones.
2. Emma was the last to join the group. She became known as Baby and in a sense was the Baby, as she was the last to join the group.
3. Two of the girls were called Melanie, or Mel for short. To avoid confusion, they used the names Mel B and Mel C, which are short forms for their surnames. C is then the third abbreviation I have used in my 10 interesting facts about the Spice Girls.
4. Geri's full name is Geraldine, but she shortened it to Geri, the short form, for short. Geri is then the fourth abbreviation I have used in my 10 interesting facts about the Spice Girls. It has nothing to do with cartoon mouse Jerry, but Geri is probably aware of the fellow.
5. In 1996, Sun readers (so it must be true) voted Geri 'favurite Spice, for having a great personality - or two of them!' This is a jocular reference to tits, which are popular with the paper's buyers. Unforunately, Geri's triumph was short-lived, as 6 months later they voted her 'most annoying Spice', with no reference to either tit. Fickle!
6. Three of the Spice Girls reformed last year as Gem: Geri, Emma and Mel. 'Gem' is then the fifth abbreviation I have used in my 10 interesting facts about the Spice Girls.
7. All the girls have a favourite colour, pet and holiday resort, just like everyone else.
8. Wannabe is the girls' best known video, but Spice Up Your Life was the most expensive, Too Much had the most guest appearances and Say You Will Be There remains most condusive to shooting one's wad over. I checked,
9. When Geri left the group in 98, they sang 'Goodbye'. Goodbye is an English expression when someone leaves a group, and discerning fans tapped a subliminal message to Geri, who left the group in 98.
10. That is the end of my 10 interesting facts about the Spice Girls. I hope you enjoyed them.
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ROCKET MICK on 14/06/2017(UTC)
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#1011 Posted : 01 July 2017 15:00:00(UTC)
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New video to The XX's I Dare You (they did the song great, live at Glastonbury last weekend) I still have my doubts overall about their latest album I See You, to me over half of it isn't very good.Certainly not as strong as their first two albums.But 2 or 3 songs on I See You are first class.The director of this video,Alasdair McLellan, certainly achieves something great with this video, a certain look and mood and vibe.I couldn't put my finger exactly on what it is or explain it but it makes an impact.How can a house seem creepy and haunted in the scorching afternoon heat and sunshine? Well the house is in Los Angeles, there's a lot of history in some of those Los Angeles houses.

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ROCKET MICK on 02/07/2017(UTC)
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#1012 Posted : 12 July 2017 03:46:11(UTC)
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Not as good as the last one, but still lovely.
Not as good as the last one, but still lovely
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ROCKET MICK on 10/08/2017(UTC)
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#1013 Posted : 13 July 2017 08:39:48(UTC)
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While the Beatles continue to inspire, Paul McCartney's position as solo artiste remains insecure. After repeated, objective listenings to his post-1970 output, I would - sadly - challenge it on the following grounds:
1. It does tend to overt sentimentality, an aspect Lennon surely held in check. John's barbed wit was the perfect foil to McCartney's mawkishness, but more importantly, simply through existing, John stimulated his partner to ever greater achievements. Paul himself commented, 'John threw down 'Strawberry Fields' as a kind of gauntlet, so I responded with 'Penny Lane'. Later collaborations with Elvis Costello and Jaz Coleman suggest McCartney's talent may be more suited to work in tandem.
2. It suffers from a lack of discipline. In a private letter, Ernest Hemingway wrote he needed 91 pages of mediocrity to hit that one page of masterpiece: fine, as long as said page hits the public and the rest hit the bin. Paul has a habit of - and I do so hate to use clichés, certainly in a Beatle context, but - prize quantity over quality.
3. It is total and utter fucking shit. Fuck you, Paul.
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#1014 Posted : 14 July 2017 14:04:58(UTC)
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New stuff by Four Tet.Lovely and chilled, this.

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#1015 Posted : 28 July 2017 15:31:22(UTC)
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Been listening to a lot of Radiohead lately.Kind of since i watched their Glastonbury 2017 set on tv last month.I loved The Bends album back in 1995, that blazing hot summer i played it to death.Fake Plastic Trees, Bones, Black Star, ... .Then OK Computer in 1997- incredible songs on that; Subterranean Homesick Alien, Exit Music For A Film, Karma Police, Let Down,No Surprises, The Tourist....Brilliant songs and an incredible album and up there with Future Sound Of London's Dead Cities album from the year before as a great 90s album. Then Kid A... hmmm never heard that album in full til recently, i just went right off em when they released that.Some good stuff on their as there is on Amnesiac but that album also i didn't listen to in full til recently but The Pyramid Song and You And Whose Army are standouts and the others i'm getting into gradually.Not a big fan overall of 2003's Hail To The Thief but like every Radiohead album there are 2 or 3 real gems (There There being one of them).I did get into In Rainbows on its release in 2007; Nude, House Of Cards, All I Need and Videotape are really really good.I didn't bother with King Of Limbs in 2011 as i was put off by Lotus Flower but i'm getting to like some of it now, Codex is a massive tune, how did they get that piano sound on that ?And finally last year's Moon Shaped Pool album- possibley my favourite Radiohead album since OK Computer in 1997.Daydreaming,Ful Stop, Identikit, The Numbers, Tinker Tailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief and Love Waits are beyond good.Radiohead transcending.Some, in fact a lot of Thom Yorke's lyrics really hit .So much of their stuff i still haven't heard , b-sides etc.Moon Shaped Pool really is magnificent once, like a lot of their stuff, you give it time. Oh but i hated and still hate Creep and never bothered with the album it was on,Pablo Honey.For me Radiohead starts with The Bends.

Never seen em live but would have loved to have got to their show in Tel Aviv the other week.I love Tel Aviv as i spent some time there in the 90s and i'm big on Radiohead at the moment.Apparently, i never knew this, Israelis kind of kick started Radiohead's career by buying Creep in their droves and making it a number 1 hit there back in 92-93.Apparently Radiohead are forever grateful to Israelis for kick starting their success and as a way of gratitude played one of their longest ever gigs at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv last month.Radiohead took a lot of shit for playing Israel and that's a whole other argument but i liked Thom Yorke's comments on the matter.


Daydreaming from Moon Shaped Pool

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#1016 Posted : 05 August 2017 12:32:36(UTC)
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I've been in wonderful Devon for a few days this week, such an enchanting part of the country.I think i'd like go and live there if i could.Phone signals and Wi-Fi would be a bitch though.Water and electricity would even be hard to find in some parts.Anyway for now i'll just have to settle for visiting.I spent a lot of time driving around the beautiful hills and narrow lanes , those breathtakingly beautiful rolling hills down to sea make me want to quit it all and become a Devon country boy, as i did so was listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey, her Ultraviolence album which i'd never listened to properly and her new album Lust For Life which i like a lot of but still have mixed feelings about.I feel there's too many songs on there which don't deserve a place (Groupie Love just sucks.Oops didn't intend that pun) .I spent part of my time in Devon looking for a beach which has previously on earlier visits proved elusive to find.A secluded beach at Woody Bay.I did eventually find it but it involved a long walk down a steep zig-zagging path/road/track.And when i got there the sea was at high tide.Doh.I was nearly the only person there so it might be worth another shot at next year if and when i can find out when low tide is.Lana searched 13 Beaches on her new album and eventually found one that was empty.That's my tenuous link for the day.Thankyou.

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#1017 Posted : 07 August 2017 05:11:21(UTC)
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Been listening to Everything Now by Arcade Fire, liking it a lot more than Reflektor, this album is far more like the sort of thing I thought an album produced by James Murphy would (and should) have sounded like.
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