Viper Squad Ten

[ Sunday, April 23, 2006 ]

Something old, something new - some music reviews
Starbuck [12:15] Comments: 2 []
  • The Streets - The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living
    This album is a warning to all over the effects of cocaine. It gets off to a storming start with Pranging Out, but from then it's shallow, wasted, lazy. A massive disappointment. Though perhaps its all some KLF-style post-ironic statement on drug misuse.

  • Bloc Party - Silent Alarm.
    Middling and underwhelming, these were my immediate thoughts on this album. But then, I was listening to a loop of the album whilst suffering a hangover last weekend, slipping in and out of consciousness. Listening again with a clearer head this morning I thought: Yes, this is that fresh, urgent, dare I say it "sophisticated" guitar album that had created such a buzz last year. Good sound design, too.

  • The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
    Fantastic, and fun, fun fun! Here's some words nicked from the Amazon review: "A belligerent brew of guitars, drums, old-school hip-hop, rock, harmonicas, banjos, flutes, rhymes and cheerleader-chants that illustrates the band?s famous anything-goes attitude. On record The Go! Team are the Uncle Bulgaria?s of pop music, making good use of things everyday folk leave behind. Throwing together electro, 70?s cop show theme music, Bollywood soundtracks, cheerleading chants, old hip hop and noise guitar bands with a wide-eyed sense of possibility where everything crashes into everything else with a breathless, delighted, abandon. The Go! Team seem to be suffering from a collective brain-wrong that is gloriously, euphorically right."
    There, that wasn't so hard...

2 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger 3rd daughter, at April 23, 2006 12:51 pm  :

go see bloc party live - freaking awesome stuff :)

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at April 23, 2006 2:39 pm  :

So I've heard...

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