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by He's So High
20 Oct 2014, 18:59
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: R.E.M. Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 31774

Re: R.E.M. Thread

^I think you've nailed it there. R.E.M. just seem to be a classy band, whether it be bowing out gracefully or none of the band members being too pretentious (a la Morrissey) or at least maintaining a sense of humour. What I really respect about them is how they managed to be political without being ...
by He's So High
17 Oct 2014, 18:36
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: What bands have you seen/going to see live?
Replies: 209
Views: 107134

Re: What bands have you seen/going to see live?

St. Vincent in a week's time - very excited!
by He's So High
17 Oct 2014, 18:35
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: R.E.M. Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 31774

Re: R.E.M. Thread

I'm not sure I agree with 'Collapse Into Now' being described as a 'whimper'; okay it's not their best but I quite like the way it covers most of their styles, whether it be mandolin ballads or more straight rockers. A nice full stop on the career.
by He's So High
12 Oct 2014, 18:42
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: R.E.M. Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 31774

R.E.M. Thread

An interesting perspective on Monster:

http://thequietus.com/articles/16426-re ... nniversary" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Highly recommend The Quietus, by the way.
by He's So High
25 Sep 2014, 20:52
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Joy Division
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Joy Division

Quite a good interview with Bernard at about 6 minutes in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hz62r
by He's So High
25 Sep 2014, 18:57
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ranking albums
Replies: 48
Views: 13434

Re: Ranking albums

Radiohead:

1. Kid A
2. In Rainbows
3. Amnesiac
4. OK Computer
5. The Bends
6. The King of Limbs
7. Hail to the Thief
8. Pablo Honey
by He's So High
25 Sep 2014, 18:06
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Joy Division
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Joy Division

New Order is so much more than Blue Monday though. Temptation, Age of Consent and The Perfect Kiss are just three tracks off the top of my head that I think are better.
by He's So High
24 Sep 2014, 20:50
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Joy Division
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Joy Division

Yeah I think that when you listen to stuff like Love Will Tear Us Apart and Heart & Soul, it becomes apparent that they probably would have moved into the more dance-orientated direction even if Curtis hadn't died.

On a side note, picked up Bernard's new book earlier, very excited to read it.
by He's So High
24 Sep 2014, 18:08
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Joy Division
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Joy Division

^why don't you like New Order? I think that Joy Division are probably the 'better' band, but I listen to New Order far more often. Like Pasta said, I don't really think they should be regarded as separate.
by He's So High
24 Sep 2014, 16:20
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Joy Division
Replies: 24
Views: 6969

Re: Joy Division

Yeah, pretty much a perfect band. What I love about them is that given they followed the tradition of not releasing singles from albums, you have to look a bit further for the really, really good stuff: Dead Souls as the best JD song anyone?
by He's So High
23 Sep 2014, 19:31
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ranking albums
Replies: 48
Views: 13434

Re: Ranking albums

TripleJay97 wrote:Joy Division

1. Unknown Pleasures
2. An Ideal For Living
3. Closer
Taste is subjective and all, but I'm really struggling to see how you can list a four-song EP that is pretty standard punk rock over an album that even if you don't personally care for, was pretty darn original and bold.
by He's So High
21 Sep 2014, 15:38
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Albums for 2014
Replies: 23
Views: 12330

Re: Albums for 2014

Excited for Aphex Twin and Alt-J tomorrow.
by He's So High
21 Sep 2014, 15:37
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Ranking albums
Replies: 48
Views: 13434

Re: Ranking albums

New Order:

1. Technique
2. Power, Corruption & Lies
3. Low-life
4. Brotherhood
5. Movement
6. Get Ready
7. Republic
8. Waiting for the Sirens' Call

Joy Division:

1. Closer
2. Unknown Pleasures
by He's So High
21 Sep 2014, 15:34
Forum: Blur
Topic: Official blur forum to shut down
Replies: 129
Views: 47962

Re: Official blur forum to shut down

Hello everyone!

Nice to see that so many people from the old forum have made it over here. :D