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Tuesday, February 12, 2008


posted by on February 12 at 9:34 AM

From today’s Pitchfork reviews:

British Sea Power

Do You Like Rock Music?

[Rough Trade; 2008]

Rating: U.2

Ouch. But is that lower than a 0.0?

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I saw that this morning, too. Pretty funny. As it happens, I was just listening to this album for the first time on my drive home from work last night. Every single song, every song, was just bland bland bland. Weak vocals, uninteresting guitars, boring drumming. I erased it from my hard drive when I got home. Don't think I'll be going to their show next month after all, which is just as well; Liam Finn and Pela are playing at the High Dive the same night, and I know I'll enjoy their sets.

Uh, anyone want a pair of British Sea Power tix?

Posted by rk | February 12, 2008 10:00 AM

The reviewer doesn't sound very enamored:

"Despite the implications of the band name, British Sea Power don't work as well at this size and scope. They're in danger of becoming the Alarm to the Arcade Fire's U2. Curiously, these stadium-sized songs channel less passion, anger, or awe than their earlier work. Granted, emotion has never been the band's strong suit, but here, British Sea Power speak the language of big feelings with little to back it up. Do You Like Rock Music? sounds empty at its core, with a rock where its heart should be."

I like that, if only because I've always hated The Alarm.

Posted by Jason Josephes | February 12, 2008 10:08 AM

Pitchfork reviews a record.


Posted by Brian | February 12, 2008 5:07 PM

It's OK - I've been swayed by PF a lot.
You'll learn after awhile.

Posted by bob Pepper | February 13, 2008 6:58 AM

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