B&C's Reactions to "Professional" Reviews - Page 4 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #46
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 08:16 PM
Oh I mean, I was trying to skim it at work, but the narration is so quirky it wasn't working.
__________________

__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #47
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,019
Local Time: 03:16 PM
For me I use the people on this forum above and beyond all reviews. You've steered me right on so many occasions.

Fantano does annoy me for reasons I can't quite put my finger on, but LM and iYup are right in that he doesn't say anything majorly douchey, and he talks about the songs, which a lot of other reviewers forget to do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by No spoken words View Post
I have no fucking who that person is
I don't know if this was intentional, but it made me laugh. Too fucking.

Quote:
Originally Posted by iron yuppie View Post

My Beautiful Stereotypical Fantasy
How dare you.
__________________

__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #48
Blue Crack Supplier
 
No spoken words's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Where do YOU live?
Posts: 43,241
Local Time: 08:16 PM
I'm glad someone caught it.
__________________
No spoken words is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #49
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,435
Local Time: 10:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobl04 View Post
How dare you.
You already knew how I feel about that album.
__________________
iron yuppie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #50
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,502
Local Time: 12:16 AM
Fantano's delivery irritates the hell out of me. He looks like more than a douche with a webcam, because his videos are obviously edited and he adds all those annoying effects. He may not be as pretentious as a lot of other people, but he's still pretentious as fuck, and why would anyone be interested in a list of music he doesn't want to review?

I'm much more likely to value the opinions of you guys on here, because even though we're all still technically random douhebags on the Internet, it tells me a lot more about whether I may like something when I see certain opinions from people on here whose tastes I've come to understand a bit. Occasionally this backfires on me, and I avoid bands that people here like based on the fact that I know they like a lot of stuff I don't like, but it's still a much more reliable source of recommendations than completely unknown hipster douches elsewhere on the Internet.

Like nsw, though, I'm much more inclined to read something after I've heard/seen it. I really don't read reviews anymore, but I do sometimes read interviews with bands on their new albums, but only when I've heard that album already. That way, I at least know what they're talking about.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 01:23 AM   #51
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,019
Local Time: 03:16 PM
Quote:
There’s showy, and then there’s “Take a Fall for Me”, a collaboration with RZA, who Blake gives free rein to smear awkward romantic imagery all over his track. It’s easy to understand why the pair would collaborate: their production styles aren’t dissimilar, both showing a fondness for gloomy, bass-heavy soundscapes rooted in R&B. Why RZA was asked to rap, however, is hard to understand. If you want to hear the phrase “tight as the grip of a squid” on a James Blake album, or an American’s stereotype of a proper British meal (fish & chips, Guinness), you’re in luck. For the rest of us, “Fall” is Blake’s first out-and-out failure, the sort of song that should have been relegated at the very least to bonus track status, and probably should have been kept private altogether.
Fuck Pitchfork
__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 01:29 AM   #52
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 08:16 PM
They still haven't reviewed True Romance, but we have another Best New Music. I've never even heard of The Haxan Cloak...
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 01:30 AM   #53
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,019
Local Time: 03:16 PM
Shouter has.
__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 02:30 AM   #54
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
Danny Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Harvard Supermodel Activist of the Decade Runner-Up
Posts: 9,155
Local Time: 08:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
They still haven't reviewed True Romance, but we have another Best New Music. I've never even heard of The Haxan Cloak...
Looks like it was another Pitchfork Advance album, but it's already been taken down.

Listening to some of the previews on iTunes, it's mostly drone electronic stuff. Spin gave it a 9.
__________________
Danny Boy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 02:51 AM   #55
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,104
Local Time: 08:16 PM
Someday soon in going to sit down with all the ambient/drone/what have you albums I've missed this year. I am woefully behind because they're just not the types of albums I tend to listen to at work.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #56
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
iron yuppie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,435
Local Time: 10:16 PM
As much as I like Fantano, I thought he was completely and totally out of his mind on this review:

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away|The Needle Drop
__________________
iron yuppie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #57
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,789
Local Time: 08:16 PM
I've come to accept that our tastes aren't all that similar. He thinks Neutral Milk Hotel and Death Grips are gods.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #58
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,019
Local Time: 03:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iron yuppie View Post
As much as I like Fantano, I thought he was completely and totally out of his mind on this review:

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
He complains about how beige and boring and unengaging lyrically it all is but doesn't even mention Higgs Boson Blues!!
__________________
cobl04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 11:00 PM   #59
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,789
Local Time: 08:16 PM
I subtly insulted him on the comments page. I'm sure he'll be OK.
__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2013, 11:37 AM   #60
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,960
Local Time: 10:16 PM
I've mentioned it in The Thermals thread, but Pitchfork's review and score for their new album is crap.
__________________

__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com