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Old 07-09-2008, 01:49 AM   #261
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I've done some searching and it seems more people involved are saying this year than not for a new album, so if they're releasing an album by the end of 2008 . . . .
Well, in the quote I posted, Kele said they were still writing and working on it.

I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I'm just wondering how long it takes to put out a finished product if the band are still writing it. There's still the recording and mixing and artwork and album/lyric layout and cd production. Doesn't all that stuff take a long time?

Especially if they're on tour through the end of September (which they are).

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Old 07-09-2008, 02:37 PM   #262
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Well, in the quote I posted, Kele said they were still writing and working on it.

I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I'm just wondering how long it takes to put out a finished product if the band are still writing it. There's still the recording and mixing and artwork and album/lyric layout and cd production. Doesn't all that stuff take a long time?

Especially if they're on tour through the end of September (which they are).

I'm going by comments he made during the online chat after they released Mercury. I don't want it rushed but I wouldn't mind new material this year.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:31 PM   #263
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I FREAKIN' LOOOOOOOOOVE THIS BAND!!!!

Saw them for the 4th time last night and they were just as AMAZING as always; they never disappoint, they alway put on a mind-blowingly awesome show!

I didn't write the set down, but as far as I can remember:

Hunting For Witches
Like Eating Glass
Waiting For The 7.18
The Price Of Gas
So Here We Are
Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
Uniform
Mercury
This Modern Love (a "friend" of theirs, i think kele might've been joking about this, and his girlfriend came out on stage and the guy proposed to the girl onstage. it was all very quick and kind of strange, but the girl said "yes", so i guess that's all that matters)
The Prayer
I Would Die 4 U--Flux
Banquet

-------Encore Break--------

Sunday
She's Hearing Voices
Helicopter


(P.S. I could tell Matt has lost weight and it looks like he has teeny-tiny arm muscles budding. heeeeee heeeeee )
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I'll be seeing them at Lolla in two days....will be my first time seeing them in person. Cannot wait!
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^ You will have an awesome time!
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #266
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I'll be seeing them at Lolla
me too I will be up front hopefully, camped up at AT&T stage all day

Fitz I'm glad you had a good time. I love seeing Bloc! it'll be the third time for me. How was Mercury live?

also was Gordy missing at your show? I got an email saying he was replaced by someone temporarily since he had a kid
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me too I will be up front hopefully, camped up at AT&T stage all day

Fitz I'm glad you had a good time. I love seeing Bloc! it'll be the third time for me. How was Mercury live?

also was Gordy missing at your show? I got an email saying he was replaced by someone temporarily since he had a kid
Mercury live was really cool! They did this awesome light-show during it (though we were indoors and so had the cool stage-smoke effect), and I just thought it worked really well live.

Yeah, I don't think Gordy will be there until the European leg. But his substitute bassist, Daniel, is really HOT! Cute, blonde, buff with tattoos on his arms. But more to the point, Daniel didn't miss a beat; he was spot on the whole show and didn't mess up once, so that was really cool. The whole band worked well together and just put on a great, great show; unless you're a big Gordy fan, if you didn't already know he was not there, you probably wouldn't even have noticed the difference (though, to be fair, IMO it's not really Bloc Party without Gordy ).

Also, this time moreso than the other times I've seen them, I noticed a lot of electronic-y background, synth support and it worked just great. It really fleshed out the songs and made them fuller without detracting from the main 4 bass, drum, guitar, vocal elements. I thought the background support just made the songs "pop" even more.

Soooo good.

I get to see them once more when I'm in New York next week (the 7th at Webster Hall) and then I'll have to wait for my Bloc fix for a while.

All you going to Lolla, have a GREAT TIME!!! I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do!
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Gordy's adorable, but I'm glad to hear the sub bassist is hot too...one needs to know these things

also glad to hear mercury is good live. it's a cool song and has grown on me a lot, but I didn't know if it'd work live.

Enjoy them in New York! I will be rockin' at Lolla.
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the thing about bloc party is, arctic monkeys >>> bloc party
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the thing about bloc party is, arctic monkeys >>> bloc party
no just no lol

Plans >>> any song by Arctic Monkeys

plans
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the thing about bloc party is, arctic monkeys >>> bloc party
Editors > Bloc Party > Arctic Monkeys


But all are facking awesome.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:10 PM   #272
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no just no lol

Plans >>> any song by Arctic Monkeys

plans
plans = 5 minutes of pointless repetitiveness, boring "singing", useless lyrics, an unimaginative guitar solo, with no structure present whatsoever. and those "breaks" during the song (and a couple other bloc party songs i've heard) are totally pointless and arhythmic. actually, "pointless" could describe the entire song pretty well.


on the other hand...
every aspect of this song is entirely more interesting than anything in Plans




the drumming is extremely original, the interplay between the bass, rhythm, and lead guitar is amazingly satisfying (no other band has so much RHYTHM in every instrument/voice), and the vocals are superb, especially at the end when the backing vocals come in. i've never heard another song with the same subject, and few songs tell a story this well. and, finally, the breaks in this song are fantastic, totally emphasize the vocals, and actually add to the song. there's a reason why arctic monkeys are the biggest band in the uk, and there's no reason whatsoever for them to even be compared to bloc party, so i must offer my deepest apologies.
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Why don't you just post in an Arctic Monkeys thread? The comparison so far is pointless and completely unnecessary. If you don't like the band, why even post in the thread? I do actually like both bands, but I could also pointlessly name hundreds of bands I think are CONSIDERABLY better than the Arctic Monkeys. Crap, I could go in every thread on the forum and tell everyone that Okkervil River is better than any of the bands they like (including U2), but last I checked, trolling isn't approved of on this forum, so I'm not going to. Plus, I'm not (quite) that big of a douche.

That all said, I VASTLY prefer Bloc Party.
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:13 PM   #274
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Why don't you just post in an Arctic Monkeys thread? The comparison so far is pointless and completely unnecessary. If you don't like the band, why even post in the thread? I do actually like both bands, but I could also pointlessly name hundreds of bands I think are CONSIDERABLY better than the Arctic Monkeys. Crap, I could go in every thread on the forum and tell everyone that Okkervil River is better than any of the bands they like (including U2), but last I checked, trolling isn't approved of on this forum, so I'm not going to. Plus, I'm not (quite) that big of a douche.

That all said, I VASTLY prefer Bloc Party.



I'm not a douche bad either, so all I'll say is

bloc party
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:15 PM   #275
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Bloc Party is far more superior and leave a much more lasting impression. The difference between both albums is undeniably great and shows just how mature the band really is.

Arctic Monkeys sound has been done before. Enjoyable they may be but to compare them to BC is a great mistake. Given the chance I woud drop anything to see Bloc Party in concert, AC, not so much.
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Arctic Monkeys fucking rule. We don't talk about them enough 'round here.

I'll start a thread for them in a few months when news of the new album starts pouring in.
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btw Plans is such a beautiful song

I can relate to it in so many ways


"Wake up dreamer
It's happening without you
Cut your hair and shave your beard
You squandered your chances
I'll give you a thousand pounds
To show me how you do it
Stop being so laissez-faire
We're all scared of the future"



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Arctic Monkeys fucking rule. We don't talk about them enough 'round here.

I'll start a thread for them in a few months when news of the new album starts pouring in.
There are numerous threads about them, just do a search. My post came off very negative about Arctic Monkeys, I do enjoy. I even have a t-shirt of theirs, if you can believe such a thing. Can you, GAF? Can you believe such a thing? Can you believe I'd have one of their shirts? Is that something you could believe? Please let me know ASAP, thank you for your assistance.

Also, good to see one of my "real life" friends FINALLY posted on the forum.
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There are numerous threads about them, just do a search. My post came off very negative about Arctic Monkeys, I do enjoy. I even have a t-shirt of theirs, if you can believe such a thing. Can you, GAF? Can you believe such a thing? Can you believe I'd have one of their shirts? Is that something you could believe? Please let me know ASAP, thank you for your assistance.

Also, good to see one of my "real life" friends FINALLY posted on the forum.
You're full of shit on 2 counts:

1) You do not own any shirts, let alone an Arctic Monkeys shirt.

2) You have no "real life", and thus, you have no "real life" friends.
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There are numerous threads about them, just do a search. My post came off very negative about Arctic Monkeys, I do enjoy. I even have a t-shirt of theirs, if you can believe such a thing. Can you, GAF? Can you believe such a thing? Can you believe I'd have one of their shirts? Is that something you could believe? Please let me know ASAP, thank you for your assistance.

Also, good to see one of my "real life" friends FINALLY posted on the forum.
Oh, I can believe. I want to believe.

I've seen the Arctics live twice, and one of my friends bought a t-shirt. I, however, NEVER buy t-shirts at concerts. It's just not my style, ya dig? Except on one occasion. I bought one from the Vertigo tour 5-12-05 at the United Center.

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