AAAC - Tues 13th Dec, Mansun - Attack of the grey lantern

It is only negative if you’re not trying to be funny or taking it seriously. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Chuckling time chubster!!

Seriously ? Seriously ?? Nope, not a word I understand. Try another one.

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This was ok, not really good enough for AAAC but my second favourite (after my choice😀) Of the Big Bang edition. 7/21🍮

This surprised me, because I spent quite a lot of money on the LP a couple of years ago, played it 3 or 4 times, was very disappointed, relegated it to meh ! and hid it at the back of my Album collection.

This thread persuaded me to dig it out and have another listen and I really enjoyed it.

The tracks are different enough to be interesting, the whole thing, although not a fantastic production, hangs together reasonably well and is, in fact, very listenable. Different enough from the other Brit pop Albums of the era to complement them, rather than just sound the same.

So thanks for the nudge Stu I feel a bit better being able to bring another Album back into play.

Thought about a cheeky lowball offer after the first paragraph. Damn :smiley:

Before this Mark, I would likely have accepted.

Next up, with what hopefully won’t be a turkey (ho, ho, ho) is @Gyroscope. By the looks of it the imposter know as Reginald Ficklechump got away almost intact. :flushed:

I listened to this earlier in the week at work and it got on my nerves I’m afraid. I turned it off when a customer came in and couldn’t quite bring myself to re-start it. It may just have been my mood…

You were going to get this

but the wife dissuaded me.

I have something even moar diabolical, and Belgian, up my sleeve.

Plastic Bertrand ?

Ça plane pour moi :thumbsup:

I like Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, but this is MoR tosh dressed up as ‘indie’. I hated it at the time, and I still do. Radio 1 peak time fodder.

It’s one single and a load of filler.

2/10, must do a lot better.

The only good thing is that it’s not one of the whiny girls with a guitar singing off key and flat disguised country songs that you muppets like so much (a few people are excluded from this gross generalisation).

Front 242 B-sides and outtakes compilation? Something by The Names?


Best get your rave boiler suit dry cleaned for Tuesday.

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Tru Dat. There are a few suspicious stains lingering from it’s last outing in 1994.

After reading Terry might like it - “it’s close to prog as indie produced”. I have had a go at listening to this this morning.
Struggled through and found it a real chore - I think it’s the upbeat fast pace of it all that mostly does me in. Also the Oasissy type vocal pop like harmonies annoy me a little.

My Fav track was the Chad who loved me - That was nice.

Whilst listening to this I cannot help to compare it against music that I am much more familiar with - Such as the Pines, Arcade fire and Phosphorescent for me it falls short of these.

…and finally,the hidden track from the cd.

Good track that !

Surprisingly enough I find it all just a touch dull…
It’s all very worthy, not enormously interesting musically-speaking - just a bit too Manics, though I can’t imagine any of these chaps carving “4 real” in their forearms!
Still, at least it’s not folk!