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REDTALISKER

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    GF music review club

    Adore by Smashing Pumpkins Having once liberated an album of their from my brother's collection - not this one by the way- I was at least aware of these before listening to this week's album. If I remember rightly I was looking for one song in particular - didn't find it - as well as wanting to get a feel of what their other stuff was like - bafflement and disappointment my abiding memories of the experience. Rightly or wrongly in my mind they were just another typical, for the time, American Alt rock band that I just couldn't get my head round as to their appeal. I think it is safe to say I wasn't looking forward to reviewing this one. Let's start with the obvious. Corgan is never going to win any awards for his singing ability. To intents and purposes it's a nasal whine and there is nothing here that is going to drastically change my opinion on this. Having said that, while it certainly doesn't helps matters, it's not necessarily enough to condemn this album outright. Next up was the realization that this album wasn't what panning out as I was expecting. Not so much rock as a stripped down acoustic sound coupled with a bit of industrial electro. It's certainly different. Perhaps not in the sense that it was a original sound but a case could be made that for a rock group to abandon the usual loud guitars for synths and drum machine was a radical departure for the time. I rather liked it. There are some good songs on here. At some point I even forgot how much I don't like his voice which is always a good sign. If I do have a problem with the album it's that come the mid point the songs become less memorable. There is almost a feeling of drifting. None of the later songs are necessarily bad but they don't have quite the strength the first half of the album had. Perhaps if there had been a little bit quality control and the number of songs reduced it would not have been so obvious. Overall this was a pretty good but not perfect album for me. Ava Adore, Daphne Descends, Tear being some of the stand out moments for me. More than happy to have listened and to have given the Pumpkins another go.
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    GF music review club

    I know I have missed a fair few but I'll have a review up for Smashing Pumpkins up at the weekend too. Been listening to it this week so I just need to put my thoughts into words.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    I'm intrigued now. I should probably go and watch it myself to find out but you mean it isnt unrelentlessly grim?
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    The GF book thread

    As is the way of things, everyone is going to have a opinion, but for me Bank's best Culture novels were Use of Weapons, Excession and The Hydrogen Sonata. I'm sure other people could bring up a totally different three novels and they probably wouldn't be wrong. No doubt already been brought up but it's worth repeating that some of his non sci-fiction novels are good too. The Crow road often gets mentioned but I have huge soft spot for Espedair Street.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    It's a dystopian tale detailing the future subjugation of women. No supernatural involved. At least I think, having not seen it. Was my intention to give it a go but get the impression it's a little similar to the Walking Dead - that is if something bad could happen it will.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    Just concur with Skend04, Into the Badlands is great. Over the top fight scenes for sure but they are great to watch , visually it has a rather unique look, and the story line gets better as the series progress.
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    GF music review club

    Late again with my review but at least this time I have an excuse. The first few listens left me more than a little bewildered that I thought I'd leave it a while and go back to it. It hasn't worked of course. I'm still not entirely sure what to make of this album but I am going to try and put my thoughts and feelings into some kind of order. This album, as far as I can tell, is a concept album with a curious turn of combining trip hop beats with lounge music. It's also a parody, or at least I think it is. Certainly some of the lyrics and talking parts suggest a comic intent. The music on the other hand is mostly serious. There is a dreamy and beguiling quality to the trip hop beats. The kind that slowly sinks its hooks into you. It doesn't always work, there were a couple of songs I could have done without if I am honest, but in the main I enjoyed the music very much. Can't say the same for the vocals. I liked her, not so much him. Mike Patton sounded very much like the musical equivalent of a square peg in a round hole to these ears. Quite often the down tempo and sultry nature of the sounds was jarred by his inclusion. Lastly the half joking, half serious nature of the album as a concept doesn't really work for me. No idea why not but if the comic interludes and the sometimes knowing winks to the listener had been removed I would have enjoyed this much more. Overall I liked this album. Still not entirely sure how much I like it however. There were a few niggles which stopped me really enjoying it.
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    Cobra Kai

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    GF music review club

    For those of us who don't have spotify.
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    GF music review club

    I can safely say I have absolutely no idea what this is going to sound like. Should be interesting.
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    GF music review club

    Immersion- Pendulum The problem with being a lazy arse and not getting a review in early means when you finally get round to it all those pertinent references you have made a mental record of quite often they have already been pointed out. So not wanting to repeat what others have probably expressed better than I would have anyway I will jump straight to my overall feeling for the album. For all the bombast and genre hopping (which by the way made it sound way too much like a collection of songs rather than an album with flow and shape) beneath it all there's not too much else going on. Despite tackling every sub genre of the electronic scene they could think of it wasn't particularly adventurous and the songs for me lacked any real depth. Listening to it I couldn't help but think this was a cartoon of an album - frivolous with large dollops of cheese. Nothing wrong with that, but ultimately it feels a little run of mill.
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    GF music review club

    I'm fine with it, as you say the number of active people has dwindled to a small regular core, so a couple of extra people would be great.
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    The GF book thread

    Just finished the Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie. It's Sci-Fi in that it's set in an galactic empire and the protagonist being an AI or more accurately the last remaining bit consciousness of a since destroyed military spaceship housed in a human body, but it's really one giant puzzle piece. Not a lot happens, or rather it does but only once all the pieces have slowly moved into place. The first book is also a little disorientating at first as the Radch people have no words for differentiating the genders and the back story for the spaceship is told through different perspectives as it's consciousness is spread through a multitude of human bodies. Might not be everybody's cup of tea but I really enjoyed it.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    But isn't that part of the problem? Farmers don't want people who stay for a few weeks then sod off to a full time job that they were always looking for in the first place. They want a work force that is going to work for the season.
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    Should the UK remain a member of the EU

    Or you know they would prefer being in a job that's not seasonal. Or in a job that doesn't entail working away from home in farmer accommodation.
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