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by Yanders
28 Jul 2021, 20:32
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: DARK MATTERS!!!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 25547

Re: DARK MATTERS!!!!!

and anyone judging the general current quality of music journalism based off this poor excuse for a piece clearly doesn't read enough current music journalism. (As for the relevance of music journalism in 2021, that's a whole 'nother conversation) Stop getting your knickers in a twist, nobody has.
by Yanders
28 Jul 2021, 18:05
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: dark matters chart chances
Replies: 30
Views: 2646

Re: dark matters chart chances

Steps have their album on same day too.

Lots of heavy weight competition.
by Yanders
28 Jul 2021, 12:19
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: DARK MATTERS!!!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 25547

Re: DARK MATTERS!!!!!

Genuinely, The Stranglers couldn’t have brought out a better album than ‘Dark Matter’ and it could well be one of the finest things they’ve ever achieved. That's a press release not a review. Never thought I'd say it, but I miss the NME reviews of old. At least you knew they'd listen to music. You'...
by Yanders
28 Jul 2021, 10:48
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: DARK MATTERS!!!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 25547

Re: DARK MATTERS!!!!!

Genuinely, The Stranglers couldn’t have brought out a better album than ‘Dark Matter’ and it could well be one of the finest things they’ve ever achieved.
That's a press release not a review. Never thought I'd say it, but I miss the NME reviews of old. At least you knew they'd listen to music.
by Yanders
23 Jul 2021, 15:11
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Jim
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Jim

Maybe he doesn't like the spotlight?

The publicity for the album so far seems to just focus on jj, baz and Louie, but that might just be because Jim wasn't available that day.

I wonder if he'll get writing credits on Dark Matters?
by Yanders
21 Jul 2021, 18:19
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: DARK MATTERS!!!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 25547

Re: DARK MATTERS!!!!!

And only in a big country, for BC. Although, have big country and the undertones even released anything since the 80s?
by Yanders
21 Jul 2021, 17:48
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: White Stallion
Replies: 117
Views: 3571

Re: White Stallion

I like big production, so I'm into the idea of 'em doing a big production number but this did feel to me to have somewhat of a "Finland's next entry in the Eurovision Song Contest" vibe about it, which I find utterly comical. I can just picture it now: sweaty Scandinavian goths with nippl...
by Yanders
21 Jul 2021, 10:08
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: The Lines preview
Replies: 217
Views: 6187

Re: The Lines preview

I like big thing coming, for me it's the best thing they've did in the 2000s. Regarding The Lines, sometimes tracks sound better in the context of an album, and the strangers have a habit of making a song better live. Thrown away, for me is mediocre as a single, but sounded better on the album and g...
by Yanders
20 Jul 2021, 17:31
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: DARK MATTERS!!!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 25547

Re: DARK MATTERS!!!!!

They still have their lead singers and more than one recognisable member. I know fans say it's only the bass and keys that makes the stranglers, but to most non fans and DJs? There are loads of bands that have had line up changes that are still popular with fans but are ignored by the radio. Do the ...
by Yanders
19 Jul 2021, 15:29
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: DARK MATTERS!!!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 25547

Re: DARK MATTERS!!!!!

Unless we're talking about manufactured boy bands, of course individuals make up the sound of a group. It'll change over time, but it's the individuals and how they interact who create it. We can make up all sorts of reasons why the stranglers are basically ignored by the radio when the specials and...
by Yanders
19 Jul 2021, 13:33
Forum: Other Bands
Topic: WHAT THE FCUK ARE YOU LOT LISTENIN TO - When it's not the fucking Stranglers??!
Replies: 5246
Views: 332274

Re: WHAT THE FCUK ARE YOU LOT LISTENIN TO - When it's not the fucking Stranglers??!

StanInBlack wrote: 18 Jul 2021, 21:41 As for me, still getting a lot of out of the Black Midi record - and I'm calling it now, it's my album of the year. I couldn't imagine anything else this year possibly competing.
It's good, isn't it?

I think you should wait until mid September before making such rash statements, though.
by Yanders
17 Jul 2021, 19:49
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: The Lines preview
Replies: 217
Views: 6187

Re: The Lines preview

I think some decided ages ago that they weren't going to like the new album. But the idea that everybody has to be supportive/get behind tracks they don't like is madness when no one is saying that of anything else they've produced. Why is this album so delicate? If we're arent here to pontificate a...