They should have gone somewhere warmer, yeah maybe to the beach.
‘The Mother Lode’ inspired me to comment at 3am. It is genuinely one of the most beautiful things Thom has ever written. The vocal melody is tearing itself through me; like the melodies on Separator gave birth to their own world.
And some Meltybrains while they’re at it!
The week I complain about Stereogum not featuring enough Irish artists sees posts about U2, Damien Rice, Princess and Hozier. Apologies Stereogum, you have shown me the door. :D
Love it. Though I may be biased; I played organ with these guys for a day ;)
I never hear enough Irish music on Stereogum, so I’m super-glad to see Damien featured here; and even gladder that this track is so wonderful.
Reminiscent of some early The Frames https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVMBI5NTlhA
Can’t wait for this album.
Would anyone else like to sign my petition for a Colin Greenwood solo record?
These boys know how to make music in any and every context. More please.
The headline to this article is like one of those Hemingway six-word stories: ‘Baby shoes for sale; never worn,’ ‘Otherwise tolerant rapper denies anti-Semitism,’ ‘Solange attacks Jay-Z; still a single lady.’
Also (though this veers even more off-topic), where does the hate (if there is hate) for TKOL come from? I can understand it not being on a pedestal along In Rainbows (and other rightfully lauded ‘recent-ish’ Radiohead) but the album has many fantastic songs and moments:
‘Bloom’ is incredible; ‘Codex’ is a perfect Thom ballad to add to the canon; ‘Separator’ is a beautiful jam that grows like the album’s theme desires; ‘Little By Little’ is just a great rocker that is so fun and textured. I won’t even start on the B-Sides.
I think I might give ‘Separator’ a spin right now. (These Coldplay songs are also very nice)