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jparx last won the day on November 10 2016

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  1. Pink Floyd?

    So desperate for this but we're really struggling to justify the expense right now. After Bon Iver tickets yesterday and the slew of gigs we've had in the past couple of months, dropping essentially £150 for two tickets is mental. I wish they went on sale next month or something. Hopefully they don't sell out immediately!
  2. Nick Cave

    Bloody phenomenal show in Notts last night. After seeing Radiohead x2, Flips, The National and Cave in the space of a few months I genuinely feel like I've seen my top 5 gigs ever in one go!
  3. LCD Soundsystem....

    I think it's tremendous. Better than This is Happening on first listen, not quite Sound of Silver good though. It's a really well constructed record. Flows very nicely and has great variety. Favourite record of the year so far, and I'm sure it'll grow on me even more. The National might top it though...
  4. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    Question: Assuming you don't already think Kid A is the best album, if it was initially released combined with some of Amnesiac, with something like the below track list, would it be unquestionably their best record? It would be impossible to separate it from OKC imo. Everything in its Right Place Kid A Pyramid Song The National Anthem I Might Be Wrong How to Disappear Completely Packt Like Sardines in a Crushed Tin Box Optimistic You and Whose Army? Idioteque Like Spinning Plates Motion Picture Soundtrack
  5. Festival cancelled due to mud

    Having been a regular at Y-Not for a number of years, I have to say the mud does look awful this year but I'm not sure if it looks substantial worse than what I've seen in the past. The whole organisation of the festivals seems to have been a disaster from the get go and the excessive number of thefts hasn't helped things. It's simply outgrown itself I think and they are trying to cram in too large a festival in to such an awkward site. As my most local festival it's a shame to see this happen, although I have to say the organisation and general vibe of the festival in 2015 was significantly worse than previous years and it seems to have slid more downhill.
  6. Chester Bennington

    Tragic news. I'm sure most people between the ages of 25-35 grew up with Linkin Park to some extent. Rubbish.
  7. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    I thought the Manchester show was the best the whole band has sounded on this tour. Really impressive stuff. Gutted they didn't play Spinning Plates though!
  8. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    Fuck off. As if they got this for a first encore: No Surprises Nude Like Spinning Plates Lotus Flower Paranoid Android Reckoner That's ridiculous.
  9. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    Mexican Tele would do the job surely? I've currently got a Modern Player Plus and it's a beast of a guitar. My rule is to only have three guitars so as much as I love it, trading it up for that Strat is seriously tempting!
  10. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    I'm sure you've all seen it by now but Ed's signature Strat is absolutely gorgeous. Tempted to chop my telecaster against it.
  11. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    That version of MPS might be my favourite Radiohead track already. I didn't think that song could be any more beautiful. Thom's vocals...jesus christ.
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  13. Headliners 2019

    If we accept the argument that The xx have plateaued, at some point the festival will have to start giving acts like that the opportunity to headline. It seems clear that British acts struggle to get beyond the sub headliner level (Biffy and Foals being good examples). It might be the catalyst to take a band like The xx to another level, just as it did for so many acts in 90s/early 00s. I'd still peg Flo as a headliner for 2019. She (they) seem to be the act that have the best chance of going to that next level and hopefully a new album and a properly billed headline slot will take them there.
  14. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    Any ideas why they haven't played MoW or Lift then? I Promise seems like the one they'd find least interesting to play, surely?
  15. Radiohead Headlining 2017

    I've had the chance to process it a bit more now and the atmosphere definitely wasn't as special as Glastonbury, but I think I actually enjoyed the whole thing more. The whole night was just incredible. The crowd wasn't quite as in to every song as at Glastonbury (at least where I was stood for both shows), but the sing alongs were arguably bigger last night. I prefered the Manchester setlist, opening with Let Down will go down in RH history, seeing I Promise and The Bends, where we were stood and the view we had, getting lashed on extortionately overpriced wine...I thought it took the crowd about 5-6 songs to realy get in to it, but aside from that it was about as perfect as I could ask for. Switch Bloom for Reckoner and I probably wouldn't be alive to write this review. In two weeks Radiohead have put on two of the greatest shows I've ever seen. It will be sad to see them go away for a while, but in some ways I hope this is it for them because they couldn't really go out on a higher note.