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Never been big into Bowie but enjoying this right now:

 
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Anyone listening to the new Wolf Alice album released today? First listen very good - and it seems to have universally good reviews.
 

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Anyone listening to the new Wolf Alice album released today? First listen very good - and it seems to have universally good reviews.
I mentioned it in the 2021 Music thread, which seems to have died... but yes, it's an absolute cracker. I've been a fan since their debut album but this is their best work. And it's on 97 on metacritic! Insane reviews so far.
 
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I mentioned it in the 2021 Music thread, which seems to have died... but yes, it's an absolute cracker. I've been a fan since their debut album but this is their best work. And it's on 97 on metacritic! Insane reviews so far.
fab. I’ve not listened to them a great deal. I saw them support Liam Gallagher at Finsbury Park about 3 years ago - which was one of the worst gigs Ive ever been to in my life, it was so quiet you could have a conversation with your mate as if you were in a library - and the organisation was utterly appalling. Queens of the Stone Age the next night was just as bad…

Anyway, when Wolf Alice played, they were just screeching down the mic - it wasn’t good, and it somewhat put me off. Although I was also disappointed the first time I saw Paul Weller, Stereophonics and Manic Street Preaches (seen over 20 times now)…

So back to the record, a great first impression, and it’s really prompted me to look into their previous records - I know this one is a bit more melodic.
 

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fab. I’ve not listened to them a great deal. I saw them support Liam Gallagher at Finsbury Park about 3 years ago - which was one of the worst gigs Ive ever been to in my life, it was so quiet you could have a conversation with your mate as if you were in a library - and the organisation was utterly appalling. Queens of the Stone Age the next night was just as bad…

Anyway, when Wolf Alice played, they were just screeching down the mic - it wasn’t good, and it somewhat put me off. Although I was also disappointed the first time I saw Paul Weller, Stereophonics and Manic Street Preaches (seen over 20 times now)…

So back to the record, a great first impression, and it’s really prompted me to look into their previous records - I know this one is a bit more melodic.
Fair enough. Sounds like an issue with venue more than anything else. I saw Wolf Alice at Glasto 15/16? They were class.
Here they are live on KEXP (US station) playing some bangers.

First album is definitely more standard indie rock fare. But arguably still my favourite of theirs.
 
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Fair enough. Sounds like an issue with venue more than anything else. I saw Wolf Alice at Glasto 15/16? They were class.
Here they are live on KEXP (US station) playing some bangers.

First album is definitely more standard indie rock fare. But arguably still my favourite of theirs.
cheers. I’ll take a look. Thanks for the steer.
 

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I bought a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 3s recently so I've been listening to a ton of music recently, but mostly Opeth and Amorphis.


Truly masterful.
 
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Fair enough. Sounds like an issue with venue more than anything else. I saw Wolf Alice at Glasto 15/16? They were class.
Here they are live on KEXP (US station) playing some bangers.

First album is definitely more standard indie rock fare. But arguably still my favourite of theirs.
I’ve just got myself a ticket to see them at Pryzm in Kingston. The shows are only about an hour there, but for £13 - it’s cracking value.
 

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Not to sure about the first one, the second was good though..
That's probably the most diplomatic response I have ever received after suggesting Blink to someone. :lol:

Do check out that Whipping Boy album if you get a chance (Heartworm). One of the best albums from the 90s in my humple opinion.
Just found out it is getting a first vinyl reissue in 25 years in a few weeks. Originals have been going for silly money.