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Old 06-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Langer Dan Langer Dan is offline
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Petrol bombs ready lads.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:36 AM
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Petrol bombs ready lads.
I don't get the hype myself but they aren't the worst band out there.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:56 AM
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They're pretty close


Yet another emperor's new clothes efforts.
Seriously google their lyrics, tis toe curlingly embarassing.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:19 PM
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That's one opinion.
Here are a few others:
http://www.anydecentmusic.com/review...-A-Jackal.aspx

  1. 10.0 | Daily Telegraph

    A cloudy, amorphous, ever-mutating blend of acoustic sensitivity and lush post-Radiohead atmospherics that all comes into focus around O’Brien’s clear, sweet voice
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  2. 8.5 | The Line Of Best Fit

    A marvellous showcase for O’Brien: not only his voice and his way with a tune, but also the way he weaves together words and images in a way that simultaneously please and – yes – slightly frighten the listener
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  3. 8.0 | The Irish Times

    One of the best Irish albums for many a year
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  4. 8.0 | State

    A fascinating record, showcasing O’Brien’s knack for penning fragile, intimate masterpieces. This isn’t Conor O’Brien’s first major artistic statement, but it’s his best yet. Outstanding
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  5. 8.0 | music OMH

    Rather like that other, more famous, Conor - Oberst, of Bright Eyes fame - there's a sense of foundations being laid, in preparation for a career of real longevity. Hop on now, for this promises to be quite a ride
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  6. 8.0 | Uncut

    Grandly arranged narratives boast poetic gravitas, huge ambition and occasional doggeral. Print edition only
  7. 8.0 | BBC

    For the most part, this is a fine debut and speaks of even finer things to come
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  8. 8.0 | NME

    There’s depth, sincerity and beauty in abundance here
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  9. 8.0 | Drowned In Sound

    O’Brien’s howls and cries throughout are an exorcism of growing pains, and to that end universally resonant and resolutely empathetic
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  10. 8.0 | The Guardian

    The sound of a songwriter trying to scorch out a place for himself; his best work is surely yet to come
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  11. 8.0 | Mojo

    Print edition only
  12. 8.0 | Q

    His songs are not easy to grasp yet before long, they colonise your head. Print edition only
  13. 8.0 | God Is In The TV

    Becoming a Jackal introduces us to a fascinating talent
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  14. 8.0 | Bowlegs

    Villagers’ masterful arrangements and melodies, coupled with O’Brien’s endearing phrasing, keep the listener rapt
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  15. 8.0 | The Sunday Times

    Exudes a confidence that speaks of a rare talent and a significant new find
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  16. 8.0 | Subba Cultcha

    A very assured debut album from a songwriter with bagfuls of talent
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  17. 8.0 | The Skinny

    The results are gorgeous; the lyrics intelligent and provocative, the melodies delicate and diverse
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  18. 8.0 | Blurt

    Music this alluring doesn't come along all that often. To turn a phrase, it takes Villagers to duly impress
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  19. 7.0 | Independent on Sunday

    Literate, singer-songwriter fare that conjures Badly Drawn Boy and Prefab Sprout without ever sounding much like either
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  20. 7.0 | The Music Fix

    Leaves us with the feeling of a great talent who needs just a little guidance to reign in some of the unnecessary extremes displayed here
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  21. 7.0 | Rave Magazine

    Weighty personal issues offset by melancholic but immensely approachable tunes, wrapped in crisp guitars and atmospheric keyboards
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  22. 7.0 | Click Music

    Not quite the perfect breakthrough album that it has been made out to be. The odd lull weakens the set, but doesn't detract from the perfect moments elsewhere
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  23. 7.0 | Pop Matters

    Over these 11 songs, O’Brien maintains his intriguing vibe with spare musical arrangements (playing everything but strings and horns) and a subtle, intimate croon
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  24. 6.9 | Pitchfork

    He plays almost every instrument on Becoming a Jackal, and his portentous lyrics, falsetto-prone quaver, and Simon & Garfunkel tunefulness are essential to the album's appeal
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, they said the same about JJ72.

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Old 06-09-2010, 12:29 PM
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petrol bombs?!? ffs . . .

think it's a decent album and not sure if there's THAT much hype about them. caught some of their EP set and sounded very good.

sitting mid-table on the betting for the mercury prize tomorrow night, pretty long shot in fairness

Mercury Music Prize 2010 Winner
6/5 Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation (From 18/1)
7/4 The XX - XX (From 5/4)
11/2 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
8/1 Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
10/1 Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
14/1 I Am Kloot - Sky At Night
14/1 Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
16/1 Foals - Total Life Forever
16/1 Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
33/1 Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
40/1 Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N' Cheek
50/1 Kit Downes Trio - Golden

read over the weekend that weller said he 'should have won it in '94' when m people got it. not sure who is the lesser of two evils there. he should have won it in '77 maybe (if it was around then)
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:34 PM
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JJ72


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Old 06-09-2010, 12:38 PM
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The mercury prize is an embaressment.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:25 PM
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Playing savoy 15 dec it seems
Sounds like a bit of a stretch if it's the theatre, although they do have the option of switching to the foyer if sales don't go well. I see Cathy Davey is also playing the Savoy soon. I haven't been in a while but I did see The Undertones twice, once in the theatre and second time around surprisingly in a sparsely populated foyer.. Hmmm.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:39 PM
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Villagers will be playing main room , as will Cathy Davey
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