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RobW
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Brakes, 'Give Blood' is absolutely fantastic. It's nice that they found a use for The Electric Soft Parade.
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Oh my god, listening to the third BSP album now. It's so great I've got a tear in my eye.
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Second listen last night and it all came together for me. Very impressed, reckon it's better than kindred spirits Interpol's offering from last year.
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For some reason I read that as 'tear' as in 'wear and tear'. I like the idea that you can enjoy music so intensely, it causes a rupture in your occular sac.

[Edit: And you can use that in the review, if you like.]

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Nice third outing from BSP.I thought the first one "Decline of" was shite but this one's like the second "Open Season" which I liked a lot, only a tweak even better.

Still reminds me of Kitchens of Distinction a heck of a lot, mind. Not that that's a bad thing.

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Best track, about a minute in, is Atom. That and "No Lucifer"
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Although I've only listened to Do You Like Rock Music? piecemeal, on my MP3 player as I traipse Lancaster's rain-mirror'd thoroughfares, I get the impression it's an album where a few classics stand proud from the unkempt rabble. Atom and No Lucifer, as mentioned, along with Waving Flags, are the ones that will occasion me to salute the band with silver birch aloft when they play the Brewery Arts later this month.
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Alexis Petridis is excited as well...
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And so he should be; this is a terrific album.
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And for some reason Waving Flags reminds me of First of the Gang to Die, which is sort of funny.
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Wait until you've heard it played over countless montages of jubilant fans at Euro 2008, you might not like it so much then.
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I tell you what, though, wouldn't British Sea Power have been the perfect band to write the official England football squad Euro 2008 song. And who knows - if we'd qualified, and Waving Flags had gone on to become a hit... perhaps the FA would have projected the silhouette of a cockerel into the night sky, just like the Bat signal.

In fact, if the mainland home nations had fared a little better in their qualifying campaigns, we could have had a dream BSP/Franz Ferdinand/Manics lit-rock triple-header of team anthems.

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quote:

Still reminds me of Kitchens of Distinction a heck of a lot, mind

You're very wrong about 'Decline of...', but you're spot on here. Especially Noble's songs: his voice has got the same wistful, naive quality to it.

After three or four listens I stick by my original opinion of 'Do You Like Rock Music?'. I really, desperately want to love it but can only bring myself to like it. My least favourite of their three albums, though 'No Lucifer' gets better with every listen.

As for The Great Skua: I'm afraid, to me, it sounds like a band who normally have singing doing a song without singing. Thoroughly unremarkable. They've got an instrumental early b-side ('Salty Waters'?) that's incredible: sounds like Sigur Ros but not shit.

In fact, their b-sides are excellent. 'Moley and Me' and 'The Smallest Church in Sussex' should most certainly be investigated by all.

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In fact, if the mainland home nations had fared a little better in their qualifying campaigns, we could have had a dream BSP/Franz Ferdinand/Manics lit-rock triple-header of team anthems.
The essential and immutable thingness of things being what it is, we'd actually get The Kooks, The Fratellis and Feeder.
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Note to owners of small venues who are about to host a proper rock band for the first time: you might want to think about some kind of crash barrier system.

Just, y'know, on the offchance that a few people might start lurching around when the music gets exciting. It will likely save you the trouble of having to deploy security staff into the front row of the crowd, halfway through a song.

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