New album soon as well. Very much looking forward to that.
Really enjoyed seeing them live previously, so I'll be going along to the Cardiff gig I reckon.
I have also pre-ordered the album, and it's going to be gooooood.
so feel like I really should make the effort and go to the Glasgow date
Is it me or are there less threads about BSP than there used to be?
Really good to see this band back in operation, they're a one off!
worse with each album. One I would disagree with strongly. I think Valhalla Dancehall was their best album to date !
I used to dislike the majority of Hamilton's songs but Cleaning Out The Room is an absolute blinder. Only beaten on that EP by Bear.
Better than DYLRM? IMO
I've not heard Valhalla Dancehall because I was so disappointed with the afore-mentioned embarrassment of an album but I'd love them to make something even close to how good I expected them to become when they first started out...
It's like Open Season but a bit louder. What's everyone got against it?
It's just my least favourite.
Open Season had at least seven or eight really strong really memorable songs.
DYLRM? is utterly utterly dull and utterly utterly forgettable with the single (Waving Flags, I think) the only time anything even vaguely interesting happens.
Lights Out For Darker Skies and No Lucifer are great too, and the last three tracks form a lovely Yo La Tengo-esque slow burn finish.
The middle section is dull though and that's what lets it down.
I was listening to the album just the other day, I always forget how great A Trip Out and Down On The Ground and Atom are.
they just grabbed me so instantly and have stayed with me so long that I can't work out what a BSP fan wouldn't like about those tracks
British Sea Power are one of my favourite bands, but I just find those three all bluster... I don't know what else to say, I just don't think they're very good.
I love Waving Flags though. Horses for courses I guess.
DYLRM challenges Decline for their best album for me - it's only Waving Flags and Canvey Island that at all let it down, and they both still have awesomely unusual subject matter and everything. Lights Out and A Trip Out might be two of my favourite rock songs and No Need To Cry might be the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.
Open Season is kinda boring to me, as an aside
I found it really dull compared to Decline and DYLRM at first, but it just clicked after a few listens. There's not really much separating the first 3 albums for me. I really like Valhalla as well but as a whole it's just not quite up there with the others.
but this doesn't mean that they're not still really good.
When that is one of the greatest indie-rock records of the 21st century
by some distance their best record.
So I'll be going to that one for free. Awesome.
2. Once More Now
3. Fear Of Drowning
4. Please Stand Up
5. Waving Flags
People not putting Lately as their number one... just don't bother, alright.
How Will I Ever Find My Way Home?
Apologies To Insect Life
Favours In The Beetroot Fields
Lately just missed out, DON'T HURT ME. Mongk II just missed out as well.
Homegame/Gnomegame is on that day. I've been dying to see BSP for a few years now.
over the last few years. I think they excel at subtly reinventing themselves with each record, and each release has a lot of depth. I'll often find a new favorite BSP song off of one of the old albums. I'm really psyched for Machineries of Joy. The EP series they released last year probably had enough keepers for two albums so it will be interesting to see what makes the grade.
Current Top Five:
Cleaning Out the Rooms
Like a Honeycomb
The Land Beyond
Don't have any particular hate for DYLRM- does have a weak middle maybe, but lots of good on there too. I'd say their best album after Decline might well be Man of Aran actually. Or possibly a theoretical 2 disc B sides collection (they have a lot of really strong b sides)
They have so much great material that I'm not too fussed about which albums are my favourites. I skip around the discography a bit.
but think the other records are all great, my faveourite has to be Open Season though.
It ended on a oily stage