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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Quickie Reviews: Lily Allen

Lily Allen: It’s Not Me, It’s You is a musically intriguing little pop confection with a slightly intellectual core. Sometimes when Ms. Allen gets up too high on her horse the songs fall flat, but for the most part she leaves sociological observations left to those who can actually do it and just observes her […]

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Tonight It Will Be Off With Their Heads in Perfect Symmetry

Today, because I have a lot free time due to a snow day (still had classes this morning, but I won’t go into that) I’m going to write-up a review of Franz Ferdinand’s new album and re-review Keane and the Kaiser Chiefs third albums. However the format is going to be a little different, mainly […]

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » A Fear of Good Days and Bad Days (A Terribly Late Review)

I’ve been a bit neglectful of this blog for which I apologize. There hasn’t been that much to review and the last review I did write, I forgot to post here. Again, sorry for the lack of entries, all will be made up for soon(ish). Anywho, here’s a review I wrote over a month ago. […]

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » A Review (Because I Couldn’t Come Up With a Clever Title That Included Both Album Titles

As promised, my review of Off With Their Heads and Perfect Symmetry. Not as much bashing as I thought there would be, but still rather good if you ask me. Originally Off With Their Heads and Perfect Symmetry were suppose to be released on the same day. It was going to be an absolute bonanza […]

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Pop Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word

We’re studying secondary dominants in theory right now and Prof. Long has been making a lot quippy remarks about pop music. Today however was the cherry on the sundae. I feel I should mention that Prof. Long is a composer and holds a fancy doctorate in something pertaining to music (I don’t remember whether it’s […]

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Spiralling in Lucid Dreams But I Never Miss a Beat

[On a side note, before I even start the entry: God I’m so clever] “Spiralling” – Keane Keane has always had the potential to be incredibly emo. The band’s lyrics are incredibly depressing, even when the song itself is in a major key. What stops Keane from being the emo kings is the main song […]

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Watch Your Phraseology!

A few months ago I wrote an entry about a line from the Proclaimers’ song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” were I explained what a certain couplet meant because I didn’t know what it meant and found the definition interesting. Well, I’m going to do the exact same thing with another song, this time by […]

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Signatures

Sorry for the lack of updates. Not much happening in this part of my life really. However the fall is going to see lots of reviews which I plan on putting up here. Anyway, apologies for the lateness of posting this particular entry. Busy week and all that. I wasn’t really that excited about seeing […]

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Miller is Haunting Me

This is a bit out of character for this blog (completely in character for my other blogs), so I apologize if it sounds less than scholarly. This past fall, while taking Rock/Soul/Progressive, one of the books we were required to read was Flowers in the Dustbin by James Miller. Everyone in the class agreed that […]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Anglo-Audiophile: The Reviews » Radio, Radio: A Follow Up of Sorts

I’m nearly done reading On the Radio: Music Radio in Britain and, taking into account that the book was published in 1989, this is my conclusion: Blandness creates blandness. The author often sights the British public’s complaint of radio being bland and not offering enough variety. Radio, including BBC and ILRs, then retort that the […]