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Clare Stemp

Member Since Saturday, 19 December 2009
Last here Monday, 18 March 2019
Last post 29 Jul 2014

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20 Dec 2011

This is Richard who wrote the review, by the way. Just realised I'm logged in as someone else!

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20 Dec 2011

Hi Emma, thank you for a very thought-provoking and considered comment. I can see where you're coming from. I have to say, I've seen Ste live a couple of times and been very impressed by his passion and energy but I don't feel that really translates into interesting music on record. Also, in my experience he was very much preaching to the converted, but then what do you expect when you go out on the Leeds/Manchester queer scene? I guess for me the lack of humanity in the song is the issue. I understand what you're saying about the subject matter being reflected in the lyrics but I think I may just disagree with his take on this subject. Are people losing their humanity or are they being dehumanised and having their humanity taken away by a political and economic system that just wants to squeeze as much out of them as possible? To me, the lyrics and in particular the sneering vocal (which I know is very much Ste's singing style) seem to put the blame on ordinary people. Basically, I don't hear any compassion in this song and for me, especially in the current climate, that's a big turn off.

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13 Nov 2011

That's weird, I was reading all about the Friedberger last week as I knew little about the Fiery Furnaces, and I thought "I wonder what her new album will be like?". Reflecting on this comment immediately, I've realised that isn't weird at all, it was a highly predictable thought.

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9 Jun 2011

I am sickened by how good this is.

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6 Mar 2011

Best Album: Beach House - Teen Dream Best Single: Acapella - Kelis Best Band: Beach House Best Solo Artist: Cocknbullkid mmmmmhot Best Video: MEN - Off Our Backs Best Album Artwork: MEN - Talk About Body Worst Album: The Script - Science and Faith Worst Single: I Want To Be A Billionaire - A C*** Worst Band: Mumford and Sons Best Dressed: Hunx and His Punx Worst Dressed: Mumford and his many deformed Sons Best Newcomer: MEN Legend: David Bowie Best Floor-Filler: Acapella - Kelis Best Live Act: Beach House Best Website: Soundblab lolzzzard

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24 Jun 2010

TOO LONG

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18 May 2010

Accurate description of the drummer as "handsome". Bravo. The rest was accurate too, but mainly this.

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