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Old 08-18-2007, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rilo Kiley "Under the Blacklight"


Label: Warner Bros. Records
Release Date: August 17th - 21st 2007
Genre: Pop
Tracklist:
1. Silver Lining
2. Close Call
3. The Moneymaker
4. Breakin' Up
5. Under The Blacklight
6. Dreamworld
7. Dejalo
8. 15
9. Smoke Detector
10. The Angels Hung Around
11. Give A Little Love






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Old 08-18-2007, 06:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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oh god disgusting.


disgustingly accurate
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah honestly, this wasn't even a disappointment, this was a "Who the **** is this?" the only songs that don't remarkably blow are "moneymaker" and "smoke detector" but this is a problem that is:
1. Rare
2. Something we can blame the Beatles for
3. And misguidedly arrogant.

I wouldn't say this happens to a lot of bands. More often than not they just put out mediocre boredom, or mail it in but the last occurrence I can remember of something like this happening was Jewels 0304. And while they never come out and say it I have to imagine there idiot reasoning goes something like this:

"well if we like the music, why shouldn't we make it?" to which i might respond that no one is faulting you for making it, but releasing it as an album is punishable by death. Bands occasionally forget that when you have a band name people are expecting a sound, or at least an ethos, and when you do something like we've seen here it comes off as, well for one thing its a rip off but secondly I think people see it as a "we can do no wrong mentality."

"you mena you put this **** out as Rilo Kiley and expected us to buy it? **** you"

And I mention the Beatles because as one writer once put it "there the reason your favorite band always wants to change its sound" and its true, but even the Beatles had the good sense to release it under a different name, even if that didn't come to fruition.

Edit: By the way, you review was great. I can't wait to see how greatly this fails. Im sure the sons of those who fetish'ed the B side of Tattoo You will rear there ugly head but otherwise I think this will lead to a revolt and a movement toward the elected.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What annoys me most is the rilo kiley fans who do like it who criticize the rilo kiley fans who don't like it. Seriously I don't think their is any denying they sold out and that they changed directions for worse. Some of these fans of it are ridiculous and say such thing as: "Rilo Kiley have changed their sound with every album", "they're happier now, so they're going to make happier music" I mean they never really changed their sound much per album, sure there was some slight experimentations with More Adventurous but that was just them dabbling in country and happier? Rilo Kiley have never been a Joy Division. Its so ridiculous, and i'm also tired of being referred to an "elitist indie fan" for my criticism against it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I read that in one of the iTunes reviews and I was like "oh jesus another 'i liked their earlier stuff' crowd that throw that out to fit in" but this was just...I really have no idea how this made it to post production without someone going "um...wtf is this." I mean selling out is a stretch.
This.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well look at who the producers were, Jason Lader and Mike Elizondo, who've given us such artists as Gwen Stefani, and 50 Cent. I was kind of expecting some bad things but this was shockingly bad. I thought they would maintain some facade of being the same band. I hope it doesn't sell and its just a flop, that way they'll probably go right back to the studio and try and salvage some of their ever disappearing credibility.
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You'd think this was posted in the mod cave. No one else has anything to say about this album? I mean, it has to be one of the largest impacts in the indie world.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:43 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I listened to it and I honestly don't see what has you so riled up. It's fun, unpretentious pop music. The only song that genuinely sucks is The moneymaker. Lewis has a great voice and sings really well. It's not a memorable album, but have they ever made one?
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I listened to it and I honestly don't see what has you so riled up. It's fun, unpretentious pop music. The only song that genuinely sucks is The moneymaker. Lewis has a great voice and sings really well. It's not a memorable album, but have they ever made one?
I was about to argue then I remembered you were a Mika fan...
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