Algiers


#1

Rather enjoyed the debut, so interested to see how this turns out.


#2

Plus two UK gigs

June 6 - Brighton, UK – Patterns
June 7 - London, UK - Shacklewell Arms


#3

Very interested also. Iirc the debut was in my top 5 albums of 2015.


#4

found a rip of this. pretty good so far.


#5

update: it’s not bad, but I feel like this should be much better than it is. Maybe it’ll grow on me, but I wasn’t especially taken with their last album either.


#6

#7

I got round to listening to this today. I like it a lot. Possibly very a lot. Cry of the Martyrs is definitely a stand out at the moment.


#8

Yep, an incredible album. So many great tracks and sounds and stunning vocals. Wanna hear it live now!

A little late discovering Algiers, so need to dig into the debut album too.


#9

God damn it Pitchfork

It’s very good, love the song Animals in particular


#10

A brilliant album. Looking forward to further listens. I came across them accidentally when they supported Viet Cong at The Scala a few years ago. Great live too.


#11

Proper band


#12

Viet Cong + Algiers = Winning Combo

Was Matt Tong playing with Algiers by then?

Viet Cong/Preoccupations is another band I need to see, particularly having had to miss their Oval Space gig. I’m assuming they were great live too, right?


#13

I don’t know if he was playing to be honest. I hadn’t heard of Algiers before but it was just luck that we decided to get an overpriced can at The Scala and see the support than a pub pint. Viet Cong were good but Algiers were better live probably as I wasn’t expecting such a good support act. Unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to see them live subsequently.


#14

I found it interesting how many of the other positive reviews were essentially coming at it from Pitchfork’s “Is it timely a relevant?” angle, while Pitchfork acknowledged that it is timely and relevant… but not enough and not hitting with enough impact.


#15

Ah, bless the Scala and its all too tempting, overpriced cans! Those cans knew best.


#16

Warm cans of Red Stripe for £5.

Should be the slogan for The Scala.


#17

There’s nothing more refreshing in a hot gig venue, where the walls are sweating as much as the punters. Delicious, warm Red Stripe.


#18

Club Tropi-Scala where the drinks are warm…

(Sorry - drifting off topic here. Algiers are still awesome.)


#19

#20

Community room of the brudenell? Crikey