Preoccupations


#101

Damn Norman Records did not hold back on their pre-order page which the band put a direct link to


#102

Fucks sake, I applied for that job and THATS what they hired? Get fucked.


#103

That’s pretty poor form from NR


#104

yeah I quite like Norman and while their honesty can be refreshing, these guys feel like a bit of an odd target for such ire.


#105

Didn’t love the last album, but to say it’s the worst thing they’ve ever heard is beyond hyperbole


#106

I don’t mind the occasional sarky review, this Jamie XX one springs to mind for example:

But when they’ve clearly arranged to have them as a stockist in advance as part of the album announcement it’s a bit weird. Surely someone their who likes the band could have written it?


#107

Bloody hate that Jamie xx review too tbqh: comes across as more of a checklist of the reviewer’s cultural and social prejudices than anything to do with the music.


#108

the sentiment is bang on though. what a turd of a record that is


#109

Norman Records can be quite funny. But it’s a bit weird that a music shop is that elitist and snarky

“Buy this from us - show how you’ve got terrible taste in music.”


#110

New single! Fucking brilliant this. Kind of Talking Heads vibes at the start.


#111

listened a couple times to the album now, IT’S VERY 80’s

I also only really considered once I had the whole thing that it’s actually called “New Material”

This fucking band man


#112

Enjoying the singles but think I’ll get most out of them in album context.


#113

Hmmm, I really really want to like this, but it’s not grabbing me at the moment. None of the new stuff is.


#114

Thats a shame. I felt like that with the first single, but i much prefer this one. For me, they havn’t matched the s/t Viet Cong album yet though.


#115

They set the bar high with that one.

I think the last album comes close though.


#116

Preoccupations was the closest in quality yet to Public Strain. New singles haven’t set my world alight yet but I’m sure the album as a whole will be excellent.


#117
  • Women
  • Preoccupations
  • Cindy Lee/ Androgynous Mind

0 voters


#118

Posthumous Chris Reimer album


#119

Its a close run thing between Preoccupations and Women - had a lot of time for Women live and both LPs but Viet Cong is a cut above and Preoccupations is a strong follow up despite what the Norman Records reviewer might have said


#120

That Norman records reviewer had clearly had a bad week. Maybe their pretty stick insect had just died or something and they needed an opportunity to lash out against the cruel and godless universe.