yeah man this is the good shit!
The Los Campesinos! listening club: Sleeper hits for weeping dipshits! Hello Sadness starts at post 303!
title track is so fucking good oh my gOD I LOVE THIS ALBUM so fucking MUCH
this has reminded me i almost got a doe eyes tattoo a few years ago but it didn’t happen coz my emails were doing summat weird and blocking gmail addresses so i wasn’t getting the artists replies consistently. i thought she ghosted me coz she didn’t like my idea and didn’t want to do it
actually think Plan A is a good shot in the arm after the slow, vibey ending of We’ve Got Your Back. the real question is should 200-102 just be part of Straight in at 101? no
some people give themselves to religion
some people give themselves to a cause
some people give themselves to a lover
i have to give myself to goals
Their best record for me Clive - leaning darker, getting more bitter and definitely pushing the boundaries of their sound into something more mature. Each song has something incredibly cathartic; a really wonderful achievement.
“Let’s talk about you for a minute”, before a record that is of course Extremely Gareth, is my favourite opening line in any album ever.
i think in medias res is one of the greatest album openers of all time - perfectly sets out the stall for the rest of the record and one of my very favourites of gareth’s lyrics. the closing section gets me every time. i love it so much.
This was the last album I got round to listenening to. I drifted away from them after HONY and got back in between No Blues and Sick Scenes. As such I would have put it as my least favourite for a long time.
I kept listening though and it grew on me. It’s so, so good. The album is really dynamic and varied and each song goes different directions. Gareth’s voice sounds fuller, the music is incredible. Each song has bits I want to sing along scream out.
Very good album
Very tempted to get “I’ve learned more from toilet walls than I’ve learned from these words of yours” tattooed on me somewhere, but it’s a bit long, isn’t it, and having the word “toilet” on my skin doesn’t feel quite right. But it might be my favourite line from any LC! song ever
this is very surprising
Honestly dont understand it myself
I don’t think tattoos would suit me at all, but if they did I would be right there getting
So fucking on
And so fucking forth
We’ve got your back
Whatever that’s worth
I nearly got a tattoo of a wishbone in between my boobs because of LC! but decided if get my chest tattooed I want a big cohesive thing.
just remembered this fridge magnet i found in a charity shop and obviously picked up because of this record
favourite track on Romance is Boring
- In Medias Res
- There Are Listed Buildings
- Romance is Boring
- We’ve Got Your Back (Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown 2)
- (Plan A)
- Straight in at 101
- Who Fell Asleep In
- I Warned You: Do Not Make an Enemy of Me
- Heart Swells/100-1
- I Just Sighed. I Just Sighed, Just So You Know
- A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters From Me to Charlotte)
- The Sea is a Good Place to Think of the Future
- This is a Flag. There is No Wind
- Coda: A Burn Scar in the Shape of the Sooner State
score out of 10 for Romance is Boring
score out of 10 for All’s Well That Ends
man these song names are annoying, fair dos
Romance Is Boring is my favourite ever album
yeah its up there
Haven’t done much writing in this thread, but I finally got around to listening to the RIB remaster and thought I should share my thoughts.
I understand why people love this album and why for many it’s the band’s high point, but honestly, it doesn’t quite click for me. I think the one-two punch of Letters from me to Charlotte and The Sea is… is probably their greatest moment as a band and as song writers, but too much of the album is messy, noisy or annoying. Plan A is probably my most disliked LC track, an insta-skip, every time. The singles are fine but don’t excite me. It’s a good album (all their albums are good), but a flawed one.
They’re certainly absolutely bonkers on my phone, but I always quite liked the little internal references across their titles - Documented Minor Emotional Breakdowns and Heart Swells, etc