Massive Attack Dublin

I recently picked up my tickets to see Massive Attack in Dublins Olympia Theatre, and to catch up on some tunes I dialed in to the very cool Grooveshark. I normally shy away from buying compilation or ‘best of’ albums so hadn’t ever got Collected. So given the opportunity to do some catching up on some old school and more recent Massive Attack I decided to give it a listen on Grooveshark. In doing so I came across a tune I’d never heard before – the very cool ‘Live with Me’ which was recorded especially for Collected. Check it out below. That’ll be one of the last times I skip past a best of album!

*** UPDATE *** I’ve posted some video of the Massive Attack Dublin gig on my blog.

Ian Brown – The World Is Yours – Review

The fact that this is appearing here and not in Davies Music Corner gives a hint of what’s to come. If it were any good, it would be in the latter location, not here on the world renowned blog of mark stanley. No.

Uncut sum it up nicely in their review – some snippets from that review in keyword format: lyrical platitudes and flat-footed arrangements, a fairly conservative mix of choppy guitars and programmed strings, melodic grace and lyrical epiphanies are in short supply, half-realised potential …. you get the idea.

Pity then, in a way, that I’m going to see him in a tent in Dublins Phoenix Park on Sunday. Last time I saw him in Dublins Olympia to support the release of Solarized, it was an excellent gig. In fact it was more of a Stone Roses gig than an Ian Brown one thanks to all the tracks of the former they played. Didn’t bother me – they rocked. If that happens this time we’ll be ok. If they play this latest drivel, I’ll be packing up my belongings and running away with the circus.