the quietus : the new look

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I like the new look but then again I would.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

feeling grumpy that they removed the old comments on the "about us" section as sadly thats where i got a lot of referral hits from.

mark e, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

I think that's the whole program on the you-tube links.
Watch it! It is very very very funny, and more.

bidfurd, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 20:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

So what do you think about Motörhead and Maiden t-shirts in Top Shop?

Don’t get me started on that. Part of me thinks it’s great, if the people wearing them actually check it out. But I know they won’t, because to them it’s like a fashion accessory. And I feel like grabbing hold of them and going “HOW MANY FUCKING MOTORHEAD ALBUMS DO YOU OWN? NAME ME ONE SONG OTHER THAN ACE OF SPADES BY MOTORHEAD! NAME ME FIVE IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS! NOWWWWW!” I know it’s their registered trademark and they’re getting paid, but as a Metal fan who loves Maiden and Motorhead who saw them recently – I’m not one of those old bastards who go “Oh yeah, I saw them on the Number Of The Beast tour”, I still go out and see these bands because I love them – it pisses me off.

Chris Needham IS the UK Alex in NYC.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 21:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Don't like the way they've replaced the full-post RSS feed entries with just the article titles.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 10 July 2008 13:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Odd he should think that Lemmy or Bruce Dickinson should give a toss about whether he thinks, let alone what he thinks.

Dingbod Kesterson, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

And I feel like grabbing hold of them and going “HOW MANY FUCKING MOTORHEAD ALBUMS DO YOU OWN? NAME ME ONE SONG OTHER THAN ACE OF SPADES BY MOTORHEAD! NAME ME FIVE IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS! NOWWWWW!”

I've never seen anyone actually do this in real life, just talk about it, but it seems like the obvious response is "I don't care at all about the band, I just wear this to annoy self-important douchebags who use their taste in music as a personality substitute"

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes, but do you actually do that?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'd like to see more people carry this approach over to other articles of clothing. "HOW DARE YOU WEAR A LANSING LUGNUTS CAP?!?!?! HOW MANY GAMES HAVE YOU BEEN TO?!?! NAME THEIR STARTING INFIELD!!!!"

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

This happens in football all the time.

Matt DC, Thursday, 10 July 2008 14:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

NAME ME THREE SPURS FA CUP FINAL SINGLES! NOWWWWW!

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

suppose to be the online Mojo or Uncut

oh crikey, don't tell them that! that's exactly *not* what they're trying to be.

CharlieNo4, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

(if anything, it's the online stool pigeon)

CharlieNo4, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

(if anything, it's the online stool pigeon)

whose own online setup has improved a lot recently.

mark e, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's a low blow Charlie!

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Why doesn't the online stool pigeon use unreadable text and background colour combinations? Or, rather, why do they bother with a print stool pigeon?

Bocken Social Scene, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is it just my browser or is there meant to be that much Times New Roman all over the front page? Kind of ugly.

Matt DC, Thursday, 10 July 2008 15:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

move over girl talk

mark e, Thursday, 24 July 2008 14:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

I recognised Nate Dogg and "Today's The Day For You To Stop Love" by George Jones, but nothing else.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Thursday, 24 July 2008 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

surely we can ace it between us...

CharlieNo4, Thursday, 24 July 2008 14:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

move over girl talk

-- mark e

Um Mark, Osymyso was doing this stuff years before you or I or anyone else knew who Girl Talk was

DJ Mencap, Thursday, 24 July 2008 18:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

i know - but girl talk gets all the press these days ..

mark e, Thursday, 24 July 2008 19:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

hence why dj food dropped his stuff into this fantastic mashup aural document.

mark e, Thursday, 24 July 2008 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt5fAU7tNxY

Bodrick III, Thursday, 24 July 2008 20:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

eek:

Dear all,

as of today The Quietus is no longer part of the joint venture deal with DrownedinSound and Sky. This obviously has major repercussions for The Quietus in both long and short term. Firstly, we'd ask anyone who has outstanding unpaid invoices to email them over to us within the next 24 hours so that we can make sure you're paid in full for work that has already been published. Secondly, as far as we're concerned this is not the end of The Quietus. With your help we've managed to achieve 40,000 unique users and 157,000 page views a month (that's a lot, for the webshy) since April and, more importantly, published some of the best music journalism that the British bit of the internet has yet seen. We're in discussions with various people to try and find a way of carrying on with The Quietus as an independent and financially viable entity. If you could get in touch with John and I about work already commissioned or with any questions you might have that would be a great help.

Thanks for all your hard work and support thus far,

J0hn D0r4n & Luk3 Turn3r

I wish them well - I've really enjoyed it so far.

CharlieNo4, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

in before LBZC

Just got offed, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

published some of the best music journalism that the British bit of the internet has yet seen.

Could someone link to any of this plz.

Raw Patrick, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Maybe someone had better tell Los Campensinos' and Belle and Sebastian's lawyers about SWells referring to them as p43dos which I'm pretty sure counts as criminal libel...

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

...unless it's true!!?!?!??!?!?!?1/1//1/!

Raw Patrick, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

There's no point now though, Doran's got no money anymore.

Scik Mouthy, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

"anymore"

Marcello Carlin, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

Well, yeah.

Scik Mouthy, Monday, 18 August 2008 14:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Has Swells run so short of targets that he's hitting out at bands' legal representatives now?

CharlieNo4, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

doran stanky rich

Just got offed, Monday, 18 August 2008 15:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I agree with it to the extent that undergrads are attracted to Manchester because of its music scene, but that's hardly a searing insight is it.

Neil S, Monday, 15 September 2008 19:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

saying 'the wire' is like 'hill street blues' meets 'the great american novel' (like what, saul bellow? philip roth? not seeing it homes) is just ignorant bullshit.

is it really so bad that undergrads find this city appealing because of its music? no worse than londoners who affect to be interested in the psychogeography of the east end or whatever.

special guest stars mark bronson, Monday, 15 September 2008 19:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

No, it's not bad, you're right. And a lot of crap gets talked about a lot of cities' music scenes, Manchester perhaps only marginally more than anywhere else.

Neil S, Monday, 15 September 2008 19:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

Standard manc 'everything is shit' cynicism, just directed at Manchester not everything outside of Manchester, for once.

Just about sums the piece up, really.

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 07:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

A whole generation of walking lists, that’s what they’ve become: mention The Stooges or Scott Walker on your mySpace page and you’ve made it.

It’s as if the whole ethos of ‘Rock & Roll’- the whole fuck-what-came-before, daringly primitive and unabashed idiocy of it all is the one thing from the past that nobody can locate: not truly anyway; that, in reality, nobody wants to find.

For like lads huddled round the damp porno mag in the six - week holidays, or girls gawking at Big Brother bodies, the real thing might just be a bit too much to handle and live with: better the surface, the page, the TV, the comfort of make-believe.

The Slash My Father Wrote (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

haha

your worst fucking nightmare (special guest stars mark bronson), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

Seriously I kind of wish I had the self-confidence to baldly proclaim that there was no contemporary music out there that 'understood' the 'ethos' of 'rock'n'roll' without pause for thought that maybe it might be me not looking hard enough. It would make me more of a dick but I would like to have a holiday in that mindset

The Slash My Father Wrote (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

For like lads huddled round the damp porno mag in the six - week holidays, it was all for a dare so there was no consumnation involved

The Slash My Father Wrote (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Did anyone watch Massive on BBC3 on Sunday night? This in a nutshell.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

no. but i meant to.
its still available iplayer - worthy of a look nick ?

mark e, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

It was pretty horrific.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

ahh, it was one of those that could have gone either way.
shame.

mark e, Tuesday, 16 September 2008 09:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

this thing abt a 'social contract' still seems weird to me. if you dont like it, dont read it

D-40, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Doran - love Thequietus, really appreciate the balance between my old punk/post-punk faves and new artists. I'd gladly spend some dosh to support the site, why don't you offer up some compilation CDs or something?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 19:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cheers dude! Much appreciated.

We're actually going to do a thing with limited run vinyl next year but we've got to wait until we can do a really good job of it.

We'd love to do an annual or a quarterly but again, we'd only do it if we could put out something really well produced.

Death To False Camp (Doran), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

'Girlfriend In A Medieval Torture Instrument'

Death To False Camp (Doran), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Okay this is now the second thread in which we've been creating Morrissey/Maiden song titles in the last two days. Impressive ILM.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

It'll never happen. Bringing your daughter to the slaughter is death for no reason, and death for no reason is murder.

Geirge Hongriot (NickB), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

Run To The Hillside Desolate

Death To False Camp (Doran), Wednesday, 31 August 2011 20:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

When did Thequietus do away with comments? Was there something that precipitated it or just an acknowledgement that they weren't very useful?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I just noticed that today. Maybe it's still available if you have an account? There are 56 comments for this recent article but I can't see them since I'm not logged in.

Dinsdale, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:16 (one year ago) Permalink

For good? Recently. Within the last fortnight. Nothing in particular. It was essentially left to me to moderate them and after a decade of near constant unpleasantness and tons of spam I'd just had enough.

We had a trial run a couple of years ago and I outlined the reasons for a short piece in the Guardian.

We've had a few ideas on how to improve the situation but for all the effort it's going to take I just don't see the point.

Doran, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:15 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

maybe i don't visit often enough but this is an... odd review right?

http://thequietus.com/articles/24917-drake-scorpion-album-review

devvvine, Monday, 16 July 2018 14:42 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah that is odd. Tommy Monroe's two other reviews are equally strange, not sure what the deal is

ufo, Monday, 16 July 2018 14:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

bring your kid to work day was my first guess

devvvine, Monday, 16 July 2018 14:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

huh...

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Monday, 16 July 2018 14:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

that was too harsh of me but just seems very off the house style

devvvine, Monday, 16 July 2018 15:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

loool, i smell jolly japes here tbh

imago, Monday, 16 July 2018 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Terrible review. Sounds like the writer is describing a can of Pepsi they’re drinking. Absolutely tells you nothing about how it sounds or content etc

Ross, Monday, 16 July 2018 15:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

Finally, early Pitchfork reviewing is back in vogue

PaulTMA, Monday, 16 July 2018 16:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

that's a joke guys

ogmor, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

if it's a joke, they've been playing the long con https://twitter.com/TommyMonroe_

devvvine, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

Men that allow other men walk through the door first are the real gentlemen.

— T O M M Y (@TommyMonroe_) July 16, 2018

:D

imago, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

Pusha T has a discography filled with lyrics about drugs. On “The Game We Play,” he gives a shoutout the drug dealers—the people behind the scenes— “the names they fade”. This song is for people like El Chapo. ”This is the drug money your ex nigga claim he made” will have many girlfriends asking their man why he isn’t making drug money. With the message behind this song, he shows respect for drug dealers, and the profession (Yes, the profession) of drug dealing.

devvvine, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

i was certain it was a joke but reading through his twitter TL it really seems like a long and weird way to go for some simple-ass parody

imago, Monday, 16 July 2018 17:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

it would usually have to be funny to be a successful parody really

Gâteau Superstar (dog latin), Monday, 16 July 2018 22:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

As The Quietus sometimes does Mr. Agreeable reboots it's no surprise that it's intended humour has a tendency to leave one's sides intact

PaulTMA, Monday, 16 July 2018 22:36 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

back with a banger...

Travis Scott invites a league of top-rate collaborators to the album. Unlike most artists who would like to utilize featured guests to the maximum, Scott takes a different approach. There are many contributors on the album, some even unmentioned. The interesting thing about his approach is, on songs like ‘Stop Trying To Be God’, ‘Skeletons’, and ‘Yosemite’ for example, not all the guests play major vocal roles in singing as they might usually do. This genius approach by Scott leads to a blend of so many sounds, vocals that act as condiments on these songs.

http://thequietus.com/articles/25096-travis-scott-astroworld-review

devvvine, Monday, 27 August 2018 16:42 (six months ago) Permalink

this guy keeps following and unfollowing me on twitter and i'm like......my dude

austinb, Monday, 27 August 2018 22:46 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://thequietus.com/articles/25121-graham-lambkin-interview

nice write up on Graham Lambkin

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:35 (six months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Happy 10th Anniversary!
The Top 100 Albums Of The Quietus' Existence, As Picked By tQ's Writers

willem, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 09:23 (five months ago) Permalink

Nothing Important is in my decade top 2 as well! Good shout Quietus

imago, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 09:24 (five months ago) Permalink

superb stuff; great list and an awesome number 1

looking forward to delving into all the records i hadn't heard b4 (after revisiting field of reeds first :) )

nxd, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 09:30 (five months ago) Permalink

interesting list at the very least with the occasional completely bizarre pick, like i would have never imagined the quietus would rep for travis scott's birds in the trap sing mcknight, of all things?

ufo, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 09:55 (five months ago) Permalink

agree with a lot on the list but the travis pick is ludicrous, especially considering all the artists he ripped off have made better albums/tapes. the us rap picks being kendrick/kanye/travis/death grips is so "i don't like rap but _____", really just missing run the jewels.

devvvine, Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:20 (five months ago) Permalink

great site for 10 years

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:59 (five months ago) Permalink

ah reading again this list was voted on by everyone who's ever contributed to the site, unlike the end of year lists which are compiled only by the 5 core staff. that explains why it's in some ways a lot less distinctive than i would have expected for a quietus list, but still doesn't explain travis scott showing up

ufo, Thursday, 4 October 2018 07:33 (five months ago) Permalink

that claim can't be true cos I contributed a few reviews to the quietus and they never contacted me for this article, the bastards :)

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 4 October 2018 07:54 (five months ago) Permalink

that claim can't be true cos I contributed a few reviews to the quietus and they never contacted me for this article, the bastards :)

ditto, but without the emoji.

mark e, Thursday, 4 October 2018 08:20 (five months ago) Permalink


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