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stoffaboy
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32 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2016 :  19:39:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that the music press are starting to publish head carrier reviews, I thought that we could keep a record of them here.

I've seen 2 so far ( which I will try and attach later)

Mojo magazine featured HC as its main review 4/5 with lots of praise.

Uncut magazine gave it 6/10 in a pithy little review harking on about how it's not the same without Kim Deal.

Will be getting Q later so will report back.

Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
646 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2016 :  23:38:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My respect for Uncut magazine dropped a bit during the Catholics days. The cool kids of Uncut were championing Wilco, Lambchop, Ryan Adams, American Music Club into the Americana alt country scene. DITS and BLD were 2 of the best examples of this genre but they were not accepted. Frank Black alt country? You joking? They said. But now it's back to Pixies I guess it's not Pixies without Kim Deal - what do you gotta do to get into the club?
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11533 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2016 :  09:23:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stoffaboy

Will be getting Q later so will report back.


No review, but there is a very interesting interview with BF.
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2016 :  15:52:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Carl

quote:
Originally posted by stoffaboy

Will be getting Q later so will report back.


No review, but there is a very interesting interview with BF.



Did this interview or any of the reviews ever get published online?
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
11533 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2016 :  14:12:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by natenate101

Did this interview or any of the reviews ever get published online?


Well it's the new issue of Q, if you can seek that out. Unless somebody wants to scan it?

Edited by - Carl on 09/07/2016 14:14:23
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pixie punk
* Dog in the Sand *

2474 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2016 :  02:51:09  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://infraredmag.com/music-review-pixies-head-carrier/ No mention of any of the songs we haven't heard yet...

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peter radiator
= Cult of Ray =

USA
552 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2016 :  08:45:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pixie punk

http://infraredmag.com/music-review-pixies-head-carrier/


"His solo records were fairly received, but never showcased much growth or ambition."

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

W. T. F.?

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sdon
= Cult of Ray =

France
527 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2016 :  09:15:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
TOTY and The Golem showcased much ambition
FMRM showcased much growth

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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
771 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  06:15:13  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by peter radiator

quote:
Originally posted by pixie punk

http://infraredmag.com/music-review-pixies-head-carrier/


"His solo records were fairly received, but never showcased much growth or ambition."

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

W. T. F.?

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"Real music is out there and real people are making it." ~ Webb Wilder




Jesus effing Christ

This is why we can't have nice things.



My density has popped me to you.

Edited by - johnnyribcage on 09/11/2016 09:14:37
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1520 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  07:14:42  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a fake name?
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

604 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  07:27:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Reads like he wrote the review having heard only the few tracks made available to everyone. Don't think mocking his looks does much either being honest.
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
771 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  09:13:12  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry - that was rude of me. My bad.



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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
771 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2016 :  09:14:53  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I edited / deleted it.



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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2016 :  07:59:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.list.co.uk/article/84613-pixies-head-carrier/

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/09/pixies_debut_new_bassist_with.html

http://www.mondosonoro.com/criticas/discos-musica/pixies-head-carrier/

Seems like most reviews this far are in the 6-7/10 range, or a C+\B- type of grade.

Edited by - natenate101 on 09/14/2016 08:03:28
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peter radiator
= Cult of Ray =

USA
552 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2016 :  08:23:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "music writer" from the Cleveland paper has no business "reviewing" this record.

He can't even be bothered to get basic, well-reported facts of the band's chronology right, and clearly is barely aware of their output.

He offers no real insight of any kind, and seems quite happy to do so.

Why do goofballs like this get an opportunity to hear the album in advance? It is almost a forgone conclusion that it won't strike their fancy, and that will result in a lackluster "score" with little bearing on the reality of the release itself.

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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

664 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2016 :  05:51:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm amazed the album hasn't leaked yet with all the advance copies going out to reviewers.
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stoffaboy
- FB Fan -

32 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2016 :  06:20:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louder than war magazine published in th UK today gave the album 9/10
Very positive review.
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pixie punk
* Dog in the Sand *

2474 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2016 :  01:23:44  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.americanpancake.com/2016/09/album-review-pixies-head-carrier.html?m=1 Great review here.

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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

664 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2016 :  02:52:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow after reading that one I am all FIRED UP again. Can't wait for it!
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stoffaboy
- FB Fan -

32 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2016 :  02:56:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Q magazine in the uk gave another positive one 4/5 !
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
771 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2016 :  11:25:36  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm with you Sprite!

Hot damn that pancake review has me stoked! T minus 13 days!!!



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Ten Percenter
- FB Enquirer -

United Kingdom
1731 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  01:17:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Head Carrier is now appearing on Metacritic- a score of 66 after the first four reviews (not bad considering the score of 35 from Under the Radar):

http://www.metacritic.com/music/head-carrier/pixies


"I had finally reached bedrock, and was dangerously addicted to Grand Duchy. Luckily Dean checked me in to the Petits Fours Clinic"
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

664 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  04:07:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I went into WHSmith yesterday to check out the Q and Mojo interviews. Couldn't find either of them in the music magazines section :(
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

374 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  04:20:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah that pancake review is jubilant. It feels like HC has a chance to be in the top five of your favorite Pixies albums, instead of automatically #6 or 7
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
646 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  04:30:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah metacritic...where meatloaf outscores pixies
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peter radiator
= Cult of Ray =

USA
552 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  06:05:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with much of what the Pancake guy says.

"Plaster of Paris" seems really out of place on this record. The sound of the guitars is drastically different from the general feel of the rest of the album, FBF's vocals seem like they come from a totally different sort of fellow, and they are treated differently as well.

It's hard to explain just why, but the entire mood, vocal delivery and the style of guitar playing reminds me a great deal of early (1976-1979) Talking Heads.

There's a lot of mid-'80s K Records in there as well.

It's not a bad song, it's just so incongruous with the rest of the record that it makes me wonder why it was not relegated to a more similar sounding group of songs from the sessions (i.e., a follow-up EP) - unless of course, it is a complete outlier and does not sound or feel particularly like anything else they tracked this time out.

As short as the record already is, I actually think I might like the running order of HC better if "Plaster of Paris" was simply not included.

Again, not a bad song, just a peculiar curveball to throw into the mix. There are other curveballs in there, too, but they are less extreme and fit better with the totality of the record.

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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2016 :  20:05:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.theskinny.co.uk/music/reviews/albums/pixies-head-carrier
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pixie punk
* Dog in the Sand *

2474 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2016 :  01:29:31  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.npr.org/2016/09/22/494263939/first-listen-pixies-head-carrier

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jake3
- FB Fan -

United Kingdom
139 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2016 :  02:36:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pixie punk

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/22/494263939/first-listen-pixies-head-carrier

PUERTO RICO PIXIE



Woah... the play button in the top left literally plays the whole album - I've just listened to it all! First impressions:

- The opening three (which we’ve all heard) are ridiculously good.
- ‘Talent’ and the ‘Tenement Song’ sound better in the context of the album.
- I have a feeling ‘Oona' may take a couple of listens.
- ‘All I Think About Now’ is really very good! An album highlight for sure.
- 'Plaster of Paris' is a very enjoyable listen.
- The compression is ALL CONSUMING and makes the album far more difficult to listen to than it should ever be. It’ll turn people off on here I’m sure. WHY?!
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billgoodman
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Netherlands
5174 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2016 :  03:13:08  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Wow, wow, wow.

This is a weird little record. It's a bit like SVN FNGRS, and a bit Bossanova I guess.

New Wave, classic rock, indie, surf.

Way better than IC and I think I like it better than some of his solo records too.


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BF: Mag ik Engels spreken?
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johnnyribcage
= Cult of Ray =

USA
771 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2016 :  03:20:59  Show Profile  Visit johnnyribcage's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Weird that they have the whole thing up there. I for one am going to resist the urge and wait till i receive the vinyl.

By the way, I just realized this, but it's kind of nice that i haven't gotten the Service Unavailable message in a long time.



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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2016 :  04:37:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by billgoodman

Wow, wow, wow.

This is a weird little record. It's a bit like SVN FNGRS, and a bit Bossanova I guess.

New Wave, classic rock, indie, surf.

Way better than IC and I think I like it better than some of his solo records too.


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Agree on all of this Bill. I'm only halfway through but it's clearly superior to IC, simply because it's catchier and more "free". Sounds like a band enjoying what they are doing.
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pixie punk
* Dog in the Sand *

2474 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2016 :  11:43:24  Show Profile  Visit pixie punk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://americansongwriter.com/2016/09/pixies-head-carrier/

PUERTO RICO PIXIE
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natenate101
= Cult of Ray =

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2016 :  11:56:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.music-news.com/review/UK/12148/Album/Pixies
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Sprite
= Cult of Ray =

664 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2016 :  12:46:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Baal's Back a 'misstep'. Giggle.
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peter radiator
= Cult of Ray =

USA
552 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2016 :  17:34:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sprite

Baal's Back a 'misstep'. Giggle.



The way I read that, it was actually more of a criticism of the production style / mix of that track, which leaves FBF's vocals and most of Dave's kit (save for the kick and snare) drowned in a mush of cacophonous guitar noise - which has already garnered some discussion here on the boards.

I could be wrong, but that's the way I took it, because the song itself is indisputably AWESOME.

hahahahaha

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