Monthly Archives: June 2007

Updated: Primavera Sound 2007 review

Mark E Smith and The Fall

We had a great weekend, particularly Friday night. In no real order, here’s my binary review of the bands we saw this year:

Thursday

The Melvins – 0

The Smashing Pumpkins – 0

Dirty Three – 1

The White Stripes – 1

Elvis Perkins – 1

Comets On Fire – 1

Friday

The Fall – 1 – truly brilliant

Maximo Park – 0 – truly awful

Blonde Redhead – 0 – pretty forgettable

Beirut – 1

Hot Chip – 0 – abysmal

Modest Mouse – 1

Billy Bragg – 1 – great fun

How Dare You! – 1

Ginferno – 1 – also they have the best name in the world

Dj Yoda – 1 – but leave the records on for more than 15 seconds next time

Bonde Do Role – 1 – utterly mental

Kid Koala – 1

Saturday

Patti Smith – 1

Sonic Youth – 1 – fantastic

Wilco – 1

Architecture in Helsinki – 1

The Good, The Bad And The Queen – 0 – really disappointing

Buzzcocks – 1 – awesome

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Ovni – 1

Roll on Benicassim!

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* for those of you as yet unfamiliar with the binary review system, allow me to explain it: it’s a brilliant system which I invented which allows you to rate something on a sort of ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ basis. You could use the words ‘Hot’, ‘De Puta madre’ or ‘Funkalicious’ instead of ‘Yes’ (or the number ‘1’, which is the most classical form of the binary review).