Flaming Machines and Secret Lips
16 April 2006
Mrs Monk buys CD in the same way that she buys shoes; before parting with our money, she doesn't check that they fit.
And like her mountain of unused shoes, this weeks CD buys are unlikely to get used more than once, if we ever achieve a complete listen.
She may be forgiven, because of these CDs received 5 Star reviews in The Guardian, ostensibly comparable with. Highway 61 Revisited, Revolver, OK Computer, and anything by Ryan Adams.
Mrs Monk Easter buys
Flaming Lips, annoying novelty noises
Morrisey is no longer celibate yawn?
Secret Machines still not heard to the end.
All of these records have their moments we suppose, but donít you just wish The Guardian would get real with the 5 star reviews, and save it for what really amounts to something worth buying.