The Constantines
Shine A Light

Sub Pop
2003
B-
Reviewed by: Ian Mathers
Reviewed on: 2003-10-29



Posted 01/11/2004 - 05:34:19 PM by IanMathers:
 I'd like to point out that while I sometimes feel differently about records after a review gets posted (which I think happens to us all), this is the only thing I have currently posted on Stylus that I flat out wince at whenever I think about. If I had it to do over again, I'd give it around an 8.5. And the review sounds so snarky. There's nothing intrinsically wrong with snark, and I've used it elsewhere, but this was just wrong. Ah well - it's all a learning process.
 
Posted 10/03/2004 - 11:20:23 PM by IanMathers:
 And coming back to this again... "National Hum" was the best song? What? How about "On To You" or the title track or "Young Lions" or "Poison" or "Insectivora" or or or... was I on crack?
 
Posted 05/11/2005 - 08:27:49 PM by noahcates:
 Will anyone (Ian? anyone?) agree with me that "On To You" is the best rock song of 2003?
 
Posted 10/20/2005 - 11:58:18 PM by whiteboysushi:
 YES. wholeheartedly. "On To You":2003 :: "Rebellion (Lies)":2004 :: "Shine A Light"(!!! ):2005