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Nine by ˇForward, Russia!

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Reviewed on 25th April 2006.



By ˇForward, Russia!

Nine is in essence the most beautifully crafted shizstorm of noise and melody smouldering together you could ever hope for. A shiny new re-recording of the most unashamedly poppy number in ˇForward, Russia!'s repertoire heralds in the imminent debut album 'Give Me A Wall' and as a shot in the arm to the music buying public 'Nine' is just what the doctor ordered. Deservedly so, a mainstay on the NME chart and surely a second Top 40 smash hit, 'Nine' frantically slams through at least half a dozen different time signatures in its 4 minutes of art-pop-punk majesty. Being the only ˇForward, Russia! track where the chorus can actually be bellowed out at full blast while using the correct lyrics is a refreshing factor and while you may think you (almost) get the lyrical content during the chorus and tales of "Hemmingway" and the "River Nile", when vocalist Tom and drummer Katie start swapping cries of "Conjuncture" during the immense breakdown, the plot is finally lost but that is what the point is not. No matter how many times you've heard it. Still pure genius.



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On 26th April 2006 at 10:28 Anonymous 3028 wrote...

This was never gonna be anything other than a 5 star review... Was it people ???

I'll say no more.


On 26th April 2006 at 10:49 Dave LMS wrote...

Not really, no; it's an absolutely fantastic song!


On 26th April 2006 at 22:45 Anonymous 4015 wrote...

Well said Dave.


On 27th April 2006 at 08:21 Anonymous 3028 wrote...

Can't say I've heard it myself.

I'm sure its a stroke of genius and deserves the 5 star rating it recieved.


On 27th April 2006 at 12:04 Dave LMS wrote...

You could probably hear a version of the song via the DTTR website. Although it might not be the same recording as made it to this release or the album it might give you a rough idea.


On 27th April 2006 at 12:29 Anonymous 1205 wrote...

Yup I think you can Dave If I remember rightly...also can view the Video on the IForward site itself.

Great Track.


On 27th April 2006 at 13:34 Anonymous 3028 wrote...

Nice one,

I'll check it out, when on broadband at home later...

BTW, What is a "shizstorm of noise" ???


On 27th April 2006 at 20:29 Dave LMS wrote...

Forward Russia Danny, Forward - there is no i or I


On 27th April 2006 at 20:54 Anonymous 5619 wrote...

"Shizstorm" - A storm of shiz.
I don't usually use the word in normal conversation, honestly, but saying 'shitstorm' sounded a bit too derogatory.

I listened to this 8 times in a row yesterday. So good.


On 28th April 2006 at 07:51 Anonymous 1205 wrote...


Yeah sorry Dave (Slaps wrist)



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