Cook, whom he admired for his boundary-breaking work with the PC music collective. He had no expectation for the meeting, but the more they talked, the more he realized they might be perfect collaborators. I always want things to be fun and exciting and fresh, and doing another album … I just wanted to have a different approach. Keep going. Note : the LP is available on red vinyl , exclusive to indie shops. Note : the LP is available on grey vinyl , exclusive to record shops.
To hear songs dealing with things we are dreaming about getting back to. Or maybe people are dealing with some of the topics right now as well. Note : the deluxe limited edition 2-LP box set comes pressed on translucent red vinyl with zoetrope labels, and contains a litho print, CD Digipak, A5 sticker sheet, fridge magnets and 12"x12" zoetrope slip-mat. As with previous album Blackfield V , Aviv has once again taken a central role as producer, lyricist, composer and instrumentalist, but Steven is still very much involved, playing guitar on several tracks and singing lead vocals on 3 songs.
Note : the LP version comes on transparent pink vinyl. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Taylor, May and Lambert from over shows they have performed with several featured here becoming available for the very first time. Note : the LP version is available on red vinyl , exclusive to record shops. Rodrigo y Gabriela — Mettavolution Live Release date: 2 October Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their Grammy winning latest album Mettavolution to the live arena with thrilling results.
Recorded on their world tour, Mettavolution Live captures the Mexican acoustic guitar masters in all their blazing glory. Note : the limited-edition LP is pressed on clear vinyl. Pre-sale offer.
Suede — Beautiful Ones: The Best Of Suede — Release date: 2 October From their early singles and their Mercury Prize-winning debut album to their break-up in , Suede were a fixture in the single and album charts, and in the music press too. They scored twenty hit singles and five hit albums three of which debuted at 1 , and a double album of B-sides even charted at 9.
The band reformed for a one-off charity concert in and decided to make it permanent — they have released three new studio albums since The two LPs are pressed on g clear vinyl and are housed in inner sleeves featuring all the lyrics as well as photos of dozens of items of Suede memorabilia and promotional items, all lent by fans.
The biggest selling 12" single of all time in the UK, reissued and remastered from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.
Originally released in August , this new reissue remastered from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.
The cover design by Peter Saville is based on a painting by Giorgio de Chirico. Cut Worms — Nobody Lives Here Anymore Release date: 9 October The shopping malls have closed down, the dressing rooms are filled with ghosts, and the carousel is covered in cobwebs.
Note : the LP is available on indies only Coke-bottle clear vinyl. I was planning to visit my parents and take some time off to write my fourth album. This exceeds the expectation of not playing namely 0 , so you should play. On the other hand, if the game gave an equal chance of returning nothing, and returning two dollars, then its expectation would be:.
Then consistent with decision theory, you could either pay the dollar to play, or refuse to play, for either way your overall expectation would be 0. It should be admitted that there are certain exegetical problems in presenting these arguments. Furthermore, our formulation of the arguments in the parlance of modern Bayesian decision theory might appear somewhat anachronistic.
For example, Pascal did not distinguish between what we would now call objective and subjective probability, although it is clear that it is the latter that is relevant to his arguments.
There is the further problem of dividing the Infinite-nothing into separate arguments. We will locate three arguments that each conclude that rationality requires you to wager for God, although they interleave in the text.
We will conclude with a discussion of what Pascal meant by this. Reason cannot settle which way we should incline, but a consideration of the relevant outcomes supposedly can. Here is the first key passage:. There are exegetical problems already here, partly because Pascal appears to contradict himself.
If it could, then it might well be shocked—namely, if you chose in a way contrary to it. Wagering for God superdominates wagering against God: the worst outcome associated with wagering for God status quo is at least as good as the best outcome associated with wagering against God status quo ; and if God exists, the result of wagering for God is strictly better than the result of wagering against God.
The fact that the result is much better does not matter yet. Pascal draws the conclusion at this point that you should wager for God. Rationality does not require you to wager for God if you assign probability 0 to God existing, as a strict atheist might.
If that is a further premise, then the argument is apparently valid; but that premise contradicts his subsequent assumption that you assign positive probability. See McClennen for a reading of this argument as a decision under uncertainty. Pascal appears to be aware of a further objection to this argument, for he immediately imagines an opponent replying:. The thought seems to be that if I wager for God, and God does not exist, then I really do lose something.
In fact, Pascal himself speaks of staking something when one wagers for God, which presumably one loses if God does not exist. Pascal addresses this at once in his second argument, which we will discuss only briefly, as it can be thought of as just a prelude to the main argument. Now, recall our calculation of the expectations of the two dollar and three dollar gambles.
This is, as it were, a warm-up. Since wagering for God is rationally required even in the hypothetical case in which one of the prizes is three lives, then all the more it is rationally required in the actual case, in which one of the prizes is an eternity of life salvation. One way to defend it is via the classical interpretation of probability, according to which all possibilities are given equal weight.
However, unless more is said, the interpretation yields implausible, and even contradictory results. In the lottery ticket case, reason can decide something. But it is not clear that complete ignorance should be modeled as sharp indifference.
Morris imagines, rather, an agent who does have evidence for and against the existence of God, but it is equally balanced. This argument, then, does not speak to them. This brings us to the third, and by far the most important, of his arguments.
Again this passage is difficult to understand completely. In short, if God exists, then wagering for God results in infinite utility. What about the utilities for the other possible outcomes? Martin among others assigns this a value of negative infinity. Sobel , on the other hand, is one author who takes this value to be finite. This suggests that whatever these values are, they are finite. In another landmark moment in this passage, he next presents a formulation of expected utility theory.
How much, then, should a player be prepared to stake without transgressing against reason? Let us now gather together all of these points into a single argument. Either God exists or God does not exist, and you can either wager for God or wager against God.
We have a decision under risk, with probabilities assigned to the ways the world could be, and utilities assigned to the outcomes. On the other hand, your expected utility of wagering against God is. This is finite. Therefore, rationality requires you to wager for God.
Here the objections are manifold. Different matrices for different people. The argument assumes that the same decision matrix applies to everybody. However, perhaps the relevant rewards are different for different people. Perhaps, for example, there is a predestined infinite reward for the Chosen, whatever they do, and finite utility for the rest, as Mackie suggests. Or maybe the prospect of salvation appeals more to some people than to others, as Swinburne has noted.
This brings us to the next two objections. The utility of salvation could not be infinite. One might argue that the very notion of infinite utility is suspect—see for example Jeffrey and McClennen Strict finitists, who are suspicious of the notion of infinity in general, will agree—see Dummett and Wright Or perhaps the notion of infinite utility makes sense, but an infinite reward could only be finitely appreciated by a human being.
There should be more than one infinity in the matrix. There are also critics of the Wager who, far from objecting to infinite utilities, want to see more of them in the matrix. For example, it might be thought that a forgiving God would bestow infinite utility upon wagerers-for and wagerers-against alike—Rescher is one author who entertains this possibility.
Or it might be thought that, on the contrary, wagering against an existent God results in negative infinite utility. As we have noted, some authors read Pascal himself as saying as much. Suppose, for instance, that God does not exist, but that we are reincarnated ad infinitum , and that the total utility we receive is an infinite sum that diverges to infinity or to negative infinity.
The matrix should have more rows. Perhaps there is more than one way to wager for God, and the rewards that God bestows vary accordingly. For instance, God might not reward infinitely those who strive to believe in Him only for the very mercenary reasons that Pascal gives, as James has observed. One could also imagine distinguishing belief based on faith from belief based on evidential reasons, and posit different rewards in each case. The matrix should have more columns: the many Gods objection.
If Pascal is really right that reason can decide nothing here, then it would seem that various other theistic hypotheses are also live options. By excluded middle, this is a partition. Since then, the point has been presented again and refined in various ways.
Although there may be ties among the expected utilities—all infinite—for believing in various ones among them, their respective probabilities can be used as tie-breakers. Note that this principle is not found in the Wager itself, although it might be regarded as a friendly addition.
Are there reasons, then, for assigning higher probability to some Gods than others? Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Rca Years.
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I don't think anyone in their right mind would put the preservation acts in the same category as the Village Green Preservation Society. I certainly wouldn't. And then there's the Soap Opera album: Ducks on the Wall?
I haven't seen Ray Davies perform that one as part of his live sets. On the other hand Face in the Crowd is a reasonably good tune. As another reviewer noted, Schooldays was a significant improvement and a sign that the Kinks still had better things on the way.
It's wonderful to be able to get all these songs collected into a single expensive purchase, but the problem is that the Kinks were making "concept" albums during this period, and you lose the thread when you drop so many of the songs. Still, the recordings sound crisp and fresh, and there are some phenomenal cuts in this collection. One person found this helpful. As a Kinks Fan, these are really worth buying just for the extra tracks alone and well worth the money JB.
Great and excellent remasters series. Every album represent a great part of rock music or New Wave history of rock 'n' roll? You will have what I consider to be all the essentials from the RCA years. For those more interested in this period here is my much longer review. It is not a compilation of hits nor selected songs but rather full versions of all the original RCA era releases.
What I will do is add my own perspective as a Kinks fan of over 40 years duration and who lived through the RCA Years. It was definitely not cool to be a Kinks fan in high school during this era.
The music was too often over the top and indulgent and much of it has not held up any better over time. As a result, I may appear to see them more harshly than what others have written but I still treasure some of the gems from this era that hold up with the Kinks very best songs.
To understand the RCA era, I think it is critical to look at the history of the Kinks that would lead up to it. For me, four words come to mind - unfulfilled expectations and creative indulgence. Some context helps as the Kinks were their record label's entry in the heyday of the Beatles led 60's British Invasion. Every label had to have a Fab-Four-like horse in the race.
The Kinks recorded for Pye Records internationally for the most part and in the U. After a couple of non-starter singles, they unleashed "You Really Got Me" on the World and it was their breakthrough single, virtually creating the type of riff that would lead to Hard Rock, not unlike Black Sabbath's huge influence on Heavy Metal.
This was followed by the powerhouse "All Day and All of the Night" and the more melodic "Tired of Waiting" to make 3 big hits in a row. However after a few more early successes, head songwriter Ray Davies grew weary of the riff based formula and began to experiment. Following this was a succession of great songs and a couple of more solid hit singles "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "Sunny Afternoon".
The Kinks music was shifting to be more lyrically thoughtful and the results were critically positive. God save the Kinks: However, when they were banned from performing in the U. Sadly, some of the best Kinks music ever was being released during this period but it was virtually unnoticed at the time in North America save for a handful of critics. Though it contained what many regard as the greatest British single of all time in "Waterloo Sunset" it was a commercial flop, even in the U.
Things were so dire commercially in the U. Something better beginning: Ultimately, the ban was lifted in time for them to return to the U. This helped to reconnect them with their North American fan base but even better things were just around the corner.
The new decade would see the tide turn dramatically and almost miraculously in June of with the big hit single "Lola", their first in a long time across the pond.
Suddenly the band was riding their second wave of success! They must have looked pretty great to the RCA label that signed them to a 5-album contract with a million dollar advance helping them to fund their own studio, Konk. Based on the hit "Lola" and its excellent supporting album, RCA must have expected something quite different than what they ultimately got. Feelgood - Live At Cheltenham.. Feelgood - Live At.. Unheilig - Best of Vol. Alternative Rock.
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