Aug 202011
 

Are your eyes opened yet?

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  1. tonyola

    It’s true that I am a fairly hardcore progster and have quite a fondness for studio games and trickery. At the same time, I also recognize that “more polished” is not always the same thing as “better”. While this version of “Open My Eyes” is well-performed and nicely recorded, it’s missing the headlong-rush intensity of Todd’s original. That’s a crucial omission.

  2. misterioso

    Wow, that annoyed me within the first 20 seconds. I listened to some of the rest, which was only occasionally as annoying, but not for lack of effort. The accompanying NPR piece says, “His oblique stream-of-consciousness songs, with their sardonic wit and hyper-literate descriptions of mundane observations, ask willing fans to parse the lyrics themselves.” Uh, right. Mod, descend from the Great State of Maine and reassure me that you don’t go for this faux-cutey pie crap, will ya?

  3. Thanks for the grassy up. I never cared much for Pavement but one of his solo albums I love – Face the Truth -,and the last one has its moments. We depart in 15 minutes, sadly.

  4. Yeah, Pavement did some stuff I really love, but this album leaves me pretty cold.

  5. misterioso

    I never had any interest in Pavement, either, but nonetheless: can we play “What does it mean when critics hail this as a masterpiece?”

  6. I am going to post news stories about this upcoming album for the next 12 months, probably. Let me just say that this headline is just a little bit misleading.

    http://www.spinner.com/2011/08/26/lou-reed-metallica-lulu-tears/

  7. BigSteve

    As tears were meant to sound.

  8. I cried while reading it.

  9. Has any band fallen far from its bad-ass-itude as relentlessly and continually as Metallica in the past 15 years?

  10. Yeah, when they were going through therepy and Hetfield got his haircut I thought they might be good candidates to join my Peace Warriors movement, but they’re way too wussed out for that now.

  11. hrrundivbakshi

    THE CONCEPT DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAVE TO SUCK DEPT.:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79CWb23NZrc

 
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