Listen, I love Cave’s old material, but am I the only one who thinks he is getting better with age (for the most part)? I’m not saying his old music isn’t as good as his new, but the songwriting on The Bad Seeds albums is as good as it’s ever been, and personally, I think his best visceral, depraved work was with Grinderman. Anyway, great album.
Also, if you want the articles that discuss the studies, or the text information (I culled this info from one of my text books) I’d be glad to share it with you if you don’t take my word for it. I hope I’m not coming off as a dick, that’s not my intent, man. You enjoy the music however you want, it’s good with or without drugs.
Great album, I can’t believe this is really happening! : D
I can’t wait to drop some acid and listen to it. ; )
DID YOU KNOW: (@ Michael) Brain damage is NOT a common risk of drug use. despite the media’s depiction of having your brain fried, science and OBJECTIVE facts prove that most psychoactive drugs do not do damage to the nervous system. I’m not saying certain drugs don’t destroy or damage people’s lives, but consider opiates, marijuana, MDMA (unless combined with other stimulants or alcohol), and all various forms of hallucinogens (LSD, mushrooms, DMT, etc.) have been shown to not damage the nervous system. Alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines (and various stimulants) have been shown to have potentially harmful effects on you nervous system. So, Michael, I know it was a couple days ago, but since you’re very concerned with reality, I figured it’d be a good idea to update you on it. If you don’t want to do drugs, that’s cool and i respect that, but if fear of brain damage has held you back from smoking a bowl, or taking a trip, just know that you’ll be alright on the health end of it. The greatest health risk from drugs is unintentional injury from suppressed coordination.
“Losing My Religion” was about a failed relationship is what I’ve read Stipe was quotes as saying, and frankly that makes more sense to me than the explanation here. Also, “Shiny Happy People” is fucking fantastic, I don’t care how dumb it might be. Automatic is their best album, and “Nightswimming” their best song.
I would have had the Talking Heads at #2 here…I think Spaceman 3 would be another good addition as well, but most people wouldn’t care about that I ‘spose…
I hope they make a porno together and use glitter for lube…
I have homosexual tendencies.
Mind blown… This albums id going to f*ck me so hard!
*sociological* ….. my bad I’m not the greatest speller : P
I’m really enjoying the double take series, and while I only partly agree with this particular article, it’s still in my opinion, a great way to really focus on the chore of the album and examine it after the hype and madness have died down a little. Musical taste and opinion as with all art forms in this world are of a completely subjective realm and that’s part of what makes it so great. In todays world we have a huge buffet to feast from, pleanty to love and always more than enough to make us dry heave. SO! To the haters on this article and this whole series in general, quit your bitching and stop taking it personally. It’s not attacking you or saying you have bad taste, it’s simply a new critique of art, post-hype (or post-hate). Some of you I’m sure really, truly LOVE this album and I agree it stings to read something critically negative about something you hold dear, but it’s only an opinion, not a fucking attack. Many of you on the other hand I think really are caught up in the hype machine all too often, and I’m talking about your tastes in general, not your opinion of this album. I think involving a lot of art and music that if the hype and wank fest for it wasn’t so huge you wouldn’t care as much, maybe not at all, but that’s just how the world works, and it’s a much deeper socialogical and psychological aspect not worth getting deep on. ANYHOO! Kudos to you stereogum for this series, I may not agree with what ypu say but I will defend to the death your right to say it!