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I hadn’t actually read that review, and from reading your comment I had come to the conclusion that you were someone with serious comedic writing chops. I still believe that though; you’re a good man, and a poet.
Coming from someone who is a father figure/biological daddy to us all, the one and only donnydonny tizz tizz, this is high praise. May the good lord shine a light on you, making numerous songs your faves.
Fantastic song, but I gotta go with “Under the Pressure”. I’m with Ryan here; unbelievable album opener.
It sure is getting bandied around a lot that this will be AOTY. For me, that doesn’t even feel like high enough praise. It almost feels like slapping a label on it that actually understates the importance of this record. This is huge.
Woah. Incredible piece. Incredible album. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about an album; so eager to tell everyone to listen to it, to soak it in. This is a masterpiece.
I’m going to have to reread this article numerous times. There’s so much to take in here. Thank you for doing this and bringing it to us.
Disappointed with this video since “Red Eyes” is such an incredible song, if I’m honest.
I have never in my life listened to Iron Maiden. Should I start?
That’s what I was thinking. Kinda weird that a well liked commenter that’s been around for a few years got banned. Anyway, welcome back lwd.
“The ubiquity of the Mona Lisa sometimes overshadows just how idiosyncratic and distinct Da Vinci’s style was in that era. That said, it’s far more interesting from a visual perspective than its often given credit for. While it may, at times, be reminiscent of a USB vacuum cleaner or a fluorescent Newton’s cradle, the painting still retains the power to make one involuntarily evacuate one’s bowels upon sight. Practically, not ideal, but artistically, mesmerising.”
Don’t blame me. Blame p4k.
It’s a bit of a joke that all those albums weren’t over 8.0. It’s been a fantastic week of releases.
If “Lost In The Dream” doesn’t get at least 9.5 then… it won’t matter… but still, it would be nice for p4k to recognise such a tremendous album with a good score. But scores are BS… ahhhh how can you give a piece of art a score anyway? Mona Lisa: 7.3… Girl With a Pearl Earring: 8.1.
Just thinking out loud.
I’ll downvote your mom. I don’t even care.
I’m going to just say it. Matt Adams seems like a real jerk. I’m sorry about my language, but don’t you dare censor this comment Stereogum.
Except she’s like 55+.
I think she doesn’t like Kanye.
Yes. Beck Hanson.
I would call myself a Beck fan whose favourite album is Sea Change.
They were regular length, but there was 1800 of them.
Yeah, it’s just the leak. I’m sure there will be rave reviews everywhere you look come its actual release.
That they do.
Dude you look like a seal
That’s exactly it. That’s the weird thing about this album, it feels strangely familiar upon the very first listen. Not in a sense that it’s a rip off of anything, more that it’s like sitting down and reconnecting with a childhood friend. Such an odd feeling from a brand new album. By the time “In Reverse” is gone and you’re just left breathing, you realise that you and this old friend haven’t really changed much since you were kids, and that’s perfect.
And don’t even get me started on Suffering, nearly in tears by the third track.
Can’t believe how into this album I am. I haven’t listened to anything else today really. “Under the Pressure”, for me, is set to join the canon of opening tracks. I’m talking Only Shallow, Summer Babe (Winter Version), Like A Rolling Stone, Airbag, Teen Age Riot, Five Years, Atrocity Exhibition, Leaf House, etc. This is the most astounding opener I’ve heard in a long time. Maybe I’m just excited but that’s the way I feel at the moment
It’s a bummer it leaked so early, for them, and because I want to own this record so bad.
I like this album, Beck’s and St. Vincent’s, but guys, for me, this War on Drugs album blows them all away. What an incredible piece of work, right from the top it slays me.
“Everything here sounds like mutated plastic.” I barely know what you mean but I completely agree with you.