I like the “Just listen to the music.” kind of message, but I think I’ll give the last Strokes album the nod, in this minimalist respect. At least with that one I could pretend that I was listening to a big ol’ tape reel.
Adrian Younge scored the Black Dynamite movie. This album should be pretty good.
I’m a little surprised by this review. I thought they were pretty good. I really liked “Life is Simple…”. I don’t mind a flubbed note here and there.
I’m holding out hope that Jules brought this thing to JP Bowersock at the eleventh hour and they worked their shared magic on it. Please don’t burst my bubble, Amrit.
In reference to his Timbaland-produced album, someone asked Chris Cornell what he’d say to people who hated it. He answered that he’s not taking the old albums away from you. You can still listen to them. If you don’t like this one, maybe you’ll like the next one. Excluding the “maybe you’ll like the next one” bit, I try to remember this line of thinking when it comes to Weezer. I threw Pinkerton on in the car this morning. Their recent efforts horrify me, but at least they’ve given us a couple of good albums. I’m thankful for that.
Thank God. I’d been waiting for a graphic designer to weigh in with the definitive statement on this one.
Sounds zero like Nickelback.
I think calling it subversive could be a nice defense for him to use if he were to catch a ton of criticism for the book or the reading comment. But I don’t know, he really seems this self-absorbed. I hope he shrinkwraps this book. I can’t imagine anybody thumbing through a 52-pager with single sentence pages and taking it up to the counter.