It’s an articulate piece, but reading it alongside the bits from the RS piece, there’s no doubt no one’s innocent here. Nor should they claim to be. It would have to be so very hard to exist and create with a small group of people over such a long time. I bet U2 must hate each other by now.
Given the eerily prescient U2 comment, I’ll just leave this here …
I’ve been waiting for this … (not in a creepy way)
That makes me a bit sad. Even older albums? Fair enough about Lightning Bolt, cos, well, yawnish, but other recent PJ albums have been worthwhile. So it SP if you discount Teargarden etc, etc. Now I want to send you a mixtape to remind you.
Finally people giving some love to Elbow’s album, which is an amazing album and deserves more attention in end-of-year lists
Cheers for posting that. Just the other day I was wondering how he was going and couldn’t remember what his blog was called.
I listened to Songs From A Blue Guitar today. And I found it hard to enjoy, because I just kept thinking, but he’s a tool.
I got this album at the same time as my first CD player – a mini hi-fi (and the Black album as well, same day) for my birthday. It had been out for a year already by then but I had listened to it compulsively thanks to friends.
I still remember putting this on for the first time, and pouring obsessively over the booklet.
One of my top ten albums. I just love it, so much.
He clearly hasn’t seen it yet, or he’d be all over this page.
Oh wow. Braaaaaave. Now the next three hours is set.