It’s kind of the music festival equivalent to ‘turn that music down, young people’.
Nick Cave is a perfect one too – not just musically, but expanding what he does into screen writer and scoring movies
Tom Waits is a great one – his last album was fantastic. And arguably, he’s remained pretty consistent in terms of creativity and quality.
And just thought of Ryan Adams too. He’s had a couple of dull albums … 29, anyone? But others have been great
I really love Neon Bible and only until NOW did I realise some people don’t … I feel weird
Here’s the thing I’ve been wondering ever since listening to Songs of Innocence, and finding that’s it’s ok, but not great and realising that’s what U2 will now do, probably, forever … does the ability for creative, original, amazing output wither and die as people get older? Is it only in our youth that we’re able to have Achtung Babies? If so, then that’s it for me. Give me a rug and a chair and a dog and my slippers, and get off my lawn.
Who’s an elder statesmen/woman-type musician still releasing fresh, original albums? What about movie directors/writers/painters? Is it the same for them? George Lucas, yes, but Terrence Malick, no.
Personally hated that album too. So lifeless,so cold, so dull. So far Songs Of Innocence is just lifeless and dull. But I don’t have the instant dislike for it … maybe there’s hope.
I wonder what War-era Bono would say to Apple-era Bono…
Took me a bit of fiddling for it to turn up. Had to log out of iTunes, go to the shop, click on the U2 banner, and then the tag no longer said purchased, but Free. When I clicked on free, it asked me to sign in and then it downloaded.
Before all that it just wouldn’t show up in purchased or my library. But I don’t us iTunes much … may have been doing something wrong.
“…And went Kanye and ruined the show”. This should enter the everyday vernacular.
I tried to fix it and accidentally downvoted too. I seriously didn’t mean that