Government plates with an actual license plate? Yes please.
After the math-soaked kraut stew of Absolutely Free’s past singles, I was a little worried about the relative straightforward elements in the lead single off of the new album, but man was that unfounded. It has been in constant rotation for me, and its certainly my AOTW, albeit in part because I haven’t listened to anything else this week.
I’m certainly no one. But if it was right for doing, they would have done it in the 15 years after The Division Bell when Rick was still alive. This whole thing just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
The way to honour the legacy of Rick Wright would be to NOT release an album made up of ideas that weren’t good enough to include on what is probably the worst Pink Floyd album to date.
IMO he’d already passed it when he released Swim, as Start Breaking My Heart is also excellent, and probably my favourite of anything pre-Andorra.
I’ve been waiting two years for a full length from these fellas. So far it’s living up, and I’m eagerly awaiting my preorder.
Also this whole thing is just a great example of something thats simultaneously stupid and not funny, and also just pretty funny.
It may have been a joke that was never really all that funny and is now way too played out, but I can always dig a good diss track.
As someone whose second favourite album of 2010 was Swim (after Public Strain), this album was/is definitely the most anticipated album of the year. After a listen, I think this album at least meets the expectation. Based on the singles, I was expecting something kinda halfway between Swim and Jiaolong. Julia Brightly and Mars easily could have been on a Daphni record, but overall the album has the pulse, feel and emotional weight of a Caribou album. Really diggin the groove on Silver. In proper Caribou fashion, he refuses to stagnate.
You’re right, Soknacki fans are disappointed. This would’ve been the first time I’d have been truly excited to cast my ballot in any election on any level.