So far, I’m REALLY digging this album. I’ve never put Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti on a best of list, but this is immediately grabbing me. I’m really curious to read the personnel list on this, I can definitely hear John Maus in this (White freckles through Not Enough Violence). It could be their similar aesthetics, but I’m willing to bet John Maus has his prints on here somewhere. Super dense album, and probably going to be right near the top of the year end for me.
I’ll admit that I’m completely unfamiliar with Beware of the Maniacs, I’ll check it out. I do love Longform, the way that song kicks in is near perfect. I still listen to both Time to Die and Carrier, I think maybe for different reasons than Visiter and No Color, and less frequently.
I love Visiter, don’t care for Time to Die, love No Color, and don’t care for Carrier (as much as I wanted to following the death of Chris Reimer). I hope this next one follows the pattern, but I can’t say I’m falling for this track.
That Vince Guaraldi score for Merry Christmas Charlie Brown will always be my favourite christmas album. Nice cover.
Love dat snoopy dance. Favourite live show this year by a long shot.
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.