This is pure.
Thank you Tom! Mark is such an underrated artists. Everyone likely has heard his 2000 album, “Sailing To Philadelphia”. But I really love “Kill To Get Crimson” and “Shangri-La”.
BTW…Dire Straits album “On Every Street” is easily one of my favorite albums of all time.
This here is good Iron & Wine. Laid back, simple, no extra glam needed. More please!!
Incredible return to form for PJ. Clearly their best album since Yield.
I know a lot of people (talking to all you hipsters) will knock it, but to me this is old school Pearl Jam.
Shall be on repeat now for the foreseeable future (i.e. until “Reflektor” leaks).
Well, I was just a tad bit worried as that big white bus made its approach behind KV.
Risky man…just a bit risky.
Not sure being flattened by the big white bus is the best way to go out after what is sure to be AOTY.
Yep. I noticed that previously too. The album version is more solidly acoustic than the single.
Both versions are solid.
I almost wonder if this is kind of a back-handed compliment. After all, “Afraid of Everyone” speaks to the pressures and fears of being a dad, of which I am 3 times.
This song is absolutely, stunning!!
I am pissed!!
Pitchfork only gave this album an 8.5. That is weak Mr. Jayson Greene!
WOAPD is an instant classic and hands down should have been given at least a 9.0.
Don’t get me wrong, I am glad that it is in PF’s “Best New Music” category but to me, 8.5 makes it fall in with everything else. This album stands above everything else that is being done right now. It is both innovative and a throw back. It is freaking 70 minutes longs with nary a dull moment on it. What an amazing LP that should be getting much more recognition.
Great review for a masterpiece of an album. One that gets better with each and every listen. One that flows so freaking perfectly it sets a higher bar for everyone else. One that will certainly age quite well over time. One that reminds me why I love amazing music so damn much!!
BTW…does anyone else hear a little Grateful Dead in ‘Goldtone’. Crazy good song.
Aren’t we getting a little stream-happy around here?