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Their first album arrived with no real warning or context and really caught people by surprise. While this album is moodier and not as poppy, it’s being met with huge expectations. It’s not really fair to measure the album based on your reaction to it (“not as impressed as I was with the last one”), when you’re on a totally different playing field. If you’re bored by it, fine. But you’d probably be bored by their first album if it came out again. It’s minimalistic. On purpose. Obviously, to each his own, but it doesn’t make sense to call it a sophomore slump or anything like that.
“I didn’t want to actually post that b/c this is a pretty serious subject”
…but you did…
I thought the same thing. Don’t mean it as a slight or anything, but that was my first thought. Just wanted to assure you that you’re not alone.
Sounds like Other Lives to me.
I like it.
Funny how subjective this whole thing is…I’d share your top 3, but then I’d follow with Demolition and Rock N Roll. No point to make, here, I just love those albums. Especially Demolition. Some days it would be my #2 behind Heartbreaker. It’s been hard to give any of his albums repeated listens since Jacksonville City Nights. There have been some great songs (“Oh My God…”), but I’m getting used to being bummed out by each new record.
This is like if Talking Heads did a James Bond theme.
Saying, “Mos Def, who is still insisting that we all call him Yasiin Bey now” does come off as belittling a serious life choice (be it religious or artistic or for any other reason).
But I think he was just being smug. Which is just as worthless.
Eleven letters in KING OF LIMBS, TALKING HEADS CHRONOLOGY DVD released TWO-THOUSAND ELEVEN.
=======KING OF LIMBS pt. II
Code cracked. You’re welcome.