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best album ever?
the rhythm section is amazingly loose (yet still somehow rigid), incredibly tight, funky and sexy, and the guitar just has to drop virtuosic shards of groovy distortion all over and bust out a solo every now and then. They have such a fluidity and synergy it's almost inhuman. And they're all about fucking and doing drugs, which should be the cornerstones of any band. But JA don't just do it, they *sound* like fucking and doing drugs
but pretty goddamn close! I love the way the second "half" (i.e. the last third) is almost the antithesis of the first.
Nothing's Shocking is miles better
its a bit bass heavy in parts and doesnt flow so well. got some tunes on it tho. ted just admit it is such a groove.
As for ritual being the best record ever, its def in the top 50. depends on mood tho
which is pretty spesh
One of my favourite records of all time. Soundtracked my college years and introduced me to the Velvet Underground with an ace cover of Rock and Roll.
I've never actually listened to it. In fact, I'd forgotten I even owned it until this thread.
Something to do later anyway.
i loved it more before someone pointed out the fucking triggered drums (see also 'Nothing's Shocking' and 'Dirt' by Alice In Chains)..
I wont be listening to it again until i forget how shit Perry Farrell was when JA supported NIN a couple of months back. Like, what's wrong with singing the soaring melodies the way you wrote them, rather than blagging it with the half-arsed muttering we had to make do with?
Bit of flabbiness creeping in.
But this is all relative of course because they were FUCKING AMAZING.