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Its probably the best album ever.
now i'm not so sure
i only heard it first a week ago. maybe i'll change my mind in time..
whilst it is good, its not THAT good
just people disagreeing with you, which is quite likely when you make such a bold statement. I disagree with you too.
at least not that i can remember.
As are Neutral Milk Hotel. Yawn.
Neutral Milk Hotel do nothing for me. No idea what folk will think in 5 years time...
Its fucking fantastic.
Sounds pretty laughable already.
I was really impressived, but my friends less so. As for the album, I think Kettering is really the only ***** stellar track. (The other songs had a lot more punch in a live setting, which I liked). I'm inclined to think that GB's Veckitimest and BI's For Emma (albums with a similar resonance) are more likely to resonate through the years.
but i havent heard vecktamist yet.
its just...i dont know. when i truly love something i cant describe why. one of the reasons im a shit journalist. it just hits every mark for me, throughout.
but ultimately disposable, I have no real connection to it. In fact Emma has stuck with me a lot more then I thought it would, I was kinda surprised, whenever I put it on I always thing 'Now this an album with memorable songs'
but I think one day Justin Vernon will create one as everything he has released or been involved in has been on a high standard... his contributions to Hadestown (which could be one of those albums that gets referred to a lot in the near future) is incredible.
anyone calling it either 0/10 or 10/10 = massively silly.
I HAVE SPOKEN
i was a wreck during it, and after for hours. "hospice" is a beautiful piece of work and after seeing the band live i really appreciate both its delicate parts and the immense power that the three of them can achieve.
in my opinion the music is amazing and the subject matter and the lyrics are stunningly tragic. stunningly used in the way that it has the ability to root people to the spot and weep - i wasn't the only one crying during the live show. the album isn't perfect, come on, but it is wonderful. it'll always have a very special place in my life, but i think that may be for personal connections with a few of the songs more than how beautiful i think the actual music is.
in conclusion: a wonderful album, made transcendental with connections to my own life experiences.
The rest of the album is nothing specical though.
for me is the quietness.
And seeing them live- well, quite compelling but also a bit....U2?
think the complete opposite.
I do like Two more now than I did on the first few listens, but it's still one of the weaker tracks on the album IMO.
But I was rather disappointed when I first heard it. Every blog under the sun was bumming it, but I found it a bit sterile in parts. "In The Aeroplane..." is an album that buries itself in your head instantly because it has simplistic, catchy melodies. It also unfolds over time due to Jeff Mangum's weird and dense verbiage. I don't think "Hospice" does either. I found it a bit sterile and po-faced - I know, I know...the subject matter was never going to lend itself to much else - and I don't think it will age well. It does have some excellent moments though.
Also, "Two" is a complete rip off of Bright Eyes' "A Perfect Sonnet".
but po-faced, definitely. In fact I don't think any other quality, positive or negative, comes through more strongly than that. Makes me want to vom tbh.
no irony, no sarcasm. it's just great.
The thing about this comparison is that it doesn't work.
Hospice is a really beautiful concept album about a specific moment/situation of hurt. In that way it works amazingly and establishes itself as a really timeless record.
Whilst in the aeroplane is really a different type of record and has songs about Jesus which is even more different and is, generally less touching and less interesting.
Conclusion I speak really insightful beautiful truth
*flys over head motion*
*twirling finger behind ear motion*
For an album to be considered a classic it has to have, y'know, SONGS on it. Not just a 45 minute piece of miseryblancmange. It's sad, sure, but come on... it's rubbish.
The only sort of people who will pay it any attention in the next 5 years are the sort of people who still listen to Martin Grech albums...
and it gets played at Goo headquarters on average about once a week. Every week.