March 7, 2005

Good except for the baby [Open Thread]

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at March 7, 2005 8:11 PM

I may not be making time to read or see movies this month, but there's always time to listen to music.

Bright Eyes: Digital Ash in a Digital Urn: I was a bit skeptical of Bright Eyes but picked up this album anyway—it sounded more interesting than the simultaneously-released I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning. I felt sort of neutral about the album at first, but it's grown on me. The title makes it sound like a meditation on death but it seems to me that time and the passage thereof is a stronger theme. I'd like to say something about the musical style, but I don't really know how to describe it. Maybe I should just direct you to the tracks posted at Saddle Creek, one of which I'm also posting here: "Take It Easy (Love Nothing)". The only annoying moment on this album is when he includes a crying baby in the middle of "Ship in a Bottle". I'm sure there's some deep artistic excuse for this but it can't possibly be strong enough to justify it.

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*equally skeptical look*
Bright Eyes? I've recently inherited some of his stuff via the mass iTunes donation, but have yet to be able to sit through an entire track. He was like a bad cross between Trent Reznor and Ben folds, with some Smashing Pumpkins tossed in. I will now have to investigate that link.

Posted by: Vanessa | March 8, 2005 5:57 PM

Found your site through blogspot and wanted to say hi

Posted by: discrete | March 27, 2005 10:09 PM
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