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[music, polls and quizzes] November 1, 2005 8:25:00 PM CET
40 year, 40 albums poll 1973
nonightsweats, November 1, 2005 9:48:55 PM CET
i've gone for the roxy music as there's never been a moment when i don't enjoy all of it. sometimes dark, sometimes completely glam - a great record.
others from this year that i loved:
Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets : possibly his best
alex63, November 1, 2005 10:55:13 PM CET
something must have gone wrong with my database there. what happened to here come the warm jets? it was actually one of the three faves together with for your pleasure and dark side before i made the poll. i suppose i changed the year back to 1974 after our discussion on 1974.
stranded i listened to yesterday and hated it. not sure but it seems that i am about to return to my old indifference concerning roxy music. eno somewhere said it was his fave rm album. probably out of modesty or something. only the last two songs were listenable the rest i found far too glam and uninteresting. for your pleasure is the much better album, at least from my pov.
thanks for all the suggestions and apt descriptions, phil. the hatfield record i very much enjoyed some time ago. i am mostly intrigued about no pussyfooting though which i have never listened to. the harmonia album has also been on my wishlist for a while.
nonightsweats, November 2, 2005 8:43:22 AM CET
there's something quite visceral about stranded that i continue to love. the slightly straighter compositions compared to the 1st 2 + less glam / more 'realistic' cover or something. 'psalm' has always been a poor spot in their career, though.
no pussyfooting - well, i love it cause it's all tape loops + guitar solos. maybe not your cuppa but... there's a moment in 'swastica girls' that ranks in my all time guitar solos - like a jet crashing.
alex63, November 2, 2005 12:52:31 PM CET
maybe it is ferry's voice on stranded which puts me off. it is just too much, too theatrical, too over the top. but the songs as well don't have the hooks and riffs and turns i usually love about rm.
alex63, November 2, 2005 8:10:30 PM CET
less glam / more 'realistic' cover
nonightsweats, November 2, 2005 10:50:41 PM CET
lifeless eyes - well, she IS a model, after all. but i see them more as 'wasted' - she's obviously done a tom hank's a'la cast-a-way and is acting real tired. can you imagine the photographer's direction at the shoot? "look more tired and almost dead, darling". she's definitely less retro looking than the 1st 2 with that gorgeous long late 70s hair.
as for ferry's voice - it's always verged on the histrionic. but i sort of agree about the music although i think it's really just missing that messed up eno sound more than anything else - let's not forget how wonderful the production, arrangements and synth playing are on HCtWJ. on the other hand, that last section of stranded is more beautiful than any other rm moment.
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