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Started by SueC, August 06, 2019, 14:28:23
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Quote from: word_on_a_wing on August 31, 2019, 16:21:01Your comments sound pretty harsh to me, and so I'm gonna throw my 'two cents' in. Perhaps my comments could come across a bit blunt, but I feel your someone who appreciates some honest thoughts from others ...and these are mine ...so here goes:
QuoteTo start, I have to question the validity of your apparent review given this seems to be the first time you have listened to these songs (correct me if I'm wrong on that).
QuoteIt reminds me a bit of reading NIN forums after new music had just been released, and people were already making comments about what they viewed as good or bad. ...sorry, no. Is that really the way to experience music? A few years ago Trent Reznor was discussing about the experience of listening to vinyl, which forces the listener to stay with the album a bit more and give it more of a chance: " It's something that, you know, I turned out the way I did, and the music I loved, the music that's shaped who I am as an artist, is because I had to -- I listened to it that way. I only had a few albums that I could afford, and frankly, I didn't like some of them. You know, I didn't like the Talking Heads' Remain in Light when I got it. I couldn't understand it. It scared me, you know? But I only had 30 albums, and that's the one I invested in that month, and I listened to it. You know, and on the third listen, it started to make sense to me. You know, and on the 10th listen, I enjoyed it. You know, and on the 50th listen, it made me smarter, you know, and it changed my viewpoint. And I don't think -- when you have access to everything, that it's so easy to say no, no, no, no, skip, skip, skip -- you know, you live with that stuff."
QuoteBut anyway, back to The Cure and the 1st disk of Join the Dots. I'll admit there are some tracks on this disk that I've struggled to connect with (but perhaps in the future that may change ...who knows?). In particular I've yet to feel the love for Plastic Passion, Do the Hansa, the Flexipop version of Lament, Mr Pink Eyes, or Happy the Man. (Ok, now it seems I'm the one giving the harsh review ha!). But what I feel also is just because I don't connect with these songs doesn't mean they aren't good, others may hear it differently