I was having this conversation a while ago with my friend about how Stephen Merritt could be the best songwriter of our generation. He has an ability to take some of the most insanely smart and character driven lyrics that border on the absurdly poetic and drape it in some of the most catchy, melodic and interesting musical arrangements... yet for some reason, he seems to sabotage his albums more than any artist out there. He is just SOOOOO inconsistent in his ability... which I really don't get because it's almost as if he does it on purpose. If you could take all of his brilliant songs over the course of his career and put them on one CD it would probably be the best album of the last 20 years... but his actual albums lack that coherence. Sometimes I feel like he is a little bit to clever for his own good. (Or maybe I'm just not clever enough to get it). I gotta say although I'm a fan of 69 love songs (and the genius concept behind it)... I just can't get into it as a whole as much as this album. He has so many great songs... and not so many great albums... but if you ask me, THIS is definitely one (if not the best) of them.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Alright alright... it's freakin been forever. I KNOW. I was getting sick of posting and getting like 5 downloads. I don't get paid for this shit. In fact 99% of the people who come here don't give a flying rats ass what I have to say. It's a weird thing this blogging shit. It's a totally selfless act really.. yet it's totally self centered. It's been odd for the past couple months. A lot of my favorite blogs are dead now... or have been taken down. I was trying to lay low for a while... but a few weeks turned into a few months... and here we are. I realized that I needed to either kill this thing or actually start posting again. The good news is that I have a huge amount of stuff to post... the bad news is I have to upload it to mediafire which takes forever. So give me a few days and I should start mass posting a bunch of music I have been sitting on. Good to be back... Do you still love me?
Posted by pj at 3:28 AM