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SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
07/02/07 05:19 PM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: Diamond Frog]  

In reply to:

I'm afraid I'll never like it.


I wouldn't go as far as saying I like it, I just don't loathe it as much as I used to. It used to be the most skipped Bowie track in my collection. I don't skip it now.... but I'd still never just whack it on the stereo for the pure joy of it.


Love is the Province of the Brave

Sam_X
(crash course raver)
07/02/07 10:56 PM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: Diamond Frog]  

In reply to:

I've even gotten over my loathing for SWWM


In reply to:

I'm afraid I'll never like it.


No, THIS is provocation.

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Heaven is a place where
Nothing ever happens


guiltpuppy
(stardust savant)
07/03/07 07:24 AM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: K]  

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But it isn't, that's the whole point.



Yeah, bad choice of words actually. I spent the whole time trying to avoid dropping the s-bomb because that really wasn't where my problem was, and then I let it slip in a quote.

Anyway, I agree entirely with your description of it, and certainly like Buddha for what it is, but that thing just isn't really an "album" to me. At least as far as I conceive of the term, cohesion, wholeness, and finish are important qualities in judging an album, and Buddha falls apart by those standards. It's just something that I'd listen to in completely different contexts than the other objects in question. I enjoy sex more than broccoli, but sex still isn't my favorite food. Chili is.

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Adam
(cricket menace)
07/03/07 11:12 PM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: guiltpuppy]  

Thanks for the replies.

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ghostlove
(cracked actor)
07/04/07 03:02 AM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: Adam]  

I listened to Outside in its entirety in my car at full blast yesterday. When 'Strangers When We Meet' came on, I felt myself welling up with tears. The way he sings that song and those lyrics made me think of mortality in such a way that I couldn't help it. I must be a wuss in my old age (29) but I'm finding myself getting emotional to certain melodies and words that I had never reacted to before. What the fuck is happening to me?



schizophrenic
(acolyte)
07/04/07 04:03 AM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: ghostlove]  

I don't think it's an age thing. Strangers When We Meet is a gorgeous song, easily among his best.

And I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for slagging off Earthling. After re-listening to it today, I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it. Tinny techno drums aside (which I still don't like), it's probably Bowie's hardest-rocking album. What really caught me off guard, though, was the hooks. Strip away the trendy production tricks and you have a set of songs as catchy as anything he's done before and (especially) since.

So yeah. I'm sorry, Earthling. We still up for bowling Saturday? I bought you a new union jack jersey and everytAh, fuck it.

So yeah, even though I'm not gonna change my vote, let's just pretend I put Earthling in my top five somewhere.



russellmael
(crash course raver)
07/04/07 05:45 AM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: schizophrenic]  

Earthling is brilliant... like all his 'done quickly' albums. A blast of energy and enthusiasm.



trendy rechauffe
(acolyte)
07/04/07 07:57 AM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: schizophrenic]  

In reply to:

I don't think it's an age thing. Strangers When We Meet is a gorgeous song, easily among his best.



It's probably my favourite song of all time, even got me my name!

bye tr

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"No peachy prayers, no trendy rechauffé
I'm with you so I can't go on"



theidiot2
(kook)
07/04/07 08:00 AM
Re: Post Scary Monsters: Your Top 5 Albums new [re: Adam]  

At the risk of being mauled, I don't have five post-SM Bowie albums*. I have a lot of post-1980 tracks in other places, and it wouldn't really be worthwhile for me to spend all that money on lesser, album tracks. Not yet anyway, as I'm poor and have other quality music to buy rather than be a completist devoted only to one artist. I'm foggiest about the late 'eighties (and may stay that way for some time), but a few TM tracks I know are really great. What I really find about late-period Bowie, though, is his backing band really grate with me. They may command a lot of respect and I'm sure they're virtuosos and so on but a lot of the albums I am familiar with ('ninety-five onwards) are swamped in this wanky mire of fretless bass, irritating guitar and prog drums. Tellingly, my favourite album of this era is Heathen, which was started with just Bowie, Visconti and that drummer. I also think he's lacking the tunes these days, but if Bowie refreshed his band with less annoying musicians (the Spiders had personality, as did the David/Murray/Alomar rhythm section) his music would sound a lot better.


*The order of the ones I do have would be:

Heathen
1. Outside
'hours...'
Reality

Everyday I agree more with Strawman

Shelle
(stardust savant)
07/04/07 11:44 AM
No peachy flairs new [re: trendy rechauffe]  

In reply to:

even got me my name!


Oh, right.

Sure you got it right though? I've always heard that line as "No trendy rush of faith", following on from the previous line "No peachy prayers". Hard to see what rechauffe would mean in this context.


"The Irish are the one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever. When in psychic trouble, they go to poetry, go to storytelling, go to escapism - they have no interest in picking apart their own brains"Sigmund Feud


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