As a fan of late career Dylan there is a lot I appreciate here. A broken voice. An obsession with legacy and mortality. I think Dylan does it better but he is bob Dylan. I found the title track to be too much. The Russian choir, the bass, his voice. It just felt like an album of this would be too much. But then I liked it a lot more after that.
Will stick with my review from chat. I Never really liked Morrissey, and never listen to the Smiths. Having listen to the record now, it’s not that I don’t like it, is that it really doesn’t stand out for me in anyway. I think of it up in something that I had love in the 80s, I could still see enjoying it. I don’t think it is aged poorly. But I don’t think it has a lot it really invites me to watch explore more his music.
2 stars for side A and 4 stars for side B
OK, I listened to the whole thing, and I have tried. But this album is just hot fucking garbage. It’s a bunch of terrible mid 2000s Pop hard rock bullshit.. But really it just sounds like every other crappy rock band that I only heard when I got to the movies early and had to listen to the stupid commercials and rock soundtrack that they advertise while you wait. It’s just boring.
A 38 minute album that feels like 3 hours. Ugh