Well . . . I'm glad that's over. I'm gonna wash out my ears with some Howlin' Wolf. There were some moments of pure brilliance though. The horns on I'm Glad were fantastic.
How do I objectively evaluate this album? I was 12 when this was released and it looms large in my mind. It's easy to forget great songs like Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge and Very Ape when they're rubbing shoulders with classics like Heart-Shaped Box and All Apologies. Incredible lyrics and tight, well-written songs abound in this 40 minute masterpiece.
This was my favorite album in first grade. All the synths, all the drum machines, all the melodramatic vocals. It's hard to believe an album with this many hits has only 8 songs.
Derivative, repetitive, and boring. Sounds like a christmas suicide.
This is exactly how the blues should be.
Scissor lean songwriting and perfect guitar-bass-guitar interplay. Every instrument has a job with brooding croons as the perfect juxtaposition.
I'm not a huge fan of this genre of music in general, but this is a very good example of it. Smooth vocals and excellent orchestration make for an extremely relaxing experience.