One lyric about being on a radio interview alone took me out of the experience a little, as it was just too specific to be relatable. Still, such a beautiful, sad and lonely album. Loved See the Sky, Motion Pictures and Ambulance Blues. You're all just pissing in the wind you don't know it, but you are and there ain't nothing like a friend who can tell you you're just pissin' in the wind
+Great production quality +BIttersweet Symphony is still a great song +Some cool decorations of strings and stuff in the mix -Vocalist not especially emotive or expressive, despite trying to be -Sounds like Oasis -British -Padded song lengths and filler to reach max CD capacity. Emblematic of era. -Booooooooorrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnng 2/5
Awesome. It's like a 1970s version of Ween crossed with Richard Dawson.
Likely the best album ever recorded.
Amazing singles, some good deep cuts.
Not for me.
Worth a listen. I appreciated all the experimentation in the second half, but it's not something I'll probably revisit.
Fun quirky pop
Prettty wild. Melvins-esque.
Surprised by how much it this didn't suck. Trite lyrics and cringe delivery as expected, but I can't deny those instrumentals. Not bad.
Corny AND pompous. Godawful.
Instrumentals are good/interesting enough to be their own project, but in the context of the album, they kill the energy. Some amazing cuts on this one, though.
Schmaltz. Also, Superstition.
Screw it, this was fun.
Freak folk. Far out!
Felt like I listened to couple of pretty cool songs repeated about 5 times each.
Cool experimentation, definitely ahead of its time. It's an interesting piece of history, but as a listening experience, I wanted more progress in the songs themselves. Most of them build very little off the central idea/pulse that is introduced at the beginning.
Could see this growing in me
The beginning of the final track was a cool soundscape, but then he started singing. Otherwise, I would never want to hear this again.
Pretty sure this is what NPCs listen to.
A less clever but more polished Magnetic Fields type thing. Couple of funny lines. Not bad.
Not really sure what would distinguish this from all the other 60s Psych that sounds exactly like this, but this type of music is fine.
Awesome. Exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to find with this.
A few great moments buried in awful 90s rave music
Just not my thing, really.
I know this is one of those bands where's you lose any credibility if you have anything but glowing praise for them, but this sounds like Megadeth if they did this kind of music. And Megadeth blows.
So much life in this performance.
A whole album of this is too much.
The average track length is 7 and a half minutes. God, fuck the 90s sometimes.
Makes me feel bad about giving that blur album 1 star. This is so much worse. Why does the singer always sound like he's trying to shit out a brick? Last song was kind of ok, I guess.
Not enduring any more of these mediocre britpop albums for the sake of this project.
Would be a 5 without the interludes.