One man's horror is another man's delight - that, I think, is a beauty of life and a mystery
for us all, too: perception. Everything we deal with in life, on an individual level,
is all a matter of our own perceptions. What we perceive, coupled with the all-encompassing
boundary of time, shapes who we are - or rather, shapes who we, and others, perceive
ourselves to be.
Perception has always interested me, so it was a no-brainer for me to take a special
interest in Owen's own album I Do Percieve. To my delight, it's also his best. You
could more or less just mix preceding album No Good For No One Now - with its up
close, honest lyrics - and following album At Home With Owen - with its beautiful
arrangements and striking level of consistency - together, and you'll get exactly what I
Do Perceive sounds like. Mike Kinsella's songwriting does not get better than this with
entry after entry hitting the nail on the head. Many powerful one-liners ringing heavy in
the air, too, playing around in your head and making you wish you had said such words to
your ex. You want the best of Owen, or at least what I perceive to be the best of Owen,
get I Do Perceive.
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