lz41
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U2 Zooropa
Aimlessness, for better or worse, defines "Zooropa". Its introspective modernism sees its protagonists walk through life with metaphorical guns to their heads ('Stay', 'Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car', 'Dirty Day') or cast aside all certainty in 'The Wanderer' and the glorious title track, which quite literally declares, "I have no compass/I have no map/I have no reason, no reason to get back." On the other hand, the album's modest origins and rushed finish give us obviously unfinished pieces and over-parodic experiments.
3.5
01.19.17
Iggy Pop Lust For Life
Part garage chug-along, part campy Hammerstein cabaret and part whatever struck Iggy's (and Bowie's) fancy, "Lust for Life" is a mixed bag. Best songs: 'Lust for Life', 'Tonight' and 'Success'.
3.5
01.17.17
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
You've heard the classics on radio but I would definitely recommend diving in for the version of 'Swamp'. As for the rest of the album, there are times when Talking Heads debased reassessments of modern life are truly so 'clever', so 'stop making sense', that they genuinely cannot pose a coherent question.
3.5
01.14.17
Sinead O'Connor She Who Dwells In The Secret Place...
I love O'Connor's attitude to her music, the passion and the eclectic style. But nothing really comes together well.
2.5
11.20.16
Sade Diamond Life
It's smooth enough but what is "Diamond Life" trying to be? No single element stands out from the mix: the music is awaiting an outstanding vocal from Sade and Sade is awaiting some ear-catching music. Neither come.
3.0
11.03.16
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
Nothing is great, nothing is anything more than mildly creative, but I'll be damned if it doesn't put a smile on my dial.
3.5
10.04.16
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
The uncomfortably bleak nature of the first half is expected, even if its arrangement is new. The second half is beautifully sad. Well done Nick.
4.0
09.09.16

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