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patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Special Agent Albert Rosenfield, Coop.

MisterTornado
January 8th 2012


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Who be that

Tyrannic
January 8th 2012


3296 Comments


" But from that unfortunate notion comes a comprehensive personality that oozes out of every pour of the film;"

Pore*

The film introduction was an interesting way to approach this, and I feel the same way. The asylum is amazing lol.

Shuyin
January 8th 2012


13943 Comments


megalodon vs giant octopus ftw!

patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I thought you were a Twin Peaks fan, Tornado!? It's Cooper's pal from the FBI.

MisterTornado
January 8th 2012


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

" But from that unfortunate notion comes a comprehensive personality that oozes out of every pour of the film;"



Pore*"



Cheers! I'll fix that



"megalodon vs giant octopus ftw!"



I think I saw that on SciFi channel once...



"I thought you were a Twin Peaks fan, Tornado!? It's Cooper's pal from the FBI."



AH ... I've never seen a single episode of it lol. I've just seen the many films of Lynch, though I need to get on that show immediately.

patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah, definitely watch that as soon as you possibly can. Buy the Gold Box edition. I guaruntee you will not regret it if you love Lynch's films.

YetAnotherBrick
January 8th 2012


6691 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

"...of a body of work, though richly scarred and undoubtedly wounded, deserving of a second opinion."



lol

MisterTornado
January 8th 2012


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Yeah, definitely watch that as soon as you possibly can. Buy the Gold Box edition. I guaruntee you will not regret it if you love Lynch's films."



Gold Box edition, how much does that run for?





"...of a body of work, though richly scarred and undoubtedly wounded, deserving of a second opinion."



lol"



=)

patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's on sale on Amazon for $54.99. It's worth every last cent.

MisterTornado
January 8th 2012


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's pretty solid, was expecting something outrageous. Is that every episode?

Gyromania
January 8th 2012


30805 Comments


Cool angle, but this album receives a 1.5 at most from me. the .5 comes from its hilarity -- because honestly, it's pretty funny at first.

patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yup, all 30 including the full length feature pilot episode and an extra disc of bonus features. Well worth it, in my opinon. Wait until you meet Coop.

Irving
Emeritus
January 8th 2012


7499 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

There's some really amazing writing here. Granted, as a review it doesn't do much musical analysis so much as it is a passive, backwards glance at what Lulu was, but the clarity of the hindsight makes for a pretty compelling piece. I'm not entirely sure how you feel about Lulu MisterTornado, but I am quite glad to see that someone actually devoted some thought into reviewing this album - beyond "OMG REPETITIVE CHORDS AND LOU REED'S OLD MAN VOCALS AND DAMMIT IT'S METALLICA; MUST HATE OMG NEG NEG NEG".

Gyromania
January 8th 2012


30805 Comments


I'm pretty much convinced that it would be nigh impossible for someone to write a review of this that adequately defends a score higher than a 3. I don't care how skilled the writer may be, it just seems far too difficult for glaringly obvious reasons.

Irving: the repetitive and dull-as-all-hell chords really can't be overlooked, as they're featured in every song and, as an avid fan of Reed's solo catalog, it has to be noted that he really does sound like an old, senile man babbling nonsense in tandem with music that just doesn't work with its desired narrative.

AsoTamaki
January 8th 2012


2524 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I don't see why that is an issue for people. The repetition isn't that severe, man. Except on Mistress Dread, but that's very intentional. There are multiple sections and variations to sections in most songs.



The focus is supposed to be on the poetry. You could even think of it as you would a hip-hop album. Many songs will have one repetitive beat playing throughout the entire thing and that's fine.

patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I really like Junior Dad. Might raise this back up to a 3 for that track alone. The repition does not bother me so much.

AsoTamaki
January 8th 2012


2524 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Exactly. Junior Dad. This album really does cover a wide range of sound when you really consider it. You must admit at least that.

patrickfannon
January 8th 2012


892 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I also dig Pumping Blood and Iced Honey. I'm starting to rember why I rated it a 4. It's just jarring initially.

Gyromania
January 8th 2012


30805 Comments


It's pretty far removed from anything hip-hop related, even in structure; sure, a lot of it is spoken word, but - as I've said - Reed's narrative doesn't work with the monotonous repetition of chords. Perhaps if its repetitive nature was enjoyable it wouldn't be so difficult to listen to it, but for me all that's being played by Metallica sounds like uninspired dirge.

Unlike albums such as Scott Walker's The Drift, Reed's 'poetry' comes across as piss-poor writing that's awkwardly delivered. I can find a similar blend of disturbing imagery that's much more engaging in its delivery with instrumentation that doesn't stale and inevitably bore by the third track.

Still, I am dying to see someone write a thought-provoking defense for this, but even if I were playing devil's advocate I'd have an impossibly difficult time finding pros.



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