Smith’s songs were populated by back alley losers, moving in a moonlit world of cashed checks, track marks, and bad luck.
Once the corporate reality of Realpop is internalised, then any criticism of pop which includes a critique of the corporate nature of pop music can be dismissed as an asinine act of naivety and obviousness.
Critics have been falling over themselves to praise their special brand of retro R&B mixed with retro MOR and it will surely only be a matter of time before teenagers find out about them too.
There are no simple truths here. There is just a millionaire recording artist with time on his hands, recording songs that he enjoys singing.
Some bands from my youth have fallen by the wayside, but not The Doors. I always return to them and each return pays back my youthful devotion. RIP Ray Manzarek.
The London dreamers have borrowed their favourite parts from music’s past to create a headrush of love and mysticism
Is it irresponsible to write an album review without having heard a single note from said album? Maybe. It would probably depend on the album.
This appears to be the opposite of crazy. It’s mundane. Why would somebody describe their encounters with normal everyday situations and then call themselves crazy? Why indeed. They’d have to be delusional.