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.
People not only like to read the same story over and over again, they demand it. Our job is to retell the story, to reinforce the legends, to emphasise the inflexibility of the narrative.
Beck selling sheet music is like McDonald’s selling a recipe book. “Hey, we’re not going to sell you the Super-Ultra-Mega Big Mac, but you can buy our recipe book and make your own version.” Those recipes might even look complex on paper, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t consuming garbage.
Unless a particular artistic discipline has massive popular support then it ceases to become culturally relevant.
Why exactly does the whole world want to distance itself from the term hipster?
2012. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a shit year in terms of my personal life.
The fantasy world that David Thomas inhabits reeks of privilege and conceit. Perhaps I expected a bit more intelligence, a bit more individuality, a bit more adventurousness to his thinking. Then again, he is a white middle-class American male. We can’t expect too much.
Visions seduces me a little more, yet at the same time, I know I will never truly love it