Friday, October 06, 2006

The Transaction(s)

New Beck (The Information): 3 listens so far. (And another fantuckingtastic Beckian website and album design that lets you make your own via stickers that come with the CD. Man what a life it must be in Beck Inc. town.)
New The Decemberists (The Crane Wife): 5 listens so far (And a rather status quo website and album design, save the cool stickers I picked up at Orion's 4 weeks ago, and man what a life it must be in The Decemberists Inc. right now).

Is a review in order?

Three observations:
  1. Are they antiwar?
  2. What is the influence of Yes on The Decemberists? Why does Beck eschew album rock influences?
  3. Will there be a remix?

For some reason I'm listening to Wilco Summerteeth at the moment. Perhaps it is a pallet cleanser.

1 comment:

  1. Wilco, which I confess often leaves me cold-ish upon first listens, always improves big time.

    Looking forward to the new Beck--glad to hear it's good.

    Note: my word verification is "byuhnopl," a disturbing combo of my alma mater and rohypnol.