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This review is from: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Audio CD)
As any faithful music listener will attest, there is a period between buying an album and giving up on an album. This can range from minutes to years depending on the context, and I feel Yankee Hotel Foxtrot's time has come, despite all the acclaim, intriguing label arguments and respect it is given by those I trust. Say, twelve months or so for this one; that's the time it took this record to devolve from "possibly grower" to "painfully grey object of boredom", and that will likely be the way it stays. But I would like to believe. Spending my slightly hard-earned money on wonderful records is infinitely more preferable than wasting it away on unloved bits of plastic and paper, so I look for the positives: "Jesus, Etc." is jolly enough, I suppose; the Conet sampling is used to marvellous effect here, and is undoubtedly the most interesting thing to grace the ears of the listener. And that might well be it. It is not enough for me to return any time soon, and it is certainly not enough for me to join the army of those claiming this to be some sort of modern day masterpiece.
As a side note, the last few seconds of "Poor Places" would have allowed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot to claim the prize for greatest ending to a pop album, although they had to ruin it by tacking the damp, all too safe "Reservations" on the end. Cockspankers.
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Initial post: 19 May 2009 22:07:37 BDT
R. Pievaitis says:
hi there,what a shame this one seems to have become lost on you.
i do know what you mean by saying some albums do take forever to click,and i have some of my own,but ultimately if the album is good enough it will find you.i you let it.
for some reason you are just not letting this one in!? please do try again,maybe your mood may have something to do with it,i know if i,m not in the right frame of mind some music will just not happen.
but trust me on this if you let it in it is a great album
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