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4.0 out of 5 stars Forget the words, enjoy the music!, 7 April 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Sometime in Ny City (Audio CD)
There are only two reasons why this album is generally unpopular with the record buying public and they are a)Lennon is singing 3rd person protest songs about subjects he doesn't know too much about and b) yoko's singing, and the fact that she's taking up half of a John Lennon album.
For me these are minor distractions. The band can really rock (New York City, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Attica State etc)and Lennon's voice is at it's peak, singing with balls, passion, fire and conviction (the same can't be said about 'Wall's and Bridges' for example). If you don't sit down and read the lyrics, the words sound great because of the way he sings them (which can be said for so many critically aclaimed albums from other bands). 'Women is the Nigger of the World' is an important feminist song - it appeared on 'Shaved Fish' but not on 'Legend'. Why? Too controversial perhaps?
Although they don't enhance the album, I like Yoko's songs which I think are well performed and better than her 'Double Fantasy' output.
Lennon wrote this album off because of the subject matter. He did the same with many other songs i.e. 'And your bird can sing', 'It's only love', 'Run for your Life', 'Mr. Kite'...In my mind these are great songs due to the tune, musicianship and the Voice. As a lyricist he was peerless. On 'Sometime in New York City' the lyrics were below par but I don't think it matters that much..
Another minor distraction is that the accompanying live album is rubbish. There is one good song though: 'Well (Baby please don't go)'...
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