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I have been caught napping by Scott as I expected another few years to get my head around Drift before another creation appeared. I believe this is more accessible than Drift and there only seems to be one real screaming/screeching moment. Having said that I have probably only heard Drift about three times but feel i could listen to this much more. Why bother if it takes that much effort? Well, the first time I heard Tilt I turned it off, the second, i hoovered (and I rarely hoover) but Farmer in the City would now be in my top ten Scott Walker songs.
Like a previous reviewer I laughed out loud a few times but i also had to skip ahead at the end of the very long track four, somewhere around fourteen minutes where it just became a wee bit too manic.
However like Elizabeth I still prefer Scott 1 to 4 and his compositions on 'til the band comes in'. The storytelling on these earlier albums was stunning whereas on this and Tilt and Drift I frequently have no idea what is going on, even with lyrics provided! I will listen to this a few more times and maybe I will find something wonderful like farmer but now his music is certainly something that needs time after which you may still struggle as I do with Drift or end up loving it.
I fail to see why people give his latest offerings just one star purely because they prefer the 'old' Scott. This music is different and because you do not like it does not mean it is one star; I don't like opera but would never give just one star to Bizet. I say again, really listen to Tilt and in there you will find something wonderful. I have given 5 stars as I could never give less to someone I have listened to all of my adult life.
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2013 13:32:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Nov 2013 13:33:20 GMT
"I have given 5 stars as I could never give less to someone I have listened to all of my adult life." Which makes your rating misleading & absolutely pointless. There are many artist that simply run out of ideas & originality, off the top of my head Bowie/The Cure/KOL. After that everything they release is second rate copies of the original brilliance. At that point they no loner warrant top ratings. Scott's "Tilt" was diffident listening but unique & wonderful, a 4 or 5 star album. This unfortunately doesn't reach those heights.
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