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There is melody and there is "Kentucky Avenue" - Still moves me to tears!,
This review is from: Blue Valentine (Audio CD)
OK, I'll begin by saying that first and foremost (in a song) I love (a) melody. However, then other things 'kick in'. Waits always divides opinion. My son loves all his canon of work, I don't and this is an album of extremes.
I have documented elsewhere that Waits' finest (complete) album was his debut "Closing Time" in 1973 but, this is worth the purchase if not for "$29 (and an alligator poise!)" but for the wonderful standout "Kentucky Avenue" - a tale of a wheelchair-bound child - told by his best pal and if this doesn't move you to tears, (as it does me EVERY time I listen to it), then you simply do not have any sentiment or soul.
Does not warrant any more stars than the accorded but, doesn't mean to infer that this is a bad album. Recommended.
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Initial post: 17 Jun 2014 16:37:10 BDT
paul moor says:
You're wrong, Closing Time was a fine debut but Swordfishtrombones is his best album.
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2014 19:10:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2014 20:13:55 BDT
Well, you're entitled to such a view Paul. Indeed, my son would agree with you there! However, I still prefer his melodic period to his avant guard period ! Thanks for the comment.
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