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on 5 May 2013
While I sympathise with Scott Walkers repetitive attempts to destroy the 'popular song' , his attempt to broadly 'reinvent music' seems to lack judgement ; doesn't he realise that if there actually was 'something that resembles music but is better than music' somebody else would probably have invented it already ?
More generally , this is not like a conventional rock record , but is more like a piece of theatre, or a film or a 'tone poem ' . It seems to create an atmosphere but suffers from a complete absence of 'tunes' . It's not a 'pleasant listen' but , like a hero , rebel or sociopath, it stands alone and opposes everything that surrounds it.