Two great song on Grace/Confusion; but I can't help but shake the feeling that a lot of this album is just filler as he tries to find the climaxes. When it works (Neighbourhood Watch/Sheila) it works very well but outside of those 2 tracks the are just fleeting moments amongst a lot of background music.
new album isn't doing much for me. neither did player piano though. not that they're terribly awful albums. seek magic was just a really really high benchmark for him. i remember when it came out a few years ago i listened to it at least four or five times a day for four months solid.
New album's pretty good on first listen. I think I get the 'messiness', [url=http://pitchfork.com/news/48705-stream-the-new-memory-tapes-lp-graceconfusion/]as Dayve put it[/url]. Gonna go listen to it again.