• A Fool Such As I?

    2. Sep. 2007, 19:51 von rubbergenius

    One of the great arguments among musos is that of "the canon" - those albums that represent the pinnacle of an artist's career, or the high watermark of a genre. For Bob Dylan it's usually the albums from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan through to Blonde on Blonde and then chuck in Blood on the Tracks. It's a worthy set of long players, each of which is peerless of course.

    But then what if your own tastes veer wildly from these established standard-bearers? Such a dichotomy presents itself at the moment; as such, I can't get enough of Dylan's "runts".

    I've been playing three Dylan albums religiously over the past few weeks. The first is New Morning, of which most would say "fair enough". It's not a bad album by any means, but it's no Blonde on Blonde.

    AMG rates New Morning 4.5/5 and calls it "a charming, endearing record", and I'd agree whole-heartedly; it's one of the best 'Saturday morning' records out there (along with it's older brother and forbearer Nashville Skyline)…
  • Worst of the Best

    21. Apr. 2006, 18:38 von JP_onry17

    Saw this on my recommendations and thought it could be fun. Top 10 Artists and my least favorite song for each one.

    1. Dream Theater
    The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun
    It is tempting to choose the general DT whipping boy of songs, You Not Me, and I do dislike that song very much. However, at least You Not Me is kind of funny (especially those terrible nonsensical lyrics!)... The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun is just boring.

    2. The Beatles
    The Long and Winding Road
    I'm not sure why, I've just never liked this song. The Phil Spector arrangement is obviously rather terrible and bombastic, but I didn't think the version on Let it Be...Naked was really any better. IMO, it's just not a very good song, especially when you compare it to the rest of the Beatles' stuff from that time period.

    3. Pink Floyd
    Take Up Thy Stethoscope and Walk
    I can forgive Roger for not being the greatest songwriter ever at the time of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, but that doesn't mean this song doesn't still suck. …