@tropicalhaze: because a shitty jj album is still a good album, apparently. Also, I like shit, I enjoy pooping, I've never met a person who doesn't enjoy pooping, and you'd be lying if you say you don't. Pooping is awesome, shit is great!
Really starting to appreciate V. It's hard not to want a full repeat of N2, so you're gonna get thrown off by the flighty structure and its general pacing, but I think they've really stepped into a more artsy area. They aren't satisfied with just repeating the positive aspects of N2 and that experimental attitude is what made them so great to begin with.
I agree with most of you but I still think there are some grains of gold on V. All White Everything, Hold Me, Dean & Me, Fågelsången and All Ways, Always are all really good. But yes far from no 2 though.
What I think is that it's actually the time to shut down this jj circus. No chance they will become good (or at least valid) musical act in the future. But continuous media exposure by hippy-trippy magazines and blogs luckily and unfortunately prevents this to happen. C'mon guys, jj in its current form is just a joke. This guy doesn't know how to write simple melodies and this woman even cannot sing. Just void wrapped in hype.
V .... The same shit as everything they did since No. 2, the eternal masterpiece. Having such great and consistent record among dozen of uninspired, boring and pointless songs is really a mystery for me. Maybe they stolen No. 2 somewhere or bought it from some great songwriter.. or are they just drug-addicts? :-)
music to take drugs and listen to if you're white and think black people are stupid but still want to take drugs and listen to music that steals from them because you're probably a colonialist and your ancestors were rapists