Been awhile. That and I can’t believe Zapps is still on Spotify. Decade-plus history is that his catalog pops up on streaming services and then suddenly goes away.
Yeah, the neo-Sabbath bits by way of ironic stoner nation are there, but to me I get more than a little PJ Harvey attitude, especially with the florid lyrics.
Digging the uptempo tracks on this disc, goofy pop with Smiths and B-52s DNA. Actual tuneful fun. Producer shoulda axed the slow stuff tho.
Long distance dedication to 1600 PennAve.
Digging this, their most proggy of releases.
With this album Opeth completes its molt to a perfect synthesis of King Crimson mkII/III and original Genesis. There are nods to Family, Camel, Can, and the more proggy bits of Rainbow as well. Just go with it. It is 2014 and someone released this kind of music. Praise be.
Nuther inventive take. Could easily see the Mavs sticking this one in their set for big festivals. Tasty stuff.
Next time someone doubts Nashville has the best arrangers and producers in the world, stuff this in their gullet. Both hysterical and amazing.
Rice played LB at UNC before setting off on a plan to make the perfect Modern Country Album. It had to be packed with cliches — musical, lyrical, production all of them — and cheese, yet without a trace of self-awareness, shame, or irony. When you listen to this album — and it is full of treats like “Look at My Truck” and “Carolina Can,” quite apart from Florida Georgia Line tradition of “Ready Set Roll” — I’ll think you’ll agree that Rice has succeed beyond his wildest dreams.
Album 55-years young.