Friday, July 20, 2012

Some Additions

So I made this post last year and I wanted to add some comments to it. First, about Fireworks.

So I love Gospel. A lot. It's a very emotionally honest record. I really liked it and I was trying to put my finger onto why. Here's what I wrote in my sketchpad:

What does naming it Gospel accomplish? What is it a Gospel for?
-growing up?mid-life crisis? being happy? figuring yourself out? childhood?
-There's a great deal of nostalgia in this CD. There's a lot about remembering the past
-There's also a good deal of friendship and camaraderie as a result
-historical account of his experience
-it's a story but it also implies it's a framework for morality
-its also a guide for how to live life

I have to say, I don't understand the hate that Gospel gets. Maybe it's different. I don't know. I never listened to a lot of their older stuff. But it's a very open and raw record, despite the clean (and fantastic) production and mastery. The tones of the guitars work really well, adding more depth to the emotions. I know it sounds good, but it's still raw.

Also, Pianos Become the Teeth is too sad of a CD for me to want to listen to. It's really really really good. Possibly one of the best albums ever. But I just can't listen to it. It's too sad.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Calling it Now

This album will be very good. From what I've heard of Bulls in the Bronx and King for a Day, Pierce the Veil is going to once again, kill it.