Chuck Klosterman wrote a pretty good piece on it last week, too.
Among his many gems and insights was this:
Also, this classic footnote:If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this.
An abridged list of things Metallica has done to cause its fan base to feel betrayed: getting haircuts, making a video for "One," headlining a Lollapalooza tour no one really liked, responsibly dealing with their alcoholism, writing a song that required James Hetfield to sing on key, hiring a replacement for bassist Cliff Burton, replacing the bassist who replaced Cliff Burton, not having enough bass on … And Justice for All, not writing songs that were 11 minutes long, suing the same people who purchased their T-shirts, writing the song "2x4," wearing trousers that cost more than $33, and transitioning away from a lyrical preoccupation with killing other people and toward a lyrical preoccupation with killing themselves.
1.0 was generous
August 26-28 - Psycho LV
September 7 - Cobalt
September 12 - Kraftwerk
September 17 - Melvins
September 20 - Wolves In The Throne Room
September 21 - Kanye West
September 30-October 2 - ACL wk.1
October 7 - ACL wk.2
October 11 - Failure
November 6 - Sia
November 12 - Black Sabbath
I think they had to give em that because Lou Reed worked on it.
i lol'd at this
If the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this.
I'll bet Kerrang has an hilariously positive review for it too
8/7/16 - Sufjan Stevens @ Hollywood Bowl // 8/8/16 - Radiohead @ Shrine // 8/8/16 - Boris @ Regent
9/14/16 - Wilco @ Theatre at Ace Hotel // 9/18/16 - Kraftwerk @ Hollywood Bowl
lul, no they won't...
10.0 for Smile. Amazing that this wasn't released 44 years ago; for an album so flawed, it sounds so perfect.
It absolutely deserves that 10, legend or no.
"All of you coachella 'regulars' have nasty boy pussies and itchy dick4's on your asses.
Why don't you all make like a tree and get chopped down and die. You all have been dreadfully mean to me.
I Hate you. All of you. None of you will ever get to see a womans chest meat or finger blast hott cougies like me.
Fuck you all. Consider this my resignation.
Fair the well, you elitest scumbags."
— Faxman75, who has clearly had enough
I wonder if geezr was with them
Pitchfork always underrates their albums.
EDIT: god, that P4k review of El Camino is fucking pretentious swill...starting off with that first paragraph. He immediately lost me when he mixed up The Hives with The Vines. Douchetastic.
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I don't know how you can say it's a "generous" review when you haven't listened to the album. Also, Pitchfork gives a lot of mediocre/bad albums great reviews.
Yes, it's good. I dare say, a return to form (I know there were some decent jams on Brothers, but that one took me a while to take to whereas El Camino is instant love).
I'll give it a shot. I've given all their other albums a shot and nothing has warranted repeat listens. I enjoyed their Coachella 06? or 07? performance. The one where they played the outdoor at night.
Sans Arcade Fire, Pitchfork usually reviews a band this way once they breakthrough to the mainstream (see: Modest Mouse, the White Stripes, The Strokes), I guess I shouldn't have used the word "generous", a better word would have been "predictable"
was it the mojave? It was at night, right?