Usually there's someone to ban me as soon as I make an "undesireable" post. As soon as it becomes obvious who the poster is (me), I am no longer able to post under that name. I was under the impression that the Alibi web page was monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, probably in shifts. Wow, I wish I had that job! Wonder what it pays? I don't get bored very easily (obviously). I'm sure I could handle it. I'd do a really good job. What do ya say Alibi? Why don't you pay me to monitor my posts and delete them as soon as they show up? I guarantee you no one could do a better job of it than me!
that there's a pot leaf in each issue of the Alibi these days. Sorry, there was no place particularly appropriate for this comment. You know, I love the Alibi and do my best to support it. Everywhere I go, I always grab tons of copies. There's always someone who asks me to get them a copy and I always like to start over with a fresh copy wherever I am. I like doing my part to jack up the circulation numbers. I also talk about the Alibi pretty much wherever I go. I ask the person behind the counter at any given business I frequent if they like the Alibi. I tell them that I like the Alibi and I expect them to like it too!
Definitely get the Deluxe Edition with the bonus tracks. Unlike anything on the album proper, they're really sexy. "Make Love All Night Long" has a bouncy, sexy groove - "I'm gonna turn you on/ Make love all night long." And "Heroic Dose" is a super sexy slow burner with strange, seductive vocals done in French with a deep, Barry White voice. The vocalist is uncredited, but he doesn't sound a thing like high-pitched wonders Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe. This over seven minute track is totally wigged out. It kinda reminds me of Roxy Music's "The Bogus Man" and "For Your Pleasure" - very trippy. Also, the two remixed tracks are great, sounding even more electronic and techno-fied than the originals.
I agree with what some other reviewers are saying: this one's a strong candidate for album of the year. "Album of the Year" may be a marketing ploy to sell magazines, but it's still fun to compile your own "best of" list. Honestly, I don't think DEAR SCIENCE is nearly as good as COOKIE MOUNTAIN, but an album this creative is still going to give everyone else a run for their money. Highly recommended!!!
. . . COOKIE MOUNTAIN, but I thought that album was clearly about addiction, effed-up relationships and the search for redemption. And while the lyrics on DEAR SCIENCE are hard to decipher, it's still fun trying to interpret them (one exception - "Lover's Day" is clearly about sex).
For me, "Crying" is a gorgeous standout with a great disco-fied guitar and a soulful chorus. "Dancing Choose"" has rapid-fire versus while the chorus features a gorgeous melody. "Golden Age" is joyous and funky while "Family Tree" is shimmering and beautiful. "Family Tree" is the only track without percussion (that is, until the end of the song). It features heavenly piano chords with heavy reverb and achingly meloncholy singing. "Shout Me Out" is another killer that finishes off with a wailing post-punkish guitar solo. Every track here, in my humble opinion, is a 5-star song.
. . . electronic programming but each one features horns, flute and/or strings, all beautifully scored. Audiophiles are complaining about the dynamic compression, that the recording is too "hot," but it's silly to get hung up on such a minor quibble with music this great. Unless you're a vinyl afficionado with $3,000 to blow on top of the line tube speakers, there's really no need to get bent out of shape over this issue (OK, that's a lie meant to tee off audiophiles. Supposedly you can get great sound for $200 or less by buying old equipment from the 50s and 60s, but whatever. I could never get the dust out of the grooves of my old records and all the clicking and popping just annoys me, so I was happy to switch to CDs).
DEAR SCIENCE feels like a celebration. It's far more positive than their previous album, RETURN TO COOKIE MOUNTAIN, which was pretty bleak. This despite lyrics that lament war and the largess of the societal elite. The lyrics are very creative and full of imagery, but they're pretty enigmatic and inscrutable. Many listeners felt that way about . . .
Do U not want people commenting on them? The TVOTR review was good - but too damn short! Not that my review is all badass or anything, but why not publish reviews like this-
Art Rock of the Highest Order
This album is genius. TVOTR bring a mind-blowing combination of soul, post-punk, techno, funk . . . . . no description is really adequate because they draw from all of these places and more to come up with something all their own. DEAR SCIENCE is awash in their trademark hazy atmospheres sounding like alien radio transmissions. These songs are sophisticated and dense with sound yet they never sound cluttered. Not only are they loaded with . . .
1) The last two Presidential elections were rigged.
2) No where in the Constitution does it say the Supreme Court decides a close election. But the public and the Democrats rolled over and let it happen anyways.
3) Politicians don't really serve the interests of the public like they're supposed to in a democracy. They serve the big donors, the big corporations with moolah.
4) electronic voting machines can't be trusted.
5) I prefer to tee off weenies who try to get me to vote. It's funny they want the public to vote when their vote will count more (assuming it's actually counted) when less people vote. These people try to tell me I can't complain about anything if I don't vote and it's fun to prove them wrong.
6) I don't vote as a protest. It's a way of saying I don't buy into the system. It's like a vote of no confidence. I actually sent in an absentee ballot explaining as much in writing. So no one can accuse me of being too lazy to vote. I voiced my opinion.
7) Your vote doesn't affect anything. It's a fraction of a drop in a bucket. It's a waste of time and a failed ideal. It won't matter one way or another if you vote.
You really ARE cool. I mean it.
Well, most widely known chef, yeah. Thanks in no small part to the Alibi, cheerleader extraordinaire. She'll always be on my shit list for speaking out against people having a living wage.
5) I prefer to tee off weenies who try to get me to vote. It's funny they want the public to vote when their vote will count more (assuming it's actually counted)when less people vote. These people try to tell me I can't complain about anything if I don't vote and it's fun to prove them wrong.
6) I don't vote as a protest. It's a way of saying I don't buy into the system. It's like a vote of no confidence. I actually sent in an absentee ballot explaining as much in writing. So no one can accuse me of being to lazy to vote. I voiced my opinion.
7) Your vote doesn't affect anything. It's a fraction of a drop in a bucket.