I dunno…if I don't get something, I have a hard time thinking of it as "great." Everyone else is just wrong.
For the record, though, I actually know there's artistic merit in both the Fugees
's The Score
and Kanye West
's The College Dropout
, but there's an obviousness in each's music choices that I find annoyingly contrived.
DMahler: Without being presumptuous, if my bead on your taste is accurate, I think you may not get Horses
because you're a melody-above-all-else kinda guy, and that record's really
not about melody in any straightforward way. It's sorta like the way Linton Kwesi Johnson describes dub poetry, or at least why he started out reading and ended up with a band: "the rhythm of the language is the rhythm of the music, and the language of the music is the language of the verse
". To me, it's almost like Patti isn't trying to make
rock & roll on Horses
; at that particular moment in time, she is
rock & roll, as expansive as anyone might want it to be. If there's a problem with her music today, it's that she often seems stuck in that moment.
Originally Posted by scytheavatar
Damn, I thought that was just me.