|infinite zest |
Trans will always be my favorite Young album, not because it was panned by critics and record label executives who thought he was trying to get out of his contract and later became a cult classic and pretty much the inspiration for most of what we listen to in 2014, but because he wrote the album for his son, who was into computers.
Yeah it's the human aspect that makes me feel the way I feel about it. Most of what Young was emulating was shrouded in anonymity or "weirdness" (don't get me wrong, I love KW) whereas people heard this and they had to come to the realization that the person singing was the same person who wrote "Heart of Gold." It's like this ontological shift, kind of when Radiohead switched styles completely. I'd say I like Autechre, Aphex Twin, most of what they were styling Kid-A off more than I do Radiohead, but Radiohead's very human (android?) presence made it that much more acceptable.
|Jet Bin Fever |
This is the coolest damned thing.
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