Bright Eyes may not technically be emo, but they are transcendently expressive, beatifically melancholic. Down in the Weeds is just the statement of grounding that we need as a respite from the churning chaos around us. William Wyler's Roman Holiday crosses the postcard genre with a hardy trope: Old World royalty seeks escape from stuffy, ritual-bound, lives for a fling with the modern world, especially with Americans.
The Good: Primarily, the instrumentation and production, which is continuously dense, vibrant, and hypnotic. Both melodically and lyrically, Butler has lost none of his endearing idiosyncrasies, either. Here Come Cowboys. My Time. Like a Stranger. Alice's House. Only a Game. Punk was a rebellion against the music that had gone before, but the Psychedelic Furs were different — they jammed. The Jam never jammed! We recorded it in RAK studios. Pretty in Pink encapsulates the intertwined guitars between Roger — who I only ever knew as Dog - and John, a really great, underrated guitar player.
There are deceptively gentle songs like Tiny Hands , a touch of Ruby Tuesday musically, but not about the innocence of an infant, but the man-baby president and his malignancy. Made of Rain is an unhurried album. The songs are stately. And there is darkness. Take three titles. Turn Your Back On Me. The utter negativity of the lyricism rides on the grandeur and swirl of the music. It reaches its apex with No-one.
No one is bone-chilling and dramatically malevolent lyrically and huge and spine-tingling musically. He uses words and phrases like colours, his vocabulary is the palette and the picture is abstract and impressionistic. His songs were never literal story-telling — the narrative was implied, feelings evoked. Ambiguity and beautiful emotional chaos…. This album slaps.
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