Waking Ideas Publishing - Culture & Critics Corner
Written By Danny Nicolas
It's the now at that point. You know the one I am talking about. The point where you've listened to an album to death, non-stop ipod to cd player to itunes and then back to your ipod for over a week. Then something else really good comes out and you have to move on, listen to the next greatest thing. But whatever happens, you're not really sure why but you suddenly realize that it's been enough time to turn on the music again.
Sometimes, for whatever the case, you get suckered into believing the hype and the first time or maybe the first week, or year, and you think the latest Rick Astley album is the best album since Houses of the Holy. But when you go back a few months later, you suddenly want to vomit, knowing that you actually like it then.
However, there are albums that stand the test of time, and are just as fresh as the day you heard it. If you're old enough, you'll remember dusting off an old vinyl record, dropping the needle, and just hearing the first few riffs of that Zeppelin song would take you back to the first time you heard it. This week the editorial features will focus on newer music (rather than writing article after article about Led Zeppelin or The Police) that remains fresh in our ears, living past the pre-release hype and marketing tricks to solidify itself as one of the best albums of the year.
Published on Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 12:11 am | Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.