Wednesday, April 15, 2009

mewithoutYou- it's all crazy! it's all false! it's all a dream! it's alright

A few short points about the album:

-The style is real folksy for the most part. Every part is somewhat framed around the acoustic guitar. Many parts feel kind of empty, as if the other band members didn't know what to do in this new setting.

-The production by Danielson is somewhat noticeable and adds a nice flair to the album. I think the songs would be even emptier without his backing choruses and wanky guitar/keyboard.

-The worst song on the album is "Bullet to Binary Pt. 2," which is a shame since that is the one most people will be looking forward to. It sounds very empty, mainly. The second worse track is the closer, "Allah, Allah, Allah," which sounds like a vacation bible school song, complete with Aaron yelling, "Bring it back now, one more time!"

-The lyrics are still great, with Aaron taking his "farm" imagery to another level. He must've had his Farmer's Almanac to come up with all the fruits, vegetables, and animals he mentions.

-Strong songs are "Timothy Hay," "every thought, a thought of You," and "the King Beetle on the Coconut Estate"

7/10? maybe a 6/10. worth a listen, but maybe not a buy unless you're a big fan (like me).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This could be one of the most impressive albums to come out this century. Aaron Weiss is America's Nanao Sakaki. He is our Hermit Poet. This album catapults his poetry to a new level of depth and spirituality.

Anonymous said...

This could be one of the most impressive albums to come out this century. Aaron Weiss is America's Nanao Sakaki. He is our Hermit Poet. This album catapults his poetry to a new level of depth and spirituality.

hmmm said...

i'll agree that the lyrics are pretty excellent, but the music is pretty lacking. they just didn't do much with what was there. it was like aaron wrote the songs on acoustic guitar then everyone else wrote around him, only they didn't know how to write folky, acoustic music. i think if they make another album in this style, it will be better because they've had practice, but this seems more like a warm-up to me.

Anonymous said...

Ill be honest, im not sure how anyone could NOT like Allah, Allah, Allah. I love the new cd, because it seems so simple at some point. it almost pokes at the people who glofify him at every turn. I just saw them two nights ago, and the new stuff was by far the best.

Holden.a said...

I think your review is terrible.

Anonymous said...

mwY fucking suck after [A->B] life. This is more of an example of pure aesthetic exploitation than Juno is, by far. Put some guy singing "good" lyrics about stupid shit that people accept as esoteric or interesting and retard teenagers will eat it up to boost their alt rock credibility.