OMG! I laugh so hard when I read your stuff. 11:34!!! There must be something seriously wrong with me... I think I'm OK with that.
I thought the album was a tad overproduced. I'm making myself a Blitzen Trapper "Trappa Mix Tape". What can I say, I love it best when Eric Menteer gets full run of noisy guitar and they go all experimental.
What an amazing band.
The band's general sense of gloom, doom and despair is often times amusing. Depeche Mode often carries that sense with them even at the top of the charts. I did notice Brent seemed subdued on this album in some ways and commented on that in my own column when I reviewed it. Bands do change, writing ebbs and flows, and compromises have to be made--gee sounds like any relationship. However, things aren't always what they seem. Having interviewed quite a few artists, including Brent, I have to say that these guys are amazingly transparent. It's refreshing. At one time you didn't know how dysfunctional a band was until it was over and they were writing their memoirs with acid pen. The article was very well written and I enjoyed it.
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