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Old 10-15-2008, 05:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The line about taking off all his clothes and spines, well, it makes me think of the spine of a book.

Mmmhmm, good point. I read another review on this where they talk about the line:

How Id push my fingers through your mouth
To make those muscles move
And make your voice so smooth and sweet

And how its a metaphor for turning the pages of the book to hear Annes voice. Thats why I love this album so much, Ive never heard another album with lyrics so rich that I constantly hear new interpretations that are not only all wonderful, but all add something else. I could argue that this is the most lyrically well-written album of all-time (although Dylan fans would lynch me).

And, excellent review, I really enjoy your song by song interpretation, especially that bit about carrot flower seeds being contraceptives, I never knew that.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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One of the most lyrically cryptic albums I've ever encountered. Solid review.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Very nice review. This album album was one of those albums that played a large role in shaping my taste in music. I was one of the albums that made me start listening to "indie" music.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That was a fantastic review. The album makes much more sense now, and it feels, now more than ever, like the concept album I'm sure it's meant to be. You will only "get the fuss" if you get to feel the album. It doesn't happen to everyone. It has to hit you, at some point in your life, for you to get it and love it to death. Otherwise it's just pretty cool, I guess.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It's a decent album, but it never struck me one way or the other. In that sense, it reminds me of Turn On The Bright Lights. It sounds decent enough while it's playing, but afterwards, I don't feel a particularly compelling urge to hear it again.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Took me a while to really appreciate it, but I get it, for people of the right age and background this is the perfect album.
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:36 PM   #17 (permalink)
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By the way, this album has moved up to my favorite album of all time. After listening to it many, many times, no album connected with me on an emotional level like this one did. My favorite song on it is Two Headed Boy pt. 2, I think it's so, unbearably sad, and Mangum's voice sounds like he's trying to hold back tears. The lyrics are also very touching.

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Love to be with a brother of mine.
How he'd love to find your tongue in his teeth,
In a struggle to find secret songs that you keep,
Wrapped in boxes so tight, sounding only at night as you sleep.

And in my dreams you're alive and you're crying,
As your mouth moves in mine, soft and sweet.
Rings of flowers round your eyes and I love you,
For the rest of your life (when you're ready).

Brother see, we are one in the same.
And you left with your head filled with flames,
And you watched as your brains fell out through your teeth.
Push the pieces in place.
Make your smile sweet to see.
Don't you take this away.
I'm still wanting my face on your cheek.

And when we break we'll wait for our miracle.
God is a place where some holy spectacle lies.
And when we break we'll wait for our miracle.
God is a place you will wait for the rest of your life.
Jeff Mangum's brother committed suicide. I learned that while reading up on the album about 3 songs into it while listening for the first time and when I heard the lyrics in this song about his brother a shiver went up my spine. An absolutely haunting piece of artwork.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I did not know Magnum's brother committed suicide, that's awful. The last track is rapidly becoming my favorite as well.

As 'hipster' or whatever shit people call it, this is currently my favorite album. The whole album is really personal and resonant, and it really connects me to feelings about my deceased friend, so yeah.
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By the way, this album has moved up to my favorite album of all time. After listening to it many, many times, no album connected with me on an emotional level like this one did. My favorite song on it is Two Headed Boy pt. 2, I think it's so, unbearably sad, and Mangum's voice sounds like he's trying to hold back tears. The lyrics are also very touching.



Jeff Mangum's brother committed suicide. I learned that while reading up on the album about 3 songs into it while listening for the first time and when I heard the lyrics in this song about his brother a shiver went up my spine. An absolutely haunting piece of artwork.
The exact same thing happened to me. I listened to it over and over, not with the purpose of getting it, but because I couldn't get enough of it. Something significant is happening within those 48 minutes, everytime. Suddenly the world stops being about you, and starts being about Jeff Mangum's characters.

Two Headed Boy Pt. 2 is one of the best closers for any album I've heard. If I could cry, it would be to this song.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You can't cry?
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