Yes I know that C is a low tier great album. However if this isn't a high tier great album than nothing is.
It's shocking in a general principle how any Sparks fan could rate it less than a Hex D or how Lil' beetHoven didn't make the Top 300 Music Babble list.
Or that it's shocking how Sparks is a 3 star band and not a 4 or a 5 instead of the band that shall not be named. Sure I only thought they were a 3 star band when John Mc started his reviews as well but now I know better.
Regarding Lil' Beethoven. Every song here rule and there is no weak track (IMO there is no weak Sparks album track in the 00's until the Ingmar Bergman project came along). I Married Myself is quoting Mark prindle "ass-####ingly gorgeous" ballad. Great vocal melodies underpinnnign the song, I love the "doo doo doo" section where the backing vocals sings "it's going to last". I'm not too sure the "Falling in Love With Myself Again" comparison is really that fair. While I guess the themes are similar in that it depicts a relationship with yourself I feel the emotion behind it's different. The Falling In love with myself seems a more of a stab and satire of narcissism. However reading the book Talent Is An Asset and hearing about how Mael brothers talk about marriage and how both of them adamantly rejects married life. To me it seems like a paean to bachelor life
From the book
"“Much has been made over the years of the fact that the Mael brothers have never wed; there have been relationships that simply got in the way of their principal concern — making music. “Neither of us is married — we’re too busy having a good time,” Russell said in BAM Magazine in 1983. “On the surface, maybe we look less ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ than the average group, but on the other hand we’re more ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ than those pictures of Led Zeppelin on the farm with their wives and kids, Rock ‘n’ roll lifestyles mean you have a wife and then cheat on her, so rather than do that, we’re honest and stay unmarried. I don’t know anybody in any other band who’s as un-tied down as the two of us. We dislike homey things — for ourselves anyway.”
“We have friends who have families,” Ron told The Word magazine in February 2006. “I get it vicariously; having a traditional family would be a real restriction on what we do.”
Reading all of that, the song really seems to me about finding happiness in being tied down only to yourself especially when the atmosphere of this song is played in a romantic ballad associated with romantic bliss. Sort of you can get the contentment without marriage.
Your Call's Very Important to Us. Please Hold.
is a hilarious over-dramatic song where it seems like the person being on hold is a life and death tragedy. i love the bombastic strings that gave this a deliberately inappropriate serious tone, the descending piano line, the ooh backing vocal
: A C isn't incongruent with anything he's said
: before. He said "sonic"
: masterpiece. Not "songwriting"
: masterpiece. A C is a low-tier masterpiece
: in my books. Personally I think he was
: pretty on point with the review except for a
: couple tracks I liked more than him and vice
: versa ("I Married Myself" is a
: fave of mine, "Ride 'Em Cowboy"
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