MH8.2.2011 wrote:I recently listened to the album in its entirely. And overall it really was great. I remember liking +44 more then Anything AVA had out as a whole at the time. But looking back, re-listening to it all. There were a few to many filler songs. While most of the album is damn good, I feel like little death, despite having such an amazing and fun to play opening is quickly forgettable. 155 and Lillian never really held any long lasting value. When they come on during. shuffle I actually most of the time just skip them. And this maybe blasphemous around here but to me the best part of chapter 13 is the lyrics. Instrumentally the song just starts no where and goes no where. Its not a rockout song, its not even a catchy song. Does it have a deeper meaning yes , are they colorful lyrics yes. But its better to me as a poem or a short story then a song. And calling song 12 chapter 13 !??!! #OCDRANT.
But overall I love that album, and still look back and wonder why we didn't get anymore. It was so good. It was so fresh. It had meaning. Its hard to believe Mark only had one album in him.
Lillian is one of my favorites! And the instruments of Chapter XIII are one of my favorite things about it... I think its insanely catchy.
Cliff Diving i really dig cause of the drums!
"Do you hear the people sing singing the song of angry men? It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again."
9/28/09 Birmingham, Alabama
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