Originally Posted by zedius
I don't think I like it. I mean I'm having a lot of hard time getting into it.
I mean I like kim's chords alright, and fire engine dream starts out like God but then it gets boring. A lot of the album is, yeah, meandering. I don't feel like it's heading anywhere fancy. Am I wrong to feel this way? If I keep listening to it will it one day hit me mysteriously powerful that this album is the greatest thing since yada yada? Cuz a lot of sonic youth albums do that to me. Sister especially. I didn't like that album at all until one day I loved it.
In other news I just got their self titled and I love it lots thanks.
Really? I find Fire Engine Dream is a perfect length. You brought up a good point about SY though. At first I didn't like Daydream Nation even, and I didn't like anything after the 4 minute mark of Diamond Sea, but now I love them both and they're some of my favorites. It depends on the setting where I listen to long songs. There's no way I'd listen to Absolutego, Black One, SYR, etc... when walking down a hall, but if I'm on a long inter-city bus ride that takes 3 hours, they're perfect.