Tuesday, May 16, 2017
the other stuff rated by some going on at the time #2
many of the smartest pop minds of our time would disagree, vehemently.... probably scornfully
but the truth is I have never really seen it / heard it / felt it with the PSB...
"West End Girls", very nice, yes (what's it about though? I don't really care actually)...
Introspective, I liked a bit, for half-a minute...
"Being Boring", bit boring
Overall, as sound it seems thin, as expression it feels mild... the other elements (lyrics, image, framing, interview) are clever (-clever)
pop without the !POP!
for his comments about Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" ("sounds more like a rave record than rock") and for inventing the concept "imperial phase", Neil T deserves a knighthood, or at least a CBE
file under "music journalists who should have stayed music journalists"