Fat Cat Plankton

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Friday, July 30, 2004

I No Longer Hear the Music

I'm having a really hard time getting into this new Libertines record. That's probably a bad sign, especially considering the kind of music they play isn't exactly the sort of stuff that takes weeks to reveal itself. I keep telling Lauren that 20 years from now Pete's prolly not gonna remember making this album at all. She thinks they're the bee's knees, and I was inclined to agree based on Up the Bracket, which was insanely derivative but also superb. Ha, listening to the CD right now and "The Saga" rips off the intro the REM's "Leave." "Can't Stand Me Now" is nifty and seemed to maybe herald a new direction for The Libs, but it's pretty much downhill from there. "The Man Who Would Be King" is nicely textured though lyrically kind of slight. Hmm, can't really say a whole lot about the rest. Seems like Lauren still plays Up the Bracket more than the new one. This is another bad sign.

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