- Oct 31, 2008
- Middle TN
Too synical attitude from your side, I would say... To sell a few more copies of the very limited number of the super duper box will hardly have any effect on the official sales number.The cynic in me tells me that this has something to do with getting him to number 1 in the UK charts, he was number 1 in the midweek chart. Looks like an extra push by the record company, wouldn't surprise me if the deadline for this weeks chart was 4pm today!
I think it will be more than a few copies, a few hundred could make all the difference to claim the number 1 spot, every bit will help. The cut off time for inclusion in the UK charts is midnight on Thursday, so this does all make sense...Too synical attitude from your side, I would say... To sell a few more copies of the very limited number of the super duper box will hardly have any effect on the official sales number.
I fully agree with the above...Well I am certainly not ready to vote. If I did right now it would probably be a six, based solely on the music. SQ and mix is obviously first-rate. I typically need a few listens for Steven's music, but usually because the music is complicated and requires dedicated attention to appreciate. Right now this is almost feeling too straight-forward. Maybe there is another layer I need to uncover. So far I do not like this trend which seems to push more towards mainstream/pop, but I grew to really like "Hand" so maybe I just need more time.
So.... you won't listen to it again as your time is precious, or you're willing to invest the time to REALLY listen again? Looks like you just talked yourself into it over the course of your review. @:I fully agree with the above...
My first impressions: It is likely I will not listen to this again. Giving proper listening is precious time to me. I have too many discs to listen to far ahead of this one. The music on this disc is all over the place for me. Did I hear Curtis Mayfield (Track 4)? A harmonica? A one-man boy band (Track 6)? Yes (Track 10)? Tracks 7&8 were reassuring sounds of Steven Wilson from the past. While listening to these two tracks, I wondered where Tracks 1 through 6 went. I really liked the tribal groove of Track 9. I tend to hear vocals as an instrument (which worked well) so did not read the lyrics while listening.
I REALLY need to give this another listen.