Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Cheezinator, Mar 8, 2008.
Just whipped this review up on Rate Your Music:
Agreed on everything. This is one of my favorite albums of all time.
OK review, but I never ever understood why people just started liking her voice, and always thought it was a bit fake. I liked it from the start.
Voice on Walnut Whales > Voice on Ys
Still a 5/5 album, though
It's the same thing as going from hating death growls, to ignoring them in order to enjoy the music, and then growing accustomed to them and liking them. A natural process in getting to like music with different kinds of vocals. Not at all fake.
Also I edit'd one of my sentences to take away a stylistic redundancy.
I never disliked her vocals. Sure I thought they were a bit quirky at first, but I never hated them.
I guess I should've said "agreed on all praise."
The first few times I listened, I literally cringed/contorted physically upon hearing "AND MISSED AND MISSED AND MISSED AND MISSED"... in fact, even well after I was really into the album, I was playing that song while a friend was around, didn't see that part coming, and was startled/disturbed so much that he noticed. "I thought you liked this stuff? Haha" "Yeah it's just that one part...."
I don't have a problem with it now. But I will say her singing on the EP version of Cosmia is positively better.
It's just that part I never get. People just starting to like things for no apparent reason, or "it grew on me" or other such concepts. To be honest I can't even understand why you'd keep listening if you don't like it.
No way. The original singing is the best.
Pretty wonderful album. No, it's not the best album ever. No, it's not the worst album ever. I don't understand why it's so polarising.
Adored it from first listen.
I think he means this record.
so you've never had something grow on you? you instantly love or hate everything you experience? in most cases I think there's something about the music that the person likes, even if they dislike other aspects of it, and that's why they come back to it even if their initial reaction was at least partly negative. that shouldn't be particularly hard to understand.
but obviously your penis is bigger than those people's because you liked her voice RIGHT AWAY, so you're not some big faking phony faker like them
I don't instantly feel the extreme end of the spectrum, but I know what I like. I just don't understand where Chz can draw the line-surely at some point you're just listening to something you don't like over and over again?
listening to it now. Really digging "Monkey and Bar"
Monkey and Bar
like I said, you can tell if there's something you like about it or if you might be able to get into it. he must have listened to it and heard some potential in it even if he was initially turned off by the vocals. looks like his instincts were right, since he loves it now. plus, tastes change. even over a short period of time your musical tastes can subtly develop. there are whole genres that I used to hate that I actually love now, which is a change that happened over the course of several years, but even in the short term I've listened to a band, found it bad or uninteresting, and revisited it a couple months later and found it clicked much better with what I was looking for/listening to at that time.
This has been growing on me all day.........SO FUCKING AWESOME!
Just to add to this, generally the reason I would keep listening is that theres something that interests me, whether it's an aural pleasure or not.
I see the point being made by and/or, but I don't think it's relevant.
I am aware that bumping this will provoke the obligatory negative responses to Joanna Newsom but
I am dangerously close to declaring Ys my favorite album of all time.
If not, it's definitely in my top 10.
It's top ten of the decade for me. Top 30 all time probably.
Top 10 for me, no doubt.
Damn it, I did a search and decided to bump this thread, and I thought it was in MD not Reviews. Nobody's going to see it.
this album sounds even more gorgeous on vinyl and looks even better. the jewel case doesn't do it justice at all
The Milk-Eyed Mender is one of my favorite albums
All I have to say in response to this is Peach, Plumb, Pear.
Excellent review Chz. Both in opinions and the way you set them up.
Yeah, this album has been in my top 5 for a while.
Lol, Nemmet was right about nobody seeing this, I didn't even notice it was bumped.
I should edit this review's style/form... but it's nothing official so I guess no one else cares.
Typically, if I don't like an album at first listen, but it's been validated by peers and critics as a great album, I keep listening because I feel like I'm "missing" something that is essential to the experience. This has happened to me with countless (and many of my favourite) albums.
That said, I don't like this album, but I've only listened to it once. So maybe I'll change my mind eventually.
To me, some music is in fact difficult and challenging to listen to and not only enjoy but appreciate and understand. But it's this challenge that has really come to make music interesting and interactive in ways that I would have never thought possible back when I was 13 and listening to mallcore. I think it's made me a good listener, and I don't see how anyone can be a good listener without being willing to take on challenging music.
been listening to it lately --
Monkey & Bear is so catchy
Cosmia is just such a damn good song. Her imperfect voice gives much character and emotion to the song.
I feel like it might be amazing, but I'm terribly undecided.
I like her lyrics and the way she pronounces words
Listen to it more... honestly I was really conflicted in the 2-3 listen range.
I do as well <3 I'm going to put Ys on as I fall asleep.
One of my abosolute favourites. I love how strong the imagery is, and the melodies are just fantastic.
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