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I touched a beating heart tonight.
The subtle damnation in this quote is more obvious if you start it about two lines earlier, including the previous sentence and a half, which follows:
At some point describing the project becomes a Russian nesting doll of branding and attribution, brought to you by someone in conjunction with someone else for the benefit of yet someone else. Between [Warby] Parker, McSweeney’s, and the album’s lineup itself…
This is not a positive review:
Though the cause behind Song Reader is vital, the album is mealy, governed by some strange centripetal force that manages to pull a group of otherwise interesting artists toward a mean of midtempo Americana and light roots music.
And its reasons for the light condemnation in this 4.5/10 review seem like good ones to me, even though I haven’t heard the album yet. I’m not exactly delighted at the idea that the new Beck record is bad (I used to love the guy… I still kinda do), but I do like that Mike Powell is pointing fingers in the right directions in this review.(via andrewtsks)
Review was a great read. I’ve never had huge feelings about Beck, but he was spectacular at Coachella this year.