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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
The Radar Still Works
I haven't been paying attention to release dates lately. I'm busy. I'm not getting paid to write about music anymore. I'm in word mode. But that sleep-suppressed part of me that still remembers, for example, that June 24, 1999 -- a Tuesday, naturally -- marked the release of Pavement's last studio album Terror Twilight, it made its presence felt tonight. After my visit to Urgent Care I was irresistibly drawn to ZIA on Oracle and then to the New Order bin. I honestly thought their new record was coming out in a month or two. Yet there it was, in all its first-day-out glory. Whether I end up liking it or not -- and it seems worthy of a thumbs-up so far -- I'm delighted to know that I haven't gone totally numb to the provocations of consumer desire.

Mode: müde
Muse: Hey Now What You Doing - New Order - Waiting For The Sirens' Call

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From: (Anonymous) Date: April 27th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

add Order...

I've been listening to it for a coupla weeks now, and I like it more and more. Some of it seems sorta by-the-numbers for them (like that "Dracula's Castle" song), but it still pushes all the right nostalgia buttons for me even at its low points. It seems like New Order's due for some type of critical revisiting (like Joy Division's gotten in the past half decade) now that they're so clearly the foundation for crit darlings like the Junior Boys or teen phenoms Postal Service. Maybe that's your next paid-to-write-about-music article, I expect your freelance proposal to Mojo on my desk by tomorrow morning.

yours truly,
fredoluv
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: add Order...

I'm not sure how I feel yet. I was really digging it on headphones at the office while sorting through papers, but a little underwhelmed in the car on the drive home. It will still be a thumbs-up in my mind even if I incline towards a less favorable assessment. I mean, I can listen to it repeatedly without feeling like I'm wasting my time. But I'm hoping that the high points remain so over time and that I discern new ones with repeated listenings.
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