Quite a few months ago, I'd started getting into Jazz music. Although I didn't listen to too many records, as I ended up getting a bit tired of the sound, those that stuck with me were very special; "Undercurrent" maybe the most of all.
I'd really been enjoying Bebop and all its similarly energetic counterparts but more than any other flavor of jazz I found myself gravitating towards cool. That laid-back, relaxed feel ... read more
You know what? I can appreciate this one.
“Loaded” isn’t quite loaded with nearly as much ambition and captivating songwriting as the rest of the band’s material but I will absolutely give it this: it’s got soul. For 40 minutes, TVU come together and breathe new life into that classic rock sound with solid songs and strong performances, Reed in particular giving his all vocally. The result? A fine album!
I struggle to get ... read more
A few years ago, I fell in love with "Pale Blue Eyes."
I first heard it as a part of the soundtrack to "Sex Education," a show I really enjoyed, and became infatuated. It was almost intoxicatingly sweet. Every time I put it on, I was immediately swept up by the gentle warmth of the guitars and bass, Lou Reed's endearing voice and heartfelt poetry topping it all off perfectly. It was overwhelmingly beautiful.
Though I didn't care to ... read more
Sorry this review took so long guys, it was busy suckin' on my ding-dong...
This was the first TVU record that clicked with me. I remember hearing it for the first time and being so amused by how eccentric and shamelessly loud it was, both in sound and in style; because "White Light/White Heat" showed the band honing in on the weirdest and most abrasive elements of their debut with as much creativity as possible and the result is one noisy ... read more
Ohhh boy let me tell you, when The Velvet Underground done showed up there was no one else like 'em! They were up there on them stages playin' God knows what kinda rock n' roll all while that artsy weirdo Warhol was managin' em! They had this boyish fella screamin' and whisperin' and even just talkin' sometimes, all while this lady was bangin' away at the drums and this other German lady was singin' all funny 'n- AN' HEAR THIS: they had a man playin' a ... read more
400 reviews. well, with the exception of a couple non-reviews here and there, but whatever. i'm honestly not sure how to feel about that. am i proud? i guess, kinda. it's cool to think about how much time i've poured into talking about music, whether that be in a positive or negative light. but i also feel very unenthusiastic.
i love music. i do. writing my ... read more