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still not getting it

lindyjean's picture
on November 19, 2010 - 1:12am

so i've been listening to josh's new CD, bit by bit, the last week. i listened to it when i downloaded the songs, and was nearly dumbstruck at just how little i like almost all of the songs. i thought i'd better try listening again, and i'm doing that, but instead of devouring the new tunes, i'm just taking tiny bites. and i'm not liking it any more, sad to say.

some sound like show tunes, some like High Mass music. some sound like minstrel music, and a lot of them just mush together, indistinguishable from the next. the overall tone is so downbeat as to be depressing (save for the brazilian song)....the words might not be (though many are), but the sound is dark and uninspiring.

one critic said that he thought the minimal instrumentation couldn't support josh's big, powerful voice, and i totally agree. josh's voice is flawless, strong and expressive---he just doesn't sound happy. i don't fear he's suicidal--but he certainly is far from gleeful.

anyway, i could go on but it's late and i've probably angered enough people already, so i'm going to bed.....

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