Originally Posted by ScruU2wice
I have to respectfully disagree, nothing in this album reminds me of dummy. Dummy was/is the definition of trip hop, or at least as close of a personification of it that can be made. Third is trying to get as far away from it as they can skip across a lake.
yeah maybe that was a bit too enthusiastic. but still, i wouldnt say they trying to get as far away as possible
from their old stuff. i cant listen to those tracks without thinking of dummy, but perhaps thats just me.
and as for reviews revolving around their huge hiatus, dont you think its at least kind of relevant? i mean, if JD salinger emerged the shadows to put out a hanging with mr cooper fanfic, or something so totally at odds with the style he was renowned for, thoughts are naturally gonna turn to what happened in those intervening years. it was always gonna be an issue, but given what a weird record this is, isnt it even more salient?
that said, i can where everyones coming from. this far on, i havent gone back to it as much as id have expected to. perhaps because it is
such a challenging record, but im pretty sure its a failing on my part more than theirs.