Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. greginak says:

    I prefer Pygmalion. I found Souvlaki sort of a disappointment.

    I’ve been meaning to get the new Calexico album and rebuy some INXS since the wife and i spent a couple hours listening to a bunch of 80’s tunes recently.Report

    • Glyph in reply to greginak says:

      Wow…I like Pygmalion, but it doesn’t even sound much like the same band. Pygmalion is kind of…abstract/cold, I guess? It sounds more like one of the British “post-rock” records, like Hex by Bark Psychosis, or one of the later Talk Talk albums to me.Report

    • aaron david in reply to greginak says:

      The new Calexico is quite good, if you haven’t heard it all ready.Report

  2. krogerfoot says:

    I never loved Slowdive, or really paid any attention to them, but I love watching a band being allowed to tell a leisurely story about how they started, what they meant to do, and how it felt to do it.Report

    • Glyph in reply to krogerfoot says:

      In some ways this doc follows a bit of the standard “Behind the Music” structure, where you have the rise, the interpersonal conflict/interband romantic turbulence, the falloff, and then the belated appreciation or legacy and adult acceptance.

      But I still thought it was well-done, and their style of music, as dreamy and nostalgic as it is, fits that type of storytelling really well.Report