Darryl Strawberry wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:Well, I thought Milk-Eyed Mender was my best chance at voting for for a top 10 contender. Absolute genius, that album, lyrically and musically so playful and impressive. In my top 5 for the noughties.
I feel guilty for not voting for it now. I voted for Ys.
So you should, I will always look down upon you now with a slight distaste and an air of personal grievance.
I do love Ys, but I think it's the lesser of the two albums, largely because I find the string settings a bit Disney at times, they seem to extraneous, too often. It's a shame, as I like Van Dyke Parks, and he's great to follow on twitter, too. Always voices his opinions, and picks some interesting music out.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.