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Postby jaimoe0 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:27 am


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Postby DJMurphy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:52 am

I think re-assessment of groups that were our original "glory days" period is inevitable, even healthy. Some songs and groups that I thought were dogshit back then continue to be dogshit now. Others, yeah, I do find myself somewhat more open to their charms. I think for me the $2 used CD bin at my local Half-Price Books (and related to that, the impending demise of the CD format) has helped me invest in a lot of CDs both good and bad which I missed first time around; I just picked up Siamese Dream and Robert Miles' Dreamland CDs for $2 apiece, and before that the Cardigans' First Band On The Moon. These were all gaps in my collection so that I could either put food on the table, or to buy more important CDs back then. It's cool to get around to them finally.

And no, I wouldn't call Journey power pop at all; poppy hard rock, maybe, but power pop is a much more specific genre.

And yeah, Shecks made an awesome point about context. I bought Sign "O" The Times, and really want to call it the masterpiece that everyone says it is, but man, I'm just not getting it the same way I get Around The World In A Day. And The Joshua Tree?? What the hell was everyone so damn jazzed about with this album, barring the radio cuts?? Unforgettable Fire and most of the albums prior to that were superior to it; Joshua Tree sounds tepid in comparison.

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Postby DJMurphy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:54 am

Sorry, QWW made the point about context; my apologies.

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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:55 am

"Anyway You Want It" is not power pop? Okay, point taken - ballads were Journey's bread and butter, but they could unleash some pure bubblegum when they wanted to.


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