Gave this a listen while washing dishes at work last night. Listened to the whole album through. 4/10.
What am I missing here? How many times do I have to drill this album into my head before I understand. This is serious
Anon, it's okay if you don't like it, everyone have different opinions.
If you feel like you haven't "swallowed it" yet though, and feel like it might grow in you, giving it another try is a good idea
if you try and read Ulysses in one mega sitting, you will infact miss out on a lot from sheer fatigue
oh also you were trying to listen to this dense cluster fuck while doing something that wasn't actively making you listen to it, so that couldn't have helped
Nah, not when you play it that many times. Think of all the albums you brushed off because you didn't like it at first/couple listens and abandoned it because critics didn't like it either. Now, think of all the albums you didn't abandoned because critics liked it and you wanted to understand why. That's what I mean.
Before giving another full listen, I'd recommend listening to just the tracks "Ella Guru," "Moonlight on Vermont," and "Veteran's Day Poppy." See if they interest you in any way, and try to understand them. If you don't end up liking them, then honestly I'd say accept that you don't like the album. There's no way you'll like anything else on TMR if not those.