Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Joanna Newsom, Have One On Me (2010)

The thing is this: listen to this album -- at any point, more or less -- for five minutes and it's one of the most hauntingly beautiful things imaginable. But listen to it for twenty minutes or more and it's keys-down-a-blackboard, dentist-drill horrible. I'm not sure why that should be.

3 comments:

Al R said...

I like the cover. It's the kind of kitchen sink thing that would have me buying the record, or at least thinking hard about it.

Adam Roberts said...

I like the cover image; don't much rate the font.

I like the idea of Joanna Newsom more than the actuality, may be the thing.

Wally said...

I like the idea of Joanna Newsom more than the actuality, may be the thing.

'Quirk,' nicely summed up!