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You can be my preacher-man (and woman)
on January 9, 2014
Okay, so I'm a very weird person, but that can't be the only reason why I love this seemingly universally hated record. Of course, it's a time capsule, it was meant to be. But that doesn't mean they didn't rock their hippie tucuses off, or boogie them off, or lilt them off in lullabies so gorgeous you could fall asleep and dream of people's revolution. There's so much great music on this record -- the insanely lush, floaty arrangement that propels the blunt apercus of the opening track, the dynamic all-out break that comes in "Angela," the funny headlong rush of "We're All Water," the eerie perfect chord changes in "Born in a Prison." After all, "Imagine" now fits cozily in with the money-grubbing world of American Idol. This warped, righteous shocker never will.