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Other LWIII albums can get a bit noisy, and the lyrics a little too self-obsessed, but this one strikes a good balance. Very few duff songs.
Loudon's as good on this one as he gets (and that's good).
It's easier to point out the one song that's sort of jarring and more "old-school" Loudon: The harsh "Man's World". Loudon is so good at communicating contempt in his songs when he feels it, it can be uncomfortable to listen to.
Otherwise, this is an upbeat album. "A Hard Day On The Planet", for all its nihilism, is bursting with humorous energy. "Synchronicity" tackles the embarrassing and amusing social awkwardness that comes from discovering the girl you're hitting on is a lesbian. Other funny, upbeat songs on the album are the anthem to the solo-diners, "I Eat Out", "No" (about the futility of resisting strong-minded women), "The Acid Song" (self-explanatory), "Vampire Blues" (also self-explanatory), the gentle, self-mocking "Expatriate", and "Back Nine", which applies a sort-of slave-labor mentality to golfing (something which should have been done a long time ago).
This is a happy album, really. And as much as I love Loudon's new stuff, I would like to see him get (emotionally, as an artist) to a place where he could do something similar again.
The less-than-happy songs are mostly standouts, too:
"Your Mother and I" is a classic, and probably should be required listening for any child whose parents are divorcing.
"The Home Stretch" is the other rough spot on the album.Read more ›
albums I think. Great balance of witty songs like "Synchronicity" or "No" & touching ones like "Your Mother
& I" or "Unhappy Anniversary." Also 'bonus' of stellar help from a bunch of English folk musicians like Richard Thompson,
John Kirkpatrick & Danny Thompson. Only the 'kvetchy' near-
protest song "Hard Day on the Planet" doesn't quite measure
up IMO. He has other great ones, esp. in the '90's, but this
is really very good I think.
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