Anyway, enough overinterpretation. I realize I have, in lame music-crit fashion, focused on the lyrics of “High Violet” to the neglect of the music. I would say more about the music, except I don’t know really know anything about music, as I suspect is the case with a lot of pop music critics. I will say, though, if I haven’t already, that in the parts I have pointed out, where the lyrics get really good, the music seems like it gets really good, too.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Statement of purpose
From a longer (and well done) review of the National's High Violet, a few words that perfectly summarize the position that I (and most pop critics) find themselves in: (TAS)