Friday, June 19, 2009

Entirely Random Observation

Just because I hadn't listened to it in a long while, I decided to throw on Speakerboxxx/The Love Below as background noise while I did some work this afternoon. And DAMN it sounds good. It inspired a lot of backlash in some corners after it came out, but I think it's aging really well...if anything I was more impressed listening to it this afternoon than I was when it first came out. It just has's as lush and impeccably produced as an early Kanye West album, as weird and uninhibited as Lil' Wayne (in all the best ways, and almost none of the worst), and as unexpected and artistically fearless as any mainstream album of the past 10 years.

It's well worth revisting!

1 comment:

Eric said...

As one of many White People Who Bought Speakerboxx/Love Below, I concur. I was most struck by how good Speakerboxx is. It also directly inspired me to start buying up Parliament/Funkadelic and Prince stuff on the theory that if I was enjoying this, I should also get the stuff that so obviously inspired its two halves. So even if the album was weak in retrospect (which I don't think it is), it had a net benefit.