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Broken Record #33
I don't have many words to describe this record - the first time I heard it I knew it was both the strangest and the best record I had ever heard, and I still feel that way. It's furiously joyful and its too much to handle and I know almost nothing about who made it and how. It's so powerful you can only take it out of the box once a month - anymore than that would be overkill.
I made a playlist of just the Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks songs from Tusk to listen when things get too sad. I've haven't needed it yet - thank goodness.
I had to really rack my brains to find a record I was embarrassed about liking because I don't really buy into the guilty pleasures thing. This is a soundtrack to a Japanese kids animation - an amazing film. There is one melody repeated throughout that is magic to me. I can't live without it.
This whole record sounds like it's moving very fast towards something exciting. I don't get in a car very often so when I do that's exactly how I want to feel. A short, perfect album.
A truly incredible record no doubt - but I suppose some people would be surprised at how much I loved it. I love the intensity of it, and yet it feels as if it could fall apart at any moment. RZA's approach to making music is an inspiration - trusting chaos and confusion. I do that too. And we both like chess.