Saturday, December 27, 2014

Song of the Day #109 - Thom Yorke - Youwouldn'tlikemewhenI'mangry

It was Christmas, so here's some Thom Yorke

So this seems to follow Thom's pattern in his last album... pick a song title that's like... kinda cheesy, b-movie-y, basically nonsense, somehow incorporate it into the song lyrics in a way that seems to drive home just how silly the title is, and sorta derail any comprehensible lyrical themes... seemingly shooting himself in the foot several times over, and then... well, also start off on the shot foot, i.e. the wrong one, by bringing in the song on some bleeps and bloops and letting the melody build so piecemeal that you might entirely miss it. Ahh, but THEN, but THEN - it's SO BEAUTIFUL, you know? Every tone... every sound... every instrument... the rhythms, the swells, his voice... The aesthetic is mysterious and needs more unraveling. We'll come back to this soon.

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