Reviewed by: Krista
From firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Aug 26 17:20:40 1999
Subject: Thornhill review #608 :-)
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 21:20:40 GMT
I'm sorry, can you guys handle yet another fans ramblings :-)? I guess
so, because you're reading this, aren't you? OK, I'll try to keep this
as short as possible...
Krista's Thornhill Review
(Subtitled: Dave Matheson is amazing)
Dave Matheson is amazing. Oh, sorry, did I say that already? :-)
Sorry, I'll move on...
Actually, I think that the entire album is incredible. As a whole,
Thornhill sounds more confident and less awkward than any of their other
albums to date. I don't feel the sentiment that some have been
about how the the band has lost it's "Moxy Fruvous sound". I think Don
Dixon did a great job of maximizing the bands commodities - the
harmonies and instumentals really shine on this album.
My critisicm of some of the band's previous songs is that they try to
be too "clever" with their lyrics. I think most of the lyrics on this
album are far more solid - in other words, lyrics that won't seem
"embarrassing" to the band (and the listener) 6 months from now.
As for a song-by-song dissection? I think that many other people have
already done a great job of that, so there's not any need for me to
elaborate terribly. HOWEVER....(a few points)
****I agree with the person who said that MPG has the potential to
become a classic. In fact, I love all of the "Dave" songs on this CD.
His vocal talent, as well as his ability on a wealth of instruments
never ceases to impress me. Did I mention that I think Dave Matheson
is amazing? :-)
****I think anyone who thinks that Moxy Fruvous has lost their sense of
humour should listen to Hate Letter, Earthquakes, and Splatter Splatter,
and reconsider :-).
****Sad Today is the best commentary on teenage culture that I have
heard thus far (and I'm speaking as a 17-year-old girl, so I figure I
*should* know (-:>). Simply a beautiful song. Well done Jian!!
That's it folks! Thanks for sticking through to the end of the review!
Just my opinion, of course. People *are* allowed to disagree :-).
Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? There are some songs
which it almost pains me to listen to, because the lyrics sound so
awkward. Case in point: that wretched song by the All Saints that
contains this lyrical gem: "I've never never never never felt so sad.
Never never boy you got me feeling really bad!" <<>>. Of
course, no Fruvous lyrics anywhere *near* that bad, but you see my
Ohh boy, I hope I don't get in trouble for this one. All I mean to
say is that he is an exceptionally talented guy. I in *no* way intended
that statement to have any romantic/obsessive/scary implications. I'm a
girl who has recently become single, and is really *REALLY* enjoying
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