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#414 A Sound Opinions Classic Album Dissection: Astral Weeks

Sound Opinions on October 30, 2013 19:01

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    Jim and Greg conduct a Classic Album Dissection of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. The landmark release celebrates its 45th anniversary this month. Plus, a review of the chart-topping debut by New Zealand's Lorde.

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    • Alexia Fagana
      Alexia Fagana at 26.06 on November 26, 2013 06:57

      It was interesting how you talked about Van Morrison's music expressing the extremes of emotion. Life has deep valleys and high mountains and I think Morrison got it right putting that into song. When I am feeling really low or really high nothing seems to be on my level except music. I totally agree about Lorde's lyrics. She is an amazing writer and person. She is incredibly grounded especially for her age. I don't agree that the album could have used more of a sense of humor. I thought that the album came from her and who she is as it should be. I don't see how you don't like the simplicity of the music and the "big billowy bass line." That's part of what I love about it!

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    • Michael Trenhaile
      Michael Trenhaile at 29.09 on November 03, 2013 18:46

      Astral Weeks sounds like the happiest accident in the world. There's no other album quite like it.

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