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21293Re: [Hybrid] OT: ET (Re: 'taking off')

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  • G3K
    Jan 31, 2005
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      Naw, I put "Circles" and "Animals" below. Can't stand those. I don't
      remember what I said, but at any rate I didn't intend to imply that I liked
      them.

      And it's not the poppiness I mind. It's that he can't seem to really deploy
      the poppiness without seeming cheesy, overwrought, or egotistical. Except,
      like I said, on "Superfabulous" and "Somnambulist" ;-)

      Full disclosure: I hadn't heard "The Moment Of Truth" (the radio version on
      10 Years...) until the other day, and I almost died laughing. Now _that's_
      poppy.

      G3K
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Alan Duval" <propellerheadcase@...>
      To: <HybridUK@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2005 7:03 PM
      Subject: [Hybrid] OT: ET (Re: 'taking off')


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      > Except that the lyrics are Guru's.
      >
      > Guru:
      > a : a teacher and especially intellectual guide in matters of
      > fundamental concern,
      > b : one who is an acknowledged leader or chief proponent,
      > c : a person with knowledge or expertise
      >
      > That kind of braggadocio is typical in rap. Then again, given that
      > the following line is "I spit wisdom that I get from introspect"
      > maybe it's not so typical.
      >
      >
      > Anyway, you named 4 tracks as vaguely outstanding (what does that
      > mean, BTW) and put 'Circles' and 'Animals' above even those. Six
      > tracks is half the album! And the pop-ness of it all can't be your
      > complaint as one of the four "vaguely outstanding" tracks
      > is 'Superfabulous' - easily the poppiest track on the album.
      >
      > BT, from the outset, said that he was doing this album to please
      > himself, so the cries of egotism are entirely appropriate - but you
      > knew that going in.
      >
      >
      > Anyway, enough.
      >
      >
      > --- In HybridUK@yahoogroups.com, G3K <generation_3000@a...> wrote:
      >
      > Also, the line "I've got more knowledge than you can get from the
      > internet" in "Knowledge of Self" sets a BAAAAD tone for the rest of
      > the disc :-P
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