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Coming Out of Retirement
Coming Out of Retirement
01/31/09 at 05:03 PM by Jason Tate
I've decided I'm going to come out of album review retirement to review the new Manchester Orchestra album. Basically - I stopped reviewing albums a while back because I was annoyed with the reactions they would bring. Sometimes it would mean kids would start shit talking the band because I liked it. Plenty of times it would mean that the album became instantly "overhyped" because I liked it. And other times it just caused stupid people to shit talk my taste. Basically, it was more trouble than it was worth. Which is why I started posting my musical thoughts here in my blog instead of writing actual reviews. However, this is the kind of album I feel I need to do something big for. This is the kind of game changing album I want to be involved with at every level. I feel like I need to shout to the high-heavens about this band ... and I feel like all the other bullshit is worth it. I mean, where else can I call something the album of the decade?

I'm obviously not going to post it until there's a release date and album cover ... however, I've started writing it already. It's been a while but my hyperbolic symbologies (I know) have come back to me. I want to make sure I have something ready in case the album leaks. (God, I hope it doesn't leak too early - I hope every copy in the world is watermarked. The band doesn't deserve to have kids overplay this before they can buy it. It's coming out on a small label, it has the potential to be genre defining, and the band deserves to see the fruits of their labor.)

Rough-Draft Sneak Peek:

Over the years there have been a select group of artists that have become so well respected within our community that they have reached almost hallowed ground. Their recordings are considered by some as the pinnacle achievement of what our little music scene can create. The bands top many “all time favorites” lists – and even years later their influence and replayablity dominate the eardrums. I’d like to present to you the next candidate for admission: Manchester Orchestra.

I'll be coming back to edit/proof read the full thing in a few days. I find I write better if I just stream my thoughts first - then go back and fine tune.
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