I completely echo your discography ranking. I think you nailed it. Solid review. Had no idea you got into them after Films About Ghosts. You already know my ten cents on this, but I think this is super weak. How can't he even muster up an EP of new material? It's almost mind boggling really.
Yeah, I didn't really become a fan until Films About Ghosts
, but I also wasn't really a huge fan of anything until then, haha. 2003/2004 was about the time I started switching from individual songs on burned CDs to buying full-length albums. But my family had copies of both August
when I was a kid, so I remember listening to those as well. Films About Ghosts
was the first time I heard anything off Desert Life
or Hard Candy
that wasn't a single though, so that was pretty big. And then I bought Hard Candy
and it was my favorite album for about a year.
But definitely. I heard from someone he's been writing, but I don't know if there's any validity to those claims. And it's such a shame. I mean, he doesn't have to write an album full of tortured break-up songs if that's not where he is in his life. It sounded like, in interviews for Underwater Sunshine
, his songwriting experience actually put him into a depressed state, which is a problem. But hell, if he wants to just write an album of happy pop songs or road-warrior folk music, I'd listen to it in a second. Not everything has to be August
. And the emotional intensity of Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
actually put me off of it a bit. Best part of that album was when the light finally broke through on the last track.
Yeah, I wasn't really sure what was going on with that. Thanks for clarifying.