Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (Warp, 2009)


Nick: very strange hybrid music…like it’s…

bit’s of it sound sort of jazzy, jazz rhythms and other bits don’t sound like jazz at all, some bits go to modern classical.

it’s interesting without being…it’s no great shakes.

it’s obviously somebody, or a number of people trying to find a new way to make music.

and they don’t fail miserably they just fail.

y’know what I mean?

{track 6: Dory}

bit of Ennio Morricone.

I think I’ve made this analogy before but it’s like a painting where so many colours are used it becomes grey.

this is grey music.

maybe if they stay at it long enough…they may eventually…..make some…..good music.

it’s funny, I actually feel the same as you, they have some great songs but overall I find it very hard to get excited by them…

well, there’s too much going on and so much of it is WRONG.

there were some gong bits in the last number that were just awful, even a four year old would know that.

…and it’s gotten 5 star reviews all over.

well critics……don’t know their ass from their elbow.

if you say something is very very good, no one asks why, but if you say something is very very bad, then people start to ask why, and that’s the last thing they want to answer.

Maybe it’s because all the songs are longer than 4 minutes? or the guitarist’s voice? or because it’s kinda over-blown mopey museum music? I dunno. You have some amazing songs but I just can’t warm to you Grizzly Bear.


3 responses to “Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (Warp, 2009)

  1. wow, you are pretty dumb. Critics are smarter than your ass that’s for sure!

  2. well if a critic can manage to be at least literate, i would expect them to outsmart all but the very brightest of asses.

    Grizzly Bear, it’s all really nice but it’s a steady meandering movement that never arrives. A pleasent journey to nowhere.

    Live they can be sublime but rather than have a song burn out they all just fade away.

  3. thank you! i totally agree. very boring album that is completely over-hyped.

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