Re: Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots album reviews
Posted: 29 Mar 2015, 20:23
Spot on. That is what I was trying to say but you said it better and with less words.101reykjavik wrote:Damon's lyrical style on the whole is to write obliquely when he's tackling personal matters. I prefer that myself, as it leaves more room for interpretation and I quite like that in music - provides space to appreciate a song in more than one way. Fool's Day felt lazy to me for that very reason. It was lyrically prosaic.
Although Everyday Robots was easily the most personal set of songs he's ever released, you wouldn't necessarily know the 'meaning' of each song just from a first listen. I found that BBC2 Culture Show documentary he did last year, revisiting places from childhood, helped put some of the songs in context and explain some details. But I could still enjoy them without that prior knowledge. Speaking of which, I could really do with a video of that...