And to think I used to obsess over this band in the 80's. The Lykke Li song is great but everything else is kind of... boring. I have seen them seven times in concert (they put on an amazing show). But this album is so "meh" I'm not even going when they come in May (though I know I'll regret it a little after). Bring back Bono with his 80's mullet!
C'mon! It's Pink Floyd! The same band that gave us Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, and Wish You Were Here. But this sounds like some New Age background music you'd hear while getting a foot massage. And the lyrics in the one song with vocals: scary! If this is their last album ever (and they say it is), what a sad way to end a legendary existence!
What could go wrong here? The Queen of Soul takes on legendary songs by Etta James, Diana Ross, and Adele. Sadly, the problem is Aretha's voice. It's almost hard to believe that this is the same woman who (DESERVEDLY!!!) is considered to have the greatest voice EVER in popular music. Time is not kind to any of us...
It's not that this album is BAD. There are actually some songs on here that I really like. But it's just not even close to their last album. THAT album (An Awesome Wave) was one of my favourite albums of the last DECADE!! What happened Alt-J?!?