Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Rwasser: Since I'm such a lazy bastard regarding trying to find the connection to all this in the previous posts and links, can you please just extrapolate what you are talking about? I love Precious Angel, Desire, Señor, etc, but I'm not sure what your point is and how it ties to Scarlet Town. My problem and can you help me understand please?
I think it's not much use (and too early, too) in comparing a song we did not hear in its entirety and we don't know nothing on its impact to the new album or how the song works in the context of the new album to other songs from another album. So I did the same by making a leap backwards in time (unsaid, though) and used Nekronaut's statement on albums and songs I choose by random. And the statement don't work, does it? Not then (by hindsight, I know) and not now.
Plus, I want to hear the new (or every) album as a whole without ranking it to others, not during listening and not at all. This only distracts you from taking it in. It depends so much on your mood to choose which one you put into your player. I can enjoy, say, Dylan (the infamous one), as much I can enjoy Blood On The Tracks. Not on the same day, that's true.
I agree that it is unfair to start making those comparisons, but I definitely have. We won't really know until a full listen, and 30+ times after that. But I do think it is all part of the fanfare and to me it is exciting!! Yes indeed of little use, but this is the only album besides TTL and the Christmas album that I have had to wait for the release. I have really searched and pined for info and sound bites and it is just fun.
I have been a Dylan fan for about 17 years but not this deep until after MT.
That being said, I think this album is already better than MT...and we haven't even heard the ballads yet!! Sorry Goombay...I know you love MT.
PS - I can't hear the harmony.