Re: The Music Project (week sixteen)
Yes - Fragile: In Utero is probably objectively the better album, but sentiment here wins out. All the little solo tracks don't work (well, "We Have Heaven" is awesome) and the big opening "Roundabout" I could go the rest of my life never hearing again", and some of the others aren't that hot. Badly overrated by the WRC back in the day but for some reason I'm putting this over In Utero. Really just fond familiarity. BTW these prog guys who want to show off their chops and classical-music erudition always pick the most obvious pieces. A Brahms symphony? Really? Ian Anderson took his "Bourrée" from a fairly obscure Bach lute suite.
Nirvana - In Utero: When I first got Nevermind I was disappointed because aside from "Smells Like Teen Spirit" nothing else rawked the same way. Preteen me would have loved the follow-up. It's noisy, it's got good songs and, most important, it rawks.
Kate Bush - The Dreaming: Good record, listened to it in an abortive unofficial discography run, but her voice is too damn high, and I haven't had a lifetime of listening to Kate to fall back on. I do like a lot of her music.
I've heard Tonight's the Night, Liege & Lief, Ocean Rain, and Bookends, but all in high school or shortly after and don't remember them at all.