What kind of music do you like? My stock answer, “I like a bit of everything.”
That response is still true for Endtroducing….. but the emphasis here is on ‘a bit.’
– I like the idea of this record, sampling everything from Metallica to Björk
– I like that tracks like Building Steam with a Grain of Salt would work nicely as the background of an innovative car commercial, with a deep-voiced announcer musing ‘but what if one day the car…didn’t need roads?’
– It is like a collage and that art medium certainly has its place
It’s just that I rarely find myself looking at a collage for 63+ minutes.
Perhaps there’s a part of me that wants to like this more, to be like those trendsetting early adopters that discovered records like this one back in high school.
For the most part, I was reminded of a recent photo I saw: Life’s too short to drink cheap beer. As the project progresses, I’m realizing that time is finite & it’s okay to not be a huge fan of everything.
I’m happy to let others enjoy this one.
From → 1990s