Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Record Album Perfect Listen 0001 - [03-23-98] - 'Meet The Residents'

The Residents ‑ 'Meet the Residents'

I've had the album for about three years now and this was the first time that I gave it a really good listen. In the dark setting of my room, the music had a chance to be listened to, and I really did enjoy all of the songs. There is a part in the middle of the album that is really good, it's two or three songs on the piano, which, during my listen, brought to mind images of a girl singing in a cold auditorium, the kind that they have at Cedar Point. It was that part of the album that struck me the most, because, I think, of my love for the piano. The vocals on the album are kind of goofy, but when the Residents do goofy things, it really takes on a much more sinister, ethereal tone than other goofy bands. Perhaps just proving the importance of image as an integral part of a band's effect.

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