5 stars implies absolute greatness. This album is not mind b
Daniel Vaccaro | Colorado | 02/27/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok for years, (yes it's true) i haven't really liked this album. For one thing i had only heard bits and pieces, and never fully sat down, put on the headphones and just put it on. So i did that. I found it to be really good, better than i had first thought, but! but! i found it sort of...overrated. It simply isn't s and g's best, no sir. The only living boy in New York is, simply put, absolutely beautiful. It flows, and is majestic. But a live version of bye bye love is not only out of place, but truly not a good song. I found that selection of song really dissapointing. Bridge over Troubled water is of course emotional, and one of their best songs, but unfourtunately alot of s and g's previous beauty i found to be gone, mostly lost. Ok so it won some grammy's, so what? U2 won some grammy's for the least creative, most overrated album of the year. Awards mean zip. The album is just peppered with too much staleness, but thanks to 5 or 6 good songs, manages to redeem itself. The songs that lack true grit are not awful, they are still ok, and listenable, but i don't think they are superb. Check out Bookends instead."