RIP Ray Manzarek you incredible motherfucker
Ray Manzarek, genius musical mind of the Doors, died today. He was one of the greatest musician of last century. I recommend his biography of the band, lucid, insightful and touching. Bye Ray.
4 days ago
The album sounds as if Daft Punk are snottily throwing down a gauntlet to their legions of imitators: you’ve copied everything else we’ve done, now try to copy this. You can understand their bullishness. When an album is as hotly anticipated as Random Access Memories, its commercial success is assured, but so is a sense of anticlimax: it’s virtually impossible for anything to live up to the expectations laden on it. Random Access Memories nearly manages it, which might sound like faint praise, but it is a fairly remarkable achievement in itself: its flaws are outweighed by moments that justify the excitement. It felt like a major event before its release: more incredibly, it still does once you’ve heard it.