The following represents what I consider the top ten albums of the last decade. The decision was beyond hard, but this reflects the albums which hit me the hardest and stuck with me the longest.
Posted in Album Reviews, tagged 4 Beards, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Classical, DM Stith, George Gershwin, Indie, John Williams, OST, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Sufjan Stevens, Welcome Wagon on October 20, 2009| 4 Comments »
PROS: incredible sonic landscapes | inventive album packaging
CONS: a lot to chew
As classical music goes, I am no connoisseur. I want something that will hold my interest and that I can appreciate for its artistic merits. The BQE is an innovative piece of artwork. It is a mirror that we can see ourselves in and reflect upon the state of industrialization, innovation and American culture. What The BQE is not is easily accessible. True, you can listen and enjoy with greater ease than the typical neo-classical Phillip Glass or Steve Reich, but it remains challenging even for the most die-hard fan.