Recently I’ve been listening to Big Star’s brilliant Third/Sister Lovers album.
Reading what All Music Guide had to say about the album is a good way to judge a person… after reading what they have to say, are you drawn to immediately listen to the album or do make sure you steer clear of it?
“A shambling wreck of an album, Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers ranks among the most harrowing experiences in pop music; impassioned, erratic, and stark, it’s the slow, sinking sound of a band falling apart. Recorded with their label, Stax, poised on the verge of bankruptcy, the album finds Alex Chilton at the end of his rope, sabotaging his own music long before it can ever reach the wrecking crew of poor distribution, indifferent marketing and disinterested pop radio; his songs are haphazardly brilliant, a head-on collision between inspiration and frustration. “
Personally, I find it a stunning album and no where near as dire as it is made to be, but then I love Nick Drake…