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Captain Beefheart



3.74 | 324 ratings

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1 stars This is an album that is only interesting from the view point that people actually find something of value here. Now I don't really enjoy abstract expressionism and find the mindset of most the people that do to be pretentious. The reason for that is because in order to enjoy something like this you have to invent some reason that this is genius, and then believe that others lack the ability to perceive it on the same level that you do. Now I'm not saying that there is no way there isn't something of value to be found on this album(just extremely unlikely), but for me the value comes from the polarizing reaction to it after people have listened to it. Now I haven't met anyone in person that has admitted to liking this album but apparently there are a lot to be found on this site. What this says to me is that some people like to feel they are different from others around them, and that they, in someway are special for noticing something that others can not. But I really can't say for sure because all I experience when I listen to this album is the same thing I experience when I stare at the original abstract expressionist paintings of the 1950s... nothing. There is absolutely no form, or message to this album. There is no social commentary or deeply moving personal reflection. And above all, it just sounds bad. Buy this album for the laughs and to torture people on long car rides with, but please don't buy it for the art.
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