This album was released on my wife’s 26th birthday. We were in Geraldton, four hundred kilometres from Perth, and yet there it was sitting in Sanity for $20 on Thursday morning. Nicole is so kind; it was her birthday and yet she bought it as a present for me!
I was waiting in a department store, so I read over the lyrics to Zeitgeist before I listened to the album. I was not impressed. I found them almost unreadable. (Most lyrics sound a bit wrong read without the music, I think; I wasn’t expecting W.H. Auden – but these were particularly bad.)
Billy should stick to personal angst; I’m afraid his detours into politics and religion are unconvincing. I think he is a stupid genius – he’s got this intuition for writing brilliant songs, but he’s not a thinker.
I haven’t listened to it enough time to form a good judgement yet. It seems to sound more like Billy’s solo album than any Pumpkins album. There are a couple of songs which I like already. And let me say this: I’m so glad this album has been released! I had given up on ever hearing new Pumpkins songs seven years ago.
give it time, the more you listen, the more you will like. same goes for the lyrics, which sound less political than you would expect, in thier true context.
I think that the album is amazing…
I’m proud of them…
The RFID Chip is happening…