The dotage of a dotard
I still like Senjutsu about the same as I did a few months after its release, but the thing that continues to perplex me is my reaction to the title track. It's like a coin flip every time I hear it -- either it's a stately, romantic epic that makes perfect sense, or it's a bloated, ponderous misfire with some good elements. It must depend on my mood at the time, which is unusual for me, as my feelings on songs are typically pretty stable after they sink in.It wasn't a criticism per se, I'm not just as enthusiastic as I used to be, that's all. The post BNW order hasn't changed, I still rank it 3rd but maybe the average score of individual songs has been lowered.