Great post. I am trying this too. It is not easy because I'm not a fan of some sections which are recycled or repeated a bit too often, but on this album there is a multitude of wonderful moments. That certainly helps! These moments lift up the very same songs, they carry the whole album. The bad is outbalanced by the good. Big time. That is the remarkable thing with this album for me.Just need to get this out there: Magnificient album. Absolutely magnificent. Masterpiece. I tried so hard to not have any expectations and take the album for what it is. And I am glad I did, because it blew me away.
Listened with headphones on both vinyl and Apple Hi-Res Lossless and both sounded incredible - the production is miles better than BoS.
New Maiden is rare. Enjoy it while you can, because suddenly it’s over. Take art for what it is, and find enjoyment in the beauty. Accept the the parts of the album that you don’t like, and let it act as contrast to the parts you like, let it elevate and enhance the good parts even further - without becoming frustrated (because it doesn’t help you to be, it’s not like the band is gonna change anything).
I can’t wait to dive in again later today.
Just don't watch it. Gk1 shared it. Predictable, out of balance negativity.I like Martin but I don’t think I want to watch the video. It will just feature the same criticisms of 20th Century Maiden. I just want to enjoy the album without critics slamming it.
I have woken up grumpy today!
Hold your horses there mate. Am I supposed to be the unbalanced negative creep? I do not care about people not agreeing with my opinion but I never did a personal attack to anyone. If this was directed at me I am not going to tolerate it!Just don't watch it. Gk1 shared it. Predictable, out of balance negativity.