Oh come on already, Mr. Thirlwell. Is your rock-opera
'thing' not long overdue? Could it be that no one's whispered
the idea in your ear, yet? Fine. I'll yell it out loud:
Re-envision Karel Capek's "R.U.R" as a musical.
You revel in the dramatic swells of the bombastic and the crushing
fall of apocalypse; your industrial roots give you the cybernetic
crossover necessary to appropriately treat Capek's robotic play.
We deserve something so dark and menacing that it will make Andrew
Lloyd Webber seem like
well, Andrew Lloyd Webber. By
god, you've been making albums since before "Evil Empire"
was coined, and while Love is mature and refined, isn't
it bloody time you did something else with your life? You're not
a young punk anymore, flailing about, hoping to knock flat some
pillar of society; the fruits of your talent are reaching their
zenith. It's time to focus your energy on something bigger and
more overpowering than a simple album can achieve. I can hear
the beast taking shape in your mind as a discrete concretion amongst
the tracks of this album. Love is epic in scope. Too epic,
in fact, to be a mere compendium of musical tracks; it sounds
like 'concept' and feels thematic. And therefore: incomplete without
its requisite story. The scores for Sugar, and The Venture
Brothers are a good start in a new direction, so don't turn
In the meantime, (Sigh) we accept this as a teaser, though
1. Not Adam
2. Mon Agonie Douce
3. Aladdin Reverse
5. Don't Want Me Anymore
6. Blessed Evening
8. Thrush - Foetus & Jennifer Charles
9. Time Marches On
10. How To Vibrate (Not Adam)
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