Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Column: How Long is Too Long?

This week over at I take a look at triple albums. I don't own many of them - I think the count's up to five now. But I'm always interested in ambitious projects, and a triple album is certainly shooting for the stars.

First up is Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me, the two-hour follow-up to Ys, which I consider the best album of 2006. Then we dive into Leyland Kirby's Sadly, the Future is No Longer What it Was, a four-hour ambient excursion that will rewrite your headspace. All this, plus I reveal my choice for the 13th best album of the 2000s.

Click on over to read the column, then head back here to leave me a comment.


  1. On Joanna Newsom: "Does Not Suffice" is depressingly beautiful. But I have not yet listened to the rest of the last two discs enough times to decide about them wholly, but I can agree that disc one is gorgeous.

  2. Hey Jonathan,

    I keep on listening, but I keep returning to disc one. I seriously can't even make it through "Does Not Suffice." The repetition bores me into a coma. That one and "Occident" are my least favorites. Everything else resonates to one degree or another, but disc one still comes out on top for me.