The Law Of Diminishing Returns: The tendency for a continuing application of effort or skill toward a particular project or goal to decline in effectiveness after a certain level of result has been achieved.
True. I crowned the last Black Keys album, Brothers, the best album of 2010. I also talked about how proud of myself I was for sticking with a band even though they’d gone on a run of music that I wasn’t too fond of. Turns out I may have jumped the gun on the whole “this band has found it’s sound” praise. They very well may have found their sound, it just turns out that for the most part (3 out of the past 4 albums) I’m not that big of a fan of it.
The main thing I wanna do after listening to El Camino is put on Thickfreakness. Weird thing is that I honestly enjoy the album while it’s playing but the minute it ends I’ve forgotten about it, and, at least for me, El Camino, is pure pop in that sense. I still love Brothers and those first 3 Black Keys albums have a permanent spot in my cd rotation, but if the El Camino cd were to slip into the crack between my center console and the seat, I’d never even notice it was missing.
In other news:
Overheard in Autopsy IV’s email: I was trying to pen a line in the vein of, “El Camino is a lot like masturbating. It’s pretty cool while it’s happening but the minute you’re done you wash your hands and walk away disappointed in the authenticity of it all.” But I couldn’t put it together in a way that I was happy with. The above was the closest I got and it still sounds too crass.