Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Do You Not Hear What I Hear?: Everybody's Fave But Yours
I listened to "Liars" last night.
This is Todd Rundgren's 2004 release and it is an album that I have loved from the very beginning and continue to love. I think it is an essential Todd record and one that I have no problem placing in the top five of his career.
Critics loved this record as well and critics don't love anything from Todd Rundgren that isn't "Something/Anything?." A bit of Googling brings up many of these reviews, including one from Rolling Stone magazine where one writer places it at #5 for the year 2004.
"Liars" is a stellar release from a man who has had a very uneven, though respected career. I believe "Liars" is a late-career masterwork from Todd Rundgren.
But this isn't really about "Liars."
An old and dear friend, one who is partly responsible for making me the Rundgren fan that I am, and a man who can rival my fanboy behavior when it comes to this artist, does not like "Liars" at all.
This makes me nuts.
So my fun little mid-week query is--
Is there one beloved record by an established artist that you love with a catalogue that you love that you absolutely detest?
(I think I understand my question. Hope you do.)