|1. You Better You Bet|
|2. Don't Let Go The Coat|
|3. Cache Cache|
|4. The Quiet One|
|5. Did You Steal My Money|
|6. How Can You Do It Alone|
|7. Daily Records|
|9. Another Tricky day|
|10. I Like Nightmares|
|11. It's In You|
|12. Somebody Saved Me|
|13. How Can You Do It Alone (Live)|
|14. The Quiet One (Live)|
1. the songwriting: superb
2. musicianship: amazing
3. timeliness: right on right now
4. production and aesthetics: stellar (thanks Jon Astley)
5. value: to some, priceless
i wish i could have the opportunity to work on a album of this magnitude someday.
...another tricky day...just another tricky day for The Who...they'll get through...
Hearing Face Dances for the first time you can tell that, by this point in their career, the Who seem really exhausted. The songs that do have some energy feel more like the members of the Who are forcing themselves to rock out, to keep up with the times. The harder rocking songs just don't sound very convincing. However, I don't think the Who lost a step at all in terms of writing excellent music.
The main reason I love this album so much is because I think every song (excluding the bonus tracks) is written very carefully and every song is easy to remember and fun to listen to. Plus I have a lot of memories connected to all the songs, especially "You Better You Bet". Memories of when I was only a few years old and hearing that song on the radio as my mother drove us to Delaware to do some shopping. I feel like I'm back in the mid-80's once again whenever that song comes on. The rest of the songs give me the same memories.
But I think all the songs are excellent. Even "Another Tricky Day" which is most people's second favorite song (behind "You Better You Bet"). I couldn't get into that song for the longest time but now I think I finally hear what everyone else loves about it.
There are some moments that especially interest me such as in "How Can You Do It Alone" when the melody switches in another direction and the line "I need your help, so I can do it by myself" comes in, man that's great!Read more ›