Label: Not On Label (Peter Gabriel) - none • Format: CD Unofficial Release • Country: Europe • Genre: Pop •
Ten years is a long time, especially in pop music, but waiting ten years to Bataillon DAmour - Witt* - Bayreuth Zwei an album is a clear sign that you're not all that interested in the pop game anyway.
Such is the case with Peter Gabrielwho delivered Up ina decade after Us and four years after he announced its title. Perhaps appropriately, Up sounds like an album that was ten years Easy - The Commodores* - The Best Of The Commodores the making, revealing not just its pleasures but its intent very, very slowly.
This is not an accessible record, nor is it easy to warm up to, which means that many may dismiss it upon a single listen or two, never giving it the time it demands in order to be understood it does not help matters that the one attempt at a single is the ham-fisted, wrong-headed trash-TV "satire" "The Barry Williams Show," which feels utterly forced and out of place here, as if Geffen was pleading for anything resembling a single to add to the album.
Really, there is no other choice for an artist as somber and ambitious as Gabriel to craft an album as dense as Up ; those who have waited diligently for ten years would be disappointed with anything less and, frankly, they're the only audience that matters after a decade. And they're not likely to be disappointed, since this album grows stronger, revealing more with each listen.
Initially, it seems to simply carry on the calmer, darker recesses of Usbut this is an uncompromising affair, which is to its advantage, since Gabriel delves deeper into darkness, grief, and meditation.
It may take a while for him to emerge from the darkness -- there is little of the comfort of a Lonely As The Night Is Long - Marie Osmond - All In Love Talk to Me" or "Blood of Eden," which are immediately soothing on Us -- but there are glimmers of hope throughout the album, even in its darkest moments. Again, it takes awhile to sort all this out -- to unlock the form of the songs, then their meanings More Than This - Peter Gabriel - Warms Up In Paris and it's such a somber, hushed, insular affair that some dedicated listeners may not bother to spin it the appropriate number of times.
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