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Thread #126718 Message #2818518
Posted By: GUEST,Spleen Cringe
22-Jan-10 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Nick Drake - hype and reality
Subject: RE: Nick Drake - hype and reality
There's no show without punch... hype is and always has been an integral part of the music industry. To these ears, it neither detracts from nor adds to the music which I judge on its own merits: does it move me?. Don't believe the hype - certainly. But equally don't get so blinded by it that you forget to check out the music behind it on its own merits. Whether it's hyped to the hilt (as now) or the private pleasure of in the know fans (as for most of the past 40-odd years since it was released), the one thing that has not changed about "Five Leaves Left" is the music itself. And that, not presence or absence of hype, is all that should matter to music fans and all they should judge the music by.