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General Discussion => Album Chat => Topic started by: FunkyRobotMonkey on September 02, 2009, 01:19:10 PM



Title: 1990
Post by: FunkyRobotMonkey on September 02, 2009, 01:19:10 PM
I've found 1990 to be the best album by Daniel that wasn't produced by himself. It seems to me the only album that is really focused on Daniel and the raw heart-felt music he makes. I like the later albums too, but 1990 is a real gem to me. Any thoughts?


Title: Re: 1990
Post by: shloonktapooxis on October 03, 2009, 10:41:24 PM
Spirit World Rising was one of my favorites on that one.


Title: Re: 1990
Post by: bukowskiarmwrestle on October 07, 2009, 10:34:53 PM
My second favorite after Songs of Pain


Title: Re: 1990
Post by: ItsHardToFindAFriend on December 03, 2009, 01:53:34 AM
yeah 1990 was the first album i ever downloaded

I never really do any research when i listen to my first album of an artist, i kinda just randomly pick one and let fate decied kinda thing

and on that day fate was very kind to me =)

and Funeral Home is a classic


Title: Re: 1990
Post by: Slyontologist on December 19, 2009, 11:37:34 PM
1990 is my favourite Daniel Johnston record of all. Right down to the front cover, and the smug, harrowed expression on his face. What's that painting all about? With the storm in the background and the truncated tree. I think it visually depicts the unique mood of this album in a way that really helps gain some insight into it. The song Tears Stupid Tears contaisn my favourite single Daniel Johnston lyric, 'I was born in the body and right from the start those tears stupid tears being tearing us apart.' I juxtapose it with Daniel singing 'I really don't know why I cam here' on Walking the Cow. Daniel Johnston is so effortlessly existential. He seems to be able to sing about the traumatic core of life as easy as he breathes.