|Hewlett's daughter, Loved her father, And I think she loved me too, For a little while. Hewlett's daughter, I forgot her, Now I'm treating water And...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
An album that shares a spacy sadness with Sparklehorse's Good Morning Spider and Radiohead's OK Computer. Though it's a little more self-conscious and not quite as accomplished as either of those albums, it is Grandaddy's most impressive work yet and one of 2000's first worthwhile releases.
The perfect soundtrack for workers clearing out their cubicles and trudging away after their short-lived high-tech careers abruptly ended. The 11 songs capture a bittersweet tone perfectly -- sadly witnessing cultural wreckage and detritus but finding glimmers of beauty.
What is most striking about The Sophtware Slump, besides the band's resonating compositions, is its subtle approach towards invoking a strong cathartic response. It's at times a sleepy record with songs that only work as an afterthought, or only make sense when you can focus enough attention on what the band is actually saying. But it has just enough on the surface to strike an initial interest that unfolds, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, into the many brilliant aspects of this album and band.
Positive: 17 out of 17
Mixed: 0 out of 17
Negative: 0 out of 17
LizS.Oct 16, 2001I'm a huge Grandaddy fan and this album is totally awesome! Everyone should get it!
HungerfordS.Mar 18, 2008Masterpiece.. This is the kind of album that is best listened to all the way through. It is greater than the sum of it's parts. Truly Masterpiece.. This is the kind of album that is best listened to all the way through. It is greater than the sum of it's parts. Truly unbelievable. Thanks Grandaddy.… Expand
JessicaBSep 16, 2003dudes, this cd rocks! i skateboard to school, and i crank The Sophtware Slump up and up and it never gets old. All the special effects are dudes, this cd rocks! i skateboard to school, and i crank The Sophtware Slump up and up and it never gets old. All the special effects are what i love about it. This cd is so awesome...im going to buy the other two. Plus, the drumming makes you want to walk to the same beat...or skate.… Expand
BeagenDDec 30, 2004Original song ideas, cool noises and rocking in the right places. From the spacy epic opener to the rock of Broken Household Appliance Original song ideas, cool noises and rocking in the right places. From the spacy epic opener to the rock of Broken Household Appliance National Forest, a keeper. Their follow-up Sumday is worthwhile also.… Expand
MOSHEKMay 26, 2006masterpiece!
RayW.May 27, 2007wondrous stuff, warm, fuzzy pop masterpiece, it has dated much better than the radiohead or flaming lips albums it's often compared to.
AndrewT.Dec 21, 2001only a seven because i enjoy under the western freeway more. sophtware slump has crystal lake and hewletts daughter, granted, but the other only a seven because i enjoy under the western freeway more. sophtware slump has crystal lake and hewletts daughter, granted, but the other songs are a little melancholy. i love the cd, but only when im in the mood or hung over. keep producing, i love you guys. … Expand
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