Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saul William's Niggy Tardust Haiku

Saul and Trent combine

and create great Nine Inch Nails

but not quite the same

Get the point? If not here is a little more extrapolation for you.

Point: This new album by Saul Williams shows growth and development by him as a song writer and as a vocalist. He moves out of his poetic flow, mostly, for more singing, chanting and some screaming; to varying degrees of success (and, in my opinion, little failure.) Lyrically, his specialty, he moves away from much of his direct lyricism and towards a more opaque, metaphorical style.

Counterpoint: Fans of his that vehemently hate the sound of Nine Inch Nails will probably dislike this record. Fans of Nine Inch Nails that could ultimately love this record will most likely never give it a chance because they "saw him (Saul) open up for Trent and he was pure crap." (real quote...repeated several times to some idiots I xenophobic friends)

Below is their cover of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

Niggy Tardust - sunday bloody sunday

Buy or download for free Niggy Tardust

1 comment:

di1 said...

Initial comments on Sunday Bloody Sunday: "I thought Saul Williams was singing". Oh right, ok thats not trent.