We agree. SE,TTR is deeply embarrassing for all concerned. It should never be allowed to waste a perfectly good disc of vinyl. While we're here, by the way - even a pair of dopey old queens like Mr Shandy and myself see right through this. The new material just isn't very good so better to frame it as part of the ongoing grudge with the music industry than have it released. It's 2022 - we have that internet thing and that there streaming watch-a-ma-call-it - if it good enough to be released, then simply release it: but it isn't good enough, is it?
After three months and the recently ended tour, I like Veronica more than after the first listenings . But it is thanks to the harmonica part at the end of the song . Miley's vocalizations also irritate me less . I would give this song a strong 4 now.
KEROUAC'S CRACK I rate at 3 . Not that I don't like this song, the guitar solo is really ok, but as a whole it doesn't convince me yet.
Rebels - 9/9.5
I Live In Oblivion - 9
Bonfire Of Teenagers -7
Kerouac’s Crack - 6
I Am Veronica - 6
Sure Enough - 4
this very well may change on hearing the proper studio versions, of course. Rebels is purely gorgeous and is one of my recent favorites from him; the elegiac, somber lyrics and the jangly guitar progression make for a warm and touching song. i love it. I Live In Oblivion and Bonfire were complete showstoppers; I won’t begin to comment on Bonfire’s subject matter, but from a musical standpoint i find it to be a haunting, but powerful ballad. the rest are all slight pop songs; not exceptional, but far from terrible. regrettably, i find myself humming the lyrics to veronica, kerouac and telephone quite often.