Talk:To Record Only Water for Ten Days

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Written like a review/news article[edit]

"Unlike Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt and Smile from the Streete You Hold, To Record Only Water For Ten Days is living proof of how content and happy John is with his life right now. Tracks such as "Going Inside" & "Moments Have You" beautifully shout inner peace and thoughts from his own belief system. Instrumental tracks such as, "Ramparts" help connect this album with John's past solo offerings aswell."

This should be written in a comparison manner instead of this enthusiastic, commentary manner.

Done St. Jimmy 22:47, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Not one reference[edit]

The only reference given for this article on this album page comes from John's own website, and it appears he removed it, thus giving an "Error 404" response. The link appears dead, unless someone is willing to sleuth it out. --leahtwosaints (talk) 03:22, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Not pop music[edit]

I'm not sure how best to change it to reflect this, but the article compares the album to Depeche mode and labels it as having "synthpop" influences, which might be part of the reason I've seen this album referred to and categorized as "pop" music in other places. That's rather silly, as this album doesn't have any of the heavy production that characterizes most pop music. The lyrics are philosophical and poetic, not generally romantic, and the singing is passionate and raw. Synths and drum machines are used, but that's where the similarity to pop ends. The recording of some of these vocals is of a very poor quality, when his voice gets to be too loud for the microphone. His overall style on the album is very raw.