I was listening to Disintegration the other day and I agree the album is mostly melancholy, but there’s a 3 track run in the pits of the album where it feels especially dark, Prayers for Rain, Same Deep Water As You and Disintegration is an absolute moment of dark bliss. I just love how the album builds up to that moment.
Also agree Pornography is their darkest album, it’s relentless, I love it.
Also yes, I really hope Robert wraps up the album asap before he decides to shelve it for whatever reason, didn’t he shelve 4:14 Scream because the band members left so it wasn’t the same line up anymore?
Yeah, either that or the opening three tracks are the album's strongest stretch. Sometimes I think the title track is their best song.
And yeah, Pornography is so relentless it almost gets uncomfortable (which is often how a great album should make you feel). Siamese Twins and the title track are terrifying.