Fusion is a bad place to look for good lyrics

No, I haven’t forgotten about my lyrics project. It’s just that I’ve been listening almost exclusively to fusion for the past week or so, and there aren’t any lyrics to listen to. I was reminded of the lyrics thing because I just lent my copy of Beck’s Sea Change to a friend - there’s some great wordsmithing on that album. It’s a gorgeous work, sad and melancholy in a beautiful way. It’s also hard to find comparisons; at least, I can’t think of any off the top of my head. Actually, I have a hard time describing it in general - “sparsely orchestrated vocal pop/rock” is accurate but makes it sound like a really cheesy adult contemporary album. Which it’s decidedly not.

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