THE OCEAN – PRECAMBRIAN: RECORD OF 2007 THAT WE ARE ASSHOLES FOR MISSING THE BOAT ON
Ok guys, we admit it: we fucked up. The Ocean’s double-disc concept record Precambrian wasn’t in any of our 2007 year-end lists, hell, it wasn’t even listed in our “stuff that came out this year” preliminary list. At least a few of you chimed in with comments suggesting we consider Precambrian. We didn’t listen. We snubbed The Ocean again — Axl, Kip and myself — by not including it in any of our Top Ten lists, and once again lots of you commented in amazement that it hadn’t been included. And yet we STILL didn’t even bother to check it out.
What the fuck was wrong with us? Kip and I sat down the other night with Precambrian and some fine herbals (tea, of course), and parked our asses on the MetalSucks Mansion couch in front of my sweet ass stereo system. And WOAH. Holy fuck. You guys know what you’re talking about! Our jaws dropped to the floor from literally the first song of the bone-crushing first disc and remained there throughout the genre-defying, progged-out second disc. This shit is for real — a true, bonafide ALBUM as opposed to a collection of songs.
For now, I’ll leave it at that. Precambrian is an amazing piece of art through and through, and had I not been a fool and actually listened to you people it would’ve surely been in my Top 5 of 2007. Maybe I’ll post a full review in the future. GO BUY THIS RECORD!