Curious what our thoughts are on WCN with the passage of a little bit of time. I've actually been enjoying it lately. Still finding that all the bonus tracks would have been at least as good or better than many of the tracks on the album. This could have been a 12 to 14 track album. Either all tracks included, or maybe leaving off A Good Heart and perhaps one other, but including all 4 bonus tracks.
My other thought is what a difference better lyrics would have made. Even if all the music was the same, with just a bit more inspired or cinematic lyrics from Bernie, this could have really been much improved.
Still not fond of the album title. It would have been far preferable to call it either Looking Up or Guilty Pleasure. (I just think WCN itself is a lousy cheesy title for the song and for the album. For cryin' out loud, even taking a random lyric and using it as the title would have been preferable. He could have called it "Chicken Stand." )
Anyhoo, my constant recurring wish is that it all had a heavy dose of Paul Buckmaster strings interwoven throughout. Buckmaster strings make anything better.
My absolute favorite tracks are Claw Hammer, I've Got Two Wings, and Guilty Pleasure. Favorites among the bonus tracks are No Monsters, and England and America, although I really like the other two as well.
Thoughts my fellow EJ fan-friends?