hmm, its not that i cant figure out what he is saying. its that he really sounds like he is mumbling thru all the words on the whole album
! yes, i have heard amnesiac. but it kind of made more sense with that being their "refusal to write songs and have melodies", but with this being their triumphant return to form, i seem to remember the last time they wrote songs, him singing them differently.
i really dont think it would take away from all the feeling. in fact, just the opposite, i feel like OKComputer has more feeling than this album will ever have because his voice seems like it cares. he whispers, , he screams, he yearns, he sings his heart out. but on this album his refusal to really dive into his words makes it seem more halfassed and has less emotion.
(as for MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK i actually would prefer it if he did sing a little more. i used to have some live version of that song a year or so before it came out on KID A and it had another verse and certainly was more of a straighforward, verse chorus verse chorus guitar type of thing that i got so used to i never really got intot he album version! i guess thats my own fault though.
its not that i dont like this album. the melodies, like i said, have really gotten inside my head already. but today i was just noticing that he was kind of mumbling his way through EVERY SONG. whether it seems to fit the mood or not.