Does it seem like there are less hype-worthy albums being released as of late? Or as a guy that's paid pretty close attention to the album cycle for a few years now have I just finally become jaded about the typical over-promise/under-deliver nature of internet buzz? I.E. maybe the 20,000+ emails I've received since SubEx has been around numbed me to the concept of press releases/PR firms?
All I'm wondering is when is the next game-changing album going to come along? Doesn't it feel like way too long? I realize that OK Computer's and Stankonia's don't come around every week, but how about every few years? When was the last truly legendary album released? Of all the albums released in the last few years which ones will still be relevant to our grandkids? A couple years ago some folks might have suggested things like Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix or Veckatimest as viable answers to that question, but honestly I barely listen to those anymore even now.
And it doesn't necessarily have to be a Nevermind either, heck, at this point I'll settle for the next Pinkerton. Who will step up? Or the way the music business works these days, with emphasis on sellability and towards placing more importance on singles than albums is that level of greatness even possible?