I love it that, in this world where nothing happens on stage most of the time, Bradford Cox steps in to shake things up a bit. Plus, as he says, it shouldn't have been all that surprising, anyway: there's always something going on during his gigs, something you hardly ever see with other bands. And if we listen to what the man says, he actually didn't do anything out of order. He granted one fan a wish, something many bands would never do, and he gave the man an exclusive, pure improvisation, something he can tell his grandchildren when Cox is the huge legend he deserves to be. To criticise him without even having seen it makes no sense at all. The man's a genius, we didn't expect any less from him.
Opinión a favor del No por Mario G. Sinde
First of all, I'm a huge fan of Bradford Cox's music. But the man has become somewhat annoying. I can accept the flowery dresses he's been sporting at some of his gigs, but if he pulls a Minneapolis at Primavera, I'm out of there. I want to hear his songs, not witness some mental masturbation on stage. It's one thing if he does ten-minute+ versions combining “Nothing Ever Happened” and Patti Smith's “Horses”. I love that, but you have to say enough is enough at some point. To play the same track for an hour, no matter how improvised, is just mental. And what's the deal with the ski mask and declaring the death of folk?