The backlash against Metallica started during the Napster days. The music has become, old and tired.
Or maybe that is what has happened to their core audeince. Maybe they got older, and more tired.
Album sales have been...so-so....
I am not sure what to make of it yet. When I first heard the album is was horrible. But everything deserves a chance. A few more listens and I think it may grow on me.
P.S Zed--don't attack me for posting to an "old" thread. I just waited until I had the CD before making an opinion. hehehe!
"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon. Need I say more?"
For what it's worth, it seems like the site is much more operational today. Maybe it was just start-up issues. So far, I think I like the previous layout better, but I am sure we will all get used to the new navigation of the site.