Originally Posted by JRA
It's astounding to me how I've been one of the few people to understand this essay all these years.
I understand it perfectly. I just don't agree with most of it. I thought about giving Puppets a mediocre score because there are points that I do agree with. What Metallica have become also inevitably taints my opinion of their past work, but I try to avoid thinking that way. Bottom line is that when I threw the album on I enjoyed the hell out of it, front to back. I can't say it's a bad or mediocre album, because to my ears, it's not. Anyway, it's painfully clear that you've thought much more about it than I have or ever will, so I won't comment further.