A story about this — 6 years ago
i wouldnt listen to this record for a long time until the hype died off. i actually finally broke down and borrowed it from a friend after i found the much more talented imho Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy) arranged all the strings for it. I finally let it play all night, and then slowly i started to get it. It is a bit overrated, but i think it would transfer great in a live setting. Its romantic without being sappy, a little dark without being obnoxious, and hectic without being chaotic. I reccomend pushing all your preconceived notions aside and just listen to it.