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World’s Only Concept-Album Fan Suffers Crisis of Faith

“I definitely feel like, ‘What is the point? What’s the point of making music anymore?’ I feel that the album no longer has a stronghold or has any real bearing any more. The physical format is obsolete; the CD is obsolete and the LP is kinda nostalgic. So, I think the album is suffering and that’s how I’ve always created — I work with these conceptual albums in the long-form. And I’m wondering, what’s the value of my work once these forms are obsolete and everyone’s just downloading music?” —Sufjan Stevens is having an existential crisis [Exclaim via Guardian UK]

“In every song there’s something I wish I could change. If I wasn’t involved, I can’t imagine liking us a lot, just because I only control 25 percent of it.” —Jared Followhill of Kings of Leon [Guardian UK]

“My success came on its own. However, I was very lucky. For example, directors like Tim Burton fought for me when Paramount didn’t want to give me the lead role in Sleepy Hollow. When I made the breakthrough I was regarded as the new James Dean. But the biggest compliment I ever received was the comparison with Marlon Brando. He is my idol — and was my best friend.” —Johnny Depp [Female First]

“Oh, don’t see that! Please don’t see that. They were paying in cash. When it premiered at Sundance, Nick and I walked out of our own premiere. I was like, This is embarrassing, and I’m going home to get drunk, right now. Your agent tells you no one will ever see this. And then you’re doing an interview years and years later and … No regrets. I got here. Just get high. That’s the only way to watch it. Get really high. ”—January Jones on Taboo, the teen-horror flick she made in Romania with Nick Stahl in 2001 [GQ]

“My missus won’t let me teach because she just thinks I’ll be tempted to fuck all the young girls.” —Damien Hirst on taking orders from his wife [Telegraph UK]

“Most kids in movies are de-fanged. They have no wildness. What we figured out pretty quickly was that we all clearly remembered what it was like to be a boy, to be a little wild and get into trouble.” —Dave Eggers on Where the Wild Things Are [Telegraph UK]

“I’d love to do a younger, cleaner version of Sex and the City. I like to think of myself as the girl that no one can get, that no one can keep in their hand.” —Miley Cyrus [Female First]

World’s Only Concept-Album Fan Suffers Crisis of Faith