I bought Into the Sun when it came out, listened to it once or twice, then kind of forgot about it. It's not that I didn't like it, it just didn't knock me out or anything. It sort of reminded me of REM's album Up. It seemed like there was so much of that around at the time - modern-sounding Brian Wilson updates. (Rufus Wainwright, etc. - although Rufus is much more melodramatic) Ironically, it sounded more Macca-ish than Lennon-ish.
What I don't understand is the small cult following that he's already developed. I have a lot of friends that can't wait for the follow-up, which is supposed to be out later this year.
Did anybody see the pic of him and Yoko in the latest edition of Rolling Stone? The top hat was a little, well, over the top. (pardon the pun)
And in the end...