Find Me On:
I think this has been said more than once already, but the intro to “This Is The Last Time”…catchy as fuck indeed.
I am so relieved to read the generally positive feedback after SG’s snarky write-off of the band in general, that was a really nice passive aggressive review. Already in love with this album, and so many people have already said the things I have been thinking: a great consistent sound across the album without it being repetitive and droning like HV, no big choruses, but tons of lyrical gems that immediately hit me and stick with me, and being pleasantly surprised with the great stretches of songs, how one ends and then the next one begins and I go: “Oh yeah, this one is good too,” and how it feels like a much shorter album than it actually is. And that was my run-on sentence repeating everything that has already been said, thanks for your thoughts.
Exactly! I don’t hate the song, but “Heat of the Moment” is what gets stuck in my head after hearing it…
Hilarious reply, love the lego line, then the “faggot” thing ruined it.
I have to say how much I am enjoying this thread full of people just talking about music they like: what a crazy idea! Already found some great new music from all the replies. I am not sure there is one song so far this summer that is defining the moment, I can’t think of one that is owning the summer, but there is still plenty of good music out there. The Highly Rec’d mixtape is a great resource if anyone is not receiving it, check it out:
Really digging this song, sounds the way I would hope The Kids would sound after all this time, and as far as The Promise Ring reunion, holy shit, yes please, can anyone at Stereogum make sure The Ring reads this, PLEASE!?
Highly Rec’d – http://highlyrecd.blogspot.com
Halloween ’10: 25 Songs Not As Good As Thriller!
1. Marilyn Manson – This Is Halloween (Danny Elfman cover)
2. Rob Zombie – Dragula
3. L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
4. David Bowie – I’m Afraid Of Americans (Trent Reznor Mix V1)
5. Bat For Lashes – What’s a Girl To Do
6. Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
7. The Killers – Bones
8. Tegan and Sara – Walking With A Ghost
9. Ryan Walsh – Enough Blood To Bathe A Zombie
10. The Electric Mess – You’ve Become a Witch
11. Alkaline Trio – Private Eye
12. The Protomen – The Hounds
13. Black Hat Brigade – Zombie City Shake
14. Parallels – Pet Sematary (The Ramones cover)
15. Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party
16. The Specials – Ghost Town
17. Magazine – Because You’re Frightened
18. Eugene McGuinness – Monsters Under The Bed
19. Islands – Creeper
20. Frank Black – Superabound
21. Ryan Adams – Halloweenhead
22. Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
23. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
24. Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
25. Rockwell feat Michael Jackson – Somebody’s Watching Me
26. Michael Jackson – Thriller
Highly Rec’d – http://highlyrecd.blogspot.com
I’m loving that mixes are so in right now, it is my preferred method of ingesting music. I would second the “guest” mixers each month, or maybe some artist mixtapes. Another reliable monthly mix is over at Highly Rec’d, I’ve been discovering a majority of my music from them lately: http://highlyrecd.blogspot.com
Damn Megan, good post! I am a Weezer fan who has obviously been disappointed in their output in this decade, but this outrage is kind of weird. They are a major mainstream band, sorry if they somewhat determined the music you like, but they are a surviving band, Stereogum should be supporting the fact that anyone is making money in music right now, and we are not having this type of conversation about any other band from 1994, they are not raping your childhood, they are making a living, who cares, why is this even on Stereogum, should we be talking about the latest nonsense-wave band no one will care about in two weeks? And yes, that was a run-on sentence, my personal grammar tolerance had to be halted to get all my thoughts out.
“Spurned Interpol fans in search of big choruses should jump ship toward this.”
The song is just okay, but I really like Stereogum acknowledging that is is okay to make an even slightly upbeat rock song, and that everything doesn’t have to sound like the end of the world recorded through drywall.
This is pretty f’n great, strong remix, love the Redman/”Time 4 Sum Aksion” ending…
Thankyouthankyouthankyou, this is what I wanted new Arcade Fire to sound like, the first two songs sounded like b-sides and everyone was afraid to admit it, f-yeah, can’t wait.
Oh right, THAT’s why I don’t front a rock band, I would look ridiculous. Still a fun song.