big in japanda bear hands say yeah yeah yeahs
It’s pretty obvious that it was a joke.
I’ve tried to be as open minded as possible for Arctic Monkeys; I’m always checking out their new output and go into each experience ready to be turned on.
But it doesn’t happen. I’m sorry but I don’t understand how people feel this song isn’t boring unless they’re just big enough fans of AM where AM is infallible to them or something.
This song, like many others of theirs, lacks any unique hooks or novel qualities that separate it from say, a generic tune churned out by a soundalike publishing house that makes songs for car commercials or something. The band’s lyrics are frequently contrived and many times, lame efforts at being associated with something cool or edgy. Oh, it’s about drugs?? How interesting…
the biggest thing this band had going for them was their “trick” marketing and management. the music was nothing special and was made even less interesting by how much they loved themselves. shit art cloaked in mystique…more and more kids falling for the “non-promo” promo sham these days.
who the what what?
I say it all the time in NY when I’m referring to Nick at Nite’s early 2000s programming shift from 1950s-1970s sitcoms to 1980s and later…I want my Donna Reed!
So can I start a new band that speaks its own gibberish language and pretentiously titles albums with punctuation marks or is that like so passe now?
*narrates about own his actions within asterisks* *comes off like a douchebag*
*gives himself a hug when asshole mocks him in reply post*
i want a new BSS album.
“I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.”
Nike bought Converse in 2003…but that may have less to do with the price than the fact that people re willing to pay $50 for them, which is still cheaper than a lot of other well-known sneaker brands.
“All sunglasses are hand made in Japan. The quality of ‘Made in Japan’ eye wear is now aligned with the more commonly known ‘Made in Italy’ or ‘Made in France’ eye wear found throughout the world. The materials we use are all of highest quality, made with either the best acetate or metals. Also, all of our lenses are UV 400. Another selling point we have is all the designs this season are made so you can take the lenses out to use the frames as eye glasses (Zero/Maria Cornejo’s designs are none detachable) . This is usually not possible with sunglasses of this quality”
hey No Age – kiss my acetate, you whores.
Totally. Moment of Truth is so fuckin good. I need to put that on tonight for nostalgia’s sake…I think a blunt may have to accompany, as well
Third Man Ripoff
My favorite fake (real) name for “()” is “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Dung-punch Your Step-mom’s Neighbor’s Original Dog Owner’s Nephew’s Calculus Teacher For Not Liking My Knock-knock Joke?” Or, “Dung-punch” for short.
If i had $50k to throw around, I’d buy this…
…and then flip it for a profit…
…and then spend the profit on Christopher Stopa demos…
“And everything has been shit since Paul (Wall) Banks lost his shit in recent years.”
I’ve been hot and cold with Interpol but overall, never in love with them…I think the main reason is that so many of Paul’s vocal melodies are way too similar. The guy is seemingly locked into singing major 3rds in too many phrases…now some of you may start crying “don’t give me that music theory math geek shit blah blah” but the point is that it’s boring and pretty unoriginal from one song to the next. Funny that D-tilla cites Bloc Party (and I would agree that Silent Alarm was one of the best albums of that year, if not those five years) because Kele started to show in the following albums that he also had a difficiency for coming up with new melodies. Anybody that argues with me on this is simply wrong – it’s a measurable thing. What you can disagree with me is if you personally thought that it became boring or not…but ther’es no doubt that it’s a lot of regurgitated material.
Paul Bank’s vocal parts from one song to the other is like the musical equivalent of making 100 different cupcakes with rhubarb being a main ingredient…it’s cool at first but you soon grow tired of tasting rhubarb.
I’m pretty sure those plastic trees are fake, bud.
2. The Bends
3. Paranoid Android
5. Everything in its Right Place
7. Knives Out
8. Nice Dream
9. House of Cards
10. Fake Plastic Trees