You won’t get downvoted for pushing against the bandwagon. you will get downvotes for posting the most indie-wank, elitist, whitebred bullshit post ever.
That sounded backhanded, but I assure you it was a very real compliment.
Someone came in here and downvoted every post. Weird.
Ooh, also, this is a great essay. Takes me back to the old Status Ain’t Hood days. Classic Breihan sticking up for the gajillion-selling little guys.
The Outsiders is just the fucking jam. One of my favorite albums of the year.
Hyden’s a great music critic. honestly one of the very best, but he is way off in nearly his entire assessment of Weezer. It was wild reading that, actually. Defended “We Are All On Drugs” and trashed the new album (also threw some relative shade on Pinkerton). Such a weird, wrong article.
I still think their album is, like, really really good.
Yeah, “Back To The Shack” is so dopey, but it’s almost kind of moving too. It’s like the rest of the album is the band backing up everything they say in that song. I think the thing that keeps surprising me is that the lyrics, even at their dumbest (probably “Da Vinci” or “Cleopatra”), aren’t bothering me in the same way they did with, say, “Everybody Get Dangerous” or fucking “Heart Songs.” Hell, even a relatively straight track like “Perfect Situation” bugged the shit out of me with that “What’s the deal with my brain? / Why am I so obviously insane?” line. I hated that. Nothing on the new one hurts my sensibilities quite as egregiously.
I didn’t know that. Hey, at least my ears work.
Yes, you are literally the only other person I’ve seen rep for “The Angel And The One.” That was like a Mineral song or something. It actually kind of justifies a lot of the Red Album for me. The best post-Maladroit song, easily.