Every time they put out a new video is a great reminder to go back and listen to this album. Easily my favorite traditional rock record this year; just so damn catchy.
Yeah I put ambitious album in quotes because I figured it was ambitious the same way this album will be, aka not so much.
Very true about the post-Colour output, but I never thought of the first album as ambitious since it was his first but you’re right. I suppose you really didn’t expect it coming from the drummer of Nirvana though, and it didn’t really fit into any big genre of the time so it pretty left field.
This man can do no wrong. Whenever he decides to put out a proper album it is going to be incredible if these tracks are just online freebies.
Yeah that Calvin Harris song is easily the best thing featured here. I don’t see it as a 90′s movie heist scene song as much as a 90′s movie underground club scene song.
Either way it’s pretty dope.
If anyone can think what that Betty Who song is ripping off around 2:18 please let me know because this is going to bug the shit out of me.
That Betty Who songs is a direct rip off of something but I can’t think of what it is right now, and even if it wasn’t the chorus is so bland that the crazy instrumental interludes aren’t enough to carry that song.
You went and got me all excited talking about Justice and disco and I left so disappointed.
I feel like their obvious “ambitious album” was In Your Honor, being a double album of both rock and acoustic.
The Colour And The Shape is far and away their best though, and there are some absolute gems on their debut too.
Also this song sounds really compressed or something, like it’s trying to be hard and rough, kicking and thrashing, but it just seems boxed in. Of course, that could just be due to the radio rip.
I think We Found Love is actually my least favorite song of all time. This is partly due to how damn over played it was, but I also genuinely think it is a bad song. I don’t see why it get’s so much love from indie sites.
Honestly, I will go to bat for In the Mountain In the Cloud by Portugal the Man and Cage the Elephant’s last two album. Rest for the Wicked is annoying as shit though.
I still think that Kozelek was rather dick-ish for calling out War on Drugs at the show, but what has ensued has honestly been hilarious. At this point it should be painfully obvious to WoD that this isn’t personal and I wouldn’t be surprised if the song is just a big fuck you to people making a big deal out of this.
Also, I would love some sort of compilation album of indie/alternative artists doing songs that are just shit talking peers, like a Stephen Malkmus song on Weezer, Arcade Fire knocking Wayne Coyne down a peg (not Flaming Lips though, cuz who can hate on Steve Drozd), and Billy Corgan throwin’ the shade at pretty much everyone. I’d pre-order the shit out of the deluxe edition of that.