Amber Webber is on a Dan Bejar track! I really love this. It feels effortlessly done, which was not the case with the last two (there are some great songs on the last two, but the feel was different from the insanely high quality of the first three records). This is a great record. Slightly better than the Kix record.
This is pretty good- I think if it weren’t Casiotone, it would be even better. The song is a stone cold classic, but I like this take.
I love the cocaine I love the cocaine
I feel like his is to buy back our love due to Tom’s having Kix as album of the week. I wish the Buckcherry guy were singing on the Kix song because he’s a better vox than the Kix guy. I never know what terrible, sleazy songs are OK to like or not. Stereogum are not consistent. I kind of hate the Icona Pop song, probably because lyrically it was at the level of a Buckcherry song. The circle is now complete.
I thought I commented on this bad boy. I SAID that I like “Jammin Me” but good gravy is that riff “Problem Child” by AC/DC.
Now that I have listened to the song, I kind of wish the guy from Slaughter were singing it, or Bon Scott. Production should be less slick.
I don’t think Tom is really trolling, but what bothers me about Tom is that on one side, he’s very adamant about broad tastes and democracy and pop, but on the other side he can be the most snide writer on this site, especially about particular bands perceived as terrible or uncool- and maybe these bands are terrible or uncool, but if there is a terrible or uncool band that Tom favors, it becomes “we need to agree that you are all snobs because you can’t admit how awesome x or y is”. The other thing is how sloppy he can be- like when he berates Jessie J as being terrible or whatever, and not heard of since the terrible “Price Tag” (I agree it was terrible) but forgets that “Domino” was a top 10 hit, and that probably half the board couldn’t tell the difference of how Domino was somehow terrible, but some other pop turd or gem was way better. I feel like Tom can do a better job convincing people what might be good about something poppy, and also spend less time casually slagging bands that are in the exact same genre of the random stuff he champions.
I like “Jammin Me” but damn is that riff “Problem Child” by AC/DC.
I maybe am nervous about this. In Rainbows was a masterpiece, but many of those songs were older or reworked, so it was almost older than Hail to the Thief. I just don’t know where their process is with songs, and King of Limbs the songs just felt more like vibes than songs.
1. OK Computer- sounds traditional next to Kid A
1.5 Kid A
2. In Rainbows
2. The Bends- Sentimental favorite, but it is a different world and sound.
6. Hail to the Thief
7. King of Limbs
8. Pablo Honey