I don’t think the writer knows that For the Love of Ivy is a classic song by the Gun Club, so it’s not “a pretty stock garage rock rumble in the lane of something like Japanther or Bass Drum Of Death or maybe early White Stripes, a hollow rip of whoever those guys might be ripping off.”
But that’s just like, an opinion, man.
Heart of Darkness / Apocalypse Now
Boredoms – Star
You COULD argue that they sound like R.E.M. in their early stages, but you’d be forgetting R.E.M. released 4 cold classics in 4 years.
Sound-wise, I’ve always seen the comparison but, again, it’s not really the most prevalent sound coming through. The lyrics aren’t political, the vocals are completely different, and the only real similarity is “jangly guitars,” and even that’s a stretch. R.E.M. had a much stronger rhythm section too.
Anyway, I’m just glad this is good so those are my two cents.
I think there are better examples of albums that are “greatest hits” than Taylor Swift and Adele.
Maybe Nirvana’s Nevermind? The only song on that album that doesn’t play on the radio is “Something in the Way.” Or Led Zeppelin’s IV.
Something about reading Taylor Swift compared to U2 in their prime (who still aren’t really a favorite of mine, but talent is talent) just doesn’t bode well for me.
Whoaaaaa man, whooooooaaaaaa man. Can’t you tell I’m not from TX and this is a jealousy issue?
As in, “you can have your cake and eat it too Texas.”
Well that doesn’t solve the Skrillex issue and underwhelming line-up.
Too much “dark synth-pop” for my tastes, but as the Dude said, “that’s just like, an opinion, man.”
Is calling music “METH” (all caps) a pejorative?
Two problems: Texas, Skrillex.
And not to be a pissant, but Django Django isn’t really “post-punk.” They’re more “brit-pop,” but that’s okay.
Can I be the person to ironically say, ala 2001, “rock is still alive man!!!!!”