The snippets of the songs in the video were promising. Sounds like the bass is very prominent in the mix too, which is always good for Interpol, although it remains to be seen whether it will still be the same without Carlos D.
Mark “Drunk in Love” down as another track I just don’t get. It sounds like a bad remix.
Definitely agree with you’re last point there michael_. Whenever anyone asks how I can listen to tracks where the artist has had very little input beyond singing, I just point out that it’s the real talent behind the scenes that I’m supporting and appreciating.
I love this album so much. It feels like they are trying to fit so many ideas into those 53 minutes that they are splintering and folding back on themselves. If any album demonstrates the fine line between genius and insanity it’s this one.
I totally get what you’re saying, but it’s not really relevant to the song IMO. I think any discerning music fan who appreciates pop knows about the people who are really responsible for the songs behind the scenes, but it doesn’t depreciate from the song. In five years time we may all have forgotten about Iggy Azealia, and Ariana Grande may be a boring pop footnote, but “Problem” will still fucking rule (as may the latest track Max Martin will have come up with).
I’ve never understood the appeal of Lily Allen. She’s not terrible by any means, but I’ve never personally seen a reason for her to be deserving of so much analysis and occasional acclaim. I’m with you on “Happy” too; it’s pleasant and catchy, but I don’t get how it’s become so huge.
It deserves to be huge, I’ve had it on repeat for about the last 24 hours straight, it’s a “Teenage Dream” level jam. Unlike “Thrift Shop” or “Talk Dirty” it’s sax loop isn’t the only thing it’s got going for it, far from it, but it makes just as much of an impact as in those two tracks.
Some people seem far more interested in their own masturbatory anger and self-righteousness, casting themselves as brave moral crusaders, than actually engaging with controversial subjects and genuinely trying to educate people. In my opinion some people also need to realise that not everything/one that has ever been accused of racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia/whatever is necessarily whatever it has been accused of, and people who disagree with them are not all racist etc.
That’s a shame michael_. You will forever be responsible for me discovering Joyce Manor, so you can rest assured you’ve had a positive impact on at least one person with your writing.
I actually posted my FIOE edit on here a while ago. Mine’s:
1. You Only Live Once
4. Heart in a Cage
5. Ask Me Anything
7. Red Light
9. Evening Sun
10. Ize of the World
11. I’ll Try Anything Once
I certainly agree that that album’s main problems have nothing to do with the actual songs. The productions a bit more clean and expensive sounding than I ever really want from the Strokes, but mainly it’s way too long (and I’d certainly say it contains filler). Also the sequencing means that, even with some good songs in there, the album feels like a slog between “Razorblade” and “Ize of the World”.