I’m on your side. All personalities/labels/etc etc aside, I’m still spinning Attack on Memory at least once a week, but I this album hasn’t hooked me for the last 2 weeks it’s been with me.
The songs don’t hit me as hard as AoM, and the turns from fast to slow feel a bit tactless. While I can’t get through AoM without hitting repeat for at least 2 songs, I’ve been taking breaks on this one, hoping my previous bias wouldn’t get to me. It hasn’t worked.
Then again, it took me like a year to realize how great AoM was, so maybe that’ll happen here too.
P.S. Is my “AoM” abbreviation annoying anybody?
This chemical does not exist. That is all.
Gotta agree with Ben on this one. I was just trying to hang out on the grass at Sasquatch last year, and Imagine Dragons had the main stage for ONE AND A HALF HOURS after Azealia Banks unsurprisingly cancelled.
I was also really impressed with how good their live sound was. They had all the big drums and a lot of good guitar work that you don’t hear on the record. Afterwards, I gave the record a chance, and I was really disappointed. Maybe they’ll bloom into a fantastic jam band, but my money’s on them going the way of shit generic “rock” pop.
Sarcasm is so hard via the internet.
You mean “message”, not “massage”.
That sir, is no xylophone. That is a gamelan.
…unless you were going for a pun, in which case, fantastico.
“the complete package is finally HERE for us to stream” – Homophones are fun!
I’ve always thought of indie rock as a genre with an ever-changing palette of sounds, instrumentation, and styles because, like, “indie music” tends to be the new stuff.
Bands get popular; it happens. It seems as though you want “indie” to only define the stuff you listened to in your college days. The only newer bands I heard you positively name drop were those that played “classicist forms” (oh yeah, except Taylor Swift…dude).
Gotta be honest, when you guys mostly cover the newest hip-hop acts, metal, and tabloid-esque news, I get the feeling you’re just not looking hard enough.
This sounds like an even more emotive take on DeYarmond Edison. I can’t think of anything wrong with that.