the gimmicks are stale with these guys.
one listen wasn’t enough to give me any enjoyment of it. i hope that changes.
rob reiner is really looking good these days.
“alright….do what you want…….don’t say a word, don’t say nooooothin’…”
it’s a toss up between that and “even the losers”. i love the “two cars park on the overpass, rocks hit the water like broken glass…” part. and why couldn’t “breakdown” be 10 minutes long instead of 2 1/2?
dead on with war on drugs. it’s 80′s-early 90′s petty/dylan/springsteen with a modern twist. a big part of the reason i could never rank that album number one. it’s well done. but it’s already been well done.
it could take pearl jam another couple decades to equal the first two pumpkins albums along with pisces iscariot. others can add mellon collie as they wish.
i was a big fan of the first two albums (and the b-sides). then i saw the pumpkins live at the cleveland agora. that was the beginning of the end for me. the show was unbearable. the band was terrible and billy was just screeching. i was pretty taken aback. then mellon collie came out. it was as if billy was retreating to middle school while i was approaching my mid-20′s. i just couldn’t relate anymore. i know mellon collie is huge to a certain segment of people. i certainly can’t fault them for that. but those people tend to be a bit younger than me and could relate to the “rat in a cage” philosophy. i had to move on. the band that rocked out was gone. replaced by a constantly shifting musical experiment. i have a marginal interest now but i’ll never be a participant again.
too bad jrap couldn’t feel it coming.
no marissa nadler-july really spoils the list for me. btw, benji > war on drugs. the war on drugs made a really nice indie rock album. mark kozelek spilled his blood on benji.
are people still taking kozelek seriously? really?