Yeah congrats on no snarky comments about the album in one of your post SG(finally). For the last few years I’ve heard Rick Rubin was offered the gig but he didn’t have the time. I can understand him doing the Sabbath record(which was just a rehash) but when he puts the rest of his time into a Kanye flop album and mediocre Eminem tracks it’s disappointing. I think SOI was better than I thought it would be, but I didn’t think Danger Mouse was really qualified to produce them. The guy has talent but he’s pretty much just a DJ who got lucky. Tedder is more of a songwriter(whose songs all sound the same). I assume the band pretty much produced it themselves. They need someone like Rubin or even Brendan O’Brien to bring them back to reality.
Once again, way to make it obvious you’re on the Sony/BMG/Viacom payroll with the hype on this caterwauling waif. U2(a real band who writes and performs their own material) gets slagged off by this site every other day, but this pro tools manufactured product gets positive reviews on music not fit for a Hardee’s commercial.
After all the trash talking of U2, you insist on playing every track off this horrible album. Someone is obviously on the payroll. Very edgy Stereogum.
Bono will never have the “weird charisma” Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan. Right Tom?
If only a band that’s been around almost 40 years and became popular for playing live gigs all over the world and putting out timeless music could be as “extremely likable” as Nude Beach. The Black Keys are the Tom Breihan of music BTW…
He also performed in 1989 at one of their anniversary shows. It was on (not ready for) primetime.
Nice performance. Thanks for posting.
It’s a good thing she’s not U2. That would never get such a positive endorsement from you guys. She’s so talented. Such a well rounded artist who sings songs where she had zero input on the creative process.
“The Preceding Article Was A Paid Advertisement.”
“There They Go Again!” What’s the big deal? It’s a good song. I’m sure U2 forced Sony/AMC to play their song even though they’re label is Interscope/Universal.