totally agree. it made me wonder how old the stereogum crowd is, really. also, this hypothetical conversation occurred to me while listening to this album on my commute:
drummer: hey man, i was wondering if, like, maybe i could experiment with, you know, maybe like, ummm, a different beat?
main guy: like what did you have in mind?
drummer: well, erm, something like, kick snare kick snare kick snare kick snare kick snare kick snare kick kick snare…
main guy: /mind explodes/
/drummer’s curse is over and spirit is finally freed/
fine i will be the only one to say that i am surprised at the overwhelmingly positive press this record has received. i get that people have different tastes, but try as i might, i cannot see how anyone can listen to this record more than a handful of times. it’s repetitive but not hypnotic, it’s got a classic rock vibe but it’s not classic nor rock, and they lyrics don’t seem to be very deep. sorry sorry sorry. i will listen to it again, but that’s my gut reaction.
i don’t get the comment about “reveling in the fetishization of black bodies.” could you explain that a little bit more?
i wonder what chipotle thinks about this
unless i’m actually sufjan stevens, in which case my post would immediately become witty and adored by all.
open letter to sufjan stevens: unsolicited schoolmarm advice about grammar or graphic design proves that you are the jackass i always suspected you were.
pretty sure if i had to give up all other music and only listen to bob dylan songs for the rest of my life, that would be okay with me.
did you write this feature just so you could use the word threnody?
oh it really is by urban outfitters, i thought that was just a joke
nightmare is pretty accurate, i think. creepy.
at the risk of adding nothing intelligent to a sleigh bells conversation, this band sucks so hard. what a joke.
nevermind, figured it out and it’s stupid. wish people would stop using it.
why do people keep saying after the jump? what does it mean?
i myself am not offended by any of these, just bewildered by ‘every grain of sand.’ for me, that comes out of left field. also, i guess i’ll never understand what people see in 7, 5, or 3, but i’d like to hear why other people like these songs so much…
though not his best nor my favorite, i find that lately i am falling back on ‘trying to get to heaven.’ as usual, the last line is a killer.
dumbest band name ever?
i’ll just risk it and say that everything about this band is gross.
whoa there, parks & rec. you just pimped out indie jesus. are you sure you understand nmh on a deep enough level to be able to name drop it like that? because AOTS is a holy album that only speaks to true music fans.
who gives a shit if people don’t like the beatles. influential does not automatically equal great. religion influences billions more people than they ever did and i feel pretty okay saying that religion sucks.
personally i like the beatles. if you don’t, or you don’t know who they are, i will still have a beer with you.
holy shit does nobody this guy’s writing around here?
you know, i watched it again because of your comment, and we just have different opinions. this is hard for me to sit through. it reminds me of all the cringe-inducing performance art i’ve ever seen. it’s one thing to have a life-affirming message, which is great, but it’s another thing to overshadow that with silly theatrics and a badass hipster schtick about guns and dying and fuck california. the intensity of her haircut is not fooling me.