Went to the reunion show in 2008. Pretty exciting, tho the rarities disc is questionable…not sure how some of those qualify as rare.
Dear person who says “at least we have the first rentals album”, please get over Matt Sharp! As a matter of fact, DEAR WORLD, PLEASE GET OVER MATT SHARP! This opinion is so cliche now that I have to believe that at least half of the people who express it, never even HAD a legitimate appreciation for this band even in their prime. I’m tired of pre-Greenists who’ve been saying the same stuff over and over again for 10 years – you’d think they would’ve stopped talking by now. It wouldn’t matter if this album was a turd or if it was solid gold, you would NEVER like it because it’s not 1996!
This grossed me out so hard, I had a panic attack.
…And I like Hole.
Crawling from boarding school.
PS – song is “When Your Love Is Safe”
I saw Active Child last night open for School of Seven Bells and I swear, they played a song with a melody identical to “Follow You Down” by Gin Blossoms. Now, I understand that this is Stereogum and that most of you have probably put that band somewhere in the black box of your mind ‘cause you’re cooler than I am. And duh, I know that all musicians subconsciously borrow every now and then, but when it’s like a million measure run, it’s really hard to ignore. Not trying to rain on any parades; it might be a coincidence, but at the end of the day, that song will still sound a lot like that song by Gin Blossoms.
My childhood address didn’t work. I guess Wauwatosa, WI isn’t a very cool place to grow up.
Vernon and West take break from bickering about vocoder vs. autotune to bring us this less-altered track of “What the hell is this?”
I saw this shitshow on Letterman last week. Vocals sounded forced and unnatrual and she looked like hell in the most unoriginal way. Maybe being rock enough isn’t what earns you the privilege of sporting a leather jacket, maybe it’s about being not horrible and whiney. Taylor Momsen, NO LEATHER JACKET FOR YOU!
In the tradition of lyric absorption via video text a la “Right Now” and “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand” comes this colorful vid boasting F-bombs!
Don’t you think it’s possible that Weezer funded their record with money they earned from doing these various promotions with Hurley and that’s what they meant by “Hurley paid for our record”? Unless they were going for something more subliminal, they’d probably not deny the association. I get that anything that even smells vaguely of “sell-out” is a major issue with you people, but I’m just wondering why it’s such a huge flipping deal. Labels fork out the $ for production on a lot of records, although it is usually recouped, but what is the difference in the end if Hurley exchanged for some promo. I hate all the bitching and whining you pretentious pre-Green / Matt Sharp-era loyalists do…you’re the same kind of people who list your favorite bands on your Facebook profile as “OLD Weezer” or “OLD Smashing Pumpkins”. Bottom line is Weezer still lives in 2010; let these 40-somethings do whatever they want.
God bless ‘em. Pop outstanding.
I do think it’s possible that some people out there really enjoy this stuff, but I think it’s pretty safe to assume they’re not spending a lot of time on Stereogum…they’re probably probably weaving a blanket out of troll hair or tattooing horses or something. Just because I don’t like it, doesn’t mean it’s beyond me… it’s not like it’s some complex form of art that I’m just not deep or hip enough to understand. These are excuses some kids make in order to feel like obscurists. Of COURSE they’re going to listen to a bearded sister duo and say it’s the most mind-opening experience ever. Plus, they’re like French, right…so their music posesses some sort of sophisticated Frenchy intelligence that regular Americans just don’t “get” unless they’re like totally cultured and shit. I’m going to stop being mean. I guess some people are fascinated by the weird…but a lot of us are just really tired of everyone’s efforts to shock us.
Not that I’d ever advise against supporting local record stores, but the Matador pre-order was a stellar bargain.
Timberlake escorts Biel to Africa; stays inside tent inventing sweet dance moves.
Even if The Postal Service never existed, even if this delinquent had been a pioneer and his authenticity was never in question…his lyrics would still blow goats for pennies. Cheeseville, USA:
“I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance.”
Why are we arguing?…
Additionally, how can ten thousand lightning bugs give you only one thousand hugs?…that would be at least ten thousand hugs, if one hug per bug…unless the bugs would give ten thousand hugs each…which seems like it would actually be a horrible experience.
Bugs don’t hug and Owl City sucks.
I thought they were playing “Boys On The Radio” off of “Celebrity Skin”.
Saved By The Bell…”Go For It” by Hot Sundae (Jessie / Kelly / Lisa)
“No Line On The Horizon” is a turd in the toilet of 2009.
“No Line On the Horizon” is a turd in the toilet of 2009.
Would be sad over Oasis and The Verve if I didn’t know better…Drama queens! See ya next tour!
Ryan Adams beating Wilco by three ranks…and that is what I am talking about.
So over Vampire Weekend…Will they be performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on their pushcart?
What’s with all of these premature lists…is the apocalypse tomorrow?