Find Me On:
Thanks for saying this. I was too ragey to right a coherent response. Being open about your sexuality does not equal permission to sexually assault.
“Who could possibly imagine why her fans have turned her into a sex object?” Just, STFU. I thought better of you, stereogum.
My older sister went to many britpop dance nights and underage me was always very jealous. I keep meaning to find one in Chicago but have never managed to stumble on one. As much as I love old Motown and Soul, I always feel like an idiot dancing to it. Britpop is definitely white people dancing music and looking like an idiot is the only way to dance to it.
that sounded exactly how I thought it would sound.
I was one of those fans that was alienated by the album. Lonesome Crowded West was on constant rotation when this came out and I was so thrown for a loop. I remember friends buying this record and expecting to hear songs similar to “Float On” and hating what the rest of the album was. I was in my 15 year-old pretentious phase where I was mad that they’d sold out with “Float On” and my underground band had changed. I stopped listening to Modest Mouse for quite a few years.
Then sometime around when We Were Dead came out I gave this record another shot. I know people consider Good News to be inconsistent, but somehow I fell in love with that. I rank this as number one on my list of their albums. I think it was rediscovering Brock’s morbid lyrics that made me change my mind. “Bukowski” is definitely my favorite, just love “God who’d want to be such an asshole?” I’m more of a lyrics person, so production polish doesn’t bother me as long as lyrical quality isn’t lost.
if it’s anything like Simple Math, I’m excited.
I went into this album not having heard anything by them first. Maybe that makes me biased, but this is a superb album. It’s been on constant rotation for the past week. I know his voice is part of the draw, but I do love that as much as the songs flow together there are still some great surprises. The background chorus of “long way from home” or the screeching, hardcore-ish yelp on “Fall From Grace.” Very consistent, very lovely.
It took about a minute for it to launch in my itunes, but worked eventually.
10 minutes in and I’m absolutely digging this. And kicking myself for not being in town when they play Chicago next week.
I loved the first two Coldplay albums, I still listen to them from time to time. Then they decided to be U2 and Chris Martin decided to write garbage lyrics. Honestly, maybe he always wrote garbage lyrics and I didn’t notice because they fit the melodies on the early stuff. I just can’t like their new stuff, it makes me cringe. It’s trying to be far more grandiose than it actually is. I can see why people like it, but it’s just not my cup of tea. Most of their stuff is just phoned-in at this point.
They are still far more tolerable than Muse, but just barely.