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This song makes me foam at the mouth.
I’ve got a friend who’s saying that Kanye’s next album is going to be different and softer than Yeezus, because now he’s a father, which will add a different dimension to the darkness he’s been all about lately. Whatever happens, I’m excited.
Good News will always have a place in my heart, since it was my introduction to Modest Mouse. I later bought We Were Dead and wasn’t crazy about it, but after a few years I went through their whole back catalog and became a huge fan. Lonesome Crowded West is my favorite.
I recently went back and listened to Good News for the first time in years, and I still love a bunch of the songs (“The World at Large,” “Ocean Breathes Salty,” “Bukowski”) and found some new favorites I didn’t quite understand the first time through (“Dance Hall,” “Black Cadillacs”). So at least half the album holds up, and honestly, it’s just as lyrically potent as most of their other stuff.
Side note, We Were Dead has a rep as the band’s smoothest, poppiest stuff because of “Dashboard” and “Missed the Boat,” etc., but there really is some great, absolutely ripping material on that album.
I didn’t expect to love this as much as I do. Now I’m listening to Total Loss again.
Jesus, Stereogum, stop sucking this guy’s dick!
…so I can get some!
I love that whether you’re seeing him in performance or hearing him on the album, you know that Herring just FEELS the music. Even in those rap videos we saw yesterday, you can just see that this guy is pouring all of himself into his musical expression.
That second verse. Uhhhhhhhh.
Raptor Jeezy, all about them penultimate tracks.
Also, that thing about blood being blue until it hits the air and turns red — totally false. http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=3964
I really like “Happy,” but I was totally underwhelmed and bored by the album.