Collective Soul > Live
Have always been partial to the ones not quite in the focus of the debate – Supergrass, Verve, Spiritualized, Cornershop. Not to say the early Oasis singles didn’t rock or anything.
I saw these guys as part of the Y100 Feastiville in Philly in like 2000. Don’t remember it making any kind of serious impression. I did always like their singles – from this album’s to around “Dolphin’s Cry”, but I always thought their album cuts were pretty bad, on both this album and the one with “Dolphin’s Cry”, which I both had at some point.
Two songs from The Wild, the Innocent, & The E-Street Shuffle? Hell yeah!
Sign me up for all of the above. Petty is the man.
Maybe that’s why normally docile James Iha looks so pissed.
I can see Pig Lib getting #1 (it’s not mine, but along with seeing the band open for Radiohead in 2003, it’s what got me into them/him). But man, I do not agree with much else. Face the Truth is my favorite – so dynamic, colorful, and fun.
I also feel like most of the list is WAY too referential to Pavement songs – I’m glad we got a solo list, but I wish it would have been treated like its own thing and not beholden to the old band.
I like the new one well enough and I agree with a lot of the objective stuff said in the write-up, but most of it doesn’t really stand out much to me. I’d say “Chartjunk”, “Planetary Motion”, “J Smoov”, “Houston Hades”, and “Cinnamon and Lesbians” are keepers, but the rest is kind of tepid. Though I did randomly get “Lariat” in my head for a while yesterday, so maybe there’s still hope.
I never listened to the first one for some reason, but as for the rest, I’d say:
1. Face the Truth
2. Pig Lib
3. Real Emotional Trash (very close behind #2)
4. Wig Out at Jag Bags
5. Mirror Traffic
No offense to Arctic Monkeys, but “ouch” is right.
I’d say it’s time to check your watch.
I hope they have come into their own, because I really wanted to like them last time out but felt like they sounded like Springsteen on xanax.
But I also didn’t like Smoke Ring for My Halo beyond two or three songs, and Waking on a Pretty Daze was my favorite album of last year, so I guess there’s hope.