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Sure as shit looks like him, but I’m pretty sure he’s Matt’s touring guitar player whose name escapes me at the moment.
I think that’s an electric ukelele… but nonetheless, great performances.
Upvote for being the first to go for Mikal Cronin, although I think I’d pick Weight over Change… but in all honesty, there is not a weak track on that entire album.
Wawa hoagies and soda. Truly a meal fit for a king.
Only thing that could have been better, and more fitting, is if they were drinking RC Cola.
Yea, I think I’m taking Disclosure over Daft Punk at this point.
I definitely would have put Youth Lagoon on this list in the top 20, and Kurt Vile in a position above Justin Timberlake (not that I agree with his No. 8 slot) or Majical Cloudz.
But yea, 2013 has been purrrty good so far. Are we going to get a vote for the 2013 Song of the Summer?
iTunes makes me want to drink sometimes too.
Funny you say that, I got the exact same response when trying to get some friends into Fucked Up by playing “David Comes to Life.”
Without even listening to this I’m going to say that nothing can beat 2002′s “Ben Folds Live.” Particularly when he splits the audience to sing the horn parts in “Army.”
I’ll still give this one a shot though.
He’s still got it.
Jeremy Earls lyrics have an interesting quality here. Vague enough that anyone can relate, but words pointed enough that you can relate specific events and relationships in your own life. Kind of like a horoscope. I know those are basic qualities of a good songwriter, but it seems particularly true here.
I guess all I’m saying is that At Rear House is good songwriting.
Say what you will about Zooey, but God she’s beautiful.
I actually really like this album, and was surprised to find out that she does the majority of the songwriting for She & Him (or so I’m told). Matt’s guitar work on this track is particularly good.
That was really nice.
Not much of a metal fan aside from my junior high years listening to Ozzy and Black Sabbath… but dammit if this isn’t one fine track.
They’re also streaming Mikal Cronin’s “MCII” this week as well. If “Weight” and “Shout It Out” are any indication of the rest of the album, it’s going to be pretty great.
Highly Suspicious always confused me as a song in general… but I still kinda like it.
I liked Evil Urges. The title track is a great opener, I’m Amazing is easily one of my favorite MMJ tracks, a couple other good ones (Smokin’ From Shootin’, Touch Me Pt. 2), with a couple throwaways… yea maybe not their best, but definitely not their worst.
Evil Urges was my introduction to MMJ back in ’08, so maybe that has something to do with my lack of disregard for it.
Great song, sometimes I wish the vocal intro were a separate track though…
Not to make the list top-heavy, but I kind of thought Road to Joy should be on here… then again, that almost warrants a separate “10 Best Bright Eyes Songs That Aren’t on ‘I’m Wide Awake..’” list.
I agree with half of your sentiment. I liked Kiss Each Other Clean, and the songs translated really well into the live act. I mean, it wasn’t Shepherd’s Dog, but then again it couldn’t be. This one I think will need a few more spins, but as of now it’s a bit underwhelming. But once again, I can see these being great songs to hear live. The entire band is pretty great, especially his lead guitar/mando player.
Additionally, each of his albums have a totally bitchin’ closing track (Flightless Bird, Passing Afternoon, Your Fake Name), but I’m not so sure Ghost on Ghost does.
I was wondering the same thing… especially since he’s spinning the vinyl live in the video.
Yea, I can agree with that. My point was that I see it as less of a concert than a big party. I’ve only been to one of his shows but it was at the end of a 1-day festival and you’re right, it is exhausting. People did wear some pretty awesome masks for it, though.
I still like Girl Talk. I just think of his shows as being a big party, with an awesome DJ, and $10 domestic beer.
That was immensely enjoyable
Now I kind of want that to happen…