They should use the banjo & the mandolin more in their music. Those were the 2 stand out tracks on Big Dark Love for me, aside from the title track. The rest of it, as others have similarly stated, wasn't spectacular. Still better than most Rock music I know of these days. Also, still a great album to me, just not by comparison to most of their previous albums. Lastly, I'm happy MbD is doing what they want, and not simply writing the same song again and again. They get major respect points for that. Plus, they are the band responsible for getting me out of listening to only Extreme Metal & Hard Electronic Music and appreciating most music all around. They will always be special to me!
I don't know what to think about Big Dark Love. There are a couple of great tracks, but overall I agree that it seems kind of flat. It's not bad, but just kind of average. Who knows though, I could come back to this shoutbox a month from now and silently delete this shout out of shame while asking myself what the hell I was thinking. Kind of hoping that'll be the case, hah.
I can't really agree. I've been a big fan since almost the beginnig and pretty much loved everything they put out. But I think this album is their weakest so far. Not bad I mean, but just more flat than all the others so far. I'll see, maybe it'll grow on me.
Man, since they've added that 5th guy in the mix, the past 2 albums have had such a positive vibe, and the two new songs they released off the new album sound like the Killers. I'm really disappointed because MBD is one of my favorites, and their sound has made a complete 180 from what it was. Instead of the dark western folk rock it's turned into just happy sounding indie music without soul. I'm so sad :(
Looks like they're still underrated, or more like, not as popular as they surely deserve to be. With Bitter Drink they made me sure MbD is one of the best things I've heard. AND I WANT THEM ON MY MOTHERFUCKING WEDDING.