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21 Nov 2007, 07:24 by liamshearerIt seems the in thing, this 'writing journals', so I have prepared my jumping boots and the bandwagon is approaching...
So, negative aspects of my top 20 artists:
Their new album. Its just not as appealing as their past offerings. I don't like to throw around the 'its to mainstream' claims, so I wont.
1)The complete lack of recognition my peers give them.
3)Releasing 10 cds of b-sides, lives and covers that I'll never fully sit down and listen to but are compelled to have.
All the tiny songs on Sad Sappy Sucker annoy me, interesting once but then they begin to grate on the ears.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
That I probably wont listen to them next year. I really enjoy them now but i fear they will be one of those passing things and eventually Alec's voice will destroy my soul.
At the Drive-In
That they broke up. Cedric and Omar, why must you be such music snobs! Don't get me wrong, I love the Volta (well…
6 Sep 2007, 14:18 by Rob_a_bankI hate these normally when they're on myspace, but this way I am avoiding making a list of crap I need for uni!
01. How did you get into #31?
The 3rd #29 entry is close enough to #31, so The Decemberists. To be honest, I don't really remember. I think I read something saying that Colin Meloy was "one of the best modern songwriters", and regardless of the truth of that statement, it led me to them.
02. What was the first song you ever heard by #22?
Ah, Neighbourhood #1! I remember back when I was getting into music in a big way I'd go around torrent websites trawling for interesting bands and I downloaded this on a whim and then stuck it on. This song was the first one that played and I just sat there listening intently to the rest of the album at some ungodly hour.
03. What's your favorite lyric by #41 ?
No #41, but the 2nd #40 would be The Clash. I really like that line from Guns Of Brixton about,
"When they kick at your front door / How you…
27 Dec 2006, 23:28 by rincewindswRevolver
Wish You Were Here
Sad Sappy Sucker
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
They are all good, really, except for Sad Sappy Sucker. Before I even heard it I knew that it was something for fans, a collection of their original songs. Since I've heard little of Modest Mouse's music, I felt a bit out-of-place. I asked for "Anything by Modest Mouse" from my parents, and received two. My mum didn't think to check areas outside of the Rock/Pop section. The music reminds me of Pavement without the lazy brilliance, just the laziness. However, This is a Long Drive... is, despite being their first proper album, distinctly cool. Again it reminds me of Pavement, but this time the Pavement of the Wowee Zowee era - which is a big compliment.
In other areas, Revolver is as I expected: A fantastic pop album. It uses orchestras that work well with the songs, and I can say the same thing about Sea Change, as Beck's strings arrangements are nothing short of beautiful. …
16 Nov 2006, 23:04 by cocaineyes
19 Oct 2005, 05:08 by danlmanSo James and I were listening to Building Nothing Out of Something when I dropped him off at Wheaton the other day and I was thinking about it. I was also thinking about Sad Sappy Sucker and how I usually group those two albums together to define the shittier of Modest Mouse's discography. But really, if you're in the mood they can be quite good. My fav song on Building right now is Other People's Lives and my favorite track on Sad Sappy is Secret Agent X