Thursday, May 18, 2006

Random Music Rant

Yeah, I don't really update this thing. Mainly because I assume that no ones (besides Susan) reads this thing. Seriously, if you read this and want actual updates, comment and I'll try my best to update at least once a week.

(By the way, I'm so sorry for the incoherenceness of my last post. I was in a rush and I didn't re-read it or anything)

Anyway, onto actual ranting.

Today's specialty is random music. Yay?

Tegan & Sara:

I haven't been listening to them lately but I have been listening to covers of their songs and I gotta say that the covers are so much better. White Stripes does an amazing cover of "Walking With a Ghost" and some random people did a brilliant cover of "Not Tonight". I'm not bagging on Tegan & Sara at all. Writing good music is a lot more important than performing well. Bob Dylan is a great example of that. I guess I'm just saying that I would rather listen to a Tegan & Sara tribute band than the actual thing.

Less Than Jake
I am a HUGE fan of Less Than Jake. I have loved all their release, memorized most of the words to their songs, and went all the way to New Jersey to see them (That is a very big deal to anyone from New York). But they're latest effort, In With the Out Crowd (to be released next Tuesday) is the worst piece of garbage I have heard since Good Charlotte's last album. I thought Anthem was as poppy as these guys were gonna go but I was completely wrong. The band completely lost any originality they had in their earlier release (which must have included the horn section since it is noticeably absent most of the album).

I can't believe that this album was produced by the same guy that produced Hello Rockview, arguably the best Less Than Jake release ever. The one song that sounded in the slight like anything off the album, "We, the Uninspired" was left off the full length and only released on the E.P. Absolution For Idiots.

I am so disappointed with this release. I was hoping for some fun upbeat ska-punk with a hint of pop but what I got was what would happen if Good Charlotte, Simple Plan or any of those other horrible pop bands that try to pass off as punk added a horns section. Take my advice, don't buy the album, just put Hello Rockview on and reminisce of better days.

Yeah, that's it for now. I hope you're happy. I wrote a fricken album review. I really will try to update more if I find out that people actually read this.
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