Don't Take the Money - Bleachers
I really enjoyed I Wanna Get Better when I first tuned into alt-rock stations, with Rollercoaster being a good followup.
And... I'm starting to question how much my memories from the early days are biased against short-term nostalgia, because wow is this blaaaaaaaaaand.
In addition, what's with this goddamn bridge melody
will we fIGHT, stay up lATE
in my drEAMS i'm to blAME
different sIDES of the bED
roll your eYES shave my hEAD
that's just annoying man
We Got the Power - Gorillaz
no offense Nugs but I don't even need to listen to Revival to know that Humanz is a million times better than even the "best" song offa that Hopsin-level sheat
immature and unnecessary poke aside, of course the weakest single of the original four was the one that charted!
Gotta say that while still acknowledging it's very definitely not a bad song. It has the workings of a great ending track to the album... but it also ends before it feels like it reaches it's climax and Jehnny Beth is not a particularly exceptional backup singer. The reception Humanz in general is very undeserved, but... this is the single that charts? Not Ascension or Andromeda? Have Gorillaz transcended the radio since the album debuted at #2 and this peaked at #38? If Buzz Lightyear thinks he's a human, why doesn't he try to talk to Andy?
Is it a bright idea to repeat an already used template?
She Said - Sundara Kurma
This is the primary reason I've wanted to check this thing out - to see if there actually are good tunes and the radio stations just refuse to push them higher than the 30s place.
Yeah, this is another great song! It saddens me to think of the djs faking enthusiasm for Believer has gotten while this just lingers near the end of the chart.
Jungle - Tash Sultana
And also the songs that stay in the 30s also house the most "these are songs, alright" songs I've ever heard.
So no, it's not a tribute to my favorite music genre of all time :(((((
Hard Times - Paramore
I'm tempted to call this a fluke, considering... this isn't alternative. This is 100% pure pop. Paramore's older material, you can make a strong argument for, but not so much with this?
not that i don't like this song because i do and think it's another contender for my best of the year list!!!!!!!!
Goodbye Angels - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Okay, unlike last time where they did something dumb and ass, they actually pull off a good number here. You can tell Danger Mouse's fingerprints were on this. Don't feel tempted to check out the album (although I said before I tend to have some sort of bias against post-One Hot Minute RHCP anyway), but compared to a lot of other things in the chart, I'll take it.
Howl - Billy Clyro
A lost reminiscence of the garage rock revival of the 2000's, it seems. If you're wondering why I haven't started to talk about the "X the Y" names, that's because I remember that time period where every band playing that style began with "The" a lot of the time. Every. Fucking. Band. Not this one obviously, but mostly everyone else.
wait isn't that a general thing for rock bands, what the fuck am i typing delete this shit please
Anyway, good song, dumb video.
Set on Fire - Magic Giant
jesus christ i'm afraid judah and the lion set off a nasty trend of BANJO
NO I DON'T WANT THIS
Lights Out - Royal Blood
I fucking loved Royal Blood when they first broke through with Little Monster and Figure it Out, so much that the self-titled album remains the only album I listened to because the radio promoted it. (and it's good... baring a bit of frontloading with the track listing... and also the fact that Death from Above 1979 do this garagey-bass+drum-two-man-lineup thing much better... but it's still good, mind you!)
This is adequate. Fine. You could say it reminds me of the average side of the first album. The problem is, I kind of expect more from them from such an uninteresting year? Eh.
The Violence - Rise Against
so i was literally planning to go to sleep for one of my writing nights and this suddenly came on wtf
It's refreshing to hear a song this energetic pop up... but I also care little for Rise Against, Like the Angel and Give it All notwithstanding. So, snooze off I guess.
Help - Papa Roach
Now, Linkin Park's transition to pop... is still confusing, but I can start to see why considering the competition?
Although that's not my main point. That point is;
WHY AM I LISTENING TO PAPA FUCKING ROACH IN 2018??????