I stoleded this vid from Jennifer’s place.
I attempted to review the song, but WordPress is a big dumb meanie-head and kept chucking chunks of my text and taking a big old dump on my “joke,” even though, as I said over there, jokes are funnier the third or fourth time around.
Anyway, here’s what Serious Music Person attempted to write:
Bert and Ernie’s new Album “Straight Outta Glasgow” is a muddled mess. I could only listen to it about 14,000 times before I realized it was a shallow, pandering gift to lazy listeners and a meandering vanity project at once. Should you run across this record, this music reviewer recommends that you immediately burn it with your lighter in an emo, showy way, as a single tear glides down your cheek and as you mourn the death of Music.
In happier music-reviewing news, Serious Music Person can’t recommend these two Foster the People songs enough. It’s rare that I hear a song and it resonates after the 1st or 2nd listen, but damned if these two didn’t grab and hook me right a way.
Yes, you’ve heard the song in a commercial. That’s the new(ish) thing. Advertising anus-faces search for the next new alternative darling and put their songs in a commercial, rendering their alternative status “null”*. Don’t fuckin’ care. Good catchy music is good catchy music. They’re both stunningly addictive songs that sound as if they were crafted with care, and–more importantly–love and joy. If that’s not a criteria for good music, I honestly don’t know what is. (Plus, also such as to, the name “Pumped Up Kicks” is awesome and makes me giggle.)
What’s a recent song you heard that you IMMEDIATELY liked? Serious Music Person wants to know.
*Full disclosure: I HATE Vampire Weekend; The Black Keys are my boyfriend.
UPDATE: Speaking of songs that get under your skin…I’m a little disturbed how much I find myself singing this song during the day. Sure, it’s ironically. But what’s the earnest appreciation to ironic appreciation ratio, really? I’m afraid to ask myself. I think we all are. I’m afraid the irony:earnestness ratio is changing all the time, and it scares me. All’s I know is that I Am America. *slow-motion smile*
Damn you, Herman Cain!!! DAMN YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL!!!!!