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Just fucking awful. Precisely none of the charm or subtlety of the band he's taking off.
i was thinking ... nah it won't be that close but his VOICE!
That's incredible. I bet if you interview him and ask him whether he's 'influenced' (that's being VERY polite) by The Postal Service he'd say 'who? never heard of them' and his press guy/gal would come over and say 'The Postal Service never existed' and neuralize you with one of things from Men in Black.
The Postal Service album 'Give Up' is shite apart from 'We will become sillhouettes'
pure evil. And dead inside. DEAD I TELLS YOU.
and say that Death Cab and Postal Service are both shite. Oh and Owl City blow as well.
and made people lots of hits while postal service sit about.
It's a pretty bad song.
Really, who fucking cares? This shit is so fucking irrelevant to your life.
as someone who used to be an editor of this very site surely you can fully appreciate that regardless of the irrelevance to his life music fans get pretty emotionally involved in bands they like and get a bit indignant when they perceive them to be ripped off or wronged. I should probably just abandon reply.
Unless your just trolling. In which case fair enough.
It would have been pretty cool if this song had been on Give Up.
Brum is the video!!! How did something so English get in something so American.........
if the song just had a different vocal delivery, one that wasn't so desperately clinging to Gibbard's coattails, no one would really give a flying fuck. The music itself is pretty pretty tinkly electronica-by-numbers, lacks any of the nuance or warmth Tamborello puts into his work.
I couldn't even be bothered listening to the whole thing, it was just that derivative. I can totally understand why it's at #1.
I can see the thin one and that blonde bad boy chap making out on the beach to it. It's ace.
ggnikki224 (10 minutes ago)
good? song lol my fav
MrRatchet1995 (10 minutes ago)
LOL? ME 2
Hmm. The only logical explanation is that this guy just writes better songs than The Postal Service. That has to be it.
DIppstick22 (44 seconds ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spam Reply The speaker wants? to believe earth moves slowly; if he can't believe that simple statement, it must mean the opposite is true--planet Earth spins much too fast. In other words, time passes by much too quickly. The speaker then talks about the desire to remain to remain in that dream trance instead of waking up to reality, because within that dream trance is the innocence of youth. An innocence and naivety that allows a simple act--catching fireflies
but has little woosh noises near the choruses, like all proper cheesy pop songs.
reverse cymbal ftw!
The reason for the outrage is because Owl City are such a facile pastiche. Then again, The Postal Service, much as I like them, still never bettered Tamborello/Gibbard's first collaboration:
Dntel - (This is) The Dream of Evan & Chan
I just have a very varied and wide understanding and appreciation of music.
One of my pupils talks about them non-stop. I recommended her The Postal Service. Hopefully she recognises the distinction.
I've never listened to Postal Service but the intro seemed familiar so maybe I have.
"quirky song.. but i? luv it.. very unique.. "
How can they get away with that?
i must've listened to it ten or twelve times today
but less than this: http://www.shutupwomangetonmyhorse.com/
would do well to check out 'natural anthem', kinda the polar opposite of this here thing.
night driving mmmmm