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is the only way that band could have gone more downhill.
this could actually be great
So-so. Not terrible, but just kinda meh for their standards. A few bangers, but a lot of filler.
Last Alkaline Trio album I heard in full was Good Mourning - quite liked that one.
And Agony & Irony/This Addiction definitely had their moments.
As long as that neck guy is still in.
you seem to have a lot of anger built up.
I have no anger. except for neck guy
saying that, this whole fall out is hilarious
for some reason*
i think it has something to do with them having many fun singalong songs that lots of people have heard and like. That, and the fact that they're a big band.
Obviously I haven't listened to anything since Crimson (which was rubbish), but they had the potential to be a band that matured and continued to be good/relevant - both vocalists have voices that would suit a change in musical direction, they had a witty sense of humour whilst also being really very dark at times, but were never puerile and childish like Blink, and also just were 3 really great musicians who wrote great songs. Kind of a shame that a lot of 'pop-punk' bands (if Alk3 really count as pop-punk) don't really try anything different as they get older (ironically Blink are one of the only bands that kind of did and actually made it work, pre-2004 break up) (see also: Box Car Racer).
Whenever a band DOES try to break out of pop punk sensibilities no one buys the record.
Saves the Day's strongest album is In Reverie by such a long way and yet everyone still bangs on about Through Being Cool, their third-best album.
TGUK released Overdue and copped loads of shit for not sounding like they used to.
But somehow - SOMEHOW - Alk3 have managed to remain popular despite hamming up the glammiest shit of all time.
I just mean making good records. I like In Reverie but even Sound The Alarm is a better album overall. I think people hate Guilt Show more than they hate On A Wire. So... YOU'RE wrong. (not really sure what we're arguing about).
I don't know if I can really handle looking at the sentence for more than a couple of seconds.
1) it doesn't have 'Monkey' on it
2) it has Manny and Durijah on it
Sound The Alarm is well good anyway. In Reverie is insanely underrated though and I might even argue it was their best album if I was arguing with someone else. As it is I refuse to back down.
Skiba hasn't written more than about two good songs since Crimson. Blink hadn't written a good song since... TOYPAJ.
I can't believe you think this is going to be okay.
I'm just glad DeLonge is gone. This interview confirms basically everything I've ever thought about him:
and the last one wasn't without its charms.
FATE FELL SHORT THIS TIME, SMILE FADES IN THE SUMMER
You are Mark Hoppus. You are very best at writing incredible, hummable melodies. You excel at it in fact.
And your suddenly-Ben-Gibbard-looking bandmate goes "good news: can you just say 'I'm feeling this' over and over and then Travis will play drum n bass?"
they did before their hiatus, I think so anyway
thanks a fuckin' lot
It's okay to like stuff that isn't super-serious, guys.
Don't listen to anything newer than about 2009. Go and find the song 'cop' and you'll be happier
I will return to tell you if it's as rubbish as I expect.
it's a good representation about why people get nostalgic about them in the scene - they just used to be fast, slightly unpolished but tight punk rockers who were irreverent in a clever(ish) way.
see! Most of their recent output, IMO, is basically the pits. Good Charlotte music with sub-My-Chemical-Toilet lyrics. But the old stuff just had a bit of charm to it.
Here's their first EP for instance
I KNOW COS YOU TOLD ME LAST WEEKEND
How they always seem to carry on waaaaaaay past their peak. Churning stuff out on every diminishing returns. Their shout I guess. Not listened to any AK3 past Crimson (which was alright) but I'll always have love for those first 5 albums of theirs, particularly the first 3.
DeLounge has always struck me as a total bell, so that Rolling Stone piece makes a lot of sense. I remember seeing them at Reading 03 I think just before they first split up and Tom was like that dick in the office that won't shut up with shit banter and Hoppus and Barker just kept making eyes at each other that screamed "This fucking guy". They spoke to him like one would an alcoholic relative.
Also: everyone come to this!
like Bad Religion, Pennywise, NOFX etc. I suppose they can't really do anything else - they can't change, they have to keep doing smallish tours and putting records out every couple of years.
does this mean more angels and airwaves
A whole new album of songs that sound like U2 intros. :'(
i've met mark a few times and he was really nice
remember when they fell out last time ALMOST EXACTLY 10 years ago
Seems like the right thread to complain about the fact that Brand New are playing with Desaparecidos and Built to Spill in support in the states. What a fucking line up that is :(
Why do we always get Kevin bloody Devine over here? (actually Saves The Day was fun last time).
Imagine that for a second.
...was fine. Three or four decent songs on there. The fallout has been funny as hell to watch.
Not even I want that.
"But I guess that’s another example of how I differ from most. I follow the light… I follow passion and I make art. I hang with my son, my daughter and my wife."
It has reminded me just how awesome early Alkaline Trio was.