Just Because It’s Popular Doesn’t Mean It Sucks: Foo Fighters

(This one’s for you, Nic.)

So; this is the new Foo Fighters single, “Rope.” After almost breaking up (or ‘going on hiatus’) while Dave Grohl toured with Them Crooked Vultures—at least, that’s what I assume what happened with that greatest hits record that was released—they’re back with something new, and probably a new tour to top it off this summer.

I’ve had interesting experiences regarding Foo Fighters shows (read one account here, and the less said about the real reason I didn’t go to the acoustic tour where they opened for Bob Dylan the better.) Continue reading

Just Because It’s Popular Doesn’t Mean It Sucks: Silversun Pickups

Sometimes, your impression of a piece of music is dependent almost entirely upon the circumstances under which you listen to it. Under the auspices of that theory, this album needs to be listened to 1) loud, and 2) while moving very quickly. I don’t care if it’s by bus, train or car—the control for this article consisting mostly of a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser with an aftermarket stereo along with brief excursions, years ago, on the GO bus that used to run between York University and Newmarket—but make sure you’re moving if you intend to take my advice and listen to this record.

PS Yes, I have better things to do than to copy out the lyrics to something like this in Movie Maker, timed to the video. Just listen. The radio edit doesn’t have the ending I like.

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