I think it’s pretty dumb when people dismiss bands by calling them “one hit wonders,” because most bands have ZERO good songs. I mean, I’ll probably never listen to an Alkaline Trio song other than “Stupid Kid,” but I’m OK with that, because that one song is pretty fucking great.
What bums me out way more than bands with only one good song is bands with 2 or 3 good songs, because that means they have the potential to be really good but for whatever reason never lived up to it. For example, easycore pioneers HIT THE LIGHTS, who are frustratingly inconsistent. If they could only live up to their potential, they really should have been ADTR (and probably could have been). From what I can tell they have 2.5 good songs and a bunch of boring, slow filler- am I missing something??
I really, really wish all their songs sounded like “Coast To Coast,” which is a fucking banger from beginning to end. I wish it wasn’t about how awesome the midwest is (because the midwest really is not awesome at all), but whatever, a catchy chorus is a catchy chorus!
“Statues” is their second best song IMO. Not sure why it doesn’t get any love and they’ve never played it in the 4 or 5 times I’ve seen them. Also, MOST FUCKING SCENE ALBUM COVER EVAR- nothing says “The Neon Years” like those CMYK paint splatters!!
I like “Drop The Girl,” but IMO it only counts for half of a good song because it’s just good (not quite great). What we have here is a clear case of “No breakdown? Not music.”
After a long layoff, they are back with a new EP. Vague, weird name? Artsy picture of a space jellyfish on the front? Conspicuous lack of neon? Coded messages in slowed down songs?? Y SO SRS????
Wat u think?? Are there any HTL songs I slept on?? Will they ever rediscover fun, or have they become oldfags like everyone else over 19? Do you think they are bummed that City Lights does their sound better than they themselves do it????