Mar 27, 2008 5
I keep thinking that my personal music well will be dried up, but things continue to go extremely well for my musical tastes. I’m not really into the alternative bands the young kids are listening to as much lately, although I kind of dig the chick from Paramore, and Jimmy Eat World’s new stuff is pretty good, plus I liked stuff from this past year (Silversun Pickups, Interpol, Bravery, Modest Mouse). But I’m certainly not blown away with most of the new and popular modern rock from bands like Fallout Boy, Panic at the Disco, etc. My kid kind of likes them, but even he knows they basically blow, and he likes more the stuff that I like.
In 2007, I was carried by new records by the Shins, Band of Horses, Spoon, and Foo Fighters. That’s a solid year, and going back to 2005, a year in which we got new stuff from Weezer, Coldplay, and Death Cab for Cutie, not to mention a late 2004 release of Green Day’s American Idiot, it’s been a really good few years.
I’m glad to report, if you have similar tastes in music, that 2008 is not shaping up to be [...]