The Singles Jukebox
Singles Going Steady

By: US Stylus Staff
2004-09-03



Posted 09/03/2004 - 03:52:08 AM by JoshLove:
 Hey dudes, sorry I couldn't contribute in time this week, but that Finger Eleven SUCKED! Seriously on some Queensryche/Tesla meets Staind shit, like the two saddest-sack, most emo subgenres of hard rock over the last two decades join forces at last!
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 03:54:37 AM by JoshLove:
 Personally, the best of what I heard this week was the Anthony Hamilton. I didn't even get a chance to listen to Good Charlotte, but from those descriptions I doubt it woulda knocked AH off the throne.
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 07:38:12 AM by AUnterberger:
 Hah. I bet you don't like "More Than Words" either, Josh. Your loss.
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 08:55:49 AM by MattChesnut:
 Everything was good. EVERYTHING, ya hear that? It was an insane week for me, to say the least. I really wanted to hand out some 3's but I couldn't bring myself to do it.
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 12:50:19 PM by IanMathers:
 I still stand by my description; "One Thing" = the "Solsbury Hill" of this generation, which means it's not as good. Of course, the damn thing has been getting radio play up here in the hinterland for what seems like years, so we've gotten used to it by now.
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 03:29:29 PM by holystoning:
 "One Thing" really needs a countermelodic verse under it, a la the menfolk singing on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance". Lyrically, it's vague beyond banality, but it's so damn pretty! That lonesome guitar whine in the chorus! The moderato bass work! I can't hate on this beautiful half-flesh-out concept of a song, even though about half the fibers in my body are craving to. A little bit of tinkering, some meaningful words, and this song would be a beacon on modern rock radio.
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 04:36:43 PM by ddrake:
 But you could say that about anything! "Boy, if this Limp Bizkit track had better lyrics and a bit of tinkering, it could be good!" ;)
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 04:47:43 PM by MyNameIsKenny:
 "More Than Words" is not an awful song, but it's also not a great song. So "More Than Words" plus grunge would, naturally, equal crap.
 
Posted 09/03/2004 - 06:20:21 PM by IanMathers:
 Okay, but the point is: It's still better than fucking "Predictable", innit?
 
Posted 09/07/2004 - 02:06:12 PM by canowine:
 REM can't "return to form" without their former hookmeister, Bill Berry, who is now a farmer. After he left, they were like a new band, a formless entity, but their newer stuff is tighter and more focused.