Top Five Bands You Need to Get Over Already
You may find Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" beautiful. I find it cloying and retch-inducing; it's so melodramatic it makes me want to puke. Nevertheless, I thank Buckley for the much money and fame he brought to the song's original writer. Now that he's done that, I would hope he could rest peacefully.
Unfortunately, Buckley, who tragically passed away in 1997, has not been allowed to fade from the public eye. People will not let him go. But here's a fact: he only recorded one album. Even if you do still enjoy Grace, it's been 19 years. It's time to give it a rest already.
1. Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse was the indie band that could. If you followed them from the beginning, you couldn't have been happier when they hit it big in 2004 with "Float On" without ever compromising their sound or their principles.
2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank was a modest follow-up, pardon the pun, but it produced a lot of hits for them. Then nothing, except for an EP of previously recorded tracks in 2009. That's nothing new for Modest Mouse, who usually always takes a long time to write and record new records. But then, why are they still so popular?
If I hear "Float On" or even "Missed the Boat" again, I'm going to lose my mind. Face it, people, there are new and exciting bands out there who haven't been on what amounts to a hiatus since 2007. Not to mention, we've actually heard new material from Modest Mouse live as of late. You know why we haven't heard it on a record? Because it's not very good at all. It's time to move on, everyone.
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