Talk of Muse elsewhere reminded me that back when that Super Massive Black Hole cd came out, I really liked it – silly sci-fi drivel, but good fun nonetheless. Then someone pointed out how Matt Bellamy takes huge, ugly sounding gulps of air at the end of almost every line and the bubble burst. I stopped listening to the song and started hearing the swallows – the music sounded (even more) ridiculous and I haven’t played anything by them since. A similar thing happened with the Decemberists – I was a huge fan 5 years or so ago – all the albums, all those live cover versions Fraser linked to in the Word newsletter, watching live shows on Youtube, NPR etc – then someone (no names lest he should re-appear here) on the Word site said ‘pssst – that Colin Melloy? He sounds like Porky Pig’. And he kind of does – a cross between PP and Elmer Fudd maybe! I tried to carry on loving the band, bought the next album, saw them live, but couldn’t shake thoughts of that wascally wabbit hunter and his porcine pal. I haven’t – couldn’t – listen to the last two releases. The » Continue Reading.
Via Jules from Indie Wonderland