I think this is one of their best songs in recent memory as far as the instrumental parts, production, and vocal harmonies. The problem is that the melodies are unremarkable and the lyrics are terrible! The music and the vocal harmonies are enough though to salvage this song into a song that I like a bit. With even decent lyrics, this could have been among my favorite Shinedown songs.
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I like the melody and I appreciate the direction that the band was aiming for, but like Jamie said, it's not that remarkable. I do not think the lyrics are terrible, yes, they could've been more creative in that way, but I appreciate it for what it is. It's far better than most, if not all, cock-rock music out now, so I'll take it!
I agree that the message and content are much more admirable than cock-rock. I just feel that some cock-rock is tighter and more clever albeit detestable, while this just feels clunky and forced. I've actually written several cock-rock songs on the side because they're fun to write, and they tend to kinda write themselves. It sucks that they're so popular and dominate active rock, and I hate the genre, but if I could have a joke side project that parodied cock-rock by trying to be even cockier (kinda like Steel Panther, but more modern sounding and less obvious that it's a joke), I'd totally do it.
Haha my fictitious cock-rock side project might. As for my main band, we're on the verge of changing our name to something less southern rock sounding, and on our next album, we're planning on releasing it as 2 discs: an EP of 4 or 5 instrumental songs and an EP of 4 or 5 vocal songs. Our plan is to contact a mix of the best local bands in the area as well as some major national acts in an attempt to pull an Apocalyptica and get multiple guest vocalists, or perhaps just one guest vocalists to do the vocal component of the album.
I wish my pipes were good enough haha. And I'd order a copy of your 2-disc EP if you do release it. I agree with the possible name change, it doesn't sound that mainstream if you plan on going that route.
Post by American Idiot on Jan 3, 2012 20:40:22 GMT -5
I agree with it being instrumentally and productively awesome. The lyrics aren't close to spectacular, but not nearly as bad as I thought after reading these comments. It does sound like this was forced to be made. I hope it's not a trend on the rest of the album.
Absolutely no doubt this will hit Top 5 on Active. Hell, I'll be a bit surprised if it doesn't hit #1. I'm thinking that it will go Top 20 on Alternative probably, but I also wouldn't be surprised if it peaked at say #25 on there either.
I think their last album was big enough that this could realistically debut in the top 10 active (maybe not in the chart-week, but certainly it would have a shot to hit the top 10 with 7 full days of airplay). I think it's a lock for #1. On alternative, it will peak somewhere in its first 5-10 weeks on the chart, but that could be in the top 10.
1. #Beautiful- (3 weeks @ No. 1) 2. People Like Us- 3. True Love↑ 4. Love Somebody↓ 5. Get Lucky- 6. Treasure- 7. Wild↑ 8. My God Is The Sun↓ 9. Blurred Lines- 10. Same Love↑ 11. Tears Always Win↓ 12. Halfway There↑ 13. Mirrors↑ 14. Can't Hold Us↓ 16. Every Little Thing↑ 17. Stone↓ 18. Panic Station↓ 19. Tunnel Vision~ 20. See You Again↓
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