Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nostalgia


I know I'm going to get totally derided for this (and possibly the blog as a whole by association), but I've been listening to Saves the Day's "In Reverie" a lot lately. I've always loved this album and considered it easily the band's pinnacle; it's especially perfect for the summertime. I recall it taking a pounding when it came out (mostly from fans), which led to the band dropping their integrity and any notion of progression and releasing shitty pop-punk again, but I digress.

Here was a band changing their sound completely for the better, making beautifully lilting pop music, with hints that their next move was into psych-pop had they further pushed the instrumentation and melody. One can only imagine where the band could explored had they not given up on the best thing they've ever done.

2 comments:

Joey Gee said...

I totally stand behind Giordano's post today. I think that the whole music scene thing is starting to not be so ashamed of their personal roots and that's totally a good thing. I abolished the whole "guilty pleasure" thing long ago.

Plus, "In Reverie" is such a fine pop album that if it was made by any other band it would most likely be renowned through and through.

Bravo, MJG.

Larry said...

I was always partial to "Through Being Cool"

Never bothered with In Reverie, too sentimental and protective of the former Saves The Day, but OK Matt I'm giving it a shot.