Music Pick of the Day – Silversun Pickups
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My generation had so much awesome rock music offered in the early-mid 90s, until the embarrassing wave of angst hip hop nu-metal swept in and destroyed the scene in the late 90s/early 2000s courtesy of limp bizkit and linkin park. Thank god that’s over thanks to the help of Queens of the Stone Age, White Stripes and The Killers. Sure this new crop of alternative rock bands these days are very derivative from decades past, but many of them are exceptional, they have a fresh modern take on things, and whatever, at least rap metal is gone.
I’m enjoying this trend of revitalizing the styles of music from generations before mine. But it feels strange to hear new music derivative of the rock I grew up on in the 90s. Wait, that’s not an older style now is it?
Feels weird, but I can’t help it, I’m mesmerized by the new Silversun Pickups album “Swoon”. If this exact album was labeled Smashing Pumpkins, everyone would be screaming about what a fucking genius Billy Corgan still is. Unfortunately Billy’s now passed his prime, out of touch, putting out worthless music, severely harming the Pumpkins phenomenal legacy. Sad to watch a genius get old and lose it. Time to admit the students are now surpassing their teachers.
We’ve all heard the big single “Panic Switch” everywhere, and yeah that is their best song, but the rest of the album is great.
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Panic Switch from Swoon
If you follow my Music Pick of the Day series, hopefully I’ll influence and broaden your taste in music, at least a little. I’m not interested in reviewing what’s new on the scene, but rather introducing you to some gems that you might have overlooked. Do me favor. Let me know about artists you think I might like. There’s too many creative geniuses in the world of music to keep track of them all myself.