I just downloaded Switchfoot's 2003 debut

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gotta admit that "Meant to Live" is a prime slice of that late-90s-early-00s, absolutely unironic "emotional" post-post-grunge radio-ready pop-rock goodness. along with like "I Miss You" by blink 182, "Vindicated" by Dashboard Confessional, "Wounded" by Third Eye Blind (fucking flawless song, should've been a huge hit), etc. maybe i should make a playlist of these. the reclamation of unhip realms of music continues.

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:27 (five years ago) Permalink

I am glad you are enjoying yourself. I couldn't even fathom listening to Switchfoot in 2003, let alone nine years later.

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

(I do like that Blink-182 song tho)

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

i totally forgot about switchfoot.... i was thinking about yellowcard for some reason yesterday tho

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

didn't like Switchfoot at all at first but "Meant To Live" grew on me and i feel like they've become a really consistent singles act since then -- faves are "Stars," Oh! Gravity," and "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)"

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:31 (five years ago) Permalink

tbh I'd rather listen to any of the Yellowcard singles before Switchfoot

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

the first Yellowcard single was great

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah "ocean avenue" is a total classic

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

that's like, the only Yellowcard song worth a damn, though, isn't it?

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:34 (five years ago) Permalink

lol like I ever listened to another Yellowcard song besides "Ocean Avenue"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:35 (five years ago) Permalink

that's what i'm saying, 'Yellowcard singles' plural is a suspect term

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:36 (five years ago) Permalink

iirc, "Lights and Sounds" was okay though no patch on "Ocean Avenue", though damned if I can remember how it goes right now.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:37 (five years ago) Permalink

"Lights and Sounds" actually charted higher than "Ocean Avenue" on the alternative chart (#4 vs #15)

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:38 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah "Ocean Avenue" was one of those sleeper hits that never charted proportionally to its popularity. "Lights And Sounds" was fucking terrible imo.

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

I think I need to pull it up on YouTube again, maybe I'm conflating it with something else.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay, yeah, I don't know which song I was thinking, this is pretty bad.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

And b Debut, you mena major label debut. It was actually their fourth album.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:48 (five years ago) Permalink

i like "way away" about as much as "ocean avenue" (which is to say, a lot) but they're a totally worthless band otherwise

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

These threads are fun because I get to visit Yellowcard's wiki page and see that they are still going and have now released seven(!) albums.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

anyway some dude otm about switchfoot as a singles band. i still don't like "meant to live" (and i remember hearing "dare you to move" a lot more and that song is just ugh, "meant to live" in slow motion)

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah "way away" is really good as well imo

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:51 (five years ago) Permalink

And b Debut, you mena major label debut. It was actually their fourth album.

by god, MarkoP, yr right. back catalog, here i come!!! (or maybe not.)

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:15 (five years ago) Permalink

i should've just made this original post about "Wounded", that's the real song we should all be talking about here. it's got like 15 melodic hooks that could each hold together a solid single on their own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTKM4EEfb68

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:17 (five years ago) Permalink

that late-90s-early-00s, absolutely unironic "emotional" post-post-grunge radio-ready pop-rock

i don't know that i've ever loved a song that fit this description

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:37 (five years ago) Permalink

i mean, i like alice in chains' "check my brain", but it's very ironic and retro 70's

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

this is the song that made me go woah, Switchfoot might actually be kind of fun and not all post-grunge slog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4CA36CdJA

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:00 (five years ago) Permalink

"Everlong" is the crown jewel of late-90s-early-00s, absolutely unironic "emotional" post-post-grunge radio-ready pop-rock

TERMAINTOR 2 (some dude), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah i was thinking more on the whiny end of the spectrum than that but that's a good call

caulk the wagon and float it, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:20 (five years ago) Permalink

i like a lot of this shit obv

markers, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:30 (five years ago) Permalink

postgrunge is all that matters

markers, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:31 (five years ago) Permalink

"wounded" is an awesome song with no chorus.

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:02 (five years ago) Permalink

it's just like, pure escalations, from those early shiny curls of guitar to the end where it's all confident walking bombast

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink


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