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the lyrics to "We Are Young" are terrible

Poliopolice, Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:54 (five years ago) Permalink

eh, same goes for a lot of shit i like. they're no more terrible than AC/DC lyrics or whatever. just a lot more earnest. and earnest isn't cool, so...

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 18:09 (five years ago) Permalink

sigh, if only people could get over themselves and appreciate earnest Windows 8 ads.

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 18:16 (five years ago) Permalink

we are young
play your video gaaaames

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Saturday, 14 April 2012 20:15 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm supposed to sneer at music used in ads now? fuck that, i like the stooges.

BEMORE SUPER FABBY (contenderizer), Saturday, 14 April 2012 23:24 (five years ago) Permalink

i'm referring to the ad in the video

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 23:45 (five years ago) Permalink

and i really only sneer at product placement when people flatter themselves with crap like "they're no more terrible than AC/DC lyrics or whatever. just a lot more earnest. and earnest isn't cool, so..."

da croupier, Saturday, 14 April 2012 23:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Someone probably said this already, but the Glee performance of We Are Young is better than the original:

About 3 years ago I sent a couple friends to a Steel Train show in Brooklyn (Steel Train toured with various Daycadence bands for a while, so there's your Fall Out Boy connection) where Jack Antonoff, who was the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist in Steel Train then and is the guitarist in .fun now, did Queen's "Under Pressure" together with Nate.

I'm bringing this up because "Under Pressure" sums up the vibe of fun. - no? Especially at their live shows, where between Nate's histrionic Queen vocals and Jack's... presence (he's not the best singer or composer but he is a great "mood setter") there is so much nervous energy it infects everyone. Once you learn to associate the sound/vocals with that feeling, you learn to love the vocals.

Here's an interview where you can see "nervous energy" in action, also fun.'s great keyboardist who I suspect is like Jamie XX, the person who actually "composes" their music:

In the future of DIY pop music, you only need good vocals and an interesting beat? (And good lyrics. Nate is a very very good lyricist.)

<i>This sounds like The Lion King <3</i>

Dunno how far to credit this but wikipedia sez Steel Train's former lead singer played Young Simba in the Broadway version of The Lion King. So this message... especially with the heart... it's probably from a longtime fan.

hurricane weather (forapper), Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

schwantz, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:48 (three years ago) Permalink

bleachers song is very in the mode of "one foot." kinda into it.

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 21:01 (three years ago) Permalink

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